The Best Movie EVER, Makes You Feel GOOD Over & OVER...

@anniepa (27557)
United States
February 17, 2009 1:59pm CST
I've seen many discussions in the movie interest asking what was the best movie ever, the movie that makes you feel good or the movie you could watch over and over again and I've never been able to answer any of those questions with just one movie. However, my memory has now been refreshed and I can unequivocally say my answer is "A Hard Days Night". I'd seen this movie many, many times since its release in 1964 including about a dozen times at my local movie theater when I was 12 years old. I watched it again last night on TV and I suddenly felt like I was a kid again. I'd forgotten the exuberant and carefree feeling this movie had given me! The music, the silliness, the pure happiness The Beatles felt as they performed and interacted with each other that showed through on the screen...it's still there, preserved forever on film. Sure, things were probably not as perfect as it appeared to be between the four lads from Liverpool even back then; we all know of the troubles and tragedies to come in the future. However, in this Four-Star movie they're four young men who love making music and their joy is obvious with every note. The music is timeless - "I Should Have Known Better", "Can't Buy Me Love", "If I Fell", "Tell Me Why"...who can sit still when such classics are playing, who can't smile along with John, Paul, George and Ringo as they perform them? Who ever would have guessed back in 1964 when "Beatlemania" was sweeping the globe making young girls scream and cry at the very sight and sound of their idols that over forty years later they could STILL have the same effect on this 56 year old grandmother? If you've never seen it, please do so as soon as possible. If you have, watch it again and let me know if it still makes you feel so good! Annie
3 people like this
19 responses
@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Annie, I have a few, one is Gone with the Wind. Also I love Men in Black the first one not the 2nd one. Both are very important in making me feel good because much like Scarlett would proclaim. 'As God as my witness I will never go hungry again.' Just so you know, I am on the rewrites of the novels and came across some TARP info. Will let you know more as it goes forward. Ainge
2 people like this
• United States
17 Feb 09
Gone with the Wind is my favorite movie also. I can remember crying after the movie was over when I was a little boy. It made me sad to see the end of the movie where we lost the war and our freedom. Raiders of the Lost Ark also is one of my favorite movies.
@anniepa (27557)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Gone With the Wind is the perfect example of a timeless classic. It was my mother's favorite movie; SHE saw it in the theater when it first came out! Many years later it was re-released and I also had to opportunity to see it in our local theater and I also loved it. Now we have many younger people, like you, Ainge, carrying it into the next generation and I'm sure the next one and so on and so on. It's a movie that haas everything - romance, conflict, history - and the story will never grow old. We can still watch it and put our troubles off to worry about tomorrow, as Scarlett would say! Annie
1 person likes this
• United States
19 Feb 09
Annie, I have shared it with my children as well as Sound of Music and My Fair Lady only to name a few. I may be young in your eyes but my heart is that of the classics. Ainge
1 person likes this
• United States
18 Feb 09
I would say mine would be Gone with the Wind and The Notebook. I absolutely love those movies. Fried Green Tomaotes is a good one too.
1 person likes this
@anniepa (27557)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I've heard so much good about The Notebook but it's another one I still haven't gotten around to watching. It's on my "To Do List" right now. I saw Fried Green Tomatoes years ago but I think I'm going to watch it again soon as well. Annie
• United States
18 Feb 09
oh yes watch the notebook. It is a wonderful love story. I have watched that movie so many times and it still gets to me everytime. I end up with a box of kleenex sitting on the couch with me.
1 person likes this
18 Feb 09
Hmmm....Favourite 'Feel Good' movie ever? That's an interesting question. I'm not a real big fan of those kinds of movies, but I have to say that there are a few here and there that i really enjoy. My absolute favourite would have to be Miracle with Kurt Russell. It's about the 'Miracle on Ice' of the 1980 US Ice Hockey team's amazing victory in the Winter Olympics. Nothing better to make you feel good about being human in my opinion.
1 person likes this
@anniepa (27557)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Gee, what don't you like about feeling good...lol? I don't think I ever saw the movie "Miracle" but I remember the events quite well, as if it were yesterday. That was an amazing victory! Annie
19 Feb 09
I would DEFINITELY recommend it! If you enjoyed the actual events, this movie will be a great watch. Kurt Russell is AMAZING as Herb Brooks and the scenes with actual hockey action are really well done and extremely realistic. It's a MUST watch in my opinion. Thanks for the reply!
1 person likes this
@iriscot (1290)
• United States
17 Feb 09
You probably wouldn't believe at my age, I still enjoy some of the Beatle recordings. My youngest son has their complete collection. He is a collector of CDs, He started collecting records when he was in high school this took place all through college. I don't know what he has done with all of them but today he has a very large rack at least 6x6 feet filled with music CDs. I think one of my favorite movies is "The Natural", it's about a baseball player who lost his way and finally hooks up with a major league team and does his thing. Robert Redgrave stars in it and I tend to like his movies.
1 person likes this
@anniepa (27557)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Sure I believe it! I still enjoy the Beatle's music at my age too! I also loved The Natural. That's another one I haven't seen for a long time that I'd like to watch again now. It's funny about baseball movies, even if someone isn't a baseball fan there are still so many good movies about baseball that are just as good whether you're a huge fan or don't even care for the game. Annie
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
24 Feb 09
I think my current best and feel good movie ever is Macross: Ai Oboete Imasu ka (Do You Remember Love?) Now there are plenty of movies I could keep hitting rewind and play, but this movie tops them all. Its also a good work of art on so many levels. The ending itself mandates several consecutive rewatches. I have the movie in digital format but I saw this movie years ago. It was epic and no not in the netspeak/gamerspeak sense. This movie is an epic. You speak of music in your movie Annie. Mine has some in it too. Nowadays it has a nostalgic feel to it. Sometimes I feel like returning to certain times.
1 person likes this
@anniepa (27557)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I'll have to look for it, Pro, thanks for responding and WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN??!! I think the main reason I love A Hard Day's Night so much now, maybe even more than I did when it was released when I was 12, is that it does take me back and that's due to the music in a big way. It's something how hearing the music from a different era can really take me back to the point where I can even smell the scents from that time! Annie
@angelface23 (2497)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Mine would be Milo and Otis. I know that seems cheesy but I always liked those animal movies and it's just a really cute movie. It's about a cat and a dog who live on a farm and they are best friends and the cat (milo) gets swept away in a wooden box in the river and the dog (otis) has to find him. Milo definatly gets himself into a lot of trouble. At the end they both meet their mates and have puppies and kittens. I don't think they ever make it back to their farm but it ends with them at a farm of some sort. I have a daughter now so I have let her watch it with me a few times this past week.
@anniepa (27557)
• United States
23 Feb 09
I love that movie! It's been several years since I saw it but I could definitely watch it again. Annie
@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I dion''t often watch any movie more than once no matter how wonderful the flick. But one movie I never tire of is ET. It's not even a genre I usually like but I just think it is pure magic. We watch it every Thanksgiving and I never get tired of it.
1 person likes this
@anniepa (27557)
• United States
18 Feb 09
There are several "must see" movies which somehow, for some unknown reason, I've yet to see and I'm embarrassed to say ET is one of them! I'm definitely going to either rent it or find id on TV and record it on my DVR ASAP. Annie
@irishidid (8708)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I love A Hard Days Night and my daughter and I recently rented it to watch. She gained an interest in the Beatles watching Across The Universe which in itself is a great movie. As far as my feel good movie, I'm hard pressed to come up with one. I guess for a newer choice I'd have to say August Rush and Stardust. Older I would say The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
1 person likes this
@anniepa (27557)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Thanks for the recommendation of August Rush. I haven't seen it yet but I've been planning to. I have so many movies recorded on my DVR and there are so many good ones on the various movie channels I have a tough time deciding which ones to choose! Annie
1 person likes this
@bubbletush (1333)
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
i have watched 50 First Dates for so many times i've lost count but every time i watch it, i still feel good. Another favorite is Music and Lyrics. I'm not sure if it's because of Drew Barrymore or it just so happen that both movies are really feel good movies.
@anniepa (27557)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I really enjoyed both of those movies too. Drew Barrymore is one of my favorite romantic comedy stars. She just seems so perfect for those kinds of roles. Annie
@giay0422 (60)
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
"EVER AFTER", its a Cinderella story and it makes me cry everytime I watched it for the nth time. One thing, I like Drew Barrymore that also makes me prefer and feel good about this movie.
1 person likes this
@anniepa (27557)
• United States
23 Feb 09
I've liked every movie I've seen Drew Barrymore in so I'll have to watch this one. I'm not sure how I've managed to miss it so far. Annie
@sampotle (36)
• United States
18 Feb 09
One movie that always puts me in a good mood is 'Devils Rejects', the sequel to 'House of 1000 Corpses'. The characters are compelling and the music is great. If by some chance i am not in the mood for a horror movie i like to put in 'Forbidden Zone', an old movie where Danny Elfman plays satan. Again, the music is wonderful, really easy to sing along to.
1 person likes this
@anniepa (27557)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I must say, those are interesting choices for "feel good" movies...lol! I haven't seen any of them but I'll have to look for them. I enjoy a good horror movie now and then. Annie
• Canada
18 Feb 09
Tokyo Drift always makes me feel excited! I just love the movie because of all the drifting and stuff going on during the night... hot chicks and loads of racing and a pretty cool story line. I cannot wait for the new F&F which is suppose to be comming out soon! I hope they got more muscle cars! I just love racing in general =-D.
1 person likes this
@anniepa (27557)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I haven't seen any of those movies, they're really not my type of movie. I love racing, though. Annie
@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Hey annie! I didn't realize that we were exactly the same age! So of course I have exactly the same fond memories of seeing that movie countless times and enjoying it the same each time I saw it! And it is just as you describe it! I do remember those feelings that I had when I saw them each time and I heard those songs! I still feel that way when I hear the songs even today! They were just so amazing! And as you said the music is timeless! I love that movie! And still do today and when I watch it it takes me back to that time when I was 12 years old! Oh if I only was!
1 person likes this
@anniepa (27557)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Hey, wouldn't it be cool if we could somehow meet and watch it together? I really had forgotten what it felt like to feel young like that! Annie
@smacksman (6072)
17 Feb 09
I love the Beatles as well but from an acting point of view they were better keeping to composing and singing! haha My films? As a musical I like 'Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat' with Donny Osmand in the lead. Timeless and very entertaining. A real foot tapper. 'Love Actually' I watch every Christmas and several times in between. I love the way all the cameos fit together and the 'feel good' factor in the end. Great backing songs as well.
@anniepa (27557)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I must admit I've never heard of the musical you mentioned and I've yet to see Love Actually, although I want to because I've heard it's good. You're right about the Beatles acting talent. A Hard Days Night was still a great film because it didn't depend on the acting so much since they were playing themselves. Annie
@sbeauty (5869)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Ever since I was a little girl I've loved the movie "Pollyanna". Back then I adored Hayley Mills who was just a little older than I was. Now I still think it's a wonderful story and it always makes me feel good. I've probably watched it 100 times, and I'll undoubtedly continue to do so from time to time. It's just such a positive story.
1 person likes this
@anniepa (27557)
• United States
18 Feb 09
That was one of the first movies my mom took me to see when I was very young, as I recall. I haven't seen it since I was a little girl so I'll have to try to find it and watch it again. I think these days with so much bad news all the time it's nice to watch something that just makes you feel good! Annie
@saverio (402)
• India
23 Feb 09
Don't know much about the best movie ever made,but i like to see the movie "10 things i hate about you" starring Heath Leger over and over again.It is a teen movie without too much mussy mussy stuff,great soundtrack and a spectacular performance by Heath Leger.Also love to see the sitcoms "friends" and "scrubs" over and over again...
1 person likes this
@gunagohan (3414)
• India
18 Feb 09
i like the movie broly second coming..this was my favorite movie since my child hood...im a fan of dragon ball z...i like all the movies..but coming to my favourite that i will see it again and again will be "broly second coming"...it was very nice..it tells abt the saiyan warriors(goten and trunks) saving the village from a dinosaur..then beating the broly in his second apperance...gohan,goten and goku fight together to defeat broli..this will be in my memory for ever..my favourite movie... thanx...happy mylotting...
• United States
10 Mar 09
" I Love you Paul!" i really enjoy A Hard Day's Night." If I Fell" is one of my favorite Beatles songs. It is a feel good film for sure/Mine on the other hand, my all time favorite is a revenge/ thriller. It is The Usual Suspects. I love watching it over ans over. it makes me feel great.
• United States
26 Feb 09
For me it's "The Princess Bride" for it's spirit and optimism, and "Raising Arizona" for it's dialogue and whit. Music makes movies great and vice versa.