Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday Thirteen - Feel Good Movies

My partner brought up the idea of listing thirteen movies that always brighten my mood. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it turned out to be.

1. Young Frankenstein - endlessly quotable and forever a favorite

2. Top Secret! - a spoof that barely edged out the classic, darker flick, Kelly's Heroes

3. Clerks II - not really better than the original but I made myself choose one of the two

4. Best in show - Catherine O'Hara is just one brilliant comedic star in this

5. Sean of the Dead - genius

6. Joe's Apartment - roaches are actually cute in this outrageous romp

7. Real Genius - another Val Kilmer project, in it he stole every scene

8. Heathers - dark, dramatic, deliciously funny; a must see

9. Beetlejuice - makes me want a haunted house

10. Willow - while very different, this edged out Napoleon Dynamite on my list

11. Dark City - the surprise ending still blows me away

12. Cousins - the love story never fails to put a smile on my face

13. Dodgeball - this was the best part of the vacation during which I first saw it!


  1. Grin. I like your movies choices. Happy TT!

  2. I like numbers 1, 7, 9 and 10--have all four of them on video. I absolutely HATED number 8.

  3. Love Sean of the Dead, Real Genius and Willow!


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  4. I love Sean of the Dead. I've seen it half a dozen times where I rarely watch a movie more than once.

  5. You've picked a couple of my faves! Top Secret! and Willow. Hm, I feel a Val Kilmer glom coming on.

  6. I LOVE Young Frankenstein
    Ohhhhhhhh sweet mystery of love at last I've found you......

  7. Nice list! I really like #1, 9, 10 and 11.

  8. I'm going to have to watch Willow. I've heard it mentioned here and there more than a few times.
    Great feel good post. Just what I needed. Happy T13!

  9. Four of those are among my favorites. I haven't seen the others, but I'll be checking out most of them. Great idea for a list!


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