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Favorite Movie to watch when your depressed

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Anything that's not weepy, but comdies are best. Or musicals--"Singin in the Rain usually does the trick, or "Adam's Rib" or "A Foriegn Affair" or any over-the-top Bette Davis, regardless of whether it's weepy or not. LOL

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Anything with Cary Grant (comedy - His Girl Friday, anything with Irene Dunne) and Alfred Hitchcock...my problems don't amount to much when I watch intrigue-type - innocent person trying to find the guilty party movies.

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i could not agree more with...HepburnFun08...I love the marx brothers and abbott&costello...also i like the three short movies [the ones that where fifteen minutes long] and the laurel and hardy..movies or there shorts...

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I like to set up an afternoon like it was an old movie day. Watch a Laurel & Hardy short or two. Maybe a short comedy or western and then a BIG picture like "Guns Of Navarone", "Bridge On The River Kwai", "The Big Country",etc. Something to get lost in.

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Movieman1957 I like the way you set up your movie day . It is kind of like the way it used to be in the old movie theaters with a news reel , then a short comedy and then a double feature. Nice.

Over the winter or on rainy days I like to set up on the couch with a cup of hot coa coa or tea and watch "catagory" movies. For example a John Wayne day or a War movie day ..whatever the case may be. However when I am sad/ depressed the movies that make me feel good are usually what I'll play such as It's A Wonderful Life (feel good movie) , Blazing Saddles (makes me laugh), History of The World Part 1 (funny as heck), Kelly's Heroes and Spaceballs

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I like food, so as long as I can feed my face when I'm hungry, there is no

reason for me to ever be depressed - besides, anytime I think I have a reason

to be depressed, the evening news reminds me that I don't even know what depressed

is, so I get over even thinking about being depressed.

 

So, while I'm counting my blessings, one of them I count is my access to my

all-time favorite movie, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World", and, once I watch

that, all's right with world, including the evening news!

 

Have a good one!

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There is a few movies I like when I am sad Sabrina (Bogie Hepburn) version.

The Quiet man and I Love Lucy Reruns the ones where Desie and Lucy go to Hollywood and Lucy gets into all kinds of trouble with the stars.My favorite when she meets John Wayne.

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The Quiet Man or a number of noirs.I know noirs are usually down beat,but why not watch something you like.Most,of my favorite,nors have excellent writing and a political/social outlook(somewhat left)that I agree with.

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> if you watch Johnny To's RUNNING ON KARMA (2003), the

> scene near the end was supposedly shot around the

> spot where Leslie jumped. A few local critics pointed

> this out to be his tribute to Leslie Cheung (i.e. not

> just by location, but also how it relates to the

> story at that particular point of the film).

>

> in terms of Leslie's career, he passed away after a

> few attempts to revive his popularity. It was a good

> effort, but compared to his peak during the late

> 1980's and early 1990's, it wasn't anywhere close...

> that said, the entertainment scene in Hong Kong is no

> longer the same, and no one today has that kind of

> star power like Chow Yun-fat, Leslie, and Anita Mui

> did 15 years ago... Chow remains a superstar bc he

> rarely makes movies in Asia now, and that allows his

> status as local hero to remain bc his peak

> performances can continue to be the body of works

> locals relish and remember him by. Tony Leung gets

> the world-class awards for films like IN THE MOOD FOR

> LOVE and CITY OF SADNESS, but he also makes

> forgettable films in between. The bad ones dilute

> their unforgettable performances and separate them

> from those who don't do as much nowadays.

>

> The only exception to the above would probably be

> Stephen Chow, but he pretty much has full control of

> his films as co-director... and he does well enough

> to not have to make more than 1 film every 2 years so

> he can have time to ride his mtn bike around central

> at night... aspiring starlets also keep him busy

> enough.

 

....Glad to have this confirmed. I watch IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE....it is so bittersweet. Mad crush on Tony Leung, who seems exactly captured in the early 60's for me........

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> How about On The Town... New York New York it's a

> wonderful town. It has to be my favorite musical.

> I'm also a sucker for romantic comedies from the

> 50's and 60's they make me warm all over!

 

I also love New York New York It's a wonderful town!!! But this is going to sound really crazy when I get depressed I love to have a good cry and watch movies like "The Way We Were" and the good old musical "South Pacific"

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"Harvey". Spending time with Elwood P. Dowd helps restore perspective for me.

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Any of the good old classics. I thought that's why they're there. You can get lost in them and in another time.

 

Best Years of Our Lives is great for that.

 

Ditto Mr. Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse.

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Anything with Rudolph Valentino. Seeing his handsome face puts a smile on my face. Red Skelton is great to watch when Im depressed.Like "I Dood It" "Du Barry Was a Lady" He makes me laugh as well as Laurel & Hardy. :)

I also love to watch musicals. Summer Stock, Babes in Arms, On the Town, Top Hat, and Anchors Aweigh. I actually get up and dance. HAHAHA! :D

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I would choose the Marx Brothers' classic Duck Soup (1933). How can anyone not smile when listening to dialogue like this?

 

Rufus: Not that I care, but where is your husband?

Mrs. Teasdale: Why, he?s dead.

Rufus: I bet he?s just using that as an excuse.

Mrs. Teasdale: I was with him to the very end.

Rufus: No wonder he passed away.

Mrs. Teasdale: I held him in my arms and kissed him.

Rufus: Oh, I see, then it was murder. Will you marry me? Did he leave you any money? Answer the second question first.

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It would just have to be The Adventures Of Robin Hood for me. It's pure magic. No matter how depressed I am, or how dark a place I'm in, that movie always makes me smile, laugh, and feel good. The effect lasts all day. If that isn't magic, I don't know what is. :-)

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I have had a rough time this week, to say the least...

 

I have just been to the library, and am hoping "Sullivan's Travels" will keep the black dog away.

 

I'll let you know how things work out...

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Whenever, I am depressed or down I watch Garbo. And, it is usually either The Single Standard or Romance (Deng, I wish Gary Cooper had gotten the part instead of Gavin Gordon).

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I'm watching it right now on FMC. It's Young Frankenstein. When I saw it at the movies when it first came out, I was laughing when no one else was. I guess I was seeing the jokes that most people don't see until their third or fourth viewing.

 

CharlieT

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Well, I don't know about anyone else but when I'm feeling a little down I like to watch something light and carefree like the old Road movies with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope or any of the Doris Day movies,she can lift anyone up right away.

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Seven Seas to Calais (1962)

Hot Millions (1968)

Kelly's Heroes (1970)

 

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