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Uplifting classic films and films with happy endings


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Hi everyone,

 

I was wondering what you guys would consider to be your favorite classic films (pre-1970) that are uplifting in theme and/or story/message. Also, you can include films that have generally happy/uplifting endings too. I want to keep this thread centered around films that preferably make your life better by viewing them and/or that are able to cheer you up. I'll start:

 

-Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

-Love Affair

-The Enchanted Cottage

-The Guilt of Janet Ames

-The Farmers Daughter

 

So what abouy you guys?

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I take what you mean, a cheery, the protagonists win-antagonists lose type of ending and not necessarily redemptive ending, then I would suggest:

 

Adventures of Robin Hood

Sabrina

Alice Adams

Quality Street

The More the Merrier

A Letter to Three Wives

Going My Way

Stagecoach

Miracle on 34th Street

The Farmer's Daughter

Snow White

Cinderella

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I find it difficult to separate story from storytelling in that a wonderful story will seem to me to be mediocre if presented poorly and a nothing story can seem to me to be wonderful if presented grandly. An example of this is: *The Prisoner of Zenda.* The Ronald Colman version fills me with awe and lifts my spirits while I find the Stewart Granger version to be banal and contrived.

 

These are some of the movies which go beyond being funny or heartwarming and which I feel my soul is lighter and brighter for a long time after I have watched them:

 

Camelot (1967)

Cluny Brown (1946)

Death Takes a Holiday (1934)

The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Hide-Out (1934)

How to Steal a Million (1966)

If I Were King (1938)

Indiscreet (1958)

Jewel Robbery (1932)

The Lady Eve (1941)

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929)

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)

Love In The Afternoon (1957)

A Man and a Woman (1966)

Moscow Laughs (1934)

My Life With Caroline (1941)

Petticoat Fever (1936)

The Prisoner Of Zenda (1937)

Raffles (1930)

Sabrina (1954)

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935)

Sweet November (1968)

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

Tovarich (1937)

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