On days like today, when it is windy and rainy outside I like to go into hibernation mode and settle in front of the TV. A movie marathon is one of my favourite things to do on a quiet weekend, whether it is a series of fashionable films, gushing over my movie idols, swooning over the likes of Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis, or my go-to five movies that totally cheer me up. Today with the weather being so miserable I need films that make me smile.
Billed as a ‘screwball comedy’ and I couldn’t agree more but it is because of the craziness of this film and the chemistry between Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell that makes it one of my favourites. If you haven’t seen it, shame on you, download it now – basically Goldie is a pampered socialite who loses her memory, Kurt’s character decides she will make a great mum to his kids – hilarity follows!!!
2. Sweet Home Alabama
This film for me is a combination of loving Reese Witherspoon, finding Josh Lucas hot, and the Southern location. Every time I watch this movie I love her hair cut short that it makes me consider chopping off my locks, well for a second, the gorgeous setting makes me want to book a holiday to Alabama, and I always say to my boyfriend we need some cool vases like that for our house, which always gets the same eye-roll!
3. High Society
Well there had to be one musical in the mix, it was hard to choose between Singing In The Rain and this, but I just love the chemistry between Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby. As well as making me smile, I love the very drunk/hungover Tracy played by Grace, I just adore her wardrobe, but most of all I love singing along with Sinatra and Celeste Holm when they ask ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionnaire’ – all together now “I don’t”.
This is Robin Williams at his very best, he literally makes me laugh non-stop, but the moment I love the most in this film is when the butler puts shoes on – seriously hilarious that I have been known to rewind it and play it again. This film, like with Blue Brothers, which would have made it in the top 5 if I could have found the DVD, reminds me of afternoons with my mum as we both love these movies. If you watch this film and don’t laugh I just don’t think we can be friends!!!
5. Coyote Ugly
Just writing the title is making me sing ‘Can’t Fight The Moonlight’ – this movie has everything I love a hint of comedy, romance, and someone to swoon over Adam Garcia. Plus I can’t be the only one who wanted to be a Coyote Ugly so they could dance on the bar. Also every time I watch I forget that Tyra Banks is in it and I wonder why Piper Perabo didn’t make it huge as I love her in this flick.
After more suggestions? Well, I also love Blues Brothers, Some Like It Hot, Sister Act, Knight and Day – who knew Tom Cruise was so funny, and basically anything with Goldie Hawn, I love The Out-of-Towners, HouseSitter and Bird on a Wire with a young Mel Gibson.
I am always on the look out for more films to add to the marathon – so why not leave me a comment below with your favourite films that make you smile?