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Feeling alive movies

It’s not about the happy-ever-after ending. It’s simply about the humor and the energy; the vibe of lightness in you that you get after watching these movies that makes you feel alive.

. Amélie poulain (2001)

Amelie, an innocent and naive girl living in Paris, with her own sense of justice decides to change the world by changing the lives of the people she knows. Not only is this movie very charming and fun, but it also reminds you that beauty can be found in the most mundane places of all.

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The cinematic style is original and creative in its own way, and Audrey Tatou’s performance is just lovely (is it mostly because of her irresistible wide-eyed look though?)

. Whatever works (2009)

Woody Allen comedy can’t be taken for granted. Whatever works is a very light and amusing movie about an eccentric new yorker who abandons his upper classs life to lead a more bohemian existence. He them meets a young girl from the south but doesn’t seem to get along with her family.

What draws you in is the funnily unpleaseant and cynical protagonist played by Larry David, the inevitable funny script, and the crazy clichés and stereotypes which are the best to say for Woody Allen to say what he wants to say.

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And although, the protagonist confesses to the audience that “this is not the feel-good movie of the year”, well it is at least for me. To sum up, Whatever works works.

. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

The Hoovers are not a family like any other. Each of them has aspirations and personalities that come out as pretty unusual. And little Olive, played by the sweetest Abigail Breslin has only one ambition : to become a beauty queen. The family then heads to Redondo Beach, California so that Olive can participate in a beauty pageant called “Little Miss Sunshine”. This is the beginning of an exciting adventure with a yellow van in pretty bad shape, and with people who “pretend to be normal”.

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Why is it a feel-good movie? Because it shows that life is full of surprises. A humanist message that will not leave you indifferent.

. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

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Wes Anderson’s latest film produces a light-hearted, yet cinematically impressive experience for the viewers. It has a perfect cast including Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and Tony Revolori among many other talented actors.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel is the kind of movie that you can watch without having to worry about some complex riddles or meanings. It is the kind of movie that is quirky, made for a good laugh and for an enjoyable entertaining cinematographic experience.

Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

This one easily makes the list, with Colin Firth’s English charm and Hugh Grant’s insufferable quirk. This is the typical chic-flic but it’s so cute and funny that you can watch it whenever and wherever you want with whomever you want !

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ania.

It definitely cheers you up during your ups and downs but most of all, it is a movie you can relate to with the one and only 30-year-old Bridget Jones that countless women can identify with because of her funnily unlucky stories and bad choices in life. This movie is also great because it encourages you to embrace the person you are. Love yourselves girls!

ania.

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