Shopping for affordable kitchen appliances in the Philippines can sometimes render anyone exhausted, especially with the horrendous traffic. Once you get home, all you’ll probably want to do is take a long, hot shower and lie in bed until tomorrow morning. Why not watch a movie? There are many feel good movies out there that’ll leave you smiling at the credits. Here are some of those movies:
The Shawshank Redemption
Director: Frank Darabont
Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
This movie is considered as one of the greatest movies of all time, despite failing at the box office. It received critical praise and received seven Academy Award Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (Morgan Freeman), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Original Score. It didn’t win any of it, though.
At first, it’s a gloomy prison. A banker (Robbins), who is accused of murder, is sentenced to life in prison in Shawshank State Penitentiary. He befriends another inmate played by Morgan Freeman. Various things happen in the movie that would give you hope one minute, then make you cringe in your seat the next. Once the truth is revealed to you by the end of the film, you’ll be crying tears of joy.
Director: Robert Luketic
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson
Elle Woods (Witherspoon) is a fashion student who enters Harvard Law School with the goal of impressing her boyfriend who had just dumped her, Warner, the son of a governor. Elle might seem like an airhead, but she knows what she wants. Events following her enrollment in Harvard makes her stand her ground and prove to everyone and herself that she can do whatever she sets her mind to. This will give you a feeling that you can succeed at whatever you set your mind to as well!
The Devil Wears Prada
Director: David Frankel
Starring: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
This film is in this list because honestly, who couldn’t relate to Andy Sachs (Hathaway)? Andy is a fresh grad with dreams of becoming a journalist, but ends up as a personal assistant to Miranda Priestly (Streep), the infamous editor of Runway. The job is far from what she wants to actually do but she perseveres. Follow her through her misadventures, ups, and downs as a new grad struggling with her first job. You’ll be smiling with joy at the end, when Andy finally gets the courage to pursue her dreams.
Director: Frank Coraci
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
This one didn’t receive critical praise, but it’s a good movie nonetheless. Wouldn’t it be amazing to get a chance to do something over? That’s what happens to Michael Newman (Sandler), who receives a universal remote that can actually control time. You’ll see what kind of things greed and career obsession can do to a person and their family. This will actually make you think twice about your priorities, but feel good about how Newman got his life together in the end.
Lie down, open your television, (maybe make a mug (or two) of hot chocolate) and enjoy the movies mentioned above. You need downtime, too!