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What movies make you feel really good or nostalgic?

For me, I love watching movies like "The Goonies" and "Stand By Me". I love the small towns in them, and it makes me think about childhood and actually playing outdoors with friends when I used to ride bikes, go on fun adventures and just generally be a kid and pretty much just care-free. 

I also love watching the movies "The Mummy" and "Jurassic Park". I was obsessed with both when I was younger and re-watching them just makes me feel good. 

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Old Disney movies! The Fox and the Hound, Homeward Bound (I even bought the VHS tape to watch recently) and today I’m going to see the new Lion King 😁

Stand by me is also another one that is nostalgic for me for the reasons you’ve listed, along with The Sandlot - I used to play a lot of sandlot baseball as a kid, so the memories are great. 

I’d recommend watching the movie “The Mid 90s” for all the 90s skaters out there. It was a good time to be a hoodlum ✌️

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I agree with the Garfield Christmas Special plus the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Charlie Brown Halloween because my mom would always put them on. They remind of the Fall when everything gets nice, cooler and the leaves change.

The Harry Potter movies and Pirates of the Caribbean series movies also make me feel like that because I watched them so much as a kid they bring back childhood memories.

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Well my favorite one shot movie is Of Mice and Men. It was such a touching story, and it brought home some good points.

In terms of anime films the title would certainly by tied between Pokemon the Power of One, and the 4th Inuyasha film.

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8 hours ago, Banri said:

For me it would be the Garfield Christmas Special from 1987 and Tom and Jerry - The Movie from 1992.

 

 

Forgot about these, these are great! 

1 hour ago, ArchieKun said:

In terms of anime films the title would certainly by tied between Pokemon the Power of One, and the 4th Inuyasha film.

I love that Inuyasha film. Inuyasha overall as an anime gives me that feeling. 

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I'd say the movies that make me feel the most nostalgic are:

 

1. Aristocats (1970)

This was always one of my favourite movies as a kid and I still just absolutely love it today. The art is beautiful, the music is just wonderful, the characters are just absolutely charming and the story is incredibly fun.

 

2. Treasure Planet (2002)

This was definitely another one of my absolute favourite movies growing up because it was such an original concept with breathtaking art and an intense plot! I also feel like I had/have a strange "I-can-relate" view towards Jim even though my life is pretty much the opposite of his ... I'm still not totally sure why, he's just a very relatable character to me and I can sympathies with him a lot.

 

3. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

I really loved these old Disney movies when I was younger and Atlantis had that original feel about it as well which I loved. Again, the art for this movie was also beautiful and, having re-watched it recently, I can say that I still love it and the characters. 

 

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4. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

I haven't seen this movie in a while but I remember watching it multiple times when I was younger and crying every time. It's such a beautiful, heart wrenching tale that was like nothing I'd ever seen before (it was the first ever animated Japanese film I'd ever seen at the time) and I absolutely loved it even though it made me so incredibly sad. 

 


Some movies that make me feel good are:

 

1. Donnie Darko (2001)

I have to say this is my favourite movie of all time (I just love everything about it, honestly) and it makes me feel weirdly "seen" due to the fact that I feel like Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal), especially in the therapy scenes, captures some of the exact same expressions and mannerism I displayed during my therapy sessions as well ... especially the nervous, crooked half smile that's barely there but somehow still very noticeable because it's just hardly keeping back tears.  I also liked seeing a character who expressed resentment and disgust with those around him quite often and who was downright apathetic at points due to his different views on things but was still caring and sweet too. It was just absolutely wonderful to see a character I could look at and say, "He's like me." at times because, although his issues are (obviously) completely different than mine, I felt like I was seeing an honest portrayal of things I've felt for a long time ... 

I also just love the absolutely creepy and unsettling tone that always transitions so seamlessly into the film at every turn. The music used for these scenes is absolutely wonderful and enhances each scene so beautifully. I also just adore how the movie screws with your mind, unsettles you and makes you laugh so easily ... it's just such a beautiful film to watch that it always makes me feel good and I have so many quotes from it that I don't think I'll ever quite forget.

 

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2. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) + Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

Honestly, I'm not really one for comedy movies and usually find them quite boring, predictable and over-saturated with jokes I've heard a million times before. However, I do have to say that for some reason I absolutely adored these movies. Having watched them quite recently with a friend of mine who'd told me they were great I went into them expecting nothing that special (however, I knew I was at least going to like them a little bit since I absolutely adore Keanu Reeves) but, quite shockingly, I found them genuinely entertaining and they had me laughing harder than I've laughed in a good long while.  Now, usually I hate movies that have little logic and are just full of jokes to make up for it but alas, the complete lack of any logic whatsoever within these films made me love them that much more, which surprised even me. In the end, these movies were an absolute joy to watch and had me laughing even after they were done so I definitely have to put them on my list of movies that make me feel good since it's so rare for any comedy movies to do little more than make me exhale in a somewhat humored manner. 

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10 hours ago, ItsSammy said:

2. Treasure Planet (2002)

This was definitely another one of my absolute favourite movies growing up because it was such an original concept with breathtaking art and an intense plot! I also feel like I had/have a strange "I-can-relate" view towards Jim even though my life is pretty much the opposite of his ... I'm still not totally sure why, he's just a very relatable character to me and I can sympathies with him a lot.

 

3. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

I really loved these old Disney movies when I was younger and Atlantis had that original feel about it as well which I loved. Again, the art for this movie was also beautiful and, having re-watched it recently, I can say that I still love it and the characters. 

I forgot about these two! I remember watching these 2 as a kid and these were great too. 

That also reminds me of the movie The Road to El Dorado, the 2000 cartoon movie. I loved watching that and makes me feel nostalgic and gives me that feel-good vibe after watching it every time :3

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Well, growing up in the '90s, there is way too many nostalgic inducing movies to name. But, for whatever reason, the first names that popped into my head were pretty much anything with sylvester stallone and arnold schwarzenegger. Especially ones like True Lies that also have that comedy factor. My dad used to watch them all the time and I guess it just reminds me of watching them with him. 

Way to provoke thought there @Asuna Yuki! Just typing this out kinda gave me the feels, lol(I think I used that right?).

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14 minutes ago, Nono said:

But, for whatever reason, the first names that popped into my head were pretty much anything with sylvester stallone and arnold schwarzenegger.

Oh! I loved some of the Arnie movies too, like Terminator which I think most people have seen that one lol. I remember watching that as a kid though and getting scared for some reason xD So that like brings back the scary feels of childhood lolz. 

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God you guys are killing me here. I'm a slave to nostalgia. I've always been a very nostalgic person. Especially dealing with early 2000's late 90's. 😭

 

Anyway for me it would be ALL the Disney films, Free Willy, The Mighty ducks, Home Alone, Blank Check, Honey I shrunk the kids, Spy Kids movies, Holes, Homeward Bound, The Charlie Brown movies, Rugrats go to Paris, MANY of the Robin Williams movies like Ms.Doubtfire or Jumanji, Space Jam, Like Mike, The Wizard of Oz(even though this. movie isn't a 90's flick)

 

God don't get me started on nostalgia. I'll go back. XD

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1 minute ago, Crevanille said:

Anyway for me it would be ALL the Disney films, Free Willy, The Mighty ducks, Home Alone, Blank Check, Honey I shrunk the kids, Spy Kids movies, Holes, Homeward Bound, The Charlie Brown movies, Rugrats go to Paris, MANY of the Robin Williams movies like Ms.Doubtfire or Jumanji, Space Jam, Like Mike, The Wizard of Oz.

Omgosh you just listed so many good ones here 💜 I loved Free Willy, Home Alone, Blank Check, Homeward Bound and Jumanji ❤️❤️❤️ I watched the new Jumanji movie and it just wasn't as good as that first one ;C Free Willy was one of those movies I watched on repeat as a kid lol. 

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1 minute ago, Asuna Yuki said:

Omgosh you just listed so many good ones here 💜 I loved Free Willy, Home Alone, Blank Check, Homeward Bound and Jumanji ❤️❤️❤️ I watched the new Jumanji movie and it just wasn't as good as that first one ;C Free Willy was one of those movies I watched on repeat as a kid lol. 

Aaaaagh!!! I'm a slave to nostalgia! I love that I grew up in the 90's. 😁

I just remember so many of them because they were really dear to my heart as a kid. 😁

If we're on the subject of nostalgia, I could go on forever. Actually I listed a bunch of 90's early 2000's cartoon in one of the threads. Nostalgia is a blessing and a curse. 😭

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11 minutes ago, Crevanille said:

Aaaaagh!!! I'm a slave to nostalgia! I love that I grew up in the 90's. 😁

I just remember so many of them because they were really dear to my heart as a kid. 😁

If we're on the subject of nostalgia, I could go on forever. Actually I listed a bunch of 90's early 2000's cartoon in one of the threads. Nostalgia is a blessing and a curse. 😭

I love thinking back to old movies, and watching all the movies from my childhood ^^

I forgot about - The Matrix, Titantic, The Sixth Sense, And the Blair Witch Project. I remember when everyone thought the Blair Witch Project was real xD

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9 minutes ago, Serge heartless said:

Army of Darkness, its just a classic over the top movie. If you haven't watched this movie your life isn't complete. 

Phantasm, just a good horror movie. And I'm just a fan of horror movies. 

Phantasm is a good movie :D

6 minutes ago, Crevanille said:

I never forgot the matrix films!!! And Titanic!! AND the 6th sense! God guys I'm dying here! 😭<span>

Have you ever checked into the 90s groups on Facebook? One of the only reasons I read posts on FB is because they are alwaysssss posting 80s-90s nostalgic shows and movies and items that I totally forgot about it and I love the reminders.

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8 hours ago, Asuna Yuki said:

Phantasm is a good movie :D

Have you ever checked into the 90s groups on Facebook? One of the only reasons I read posts on FB is because they are alwaysssss posting 80s-90s nostalgic shows and movies and items that I totally forgot about it and I love the reminders.

Nah. I'm not a real big fan of Facebook and i kinda already know about many 90's and early 2000's gems that most have already forgotten about. 

 

7 hours ago, Kazuto Kirigaya said:

Oh wow, reading all these classics is bringing back so many memories, it's making me feel old 😂

 

Sigh. I feel ya pal. Your not kidding. It was 16 years ago that i was in elementary school. Kinda hard to believe time has passed by to such an extent. I hate it honestly. I've never been one to embrace change easily so I hold on to memories that I cherish from when I was a kid. It makes it easier for me to cope in this new world where everything is just different. I still have my sailor moon plush dolls and blanket. Still download old cartoons like Pepper Ann or Medabots on my laptop just to get a glimpse of the past. Its never the same though.

 

Oh and Mean girls. Lindsay Lohan was awesome back then.

 

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7 hours ago, Crevanille said:

Nah. I'm not a real big fan of Facebook and i kinda already know about many 90's and early 2000's gems that most have already forgotten about. 

 

 

Sigh. I feel ya pal. Your not kidding. It was 16 years ago that i was in elementary school. Kinda hard to believe time has passed by to such an extent. I hate it honestly. I've never been one to embrace change easily so I hold on to memories that I cherish from when I was a kid. It makes it easier for me to cope in this new world where everything is just different. I still have my sailor moon plush dolls and blanket. Still download old cartoons like Pepper Ann or Medabots on my laptop just to get a glimpse of the past. Its never the same though.

 

Oh and Mean girls. Lindsay Lohan was awesome back then.

 

Ahhh pepper Ann and recess!!

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