Feel Good Films
Bridget Jones Diary (and of course The Edge of Reason)
Based on the books by Helen Fielding, Bridget’s endearing character looks for love.
Starring Will Ferrel and Adam McKay, two middle aged men who still live at home are forced to live together when their parents marry.
Monsters, Inc. (and Monsters University)
The power of their city is made from scaring young children at night, but when one child makes the leap into their world Mike and Sulley have to return her. (Fun Fact: also the first film I ever saw in the cinema.)
Two elderly, rich, bored men make a bet that by taking all of one man’s wealth they can force him to turn to crime, and by giving this wealth to a homeless criminal they can change his ways. This plan backfires however when the previously homeless man realises that they were both part of some sick bet, and they are intending to throw him back on the street. The two plot revenge. Starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd.
The History Boys
This film follows the story of a class of boys and their eccentric teachers, as they all attempt to get into either Oxford or Cambridge. The film has an impressive cast including James Corden, Richard Griffiths, Russell Tovey, Domonic Cooper, and Penelope Wilton.
Through this film we are told several stories of love, some of which intertwine, at Christmas time in London. Starring Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Martin Freeman, Joanna Page, Keira Knightly, Alan Rickman and Rowan Atkinson.
Shaun of The Dead
This is one of my favourite films ever. Ever. Shaun and his friend Ed are caught in London in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, and try to save Shaun’s parents, girlfriend, and her friends.
In order to see his children after him and his wife divorce, Daniel (played by the great Robin Williams), pretends to be a nanny so he can spend time with them.
After making a wish on a wish machine to be big so he could ride on the bigger rides at the fair, Josh (played by Tom Hanks) wakes up the next morning to find he is an adult. He’s kicked out of his house after his mum thinks he’s kidnapped her son, and is forced to go into the city to find a job.
Elle decides after being dumped by her boyfriend to get into law school to follow him and win him back. Whilst there though she finds she has an unknown talent for law.