My first thoughts were to just pull together a top five, but then I decided that it might be more fun to try to think of some slightly less obvious choices. These aren't obscure films, but hopefully this will give you some new ideas or remind you of old favourites! Because I wanted to write a bit about each one, I narrowed it down to a top three.
When my sister and I were younger and simultaneously ill with flu, my parents brought Young Frakenstein home. We laughed so hard and watched it repeatedly. This Mel Brooks comedy is lovingly shot in black and white (old stylee- with an old style preview too) and has some great gags in it- we even referenced it in the form of a special groomsmen dance at my sister's wedding!
Sticking to childhood memories, one of my favourite musicals that made me feel warm and fuzzy was Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Set in the wilds of Oregon (where I'm from!) we've got great songs, fabulous dancing, awesome acrobatics, slightly dubious plots for getting a bride and dresses that look like quilts (that last one still blows my mind- I want a quilt dress!).
Sometimes, you just need something a bit weepy and stunning, and that's where The Fall comes in. I'd seen this advertised on a few DVD previews (retro, right?) and decided that because Lee Pace is so lovely, I really ought to watch it. This has got adventure, sumptuous costumes and locations, a beautiful story and engaging characters. I say it's weepy, but not to the point of making you feel mopey and it's very beautiful and very sweet.
I hope at least one of these sparks your interest, happy watching! Kit
Thanks Kit for sharing your go-to list for films! I hope you all visit Kit's wonderful blog and show her some love! xoxo, Kayleigh