”Casablanca”, ”Saturday Night Fever” in ”Feel Good Movies” listJanuary 19th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Casablanca, Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction are in the list of ”feel good movies”.
”Casablanca” (1942) is an American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid and featuring Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre.
Set during World War II, it focuses on a man torn between, in the words of one character, love and virtue. He must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her Resistance leader husband escape from the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.
”Saturday Night Fever” is a 1977 film starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a local discotheque.
”Pulp Fiction” is a 1994 film by director Quentin Tarantino, who co wrote the film with Roger Avary. A crime drama with a nonlinear storyline, the film is known for its rich, eclectic dialogue, its ironic mix of humor and violence, and its host of cinematic and pop culture references.
Among others that made it to the list include ”Chariots of Fire”, ”Desperately Seeking Susan” and ”Four Weddings and a Funeral”.
The list has been compiled by the Independent.
The 20 feel good movies are:
1. It’’s A Wonderful life (Frank Capra, 1946) 2. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993) 3. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942) 4. The Full Monty (Peter Cattaneo, 1997) 5. Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson, 1981) 6. Sing As We Go (Basil Dean, 1934) 7. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994) 8. Saturday Night Fever (John Badham, 1977) 9. I Know Where I”m Going!(Powell and Pressburger, 1945) 10. Singin” In The Rain(Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1952) 11. Drifting Clouds(Aki Kaurismaki, 1996) 12. The Straight Story(David Lynch, 1999) 13. Ed Wood (Tim Burton, 1994) 14. Little Miss Sunshine(Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, 2006) 15 .The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (Preston Sturges, 1947) 16. Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman, 1985) 17. Four Weddings and a Funeral(Mike Newell, 1994) 18. The Last Detail(Hal Ashby, 1973) 19. 42nd Street(Lloyd Bacon, 1933) 20. A Hard Day’’s Night(Richard Lester, 1964) (ANI)
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