Post by CG on the loose on Aug 4, 2017 14:15:30 GMT
Many already mentioned, but: - Pretty Woman - Dirty Dancing - The Princess Bride - The Breakfast Club - Pretty in Pink - Casablanca - African Queen - The Jungle Book (1967) - High Society - Guys and Dolls ...
If 'old' can mean anything not current then my 'comfort food' films would at least include:
The Devil Wears Prada Close Encounters of the Third Kind A Matter of Life & Death 2001: A Space Odyssey (which may not seem a very 'chill-out' choice but it works for me!) Lost In Translation North by Northwest Groundhog Day Galaxy Quest
Local Hero was mentioned above, I agree with that, but only hesitate slightly as at the end it stops being 100% a chill-out film and makes me feel sad. Likewise, Roman Holiday. A great, beautiful, fun film but I always blub at the end. The press conference is one of the most astonishing scenes in any film.
One I really hesitate to mention, because of its subject matter, is Conspiracy, the TV film about the Wansee Conference. Not obvious chill-out material of course, but I find it a fascinating depiction of tensions and power games among the men around that table, making that horrifying decision. I've done a lot of reading-up and research on the conference and a few years ago I was watching that film on a weekly basis and I still never tire of it. For me it's probably Brananagan and Firth's finest moment.
I'm interested to see Pretty Woman on your list theatremonkey.com. I've always thought of it as very much a women's film.
Other than that I'm afraid I can't contribute much to this thread as I don't comfort-watch films. When I want comfort I always turn to books. I suppose if I was stuck on a desert island with no access to any books but only to films then I'd resort to Fred & Ginger.