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Topic: Good movies that require no thinking!

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  1. calmseeker
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    4 December 2019

    Hi Guys,

    Recently watched a movie called '5 Flights Up'. So good, no heavy content, was almost like listening to pleasant jazz music. Decided I need to do this more often.

    Any ideas for more movies that don't require my brain power would be appreciated .

    Think I might go watch ' You've Got Mail' tonight, hoping its mellow.

    CS

  2. romantic_thi3f
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    9 December 2019 in reply to calmseeker

    Hi calmseeker,

    Thanks so much for your post. Sorry you haven't had a reply yet!

    I was having a think about this for a while, and while I can't come up with any movies specifically, I'd probably say any sorts of comedies are generally easy to watch.

    Hopefully this post will at least bump up and you'll get some more specific suggestions! I hope that you enjoyed You've Got Mail - can't go wrong with a good romcom.

    rt

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  3. quirkywords
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    9 December 2019 in reply to calmseeker

    Calmseeker,

    What a great topic, am glad I found it.

    My go to movies are

    Notting Hill

    Good Will Hunting

    Four weddings and a Funeral

    llsa and Fred

    liked 5 flights up.

    Quirky

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  4. calmseeker
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    9 December 2019

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions guys.

    This type of viewing is completely different from my normal choices. I am usually very much into psychological thrillers and have been keen on seeing the recent 'Joker' film but I am totally staying away from this type of content in my present state of mind.

    rt - I did watch 'you've got mail' and thought it was pretty chill. I loved the relaxed New York vibe about the movie and it didn't use much of my brain power so thumbs up for that one!

    Quirky - I haven't seen any of the films you listed and googled them all and I think I will start at the top of your list and work down. Thank you kindly for the suggestions, grateful.

    Calm, peaceful, happy viewing to you all!

    CS.

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  5. SilvaLady
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    9 December 2019 in reply to calmseeker

    Hello,

    I've thought a lot about this over the last few days. Any movie (or most movies) would be involving Robin Williams, he was a good actor/comedian.

    SilvaLady

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  6. romantic_thi3f
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    10 December 2019 in reply to calmseeker

    Hi calmseeker,

    Gosh the contrast between the Joker and You've Got Mail is huge! I'm so glad you enjoyed the movie even though it makes me even more confused about your movie tastes!

    I did think of one other thing and it's called tastedive. It's a website and the idea of the site is that it recommends movies based on what you've seen. For example, the ones recommended from You've Got Mail include Sleepless in Seattle, Must Love Dogs, Serendipity, Kate and Leopold and Somethings' gotta give. I've seen all of these ones and they're all easy viewing. I loved Kate and Leopold too.

    Hope you enjoy all of the movies. Sounds like such a great way to relax and get in some self care time.

    rt

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  7. calmseeker
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    10 December 2019 in reply to romantic_thi3f

    Hi rt,

    I had a giggle at your response to the huge difference between joker and You've Got Mail ! Thanks for making me smile rt, hahaha. The best way I can explain that is that when I am well, my taste in movies are more like 'Joker' and 'Silence of the Lambs" and 'Orphan' just to name a few out of many favourites. But when I am not well, I cannot handle the heavy content and I must watch lighter, calmer things, that's what I am trying to do at the moment, stay right away from those dark concepts.

    Tastedive is an awesome suggestion and I will have a peek tonight. That's exactly what I was looking for rt.

    Funny you mention it, I watched 'Somethings Gotta Give' just last night and I loved it. I even felt semi relaxed which is a new thing for me lately. I went to bed trying to picture myself walking along that beach in front of Diane Keaton's characters beach house. The other thing I loved about that movie, being into décor and interiors, was the stunning Hamptons style beach house where she lives, gorgeous and relaxing!

    CS

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  8. calmseeker
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    10 December 2019 in reply to SilvaLady

    Hi SilvaLady,

    Agreed! Robin Williams was awesome, bless his cotton socks. I think he has quite a few movies which will fill my need for calm and pleasant viewing.

    CS

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    17 December 2019 in reply to calmseeker
    Hi calmseeker,

    For a very sweet, funny mivie with no thinking, you can't go past "What We Did On Our Holiday".

    Also love Robin Willians. Miss him.

    🌻birdy
  10. calmseeker
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    19 December 2019 in reply to Birdy77

    Thank you birdy, 'What We Did On Our Holiday' has been added to my calm me down movie list.

    Watched 'Hampstead' a few night ago, it was nice and slow with lovely scenery.

    CS

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  11. MickRivers
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    5 September 2020

    Hey there,

    My go to movie when I am sick or blue, or any time for that matter is Local Hero.

    Slow paced, often comedic (but very low key) with beautiful Scottish scenery and one of the most underrated soundtracks of all time by Mark Knopfler. Cast includes Burt Lancaster and a young Peter Capaldi.

    Another great one is Michael starring John Travolta.

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  12. smallwolf
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    24 October 2020 in reply to MickRivers

    Movies for me in no order...

    1. Indy Jones (most of them?)
    2. Karate Kid (first one)
    3. Pirates of the Caribbean (first one)

    (These are a far cry from the movies I generally watch)

  13. quirkywords
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    24 October 2020 in reply to smallwolf

    Muriel’s Wedding

    the castle

    sliding doors

  14. Ggrand
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    24 October 2020 in reply to smallwolf

    I love watching Indiana Jones...

    Tonight “Romancing the stone”..Comedy and adventure together like Indiana Jones...

    .

  15. HeatherBlue
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    7 August 2021
    My favourite fun movie is The Boat that Rocked. Fantastic sound track, very funny, great cast. I like the ‘in-jokes’ that the friends share. The characters are impossibly groovy and weirdly are good company.
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    8 August 2021 in reply to HeatherBlue

    Mumma Mia

    Sound of Music

    I love the fun & the singing

  17. smallwolf
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    18 September 2021 in reply to topsy_
    Depends on the mood. But to answer the question I would say... Any Steven Spielberg movie from the 80s.
  18. quirkywords
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    19 September 2021 in reply to smallwolf

    Fiddler on the roof, my big fat greek wedding, any agatha christie movies, An affair to Remember, Ladies in Black,

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