Things aren't so bad: optimistic cinema

A reverse of Darren Carver-Balsiger's list.

Suggestions welcome.

  • The Sound of Music
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Amélie
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Mary Poppins
  • City Lights
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Shine
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Woodstock
  • Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Chariots of Fire
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • King of California
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Groundhog Day
  • Paper Moon
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Spirited Away
  • Yes Man
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • Ponyo
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Shape of Water
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • You Can't Take It with You
  • The Gospel According to Matthew
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Field of Dreams
  • Paddington
  • The Sandlot
  • Big
  • Elf
  • Give It All
  • A Little Princess
  • Cats Don't Dance
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Night at the Museum
  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • The Kid
  • Our Hospitality
  • The Gold Rush
  • Horse Feathers
  • My Man Godfrey
  • Modern Times
  • Grand Illusion
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • Artists and Models
  • Marty
  • The Girl Can't Help It
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Rio Bravo
  • A Woman Is a Woman
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Harold and Maude
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • The Gods Must Be Crazy
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Hairspray
  • A Grand Day Out
  • Joe Versus the Volcano
  • Porco Rosso
  • The Wrong Trousers
  • The Hudsucker Proxy
  • Matilda
  • Paulie
  • Pleasantville
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Team America: World Police
  • Hairspray
  • WALL·E
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • When Marnie Was There
  • Elle
  • Brigsby Bear
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Curious George
  • The Emperor's New Groove
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story 3
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  • The Straight Story
  • The Doll
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Clueless
  • The Artist
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • Hearts Beat Loud