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  • What was your favourite happy ending film?

    According to a poll conducted by RIAS, an insurer for over 50s, the UK’s favourite happy ending film of all time is the classic It’s a Wonderful Life with James Stewart.

    It’s a Wonderful Life is the ultimate ‘feel good’ film directed by Frank Capra and has been a firm favourite of critics and fans since its release. This high-spirited Christmas tale stars the unforgettable James Stewart as George Bailey, the man who receives the greatest Christmas gift of all.

    Also in the top ten were classics including Grease, a firm favourite with the young of today, even though it was made nearly 30 years ago and The Sound of Music (1965) also proved to be much-loved classic, despite modern big budget, high technology offerings including Shrek vying for our affections.

    The nation’s top 10 happy ending films are:

    1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
    2. Pretty Woman (1990)
    3. Dirty Dancing (1987)
    4. The Sound of Music (1965)
    5. Shrek (2001)
    6. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    7. Grease (1978)
    8. ET (1982)
    9. Love Actually (2003)
    10. Ghost (1990)

    Janet Connor, managing director of RIAS, comments: “We all love the feel-good factor that we get from watching films that have happy endings and this seems to be equally true of both men and women, young and old alike, across the country, as evidenced by our survey results."

    Anything you like to add to the list?
    "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
    Ernest Hemingway.

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  • #2
    Eeww too much cheesy films on that list

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Boonierat View Post
      Eeww too much cheesy films on that list
      But Boonie!!!! I thought the French liked cheese.

      Sorry, I couldn't pass that up,

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      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Boonierat View Post
        Eeww too much cheesy films on that list
        QFT.
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        • #5
          The Shawshank Redemption is the only film on the list that I've watched more than once. Other than Sound of Music and ET I haven't even seen the rest.

          HP
          "Ask not what your country can do for you"

          Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

          you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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          • #6
            Any James Bond film, James always gets a happy ending!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PzKfwBob View Post
              Any James Bond film, James always gets a happy ending!!
              Not in On Her Majestry's Secret Service.
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              • #8
                I'll watch Shawshank every time it's on. It's a beautiful story, hopeful.

                My next favorite on the list: Love Actually. Everyone finds love in that story, but it's not all tied up pretty, and it's not all male/female type love either. It's the love of a best friend, the love that makes you sacrifice for another, unrequited love...etc. Good stuff.

                I always feel good after watching those movies.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dolley View Post
                  I'll watch Shawshank every time it's on. It's a beautiful story, hopeful.

                  My next favorite on the list: Love Actually. Everyone finds love in that story, but it's not all tied up pretty, and it's not all male/female type love either. It's the love of a best friend, the love that makes you sacrifice for another, unrequited love...etc. Good stuff.

                  I always feel good after watching those movies.
                  Thanks mate, well done!
                  "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
                  Ernest Hemingway.

                  "The more I learn about people, The more I love my dog".
                  Mark Twain.

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                  • #10
                    1) Babe
                    2) Babe II: Pig in the City
                    3) The Sad Horse
                    4) It's a Wonderful Life
                    5) Miracle on 34th Street - The original.
                    6) The Replacements
                    7) A Christmas Carrol - The one with Alistair Sim as Scrooge.
                    8) Yours, Mine and Ours - The Lucille Ball / Henry Fonda version.
                    9) Forest Gump
                    10) The Shawshank Redemption
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                    • #11
                      Because of Winn Dixie
                      The Last Mimsy
                      Robin Hood: Men in Tights
                      The Princess Bride
                      Swiss Family Robinson
                      Cheaper By The Dozen (the original)
                      Harvey
                      No Time for Sergeants

                      I like a good a**kicker or sci-fi, but I'm also a sucker for sappy, feel good movies that the whole family can watch and enjoy.
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                      • #12
                        Definitely "Bonny and Clyde"! Wot'! Did I say something wrong?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PzKfwBob View Post
                          Any James Bond film, James always gets a happy ending!!

                          Yes, but at least we get to see the delectable, smouldering-hot and young, Diana Rigg in various forms of undress.
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                          • #14
                            Feel like I'm in another world. There are some great films in the previous posts, but the first idea in my mind was "Field of Dreams".

                            Query: A lot of you have mentioned you have watched your favorites more than once. Do you do the same with movies with a tragic finale?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by holly6 View Post
                              Feel like I'm in another world. There are some great films in the previous posts, but the first idea in my mind was "Field of Dreams".

                              Query: A lot of you have mentioned you have watched your favorites more than once. Do you do the same with movies with a tragic finale?
                              I liked "Field of Dreams"
                              I'm not a base ball fan but I loved the ending!
                              "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
                              Ernest Hemingway.

                              "The more I learn about people, The more I love my dog".
                              Mark Twain.

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