This week for our Saturday Screen Suggestions, Gill Dawes, our Health, Safety and Wellbeing Coordinator and Health Champion, has collated a list of her favourite 'feel good' films to improve your mood during this difficult time.
Unfortunately due to technology, Gill wasn't able to upload her 'Screen Suggestions' video but here's her recommendations anyway:
- Groundhog Day
A romantic fantasy about a wacky weatherman forced to relive one strange day over and over again, until he gets it right. Snowed in during a road trip expedition to watch the famous groundhog encounter his shadow, Murray falls into a time warp this is never explained but pays off so richly that it doesn't need to be.
- Billy Elliot
Set in County Durham in 1984. The miners strike is in full swing and 11 year old Billy's dad and older brother are both on the picket lines. Billy's got problems of his own. His dad scraped together the fees to send him to boxing lessons but Billy discovers a different aptitude: ballet dancing. Billy keeps it quiet but Mrs Wilkinson thinks he should audition for the ballet school in London.
- Grown Ups
Classic Adam Sandler with great one liners and innuendos. A group of friends gather together following the death of their old high school basketball coach, gathering their families together and the film becomes a bonding experience for all involved.
A story of a 12 year old boy who makes a wish at a fun fair and wakes up the next morning as a 30 year old man. Let the fun and laughter commence!
- Ten Things I Hate About You
Based on Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew'. A proper feel food but not typical high school film with some great one liners and a fantastic cast including Julia Stiles and the late Heath Ledger.
- Full Monty
After witnessing the hysteria created by the visiting Chippendales, unemployed Sheffield steelworker Gaz (Robert Carlyle) hatches a plan to make his fortune. They claim to go the full monty and it goes from there.
- How to Train Your Dragon
Hiccup, a Viking kid, happens to be more brains than brawn which sets him apart from the rest of the warrior clan folk. The villagers enemies' are dragons and chaos ensues when Hiccup captures and forms a relationship with one of the deadliest species of dragon, a Night Fury.
- Regarding Henry
An arrogant, high powered New York attorney suffers a gunshot wound to the head. While struggling to recover his identity he heals his troubled relationships with his wife and daughter.
- Mrs Doubtfire
Robin Williams stars as difficult actor and husband, Daniel Hillard, who separate acrimoniously from his wife (Sally Field) and receives a court order limiting his visits to his children. As a result he dresses up as a Scottish nanny and gets gainful employment with this ex-wife looking after his own kids.
- Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump, a gentle soul born in a small Alabama town, happens into one memorable experience after another through a panorama of American historical events.
Arrogant heiress Joanna Stayton (Goldie Hawn) lands herself in a heap of troubles when she falls overboard during a cruise with her husband. She is rescued by handyman Dean Proffitt (Kurt Russell), a single parent in desperate need of help with his four obnoxious kids, and as she has lost her memory, is in no position to object when he claims her as his wife.
If you are looking to watch any of these, they are all available on Netflix!
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