Top 10 Movies To Watch To Turn a Bad Day Into a Good Day

10.) "Caddyshack": Bill Murray's unstable greenskeeper and Rodney Dangerfield's tell-it-like-it-is golfer can cheer up anyone.

9.) "City Lights": When Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp earns enough money to restore sight to a young flower-peddler, it's better than Prozac.

8.) "Back to the Future": Michael J. Fox gets into many a hilarious scrape as a teenager who accidentally time-travels to the 1950s.

7.) "Rudy": Everyone always told Daniel "Rudy" Reuttiger he was too small to play Notre Dame football. Watch Rudy show 'em all.

6.) "Fast Times at Ridgemont High": Sean Penn is hilariously convincing as a stoner in the teen sex comedy to end all teen sex comedies.

5.) "Animal House": After viewing the gross-out antics of this movie's slovenly fraternity, you might have the urge to don a toga.

4.) "North Shore": In this lighthearted surfing flick, an 18-year-old departs Arizona to test his mettle on Oahu's waves. Gorgeous scenery, lots of swimsuits -- what more could you want?

3.) "It's a Wonderful Life": Even if it's not Christmas, watching Jimmy Stewart discover the value of small-town life is still a tear-jerking good time.

2.) "Singin' in the Rain": It's pure Hollywood magic. Singing, dancing, amazing stunts, and a nostalgic story about silent movies becoming talkies.

1) "Star Wars": Whenever you feel down, Luke Skywalker's interplanetary escapades can make you feel like a child again.
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The Great Gatsby is a new movie that features an incredible cast and world-renowned director. The Great Gatsby was based on the best selling book from 1925 by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film stars a world class cast of stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Jason Clarke. The Great Gatsby was directed and co-written by Baz Luhrmann.

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The movie stays relatively true to the storyline of the novel. For instance, the movie traces the history of the eccentric millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbor Nick. The storyline revolves around the encounters of Jay Gatsby during the 1920s. The Great Gatsby has become a box office success and has been critically acclaimed from numerous film critics around the world. However, some of the critics have commented on the unusual display and awkwardness of the soundtrack. Moreover, the film features many contemporary music artists like Jay Z, Lana Del Ray, Beyonce, Andre 3000 and The XX. Despite receiving mixed reviews for the music, The Great Gatsby has quickly become one of the most desirable movies of the year.
Most people would agree that comparing real-life to Hollywood is a bad idea but, as time has shown, sometimes Hollywood can be prophetic. I'll draw from an example in my personal life to give you an idea of what I mean. I get my home security through these people,, and if I were to look at what they offer in terms of monitoring and whatnot, well about ten or twelve years ago this would seem like the stuff of science fiction.

And that's really how it always seems to go. Hollywood, with its rare but brilliant imagination, has the tendency to tantalize us with things that seem like the work of fiction only to have similar features and services surface in our everyday lives. Who knows how long it's going to be before we start having robots run our boxing matches for us? Just kidding, they already have something like that called Battle Bots.

The point is that while Hollywood might be a poor check to base real-life questions against, there is no denying the oft-prophetic nature of the films that come out of Tinsel town and, if filmmakers are imagining it, you can best someone in this country is trying to make it real.
With so many different reality shows airing on television, it seems like everyone has a few of their favorite stars. The tabloids like to turn these reality show actors into celebrities, airing their dirty laundry and public fights to show fans what they are like off-screen, and a few of those stars have such interesting lives that they deserve a movie.

Take for example Richard Hatch. How can you possibly win 1 million and wind up in prison? That's just one of the questions that Hatch might answer in a film based on his life. As the first winner of Survivor, he showed viewers that you have to play dirty to win the game, but he later served prison time for not paying taxes on his winnings.

Ice-T is another star worthy of a film. He gained fame in the 1980s as a member of one of the most popular rap groups of all time, and he continued gaining fans as a solo rapper during the 1990s. After a star turn on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, he launched a reality show that follows him and his model wife.

Fans can't forget Brandi and Jarrod, two of the stars of the TV show Storage Wars. Their real-life relationship rarely gets mentioned on the show, and fans might like to see a film that details how they met, had children and launched their empire. Fans of the show just might make that film a hit.
Not all romantic comedies tie up all their lose ends and have perfect happy endings. Even if you ignore all the movies where you thought the lead characters were such jerks that the so called happy ending seemed like a miscarriage of justice, there are some romantic comedies that just don't work out. A prime example would "The Break Up." It has all the hallmarks of a romantic comedy. Jennifer Anniston, check. Vince Vaughn, check. So far, so good. It has plenty of laughs and a great supporting cast including the always great Jason Bateman. All seems to be going to plan, both characters are likeable, they have their problems and everything points to the inevitable resolution at the end of the film where they realize they belong together and everything will work out.
That is until the final few scenes of the movie. They do not end up together! At least not while the movie is still running. For those viewers who cannot deal with the thought of a romantic comedy ending in perfect harmony the movie leaves the possibility open that they characters will reconnect but it is far from certain. Perhaps this is the reason the movie did not do as well as people thought, maybe romantic comedies need to have happy endings.
When people think about classic movies still being watched today, the three top movies that come to mind are Miracle on 49th Street, It's a Wonderful life and The Wizard of Oz. The reason these movies have withstood the test of time is because the appeal to the hopeful nature in all of us. A true classic earns its legendary success because of the way the script presents the audience with life experiences everyone struggles with at some point and time. The story carries the viewer through the struggles and brings them out to the kind of ending they would like for their own lives.

In some cases, the text of a true classic is found in the success of its remake. Love stories such as Sabrina have been updated to appeal to the audiences of today's younger generation. This is also true for such memorable films as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as well as the science fiction classics of HG Wells' Time Machine and Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. Every good classic motion picture begins with a timeless story designed to lift the human spirit and provide hope to those who watch them.
The summer of 2012 was dominated at the box office by superhero films, namely "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises." Never one to give up on a trend, Hollywood is preparing more superhero blockbusters for the year ahead, with these films sure to be big hits.

"Iron Man 3": Robert Downey Jr. is back in the role of Tony Stack in the third film in this franchise. Downey was one of the stars of "The Avengers," so it is probable that the actor will enjoy another massive success. This time, there are a few changes behind the scenes. The director of the first two films, Jon Favreau, has stepped down for the third film, handing the reins over to Shane Black, who was wrote the film. Expect a summer 2013 release for this blockbuster.

"Man of Steel": Warner Brothers tried rebooting the Superman franchise with "Superman Returns" in 2006, but the film didn't meet expectations and future sequels were canceled. The studio is trying again with "Man of Steel" with a better cast, including Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon and Russell Crowe. Newcomer Henry Cavill will star as Superman. The film is directed by Zack Snyder and will be released in June 2013.
My favorite past time is watching movies. I love movies of almost every genre. Watching movies is the most relaxing thing that we can do. It requires no effort to achieve optimal relaxation. That is especially true with the great classics. The only drawback for me is that when I'm finished watching my favorite classic I am left wanting more. Think about it! Dirty Dancing always leaves me wondering what happened to Johnny and Baby years later. Did they make it? What were their adult lives like? Then that makes me wonder about how great a modern day remake would be with fresh new actors in a modern setting. Would it be the same? Would it be better or worse? Other classic favorites like Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, The Godfather and It's a wonderful life all could use modern remakes. What about the newer classics like The Shawshank Redemption? One of the best movies of all time! Could a remake ever do it justice? And of course for all the starwars lovers out there, I'm sure that Starwars nation would greatly support remakes to their favorite films. No matter what your favorite genre of movies are we can all agree that movies is the great American past time!
Remakes have become an all-too-common occurrence in Hollywood these days. Studio executives are quick to green light a project that has proven to be a success in the past. All too often, these projects tend to be watered-down versions of the original film. However, there are occasions when Hollywood actually gets it right, creating a remake that surpasses the original film. Here is a look at the top five films in this category.

5. "True Grit": This Cohen Brothers remake of a John Wayne film starred Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn. The dialogue was stronger is this remake, with the emotional impact more earnest and heartfelt.
4. "Ocean's Eleven": When this Steven Soderbergh remake was announced, the big surprise was the high quality cast that was involved, including George Clooney and Matt Damon. The remake was so successful that it spawned two sequels, something the original didn't do.
3. "Little Shop of Horrors": Granted, the original was a B-movie, but Frank Oz remade the film as a black comedy to great success.
2. "The Italian Job": The original Michael Caine film was strong, but this F. Gary Gray remake was more streamlined and entertaining.
1. "Cape Fear": In director Martin Scorsese's hands, "Cape Fear" transcended its original thriller roots to sadistic high art.