On what is considered the saddest day of the year, Blue Monday, Magazine.HD has prepared a list of films to make you smile.
In 2005, the travel agency Sky Travel published a press release that reported on the discovery of the saddest day of the year. After all, the third Monday of January It is seen as an unhappy day and there are many reasons why. According to the document, people feel low at this time, as they spent a lot of economic resources on December festivities and, in the meantime, the new year has arrived and by this time the enthusiasm has already disappeared and has given way to frustration as all the resolutions are still unfulfilled. and change is non-existent. Furthermore, this is a rainy month across Europe, which doesn’t help improve the mood. As such, Sky Travel has named this day of the week as the “Blue Monday“, largely due to the fact that the color blue is associated with cold and depression, if it weren’t for the feeling of blue sadness in the film “Inside Out“.
All things considered, this year, “Blue Monday” takes place today, the day January 15th and the best way to combat sadness is to laugh heartily. When we laugh, we move around twelve facial muscles, which seems like a great way to exercise our faces. So that you don’t lack the desire to smile, Magazine.HD prepared, in no particular order, a list of films that are capable of improving your mood!
MAMMA MIA (2008)
There is no better way to combat sadness than through a musical film full of songs that make us want to sing and dance. “Mamma Mia” is perhaps one of the most striking feature films of this genre, paying homage to the iconic Swedish band, the ABBA. In addition to having an incredible soundtrack, it’s impossible not to fall in love with the paradisiacal scenery of Skopelos Island, in Greece. The luxury cast also contributes to this being a must-see film, having Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Julie Walters, Stellan SkarsgardColin Firth and Christine Baranski in the main cast.
This fun comedy follows the story of Sophie who dreams of meeting her parent before walking down the aisle, as she grew up alone with her mother on a Greek island. When investigating her mother’s diary, the young woman discovers that there are three men who could be her father, but her mother doesn’t know which one, so Sophie ends up inviting all three to the wedding, creating a real rush on the Island.
SCHOOL OF ROCK (2003)
Music is, without a doubt, an excellent way to improve our energy and make us forget about the problems of the outside world. Despite not being officially considered a musical, “Rock School” works as a film that stands out for its soundtrack and the positivity that its messages bring. In addition to making us think about the philosophy of life, it is impossible not to smile at this feature film starring Jack Black.
The musical comedy follows a rock guitarist who is kicked out of his band and decides to work as a substitute teacher at a prestigious school to earn some money. After witnessing the musical talent of his students, and in an attempt to get revenge on his companions, the man decides to form a new band with the younger ones and participate in an important competition.
FROM CABARET TO CONVENT (1992)
And speaking of music, we can’t list films that make you laugh out loud without mentioning “From Cabaret to Convent“. Despite being a film from the nineties, this feature film is a true Hollywood classic and everything about it makes us want to watch it over and over again. The cast is luxurious, with Whoopi Goldberg, maggie smithHarvey Keitel and Kathy Najimy, and the story couldn’t be more amazing. But, after all, this is a true comedy film that leaves no one indifferent.
Whoopi Goldberrg plays a lounge singer who witnesses a murder and is forced to take refuge in a convent to escape the killers. Coming from a completely different and more liberalized environment, the new ‘sister’ tries to modernize the nuns’ routines and teaches them to sing happier songs, turning them into a renowned choir that manages to attract dozens of faithful to the prayer space.
MATILDA, THE EMBERS SPREADER (1996)
“Matilda” is that film that makes us feel integrated when we feel apart from others. The biggest philosophy of this feature film is that good generates good and that we must always look for the magic that exists within us to free ourselves from the oppressed group. With Mara Wilson, Rhea Perlman It is Danny DeVito In the lead roles, this is a comedy with no ulterior motives. A new version of the classic film was released in 2022 under the title “Roald Dah’s Matilda: The Musical“.
Matilda is a young girl who develops psychic abilities that allow her to move objects with just the strength of her mind and uses this ability to make the life of the evil principal at her school hell. Also at home, Matilda suffers from the way she is treated by her parents and ends up using her gift to scare them. Only her teacher shows some compassion for the girl, generating a strong bond between the two.
FATHER TO YOU… MOTHER TO ME (1998)
Imagine being in a holiday camp and finding a twin brother/sister who was separated at birth, and you had no knowledge of their existence… this is the starting point for a fun story that can confuse anyone with similarity between two brothers. It is impossible to be sad about the messes that the two protagonists of “Father to You… Mother to Me” can prepare for their own parents.
The story follows the moment when the two sisters discover each other’s existence in a holiday camp. Upon realizing that the two followed different paths when separated, they decide to change identities and experience their twin’s daily life. The problem is that no one around notices the change, so the children will have to fight hard to avoid being caught.
LEGALLY BLONDE (2001)
The greatest purpose of “Legally Blonde” is to teach us that we should never judge a book by its cover. Proof of this is the fact that even today blondes are the target of jokes that question their intelligence, but it is completely wrong to judge someone’s wisdom through the color of their hair. In addition to bringing us a real lesson, this feature film shows us that we must know how to laugh at ourselves and fight so that no one makes fun of who we are.
Reese Witherspoon stars in this fun comedy that follows a young blonde university student who seeks to win back her boyfriend while trying to obtain a doctorate degree in law. Despite being seen as an unintelligent girl who is only interested in fashion, she decides to put an end to stereotypes and show that hair color does not define who we are.
DADDY FOREVER (1993)
Nothing warms our hearts more than seeing a father fighting to make a difference in the lives of his children. For all the people who cannot resist the true love between a child and their parent, “Daddy Forever” is a more than essential film. With the unforgettable Robin Williams in the lead role, this is a true comedy that promises to completely change your state of mind (for the better, of course!).
In an attempt to regain his children’s attention and his wife’s love, a man decides to become a housewife and go to work for his own home. Wearing women’s clothes and putting on some facial prosthetics, Mrs. Doubtfire, as she is known, tries to demonstrate that she is not a useless person and knows how to help around the house. At the same time, his wife realizes the affection that her husband has for his children.
IN SEARCH OF HAPPINESS (2006)
And if on this day all we need is to find happiness, then this is the best film to help us see the path. “In search for happiness” teaches us to take the risk of seeking change, no matter how difficult it may seem to achieve. At the same time, the feature film shows the tender relationship between father and son, which makes everything even happier when we realize that the characters are played by Will Smith and your true son, Jaden Smith.
Based on a true story, “In Search of Happiness” follows a man who faces economic problems, at a time when his own wife leaves him with a young son. Resilient, man does not give up and seeks to find a path to happiness at all costs. Always accompanied by his son, the two begin to live in shelters and fight for each other’s survival.
BORAT, THE NEXT MOVIE (2006)
After being launched in 2006 “Borat: Learning Culture from America to Make Glorious Benefit to the Nation of Kazakhstan“, this hilarious comedy about stereotypes returned for a second part, all centered on the United States. If this film produced and starring Sacha Baron Cohen If you can’t make you laugh, then you’re really going through a ‘blue’ period.
This time, Borat is released from prison and risks everything by visiting the United States again. To his surprise, the country faces a tough battle against Covid-19, at the same time that Americans are fighting for a much greater cause – the presidential elections. In a fun way, this native of Kazakhstan reveals much more about the culture of this country, showing that superpowers also have problems.
How are you feeling on this ‘Blue Monday’? Have you watched all these films? What other feature films make you fight sadness?