October 31 fell on a Wednesday Tip day, so I’m posting my list today — and I’m posting about movies, instead of books.
If you’re in the mood to watch a movie that has a particular focus on the nature of happiness and love, these are all outstanding. Great movies, very provocative, all favorites of mine.
These aren’t comedies that are guaranteed to send you away in an upbeat mood (that would be a great list for another day). Nope, these are movies that tackle big questions like: what does it mean to be happy? how do we express love? how do we think about our responsibility for other people’s happiness?
Well, that makes these movies sound like work, but each one of these is FANTASTIC, I promise.
2. The Piano
3. Saturday Night Fever
4. Husbands and Wives
5. All That Jazz
6. Fight Club
7. After the Wedding
8. Terms of Endearment
9. Boogie Nights (this movie is an extraordinary meditation on the nature of love and happiness, and also work, but I do want to warn folks that it’s about the porn industry, so be prepared).
Am I missing some good ones? I’m sure I am. Please post any suggestions for additions to the list. The Big Man just got back this morning from a trip to India, so I’m sure we won’t do much this weekend beyond renting a movie.
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