10.School Of Rock
After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher at an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn his class into a rock band. This will certainly divided people but it is totally harmless, it is one of those film that is simply fun and it is so watchable from the first frame.
9.Eddie The Eagle
The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics. A true underdog type of film which is so uplifting and the acting in general is superb, I also like the message of never ever giving up and chasing your dream and people will connect to that, it is likeable and it is easy to follow and with a brilliant story.
8.Sunshine On Leith
Two Scottish soldiers return from a tour of duty into their hometown of Leith. We witness the trials and tribulations as we follow the love lives of both soldiers and their families. Joyous and charming film that is utterly beautiful, the main lead is likeable and overall this will entertained you and it just a really nice film.
7.My Octopus Teacher
A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. Believable and the most unusual documentary that is simply breathtakingly beautiful, the underwater aspect is truly magnificent and it will moved you and wowed you at the same time, it is poignancy and it is sincere.
6.Paddington (2014 – 2017)
Paddington, having settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, has become popular in his community, offering people emotional support in various ways. Both films are consistently really good and definitely suitable for a family viewing, it is silly but fun as it is fun filled type of films which is certainly a masterpiece, Paddington might be predictable but it is a well – intentioned film.
5.Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
In 1935, Indiana Jones arrive in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace. One of those film that certainly hold your interest and it is action packed that will entertained you, it will thrilled you and it is generally exciting.
After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Personally this is one of my favourite animation film as it is heartfelt and I actually connect with this film, it about being different and being the odd one out and I’m sure people will connect to that message, the vocal talent is amazing and it is suitable for all ages.
3.Jiro Dreams Of Sushi
A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. It is rare that a documentary actually made you smile, it is simply a feel-good experience and after you watched it, it will bright up your day as it is quietly powerful in this watchable documentary.
2.The Call Of The Wild
As the great Klondike Gold Rush is attracting both ambitious treasure hunters and bold adventurers to the unforgiving territories of Canada’s late 1890s Yukon, Buck, a pampered St. Bernard – Scotch Collie dog, finds himself without a master in a frozen new world. Totally epic with stunning scenery that is just wowed, it is well casted and it just a really lovely and a really nice film.
1.Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were – Rabbit
Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest. A magnificent film that is charming and funny, this is the ultimate film that will calm you down as it is easy to watch as the story is easy to follow, it got cliché of other films and it is really clever plus it will made you smile.
2 thoughts on “Article: Top 10 Films to Calm You Down”
A good selection of films Mark, but I’m not sure I would watch School of Rock, and Indiana Jones to calm down. Some suggestions from me would be:
Being There – Peter Sellers last film is a masterpiece
The Big Lebowski – Coen Brothers films are always great but this one has the most laid back character.
Straight Story – a very different David Lynch
Crumb – documentary about the comic book artist Robert Crumb directed by Terry Zwigoff
Ghost World – drama also directed by Terry Zwigoff
Paul Giamatti tends to play characters that have a calming influence on the story. My favourites are Sideways and American Splendor which includes Robert Crumb as a character
Jim Jarmusch usually directs laid back type of films. i would recommend Coffee and Cigarettes.
Errol Morris directs some great documentary films. Vernon Florida has to be the best that calms you right down and gets you into a different pace of life.
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All of those films sounded really different but I will certainly watch out for these films Rob