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What Movie Do You Watch to Get Nostalgic?

What Movie Do You Watch to Get Nostalgic?

Like all good Gossip Girl episodes, last night's starts with Blair and Serena vowing to take the moral high road and ends at a party.

But before they succumb to the weekly drama, they remember they'll always have Paris. So Serena suggests a night in watching the French feel-good flick Amelie and re-creating cocktails from Le Très Particulier, a secret-ish bar at the l'Hotel Particulier Montmartre that they surely frequented.

Nostalgia is the perfect reason to re-watch an old movie. I saw Paris, je t'aime upon returning from a month in France. I was happy and sad at once, something I bet the French have a word for, but, alas, we don't. So whether you're missing your childhood, a beloved destination, or college, what movie do you watch to get wistful?

RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
Star Wars, even though I usually watched that by myself (for the longest time I didn't really know that many people who were as into it as I was), and Cruel Intentions. I watched the latter every single time I had a movie night with my friends for about three years. I'm pretty sure I still know every word :) I never got to watch a lot of TV or movies when I was little, but whenever I was sick, my mom put on Mary Poppins. I still love that movie.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 7 years
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Breakfast at Tiffany's.
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 7 years
The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, Home Alone, Dirty Dancing, my Tiny Toons discs
amber512 amber512 7 years
Pretty much any Disney movie reminds me of childhood. And I love rewatching some of my fave teen movies from the 90's and early 2000's.
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
The Land Before Time, The Sound of Music, The Little Mermaid and Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation. :P I feel like my movies are so silly in comparison haha, but I used to watch the heck out of these films when I was little. Really brings me back to my childhood in Saudi when there was nothing to watch on TV and all I could do was rewind and replay my beta tapes. Lonely times but happy times. Definitely bittersweet.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Wow...I'd have to say Mary Poppins, Arthur, Star Wars and during the holidays It's a Wonderful Life and (original) Miracle on 34th St.
Colleen-Barrett Colleen-Barrett 7 years
ahh, Anon, I knew someone was going to point that out. Also, nostalgia itself is happy and sad. I'm sure the French have a better word for it anyway!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
The Nightmare Before Christmas. My friend tricked me into watching it as a kid because she told me it was Spice World. 30 seconds into the movie I knew she was lying but watched it all the way through anyway.
Susi-May Susi-May 7 years
"When Harry Met Sally" and "Room With a View"
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
Clueless, Dirty Dancing, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, the old Pooh Bear cartoon movies.
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 7 years
The Secret Garden (1994) always takes me back to my childhood!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Any Star Wars movie, "The Dark Crystal," and "The Last Unicorn."
marcied23 marcied23 7 years
Annie, Polly (the one with Keisha Knight Pulliam) and Cinderella, i watched one (or sometimes all) of those movies everyday when i was a kid, so they definitely bring back memories :)
cdelaney cdelaney 7 years
Dirty Dancing, Center Stage, and My Best Friend's Wedding!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Breakfast Club, Empire Records, and Clueless.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
The Breakfast Club. I literally wore out the soundtrack tape. And, to this day, I still can't shake the notion that Dick Vernon did indeed raid Barry Manilow's wardrobe.
dexaholic dexaholic 7 years
Dirty Dancing and The Sound of Music.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Every Halloween, that old Disney Sleepy Hollow cartoon with Bing Crosby brings me back to childhood. I love it.
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