Lists by C_Hennessy
These movies make us feel that any attempt to pursue happiness, love, truth, justice, human dignity, personal gain, or the betterment of the world at large is nothing but a laughable exercise in utter futility.
Most of these movies end tragically, but even the few that do have ostensibly "happy" endings will still manage to confirm your belief that life is nothing but a cruel joke at your expense.
**Warning**: if you are feeling depressed or suicidal, these movies are not recommended.
See also: Top 15 Screwball / Sex Comedies
See also: Top 25 Romantic Comedies
These films allow us to turn off our brains and simply enjoy their combination of action, adventure, romance, and comedy (whether intentional or not).
**Note: Certain films, despite being very fun, are excluded from this list if they cross a certain threshold of seriousness (Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, etc.) or if they are outright farces where the focus is more on gags/jokes than on the story (Austin Powers, Spaceballs, etc.)
These films rouse us to act upon our visions and convictions, to persevere in the face of adversity, and to make positive changes in our own lives and the world around us.
Whether these movies end happily or not, they are ultimately triumphant—both filling audiences with hope and empowering them with the spirit of human potential.