Film Emotion Blogathon

This is part of the Film Emotions Blogathon hosted by Connor over at Conman at The Movies.

Thanks Connor!

inside-outHere are the rules for the Blogathon.

1.) Pick five films to represent the five emotions in Inside Out. The criteria for choosing these films is listed below. I would be willing to allow a tie, if you couldn’t decide between two films to best represent one of the emotions.
2.) Write out five paragraphs, (one for each film) talking about the movies and why you chose them.
3.) Post them on your blog (or Tumblr or whatever).
4.) Send me the link by posting it here in the comments.


What I’m looking for are five movies that make YOU feel a certain emotion. Here’s what to look for;

JOY: First of all, you want to pick a movie that makes you happy. The kind of movie that you put on whenever you’re in a bad mood that never fails to lighten your spirits. It can be a family film, a romance, a comedy – as long as there’s a smile on your face by the end credits, it should be fair game.

SADNESS: Now for the movie that made you cry the most. From Bambi to Titanic, there are plenty of tear-jerker movies out there. These are movies where you gravitate towards the main characters and really don’t want to see anything bad happen to them. Maybe a character dies, maybe the guy doesn’t get the girl, but your eyes should be pretty watery by the film’s end.

FEAR: This is the movie that gave you the most nightmares. Pretty self explanatory. There are plenty of classic horror movies to choose from, but it doesn’t have to be an out-and-out horror film. If the movie’s about a more subtle kind of fear, or if the movie just has a creepy atmosphere, that should work. Whether blunt or subtle, this is the movie that scares the **** out of you.

ANGER: This is a movie that you flat out hated. Not a movie that was dull or boring, but a movie that just fills you up with rage just thinking about it. Maybe it’s a movie made by a certain director that had so much potential, maybe it’s an adaptation or a sequel that just didn’t do the original justice. It could also be a movie where your anger isn’t directed at the movie, but at the characters. Ever wanted to scream at movie characters for making such incredibly stupid decisions?

DISGUST: This last one is a bit tricky, I’ll let you interpret it the way you want. It could be a horror film with a lot of really awful imagery that you don’t want to look at, it could be a comedy with a bunch of gross-out humor that you can barely listen to. It could even be a movie that you like, but your disgust comes towards the basic premise in a grander sense, like being disgusted by what you see in 12 Years A Slave or Schindler’s List. Either way, this film should make you cringe.


Joy –rookie

This is one of my favorite movies for a number of reasons; it is a true story baseball movie, it stars the amazing Dennis Quaid, it is a story about pursuing your dreams no matter the difficulties and personally it came out at a time in my life where I was at a crossroad and it helped me decide on pursuing my own dream. It is a movie that always uplifts me and can give me a smile just thinking about it. I almost always cry when watching this, but they are tears of joy not of sadness.

Sadness – united 93

This is probably not a choice one would usually think of for the emotion of sadness but whenever I watch this movie I have very mixed emotions because 9/11 is such an important day in our lives and to find a way to show such heroism to contrast the hate that was prevalent on that day is not easy to portray so accurately. I cry every time I watch this because eventhough we all know the ultimate ending, it is always sad watching it played out.

Fear – sinister
Anyone who knows me and my movie taste know that I avoid horror movies like the plague but for some reason I was convinced to watch this film and was so scared that I almost turned it off. I’m sure that there are scarier movies that I’ve seen over the years but this is the most recent one that comes to mind.

Anger – tree of life

After being so confused and discombobulated after seeing The Thin Red Line (1998) years ago, I was never really much of a fan of Terrance Malick’s movies. I’m not a lover of movies that are meant to be enjoyed more on a transcendental level instead of pure entertainment. I gave this movie a try in my yearly quest to see all Oscar nominated movies and hated every minute of it because I didn’t understand it at all. I have been meaning to try and watch it again one day, but fear that my hate for it will not dissipate and that it will be a waste of time trying to watch again.

Disgust –


When I read the premise of this movie I thought it was a complete joke that it was based on true events snd decided to give it a try. The way that this movie was made was done so well that you truly feel disgusted and dirty after having watched the events taking place especially due to the fact that it is based on not just one crazy event but hundreds. I am always torn as to whether to watch this again not because I was disgusted but rather because it was made so well as to truly disgust anyone watching.


Thanks again to Connor for such a great idea!

14 thoughts on “Film Emotion Blogathon

  1. I am not able to meet the challenge but there is “Seven” with Brad Pitt for disgusting (deadly sins) and “Love Story” and “Brian’s Song” for sadness, “Monsters, Inc” or “Love Actually” for Joy. A very old film for anger would be Clint Eastwood’s, “Fistful of Dollars” or “The Outlaw Josey Wales.” 🙂

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