By Kristin van Ogtrop
Updated January 26, 2015
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While we’re on the subject of movies, do you have any movies that are so wonderful—even if they are sad, or badly done, or set in a time when women routinely died in childbirth—that give you a hangover? By that, I mean cast your whole life in gray and make you wish you were someone else altogether, making it nearly impossible to get out of bed or have anything nice to say about anyone?

Here, an informal sampling from me, family, and friends:

Pride and Prejudice (BBC version)

Pride & Prejudice (Keira Knightley version)

Sleepless in Seattle (even though he is a widower and his dead wife was so pretty)

An Affair to Remember (the sublime 1957 version with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr)

The Bodyguard (Oh, Whitney. What happened?)