Watching the right movie at the right moment is kind of like hanging out with a great listener. When you're sad they console you, when you're happy they help celebrate … movies have the power to mirror the way we feel.
Wherever and whenever a certain mood strikes, check out these 25 films — our selections are crafted to match the feelings with which you're dealing. Curl up on the couch with your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and enjoy these flicks on your Quad HD Super AMOLED display (and, given the Note 4's 5.7-inch screen, you're in for not only excellent resolution, but a lot of real estate on which to experience it).
Feeling sad after a breakup: Nothing says it's over like a massive sinking ship and your love literally freezing to death in ice-clogged waves, and Titanic (1997) has got you covered. Want to see a truly awful relationship? Spend some time in the dark and twisted affairs of Gone Girl(2014). Or for a quieter, sadder ride, try 500 Days of Summer (2009).
Getting your snuggle on (a.k.a. bring on the puppies): Whether you've got a four-pawed friend of your own, or you just want one, a lazy and snuggly Saturday is all the better with an old favorite such as 101 Dalmatians (1961), or an uplifting coming-of-age tale such as My Dog Skip(2000). Of course, the reigning king of all shaggy-buddy flicks these days is undoubtedly Marley and Me (2008). Have a hanky ready for that one, though.
Marley and Me
Dreading family time at the holidays: Get ready for too much eggnog and endless comments about your career choices! If you're dreading another dose of hometown harassment this season, shore up with these flicks: Dermot Mulroney and Sarah Jessica Parker grapple with how to fit in at the Christmas gathering of The Family Stone (2005). You might want to escape your holiday family obligations, but somehow they keep pulling you back in: That's the story of Four Christmases (2008). Meanwhile, James Gandolfini and Ben Affleck are just trying to deal with each other in Surviving Christmas (2004).
The Family Stone
In the mood to be scared silly: In the dark, for a scare, check out the atmospheric chills of The Babadook (2014), or the full-on trapped-in-a-cave horror of The Descent (2005). If scary dolls that are possibly real are your idea of terrifying, then check out Annabelle (2014). Here's a tip: Samsung Galaxy Note 4's Super AMOLED display makes horror movies even more horrifying: thanks to its deep-contrast feature, the creepiness just gets creepier. You'll never miss what's lurking in a shadow, or slinking along a dark hallway on the screen — and that's the stuff a great horror film is made of, after all.
Craving a delicious meal: Sometimes you just want to tuck into a killer plate of yumminess with a movie that complements the fare. Like a fine wine, you can do just that with Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011) or the animated kitchen hijinks of Ratatouille (2007). Want to get emotional about your dish? Try the inimitable Tilda Swinton in the foodie-friendly romance of I Am Love (2009).
Eager to travel someplace new: Whether you're packing, or just wish you were, movies can inspire us to see the world. They can be high-adventure, like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty(2013) or they can be eccentric journeys, such as the train trip of The Darjeeling Limited (2007). Looking to go way out there? Put on Into the Wild (2007) for some deep and philosophical trekking.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Excited for Friday: How about throwing on that perfect movie to kick off the weekend? There's the slacker fun of Friday (1995), with none other than Ice Cube; it's perfect for a throwback hangout with friends. For the kids, try the Lindsay Lohan/Jamie Lee Curtis remake of Freaky Friday (2013) — it's the old kid-and-adult switch roles story. If you're ready for something a bit more serious, follow along with the struggles of the indomitable football heroes of Friday Night Lights (the 2004 movie, in this case, not the television show).
Feeling happy and in love: Oh, you romantic soul. Witness the love of a lifetime beset by parents who just don't approve: it's Endless Love (2014). Get inspired with a new music-and-romance entry from the makers of Once (2006), as Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley learn toBegin Again (2014). Or, firmly establish where you stand in your new relationship — decidedly not in the corner, that is — with Jennifer Grey's and Patrick Swayze's rock-and-roll fueled romance, Dirty Dancing (1987).
While you're enjoying our shortlist of movies that match your moods, your Galaxy Note 4 lets you get even more out of the experience.
Happily in love and loving the lines in the romantic film you've chosen? Open a second window — you can split the screen or create a pop-up pane with the Note 4's Multi window feature — and text those great moments to your boyfriend or girlfriend from the couch (while your movie still plays).
Or, if you're pretty certain you've seen an actor you love in something else, bring up IMDB on your Note 4 and check the facts. You can open a second window to do that, and then a third, even, to drop your Facebook or Twitter followers a note about what you've just figured out. Or just tell them how you're feeling while you're watching a mood-matching film — either way, Multi window lets the show go on.
So, pop the popcorn, settle in, and match your next movie to the just way you feel. With the Galaxy Note 4 at your side, you're in for a visual and interactive treat.
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