Nostalgia in Film

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Films can give us dreamy or weird fuzzy feelings. Like when you smell a certain kind of flower, or feel that warmth from the seasons changing (cue Future Islands). Have you ever watched or re-watched a certain film, and all those ooey-gooey feelings you used to have suddenly came rushing back? Nostalgia has a funny way of evoking strong feelings in all of us, especially when we watch movies.

Listed below are a few films and screenplays that might rev-up all those dream like feelings.

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The Virgin Suicides

Screenplay by Sofia Coppola
Read the Screenplay!




 
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Labyrinth

Screenplay by Terry Jones
Read the Screenplay!





 
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Space Jam

Screenplay by Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
Read the Screenplay!


 
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My Neighbor Totoro

Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki
Read the Screenplay!





 
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Poetic Justice

Screenplay by John Singleton
Read the Screenplay!




 

The Sandlot

Screenplay by David Mickey Evans, Robert Gunter
Read the Screenplay!



 

Do The Right Thing

Screenplay by Spike Lee
Read the Screenplay!






 
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Magnolia

Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson

Read the Screenplay! 


 
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Heathers

Screenplay by Daniel Waters

Read the Screenplay!



 
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The Royal Tenenbaums

Screenplay by Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson

Read the Screenplay!



 

The Land Before Time

One of our most honorable mentions goes to The Land Before Time. It’s a real tear-jerker, and who doesn’t love dinosaurs?! We could not find the script online, but the dialogue transcript is listed below.

Screenplay by Stu Krieger

Read the Dialogue Screenplay Transcript!