Feel Fab Films

In need of a pick me up? These films will make you feel totally fab this Feb. ENSA staff members suggest their top movies to get that feel-good buzz.

Sunshine on Leith

"Two Scottish soldiers return from a tour of duty in Afghanistan to their home town of Leith, Edinburgh. We witness the trials and tribulations as we follow the love lives of both soldiers and their families."

Recommended by Susan Finn (Student Engagement Aministrator):
"The film features music by The Proclaimers which is uplifting and it’s great to see the scenes that are filmed in Edinburgh"


Horrible Bosses (1 & 2)

Nick, Dale and Kurt have personal grudges against their bosses. After a night of drunken revelry, they decide to hire a hitman and assassinate their bosses but things do not go as planned.

Recommended by Alisdair Roache (Student Communities Development Coordinator):
"Laugh-out-loud funny, this film is exactly what you need if you just want some light hearted humor"


Volver (subtitled)

Sole, a young woman, visits her ancestral village to attend the funeral of Paula, her aunt.

Recommended by Elayne McNally (Office Co-ordinator)
"A Spanish film that is a real joy ride it mixes the genres of a farce and tragedy offering us a melodrama with ripe cinematography"


Howl's Moving Castle (Anime)

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

Recommended by Alisdair Roache (Student Communities Development Coordinator):
"You can't go wrong with most Studio Ghibli films but this is probably one of the best! Many morals to take away from the story and a feel good ending - if you've not seen it, then don't miss out!"


Mystic Pizza

Jojo, Daisy and Kat work at a pizza outlet and face complications in their respective love lives till they find a perfect match.

Recommended by Elayne McNally (Office Co-ordinator)
"A warm comedy-drama about 3 female friends who live in a small town and want to get out"