Cool Runnings voted most heart-warming film off all time


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Olympic comedy Cool Runnings has been voted the most heart-warming film of all time, in a poll of film fans.

The movie, which starred John Candy and was based on the real-life exploits of the Jamaican bobsled team at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, won 10% of the vote in the search for the best film to banish the new year blues.

Epic prison drama The Shawshank Redemption was second with 9% of the vote, followed by Forrest Gump which picked up 8%.

The top five was rounded off with Amelie, starring Audrey Tautou as the wide-eyed Parisian waitress, and the teen classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Other films in the top 10, put together after a survey of 3,000 people by streaming and DVD rental service LOVEFiLM, include Dirty Dancing, Groundhog Day and the Hollywood classic It's A Wonderful Life.

The company's editor Helen Cowley said: "There's no better way to banish the January blues than by instantly lifting the spirits with a feel-good movie and even Blue Monday is no match for our mood boosting top 10."

 The top 10 uplifting films are:

1. Cool Runnings - 10%.

2. The Shawshank Redemption - 9%.

3. Forrest Gump - 8%.

4. Amelie - 7%.

5. Ferris Bueller's Day Off - 6%.

6. Little Miss Sunshine - 5%.

7. Dirty Dancing - 4%.

8. Groundhog Day - 3%.

9. It's A Wonderful Life - 2%.

10. Pretty Woman - 1%.

Other - 45%.