Monday, May 9

25 Feel Good Films You Need To Watch
Picture this, you've made a comfy spot on the sofa, snuggled up with blankets, snacks and a hot drink - now just to find something to watch. You want something that'll brighten your mood, help get you out of the slump you're in - but with all the thousands of options on Disney Plus, Amazon, Netflix - it's just too much choice. Does this sound like you? Because this is regularly me.

So I wanted to share with you my absolute go-to list for feel good, happy movies. All these wonderful movies are not only entertaining, but they'll brighten your day from the get go. (And they're not all romcoms you'll be pleased to hear). So cozy up and take your pick!

25 Feel Good Films You Need To Watch

Big Fish

Big Fish is a lovely story. It's all very magical, mysterious, unusual and heart-warming. One of the best Tim Burton films out there, without the usual dark, grey theme. 

Singin' In The Rain

An absolute classic film! If you are a fan of musicals, yet you haven't watched this, where have you been? If you haven't watched Singin' In The Rain, you have to! It's one of those bucket list movies, films you have to watch in your life at least once. It's brilliant! The songs, the dancing, it's just the perfect amount of cheesy and I guarantee you'll be smiling after you watch it!

The Shawshank Redemption

An absolute must see film! It's not a cheesy film, nor is it particularly funny or romantic, it's just a genuinely great film! And the ending will make you feel everything. 

Notting Hill

Notting Hill is one of my absolute favourite romcoms. It's heartwarming, it's cheesy, it's hilarious. It's very British. You'll love it. 

About Time

Possibly, maybe just making it to the top of my favourite romcoms ever. About Time is a gorgeous, sweet, relatable film, with a unique twist!  You couldn't have picked a better cast for this lovely film, you really couldn't! It's charming, funny and with a great message too, it's not your typical romantic comedy that's for sure. 

The Pursuit Of Happyness

I honestly wasn't sure whether or not to put this on the list. Its not your average feel good film, and halfway through you might start to wonder why you are putting yourself through this! (Gotta be honest!) It's a beautiful story and one you don't want to miss, I promise you. Just stick it out until the end. 

The Bucket List

Another happy sad film, but such a good one too. I mean, with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson in the leading roles, it's bound to be amazing right? It's a lovely film, all about friendship, life and making the most of each and every day. 

25 Feel Good Films You Need To Watch

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Crazy, Stupid, Love is another one of my ultimate favourite romcoms (partly because the cast is amazing!) It's funny, it's relatable, it's touching and all the characters have strong onscreen chemistry. It's a little bit of everything you want to see in a good movie. Definitely worth a watch.

Bridget Jones' Diary

If you haven't watched Bridget Jones before, there's no time like the present! With many fun characters, relatable moments, laughable moments and hilarious quotable scenes you can't help but love it!

The Blind Side

The Blind Side is based on the amazing true story of footballer Michael Oher and the Tuohy family. Its such a heartwarming film and each actor really nails the role they are playing. Anyone and everyone can relate to this film, and you really feel connected to the characters. A lovely film that'll make you want to snuggle your family just that little bit more. 

Love Actually

I love Love Actually and I have loved it since the first time I watched it! It's a modern classic Christmas film! The story lines are cheesy, the cast is full of fantastic, talented actors and it really is the perfect pick me up film. Its not too serious, it's not meant to be! It's lighthearted and fun, everything a feel good film should be! 

The Breakfast Club

One of my absolute favourite films! The Breakfast Club is a very typical 80s film, with most of the members of the 80s Brat Pack. It's a fab little movie that really captures the teenager years of our life, how crazy and intense that time was. How we were all forced to be put into specific groups, defined by who we would hang around with and being forced into metaphorical boxes. 

School Of Rock

Literally watched this film earlier today! I remember repeatedly watching it at my cousins house when it was first out, its a fantastic film. If you want a silly, happy, feel good film - this is it. I honestly wish there were more movies out there like this one. It's funny, it's feel good, and it's family friendly too, without being childish - a really good film, definitely worth a watch. 

The Lion King

Me, being a huge Disney fan obviously had to include at least one in this list. I know not every one enjoys the classic Disney films, but you gotta admit, there's something special about them! The Lion King is such an iconic movie, it somehow gets better with age or the more you watch it! It's sweet, it's sad, it's funny, it's everything you want in a Disney film, everything you need in a feel good film! 

Mrs Doubtfire

The film shares a wonderful, heartwarming message, showing that love is everywhere, even when you can't be with those you love. It's a movie that will stand the test of time and Robin Williams is just perfect in it. His classic one liners, impressions and jokes will keep you laughing throughout. Such a lovely, funny film for the whole family to enjoy. 

The Terminal

Its just a nice film to watch. It's cute, simple but it really makes you feel sorry for the main character. The humour is spot on, the acting is amazing and Tom Hanks' character is just the sweetest, kindest person. There's nothing not to like about this film at all. It's a truly lovely watch. 

Bruce Almighty

I remember being in hysterics the first time I watched it!  It's a well made film, a nice, easy to watch story and although it's about God it's not preachy nor is it offensive, it's just silly! Definitely one to watch if you need a good laugh! 


I'm sorry, but you can't not like Shrek. You just can't, it's physically impossible. I've watched it more times than I can count, and I quote the movie on a regular basis, it's just the best. 

25 Feel Good Films You Need To Watch

About A Boy

It's a heartwarming film, filled with love while tackling real life issues such as bullying and depression. It's an entertaining film, it's sweet, it's relatable and it's genuinely lovely to watch, every scene is spot on and the perfect combination of comedy and seriousness. 


If you like a good romcom, this is like the BEST romcom. It's funny, it's relatable, it's sweet. Sure, it's predictable but in this case that's perfectly OK because throughout the film you warm towards both characters and their inevitable romance. You get what you expect with this film and you'll feel happier for it! 

Yes Man

Yes Man has a fun story with lots of hilarious moments along the way. It's inspiring, cheesy, funny and relatable all at the same time. Just a good movie! 


Matilda is such a lovely, iconic family friendly film. Its one of my favourite Roald Dahl stories, and the film is a close adaptation. It's a happy film, it's quirky, silly and wholesome. Everyone in your family will love it, I guarantee. 


It's a fantastic film because it really speaks to your inner child.This film not only speaks to your inner child, but it also reminds us as adults, the importance of having fun and living in the moment. It's a heartwarming, joyful and optimistic movie. I absolutely guarantee you'll love it. 


It's such a colourful, vibrant film. With eccentric characters, full of funny, heartwarming and sad moments that will warm your heart and deeply move you. Its not your basic Disney film, it's so so much more. 

Little Miss Sunshine

It's a charming film, it's pure and honest. You'll really feel for the main character as she goes through the struggles to get into the pageant, but she's amazing. You'll feel so connected to each and every character. This film is unusual, yet relatable. It's happy, yet sad and it'll make you laugh until you cry. You need this movie in your life. 

Have you watched any of these? 
What is your go-to feel good movie to watch?

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1 comment

  1. Two of my go back and watch again movies, "Moonstruck" and "What we did on our Holiday".