This is the list of Best Feel-Good Movies. Whether it’s a blockbuster or a low-budget independent film, there are always certain films that have the capability to make you feel good no matter how tough life might be. And these are the films with our experts’ picks for the best feel-good movies of all time.
Best Feel-Good Movies
- Forrest Gump, 1994
Growing up, Forrest found himself in the middle of historical events and was unable to extricate himself. So he went looking for his childhood friend Jenny; he wants to be with her again and believes that that will rectify all of his regrets.
- Home Alone Franchise
Home Alone is a series of American Christmas family comedy films created by John Hughes. The original films, produced and directed by Chris Columbus, Rod Daniel, and Peter Hewitt were released from 1990-1996.
- Toy Story Franchise
Disney’s Toy Story is a project that commenced in 1995 with the release of its first feature animated movie, produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.
- The Shawshank Redemption, 1994
After being arrested for the murders of his wife and her lover, Andy Dufresne, an incredibly successful banker, was sentenced to life imprisonment at the Shawshank prison. His story is one unlike any other because technically he never even served a day of his sentence.
- Up, 2009
Carl’s wife told him Paradise Falls was a perfect place for a romantic getaway. Unfortunately she passed away years ago and now Carl is spending his days flying through the air to do this for her.
- The Incredibles, 2004
While his family devise a plan to save him, Mr Incredible has to fight addiction urges while continuing his white-collar job. When he is lured into a trap by the evil Syndrome, the good guys take care of him
- Finding Nemo, 2003
After his son gets abducted from a reef in Australia, a severely depressed clownfish named Marlin enlists the help of a forgetful fish and embarks on a journey to find him, all while taking care not to be detected by everyone.
- WALL-E, 2008
One day, an AI-operated garbage cleaning machine made a rather new acquaintance – a robot! Although she had no idea what her purpose or goal was, this robot and the machine began to communicate and work together. The machine had often gone on “trips” before, but this time it would be different. One day they will help change the fate of mankind.
- Mrs. Doubtfire, 1993
Daniel, a divorced actor who attempted to disguise himself as a Scottish housekeeper in his ex-wife’s home so that he could spend more time with his children, was successful in this ruse
- The Princess Diaries, 2001
Her story begins in a small European state when she discovers she is the Princess of Genovia. She must now fulfill various obligations to prove to her grandmother that she deserves this title.
- Night at the Museum Franchise
With a night at the museum, you can get out from your day-to-day responsibilities and have some good, old fashioned fun. These movies are guaranteed to get you laughing.
- Elf, 2003
Buddy was raised next to elves at the North Pole. He travels to New York to learn more about his origins.
- Good Will Hunting, 1997
When Will, a math genius, is faced with an emotional crisis he takes help from Dr. Sean Maguire to recover.
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 1986
When Ferris Bueller, a high school student, gets sick, he stays home to cope with the stress of his job rather than struggling through too many exams. His best friend and girlfriend are there to help him out and they spend the day together. Meanwhile, the dean tries to catch him in order to give him a stern lecture on appreciating what he is allowed to
- Matilda, 1996
Matilda’s parents and brother don’t appreciate her. When Matilda’s principal starts torturing her, Matilda uses her powers and makes the principal and a kind-hearted teacher to pay for it.
- Inside Out, 2015
Riley, an 11-year-old girl from Minnesota, moves to San Francisco. Her huge adjustment triggers a series of conflicts with five core emotions of hers: Fear of the unknown, Anger at not being able to make her way in a new country, Joy at the positivity she finds in San Francisco, Disgust of all the gross foods she has to eat
- The Goonies, 1985
Some west cost kids playing outside their homes stumble across pirate treasure and it leads to a family of criminals.
- The Proposal, 2009
When New York’s editor Margaret faces deportation, she convinces her assistant to marry her in return for a promotion. Although this worked at first, the visit to his hometown develops her in ways that have changed her life forever.
- Mary Poppins, 1964
Mr Banks was looking for a nanny, and came across Mary Poppins. She turned the twins’ lives around, and now their entire family is happier because of her.
- Jumanji, 1995
A magical board game is found and two kids are at once eaten by a man trapped in it. With help from Alan, they must face the level of danger before they die.