Feel-Good Films

Film has an immense power to make us feel and it seems more important now than ever to remember the power of film to give us joy and inspire us.

So with that in mind I've compiled a list of 25 feel-good films that give me hope, make me laugh, and remind me of the unquenchable power of the human spirit.

My only criteria in making this list was that each of these movies had to leave me happier than it found me. And it is in no way exhaustive! These are 25 of my personal favorites but I hope that it will remind you of your go-to feel-good movies. Be sure to click on each film to see where you can stream or rent it, and happy viewing!

  • Amélie
  • Babe
  • Big
  • The Birdcage
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Dead Poets Society
  • The Great Dictator
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Mary Poppins
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • Paper Moon
  • Pollyanna
  • The Princess Bride
  • Rocky
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Spirited Away
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • The Triplets of Belleville
  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • You Can't Take It with You
  • Young Frankenstein