Films With A Good Heart

Films that promote caring and understanding.

Films with good intentions.

Trying to avoid films that are controversial or problematic to some. I don't mind political lists, but this is not trying to be that either.

Suggestions welcome.


Let's use this lockdown to find films that help us better ourselves! (list was originally posted in 2020)

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  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • Ikiru
  • Spirited Away
  • Supa Modo
  • Toni Erdmann
  • Liz and the Blue Bird
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Red Beard
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
  • Wild Strawberries
  • WALL·E
  • Girlhood
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • 37 Seconds
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • House of Hummingbird
  • Ivan's Childhood
  • Up
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • Yi Yi
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • The House of Us
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • And Then We Danced
  • The Farewell
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Florida Project
  • The Rider
  • Shoah
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • Okja
  • Wolf Children
  • Columbus
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Ethel & Ernest
  • Fish Tank
  • American Honey
  • One Wonderful Sunday
  • Tomboy
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story 3
  • Toy Story 4
  • Chungking Express
  • If You Were Me
  • Fireworks
  • Finding Nemo
  • Life Is Sweet
  • Secrets & Lies
  • Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Paddington
  • Paddington 2
  • Inside Out
  • The Nice Guys
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Groundhog Day
  • The Apartment
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • The Little Prince
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Intouchables
  • Matilda
  • Captain Fantastic
  • The BFG
  • The Sound of Music
  • Kedi
  • The Great Buster: A Celebration
  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
  • Little Dieter Needs to Fly
  • América
  • 5B
  • Maiden
  • The Work
  • Intelligent Lives
  • Pick of the Litter
  • Gleason
  • Perfectly Normal for Me
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • Cemetery of Splendor
  • A Man There Was
  • Where Is My Friend's House?
  • Solaris
  • Ordet
  • Princess Yang Kwei Fei
  • Ugetsu
  • Life, and Nothing More...
  • Walkabout
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • Umberto D.
  • The Cave of the Yellow Dog
  • Simple Simon
  • Travellers and Magicians
  • Bye Bye Blue Bird
  • Song of the Exile