The Ultimate List of Cinematic Soul Food

Just some films that comfort, warm, and touch your soul. Films that can be watched on a bad day to lift your spirits, or films that can be watched a good day to perpetuate your high, and some films in between that just touch the soul in a myriad of fuzzy, heartfelt ways. Entries are from my own film viewings as well as others, and happiness does not discriminate, so suggestions are welcome!

  • (500) Days of Summer
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • About a Boy
  • About Schmidt
  • About Time
  • Aladdin
  • Amadeus
  • Amour
  • Amélie
  • Away We Go
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Big Fish
  • Black Mirror: San Junipero
  • Bottle Rocket
  • Boyhood
  • BPM (Beats per Minute)
  • The Brand New Testament
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Brooklyn
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Carol
  • Casablanca
  • Chef
  • Chocolat
  • Coco
  • Columbus
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Drive
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Eddie the Eagle
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Enchanted
  • Faces Places
  • The Fall
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Finding Nemo
  • Finding Neverland
  • The Florida Project
  • Forrest Gump
  • Frances Ha
  • Garden State
  • Good Will Hunting
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Grease
  • Groundhog Day
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • Her
  • His Girl Friday
  • House of D
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Hugo
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Inside Out
  • Interstellar
  • The Iron Giant
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Junebug
  • Juno
  • The Kid
  • The Kings of Summer
  • La La Land
  • Lady Bird
  • The Lego Movie
  • Les Misérables
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • Lion
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Love Actually
  • Love's Labour's Lost
  • Love, Simon
  • Loving
  • Magnolia
  • Mary Poppins
  • Mistress America
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Moon
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Mud
  • Mustang
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Nebraska
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Paddington
  • Paddington 2
  • Pan's Labyrinth