feel-good films to watch when you’re depressed, lonely, or have a general feeling of worthlessness

unfortunately, we’ve all been there. whether you had a bad day at work/school, a falling out with someone you care deeply for, recovering from a relapse and everything in between, hopefully this list can help you find just what you need to get out of a funk. and of course, suggestions are always welcome! <3 

p.s: all suggestions are subjective! what qualifies as a feel-good film for others may not inspire the same reaction in you! and that’s okay! this list was conceived with the intention of allowing everyone the space to have their opinions heard, regardless of how audacious or unpopular. 

p.p.s: La La Land is never getting removed from the list so don’t even suggest it >:(

  • Paddington 2
  • La La Land
  • WALL·E
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Coco
  • Spirited Away
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • The Incredibles
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Paddington
  • Moana
  • 20th Century Women
  • Frances Ha
  • The Nice Guys
  • The Little Prince
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Harold and Maude
  • Almost Famous
  • School of Rock
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • The Polar Express
  • Chungking Express
  • Clueless
  • Speed Racer
  • The Muppets
  • The Princess Bride
  • Duck Soup
  • Horse Feathers
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Breathless
  • Short Term 12
  • Baby Driver
  • Bottle Rocket
  • City Lights
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • The Wind Rises
  • The Old Man & the Gun
  • Rushmore
  • The Sound of Music
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Cats Don't Dance
  • Finding Nemo
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Little Women
  • Men in Black
  • The Sapphires
  • That Thing You Do!
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • The Big Sick
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • Paper Moon
  • Tokyo Godfathers
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • The Iron Giant
  • Support the Girls
  • Girls Trip
  • Your Name.
  • Spy
  • Bridesmaids
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • I Love You, Man
  • Superbad
  • The Holiday
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • A Knight's Tale
  • Bring It On
  • Space Jam
  • The Parent Trap
  • The Parent Trap
  • Good Will Hunting