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 >:(

There are 50 films in this list released in the 1990s.

  • The Big Lebowski
  • Chungking Express
  • Clueless
  • Bottle Rocket
  • Rushmore
  • Cats Don't Dance
  • Little Women
  • Men in Black
  • That Thing You Do!
  • The Iron Giant
  • Space Jam
  • The Parent Trap
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Forrest Gump
  • Groundhog Day
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Sneakers
  • A Goofy Movie
  • Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
  • Pleasantville
  • The Sandlot
  • Father of the Bride
  • I.Q.
  • Waiting for Guffman
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Hercules
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Anastasia
  • Matilda
  • Hook
  • Before Sunrise
  • Porco Rosso
  • Detroit Rock City
  • Only Yesterday
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • Pretty Woman
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Home Alone
  • Everyone Says I Love You
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Free Willy
  • The Mighty Ducks
  • Night on Earth
  • A League of Their Own