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 113 films in this list released in the 2010s.

  • Paddington 2
  • La La Land
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Coco
  • Paddington
  • Moana
  • 20th Century Women
  • Frances Ha
  • The Nice Guys
  • The Little Prince
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • The Muppets
  • Short Term 12
  • Baby Driver
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • The Wind Rises
  • The Old Man & the Gun
  • Arthur Christmas
  • The Sapphires
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • The Big Sick
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Support the Girls
  • Girls Trip
  • Your Name.
  • Spy
  • Bridesmaids
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Tangled
  • Hearts Beat Loud
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • About Time
  • Eddie the Eagle
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Inside Out
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Sing Street
  • Brigsby Bear
  • The Fundamentals of Caring
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Wolf Children
  • Christopher Robin
  • Knight of Cups
  • Big Hero 6
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Toy Story 3
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • The Lunchbox
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Brave
  • Maleficent
  • Faces Places
  • Chef
  • Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Destination Wedding
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
  • A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
  • Joy
  • Mommy
  • Swiss Army Man
  • Table 19
  • Paterson
  • Mistress America
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • Our Little Sister
  • Comet
  • I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
  • Kedi
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Two Night Stand
  • Bumblebee
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Wonder
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Green Book
  • Ant-Man
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Rango
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Identity Thief
  • The Martian
  • Fighting with My Family