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 98 adventure films in this list.

  • Paddington 2
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Coco
  • The Incredibles
  • Paddington
  • Moana
  • The Little Prince
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Polar Express
  • The Princess Bride
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Men in Black
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Iron Giant
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • A Knight's Tale
  • The Wiz
  • The Muppet Movie
  • Back to the Future
  • Eddie the Eagle
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Shrek
  • Shrek 2
  • Shrek the Third
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Up
  • Star Wars
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Follow That Bird
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  • Christopher Robin
  • Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
  • Big Hero 6
  • A Goofy Movie
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Hercules
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Brave
  • Maleficent
  • Hook
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
  • Pollyanna
  • Porco Rosso
  • Treasure Planet
  • Swiss Army Man
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Spider-Man 3
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • Midnight Run
  • Stardust
  • Bumblebee
  • The Emperor's New Groove
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Big Fish
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Ant-Man
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Free Willy
  • Rango
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • The Martian
  • A Grand Day Out
  • The Care Bears Movie
  • Adventures in Babysitting
  • Mirai
  • Next Gen
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • The BFG
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Wonder Woman
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World