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 91 animated films in this list.

  • WALL·E
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Coco
  • Spirited Away
  • The Incredibles
  • Moana
  • The Little Prince
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Polar Express
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • The Wind Rises
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Cats Don't Dance
  • Finding Nemo
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • Tokyo Godfathers
  • The Iron Giant
  • Your Name.
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Space Jam
  • Tangled
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Inside Out
  • Shrek
  • Shrek 2
  • Shrek the Third
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Up
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • Wolf Children
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
  • Big Hero 6
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story 3
  • A Goofy Movie
  • Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
  • The Phantom Tollbooth
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Hercules
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Anastasia
  • Brave
  • Coraline
  • Ratatouille
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Thunder
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
  • Porco Rosso
  • Treasure Planet
  • Dumbo
  • Only Yesterday
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • The Triplets of Belleville
  • The Emperor's New Groove
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Rango
  • A Grand Day Out
  • The Care Bears Movie
  • Mirai
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  • Next Gen
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World