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 121 family films in this list.

  • Paddington 2
  • WALL·E
  • Coco
  • Spirited Away
  • The Incredibles
  • Paddington
  • Moana
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Polar Express
  • Speed Racer
  • The Muppets
  • The Princess Bride
  • Castle in the Sky
  • The Sound of Music
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Cats Don't Dance
  • Finding Nemo
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • The Iron Giant
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Space Jam
  • The Parent Trap
  • The Parent Trap
  • The Wiz
  • Tangled
  • The Muppet Movie
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Back to the Future
  • 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
  • Follow That Bird
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Christopher Robin
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • 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
  • The Sandlot
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • The Great Muppet Caper
  • It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
  • Mary Poppins
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • Hercules
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Anastasia
  • Brave
  • Maleficent
  • Coraline
  • Ratatouille
  • Because of Winn-Dixie
  • August Rush
  • Matilda
  • Hook
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • A Little Romance
  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
  • Pollyanna
  • Treasure Planet
  • Dumbo
  • Elf
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • Big
  • Stardust
  • The Emperor's New Groove