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 29 music films in this list.

  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Almost Famous
  • School of Rock
  • The Muppets
  • The Sound of Music
  • Cats Don't Dance
  • Yellow Submarine
  • The Wiz
  • Hearts Beat Loud
  • The Muppet Movie
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Sing Street
  • The Band Wagon
  • Follow That Bird
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • The Great Muppet Caper
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Waiting for Guffman
  • August Rush
  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Detroit Rock City
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • Radio Days
  • Everyone Says I Love You
  • Green Book
  • High Society
  • Hairspray