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 83 romance films in this list.

  • La La Land
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Harold and Maude
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Chungking Express
  • Clueless
  • The Princess Bride
  • Horse Feathers
  • Castle in the Sky
  • City Lights
  • The Sound of Music
  • Little Women
  • That Thing You Do!
  • The Big Sick
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Some Like It Hot
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • Your Name.
  • Bridesmaids
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • The Holiday
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • A Knight's Tale
  • Forrest Gump
  • Groundhog Day
  • Sing Street
  • Amélie
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Knight of Cups
  • Sione's Wedding
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • The Room
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • A Goofy Movie
  • Father of the Bride
  • Ball of Fire
  • I.Q.
  • The Lunchbox
  • Hercules
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Maleficent
  • Before Sunrise
  • Before Sunset
  • Destination Wedding
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Knocked Up
  • A Little Romance
  • Pillow Talk
  • What's Up, Doc?
  • Swiss Army Man
  • Paterson
  • Wings of Desire
  • Only Yesterday
  • 13 Going on 30
  • Big
  • Pretty Woman
  • Comet
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Two Night Stand
  • Stardust
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Moonstruck
  • My Man Godfrey
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Everyone Says I Love You
  • The Apartment
  • Grease
  • Juno
  • Stranger Than Fiction
  • High Society
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • Hairspray
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Isn't It Romantic
  • The Shape of Water