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 >:(

  • The Wiz
  • Tangled
  • Hearts Beat Loud
  • The Muppet Movie
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • About Time
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Back to the Future
  • Eddie the Eagle
  • Forrest Gump
  • Groundhog Day
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Inside Out
  • Shrek
  • Shrek 2
  • Shrek the Third
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Sing Street
  • Up
  • Amélie
  • Brigsby Bear
  • Star Wars
  • The Fundamentals of Caring
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • The Band Wagon
  • Airplane!
  • Wolf Children
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • 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
  • Knight of Cups
  • Sione's Wedding
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • Big Hero 6
  • The Room
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story 3
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • The 'Burbs
  • Sneakers
  • A Goofy Movie
  • Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
  • Pleasantville
  • The Sandlot
  • Father of the Bride
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Ball of Fire
  • The Bank Dick
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Best in Show
  • The Great Muppet Caper
  • I.Q.
  • It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Phantom Tollbooth
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Waiting for Guffman
  • The Lunchbox
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Hercules
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Anastasia
  • Brave
  • Maleficent
  • Coraline
  • Ratatouille
  • Faces Places
  • Because of Winn-Dixie
  • August Rush
  • Matilda
  • Hook
  • Chef
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Before Sunrise
  • Before Sunset
  • Destination Wedding
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Legally Blonde
  • Thunder