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 >:(

  • American Graffiti
  • Desperately Seeking Susan
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Knocked Up
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • A Little Romance
  • Major League
  • Pillow Talk
  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
  • Pollyanna
  • Porco Rosso
  • Treasure Planet
  • A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
  • What's Up, Doc?
  • Joy
  • Mommy
  • Swiss Army Man
  • Table 19
  • Paterson
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Wings of Desire
  • Snatch
  • Detroit Rock City
  • Dumbo
  • Elf
  • School House Rock
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Mistress America
  • Only Yesterday
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • Hot Rod
  • 13 Going on 30
  • Rocky
  • Big
  • Pretty Woman
  • The Triplets of Belleville
  • Our Little Sister
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Comet
  • Adventureland
  • I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
  • Kedi
  • Midnight Run
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Two Night Stand
  • Stardust
  • Bumblebee
  • The Emperor's New Groove
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • Field of Dreams
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Raising Arizona
  • Big Fish
  • The Kid
  • Wonder
  • Moonstruck
  • Bad News Bears
  • My Man Godfrey
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Mon Oncle
  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • The Gods Must Be Crazy
  • The Gods Must Be Crazy II
  • Home Alone
  • Radio Days
  • Everyone Says I Love You
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Green Book
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • The Apartment
  • Harvey
  • Ant-Man
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Grease
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Free Willy
  • The Mighty Ducks
  • Rango
  • Night on Earth
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Identity Thief
  • Summer School
  • The Martian
  • A Grand Day Out
  • Stand by Me