Here’s a list of feel-good movies to help you forget about your troubles, at least for a while.
Been feeling low? Just want to plop on the couch or bed and tune out for a bit? Here’s a list of 15 films to help take your mind off your troubles, and just unwind for a bit. So sit back, relax and enjoy!
1. School of Rock
Who doesn’t love this Jack Black hit? An unconventional teacher who inspires his students to embrace their rock ‘n’ roll spirit. Funny, with great music and storyline: checks all the boxes for a feel-good film!
2. Yes Man
When a mid-level manager decides to say “yes” to everything, the drama is sure to follow. Be ready to be entertained by the legendary Jim Carrey for this one.
3. The Holiday
Two women who bond over the internet decide to move into each other’s homes for two weeks. Iris and Amanda completely change their lives on this holiday. The romantic comedy is set in two locations; Surrey, England, and L.A, US.
4. The Intouchables
What a heartwarming film! A charming, street smart ex-con is hired to take care of a quadriplegic French nobleman and the two end up discovering an unlikely yet beautiful friendship.
5. Sister Act
Now this one is a classic! Whoopi Goldberg in one of her best roles: a Las Vegas singer hiding out as a nun at a convent after she witnesses a murder. Soon she begins to fit in by leading the otherwise conventional Church choir bringing a mix of gospel and rock-and-roll.
6. Parent Trap
How adorable is Lindsay Lohan in this 1998 American romantic comedy? She plays both the parts of identical twins who end up trying to reunite their separated parents.
7. Mrs. Doubtfire
Ah, Robin Williams! What an incredible actor. He can be both funny and move you to tears. The 1993 American comedy-drama directed by Chris Columbus features Williams as a divorced actor who disguises himself as a sweet family nanny.
8. Girls Trip
Four friends set out on a trip to New Orleans and it turns out to be quite the adventure. The comedic chemistry between Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish is hard not to be entertained by!
9. Crazy, Stupid, Love
Cal’s life changes dramatically when his wife wants a divorce and he ends up in the world of dating with some help from a new friend. With Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, you don’t want to miss this one!
10. Bridget Jones’s Diary
This movie will still make you laugh out loud during certain scenes. Bridget Jones’s Diary is a 1996 novel by Helen Fielding and ended up inspiring three films over the years. Renée Zellweger plays the protagonist perfectly and pulls viewers into her love life of juggling between “bad guy” Daniel Cleaver and “good guy” Mark Darcy.
This 2007 American musical fantasy romantic comedy film cleverly takes on the world of fairytales. Princess-to-be Giselle, played by Amy Adams, is banished from the magical land of Andalasia and thrust into the live-action world of modern-day Manhattan. Will she find her happily ever after, after all?
We love how Shrek isn’t your typical protagonist. He’s not a “handsome prince”. He’s often cantankerous and likes things his own way. But he teaches others and himself, there’s more to people than appearances. All the Shrek films are funny and creative and full of heart!
The fashion in this movie is pretty timeless! And the film itself is pretty entertaining. Alicia Silverstone stars as Cher Horowitz in the 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel, Emma.
14. The First Wives Club (1996)
This 1996 film has the killer combination of Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton. It’s based on the best-selling 1992 novel of the same name by Olivia Goldsmith. The story is about three women coming together — first for revenge, but it becomes so much more.
This hilarious movie has an all-star ensemble cast comprised of Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Ellie Kemper, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Not only will the film make you laugh but it’ll also make you want to reach to your bestie and give her a hug!