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Best Feel Good Movies

Deepa Kartha
The best thing about a feel good movie is that it always lights up that one candle of hope left somewhere deep in our hearts. These movies usually show the protagonist in some kind of mess which is impossible to deal with, and how in the end he/she manages to overcome all odds.
There are times in life when nothing seems to be going right. All go through this phase; may be because of not getting a job, poor scores in exams, a fight with a dear one or may be just because one is lonely. Whatever the reason be for being sad, it is important to find ways to cheer up oneself as being moody can affect people around us.
Each one of us has different ways of lifting our mood. While some like to read a good book, there are others who like to go for long walks alone. Another way one can bring back the good mood is to watch some pleasant movies. These movies do not come under a particular category i.e. pleasing movies are not necessarily comedy or romantic.
Rather, these movies can come under a variety of categories including sad, action oriented, etc. What all these movies have in common is that they make the person smile and feel good about himself as well as life in general. So, if you are feeling a little depressed and dejected, some of the following movies will definitely help in lifting up your bad mood.

Pleasing Movies List


Groundhog Day (1993)
Cast: Bill Murray, Andie Macdowell, Chris Elliot
How would you feel if you wake up everyday to find that you are living the same day over and over again? Extreme fun lies in this story of a weatherman who has the worst day of his life, everyday.
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly
A no-brainer about two stupid amigos that has everything to make you go all LMAO and ROFL. Jim Carrey. Enough said.
Ghostbusters (1984)
Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
Three kicked-out-of-their-company scientists set up a shop to hunt ghosts and trap them. Things become interesting when they are called on to save the New York City from an untold evil.
Other Movies
Wedding Crashers (2005), Bruce Almighty (2006), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Death at a Funeral (2007), Liar, Liar (1997), Home Alone (1990), The Meyerowitz Stories (2017), Rushmore (1998), Baby's Day Out (1994), Bridesmaids (2011).


Love Actually (2003)
Cast: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson
To experience the overwhelming feeling of love, take a sneak at the lives of eight couples that connect during Christmas.
Before Sunrise (1995)
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert
If you only had a night to spend with the person you believe to be your soul-mate, what would you do? This beautiful tale of two strangers who meet on a train to Europe, keeps you gripped till the end.
'Before Sunset' (2004) and 'Before Midnight' (2013) are its sequels.
Pretty Woman (1990)
Cast: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander
A filthy rich man hires an escort for a couple of social gatherings - few hours, which soon turn into days, making him realize that he has fallen in love with this damsel. Watch the American sweetheart take your breath away.
Other Movies
10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Annie Hall (1997), When Harry Met Sally (1989), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), The Holiday (2006), The Vow (2012), The Fault in our Stars (2014), La La Land (2016), The Ugly Truth (2009), A Walk to Remember (2002).


The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton
When you're sentenced to a lifetime of imprisonment, hope doesn't really come handy. Or, does it? Watch two men bond in prison over the years, where, through their cryptic acts, they eventually find redemption. One of the highest rated movies of all time.
The Pursuit of Happiness (2006)
Cast: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith
It makes you cry, I won't lie. But those tears will be a result of immense happiness as you see a man struggle through the rigors of life, and eventually win over them. It's Will Smith at his best.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
When an angel enters the life of a frustrated man, he realizes the worth of life, even if it's unfair. When hardships wreak mayhem, and you lose the will to live, this movie is the first thing you need to watch.
Other Movies
Rocky (1976), October Sky (1999), Schindler's List (1993), Life is Beautiful (1997), Forrest Gump (1994), The Godfather (1972), Life of Pi (2012), The Pianist (2002), 127 Hours (2010), Into the Wild (2007), The Aviator (2004), Apollo 13 (1995), Lion (2016).


Toy Story (1995)
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
Fancy talking and walking toys? This movie offers best animated shots by bringing toys to life. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen have given their voices to the main characters.
Wall-E (2008)
Cast: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin
It was tough to select a genre for this animated flick, for its romance overwhelms you. When a waste collecting robot in the distant future ends up on a space journey with an advanced robot, the fate of the humankind is determined. The romance between the robots makes you go 'aww' at every damn moment!
The Incredibles (2004)
Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter
A family that comprises undercover superheroes ends up saving the world from endless catastrophes. Another Pixar gem.
Other Movies
Finding Nemo (2003), The Lion King (1994), Shrek (2001), Up (2009), Ratatouille (2007), Toy Story 3 (2010), Ice Age (2002), Madagascar (2005), How to Tain Your Dragon (2010), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Frozen (2013), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Zootopia (2016), Tangled (2010), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Despicable Me (2010), Minions (2015).
When you feel nothing seems to be going right in life, watch any of these flicks mentioned here, even if they fail to combat the gloom, will succeed in putting a smile on your face for a while.
They will definitely inspire you as they give the message that even though one has to face a lot of trials and tribulations in life, it is actually a wonderful place to live in. So, waste no time, pick a DVD of one of these, and soak all the goodness that lies within.