10 Feel-Good Movies To Help Cheer You Up

10 Feel-Good Movies To Help Cheer You Up

These movies are guaranteed to brighten your day.

Are you feeling a little under the weather lately? You probably just need a little reset. We've prepared a list of movies to help cheer you up. The following feel-good movies are guaranteed to lift your spirits up any time you need them.


10. 'UP'

This animated film by Pixar follows an elderly widower and an earnest young boy's journey to South America, aboard a floating house flown by thousands of balloons. 'Up' will help you cope with loss and inspire you to fulfill your dreams, no matter how old you are.

The Goonies

9. 'The Goonies'

This 1985 American adventure comedy film follows a group of kids from a neighborhood called "Goon Docks." While struggling to save their homes from foreclosure, they discovered an old treasure map that leads them to the long-lost fortune of a 17th-century pirate. The kids' high-energy performance will cheer you up on your gloomy days.


8. 'Mary Poppins'

'Mary Poppins' is another heartwarming classic fantasy film that is guaranteed to brighten your day. The 1964 film follows a mysterious nanny who visits a dysfunctional family and helps their children learn values using her magical powers. A direct sequel titled 'Mary Poppins Returns' was released in 2018. 

The Shawshank Redemption

7. 'The Shawshank Redemption'

Starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, 'The Shawshank Redemption' follows a banker Andy Dufresne (Robbins). He is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the alleged murders of his wife and lover. After spending a few decades behind bars, he befriends Ellis "Red" Redding (Freeman), a fellow inmate who is also a contraband smuggler. Andy gets involved in a money-laundering operation led by the prison warden Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton). This drama about overcoming an overbearing authority will inspire you to remain steadfast no matter what life throws at you. 

'Finding Nemo'

6. 'Finding Nemo'

Follow an overprotective clownfish named Marlin, along with his friend Dory, as they go on an extensive search for Marlin's missing son Nemo. This Pixar animated film is full of under-the-ocean eye candy and well-crafted characters that are sometimes surprisingly more relatable than humans.

The Incredibles'

5. 'The Incredibles'

'The Incredibles' tells the story of a family of superheroes forced to hide their powers following a government mandate. Mr. Incredible's desire to help people will eventually get the whole family out of hiding. 'The Incredibles' is a feel-good film with a marvelous blend of action and satire of suburban sitcom.


4. 'Matilda'

A genius girl develops psychokinetic abilities and uses them to deal with her simpleton family and bully principal named Agatha Trunchbull. Matilda is a charming film with the right mix of comedic revenge against a ridiculous villainous character.

'Night at the Museum'

3. 'Night at the Museum'

A divorced father takes a job as a night watchman at New York City's American Museum of Natural History. He finds out that the exhibits come to life at night, thanks to a magical Egyptian artifact. 'Night at the Museum' is perfect for those nights when you just want to slip away from reality and have a good laugh before hitting the bed.

'Toy Story'

2. 'Toy Story'

'Toy Story' is set in a world where anthropomorphic toys come to life when humans are not present. Watch Woody and Buzz Lightyear learn to work together to get reunited with their owner, Andy. 'Toy Story' will transport you back to the good old days and remind you of the joys of childhood. 

'Forrest Gump'

1. 'Forrest Gump'

'Forrest Gump' revolves around several decades in the life of the titular character. Gump is a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama who unconsciously influences several historical points during the 20th century in the United States. The film magically balances sadness and laughter into one emotionally uplifting masterpiece.

Recommended for you