We could all use a little joy right now. Scratch that. We could all use A LOT of joy right now. What better way to lift your spirits during tough times than to watch an amazing feel-good movie?
We’ve put together a list of ten incredible films that just might inspire you, make you laugh, or give you some much needed positive energy.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy our list of the ultimate feel-good movies that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Sylvester Stallone stars as Rocky in this classic tale of determination about a boxer who refuses to give up, no matter what. Against all odds, he overcomes his fears and believes in himself. If this movie doesn’t give you a jolt of inspiration and positive energy, we don’t know what will!
Dazed and Confused
It’s the ultimate hang-out movie. Dazed and Confused follows several teenagers on the last day of school in 1976. Tag along with them as they try to find beer, get hazed by upperclassmen, and wax poetic about their lives. Take a load off from the stress of the world right now and have a blast right along with them.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Needless to say, Steven Spielberg knows how to create hopeful films with awe-inspiring spectacle on a grand scale. How’s that for taking your mind off of current events? Throw on Close Encounters of the Third Kind and be reminded that there’s still hope in the world, even right now.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Amy Heckerling’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High has it all: big laughs, teenage angst, Sean Penn as a stoner, and an absolutely killer soundtrack. What more could you ask for? This is classic 80’s cinema at its best. So take a trip back in time and fall in love with Phoebe Cates all over again.
The Princess Bride
If you’re looking for an escape, how about getting whisked away on an adventure in a magical fantasy land? The Princess Bride has pirates, princesses, evil kings, giants, and even a six-fingered man. This all-time classic fairytale will enrich your soul, make you laugh, and transport you to another world.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
It’s hard to think of a more universally beloved film than Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and that’s because it is one of the most JOYOUS and HAPPY movies ever made. Let Ferris Bueller’s optimism and sense of fun take a hold of you. BUELLER? BUELLER? BUELLER?
Dumb and Dumber
We all desperately need a good laugh right now. So why not watch one of the absolute funniest movies IN EXISTENCE? Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels give the performances of their lives in Dumb and Dumber, an irreverent comedy that is just as funny today as it was when it first premiered back in 1994.
The Bad News Bears
Whether it's the 1976 original or the 2005 remake, The Bad News Bears is likely to put a smile on your face. It’s the tale of a ragtag little league team trying to make their way through the season in one piece. Not only are the players underdogs, but the coach is too. This delightful story has an ending that will brighten your day, your week, and maybe even your month.
Kevin Bacon stars as a teen who moves to a small Midwestern town that has banned rock music and dancing. Needless to say, he’s not going to let that fly. Through sheer perseverance and moxy, he’s going to remind everyone why they need to let loose and DANCE. Footloose is 100 percent guaranteed to make you happy.
Pixar has the key to all of our hearts. So let one of their finest films, Finding Nemo, take you on a journey that is bound to inspire hope and joy in your life. It might just remind you that we can overcome anything!
We hope you enjoyed this list of fantastic feel-good movies. Let the magic of movies lift your spirits and give you a little peace!