films The Best Feel-Good Movies

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List Rules Vote up the escapist, uplifting films that leave you feeling happiest.

Want to feel warm and fuzzy inside? This is a ranked list of the best feel-good movies that make us experience all the good feelings. This feel good list includes sports movies, romantic movies, and family movies. What is the best eel-good movie? These are the movies that have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired and live vicariously through the stories we see on screen. Whenever you are feeling down you can simply watch one of these movies and it will make you smile.

This list of feel good movies includes such titles as Rudy, It’s a Wonderful Life, Big, and Cool Runnings. These movies vary in their genre but they all have the ability to lift our spirits no matter how many times we’ve viewed them. If you are sad, feeling sick, or just looking for a film to get lost in, these titles from the list of the best feel good movies are what you should be watching.

Whether it’s cheering on the underdog, living a fanciful life in another country, or are just completely silly, these films provide something for viewers to enjoy and aspire to. If you’re looking for “the greatest feel-good movie ever” you can find it on this list.

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Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried Frank Welker

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell Sally Field

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Ratatouille Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo Will Arnett

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The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore Julie Andrews

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Up is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner Laraine Newman

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Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Despicable Me Russell Brand, Steve Carell Julie Andrews

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin Sean Astin

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WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman Kathy Najimy

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How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
How to Train Your Dragon Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig David Tennant

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams Matt Damon

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Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd Lea Thompson

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The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer Eleanor Parker

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The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill Frank Welker

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Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz Elizabeth Perkins

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Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke Elsa Lanchester

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Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Mark Hamill

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright André the Giant

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The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton Frank Morgan

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci John Candy

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Elf Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell Peter Dinklage

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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks Brittany Snow

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The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald Anthony Michael Hall

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell Michael Shannon

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Matilda Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson Paul Reubens

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The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise Sam Rockwell

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Sean Penn, Ben Stiller Kristen Wiig

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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman John Cusack

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Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert Liam Neeson

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick Jeffrey Jones

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Mrs. Doubtfire Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan Sally Field

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Sister Act Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith Harvey Keitel

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Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker Jerry Orbach

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Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver Dan Aykroyd

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Inside Out Amy Poehler, Diane Lane Mindy Kaling

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It's a Wonderful Life James Stewart, Donna Reed Lionel Barrymore

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Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen George Takei

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The Devil Wears Prada Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum Meryl Streep

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Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John Stockard Channing

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School of Rock Sarah Silverman, Jack Black Miranda Cosgrove

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon John Candy

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Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba Jay Brazeau

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Overboard Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell Roddy McDowall

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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth Tim Robbins

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The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti Ed Harris

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Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling Denzel Washington

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When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
When Harry Met Sally... Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal Carrie Fisher

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Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy Paul Rudd

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As Good as It Gets Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt Julie Benz

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Coming to America Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson James Earl Jones

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My Cousin Vinny Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci Ralph Macchio