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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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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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Up is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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

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How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
How to Train Your Dragon Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

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Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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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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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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Mrs. Doubtfire Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

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The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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Elf Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

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Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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The Proposal Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White

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School of Rock Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

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Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Despicable Me Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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Matilda Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens

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Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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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) 36 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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Kung Fu Panda Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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Toy Story 2 Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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Inside Out Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling

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Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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The Incredibles Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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Spirited Away Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki

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Lady and the Tramp Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Dallas McKennon

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The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan