The Best Feel-Good Movies Films

The Best Feel-Good Movies

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List Criteria: Any uplifting films that leave viewers feeling happy

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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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    most listed
    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

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    John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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    Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

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    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz

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    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

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    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel

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    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Meryl Streep

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    Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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    Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett

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    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney

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    Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

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    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig

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    Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston

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    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

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    Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hanks, Zoe Saldana

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