films The Best Feel-Good Movies  

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

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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

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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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Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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Mrs. Doubtfire Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

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Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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Elf Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

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The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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

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

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WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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Ratatouille Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

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

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Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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Matilda Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens

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Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
How to Train Your Dragon Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

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Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

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Mean Girls Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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School of Rock Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

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The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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

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The Proposal Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White

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The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Despicable Me Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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Night at the Museum Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino

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

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Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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Inside Out Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling

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Kung Fu Panda Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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Holes Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Arquette

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