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The Best Feel Good Movies

List Criteria: Any uplifting films that leave viewers feeling happy

This is a ranked list of the best feel good movies as voted on by men and women. This feel good list includes sports movies, romantic movies, and family movies. What is the best feel 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.

The Best Feel Good Movies Films
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    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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    John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

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    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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    Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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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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    Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

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    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens

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    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hanks, Zoe Saldana

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    Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

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    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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    Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Meryl Streep

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    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz

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    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

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    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

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    Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

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    Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

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    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White

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