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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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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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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    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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    John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

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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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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

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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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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

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    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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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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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz

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    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel

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    Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

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    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Meryl Streep

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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    Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett

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    Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

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    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

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    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens

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    Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig

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    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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    Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, Robert Downey Jr.

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