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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.
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
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Forrest Gump


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Actors: Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field, Haley Joel Osment Robin Wright, + more

Initial Release: 1994

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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#1 on The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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Actors: Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell, James Cromwell Michael Clarke Duncan, + more

Initial Release: 1999

Directed by: Frank Darabont

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#61 on The Best Fantasy Movies

#58 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#9 on List of Movies Like Inception

#2 on The Best Inspirational Movies

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Actors: Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins, Mercedes Ruehl Robert Loggia, + more

Initial Release: 1988

Directed by: Penny Marshall

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#91 on The Best Fantasy Movies

#79 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#11 on The Greatest Movies of the 1980s, Ranked

#47 on The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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Toy Story


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Actors: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Penn Jillette Annie Potts, + more

Initial Release: 1995

Directed by: John Lasseter

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#3 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#24 on The Best Fantasy Movies

#5 on The Best Movies for Kids

#31 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Toy Story 2


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Actors: Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack Don Rickles, + more

Initial Release: 1999

Directed by: John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

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#23 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#60 on The Best Fantasy Movies

#25 on The Best Movies for Kids

#8 on The Best Movie Sequels

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Up is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
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Up


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Actors: Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman, John Ratzenberger Delroy Lindo, + more

Initial Release: 2009

Directed by: Pete Docter

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#6 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#2 on The Best Oscar-Winning Animated Films

#44 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#12 on The Best Movies for Kids

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Back to the Future


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Actors: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover Billy Zane, + more

Initial Release: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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#8 on The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

#21 on The Best '80s Action Movies

#12 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

#22 on The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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The Princess Diaries


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Actors: Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews, Sandra Oh Larry Miller, + more

Initial Release: 2001

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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#16 on The Best Teen Romance Movies

#36 on The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

#5 on The Best Disney Live-Action Movies

#8 on The Greatest Chick Flicks

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