films The Best Feel-Good Movies

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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.

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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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Ratatouille Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo Will Arnett

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Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried Frank Welker

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Up is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner Laraine Newman

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The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore Julie Andrews

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Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Despicable Me Russell Brand, Steve Carell Julie Andrews

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin Sean Astin

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How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
How to Train Your Dragon Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig David Tennant

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WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman Kathy Najimy

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

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams Matt Damon

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The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer Eleanor Parker

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Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz Elizabeth Perkins

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The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill Frank Welker

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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks Brittany Snow

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright André the Giant

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Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Mark Hamill

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Elf Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell Peter Dinklage

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci John Candy

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell Michael Shannon

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Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke Elsa Lanchester

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The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald Anthony Michael Hall

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Matilda Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson Paul Reubens

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The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton Frank Morgan

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Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert Liam Neeson

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Sean Penn, Ben Stiller Kristen Wiig

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Mrs. Doubtfire Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan Sally Field

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick Jeffrey Jones

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Sister Act Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith Harvey Keitel

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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman John Cusack

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Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver Dan Aykroyd

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Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker Jerry Orbach

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It's a Wonderful Life James Stewart, Donna Reed Lionel Barrymore

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School of Rock Sarah Silverman, Jack Black Miranda Cosgrove

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The Devil Wears Prada Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum Meryl Streep

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The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise Sam Rockwell

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Overboard Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell Roddy McDowall

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Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John Stockard Channing

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Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen George Takei

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Inside Out Amy Poehler, Diane Lane Mindy Kaling

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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth Tim Robbins

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Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba Jay Brazeau

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon John Candy

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The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti Ed Harris

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Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy Paul Rudd

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Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling Denzel Washington

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As Good as It Gets Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt Julie Benz

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When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
When Harry Met Sally... Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal Carrie Fisher

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The Proposal Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds Betty White

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Coming to America Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson James Earl Jones