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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
but chickens double d added Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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

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1,962 1,467
Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
sally added Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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

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1,966 1,237
Up is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
but chickens double d added Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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2,078 1,427
The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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but chickens double d added Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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Mrs. Doubtfire Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

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but chickens double d added Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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

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The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

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but chickens double d added Ratatouille Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

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PaCmAnIsMyiDoLaNdFlOydIsApUsSy added Mean Girls Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

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

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but chickens double d added WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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Elf Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

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TobuscusHolmes added Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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thomasashraf added Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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thomasashraf added The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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1,106 609
How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
but chickens double d added How to Train Your Dragon Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

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thomasashraf added Matilda Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens

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

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sally added Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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TraceyMaroniStivala added Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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

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taymi-carmona added The Proposal Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White

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1,170 668
Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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looksharp added Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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but chickens double d added The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

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but chickens double d added Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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but chickens double d added The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
but chickens double d added The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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1,324 837
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
looksharp added Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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looksharp added School of Rock Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

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but chickens double d added Lady and the Tramp Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Dallas McKennon

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but chickens double d added Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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but chickens double d added Inside Out Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling

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Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
jsnungaray added Despicable Me Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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but chickens double d added Night at the Museum Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino

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but chickens double d added The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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but chickens double d added Kung Fu Panda Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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but chickens double d added Toy Story 2 Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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but chickens double d added Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
thomasashraf added Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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Simon Lagnelius added The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Feel-Good Movies
Martha Shirley Crow added Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack