Feel-good films that are perfect for anytime or any day

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo had to make the feel-good films list, and where have you been if you haven’t seen this beloved Disney film?

Nemo, a juvenile clownfish, is abducted by scuba divers, and his overprotective father sets out to save him and bring him home by swimming across the vast ocean. It’s not nearly as easy as one might believe, though.

Marlin encounters a wide range of unique sea species along the trip, and to be honest, they fill the entire movie! Who doesn’t adore Dory, let’s face it? Watch this 2003 blockbuster right now, and the memories will come flooding back!

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump, you are bound to have heard that name.

A young guy with a high IQ, numerous talents, and a great heart, is portrayed by Tom Hanks in one of his most convincing movies. As it chronicles his life over the years and emphasizes his success, the movie tracks both his struggles and his accomplishments.

But as he eventually returns to his childhood sweetheart, the major lesson of this nostalgic, yet feel-good film is that love and having a pure heart always triumphs in the end.

This classic from 1994 is renowned in the film industry and is certain to make you shed a tear while also feeling wholesome.

School of Rock

Let’s face it, Jack Black can make any film a feel-good film, especially in School of Rock!

Playing the role of Dewey, a financially unstable failed guitarist who has been kicked out of his apartment, Black’s performance in this Paramount Pictures blockbuster has been praised over the years.

We will set the scene. A grown man, impersonating his ex-roommate as a teacher, turning a classroom of pupils into a rock band. Shall we say anymore? For some hilariously fun viewing, be sure to press play on School of Rock today.


Though some may consider this as a film strictly for December, we would say otherwise.

Elf, starring the iconic Will Ferrell is a fun-filled movie that can be enjoyed all year round. The film centers around Buddy, a life-size elf, yes from the North Pole, who travels to New York City in an attempt to find his biological father.

But, with Buddy, there comes mischief and nonsense, making it a light-hearted film that anyone will enjoy. Be sure to watch this hit on the big screen, everything is 10x funnier!

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Young and extremely intelligent Matilda realized from an early age that she differs from the rest of her household. Comprised of rude, vain, and scamming individuals, she is the complete opposite with a heart of gold and a passion for reading.

However, when it is time for her to venture to her next step in school, her father’s unlawful acts land her in an abundance of trouble from the wicked Mrs. Trunchbull.

Matilda, however, plods on making friends, discovering her superpowers, and developing an unbreakable bond with her class teacher, Miss Honey.

Things eventually begin to look up for the young girl and her class teacher making this film an extremely heart-warming one.

Bride Wars

Bride Wars has got to be one of the most refreshing romcoms we have witnessed to date, and that may simply be down to the fact that it is based in New York City and features none other than the outstanding Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson.

When best friends Liv (Hudson) and Emma (Hathaway) were young girls, they had always dreamed about their big day.

However, when the time comes to book the wedding, there is a mishap in the booking system and both brides end up booked at their dream location on the same day.

As both refuse to cancel, the recipe for disaster begins, and trust us, these sabotaging schemes will make you laugh out loud.

The Parent Trap

This movie might just as easily be referred to as the Lindsay Lohan movie. Lohan plays Annie and Hallie, two twins who meet at a summer camp and discover that they are, in fact, twins.

They adopt the mischievous behavior of young girls and trade places, with one going back to California and the other going to London. They must maintain the act while working to reunite their parents, but how simple will that be for the girls?

This feel-good movie should definitely be included on the list because, quite frankly, Lindsay Lohan absolutely owns every movie she’s been involved in.

The Pursuit of Happyness

The best father-son duo role we have seen to date is none other than Will and Jaden Smith as they portray Chris and Christopher Jr. Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness.

Based on a true story, viewers witness the hardships the father and son face as Chris (Will) intends to pursue a business idea and loses everything, including his wife and home.

The film includes scenes that are hard to comprehend, such as the pair living in homeless shelters and struggling to make ends meet. However, Chris eventually sees the light at the end of the tunnel when he joins a stockbroker.

The feel-good aspect comes towards the end of the film, and we will leave that one for you to find out for yourself.