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Midweek Movie Mouth-Off: give me your feel-good movies

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We don’t talk a lot about ourselves or our personal lives on the site. Well, except for me, because I have an opinion about everything. If you know me, or follow my Twitter, you’ll know that lately I’ve been going through a bit of a slump. Honestly, I could really use some cheering up.

My usual go-to movie to make me happy is Pacific Rim, nothing gets my blood pumping quite like that awesome soundtrack. Also, if Idris Elba’s amazing speech doesn’t lift your spirits, then you’re dead inside. But it’s not really a “feel-good” movie in the traditional sense of the words. Right now, I can’t think of anything else that might qualify under feel-good movies.

So once again, I turn to you, dear readers. I need your help. Give me your pick-me-ups, your happy places, the movies that never leave you without a smile on your face. What movie (or TV show, I’m not fussy) would you recommend to help put me in a good mood?

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Last Updated: September 14, 2016


  1. LegionZA

    September 14, 2016 at 10:41

    As far as TV shows go, my go to is Friends. Seen it too many times that I already giggle because I know the punch line that’s coming.

    For the movies, Friday or American Pie are generally the ones I reach for.


  2. konfab

    September 14, 2016 at 12:10

    I like House for a go-to feel good series. Seeing someone who hates the world more than you do is good for the soul.

    Doc Martin is slightly more light hearted than House.

    For films:
    Star Wars
    Indianna Jones
    Jurassic Park

    I grew up with all three series and watching them throws me back to good times every time.


  3. Sageville

    September 14, 2016 at 12:19

    The Fifth Element, It’s our family movie, we all love it…


  4. Koko

    September 14, 2016 at 13:12

    series: parks and rec / scrubs
    movies: guardians of the galaxy / Aladdin


  5. Andre116

    September 14, 2016 at 13:29

    You should try The Road for a feel good movie.

    (snicker, snicker)


    • Tracy Benson

      September 14, 2016 at 14:16

      Oh yeah, definitely. Great suggestion 😛


  6. For the Emperor!

    September 14, 2016 at 16:09

    Normally 7 Brides for 7 Brothers…or Much ado about Nothing…weird I know. More recently I started watching Mr Right with Anna Kendrick.


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 14, 2016 at 20:14

      Mr Right is a fun little movie.


      • For the Emperor!

        September 14, 2016 at 21:51

        I was like “meh need something to watch…browse…whats this…ok let me check this one out”. It was a real surprise for me how much I enjoyed it!


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 15, 2016 at 08:05

          Those are the best movies – when you know nothing about them & they turn out to be really good.


  7. Noelle Adams

    September 14, 2016 at 16:52

    I’d probably go with an underdog movie, typically sports dramas like Creed. Those always pick me up.


    • Tracy Benson

      September 14, 2016 at 19:20

      Good idea!


  8. Filmmaker

    September 29, 2016 at 12:35

    i) Ironman (1) is a feel-good movie.
    ii) Look out for ‘David Leigh (or Lee?)’ scenes on The Good Wife


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