19 Movies That'll Always Make You Feel Good No Matter How Many Times You Watch Them

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We all have that one movie that can instantly cheer us up no matter what's going on.

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When Reddit user u/borislugosi asked "What's a movie that always makes you feel good?" a bunch of film fans shared their favorites.

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We've rounded up all the ones you should add to your watchlist to help you cure those bad day blues. Check them out below:

1."The Breakfast Club. Different people with different backgrounds, upbringing [and] goals in life finding a sense of peace and understanding always makes me cry. I wish real life was like that. Forever an Allison."

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2."Ferris Bueller's Day Off is probably my favorite movie ever. I don't know how many times I've seen it but every time it's just as funny, just as earnest and just as relatable. Save Ferris!"

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3."10 Things I Hate About You. Don’t be deceived by the title. It’s a feel-good movie."

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4."The Incredibles. Childhood favorite, able to be enjoyed at any age."

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5."Zoolander. Really, really ridiculously funny."

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6."Ghostbusters. I grew up watching it, and no matter what mood I'm in and it's on, it makes my day better. From the dry humor to the fantastic soundtrack, it is a model movie."

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7."Ratatouille. That little rat cooked his way into my heart."

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8."The Wedding Singer."

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"I watched this movie every day for like a year when I was like 11. Every ‘80s cover is pure gold, it’s definitely peak Adam Sandler."


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9."Legally Blonde. Elle Woods is all I need to watch when I'm feeling down and need motivation to do better."

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10."The Goonies is a classic."

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11."Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. It's such a fun movie with so many hilarious moments and all the characters are just so great. Plus, who doesn't love the idea of this total loser nerd to just suddenly become this badass fighter?"

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12."Lilo & Stitch. Family is everything."

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13."The Emperor's New Groove."

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"I genuinely think I have that movie memorized by heart (or at least enough to mouth out the scenes as they play and irritate the SO. Such a great movie, never get tired of it."


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14."The Sound of Music."

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"When life gets you down, imagine you’re spinning around on top of an Alp about to burst into song."


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15."Back to the Future. It's just my all time favorite. Watched it a billion times, and I never watch, play or read anything twice. I could watch it a billion times more."

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"Oh God, that movie makes me laugh every time i watch it."


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17."Uncle Buck. I love John Candy."

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18."Toy Story. I had seen it before my son had seen it, so I knew what was going to happen. We were watching at home and the moment comes when Woody and Buzz 'fly' to catch the moving [truck]. My son jumps and yells 'he flew, he flew.' I think of that every time we see it. The wonder and belief in my son."

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19."The Big Lebowski. I'd go even further than saying it makes me feel good — it's a spiritual experience."

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What feel-good movie would you add to the list? Share your pick in the comments!

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Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.