When the weather outside is frightful, and you don’t feel like going anywhere, sometimes the best thing to do is stay in and watch a movie. But not just any movie. We’re talking about feel-good movies. The kind that will make you forget about your problems and make you laugh, cry, or both. And what could be better on a dreary day than that?
What are feel-good movies, and why should you watch them?
Feel-good movies are those that make you feel good after watching them. They usually have a happy ending, and they often leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. They’re perfect for when you need a break from the real world, and they can provide some much-needed laughter or tears.
So why should you watch them? Well, for one thing, they can help you forget about your troubles for a little while. They can also make you feel happy, loved, and appreciated. And finally, they’re just plain enjoyable to watch. So if you’re looking for a perfect rainy-day alternative, look no further than these 10 feel-good movies.
The 10 best feel-good movies to watch on a rainy day
“The Help” is a 2011 drama film that tells the story of African American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi, during the early 1960s. Despite the difficult and often racially charged circumstances, these women form strong friendships with one another. The film was met with critical acclaim and was nominated for numerous awards, including four Academy Awards.
“Up” is a 2009 animated film about an elderly man named Carl Fredrickson who, after losing his wife, decides to fulfill her lifelong dream of traveling to South America. He does this by tying thousands of helium balloons to his house and lifting them off into the sky. The film was met with critical acclaim and was nominated for two Academy Awards.
“Amélie” is a 2001 French romantic comedy-drama film about a young woman who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, simply because she can. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Good Will Hunting
“Good Will Hunting” is a 1997 drama film about a 20-year-old janitor at MIT who is revealed to be a mathematical genius. After being discovered by a professor, he is offered a scholarship to the school but must first deal with personal demons from his past.
Matt Damon wrote the award-winning script himself during his fifth year at Harvard University, and it includes some of his own personal experiences.
“Mamma Mia!” is a 2008 musical film based on a successful stage musical of the same name. The film tells the story of a young woman who, after being abandoned by her mother as a child, tries to find out who her father is. The film was met with mixed reviews but was a commercial success. It grossed over $600 million on a budget of $52 million.
“Forrest Gump” is a 1994 comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film follows the life of Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) over several decades, charting his encounters with and influences on a variety of historical events in the 20th century United States. The movie differs significantly from the novel.
“Cinema Paradiso” is a 1988 Italian drama film about a young boy’s love for movies and the friendship he develops with the projectionist at his local theater. The film was nominated for numerous awards, including seven Academy Awards, and it won for the Best Foreign Language Film.
“Uncle Frank” is a 2014 drama film about a young woman who, after the death of her uncle, learns about his secret life and the family he kept hidden from her. The film was met with mixed reviews but was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
“The Terminal” is a 2004 comedy-drama film about an Eastern European man who becomes stranded in New York City when his country collapses. He is forced to live in the airport terminal for the next nine months. The film was met with mixed reviews but was a commercial success, grossing over $350 million on a budget of $60 million.
When Harry Met Sally
“When Harry Met Sally” is a 1989 romantic comedy film about two friends who become romantically involved over the course of several years. The film was met with critical acclaim and was nominated for three Academy Awards. It also spawned the popular catchphrase, “I’ll have what she’s having.”
So, next time you’re stuck inside on a rainy day, don’t despair. Pop in one of these feel-good movies and enjoy!