Feel-Good Movies to Lift Your Spirits
Theaters are still closed down across the country due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, however new movies are still being released weekly on on-demand —iconic movies through decades past are being added to at-home streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu and Disney+ perfect for the family or to enjoy with a bowl of delicious homemade popcorn!
With access to some of the best movies from the comfort of your living room, we’ve come up with a list of feel-good movies (with ratings). So get your snacks ready because this list will instantly lift your spirits and allow you to take that much deserved break!
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Everyone knows this classic! Take it back a few years with When Harry Met Sally for an evening full of sweet moments, fun laughs and the million dollar question of “can a guy and a girl really just be friends?” If you’ve already seen it, you’ll be sure to enjoy this gem of a movie from your past. If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat!
(Available on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Youtube & Google Play)
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Legally Blonde (2001)
We may have been missing our favorite hair salon during these past few weeks, but Elle Woods would never let that happen. If you’re looking for a light hearted chick-flick, you’ll definitely get it by watching Reese Witherspoon attain her professional goals all while keeping her girly charm in Legally Blonde.
(Available on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play)
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Ever had a boss who made everything difficult to do at work? Andy (Anne Hathaway) goes through this same professional torture with Priestly (Meryl Streep), except there’s a lot more gorgeous outfits involved. Take the work pressure off yourself and let The Devil Wears Prada take some heat for you as you sit back and relax with this comedy.
(Available on Amazon Prime, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play)
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
This movie took America by storm when it came out with its visually stunning cinematography and fun performances from the cast. A small town girl finding out her boyfriend is in line to be the heir of one the wealthiest families in his country, what wouldn’t we love about that?! This rom com will leave you finding any excuse to attend a crazy rich Asian wedding!
(Available on Amazon Prime, Hulu, YouTube, Google Play)
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
I Love You, Man (2009)
If you’re missing your buddies, I Love You, Man is definitely the movie to watch. This comedy will get you reminiscing about the good times – like when we were able to go outside and grab a drink with our friends. Laughs are guaranteed while watching Peter Klaven trying to find the perfect Best Man. Also, a little Paul Rudd is good for the soul, right?!
(Available on Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play)
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Bad Boys (1995)
If you’re looking to add some action into your movie night along with comedy, then who better than Will Smith to do that for you? Bad Boys is sure to keep you laughing as two friends/detectives have five days to complete their mission and get into all kinds of trouble along the way.
(Available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play)
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Any pick from our list of feel-good movies is guaranteed to take your mind off your hectic schedule as you squeeze in some very necessary me-time. We understand the stress that comes along with being quarantined and practicing social distancing, which is why we’re insisting you take the night off! So relax, sit back, grab your dog and your favorite fuzzy slippers and settle in for a night in.