13 Of The Best ‘Feel Good’ Movies That Hopefully Cheer You Up

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If you’re ever feeling down, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what’s bothering you and why. Often, the best way to get out of a funky is to simply distract yourself, especially if you can distract yourself with something funny or upbeat.

Movies to the rescue! Below are our top picks for movies that are guaranteed to cheer you up anytime you’re feeling down. Bookmark this list for later!

1. “Elf”

OK, yes, it’s a Christmas movie but it’s also hilarious and super quotable.

2. “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

It’s a classic and it has some great one-liners. “It’s just a flesh wound!”

3. “Princess Bride”

INCONCEIVABLE! If you haven’t seen this movie yet, what are you waiting for? It’s almost guaranteed to cheer you up.

4. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

This movie seriously never gets old. All that teenage angst that practically oozes out of the screen.

5. “The Great Outdoors”

It’s a classic, goofy comedy featuring Chevy Chase and John Candy.

6. “Ghostbusters”

“Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!” Even though this movie does get a little spooky and suspenseful at the end, it’s mostly about the joyful antics of the ghostbusters.

7. “Legally Blonde”

It’s one of Reese Witherspoon’s best performances and it’s just such a satisfying story in the end.

8. “Zootopia”

Any movie that anthropomorphized animals is a good one in my book. Plus, this one has a great plot and top-notch animation.


9. “Singing’ in the Rain”

Falling in love, tap dancing, singing, what more could you want from a movie?

10. “Mary Poppins”

It’s one of the best Disney movies ever made, in my humble opinion. The music is great and will no doubt be stuck in your head the rest of the day, but at least you’ll be smiling.

11. “Despicable Me”

If you can watch this movie and not feel immediately cheered up by the Minions, then I’m sorry, we can’t help you here.

12. “Caddyshack”

It’s a great 1980s throwback film with tons of witty quotes and memorable scenes.

13. “Plains, Trains and Automobiles”

OK, this one is also technically a holiday movie, but we hope you can look past that because it will seriously cheer you up!

Well, there you have it. Our list of never-fail movies that are guaranteed to cheer you up.

What movie did we leave off the list that we should have included? What are your go-to “cheer up” movies?

Let us know in the comments!