In tough times, watching your favorite feel-good movies can be a great way to find a moment of respite and makes for wonderful mood boost. To make it more accessible for you, here is our streaming guide for 10 feel-good movies to get you through tough times.
If you’re feeling down and out, get it up with “The King’s Speech.” This historical drama, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, is based on King George VI of the United Kingdom, who is forced to overcome a debilitating speech impediment. Despite his odds, King George makes an inspiring speech that rallies the people of England during World War II. The King’s Speech is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
“The Hangover” is a hilarious comedy about a wild night in Vegas that spirals out of control in the morning. Audiences from around the world have laughed at the unpredictable misadventures of the four buddies (Zack Galifinakis, Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, and Justin Bartha) as they try to figure out what happened in the previous night. This classic comedy can be streamed on Netflix.
For an inspiring comedy, look no further than “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” This British comedy follows seven retirees who decide to start a new life in the enchanting Indian city of Jaipur, and experience a wild adventure that is jam-packed with sweetness and light. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel can be streamed on iTunes.
Spending quality time with the family can be a great remedy when you’re feeling low. Disney Pixar’s “Coco” is surely one to add to your list. This musical journey follows Miguel’s quirky adventures to the underworld where he crosses paths with his dead relatives, learning more about his legacy along the journey. “Coco” can be streamed on Disney Plus.
“Forrest Gump,” the classic drama starring Tom Hanks, is one to watch if you’re feeling defeated. Follow Forrest’s inspirational journey of facing challenges and succeeding despite his limitations. One of the most heartbreakingly beautiful tearjerkers deserving multiple watches, Forrest Gump is available to stream on Vudu.
When you feel that the world has given up on you, watch “The Shawshank Redemption” to get a dose of hope. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman star as two convicted inmates brought to life as they form an unlikely bond. Watch their inspiring friendship as they search for freedom. The Shawshank Redemption is available to stream on Hulu.
If you’re in the mood for a fun romantic comedy, check out the classic “Pretty Woman” starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. In this uplifting tale of a desperate woman who finds a man with whom she eventually falls in love, it’ll make you believe in happy endings, no matter what’s going on in your life. You can stream Pretty Woman on Apple TV.
“The Intouchables” is an immensely moving film that thrives on its motto of never giving up. It tells the story of a quadriplegic and his caregiver, who shows him a whole new world full of possibilities. Language may be a barrier here, but the endearing moments of friendship between the two make the movie one to be remembered. The Intouchables is available to stream on YouTube.
After an emotionally charged film, lighten up your mood by streaming “Hitch.” Starring Will Smith and Eva Mendes, it is one of the most iconic romantic comedies of the 21st century. Follow Will Smith as he helps a shy guy learn how to attract a woman by giving him the tools of success. Hitch is available to Stream on Sling TV.
The last on our list is something a bit different. “Bernie” is an off-beat black comedy recounting a true story of an undertaker who befriends an eccentric millionaire. What starts out as a friendship between the two soon turns into one of the most bizarre and outrageous crimes of the 20th century. Bernie can be streamed on Tubi.
We hope you find solace in these films that are available at the tip of your fingers during these tough times. Nothing can beat a few hours of good laughter, emotional moments, and inspiring tales of friendships. So when life gets tough, get streaming with these 10 feel-good movies!