I love films, and I love feeling good. Who doesn’t? So here are my 8 Feel good films’ I’ll love forever. They never fail to make me feel all warm inside and happy with life. That’s the whole point of them isn’t it?
I won’t try and explain to you what this film is about, as I’ll be surprised if there is anyone in the world who hasn’t seen it. Well actually there is one person who hasn’t – my husband. Idiot.
The whole film oozes feel goodness from start to (almost) finish. Why almost? Well, I truly hate the scene at the end where Sam goes running through the airport to find his American love. It’s too unrealistic for me.
Alright, alright – I know the whole film pushes the boundaries of what is realistic in life, but still…
There is one scene that, without doubt, makes me an emotional wreck EVERY TIME. Ladies, you know the scene I’m talking about…
Emma Thompson manages to make me ugly cry every single time with this scene. A scene that surely resonates with every woman who’s ever been heartbroken. An outstanding performance I think we’d all agree.
“Serendipty is a romantic drama about how the hand of fate affects two people who meet by chance at Christmas in New York.” – Wikipedia
Now, I do love a bit of John Cusack, especially in this film. I LOVE Serendipity. I love the whole idea of it. In fact, I love it so much that it is this film that convinced me to book a ten day trip to New York alone, to hopefully have my own serendipitous moment…but that’s a whole other story!
Must Love Dogs
“A forty-something preschool teacher looks to the personals for a change of pace and a relationship, with hilarious results.” – IMDb
Must Love Dogs follows Jake and Sarah through the ups and downs of dating following divorce. It’s very much a will they/won’t they film, and never fails to make me feel good.
Plus it’s got a super cute Newfoundand dog in it!
The First Wives Club
“Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.” – IMDb
Oh this film. All I will say about this film, is that when I watched it again a few weeks ago for the hundreth time, it made me send this tweet…
Aah just finished watching The First Wives Club for the hundredth time – it almost makes me want to get a divorce. pic.twitter.com/nvQBj9XEOx
— Rebecca Webb (@ImBecWebb) June 2, 2017
(Love you Dave!)
The ending song just makes me feel so empowered!
I CAN SURVIVE! I CAN MAKE IT ON MY OWN! I CAN LEAVE MY HUSBAND! I don’t need to, BUT STILL! I AM WOMAN! YOU DON’T OWN ME! (sorry Dave! Love you!)
“Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.” – IMDb
Oh now this is just one of the most heart warming films ever! It right warms my cockles it does.
If you haven’t seen, and loved, this film – we can’t be friends anymore.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
“Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah’s traveling to the same resort as her ex – and she’s bringing along her new boyfriend.” – IMDb
I love this film. It has some of the most hysterical crying scenes ever from poor Peter who’s just been dumped. You can’t help but feel for the guy, and be rooting for him all the way through.
Has some great scenes where, if you’re anything like me, you’ll be able to add to your ‘quote repertoire’.
“Con artist Gwen moves into Newton’s empty house without his knowledge, and begins setting up house posing as his new wife.” – IMDb
This film reminds me of when I still lived with my mum. Me, mum and my sister would watch this so often. We just loved it and that reason alone, makes me feel good when I watch it. But aside from that, it’s a brilliant film anyway, with plenty of humour and a definite feel good vibe.
Maid in Manhattan
“A senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman’s dress.” – IMDb
What is not to love about this film? JLo cops a lot of flack for her acting, which I feel is unjustified. Certainly in this film anyway. She plays her character well, and I totally feel that throughout the film.
I just love the ‘Cinderella’ type storyline. And I totally want to live in New York! (with Dave of course…)
So there you go, 8 feel good films’ I’ll love forever. I will never tire of watching them. To be honest there’s plenty more too! But I’ll leave those for another post.
Have you seen these and love them too? Or hate them? What are your favourite feel good films?
Let me know in the comments!