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Feel-Good Movies: The List

Updated: Dec 5, 2022

Hugh Grant dancing to Jump: it's a guaranteed serotonin boost! I asked friends to share their feel-good movies with me, in order to put together a list of movies to watch this holiday season. I got a lot of responses! Here's the list, there are over a hundred (100!), and feel free to leave a comment if I missed one.

When Harry Met Sally

Love Actually

Die Hard 1

Time Traveler’s Wife

Eat Pray Love

The Godfather


The secret life of Walter Mitty

Pride and Prejudice

The Princess Bride

Four Weddings and a Funeral


Le goût des autres

La guerre des tuques

Ferris Bueller’s Day off

You’ve Got Mail


Sex and the City

Legally Blond

Sleepless in Seattle


Family Man

The Bridges of Madison County

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Fantastic Mr Fox

Moonrise Kingdom

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang


Big Fish

GroundHog Day

The Holiday

Burn after reading

Edward Scissorhands

Little Women


La Soupe aux choux

The way we were

La mélodie du bonheur

Relatos salvajes

Y tu mama tambien

La belle histoire

Cheaper by the Dozen

10 things I hate about you


Home Alone

Como Agua para Chocolate

Hachi. A Dog’s Tale

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacations

Notting Hill

La La Land

Call Me By Your Name

La Grande Bellezza

Les Demoiselles de Rochefort

The Great Gatsby (des année 70)

Some like it hot

The Little Shop around The Corner

To be or not to be

L’argent de poche

La fête à Henriette

Harold et Maude

Heaven can’t wait

The ghost and Mrs. Muir

Down by Law

Gentlemen prefer Blondes

The Red Shoes

Almost Famous

Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain

Les visiteurs

Forrest Gump

Breakfast club

Back to the future

Le dîner de cons

The polar express

Les Compères





His girl Friday




Ed Wood

Big night

L’Auberge espagnole

Les Poupées russes

Casse-tête chinois.

Jean de Florette

Manon des sources

Le roi de cœur


OSS 117: Le Caire, nid d'espions

About Time de Richard Curtis

Pirates of the Caribbean, the Curse of the Black Pearl

Mr. and Mrs Smith

Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy et Bourne Ultimatum

The Awful Truth

You Can't Take it With You

John Carter

Lawrence of Arabia

La Dolce Vita


Caro Diario

La nuit américaine

Zazie dans le métro

César et Rosalie

Les glaneurs et la glaneuse

V for Vendetta

The Year of Living Dangerously

8 femmes

Un monde sans pitié

Singin' in the Rain

Monsoon Wedding


The Magnificent Seven

The Great Escape

Vivement dimanche


Duck Soup

Field of Dreams

Guardians of the Galaxy (le 1)




Il Postino

A Few Good Men

The Aviator


The Shawshank Redemption

Once Upon a Time in the West

As Good As it Gets

The Princess Diaries

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Stand by Me

October Sky

Galaxy Quest

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