The feel-good films leave you feeling rejuvenated and joyful, which is precisely what we all need right now. With this rising temperature, get a glass of lemonade and binge watch on some evergreen feel good films, you summers will get better. We've compiled a list of the finest movies of this genre available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and other streaming services.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
It's one of those Christmas movies that accomplishes a lot more than just being a Christmas movie. It revolves around George Bailey, who is miserable and on the verge of suicide because he believes he has nothing else to live for. His guardian angel stops him as he tries jumping from a building to put an end to it all, as it is not yet his time to go. The angel then shows him what his good efforts have contributed to his village over the years. This cult classic picture is still regarded as one of the most significant triumphs in American cinema.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
The majority of Indians reading this will immediately associate it with the dreadful remake Jab Harry Met Sejal. Dont! When Harry Met Sally is a considerably greater picture with a fun tone but a deep message. The film chronicles the tale of two graduates who meet by happenstance and form a friendship before eventually drifting apart. When they meet again five years later, though, things have altered dramatically. The film has some incredible performances as well as some truly heartfelt conversations.
Forrest Gump (1994)
Even if you haven't watched the movie, you've probably heard the term 'life is like a box of chocolates'. The movie follows the story of Forrest Gump, a 'simple minded' man who wanders through life while pining for the love of his life.
The film travels through many different zones, making us laugh, smile, and weep a few tears. It is widely regarded as one of Tom Hanks' best performances. Forrest Gump is one of the all-time favourite feel-good movies.
What is the extent to which an animated picture may affect and haunt you? America is not Japan, and there is no such thing as a "Grave of the Fireflies" manufactured in the United States. But then there's 'Up'. The film revolves around our old timer lead character, who embarks on a journey to Paradise Falls to fulfil his wife's final wishes. On his journey, he encounters a variety of individuals, both good and terrible, and learns that love is a force that may last an eternity if you have enough of it in your heart.
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Pursuit of Happyness, arguably the best picture on our list, is an incredible gem of a film. It tells the true tale of Chris Gardner, a salesperson, and his son as they struggle to make ends meet while remaining close to one another. Chris is raising his son and, despite all of the adversity, poverty, and difficulties, he emerges as a successful salesman in the end. We don't know what will bring tears to your eyes if this film doesn't. Also, Will Smith's failure to win an Oscar for this part was one of the worst Academy Award disasters in history.
La La Land (2016)
La La Land paints a grim portrait of Hollywood and how success affects people. We meet two young people who are chasing their ambitions of making it big in Hollywood, and everything seems to fall apart when they get near to achieving their goals and their priorities shift. The film leaves us with a bittersweet taste in our mouths and an even more bitter smile, but also with the satisfaction of having watched a charming movie.