When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Let’s move beyond that, We say put the lemons aside, snuggle up on a comfy couch and grab the remote for a happy movie marathon!. You can make those lemonades later, after you’ve streamed a handful of best feel-good movies you’ll be more than ready to overcome whatever the world throws at you.
The moment you hit the play button you’ll feel your spirits lifting up. Take your pick from our list of some of the best movies that’ll make your day.
Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine features Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette as a member of a severely dysfunctional family who takes on a cross-country trip to register their daughter Olive into a beauty contest. With a plethora of hurdles in the way and a couple of differences between them, they finally managed to reach the contest in time. Little Miss Sunshine showcases invigorating truth about how families are with a be-yourself-attitude, this movie will make you smile from start to finish.
Pursuit Of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness seized Will Smith an Oscar nomination as well as a Golden Globe for his brilliant performance in this movie. The plot follows a homeless young man struggling to raise his son. Smith’s own son Jaden starred in the movie. The film is obviously based on Chris Gardner’s life. How his hard work and determination ultimately pay off.
Not to mention any movie with Happiness in the name will definitely be a good one, even if the spelling is a bit off.
Remember The Titans
Inspired by a real story, Remember The Titans follows the story of Coach Herman Boone, an African-American high school football coach. Boone rallies a team of young men and coaches them to victory. The movie stars Denzel Washington, Ryan Gosling, Ryan Hurst and Wood Harris.
When it comes to inspirational movies, you probably won’t get a better one than “Precious”. Featuring Oscar-nominated, Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious” it’s the story of an overweight, abused and illiterate teenager ‘Precious’ who manages to triumph over her pain to provide a better life for herself and her children. A healthy Warning the movie isn’t for the faint-hearted but if you make it through, you’ll see that with hard work and Patience you can even conquer the world.
1994 Forrest Gump is a heartening tale of a man that’ll inspire and encourage you with his childlike optimism. The classic story of a man who lacks cynicism and sees things for what they are. Tom Hanks’ breathtaking acting bodes a beautiful balance between sadness and laughter. An inspiring story, rich in laud laughs and silent truths.
(500) Days of Summer
(500) Days of Summer kicks in with a disclaimer that reads “even though it is the story of boy-meets-girl, it is NOT a love story”. “(500) Days of Summer” follows into the footsteps of a hopeless romantic Tom Hansen, portrayed by the handsome Joseph Gordon Levitt and his quest to find his true love. After his girlfriend bids farewell to their relationship, Levitt is left reflecting on the time he spent with her and thinking how and where their relationship turned sour.
And in his thoughts, the film beautifully reveals that we are sometimes so enthralled with the idea of the one we’re in love with, we often neglect the signs that they are indeed not ‘the one’.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Centred on the subject of the iconic quote of Alexander Pope, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a story like no other. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet play a pair of distant lovers in their effort to delete one another from their minds. The movie brilliantly draws out the issues of relationships and the sorrow of loss.
“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” will leave you grieving with the acknowledgement of the staggering repercussions of being in love and trying to run away from it.
This 1988 Tom Hanks movie is an ultimate feel-good classic. “Big,” tell the story of a teenager who wishes to grow big in size and one day out of the blue upon waking up after a nice sleep find himself a grown man. Despite his struggles to understand the hilarious concept of becoming an adult overnight, he was able to have a nice job and even manages to find the ‘one’.
Rich in interesting characters and fascinating stories Big Fish recounts the incredible life of Ed Bloom, portrayed by Ewan McGregor. From befriending a giant to having his future foretold by a witch, Ed Bloom has lived an amazing life and you can see it, learn from it in this inspiring movie with your entire family.
Down With Love
This one is for all the rom-com lovers out there !! Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor star in this movie about a woman who thinks she’s good on her own and a guy who resists love. When the mismatched duo meets each other they realised that they’ve never been so wrong. Set in the ‘60s theme it’s a tale about love conquering all and will definitely break a smile off your cheeks.
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