My favourite feel-good films for winter (+ your suggestions)

Are you dealing with winter blues too?

Time between January and March is tough for many of us and it’s good to focus on positive vibes then. I’ve asked you a question about your favourite feel-good movies some time ago on Instagram and decided to share the whole list here. It’s quite long, so I’m sure everyone will find something suitable 🙂

At the beginning I’d like to share my own list of feel-good films. It includes stories, which not only make you smile and lift your spirit, but also help escape the ordinary, find a bit of magic in the world and believe everything is possible… even if just for a while.

  • Mary Poppins Returns

Practically perfect in every way! I know I’ve already mentioned it on Instagram, but I absolutely love everything in that movie: the scenery, the acting, the music, costumes… I kept smiling the whole time while watching! And it helped me with fighting post-Christmas blues. It’s real magic ✨

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  • Big Fish

A mythological story about an ordinary man… Or a film which proves, that every life can be an amazing story full of mysteries, magic and whimsy. It’s a wonderful journey into the world of imagination, where everything is possible. Plus I’m pretty sure that beautiful daffodils field can make anyone happy:

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  • Hook

If you like Peter Pan and Robin Williams, you should love this movie. It’s about reconnecting with your inner child and learning that you can always believe in fairies, no matter how old you are. Because remember, the most important is to never grow up! 🧚‍

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  • Christopher Robin

The message is pretty similar as above. Plus we have a chance to meet our favourite characters from the Hundred Acre Wood and go with them to the fantastic adventure in vintage London! Ewan McGregor is another perk, of course 😉

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  • Mamma Mia

This film never ceases to lift my spirit (I think many musicals have that in common actually). Seriously though, singing Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth are EVERYTHING! Plus the scenery is so dreamy, isn’t it?

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  • Paddington 2

I’ve seen it recently and honestly, I love it more than the first part. The colours and the way of filming remind me a bit of Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson. Plus the adventures of this little clumsy bear make you smile and laugh so many times! 🐻

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  • Matilda

A story of an extraordiary girl in a bit (too) ordinary world. I rewatched it today and still love very much. Plus I’m pretty sure many of us can identify with Matilda, especially when it comes to her love for books.

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That’s all titles on my list at the moment. Are you familiar with those movies and do you like them too? Maybe you know any similar ones? Tell me in comments below!

And now, here’s the list of feel-good films you’ve shared with me, in completely random order (just to let you know, I haven’t seen or checked them all, I’m just sharing the titles):

  •  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  • Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • The Bishop’s Wife
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • The Boat That Rocked
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • About a Boy
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Moonstruck
  • Eddie the Eagle
  • Lord of the Rings
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • The Holiday
  • Love Actually
  • Arthur Christmas
  • The Sound of Music
  • Footloose
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • The Railway Children
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Princess Switch
  • Enchanted April
  • Waitress
  • Chef
  • Only You
  • About Time
  • Fools Rush In
  • Bridget Jones
  • Sing Street
  • Rasta Rockett

Happy watching! 🙂

4 thoughts on “My favourite feel-good films for winter (+ your suggestions)

  1. Big Fish has been on my to-watch list for far longer than I care to admit, and it really is a shame that I haven’t got round to it yet. I think this post may just give me that final boost of conviction i need. And Lord of the Rings and Love Actually are ALWAYS a good way to feel better. Thank you so much for these suggestions, I’ll try to give as many of them a go as I can! <3

    1. Oooh, really? You should watch it as soon as you can, it’s such a beautiful and magical story! I have a feeling you’ll like it too 😉 And yes, LOTR and Love Actually forever 😀 You’re welcome, I surely need to watch some of the films other people suggested!

  2. And now, guess what? Here you are.. ✨ aaa movies..they change the way we think. An open window into people’s houses and we can be whoever we want. In one way or another, we’re all leads in their stories..hoping for the best.❤✨ As for me, can’t wait to be ‘spectator” of your next post. Wonderful job my dear😘 sweet dreams 🐐

    1. Simi, is that you? 🤔 See, I told you I will always recognise you 😀 I love how you described movies, it’s just the way I see them. Sometimes it’s good to step into another reality or live a different life, even if just for 2 hours or so 🙂 And especially when those stories make us smile! Thank you for your lovely words, dear ❤ Hope you found something for you on the list!

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