As the dark nights roll in there’s nothing better than popping on your comfiest PJs and watching a feel-good film. I have been asking my followers on Twitter what their favourite film is and they sent me some amazing suggestions. Here are the best feel-good films to watch this weekend.
Hopefully, you know yourself well enough to determine whether the many interconnected love stories in Love Actually will enrage you for their unabashed sentimentality, or heat up your heart till it’s warm and cozy. If you fall into the latter category, then why wait until Christmas to see the Prime Minister woo his secretary, or two people bridge the language divide and fall in love anyway? Submit to the magic.
Eat Pray Love – Recommended by @luxurybackpack
When Harry Met Sally – Recommended by @louisadavies
When Harry Met Sally gives me hope that Prince Charming is right under my nose, and it’ll just take a while and a few more life experiences to work it out. Harry’s epic speech at the end gives me goosebumps everytime. It shows you that relationships and people are flawed, but it always turns out for the best in the end. A must watch!
About a Boy
Christmas plays a central part in this charming British comedy: grumpy Will (Hugh Grant) is living off the proceeds of the Christmas song his father wrote, and discovers the value of family Christmases through his friendship with young Marcus (Nicholas Hoult). Not as schmaltzy as it sounds.
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Poor Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) has two utterly dashing British men, played by Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, chasing after her. One is a Christmas sweater-wearing good guy whom her mother likes; the other, her arrogant but charming boss. Over the course of the film, the totally endearing Bridget learns to choose the right guy.
Sex and the City – Recommended by @coffeewithmegxo
Sex and the city is my go-to film whenever I’m feeling a bit down in the dumps. It’s hilarious, empowering and heart warming, all at once. Not to mention, Carrie Bradshaw is such goals! This is such a great film and every yuear I go back to it, time and time again.
Burlesque – @hazelbeulie
Burlesque is one of my all-time favourite, feel good films because it’s such a fab promotion of girl power and the need to stick together as women. The soundtrack is incredible (Christina Aguilera & Cher) and I still listen to it whenever I’m having a low self confidence day. The whole storyline is about having belief in yourself and chasing dreams, but it’s put across in a funny and hard-hitting way. I highly recommend it for either a girls night in or any time that you need a pick-me-up!
I couldn’t do a feel-good film list without including my favourite festive film of all time, Elf. Every year, I celebrate the festive period by watching Elf. It’s been a holiday tradition for the last 5 years and will be one that continues for many years to come. It’s not only the best Christmas movie to exist, it’s also Will Ferrell‘s best movie. If you’ve ever watched Elf, then I’m sure agree with me. It’ll get you in to the Christmas spirit, make you howl with laughter and remind you of some truths – that everyone needs to smile a little more!
The Intern – Recommended by @astoldby_sophie
This is one of those films you want to put on when it’s cold outside and you just want to snuggle up in front of the telly, it’s gives me all the feels and will certainly make you feel warm inside. Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro are the perfect pairing, working together so well to make you believe the story and the relationship between them. Now I’ve got the film in my head so guess what I’m off to do…
I’ve not yet seen this film, but when I google NEW feel good films Netflix recommended this one. Meet your new role model. Iris Apfel and her eccentric, extensive clothing and accessory collection have been an essential part of the New York fashion scene for decades. This documentary provides a fascinating portrait of the nonagenarian fashionista’s day-to-day life, but the most “feel-good” aspect of Iris comes in the portrayal of Iris’ supportive, loving marriage with her husband of 68 years.
What are your favourite films to watch on a weekend?