Right now, we’re all looking for ways to feel good. So, we asked you to share your favourite feelgood films and this is what you came up with….
Nothing beats a classic and some films as so good we can watch them again and again. We all need something to perk us up from time to time, so we reached out to you, our lovely DP social fans and followers, for your suggestions on what feelgood films to watch (the choices below being your firm favourites!) So if you’re in the market for a movie that gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling, we’ve got just the thing…
The fashionista favourite…
Another film that got plenty of mentions was the fabulous Legally Blonde, in which Reese Witherspoon plays Elle Woods, a sorority girl who gets into Harvard law school to try and win back her college sweetheart. With lots of amazing costumes (this is one for the fashion girls) and millions of quotable lines (bend and snap anyone?) this heart-warming romcom is a beautiful story about not judging a book by its cover.
See also: Sex in the City, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Devil Wears Prada
The one to get you dancing…
With a soundtrack to beat all soundtracks, lots of you reached out to us to nominate this ‘80s classic as their feelgood watch. Set during the summer of 1963, at an up-market resort, the film follows Johnny and Baby’s love story as they dance their way to romance (with a few hurdles along the way). With some of the best dance montages cinema has ever seen (the infamous lift in the lake to name just one), Dirty dancing will always hold a special place in our heart.
See also: Pitch Perfect, Mamma Mia, La La Land
The true-story blockbuster…
The Pursuit of Happyness
This feelgood film is a real tearjerker (you’ve been warned!) but it’s also a wonderful story about parenthood, hope and the will to continue when times get tough. Based on the true story of Chris Gardner, a homeless medical salesman raising his young son, Will smith with his son Jaden give star performances in this touching blockbuster.
See also: Hidden Figures, Erin Brockovich, Dead Poets Society
The teen comedy…
10 Things I Hate About You
This great teen movie is loosely based on the Shakespearian classic ‘The Taming of the Shrew’. 10 Things I Hate About You follows new kid Cameron’s attempt to date popular girl Bianca – but there’s catch. Bianca’s over-protective father won’t let her date until her sister – man-hating, ass-kicking Kat – dates too. With an amazing ensemble of actors, including a very young Heath Ledger and an amazing rendition of ‘I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’. If it’s a teen movie that you’re after, this one comes out tops.
See also: Mean Girls, Bring It On, High School Musical