Bad days come and go. Who has a good day and enjoys life? When everything goes haywire, it’s usually not so easy to keep smiling. What could be better than curling up under a blanket on the sofa with ice cream and watching a movie that undoubtedly lifts your spirits and gives you the promise that the world will look very different the next morning?
Exactly nothing. Nothing beats a movie night with a real feel-good movie that makes you forget your problems for a few hours.
Below we show you 35 movies that are sure to make you happy!
1. La La Land (2016)
The drama La La Land was the talk of the town even then, shortly after its release. The young love between a pianist and an actress enchants – not only the ordinary audience. The film has won over 200 awards and several Oscars, including Best Director and Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Emma Stone embodies an aspiring actress in La La Land. The harmony between the actress and the beautiful songs from the film make it an unforgettable movie that heals the soul and truly resonates—a wonderful drama with a lot of feeling, which hardly anyone will not like.
2. Mamma Mia! (2008)
The movie Mamma Mia! is already outdated but still a true key to happiness. This comedy is about young Sophie, who is about to get married. The Problem? She desperately wants to be walked down the aisle by her father but doesn’t know who exactly her father is.
Three young men come into consideration. Without further ado, Sophie invites all three men to find out which of them is her biological father. Chaos is inevitable, which makes this film so wonderfully realistic and sympathetic.
3. Pitch Perfect (2012)
Beca isn’t particularly keen on living on campus, let alone cramming in college. She would much rather work as a DJ and drop everything right away. When a capella group takes notice of her and literally forces her to perform with them and support the group, Beca suddenly doesn’t know where she stands. Her expectations of life are mixed up with reality, and she has to decide: Can and will she lead the ” Bellas ” group to success – if so, how?
The Musical film Excites you to sing along and dance and cheers you up even on the darkest days in any case successfully.
4. Harry Potter (2001 – 2011)
If you don’t know the Harry Potter movies, you have truly missed out on something. The film, based on the popular and well-known book series “Harry Potter,” is about a boy of the same name who learns in a complicated way that he is a wizard and has to go to a special school called Hogwarts. His already deceased parents were among the most famous wizards. At Hogwarts, intrigue awaits Harry, but so makes extraordinary friendship and even love.
The story about the little boy you see growing up over the course of the films is a must-see classic!
5. Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest does not have it easy in life. He is an extremely kind boy who is slightly handicapped and is teased daily for it. His low IQ is a reason for other kids to make fun of Forrest. The remarkable way Forrest Gump takes control of his life throughout the film, despite the obstacles in his way, is a model for all. He makes a career in many industries – mostly through his goodness and clumsiness.
The literary adaptation encourages you to think about life and, at the same time, is a funny comedy, which was loudly praised by the general public, especially in the USA.
6. Minions (2015)
Villain Gru has fun making life difficult for his fellow man. He is determined to be their worst villain – but things go wrong in the process. Gru is surrounded by the well-known Minions, his yellow subjects, who make you laugh and happy with their funny ideas without any question.
As part of his next plan, Gru adopts three little girls who present him with numerous challenges. But even Gru must eventually realize that he’s growing fond of the girls and admit to himself that maybe being a bad guy isn’t so cool after all.
7. Isn’t It Romantic? (2019)
The Netflix comedy is about the architect Natalie. Their life is actually quite okay, she thinks. At least until she wakes up to a comedic version of her life – nothing Natalie hates more than those movies. Desperate, she solves the mystery and tries to get her old life back.
With a lot of wits, this comedy is probably already one of the funniest of 2019. A good mood is preprogrammed when you experience the funny version of her life with Natalie, played by Rebel Wilson.
8. Instant Family (2018)
Children are the only thing missing in the actual full life of Pete and Allie at once. They study adoption and take a course, whereupon they decide to adopt a child. They do not expect that there will be three siblings at once. The difficulties they face when adopting are understandable throughout.
You feel for the whole movie; afterward, you feel especially sensitized to the topic of foster children and adoption. There’s not a dry eye in the comedy, but the ending is all the better for it, and the mood afterward is all the better.
9. Fack ju Göhte (2013)
The series around “teacher” Zeki Müller and his problem pupils, which was celebrated then as it is now, flushed several million into the box office. Because bank robber Zeki Müller buried the money he stole on his last raid before he was caught, he applies for a job as a teacher at a school and searches for the money in the cellar as inconspicuously as possible. The plan works out, but the circumstances that get in Zeki’s way make his life difficult.
A lot of humor convinces all three parts of this series, especially the first part, which is epic and convinces in every respect. More good humor is hard to come by!
10. The Longest Ride (2015)
The film “No Place Without You” is based on the book by Nicholas Sparks and tells the story of two couples who are forever bound together by fate.
College student Sophia and bull rider Luke meet at one of his rodeo events but don’t immediately fall in love. But both quickly realize that their hearts are burning for the other. One fateful night, they discover Ira Levinson’s burning car in the dark and rescue him. In the hospital, the 90-year-old talks about his past, his wife Ruth, who has already died, and the happiness they found in each other.
A wonderful film for a cozy movie night.
11. Zootopia (2017)
The Oscar for the best-animated film was won in 2017 by the movie “Zoomania” – rightly so. Rabbit Judy Hopps wants to become a police officer; to do so, she must leave her home, a rather rural area, to explore the world. Her potential as a police officer is great, but confidence in the little bunny of police chief Bogo, a buffalo, is low. Judy Hopps has to tough it out and solve a difficult case.
A children’s film with a lot of heart, which you can confidently watch even as an adult.
12. The Snow Queen (2013)
Surely “The Ice Queen” is also a familiar term to you. Elsa, the princess of the kingdom of Arendelle, has the ability to control ice and frost. That is better said: she is in the process of learning it. Their younger sister Elsa repeatedly gets into dangerous situations in the process. When the sisters’ parents are killed in a terrible shipwreck, the two sisters actually have to stick together. But Anna has trouble controlling her powers and is terrified of hurting Elsa.
An endearing film with many details that complete and round out the overall work of art.
13. Set It Up (2018)
Harper is 25 years old and an assistant to a well-known journalist. Harper wants nothing more than to become an aspiring journalist herself, so she reads her boss’ every wish in hopes of getting support from her.
Charlie is in a similar situation, waiting for a long-overdue promotion – he, too, is an assistant to a well-known entrepreneur. When Harper and Charlie meet, the penny drops pretty quickly: by setting up their two bosses, they both want to help themselves to more free time and potential promotion.
An elaborate plan that viewers enjoy watching. The actors harmonize brilliantly and redefine their concept of happiness with each other.
14. The Other Woman (2014)
The 2014 comedy about a woman who discovers that she is not her husband’s only lover scores with humor and likable actors. The unpredictable plot provides a reason to laugh and is the perfect medicine for a bad day. The three main characters complement each other and hatch a plan to blow the husband’s cover.
Wonderfully funny and, above all, relatable, the film “The Damage Girlfriends” tells an unforgettable story about friendship and happiness. Of course, you have to expect clichés; however, that makes the story all the funnier.
15. The Kissing Booth (2018)
This romantic comedy deals with how a supposedly forbidden kiss leads to a relationship that must be kept secret. Elle is actually a late bloomer and has a lively exchange with her best friend, Lee, about how much this annoys her – but when her crush Noah actually makes the first move and kisses Elle, there’s no way Elle can tell her best friend because Lee and Noah are brothers and Lee has urged Elle not to do anything with her brother. Elle has to decide what she wants – and above all, whether and if so, how she can tell Lee about Noah, preferably without hurting him.
A relatable story that cheers up, spreads good cheer, and makes you laugh through the comedy of the characters.
16. We’re the Millers (2013)
David Clark is content with his life. He deals drugs and makes relatively good sales in the process. Through unfortunate circumstances, however, he is robbed of his dope and money and falls out of favor with his marijuana supplier, who promptly sets David up for bigger things.
David agrees but is aware that he cannot carry out his plan alone – he looks around for accomplices and what emerges is a hilarious group consisting of a drug dealer, a stripper, a virgin teenager without maternal supervision, and a runaway girl. Disguised as the “Miller family,” they go on “vacation” to smuggle drugs across the border. Whether it goes well?
The good humor comedy is unique in its story and also in harmony between the actors brought to the point. Familiar faces like Jennifer Aniston bolster the plot. The story is not only funny story but also thought-provoking, both for the characters in the film and for oneself in search of happiness.
17. Dirty Dancing (1987)
The US-American dance movie is a true classic, which you can’t get around not only because of the well-known music. The film is reminiscent of the sixties in terms of dance style and tells the story of Frances, called Baby, and Johnny, who fall in love with each other and dare to dance a dance or two with each other over various circumstances.
The movie itself won numerous awards, and the title song, “I’ve had the time of my life,” is still a real classic today and won the Oscar for best movie song even back then.
If you sweep through your own living room in keeping with the movie itself, you did everything right and got perfectly carried away by “Dirty Dancing.” Singing along at the top of your voice is absolutely welcome and helps a lot to be in a good mood!
18. Love Actually (2003)
The romantic comedy from 2003 is still a well-known and popular film that takes place during the Christmas season and is usually shown on TV in December. The backdrop is snowy New York, and the film itself tells many different stories, the listing of which would be too complicated now.
“Love Actually” is especially suitable for cold days. Clichés are once again a part of the film. Numerous songs are sung, and they are encouraged to sing along. The film undoubtedly makes one thing above all: a good mood and happiness.
19. Kokowääh (2011)
The German comedy Kokowääh was written, among others, by Til Schweizer. He also appears in the film as one of the main characters, although he directs simultaneously. The film is about a frustrated screenwriter Henry who can’t get anything done.
When his supposed daughter Magdalena shows up, Henry is finally stressed out. He is supposed to take care of Magdalena for a while because her mother is away on a business trip. The shock of having a daughter sits deep in Henry’s bones; after all, he had no idea of his child’s existence for eight years. How the story ends, you can roughly guess.
The light comedy tells the colorful story of a patchwork family and offers, as a successful distraction from everyday life, another good mood film, which makes badly happy.
20. Love, Simon (2018)
Nobody knows that Simon is gay. Not even his best friends suspect it. The film tells its story. His coming out goes differently than planned, bringing Simon’s ideal world to a temporary collapse.
A soulful story with very believable actors who visibly put in a lot of effort. All in all, this is a good film with a tendency to be drama, which you can watch without any problems. Love, Simon” also offers food for thought but can just as easily be a light love movie to laugh at and admire.
21. Clueless (1995)
22. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
23. Legally Blonde (2001)
24. She’s the Man (2006)
25. 50 First Dates (2004)
26. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
27. The Holiday (2006)
28. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
29. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
30. Up (2009)
31. Stardust (2007)
32. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
33. Freaky Friday (2003)
34. Matilda (1996)
35. Practical Magic (1998)
Nothing like movies that put you in a good mood.
Whether it’s your job going haywire, your boyfriend breaking up with you, or something else not working out the way you want it to. In moments like these, it helps immensely to take a few hours to banish the dark thoughts and think about something completely different.
Also, those in a good mood should not miss out on feel-good movies. After all, these aren’t just there to cheer you up. Good-mood movies are always ready!
We hope you found what you were looking for in this list of good Laue movies. If so, plan a cozy movie night with friends or family and get some popcorn; we hope you enjoy it!