15 Movies that will make you feel better instantly

Going through a break up or not having a good day or a week or a year? I bet you will now. Here’s a list of top 15 most inspiring movies of all times that will make you feel inspired and better about your life. Surely, these movies will make you smile every now and then. They’ll also give you some food for thought and make you feel it’s okay to not have perfect life. Without wondering any longer, have a look at the list and do watch them all.

1. The Pursuit of Happyness

A clip from The Pursuit of Happyness
Columbia Pictures

Released: 2006
Cast: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith
Google User Rating: https://g.co/kgs/sw9WqdTrailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00uTFVnWJMw
Chris is going through a crisis in life. Apparently, nothing is working out in his favor. Or maybe everything is. It’s an ultimate movie to feel inspired and make the best out of what you have. The moments between Chris and his son are incredible and portray how special a father-son bond can get. It’s one movie that I can watch any number of times.

2. Waitress

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Released: 2007

Cast: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto

Google User Rating: https://g.co/kgs/iSmUxE

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa99hR4dOC0

Jenna is a young woman who is stuck in an unhappy marriage. She, however, refuses to stay stuck in spite of innumerable obstacles. Life didn’t work out as she had planned, like it never does for anyone, but she ends up in an unbelievable state of bliss. If you look closely, this movie leads us to seeing the bigger picture in life esp. when it comes to making choices. A must watch, I have to say.

3. 500 Days Of Summer

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Released: 2009

Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/Pxvqp6

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsD0NpFSADM

Tom gets serious about Summer, but she does not believe in love and relationships. Tom is left heartbroken when Summer distances herself from him and revisits the entire year he spent with her. It’s bitter sweet and definitely worth seeing. Also, by the end, it will make you believe in love, watch it to know how.

4. Eat Pray Love

Columbia Pictures

Released: 2010

Cast: Julia Roberts

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/MCrt4V

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0OizK9JmkM

It’s a mesmerizing story of Liz who decides to take a time-out in life and travel to rediscover herself. She gets out of her comfort zone and puts a pause on her successful career, for a year, to experience different cultures and explore the world. I bet you will feel the grandiosity of Liz’s journey vicariously. Might as well end up a little enlightened!

5.Under the Tuscan Sun

Touchstone Home Entertainment

Released: 2003

Cast:  Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh 

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/H5fc7t

Trailer on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On3_tl68URM

Frances is struggling at a lot of ends, most recent one being her divorce. Kind of depressed, on her friend’s insistence, Frances agrees to go for a tour of beautiful Tuscany, Italy. The fun thing happens when she impulsively buys a house there and begins her new life in the new city. It’s a real treat to watch, and I can assure you it’s going to fill you with warmth and hope.

6. Begin Again

The Weinstein Company

Released: 2013

Cast: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine 

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/4tjeZN

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVX3_JLQNuI

How magical and predestined it is when peoples’ stories get intertwined, and as a result, their lives get enriched in more than one way. Gretta is heart-broken when her long-time boyfriend decides to move on. Fortunately, she meets Dan, and both of their lives are changed forever, obviously in a good way. Dan and Gretta’s relationship is platonic, nevertheless deep and precious. This movie is a sure shot way of feeling happy and at peace with your life.

7. Wish I Was Here

Focus Features

Released: 2014

Cast: Kate Hudson, Zach Braff, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/jRrc7S

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCponfeWNOI

Aidan is married, has two kids and is a struggling actor. On the up side, he has a wonderful family; on the down side, at the age of 35, he is yet to settle down in his career. This is a sweet, beautiful, funny story of a family that goes through not so good times and manages to make us feel glad about life in general.

8. Wild

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Released: 2014

Cast: Reese Witherspoon

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/5aXvUD

Trailer on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=183H23FaksM

This is an ultimate movie of self-discovery. Cheryl decides to hike along the 1100 mile-long Pacific Crest Trail. Along the way, she not only braves the physical challenges but also calms her inner demons down . I could feel a newly sprouted inspiration in Cheryl as she successfully marked an end to her journey. This movie will definitely lift your spirits and get you going.

9. Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Universal Pictures

Released: 2008

Cast:  Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/mu52FC

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzjyo9_5CWg

Peter is really fragile and heart-broken after his girlfriend dumps him for another man. He decides to go on a vacation where he bumps into guess who? It’s a funny, sweet movie of getting over an ex and regaining sensibility. Peter is cute and adorable and gives a glimpse into how frail guys  can be post breakup!

10. Erin Brockovich

Universal Pictures

Released: 2000

Cast: Julia Roberts

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/BwDsFj

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P64pl_EP-gs

It’s a powerful movie about how a strong, independent woman, who, with her tenacity, wit, and boldness, brings a multi-billion dollar empire to justice. It was a treat to watch Erin Brockovich, who, despite the insurmountable challenges, led, not just her kids, but an entire town as well, to a better life.

11. The Way, Way back

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Released: 2013

Cast: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/zT9LRN

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W38ZN9yJONI

It’s a really sweet and engaging movie. I could empathise with 10 year-old Duncan. Well, it’s not only adults who go through situational and psychological problems in life. Duncan, is facing his own things and while handling his life problems luckily finds Owen, who comforts him and helps him rekindle belief in himself. Owen too, learns few important lessons in life, like sometimes we grown-ups need to. This movie is bound to make your heart melt.

12. Juno

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Released: 2007

Cast:  Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/NmmHzT

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0SKf0K3bxg

Juno is a rebel and misfit and has an infallible sense of sarcasm. Well, we don’t expect the kind of courage and sensibility she has, from a teenager. It’s a coming-of-age story which most certainly is not just about teen pregnancy but also about adult relationships, love, parenting, friendship, and believing in oneself. It also doesn’t fail to make you laugh and get emotional. I’m sure going to watch it again soon.

13. Bridget Jones Diary

Universal Pictures/Miramax Films

Released: 2001

Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/UVRpfP

Trailer on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYPK3jPZkYI

Quirky, imperfect and spontaneous Bridget Jones is a real fun to watch. Although, I’d love to categorize the movie as a romantic comedy, it’s got more. Although Bridget’s life is far from perfect, she doesn’t fail to take control of it time and again. She’s cheeky, funny and a bit of a mess, and no doubt ends up having two of the most eligible bachelors courting her.

14. He’s Just Not That Into You

Released: 2009

Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore

Google Users Rating: https://g.co/kgs/UbiCqC

Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV7bvxRQGkc
All in all, it’s a relationship movie. You are going to come out wiser, get several perspectives, and understand diverse relationship situations. The movie has 8 leading characters, each of them going through a relationship struggle. It’s a light-hearted movie possibly intending to tell us to be okay if things aren’t working out the way we want them to. Bottom line is it gives me hope.

15.How To Be Single

Movie how to be single
Warner Bros Pictures

Released: 2016
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson
Google User Rating: https://g.co/kgs/rkog9N
Trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akwGjUeU6YA
Out and out a funny, sassy and feel good movie. Alice decides to give her long-time relationship a break in order to feel independent and explore life on her own. She moves to New York and meets Robin at her new workplace. With Robin by her side, Alice sees it all, whatever there is to see. The movie is all about how our lives look in the twenties.

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