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Happy, Chill & Relaxed: 20 Feel-Good Movies To Binge Watch During Lockdown

Happy, Chill & Relaxed: 20 Feel-Good Movies To Binge Watch During Lockdown

You’ve had a bad day or week or month or even a year, but there’s something that will always make you feel better--movies! Oh, you’re already smiling. Well, we’re all staying indoors because of the pandemic and we have very little to keep ourselves entertained- we can’t meet our friends, can’t step out for a drink or can’t even go to the park for a stroll. So we suggest that you make yourself some popcorn and an icy summer drink, and get ready for a feel good movie marathon. Trust me, when you’re feeling low and anxious sometimes feeling your feelings works and other times distracting yourself does!

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    Netflix Original Feel Good Movies

    Netflix and chill on your own ‘coz we’ve got some feel-good movies on Netflix India to the rescue. Here is the list of some of the Netflix original feel-good movies in English for you.

    • Someone Great
    • The Incredible Jessica James
    • Our Souls At Night
    • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
    • Okja

    Someone Great

    Someone Great By Gina Rodriguez - A feel good movie on netflix

    If you need a little pick-me-up then Someone Great is a heartwarming movie about love, loss, heartbreak and friendship. Starring the Jane The Virgin actor Gina Rodriguez as the protagonist Jenny, this movie makes you cry, laugh and most of all relate to the film.

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    The Incredible Jessica James

    This one will inspire you to take charge of your life and be the best version of yourself. Jessica is an independent woman who works with children as part of a theatre project. She meets a guy, Boone on a dating app and ends up talking about her recent breakup. He also shares the story of his recent divorce and the two unintentionally hit it off. 

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    Our Souls At Night

    Our Souls at Night - A Feel Good Movie 2020

    Louis Waters is a widower and Addie Moore is a widow and the two have been neighbours for decades. However, they barely know each other. All that changes when one night Addie visits Louis to suggest that they spend the night getting to know each other, non-sexually to counter their loneliness. This turns into a lot more and they find comfort in each other’s company. A heartwarming story about love, this one will make you want to cuddle with your special someone. 

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    To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

    Meet Lara Jean Covey who is a high school junior lost in the world of romance novels. She writes a letter whenever she has an intense crush on someone but never sends them out. One day the letters mysteriously reach all the boys they were addressed to and as a cover up she starts fake dating the school jock, Peter Kavinsky. A cute story that will take you back to simpler times and remind you of what school was like. The film even has a sequel called To All The Boys: PS I Love You.

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    Okja - Netflix movie to watch

    This delightful film is about young Mija who has looked after and been a best friend to Okja- a massive animal. They spent ten idyllic years together but all that changes when a multinational family-owned conglomerate takes Okja for themselves and transport her to New York where an image-obsessed and self-promoting CEO has different plans for the animal. Without any plan of action, Mija sets out on a rescue mission to save her best friend. 

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    Feel Good Movies On Amazon Prime

    Amazon Prime has a great selection of films and you can totes have a movie night on your own streaming all these feel-good movies amazon prime India  recommendations we have for you:

    • The Intern
    • Dil Chahta Hai
    • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
    • The Big Sick
    • Dum Laga Ke Haisha

    The Intern

    Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker is a retired executive from DEX One and applies to a senior citizen internship program after getting too bored with retired life. He applies to a fast-growing e-commerce fashion company where he meets the founder and CEO Jules Ostin. Slowly the friendship between the two grows and Ben even becomes close to her family and all the coworkers. You’ll smile and laugh at this heartwarming story and understand that generation gap or not, human love transcends all. 

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    Dil Chahta Hai

    Dil Chahta Hai - Best Feel Good Movie of Bollywood
    Amazon Prime

    The film follows the lives of three college best friends after their graduation and how they navigate through life, family dynamics and love. Akash is commitment phobic and terrified of love while Sameer is a hopeless romantic who falls in love easily and deeply. The third friend, Sid is a quiet and brooding artist, who is a keen observer of those around him. These three tackle problems in the real world, which ultimately test even their bond of friendship. One of those cult Bollywood feel good films that you can watch umpteen times and not get bored.

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    Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

    Naina is a shy and nerdy medical college student who has spent her entire life concentrating on books and her education. However, a chance encounter with an old schoolmate Aditi makes her realise that she wants more from life than just books and marks. She goes on an impromptu camping trip where she reconnects with her classmates Bunny and Avi. Bunny is an adventurous guy who is charismatic and an extrovert with a passion to visit every corner of the world. This one is a story about romance, love, friendship and human bonds that transcend time. 

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    The Big Sick

    The Big sick - Heartwarming movie to watch
    Amazon Prime

    Kumail is an Uber driver and a struggling Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up gigs. As their relationship blossoms he soon grows worried about what his conservative parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail develops a deep bond with her mother and father.

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    Dum Laga Ke Haisha

    Prem is a school dropout who hesitantly marries an educated but overweight girl called Sandhya. For a while, he avoids her but soon the two grow closer when they decide to take part in a race that involves Prem carrying Sandhya on his back. 

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    Hollywood Feel Good Movies

    We’ve got a whole list of feel-good movies in Hollywood that you can watch to feel happy movies on the darkest lockdown days.

    • The Devil Wears Prada
    • Love Actually
    • The Help
    • The Pursuit Of Happiness
    • Clueless

    The Devil Wears Prada

    The Devil Wears Prada - Meryl and Anna Hathaway Light hearted movie to Watch

    This delightful dramedy has two talented actors--Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway--so you know it’ll be great. Andy, a journalism graduate, gets a job as an assistant of Miranda Priestly’s assistant who is the editor of one of the top fashion magazines. The only catch is that it’s a high-pressure job and Andy finds herself in situations where she never thought she’d be in. 

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    Love Actually

    It’s a beloved Christmas film but can essentially be watched all around the year when you need a load of mush and romance in your life. It follows the lives of eight different couples whose lives are intertwined. It’s one of those light-hearted movies that’ll warm your heart no matter how many times you watch it. 

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    The Help

    Hollywood One of the  feel good movie to binge watch

    Even though it tackles heavy topics like racism and segregation in America in the 1960s, the main characters in The Help played by the supremely talented Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer bring a lightness and warmth in the film. A young writer played by Emma Stone turns her Mississippi hometown upside down when she decides to interview the Black women who work for the community's most prominent white families. The movie is a reminder that you is kind, you is smart and you is important.

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    The Pursuit Of Happiness

    This 2006 biographical drama will make you shed happy tears in almost every scene because it captures human emotions and the complexities of relationships so well. The film is based on a true story of a struggling salesman named Chris Gardner played by Will Smith who really wants to find a purpose in his life as well as a change in career. He has a young son who is the light of his life and is played by his son in real life Jaden Smith.

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    A Still From Movie Clueless - A feel good film

    A film that is a fashionista’s dream--the outfits, the high school drama and the high society life all combined into one superb film. Alicia Silverstone stars as Cher Horowitz in the 1995 adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel, Emma. A full-fledged classic entertainment that is great if you’re looking to have a virtual movie night with the girls or one at home with your sister. 

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    Best Bollywood Feel Good Movies To Watch

    If you’re in the mood for some Bollywood movies that make you feel good then we’ve got some suggestions on good movies to watch for you.

    • Vicky Donor
    • Wake Up Sid
    • Piku
    • Bareilly Ki Barfi
    • The Lunchbox

    Vicky Donor

    A topic that hasn’t been explored by Bollywood about Vicky, a young sperm donor who earns money by donating his sperm to couples who can’t conceive. Brilliant performances by Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam and Anu Kapoor, this one is cheerful, funny and the one with all the elements that makes a movie stay with you forever. Also, this movie deserves the award for the coolest grandmother ever!

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    Wake Up Sid

    Ranbir And Konkona  wake up sid - light hearted movie

    A coming of age story of a financially well-off boy from Mumbai who doesn’t have too many aspirations from life and ends up taking things too lightly. You’ll see reflections of your own youth in this sweet story and it’ll make you think of the days you spent just loitering around in college. 

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    The film shows a very realistic depiction of most Indian families having a codependent parent. Navigating through topics like love, old age, complexities of family ties and even digestive issues, this one hits home hard because it’s just so relatable. With a humorous undertone, it’ll fill you with happy tears as well as want you to give your parents a tight hug. One of Deepika Padukone’s finest performances yet, Piku is a must-watch.

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    Bareilly Ki Barfi

    Bollywood feel good Movie  - Bareilly ki barfi

    At a time when Bollywood was busy making movies like Housefull and Gomal series when it came to the comedy genre- Bareilly Ki Barfi is a breath of fresh air. With talented performers like Ayushmman Khurrana, Rajkumar Rao and Kriti Sanon, this will make you laugh uncontrollably and unapologetically. 

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    The Lunchbox

    Actor irfan khan from movie lunch box - Watch This Heartwarming movie

    Due to an unlikely mistake by a tiffin carrier service, Ila’s tiffin meant for her husband is being delivered to Saajan Fernandes. This develops an unlikely friendship between the two and we witness one of the most pure stories in Bollywood. With two veteran actors like Nimrat Kaur and Irrfan Khan, The Lunchbox will stay with you long after the credits have rolled on the screen.

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    Didn’t we tell you we’ve got you covered? So, which one of the best feel good movies of all time are you watching first? 

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