Movies are a great way to unwind and relax with friends and family. They offer a chance to escape the stresses of everyday life and delve into a world of entertainment. With so many options, knowing where to start cannot be easy. This article will discuss the top 25 feel-good Hollywood movies to watch with friends and family.
#1 Coming 2 America (2021)
Its sequel, set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, follows new fully King Akeem (Murphy) and his close confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) on a hilarious all-new voyage across the globe from their vast African nation to the borough of Queens, New York, where it all began.
#2 Barb And Star Go To Vista Del Mar (2021)
The best-friend comedy Barb and Star was written by and starred in by Bridesmaids writers and actors Kristen Wiig (Star) and Annie Mumolo (Barb). See Vista Del Mar, a film about two middle-aged friends who do everything together, including vacation.
They don’t realize that the criminal Sharon (also played by Wiig), a former Vista Del Mar resident, is plotting vengeance on her community by murdering everyone in it. They’ll save the day—and Star might even fall in love with the extremely passionate Edgar (Jamie Dornan).
#3 The Gentleman (2020)
If you like crazy, action-packed Guy Ritchie films, you’re in for a treat with this movie. Mickey Pearson (McConaughey), an American exile in London, wants to sell his thriving marijuana business, and word spreads. The script is full of plots, conspiracies, bribes, and blackmailing.
#4 Always Be My Maybe (2019)
This rom-com created by comedians Ali Wong and Randall Park is not just a superb example of a traditional love narrative but also hilarious. Always Be My Maybe follows the rekindling of a friendship between two childhood best friends in their hometown of San Francisco.
#5 To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
Lara Jean Covey, a high school junior, felt confused after her hoard of secret love notes was unintentionally sent to each of her five crushes. As Lara Jean is faced with balancing the aftermath of the objects of her affection, she is handed a curveball.
#6 The Greatest Showman (2017)
This musical biopic tells the story of P.T. Barnum and his journey to creating the famous circus. With an all-star cast, including Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, and catchy songs that will have you singing along, The Greatest Showman is a perfect movie for the whole family.
#7 La La Land (2016)
This Academy Award-winning romantic musical comedy starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone was inspired by classic Hollywood films such as Singin’ in the Rain. La La Land portrays two young people as they pursue their Hollywood aspirations.
Stone’s character aspires to be an actress, while Gosling aspires to be a respected jazz musician. They struggle to maintain a positive attitude while navigating the highs and lows of pursuing celebrity and juggling careers and relationships.
#8 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
This adventure-comedy starring Ben Stiller tells the story of a man who escapes his mundane life by embarking on a series of wild adventures. With its stunning visuals and inspiring message of living life to the fullest, the movie will refresh your mind.
#9 Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
This romantic comedy-drama starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence tells the story of two people with mental health issues who find love and hope in each other. The story will make you feel emotional and happy to see such love and care.
#10 The Intouchables (2011)
This French film tells the story of a wealthy quadriplegic who hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. With its heartwarming message of friendship and the power of human connection, The Intouchables is a movie that will leave you feeling touched and moved.
#11 Just Go With It (2011)
Danny, a divorced plastic surgeon, uses sympathy to get women. When he meets Palmer, a young teacher who may be his soulmate, and she’s appalled by his infidelity, Danny lies again and says he’s divorcing. Danny makes his secretary, Katherine, pose as his wife to win Palmer.
#12 The Proposal (2009)
This romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds tells the story of a boss who forces her assistant to marry her to avoid deportation. With its charming leads and hilarious situations, The Proposal is a movie that will leave you happy and entertained.
#13 Mamma Mia! (2008)
A Greek island, Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried, and Abba music may be the holy trinity for a terrible day. Whether it’s legendary musical performances, the destination wedding plot, or the stunning scenery, viewing this film will transport you to Cloud-9.
#14 Ratatouille (2007)
Remy is a humanoid rat who lives in Paris and has a talent for cooking. Linguini is a garbage boy at a French restaurant who is pushed into gourmet dining when a soup he secretly assists Remy in making becomes a success.
The two collaborate to realize their aspirations, making the restaurant successful while navigating the harsh Parisian food critic and a rat-loathing head chef threatening to undermine their achievement.
#15 The Holiday (2006)
This romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet tells the story of two women who swap homes for the holidays and find love in unexpected places. The movie will leave you feeling warm with its charming performances and heartwarming message of love and friendship.
#16 Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
This indie comedy-drama follows a dysfunctional family as they embark on a road trip to get their daughter to a beauty pageant. With a heartwarming storyline and a talented cast, including Steve Carell and Abigail Breslin, the movie will leave you feeling uplifted.
#17 The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
This comedy-drama starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway tells the story of a young woman who lands a job at a high-fashion magazine and must navigate the cutthroat fashion world. The movie’s stunning fashion will let you feel empowered and entertained.
#18 School of Rock (2003)
This comedy starring Jack Black tells the story of a down-on-his-luck musician who poses as a substitute teacher and forms a rock band with his students. With its infectious music and hilarious performances, the movie will have you dancing and laughing along.
#19 Legally Blonde (2001)
This comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, tells the story of a sorority girl who decides to go to law school to win back her ex-boyfriend. With its empowering message of believing in oneself and never giving up, Legally Blonde is a movie that will motivate and inspire you.
#20 Father of the Bride (1991)
In this movie, Dad is a stressed-out Steve Martin dealing with a hurried wedding organized by an eccentric Frenchman (Martin Short). You can witness a precious father-daughter bond in a sequence of confrontations between the bride, Annie, and her father, George.
#21 Forrest Gump (1994)
This classic movie starring Tom Hanks tells the story of a simple man with a heart of gold who goes on a series of adventures throughout his life. With its timeless message of kindness and perseverance, Forrest Gump is a movie that inspires you.
#22 Sister Act (1992)
This musical comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg tells the story of a lounge singer who goes into hiding as a nun after witnessing a crime. With its catchy songs and hilarious hijinks, Sister Act is a movie that will have you laughing and singing along.
#23 The Princess Bride (1987)
This beloved fantasy-adventure movie tells the story of a young woman and her true love as they battle against an evil prince to be together. With its witty dialogue and memorable characters, The Princess Bride is a movie that will enchant viewers of all ages.
#24 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
This classic comedy starring Matthew Broderick tells the story of a high school student who decides to skip school and have the adventure of a lifetime. With its iconic scenes and timeless message of living life to the fullest, the movie will inspire you a lot.
#25 Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
This classic musical starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds is a must-watch for any fan of Hollywood’s golden age. With its iconic dance numbers and catchy songs, Singin’ in the Rain is a movie that will have you tapping your feet and singing along.
Watching movies with friends and family is a great way to bond and relax. The above-mentioned movies offer a variety of genres and themes, but all have one thing in common – they will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired. So, grab some popcorn, gather your loved ones, and enjoy these feel-good Hollywood movies.