Y’all, life is rough. There are a lot of things that need to be done, including work, children, chores, meals, and so on and so on. Movies are a great way to take a break from the real world, and that’s why they exist. Some movies are difficult to sit through because of the frightening or all-too-real situations they depict. Other times, though, movies might serve as a means for escaping the monotony of daily life.
We can forget about the washing and the errands we have to run for two blissful hours while watching a movie. When things aren’t going well, they can cheer us up, put a smile on our face, and give us the motivation we need to tackle our next assignment. In a nutshell, movies are awe-inspiring.
List Challenges recently put together a list of movies that are great to watch when we’re down in the dumps. According to Rotten Tomatoes, which evaluates films based on the opinions of critics and audiences, some of the choices were picked based on their scores. Viewers can also vote on which movies should be included in the List Challenges, so we can all weigh in on whether or not a particular film is a good pick-me-up.
While there are a total of 50 films on the list, these 20 truly stood out for their capacity to both transport us out of our reality and cheer us up in a huge way. You may find tunes from the eighties to the nineties and even a musical from the sixties in this collection. The moment you press the play button on any of these videos, your mood will instantly improve. When one of these films is playing, it’s difficult to feel depressed, frustrated, anxious, or stressed. Honestly, they’re that good.
1. Legally Blonde
One look at the courtroom triumph of Elle Woods is enough to inspire anyone. Homegirl made her own way to Harvard, where she was accepted, and then went on to become a successful lawyer. She’s a source of inspiration for everyone.
2. The Princess Bride
In the film, a sickly young boy is told the story of The Princess Bride by his grandfather. Because of this, his mind is completely off being stuck at home, as well as the thoughts of viewers. At least throughout its 98-minute run time.
3. The Parent Trap
Any spectator with separated parents will find this film very poignant. Is there anyone out there who hasn’t tried Parent Trapping their split parents at some point? In fact, this film is about so much more than the reunion of an estranged couple. Camp pranks and secret handshakes feature heavily in this story. Everything you need to make a great movie.
4. Mean Girls
Filmgoers will be transported back to their high school days, but with an added bonus of seeing the bully get her just desserts. For so many of us, it’s the high school fairy tale that never came to pass. As a bonus, there are so many memorable lines that may brighten anyone’s spirits.
5. 13 Going on 30
Jennifer Garner’s performance as a 13-year-old girl is a joy to watch. Why don’t we all throw dance parties, have sleepovers, and dress in bright colors to go to the office? We’ve reached the age of sanity! Basically, we can do anything we want! It is permissible (within reasonable limits, of course). This film will remind us of how fortunate we are to be alive, and how to avoid squandering it.
6. My Fair Lady
As a working-class girl, Audrey Hepburn portrays a lady who aspires to be a high-society woman by changing her speech, acting, and clothing. It’s a lighthearted movie about change, but it’s also a musical, so it’s a terrific pick-me-up for any day.
7. Back to the Future
To see his parents in the future, a teenager goes back in time to meet his parents, only to discover that his mother has fallen for the mysterious stranger who has just arrived in town. There is no need to be concerned; he will do everything in his power to prevent this and ensure that his parents are reunited so that he can continue to exist in that alternate future.
8. Pretty Woman
Anyone who wrongs us in life has long used the phrase “big error, massive” as an iconic response. We can thank Pretty Woman’s Julia Roberts for that. In the film, she is lavished with a lifestyle she never dreamed imaginable, while the audience is merely treated to the glitz. s
9. Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins and her charges jump into a chalk sketch at one point in the musical, which will take audiences out of this world. The songs and the stories can lift anyone’s spirits and remind us all to have a fantastic day.
10. The Princess Diaries
Mia Thermopolis, Anne Hathaway’s character in The Princess and the Frog, is able to live out her childhood ambition of becoming a princess. When viewers laugh at her princess lessons, weep when her first kiss fails, and cheer when she finally gets the boy she wants, she’s relatable as an everyday girl. It’s a film that still resonates today as it did when it was originally released.
11. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump never gives up, despite the fact that he’s had a more difficult life than most. At the same time, he witnessed some of the most famous and significant events in American history, and his life story is nothing short of inspiring. Like Forrest, we will constantly be reminded of how we may design our own paths in the same way as he did in this film.
12. The Breakfast Club
When a group of misfit high school students get together, nothing can be more uplifting. It was a lovely day when cliques and social constructs didn’t matter, and this bunch formed some memorable memories together. As a bonus, the students were able to take their frustrations out on the man (their teacher).
This Tom Hanks movie, like 13 Going on 30, will make grownups reclaim their inner child. Though no one can dance on a huge piano, we can all agree to have a bit more fun in our daily routines.
14. 17 Again
In this film, Zac Efron offers an outstanding performance. A father and soon-to-be divorcé, he plays a 17-year-old who unintentionally becomes a father again and has a chance to change his life. In addition to Efron’s entertaining performance as a 17-year-old boy pretending to be a 40-year-old man, the movie’s message about family and love is comforting.
15. The Hangover
After a night of heavy drinking, a group of pals must piece together their memories of the night before. To make matters worse, there are also tigers and odd babies to contend with, and it’s all amusing. Watching these men struggle with their bigger difficulties makes it difficult to focus on our own.
16. New York Minute
When it comes to the final roles of the Olson sisters, New York Minute is a standout. Twins who are completely dissimilar yet must work together to take down the baddies and aid each other in the process are the premise of the film. A Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for a new generation, it still stands the test of time.
17. Bring It On
This movie about a cheerleading squad will accomplish exactly what a cheerleader’s job is to do: lift spirits. That being said, this is an exciting movie with memorable dancing techniques and great song lyrics that will stick in viewers’ minds for years to come. Trust us, we’ve been there and done that.
Fans of the ’90s will be transported back in time with this film, which is sure to bring back fond memories of high school. I miss being a kid and having to deal with issues like which guy to date, what I wear to school, and even how to drive.
19. Billy Elliot
There’s a good chance Billy Elliot will follow in his father’s footsteps and work in a coal mine. Dance, on the other hand, is his genuine vocation, and it gradually frees him from his shackles to lead the life he had only ever imagined.
As a Christmas movie, it’s a joy to see at any time of year, but it’s especially uplifting during the holiday season.
It’s only recently that Will Ferrell’s Buddy the elf discovers he’s a human. Everyone he encounters will be transformed by his newfound conviction in the power of the Christmas spirit as he pursues his real family.