In these tough times, life has become so dull. The fragrance of life feels fading away.
Here, we are with a list of movies that will rejuvenate your heart with the merriment for life.
The recommended movies from this feel good movies list are not directly related to any specific filmographic parameter. With their beautiful narration and carpe diem philosophy viewer feels like sucking the marrow out of life.
Let’s continue with the list:
As Good as It Gets
Comedy | Drama | Romance
Let’s start our movie list with a Jack Nicholson movie.
The movie takes you to the warm summers of New York City, narrating the unconventional life of an author Melvin who suffers from OCD. Melvin (played by Jack Nicholson) due to years of his sufferings has unwillingly become a bitter man.
Melvin’s life is about to change when his next-door neighbour (Simon) gets assaulted during a house robbery leaving Melvin with a dog to babysit. A waitress for whom Melvin gets so fond of, results in changing his life for good.
It is a journey of love, hilarious wit and the progression of relationships Melvin thought he could never have. Nicholson is at his very best, as he takes you into, probably the best, feel-good film of the all times. The movie is indeed, As Good as It Gets.
Drama | Romance
There are instances in everyone’s lives when we meet some stranger along the way, and somehow we remember that stranger for the rest of our lives. There may be some natural reasons because of which we lose touch with them. Sometimes we even forget to ask what their names are. It’s funny how common it is for humans to make occasional friends and to keep them as such, fearing their reunion might spoil the fond memories.
A bold but delicate overnight love story. A young American meets a young French girl on a train heading towards Paris. Being co-passengers they talk on various topics, when the boy’s destination Vienna arrives he asks the girl if she could spend the time till the next morning with him. They walk around the city, visits the places and reveal themselves, but without approaching the adult way they try to know each other. What happens in the next morning? Does the romance reach to an end?
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Romance
Tim Burton’s ‘Big Fish’ is a movie we can’t resist recommending in our 10 movies worth watching list, it’s one of those movies that will leave a mark on the viewer’s soul.
Starring Evan Mcgregor, it’s a lovely movie exploring the limitless tints of a father-son relationship. The narration and the metaphors makes it a movie worth watching. The emotions are intense and realistic. Dialogues are catchy and crisp, bare to the succulent bone. This movie succeeds in delivering human qualities and sensibilities. A well-written script by John August based on the novel by Daniel Wallace along with a spell-binding execution by Tim Burton gives birth to an everlasting experience.
Me Before You
Drama | Romance
They say love is caring for people, doing things you can’t imagine doing, and even devoting your whole life to them. But can you let free your person from the misery of life if they desperately need it? That’s the toughest thing love can ask from you.
Me Before You is not only about letting go the most beloved person of your life, but it also inspires the viewers to live life to the fullest. All the efforts of Louisa (Emilia Clarke) to change the decision of Will (Sam Clafin) leads to a selfless and boundless love that lasts forever.
Then, comes the moment that tears the heart apart when Will says to Lousia that he will not change his decision. The sacrifice that Louisa does provides a never seen dimension of love.
Drama | Romance
On July 6, 1994, Paramount unveiled Robert Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump in theatres. The Tom Hanks satire would go on to win six Oscars at the 67th Academy Awards, including best picture.
The picturesque scenery and imperfect characters takes us to an utterly different realm as we see the world through the eyes of the protagonist starting from his very first day of school to, well, right till the end. This movie teaches us a great lesson which tells us not to give up in tough times and find our inner strength which can lead to great things.
Without any specific plot, Forrest Gump brings to light the mundane reality of life and teaches us to enjoy the little moments. After all ‘Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you get’
The Fundamentals of Caring
Comedy | Drama
Fundamentals of caring is based on a book, “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving”.
Trevor (Craig Roberts), a kid suffering from muscular dystrophy lives a dependent life, fears any shift from his daily routine. Ben (Paul Rudd) who has recently lost his family, is trying to get his life back on track. He has recently passed Caregiving course. Ben looking for work becomes a caregiver for Trevor. They both share this hilarious and touching chemistry which hooks you with the movie.
Trevor has a spot on the map called World’s Deepest Pit which he always wanted to visit, but due to his physical state and fear of change in routine, he couldn’t visit the place. Ben take it on himself to take Trevor to the place. Since Trevor never moves too far away from his home this was a challenging task but he trusted Ben and thus began their journey. Along the way they meet Dot (Selena Gomez) and Peaches (Megan Ferguson) who are a fun addition to the team, especially Dot.
This is a movie with a funny and heartwarming narration that leaves the viewer with a smile and a happy heart.
Before We Go
Comedy | Drama | Romance
Have you ever felt that feeling when your heart sinks and it kind of aches? If not, this movie will let you experience this feeling for the first time.
The movie starts with Nick (Chris Evans), a broke musician who has come to NY for an audition. Nick meets a woman named Brooke Dalton (Alice Eve) who has missed her last train after her bag gets stolen. Nick goes to help her which results in them coming closer to each other. As the hours pass by we see a chemistry growing between them.
Nick is suffering with his love life and career, while BROOKE is struggling with her marriage. So, both of them finds comfort in each other’s company. Though they couldn’t come together in the conclusion. However two people’s true natures slowly become apparent, and we relate to them more and more, and that’s what a good love story is.
Dead Poets Society
Comedy | Drama
Some classics stay with you forever and change your perception about life, Dead Poet Society is indeed one of those movies. It’s a film that seamlessly blends Robin Williams penchant for humour and showcases his ability to deliver his emotions in every quivering word he speaks.
Dead Poets Society is an example of perfect cinematography. It’s a character-driven story of Ivy League Private School students who learn there is more to their empty lives of shallow conformity, forced on them by their well-meaning, but overbearing parents and teachers.
Incidentally, this lesson comes from John Keatings (Robin Williams), the newest member of the faculty. Using poetry as a way to reach his students, John made them free-thinkers. The students are no longer chained to the standards of a rigid school system, which emphasizes on academic standards than widening the horizon of new possibilities.
Of course, everything good comes with a price. John soon finds himself at odds with the very same faculty that hired him. The ignorant parents that can’t see past their shortcomings, chooses instead to find a scapegoat to lay the blame of the change in behaviour of their sons.
O Captain, My Captain.
10 Things I Hate About You
Comedy | Drama | Romance
This rom-com is based on the famous comedy “Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare. The movie puts this ages-old comedy into a modern-day high-school setting. And does it in a pretty way of fashion.
Bianca Stratford is one of the most popular girls in school, but her strict father has one rule: she can’t date unless her sister Kat (Julia Stiles) is willing to date someone as well. Bianca catches the eyes of newcomer Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Lewitt) and self-absorbed Joey. To get what he wants Cameron pays the notorious Patrick (Heath Ledger) to date Kat. However, his plan goes a little too well when the two genuinely fall in love. The amount of chemistry that Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger have on-screen is what makes this movie so great.
Comedy | Drama | War
Hey “Kill anything that’s different” except yourself and who decides? This film tackles tragic-comedy of how a boy JoJo is swept up into real life waters of The training of war heroes/criminals called brainwash propaganda.
The movie depicts horrible absurdities of extremely ugly truths and beautiful lies. The movie is set in the ending days of World War II. This is JoJo’s story, and his vision is an amalgamation of what could be experienced by many youths of those times of confusion. Ignorance, humour, satire, pretence, absurdity, mother’s love, friendship love are the pillars buttresses which keep JoJo and His World from caving in and swallowing him up, though it’s suffocating.
The writing mixes complex tragic humour to always look on the bright side. Like a laughing cry or a crying laugh. But it is no flippant lemonade-making. The acting is committed and earnest and believable. This is a very strong brew because war is never reverential.
Similarly we can laugh at the families’ antics and nature of a feud like the Hatfield and the McCoy but not at the feud and its carnage. At the end of the day: All are victims of war eventually. No matter the winners. The effects of it remain. The atomic radiation and the results of ethnic cleansing are the outcome. Great loss and gain are inevitable, and those too are JoJo’s effects. You can’t guard the world against the darkness vileness of humans against humans, like ants invading ants, hyenas and lions, natural resource fights go back to time immemorial.
P.S. Check our another recommendation list, 10 Movies Worth Watching in Quarantine.
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