Streaming platform Netflix has a huge list of movies and series that a person could spend his or her entire life just binging on Netflix without even having the risk of running out of content. There are numerous good movies on Netflix waiting to be watched by you! Now let’s say you’re having a really bad day and it’s time to have your lunch, and you decide to watch a film that will make you feel better and happy. So here is a list of the best feel-good movies to watch on Netflix!
1. Always Be My Maybe
Director: Nahnatchka Khan
Writers: Ali Wong, Randall Park
Cast: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito
IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
A Netflix original movie which is a fantastic romance and fresh addition to the genre. Always Be My Maybe is a realistic and goofy film. Ali Wong and Randall Park star as childhood friends turned lovers who then break up and go their separate ways to follow their completely different career paths, only to be reunited fifteen years later. Ali Wong is well known as a comedian, but this film shows her acting prowess! Randall Park also delivers a heartwarming performance. One of the film’s surprise elements is the breathtaking Keanu Reeves starring as a fictionalized version of himself (it’s more than just a cameo!). This film is a very good rom-com to watch.
2. About Time
Director: Richard Curtis
Writer: Richard Curtis
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
A beautifully made sci-fi romantic comedy-drama movie that stars Domhnall Gleeson as a young man with the ability to time travel. He uses this ability to try and improve his love life and also fix his past mistakes. Rachel McAdams stars as his love interest and later wife. Unlike most time travel films, About Time also showcases the consequences of time travel and how the protagonist learns to use his ability wisely. There are a few well-made sci-fi love stories and About Time is one of them.
3. Back To The Future
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
Back To The Future is an iconic sci-fi film and a big source of pop culture. In this movie, Michael J Fox stars as Marty McFly, who travels to the past to change his family’s life. However, his own mother falls in love with him! He now has to get his parents to meet to prevent himself from getting wiped out from existence. With him is the eccentric scientist and genius, Doc Brown, who has built the time machine in a DeLorean and takes Marty on the ride.
4. Groundhog Day
Director: Harold Ramis
Writers: Danny Rubin, Harold Ramis
Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
This film is an early nineties classic starring Bill Murray. Murray plays a self-centred weatherman who hates Groundhog Day but finds himself living the same day repeatedly. He then tries to rectify himself and his mistakes to get out of the loop. During this, he also finds true love! Groundhog Day is a unique romantic comedy that perfectly uses the time loop concept and showcases one of Bill Murray’s finest performances.
5. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Director: Susan Johnson
Writers: Sofia Alvarez, Jenny Han
Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish
IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
This romantic teen comedy movie based on the book of the same name by Jenny Han was a surprise hit. This Netflix original follows Lara Jean (played by Lana Condor) as she finds out that all the secret letters she wrote for her crushes are emailed to them by her younger sister. This creates a lot of problems and wreaks havoc on her love life. This film is one of the best rom coms films.
6. Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse
Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Writers: Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord
Cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Spiderman: The Spider-Verse is the best Spiderman movie ever made and is also the best-reviewed Spiderman film. The film follows Miles Morales’ journey to becoming Spiderman and meeting the other Spider-people from other universes. They team up to beat the Kingpin, a.k.a. Wilson Fisk, who has built a machine to bring back his deceased son and wife and causes destruction in the city in the process. The movie has gorgeous visuals, amazing music, memorable characters, and an awesome storyline. Spiderman Into The Spider-Verse is endearing and inspiring, as well. Into The Spider-Verse won the Oscar for Best Animated Film, becoming the second Spiderman film to win an Oscar after 2004’s Spiderman 2.
7. Morris From America
Director: Chad Hartigan
Writer: Chad Hartigan
Cast: Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson, Carla Juri
IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
A coming of age drama follows a 13-year-old American boy, Morris, who lives with his father in Germany. Morris and his father try to settle in Germany while facing rejections. The father tries to give Morris a better life while grieving for his recently deceased wife. Morris meanwhile finds solace in rapping.
8. Julie and Julia
Director: Nora Ephron
Writers: Nora Ephron, Julie Powell, Julia Child, Alex Prud’homme
Cast: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
This film is based on the book by Julie Powell, which follows Julie and her mother, Julia Child. Julie aspires to cook more than 500 recipes in her mother’s cookbook within a year! Meryl Streep and Amy Adams star in the lead roles of this sweet film that celebrates cooking.
9. Saving Mr Banks
Director: John Lee Hancock
Writers: Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith
Cast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
A bankrupt author, Pamela Trevors, visits Los Angeles to meet Walt Disney. She hopes to adapt her book ‘Mary Poppins’ into a feature film with Disney’s help, but his methods do not meet her approval. Disney tries to convince her to adapt her Mary Poppins novel into a film. One of the best parts about this movie is that Tom Hanks portrays Walt Disney! Any movie with Tom Hanks is a good movie, and that’s a fact!
10. Set It Up
Director: Claire Scanlon
Writer: Katie Silberman
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu
IMDb Rating: 6.5/10
Another Netflix rom-com film with a unique plot. The film follows two assistants who try to set up their bosses on dates. The two assistants, however, start to fall for each other. The film is a good light-hearted love story. The film has beautiful performances by lead actresses Zoey Deutch and Lucy Liu.
11. The Pursuit Of Happyness
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Writer: Steve Conrad
Cast: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
This film is based on the life of Chris Gardener. The Pursuit Of Happyness is a story about struggle, hard work, facing hardships, and difficulties while making ends meet. The film is an inspiring tearjerker and benefits from Will Smith’s powerful and heartfelt performance. Will Smith cast with his son Jaden Smith.
12. Mean Girls
Director: Mark Waters
Writer: Rosalind Wiseman, Tina Fey
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
A teen comedy film that has developed a cult following over the years and featured breakthrough performances by Rachel McAdams, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, and Lizzy Caplan. Homeschooled Cady Heron joins a new public high school and crosses paths with the infamous Plastics, manipulative and toxic. Matters take a turn for the worse when Cady falls in love with the Plastics’ leader’s ex-boyfriend.
13. The Martian
Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Drew Goddard, Andy Weir
Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
Matt Damon is an actor who is always in form and has never given a bad performance. The Martian, in fact, Damon’s greatest performance to date. Astronaut Mark Watney is gravely injured and stranded on Mars when his crew leaves him behind, thinking that he is dead. Mark uses him with spirit and skill to survive on Mars with whatever he has. There are no boring scenes in the film, and it is surprisingly entertaining and funny. The Martian was also a return to form for director Ridley Scott.
14. Space Jam
Director: Joe Pytka
Writers: Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick
Cast: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle
IMDb Rating: 6.4/10
It is the most prominent sports film ever and one of the highest-grossing sports movies of all time. Space Jam combined the goofiness with seriousness by pairing the Looney Tunes characters with basketball legend Micheal Jordan. Here is good news for the fans that a sequel is coming with LeBron James in it!
15. The Spectacular Now
Director: James Ponsoldt
Writers: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
Cast: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler
IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
The Spectacular Now is a coming of age romantic drama that follows a high school student struggling to overcome his alcoholism. The film is sensitive and showcases stellar performances by Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley.
16. Game Night
Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Writer: Mark Perez
Cast: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandle
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
Game Night is a black comedy thriller with a massive laughter riot with many plot twists to surprise you. A group of friends’ weekly game night takes a dark turn when one of them gets kidnapped. This sets them off on a mystery-solving adventure they never saw coming. Game Night stars Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, Kyle Chandler, and Jesse Plemons.
17. School Of Rock
Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Mike White
Cast: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack
IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
This musical comedy starring Jack Black is a laughter riot, and the musical sequences will also get your feet tapping to the beats. The film follows Dewey Finn, a slacker musician who gets kicked out of his own band for his over-enthusiastic stage antics. He is way behind on his rent and needs to make quick money to make ends meet. However, when he discovers his students’ musical talents, he decides to train them and form a band of his own for a Battle Of The Bands competition.
18. The Kissing Booth
Director: Vince Marcello
Writers: Vince Marcello, Beth Reekles
Cast: Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney
IMDb Rating: 6.0/10
Another Netflix original rom-com that actually has everything that teens will look for in a romantic film. The film has a perfect cast, and there is beautiful bonding between the characters. Leads Joey King and Joel Courtney give great performances in the film and are perfect in their roles. The film also has a fantastic soundtrack. The Kissing Booth is an enjoyable feel-good film.
19. Enola Holmes
Director: Harry Bradbeer
Writers: Jack Thorne, Nancy Springer
Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin
IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
The latest addition to the Sherlock Holmes universe center’s around Sherlock’s sister Enola. Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things fame portrays the titular character. The film is clever, fast-paced, and entertaining. Millie Bobby Brown delivers an amazing performance. As Sherlock Holmes is another highlight of the film, Henry Cavill gives an impressive performance and one of the best versions of Sherlock Holmes (although Robert Downey Jr. is still awesome).
20. As Good As It Gets
Director: James L. Brooks
Writers: Mark Andrus, Mark Andrus
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear
IMDb Rating: 7/10
This comedy-drama film is a must-watch for all Jack Nicholson fans. Jack Nicholson stars as a man with obsessive-compulsive disorder who has to take off his neighbor’s dog after being injured in a robbery. During this, he befriends and falls in love with a waitress who is a struggling single mother with a chronically sick son. Jack Nicholson won his third Oscar for his performance in the film.
All of these films on Netflix are great to watch. Viewers will definitely have a fantastic time watching them and will definitely feel good after they watch them! Happy Watching!