Five Feel Good Movies

Five Feel Good Movies

When I feel depressed or disheartened, I need something to cheer me up. Unfortunately, my days of party girl where I’d go clubbing until the end of the night and drink like a well are so so far behind me.To be honest, I am quite ok with this. Yeah, I am a 24 years old grandma and I completely stand by it. So what I do instead is watching movies that make me laugh and feel good.

My top five cheer-up movies

1. Love & Friendship
If you are a fan of Jane Austen and any of the movies adapted from her novels, then this if for you. However, beware. It’s not as cheesy as Sense and Sensibility or happily ever after focused as Pride and Prejudice. Movie-wise I mean. The movie is adapted from short correspondence novel Lady Susan and is absolutely delicious to watch. Really! The movie follows wry and calculating borderline bitchy Lady Susan in her quest for wealth and profit. Kate Beckinsale is absolutely fabulous in this role and everything in the movie is so satisfying. Not that I like vilains. She is not really a vilains. She just does not give a fuck and makes it look absolutely fine.

2. Bad moms
Being a mum if tough. It’s stressful, demanding and exhausting. Life will never be the same. Yet, dreaming of getting back to your old life is fine. Being late, not so involved in the school’s life and imperfect is absolutely fine too. If one mum is being bitchy, authoritative and obsessed with perfection, then, there must be a reason why. The world is not black and white so wait before judging and never apologize for who you are. Which is what Bad Moms tells us and why I loved it so much. It also made the perspective of having babies and see my life change more acceptable. Highly recommended!

3. She’s the man
There are really few movies that make me laugh continually and She’s the man is one of them. Viola is driven by her passion. She is willing to do what’s necessary to make everybody shut up about her abilities. She is as good as a man and she’ll prove it. I also really appreciate how the movie turns typical feminine topics that society makes taboo in normal and acceptable things. Yes, tampons are not a source of embarrassment for girls nor boys. Two disappointments though: how the end emphasizes on how being feminine is important to get the guy (well you should always stay true to who you are) and Monique who is a bitchy, needy and hysterical feminine cliché. But no movie is perfect I guess.

4. Mulan
Who could have left brilliant and hilarious Mulan out from such a list. Mulan was an inspiration when I was a girl. She was my role model. She was not royal but she was a badass nonetheless. Although this movie has some problematic aspects (all Disney movies have), it still sends an amazing message to girls. Yes, you can accomplish anything. It’s not because people tell you you not capable that you are. They don’t know. Forget about them. If you want something, you can get it. It’s all about will power and determination. I also must say that Mushu is the highlight of the movie. He is so funny (although it annoys me that all Disney princesses have a companion pet to interact with instead of a human friend,. Sorry but it is just infantilizing them).

5. Bridget Jones’ diary
Last but not least, Bridget Jones of course! I am not so sure about the most obvious meaning of the movie as in “you need to get a man otherwise you’re life is not worth it”. However, I do believe that passed the first impression, there are much more than that in the movie. Friendship, determination, female empowerment, being sexy not matter your size, etc. I think Bridget is really relatable. She could be any of us. She tries to have absolute control over her life but learns that she must let go of some to truly live. I think society makes women worry to much about not so essential things and it’s up to us to make that change.

So, what do you think about that list? You know about my favorite movies to watch when I am not feeling so cheerful. I am curious to know your go-to movies! Tell me everything!

Thank you for reading.

See you soon.
Love,
Corinne

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23 Comments

  1. February 22, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    I saw the trailer for Bad Moms at some point last year and it looked awesome! That movie is definitely on my must-watch list.

  2. February 22, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    She’s The Man is one of my absolute favorite movies. I could watch it over and over again. It’s just so funny and easy to watch. Need to watch Bad Moms as I heard so many amazing things about it. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  3. February 22, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Nice choices! Depending on how much lifting up I need I tend to watch any of the Austin Powers movies or Zoolander. Can’t wrong with pure silliness 😀

  4. February 22, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    I can watch “She’s the man” over and over again. One of those movies I just never get bored watching.

  5. February 22, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    A great list, Corinne! I absolutely love Mulan, it’s a real kick-ass Disney flick which you can’t say no to! And the soundtrack is amazing too, never fails to get me singing along! Thanks for sharing!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  6. February 22, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    I have never seen Love and Friendship but it really sounds like my kind of movie (I even just screenshot it on my phone) but I have seen the classic Bridget Jones Diary… an absolutely fantastic film! Lovely little collection x

    Claire | clairesyear.com

  7. February 22, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    Bridget Jones’ diary has to be one of my all time favourite films! It will NEVER fail to cheer me up! And She’s The Man, it just reminds me of back when I was at school!

  8. Gemma
    February 22, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Mulan and Bridget Jones are ACE choices! Guaranteed to cheer you up every time! X

  9. February 22, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Bad Moms, She’s the man & Bridget Jones are ultimate mood lifting films! LOVE them!

    Courtney x

  10. February 22, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Bridget Jones’ Diary is a total sleepover classic for me aha! Love these all so much x

  11. February 22, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    I love Mulan along with Hercules they make up some of my all time favourite movies. I also like to watch Howl’s Moving Castle when I need a pick me up. Lovely post xx

    Sophie’s Spot

  12. February 23, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Bad moms is so funny! We need more comedy in this world 😁

    Lydia
    Mademoisellewomen.wordpress.com.

  13. February 23, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    The only one of those movies I’ve seen is Bridget Jones! Love a good feel good film! I’ll definitely get around to watching the others you mentioned. They sound so good!

  14. February 23, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Ah I 100% agree with Mulan ~ plus isn’t make a man out of you the most inspirational song ever?! :’) xx

    sophieannetaylor.blogspot.co.uk

  15. February 24, 2017 / 2:30 am

    My go-to feel-good movies are all about cartoon animals – think Finding Dory, Madagascar, Life of Pets – but I love all of these options too! I might have to watch some of these again soon, I haven’t seen She’s The Man since it first came out.

    • February 25, 2017 / 3:39 pm

      Life of Pets is amazing! I had such a good laugh! Finding Dory is already a classic! xx Corinne

  16. February 24, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    She’s the Man and Bridget Jones’s Diary are two of my fave movies! I’d never get tired of watching them! I haven’t actually seen Bad Moms or Sex and the City but I plan to soon!

  17. Enyiie
    March 18, 2017 / 11:51 am

    I haven’t seen the first three on the list – where have I’ve been? haha (under a rock probably)
    Thank you for writing this post! I can’t wait to set aside some time and relax with these movie recommendations.

    xx Enyiie

    enyiie.wordpress.com

  18. May 11, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    She’s the Man and Mulan remind me of my little sister. We always shout the lines to each other. Proper feel good!

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