Top Feel-Good Movies You Have To Watch This Weekend

The continuing pandemic is having a negative impact on everyone's mental health. It is critical to keep a good attitude. The worrying increase in instances has forced us to a halt once more. Everyone is now confined to their premises.


While the atmosphere is harsh, it allows us to work on ourselves. It's a wonderful opportunity to reunite with our families, support one another, and battle the epidemic. What could be better than watching a few feel-good movies on OTT platforms and allowing optimism to wash over you?

Here is a selection of the best feel-good movies, some motivating, some hilarious, that are now available on OTT platforms and are definitely worth a watch.

Top 5 Feel-Good Movies In English

1. Ratatouille

Director: Brad Bird

Cast:

  • Patton Oswalt
  • Ian Holm
  • Lou Romano
  • Janeane Garofalo
  • Brad Garrett
  • Peter O'Toole
  • Brian Dennehy
  • Peter Sohn
  • Will Arnett

IMDb: 8/10

Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar

Ratatouille is a computer-animated fantasy movie released in 2007 by Walt Disney Pictures and developed by Pixar. This was Pixar's eighth feature, directed and written by Brad Bird, who succeeded Jan Pinkava in 2005, and produced by Brad Lewis, based on an original concept by Bird, Pinkava, and Jim Capobianco.

The title pays tribute to the French cuisine ratatouille, which is also the main protagonist's animal type, a rat. The narrative revolves around Remy, a rat who aspires to be a chef and attempts to do so by forging a partnership with the garbage guy of a Parisian restaurant.

2. Matilda

Director: Danny DeVito

Cast:

  • Mara Wilson
  • Danny DeVito
  • Rhea Perlman
  • Embeth Davidtz
  • Pam Ferris
  • Brian Levinson

IMDb: 6.9/10

Streaming on: Netflix

Danny DeVito's quick, lively visual interpretation of Roald Dahl's classic fits the cartoon atmosphere of the original material. This is a modern-day vaudeville regarding kid solidarity and self-empowerment. It centres around the thought that true pleasure is the perception of civilizational battle, the children's assumption of zero tolerance for injustices committed by ridiculous adults, and the realization that maybe the big meanies should be penalized.

The tale revolves around Matilda Wormwood, a young prodigy who acquires psychokinetic skills and utilizes them to live with her unscrupulous family, and Agatha Trunchbull, the harsh, repressive, and authoritarian head of Crunchem Hall Elementary School.

3. Home Alone

Director: Chris Columbus

Cast:

  • Macaulay Culkin
  • Joe Pesci
  • Daniel Stern
  • John Heard
  • Catherine O'Hara

IMDb: 7.6/10

Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar

The first Home Alone film was just fantastic. While we envisioned Kevin's (Culkin's) plans to dissuade the thieves as a sign of increased confidence and had a good chuckle in the process, it also draws similarities to our own predicament of being confined at home and how we combat boredom. Stream this hilarious, though a little unrealistic, but arguably one of the best feel-good English movies on Hotstar.

Kevin McCallister, an obnoxious 8-year-old, is forced to sleep in the basement the evening before the family trip to Paris by his mom. Kevin wakes to a deserted house after the McCallisters accidentally leave for the flight without him, believing his wish to have no family had come true. But his enthusiasm fades when he discovers that two con artists are about to rob the McCallister home and that he is the only one who can safeguard the family home.

4. The Duff

Director: Ari Sandel

Cast:

  • Mae Whitman
  • Bella Thorne

IMDb: 6.5/10

Streaming on: Prime Video

When Bianca realizes she is being exploited by others to gain access to her popular pals, she chooses to make a difference. In exchange for teaching him science, she begs her old buddy to restore her image.

As the down-to-earth protagonist in this harmlessly conventional high school comedy, Mae Whitman has gobs of charm. She decides to reinvent herself after realizing she is regarded as the 'duff,' a Designated Ugly Fat Friend that males chat to in order to get to their sexier friends. However, in the end, a word of acceptance triumphs.

5. Bridget Jones's Diary

Director: Sharon Maguire

Cast:

  • Renée Zellweger
  • Colin Firth
  • Hugh Grant

IMDb: 6.7/10

Streaming on: Netflix

Bridget Jones, oh, Bridget Jones. We adore her for smoking like a chimney, drinking like a fish, and swearing like a sailor. She is the ultimate relatable queen, a heroine with enormous pants and even greater love triangles.

Bridget navigates the shark tank that is contemporary dating as she jumps from the bad-boy appeal of Hugh Grant's seductive Daniel Cleaver to the Christmas sweater-wearing good guy sensibilities of Colin Firth's Mark Darcey in the very first film in the series. So take a bottle of Pinot Grigio and a container of ice cream and reminisce about our dear ol’ Bridge.

Top 5 Feel-Good Hindi Movies

1. Udaan

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane

Cast:

  • Rajat Barmecha
  • Ronit Roy
  • Aayan Boradia
  • Ram Kapoor
  • Manjot Singh
  • Anand Tiwari

IMDb: 8.2/10

Streaming on: Netflix

Udaan is a 2010 film directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. It delves into the familial violence that certain children in Indian society face. The film depicts the freedom required for an artist to develop on the big screen. Set amid Jamshedpur's township alleys, the film depicts the trials and tribulations of an adolescent. The music by Amit Trivedi, with lines by Amitabh Bhattacharya, transcends the watching experience.

After getting expelled from school, Rohan goes home to a stern father and an unknowing half-brother. Among all of these troubles, Rohan is forced to work in his father’s factory, even though he actually wants to pursue his passion of being a writer.

2. Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Director: Sharat Katariya

Cast:

  • Ayushmann Khurrana
  • Bhumi Pednekar

IMDb: 7.5/10

Streaming on: Prime Video

Prem, a college dropout, reluctantly marries Sandhya, an intelligent but obese girl. Nevertheless, the two become closer as they compete in a marathon in which Prem is holding Sandhya on his back.

Ayushmaan Khurana's writings have always been unconventional. Dum Laga Ke Haisha tells the touching story of two companions in an arranged marriage. The soundtrack of the film transports you to the golden age of the 1990s. A comedic drama tells the story of love, compromise, and eventual happiness in a relationship.

3. Oye Lucky Lucky Oye

Director: Dibakar Banerjee

Cast:

  • Abhay Deol
  • Paresh Rawal
  • Neetu Chandra

IMDb: 7.7/10

Streaming on: Netflix

Lucky is a bold, charming robber who robs the affluent and privileged with impunity until he is apprehended and forced to reflect on his life as a crook in front of the police and the media.

Oye Lucky, a dark comedy directed by Abhay Deol Lucky Oye is a social satire. Abhay is a young Punjabi child who is full of energy. He grows older to be a cunning petty thief. But, unlike many others, this burglar has ethics and has lofty goals for himself.

4. Jagga Jasoos

Director: Anurag Basu

Cast:

  • Ranbir Kapoor
  • Katrina Kaif
  • Saswata Chatterjee
  • Saurabh Shukla
  • Sayani Gupta

IMDb: 6.5/10

Streaming on: Netflix

Bagchi, Jagga's adoptive father, enrolls him at a boarding school and then inexplicably vanishes. When Jagga grows up, he goes in search of him and enlists the assistance of Shruti, a journalist.

Anurag Basu created a comic book with a life-like framework. The colorful film depicts a lovely father-son bond. The film's detective aspect captivates the audience. The music in the film grows on the viewers. Jagga's trip will also caress your feelings. This is one of the movies to see if you want to feel positive about yourself, and it's available on the OTT service Netflix.

5. Ginny Weds Sunny

Director: Puneet Khanna

Cast:

  • Yami Gautam
  • Vikrant Massey

IMDb: 5.7/10

Streaming on: Netflix

A man, anxious to marry but repeatedly rejected by ladies, attempts to win over a past infatuation by accepting assistance from an unusual source: her mom.

This fun romantic drama starring Yami Gautam as well as Vikrant Massey is ideal for recuperating after a hard day. Ginny and Sunny meet for a planned wedding, but she turns him down. Sunny discovers that Ginny's mother is still pulling for him, so they concoct a strategy to win Ginny's heart. You may watch it on Netflix.

Top 3 Feel-Good Malayalam Movies

1. Bangalore Days

Director: Anjali Menon

Cast:

  • Nazriya Nazim
  • Nivin Pauly
  • Dulquer Salmaan
  • Fahadh Faasil
  • Parvathy Thiruvothu
  • Isha Talwar
  • Nithya Menon
  • Paris Laxmi

IMDb: 8.3/10

Streaming on: Disney + Hotstar

Bangalore Days is indeed an Indian Malayalam-language coming-of-age romantic drama film released in 2014. It depicts the narrative of three cousins (Kunju, Kuttan, and Aju) who fulfil their childhood goal of having fun and enjoying Bangalore. Fahadh Faasil, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Isha Talwar, Nithya Menon, and Paris Laxmi are among the cast members.

The narrative focuses on three cousins from Kerala who come to Bangalore, carrying on Menon's tradition of films about family ties. The film was released on May 30, 2014, in 205 theatres throughout India, making it one of the largest simultaneous releases for a Malayalam film. The movie got favourable reviews from the audience and critics alike.

2. Maheshinte Prathikaram

Director: Dileesh Pothan

Cast:

  • Fahadh Faasil
  • Aparna Balamurali
  • Anusree
  • Alencier Ley Lopez
  • Soubin Shahir
  • Sujith Shankar

IMDb: 8.3/10

Streaming on: Prime Video

Mahesh Bhavana, a photographer, is pushed to the ground while attempting to calm a disagreement between his buddy Crispin and a group of young people travelling through their town.

He is humiliated in front of his neighbours after being defeated in the scuffle and therefore unable to retaliate. He openly pledges that he'll never wear his slippers anymore unless he has avenged the injustice.

3. Njan Prakashan

Director: Sathyan Anthikad

Cast:

  • Fahadh Faasil
  • Sreenivasan
  • Nikhila Vimal

IMDb: 7.7/10

Streaming on: Netflix

Njan Prakashan is a sarcastic comedy film from India that was released in Malayalam in 2018. A sluggish but lovely boy next door concocts a scheme to escape a profession in nursing and locate a wealthy bride in order to obtain a visa.

The narrative of Njan Prakashan focuses on Prakashan, who is a representative of today's average youth. His ambition was to become a doctor, but he ended up enrolling in a nursing program instead. Now he wants to travel overseas, and the film follows him as he goes through the events of his life and meets new people.

Conclusion

Regardless of whether you’ve had a bad day of work or the overall feel of the pandemic have brought you down to the dumps, a good feel-good movie is always the ultimate cure. So, cuddle into your blankets this weekend and binge-watch all the movies from this list and we guarantee you’ll be smiling at the end of it!

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