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20 Uplifting Movies to Instantly Boost Your Mood on a Bad Day
When life gets tough and the weather is gloomy, it's important to find ways to lift your spirits and put a smile back on your face. One activity that never fails to do just that is watching movies that are guaranteed to cheer you up and make you laugh.
Here, we've compiled a list of the best movies that will instantly boost your mood when you're feeling down. So, curl up with some popcorn and get ready for a good time. We wish you a pleasant and laughter-filled movie experience!
1. The Sound of Music (1965)
In 1930s Austria, mother Abbess sends Maria to the mansion of Captain Von Trapp with seven children who is looking for a governess so that she can know the real world a little more before taking vows and becoming a nun.
Director: Robert Wise
Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker
2. Bride Wars (2009)
Two best friends become rivals when they plan their own wedding on the same day. Brides whose weddings are on the same day find themselves in a battle that also affects the people next to them quite a lot.
Director: Gary Winick
Cast: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Candice Bergen
3. This Is 40 (2012)
Pete and Debbie are about to turn 40, and their children hate each other. At the same time, both of their businesses are going bankrupt and they are on the verge of losing their homes. And the worst thing is, their relationship is in danger of falling apart.
Director: Judd Apatow
Cast: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow
4. Runaway Bride (1999)
Ike is a writer whose muses have been running away lately. In a town in Maryland, he hears a news story about Maggi Carpenter, who is often engaged but constantly running away from her weddings, and decides to create an article series about her..
Director: Garry Marshall
Cast: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack
5. The Women (2008)
Mary, a wealthy New York woman, has been fired from her job where she worked with her father. Moreover, she found out that her husband was cheating on her. While grappling with the decision to leave her cheating husband, she and her friends discover that women really can have it all.
Director: Diane English
Cast: Meg Ryan, Eva Mendes, Annette Bening
6. How to Be Single (2016)
Living in New York, Alice begins to learn things she never knew before about the subtleties and beauties of being single as she spends time with her close friends Robin, Lucy and Meg to get over the sadness of breaking up with her lover.
Director: Christian Ditter
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann
7. It's Complicated (2009)
A couple rekindles the spark in their relationship while on their way to their son's college graduation. But the complicated fact is that they are divorced, and the spouse, who was a man, has remarried.
Director: Nancy Meyers
Cast: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin
8. A Simple Favor (2018)
The film tells the story of a young woman who is trying to find her friend who suddenly disappeared. A busy businesswoman, Emily one day makes a 'small request' from her vlogger mom friend Stephanie, who is raising her child alone. What Stephanie wants is for Emily to pick up her five-year-old son from school.
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding
9. Bridesmaids (2011)
The rivalry between the head bridesmaid and the bridesmaid over who is the bride's best friend threatens to turn the life of an unemployed pastry chef upside down.
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne
10. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
In her forties and single again, Bridget decides to focus on her job and surround herself with friends. Then she realizes that she is pregnant, but she is only 50% sure of the identity of the baby's father.
Director: Sharon Maguire
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent
11. White Chicks (2004)
Working with the Division Chief and Elliott Gordon on a kidnapping case, they must protect the spoiled daughters of a very rich businessman named Brittany and Tiffany. For this reason, they also impersonate those girls.
Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Cast: Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Busy Philipps
12. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Journalist Andrea Sachs, who lives an ordinary life in New York, gets a job as an assistant to the editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine that is the dream of every young girl. If she can work at this job for a year, she will be able to get a job at the newspaper she wants. However, her boss, Miranda Priestly, is a cruel and very strict woman.
Director: David Frankel
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier
13. Clueless (1995)
The film is about the world of a group of young people living in Beverly Hills. Cher Horowitz is the most popular girl in her high school, and almost everyone around her admires her and follows her clothing style.
Director: Amy Heckerling
Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy
14. La La Land (2016)
The film tells the story of two people whose paths cross. Trying to find a direction in their lives, Sebastian and Mia's paths cross one day when traffic is congested in Los Angeles. These two people, who are both art enthusiasts, are taking firm steps towards making their dreams come true.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt
15. Up (2009)
The film tells the story of 78-year-old balloonist Carl Fredricksen, who tied thousands of balloons to his house and set off on a journey to the wilderness of South America to live the adventure he wanted to live his whole life.
Director: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Voiced by: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger
16. Mamma Mia! (2008)
Sophie is a beautiful girl who grew up without a father and longs for it. In this film, the story of Sophie Sheridan, who is eager to discover the identity of her father, is told accompanied by the hit songs of the famous pop band ABBA.
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried
17. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Holly, a New York socialite, becomes attracted to a young man who moves into her next-door apartment. Holly is actually a woman who can fall in love with any man she wants. But her past is after her.
Director: Blake Edwards
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal
18. Pitch Perfect (2012)
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is tricked into joining The Bellas, an all-girls singing group at her school. Getting some much-needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
Director: Jason Moore
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson
19. Toy Story (1995)
In the movie, Andy is a boy who loves to make a toy collection and values his toys very much. However, there is something Andy doesn't know about his toys. And this is how, in Andy's absence, his toys came to life under the leadership of cowboy Woody. One day, things get messy when Andy receives another nice gift.
Director: John Lasseter
Voiced by: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
20. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
High school student Ferris Bueller wants to get out of school for a day. Running away from school one spring day, Ferris and his friend Cameron decide to have a fun day. However, their understanding of entertainment contains too much danger.
Director: John Hughes
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara
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