Movies That Lift Your Spirits

Feeling blue, out of sorts, and in need of a cinematic escape? Losing yourself in a movie can be a great way to shift the focus from you and how you feel to a story that will work some magic on your mood.

The trick, of course, is knowing what type of movie lifts your spirits. And frankly, that might change depending on why your spirits need lifting!

Do you need silly and funny with no trace of sad? Do you like inspirational tales that might make you sad at points but the end message is uplifting? Do you prefer movies that make you cry but have a theme of goodness to them, to help you cleanse your feelings and come out in a better place?

You will find all kinds of movie lists out there, and you may agree or disagree with them, depending on your own preferences. Movies are art, after all, and we all know what we like when we see it.

Here is a nicely combined list of old, new, funny, family, zany, classic and inspiring titles to look through and find some that speak to you!

Top 50 Movies Ideas to Lift Your Spirits

1. The Sound of Music
2. Lion King
3. Toy Story (1, 2, or 3)
4. The Shawshank Redemption
5. It’s a Wonderful Life
6. Mary Poppins
7. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
8. How to Marry a Millionaire
9. Chocolate
10. The Blind Side
11. Babe
12. Love Actually
13. Tootsie
14. Finding Nemo
15. The Wizard of Oz
16. Big
17. The Incredibles
18. Shrek
19. The Karate Kid
20. Miracle on 34th Street
21. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
22. How Green was my Valley
23. Field of Dreams
24. 9 to 5
25. Airplane!
26. Adam’s Rib
27. Duck Soup
28. Groundhog Day
29. The Hangover
30. Office Space
31. A Shot in the Dark
32. The Love Bug
33. There’s Something About Mary
34. This is Spinal Tap
35. When Harry Met Sally
36. Ferris Beuller’s Day Off
37. To Kill a Mockingbird
38. Rocky
39. Forrest Gump
40. Casablanca
41. Rain Man
42. Star Wars
43. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
44. A Beautiful Mind
45. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
46. Schindler’s List
47. Pay it Forward
48. The Miracle Worker
49. ET
50. Philadelphia

Take inspiration from this list, and why not make your own list of movies that always make you feel good? That way when you need a little escape into a movie that will lift your spirits higher, you’ve already got the list guaranteed to work for you!