Happy National Popcorn Day, everyone! I’m so excited to be collaborating with Popcorn Shed, again, in honour of this holiday. If you missed it, I reviewed some of their delicious popcorn flavours at the end of last year. This time, I’m bringing you my feel good films of all time! We all have those films that we’ll happily watch over and over again, just because we love them so much. And what else is a better accompaniment than popcorn?
My favourite flavour from Popcorn Shed has to be Berry-licious! I mentioned this in my last post, too. The raspberries add a lovely sour element to the sweetness of the chocolate, and the end product tastes amazing! If I had to choose only one flavour to have on my movie nights, it would definitely be this one. However, there’s such a selection at Popcorn Shed! You can even buy a little selection box of different flavours, so you can try every single one during your movie marathon.
They have a mix of savoury and sweet (and even a savoury and sweet) flavours for you to choose from, so there is something for everybody!
And now, onto my movie selections! I don’t know if I have a favourite genre – I’m more of a TV show person than a film person. So these happen to be a mix, but I love all of them equally and so much!
Love Actually (2003) – Romance/Drama
You must be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of this movie! It’s a Christmas film (or a film set around Christmastime, anyway), however I will happily watch it any time of year. It follows the love lives of a selection of people, who are all intertwinned in one way or another. An amazing feel-good movie – if you ignore Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman’s story. I. Cry. Every. Time. It definitely has a lot of funny bits in it, too!
What We Do in the Shadows (2014) – Comedy/Mockumentary
I love this movie so much! I found this before I found my love for Flight of the Conchords – actually, I think this movie brought them and their music to my attention. When I started university, most people I met or went on a date with, I would force them to watch What We Do in the Shadows with me. Sounds strange, but for so long I was obsessed with it. It’s in the style of a documentary, and follows the lives of a bunch of vampires who live together, and all the funny things they get up to/happen to them!
Mamma Mia (2008) – Musical
Again, there is no way that you haven’t heard of this movie! For those of you that haven’t (shame on you), it’s a romance/musical, featuring songs from ABBA. The cast are amazing, the songs are amazing, and the storyline is great! It’s very difficult not to sing along with every hit. And even harder not to come away from this movie feeling wonderful inside!
I’ll admit, I still haven’t seen the sequel, but I’m sure it won’t take me much longer considering how much I loved the first one.
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) – Rom-Com
Bridget Jones is such a relatable character, and I think that’s why this film is in the heart’s of so many. I’m sure we’ve all been in a place where we feel like our life is going nowhere, and we’re stuck in a rut with nobody to love. And I don’t particularly want to think about all the times I’ve totally and completely embarrassed myself either… but it happens to all of us! It’s a funny, cringey story of a women’s struggles in life, and her mission to find love.
I decided to name the first film in this trilogy because it’s my favourite of the three, but I love them all! Any of them I’d class as one of my top feel-good films. (The more Colin Firth, the better!)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) – Comedy
I’m not quite sure how to explain this movie, other than after I watched it, I felt like I had just watched the best movie of all time. The cinematography in this film is absolutely stunning – the colours are beautiful, the editing is amazing. It’s a real pleasure to watch!
The story itself is a funny and fast-paced journey of two hotel workers caught up in a bit of a mess after someone staying at the hotel dies, and one of the workers is accused of her murder. Ralph Fiennes is amazing in this film, and if I could watch it on repeat forever, I would.
The Breakfast Club (1985) – Comedy/Drama
The final movie on my list is The Breakfast Club! This is such a classic film and if you haven’t seen it, you’ve surely heard of it. It took me a long time to get around to watching this film, but when I did it made me feel warm inside. There’s a lot of sadness as the students, who are in detention, all open up and share their hardships. You feel sorry for them, but you can also relate to at least one of them. If you’re anything like me, you’ll cry at least twice.
They are all completely different, and yet, in the end, all come together and have fun with the fact they’re stuck in detention all day. It ends leaving you feeling like you’ve gotten to know every student better, and you have had a real fun time with them all, too. Just as if you were there with them!
And, of course, how could you not feel uplifted right at the end, with John Bender fist pumping the air to Don’t You (Forget About Me)?
Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you’ve enjoyed my list of my favourite feel good films! Have you seen any, or all, of these movies? Which one is your favourite – or what feel good film of yours did I leave off the list? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time, and have a lovely weekend,