Best Feel-Good Movies to Boost your Mood During Self-Isolation


Ultimate feel-good movies to boost morale during the horrors of 2020


Ah, 2020. I need not go into details, but I think you’ll agree there’s a lot going down. Enough to dampen anyone’s spirits. 

Self-isolation has got us all panic and no disco, but there are plenty of ways in which we can help ourselves during tough times and what’s better than engaging in a few distraction techniques? Sometimes we just gotta kick-back, take a moment away from the madness, and immerse ourselves in some light-hearted entertainment. Remind ourselves that it ain’t all bad.

In the spirit of keeping spirits high during times like these, here are some of the best uplifting movies to get you through the day.


Positive Movies to Watch During Self-Isolation 

Now’s a better time than ever to indulge in some positive movies that remind us of the beauty of the world and importance of our relationships to coax us through whatever chaos confronts us. They tend to focus on achieving aspirations, self-acceptance, fostering relationships, and personal growth – all things we have plenty of time to contemplate during lockdown. 


Captain Fantastic 


Billie Elliot 






The Pursuit of Happiness 


Funny Movies to Watch During Self-Isolation

When we’re feeling stressed and anxious, there’s nothing quite like a good laugh to lift our spirits. It’s scientifically proven that smiling alters the chemicals in our brains and makes us happy. Here are a few funny movies to watch during self-isolation to make you smile. 


Monty Python and the Holy Grail 


Little miss sunshine




Crazy Stupid Love


The Producers

I’m personally a fan of the original 1976 version, but there’s a recent adaptation if you’d prefer.




The Pink Panther


Grand Budapest hotel


Long shot




Always be my maybe 


Truman show 


Musical Movies to Watch During Self-Isolation

They’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but wouldn’t life be more bearable if we all randomly burst into song, somehow knew the dance choreography, and flash-mobbed through the streets? Singing is incredibly cathartic, tone-deaf or not, and a great way to release endorphins. Here are some musical movies to sing  along to during self-isolation.


The Greatest Showman


Pitch Perfect


Sunshine On Leith


Moulin Rouge!

(Fave film of all time. Just putting it out there.)






Sound of Music


Mary Poppins


Mamma Mia 


Animation Movies to Watch During Self-Isolation

Animation movies are fun for the whole family. They keep the kids from running amuck and have the adults chuckling at superbly disguised innuendos.

What I love about more recent animations is that they’re increasingly straying from fairytale “Knight in shining armour saves the helpless princess.” And moving towards “Woman don’t need no man.” *hair flick*








Big Hero 6





Monsters Inc. 


How to Train Your Dragon


The Angry Birds


So there you have it. Some of the best feel-good movies to boost your mood and watch during self-isolation, brought to you by Wonderhatch.

Catherine Centofanti
Content Marketing Manager

10th Apr 2020