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

 

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

 

Climate change. Poverty. Gender equality. Health. Human rights. International laws and justice. Plastic pollution. Refugees. Violence. And last, but not least, a global pandemic. Needless to say, there’s a lot going down. Enough to dampen anyone’s spirits. 

 

While it’s important to keep all the above in mind and do our bit to make positive changes, we also need to strike a balance. Change comes gradually and no single person can change the course of history. Needless to say, if we attempt to this single-handedly, we’re going to make ourselves pretty miserable.

 

Our mental health and sense of fulfilment requires equal consideration and there are many ways in which we can help ourselves during tough times. But, again, dedicating too much of your spare time to gym sessions and evening classes can also do us some harm. Doing too much on top of our 9-5 can heighten stress levels and overwhelm us to the point of ‘burning-out’.

 

Idleness isn’t a term accepted in this day and age, but self-isolation is drawing awareness to the importance of relaxation (which is a much better word for it) and it’s something we should we be making the most of, during lockdown and beyond. Unless you’re watching a jumpy-horror, kicking-back in front of the telly is a great way to take a moment away from the madness and immerse yourself in some light-hearted entertainment. 

 

In the spirit of keeping spirits high at 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 any to indulge in some positive movies that’ll remind you of the beauty of the world and our relationships amongst all this chaos. They tend to focus on achieving aspirations, self-acceptance, fostering relationships, and personal growth – all things we have plenty of time contemplate at the moment. 

 

Captain Fantastic 

 

Billie Elliot 

 

Chef

 

Dumplin

 

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

 

Amelie 

 

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.

 

HouseSitter

 

The Pink Panther

 

Grand Budapest hotel

 

Long shot

 

Bridesmaids 

 

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 and somehow all knew the dance choreography and flash-mobbed it through the streets? Singing is incredibly cathartic, whether you can sing 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.)

 

Chicago

 

Grease

 

Sound of Music

 

Mary Poppins

 

Mamma Mia 

 

Animation Movies to Watch During Self-Isolation

The great thing about animation movies is that they’re a great way to keep the little rascals from running riot, but clever enough to throw a few innuendos in there for us oldies that kids sure won’t even notice. They’re also hilarious. It’s fun for the whole family. 

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*

 

Brave 

 

Moana 

 

Up 

 

Big Hero 6

 

Coco 

 

Shrek

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