The best feel-good movies available with Amazon Prime
James R | On 13, Nov 2020
Let’s face it. Sometimes, life isn’t easy. Sometimes, there isn’t an easy solution. Sometimes, elections, referendums or other global events seem completely beyond your control. And sometimes, you just need something to distract you, cheer you up and make you feel that bit better about the world.
For any emergency you may encounter, here are the best feel-good movies included with Amazon Prime:
This catchy music comedy will get your sides splitting and vocal chords humming.
The Princess Bride
As you wish.
Crazy Rich Asians
Utter joy from start to finish, Crazy Rich Asians is the rom-com the world needs right now.
Eddie the Eagle
Dexter Fletcher’s film about the real life British skier who became an unlikely sporting legend is irresistibly feel-good stuff. Irresistibly, we say.
21 Jump Street
Directed with an eye for physical slapstick and an unrelenting pace, Phil Lord and Chris Miller proved themselves the perfect match for The LEGO Movie with this comedy; a laugh-out-loud adventure bursting with anarchic imagination.
A charming, funny film that embraces everyone in the audience, regardless of age or origin.
Jessie Buckley’s star is born in this irresistibly feel-good country music hit.
Emma Thompson and Mindy Kalin are wonderful together in this important but feel-good comedy about the need for diversity in the workplace.
This entertaining, warm-hearted high school movie is one of 2019’s funniest films.
Brittany Runs a Marathon
Written and directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo, the comedy-drama stars Jillian Bell as a woman who decides to turn her life around by committing to running a marathon. The result is a feel-good crowd-pleaser that Amazon didn’t hesitate to snap up at Sundance.
Shaun the Sheep the Movie
Is there an institution more British than Aardman? The animation studio bring their stop-motion sheep (first seen in Wallace and Gromit’s A Close Shave) to the big screen, as he takes the herd of whimsical woollies to the big city to find their farmer. This isn’t a cynical cash-in, though: there isn’t a cynical bone in Aardman’s body. Told in almost silence, this is a charming slice of perfectly executed slapstick.
The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
This adaptation of the book of the same name is bright, vibrant and an immeasurable amount of fun.
Stan & Ollie
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly capture the magic of entertainment and friendship in this warm, winning biopic.
Excellent performances from Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali elevate a dated, conventional script in this true story of an unlikely friendship.
The Parking Lot Movie
This wonderful 2010 documentary, unseen by most, is a winning portrait of a group of artistic and overeducated car park attendants as they wage war against the people who park in their car park.
The Big Sick
Funny, moving and sharply written, The Big Sick is a romance you’ll never get tired of.
If Beale Street Could Talk
A beautiful story of love, dignity and respect, this lyrical masterpiece is one of the best films of the year.
Beyond the Lights
Gina Prince-Bythewood’s deeply likeable crowd-pleaser about a singer and her bodyguard, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, boasts one of the best performances by a British actress in recent years.
Taika Waititi’s hilarious, heartfelt study of failed father figures and resilient, optimistic youth is a charming coming-of-age gem.
Ernest & Celestine
This universal tale of an unlikely friendship charms your socks off with its humour and heart.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Funny and feel-good, Taika Waititi’s majestical coming-of-age comedy is a daft and delightful adventure.