The movies that help me when I’m feeling down

Having a tough day? Ellen has some feel good movie recommendations

Written by Ellen Devlin


When you're feeling down there is few things better than a feel good movie to make your day a bit better! Here are a few of my favourites: 

About Time

This is without a doubt one of my all time favourite movies. It's funny, its heartwarming but it's also really emotional which is great because you can let it all out and have a little cry which can be just what you need! It's such a great, unique storyline and it's definitely a movie that will stay with you.

Age of Adaline

Ok, I promise that these movies aren't all romance movies but I couldn't not put this movie on the list. It's another one of my absolute favourite, reliable movies that always puts a smile on my face even on my worst days. Again, it's really unique and heartwarming and it has an adorable dog in it which helps too! This is a great movie to watch in the evening to help you relax and unwind after a stressful day.

Mamma Mia

Undoubtedly the cheesiest movie on this list, but it never, ever fails to cheer me up. There's something about it that is so comforting and enjoyable to watch and it's a movie that I watch far more often than I care to admit!


This movie is so, so funny and great for when you need cheering up. It's not for younger audiences but I absolutely love it!


There is literally nothing bad to say about this movie, it's hilarious from start to finish and such an enjoyable watch. Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart will have your face hurting from smiling and there is no doubt in my mind that watching this movie will improve your day.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

I absolutely love this movie, it's incredibly gripping and keeps you entertained the whole way through. The plot is great and it's one of those movies that you'll want to watch again and again.

Paddington 2

This movie is the cutest movie I've ever seen. It will give you all the feels and it's the ultimate comforting film. Paddington is such a lovable character and you will definitely love him by the end of this movie! Even if you think this movie won't be for you, give it a go because I was surprised about how much I loved it. It's definitely not just for little kids!

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