Best new Feel-Good movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best feel good movies of 2017 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Robert Zemeckis, Cameron Crowe & Steven Spielberg feel good's biggest directors?

Cinema can be very powerful. A meticulously paced, written, acted and shot scene can make you stare right in the abyss or make you rise to great hights. Movies can be comforting too; show you that life isn’t so bad, right when you need it. For those occasions, THEVORE selected the very best feel-good films. Films that avoid being overtly sappy, but will leave you full of optimism afterwards anyway.

feel good movies2017
Popular actorsTom Hanks, Ryan Gosling & Julia Roberts
Trending moviesLa La Land, Intouchables & Pride

Anticipated 2017 feel good movies to watch

    Souvenir (Friday February 10, 2017)

    Souvenir film poster Director
    Bavo Defurne
    Isabelle Huppert
    Kévin Azaïs
    Johan Leysen

    A forgotten European Song Contest singer, fading away in a pâté factory, falls in love with a young aspiring boxer. Together they decide to attempt her comeback....Read more

    20th Century Women (Friday January 20, 2017)

    20th Century Women film poster Director
    Mike Mills
    Annette Bening
    Elle Fanning
    Greta Gerwig

    Surrounded by a bunch of eccentric and free-spirited women, 16 year old punk rock kid Jamie grows up in Los Angeles in the 1970's. Another brilliant dramedy from the writer/director of 'Beginners'. Soaked in Californian sunlight and full of wisdom....Read more

Best feel good movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

2010's best rated feel good movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

    Intouchables (Wednesday November 2, 2011)

    Intouchables film poster Director
    Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
    François Cluzet
    Omar Sy
    Anne Le Ny

    Breaking nearly every box office record there is to break, ‘Intouchables’ is THE feel-good movie of the decade so far. The unlikely bromance between a paralyzed Parisian aristocrat (Francois Cluzet) and his caretaker, a bratty macho from the banlieueu’s (Omar Sy), stole the hearts of even the most cynical cinephiles. The chemistry between Cluzet and Sy is irresistible, the jokes are really funny (for a change) and the script is just flawless. Unparalleled so far this decade....Read more

    La La Land (Sunday December 25, 2016)

    La La Land film poster Director
    Damien Chazelle
    Ryan Gosling
    Emma Stone
    Rosemarie DeWitt

    Damien Chazelle’s ‘Whiplash’ gained quite some attention in 2014. Indeed, his depiction of a monomaniac music conservatory student was gripping and his love for music utterly palpable. But who would thought his next feature film would be a classic, escapist, over-the-top-romantic musical? La La Land will make you forget everything dreary and depressing for two hours without a doubt. The love story of an aspiring actress and a struggling jazz musician in Los Angeles is simply too catching too resist. ...Read more

    Beyond the Lights (Friday November 14, 2014)

    Beyond the Lights film poster Director
    Gina Prince-Bythewood
    Gugu Mbatha-Raw
    Nate Parker
    Minnie Driver

    'Beyond the Lights' is one of those rare, sincere melodrama’s they stopped making since the 1990’s. Vagely reminiscent of 1992 Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston vehicle ‘The Bodyguard’, the films tells the sweeping story of a successful popstar and her destined-to-fail romance with an ambitious young police officer. What makes ‘Beyond the Lights’ stand out, is its flat-out earnestness; there are no obligatory stupid jokes here or ironic pop culture references. Director/writer Gina Prince-Bythewood aims right at the heart....Read more

    Inside Out (Friday June 19, 2015)

    Inside Out film poster Director
    Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen
    Amy Poehler
    Bill Hader
    Lewis Black

    2015’s summer smash hit ‘Inside Out’ is without a doubt the most abstract and philosophical Pixar movie ever made, and yet the most heartwarming and funny one too. Quite an achievement by directors/writers Peter Docter and Ronnie del Carmen. A childrens’ movie in which emotions (Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness) are the protagonists… who would think of such a thing?...Read more

    The Artist (Thursday January 20, 2011)

    The Artist film poster Director
    Michel Hazanavicius
    Jean Dujardin
    Bérénice Bejo
    John Goodman

    Paying homage to the silent cinema of the 1920’s, this adorable art house hit from 2011 tells the touching story of a famous Frech Hollywood actor losing his job with the introduction of the ‘talkies’. As his carreer falls apart, his life becomes entangled with that of a promising young actress. ‘The Artist’ is an absolute delight. A sprawling love letter to the bygone days of Hollywood and a sweeping romance that’ll knock you of your feet.
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    Pride (Friday September 5, 2014)

    Pride film poster Director
    Matthew Warchus
    Bill Nighy
    Imelda Staunton
    Dominic West

    Back in the 1980’s, there were as an obscure supporting group for every obscure minority you could imagine. At the height of the 1984 UK miners’ strike, a group of LGBT’s Londoners founded a support group; the ‘Lesbian and Gay Support the Miners’. The problem was, the miners weren’t really eager to accept their help at first. This great premise, which is almost stranger than fiction, is the heart of this brilliant British feel good comedy. ...Read more

    Soul Kitchen (Friday December 25, 2009)

    Soul Kitchen film poster Director
    Fatih Akin
    Adam Bousdoukos
    Moritz Bleibtreu
    Pheline Roggan

    Zinos runs a small restaurant in the suburbs of Hamburg. Hardships fall upon him as his girlfriend leaves him, while at the same time customers practically cease to come. Zinos asks his brother to help him out with the restaurant, but unfortunately his ‘help’ only makes things worse. A charming and raw feelgood comedy about love, family but most of all FOOD. ...Read more

    Dope (Friday June 19, 2015)

    Dope film poster Director
    Rick Famuyiwa
    Shameik Moore
    Tony Revolori
    Kiersey Clemons

    Malcolm is a nerdy teenager from a rough neighbourhood in Los Angeles. He has two best friends, is obsessed with 1990’s hip-hop and tries avoid trouble as much as possible. Until one day, he and his accidentally end up in posession of a large amount of drugs. Now what? ‘Dope’ is a smart coming-of-age comedy that pays homage to great 90’s movies like ‘Boyz n the Hood’. Colorful, slightly subversive. A film that makes you crave for the golden age of rap.
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    We Are The Best (Friday June 20, 2014)

    We Are The Best film poster Director
    Lukas Moodysson
    Mira Barkhammar
    Mira Grosin
    Liv LeMoyne

    In 1999, Swedish first-time director surprised the international world of cinema with his irresistible lesbian coming of age drama 'Fucking Åmål '. Ever since, Moodysson steadily worked on a resume filled with impressive, yet rather though-to-swallow art house drama’s. We Are the Best! is a return to his old, frivolous style and it’s damn good. Based on a graphic novel written by his wife, it tells the heartwarming story of three young Swedish girls trying to form a punk rock band in 1981. ...Read more


    Groundhog Day (12-02-1993, minutes)

    Bill Murray at his very best in this classic and heartwarming 90's flick about a journalist who has to live the same day over and over again.
    StarringBill Murray, Andie MacDowell & Chris Elliott
    DirectorHarold Ramis (Analyze This )
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

    Clueless (19-07-1995, minutes)

    Loosely based on Jane Austen's classic novel 'Emma', 'Clueless' was great when it came out in 1995, but is even more enjoyable today. The cleverly written film about a spoiled Californian high school girl is a brilliant 1990's time capsule w
    StarringAlicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash & Brittany Murphy
    DirectorAmy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High )
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix


    Stand By Me (22-08-1986, minutes)

    Based on Stephen King's bittersweet novel about four boys looking for a dead body in the woods of Oregon, 'Stand By Me' is the quintessential feel-good movie of the 1980's.
    StarringWil Wheaton, River Phoenix & Corey Feldman
    DirectorRob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally... )
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

    The Breakfast Club (15-02-1985, minutes)

    Without a doubt THE high school film of the 1980's. The clever plot around five very different high school students in detention is very 80's and yet so universal and timeless.

    StarringEmilio Estevez, Judd Nelson & Molly Ringwald
    DirectorJohn Hughes (Sixteen Candles)
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix