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Kick back and destress with these 5 feel-good movies

Need an uplifter? Feel the sunshine hit this #InternationalDayofHappiness with five feel-good movies to offer you a quick hit of dopamine to cheer you up after a long day’s work.

By Salve Tajanlangit | Monday, 20 March 2023

There’s nothing more rewarding than putting on a light movie after a tiring day. Ranging from different genres, these five feel-good films will hopefully, if not definitely, put a smile on your face.


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Layout by Eliyah Mallari

Cheaper by the Dozen

Chaotic, amusing, and heartfelt is what this film is all about. Cheaper by the Dozen shows what life is like juggling raising a big family while pursuing one’s career. The film shares the good, the bad, and the fun family moments that come with having 12 children in the household. 


Having starred Steve Martin as the father in the film is all the information you need to know that this movie is a good one.


You can watch Cheaper by the Dozen on Disney Plus, Prime Video, or Apple TV.


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Layout by Reina Cruz

Thor: Ragnarok

A Marvel classic that brings about a ton of laughs and a good amount of action that will never leave you unsatisfied. Thor: Ragnarok takes you on an exciting, witty, and above all, fun cosmic adventure as Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, journeys into a quest with former nemesis/brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston),  to prevent their sister, Hela (Cate Blanchett), from destroying their home world.


Beautifully filmed by Taika Waititi, this energizing movie, partnered with a crackling script and a perfectly assembled cast, is a film you’ll find yourself rewatching. Although this is one out of the many movies in its franchise, those who are not interested in continuity or source material won’t have any problems with Thor: Ragnarok.


Watch Thor: Ragnarok on Disney Plus or Prime Video.


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Layout by Jacob Banog

The Proposal

Can’t decide whether to watch romance or comedy? The Proposal’s got you covered. The movie is about an unplanned engagement between a soon-to-be deported high-powered book editor, Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock), and her assistant, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds). Both have stuck to their wedding plans despite the suspicions and setbacks of many to prevent Margaret’s deportation. 


As a side note, with Betty White as the grandmother in the film, you can always expect to have a good chuckle here and there. 


This movie is available on Disney Plus, Prime Video, or Hulu.


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Layout by Vincent Yap

Princess Diaries

This nostalgic, coming-of-age comedy Disney film is charming for all ages to enjoy. Starring the ever-legendary Julie Andrews, who played the Queen, and Anne Hathaway, who played the role of Mia Thermopolis, the movie is about a shy girl who soon discovered she is, in fact, a real-life princess. After that turning point, Mia’s entertaining journey toward the throne begins.


Watch Princess Diaries on Disney Plus, Prime Video, or Apple TV.


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Layout by Rara Lubay

Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme

Nothing beats Filipino humor when it comes to watching comedy movies. Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme is a film about identical twin sisters with clashing personalities. Kimmy is the business-oriented, cruel genius, while Dora is the naive, tender-hearted one, who eventually both come to terms after a series of unfortunate yet comical events.


Being one of the most iconic Pinoy films and starring one of the country’s famous actresses, Eugene Domingo, who played the role of both Kimmy and Dora, this movie is definitely a must-watch.


Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme is available on Prime Video, Apple TV, or DirecTV.


Whether you’ve had a long day or are simply trying to pass some time, putting on a light movie is one of the best go-to uplifters you can opt for. Regardless of genre, watching a feel-good movie is sometimes all the getaway you need to bring heaps of fun and joy into your day.



Last updated: Monday, 20 March 2023