After a busy Christmas you might be looking for some feel good movies to relax and enjoy. While usually we would recommend avoiding screens, we all deserve a bit of down time following the festivities. Here are our top suggestions:
Christmas might be over for another year but Love Actually is a film that can be enjoyed at all times of the year. For those who haven’t seen this feel good movie, it’s a romantic comedy set in London with a star studded cast including Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Bill Nighy. It’s a comfort film that will leave you feeling connected to all the characters.
You are guaranteed to be singing along during this movie. Filled with ABBA songs, set in the beautiful Greek islands and with lots of plot twists and turns, there is nothing to dislike about Mamma Mia! Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried are standouts as a mother and daughter duo in the film.
Up might be an animated film, but it’s one people of any age will enjoy. An old widower, Carl, and 8-year old Russel’s go on an adventure in Carl’s flying house in search of Paradise Falls, which was Carl’s wife’s dream destination. It’s a film about love, compassion and making every day count.
Tom Hanks stars in the 1988 comedy drama Big. It’s a film about a 13-year old boy who wishes he was big and wakes up to find his wish granted. You will have plenty of laughs watching this cautionary tale about growing up too fast.
Matilda is a movie to watch and re-watch. It shows the power of kindness and the importance of standing up for yourself. It features fantasy elements and has a happy ending which more than makes up for the difficulties Matilda faces along the way.