Some films know instinctively which buttons to press to make you feel good about yourself and life in general. Some days you absolutely need that. Here’s thefilm.blog’s 10 ultimate feel good cinema scenes…
1. The Full Monty – Hot Stuff
Of course, it could have been the full monty scene itself in this spot, but there’s something delightful about this iconic scene from the Peter Cattaneo classic comedy.
2. Singing in the Rain – Singing in the Rain
It’s not milk and it’s not all one take but this number’s more rousing than rain-based scenes have any right to be.
3. Forrest Gump – Run Forrest Run!
…and then the braces break…and he starts running…and he never stops running…sob
4. Peter Pan – I do believe in fairies!
You better believe, a pure moment of cinematic magic.
5. The Muppets – Life’s a Happy Song
This is my morning routine every day.
6. Love Actually – Jump
Because if you were Prime Minister you just would.
7. Braveheart – Freedom
Braveheart is the most entertaining historical tosh in the history of cinema and who doesn’t want to be Scottish at the end of Gibson’s ‘freedom’ speech?
8. Rocky – Training in Philadelphia
This scene helped Rocky win, it’ll help you get through any bad day too!
9. Jurassic Park – Welcome to Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park is a breathtaking sequence of feel-good moments but the dinosaur reveal wins out. It’s spectacular. They nailed it.
10. It’s a Wonderful Life – The Ending
When the tears start falling they’ll be with you till the end of the film. The conclusion to Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life is unquestionably cinema’s most uplifting feel-good scene.