Top 50 Best Feel Good Movies To Watch Of All Time

When Harry Met Sally

Looking for a pick-me-up? Sometimes all we need is a good movie to lift our spirits and make us feel better. Whether you're in need of a laugh, a cry, or just a heartwarming story, the world of cinema has something for everyone.

That's why we've put together a list of the Top 50 Feel Good Movies to Watch. From heartwarming comedies to inspiring dramas, this list has it all.

So grab some popcorn, settle in, and let these films take you on a journey of joy, laughter, and hope.

Whether you're watching alone or with loved ones, these movies are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and warm your heart.

So without further ado, let's dive in and discover some of the best feel-good movies of all time.

Top 50 Feel Good Movies To Watch

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Image Credit: Columbia Pictures.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Shawshank Redemption
Actors Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler
Director Frank Darabont
Release Date October 14, 1994
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) R
Parental Guidance For language and prison violence
Duration 2h 22min
Genres Drama
Certificate R
IMDB Rating 9.3/10

The Shawshank Redemption is based on Stephen King's novella, “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.”

The movie tells the story of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a successful banker who is wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife and her lover.

He is sentenced to life at Shawshank State Penitentiary, where he befriends a fellow inmate, Ellis “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman).

Together, they navigate the harsh realities of prison life while Andy maintains his innocence and dreams of freedom. The film explores themes of friendship, hope, and redemption.

2. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

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Image Credit: Republic Pictures.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink It's a Wonderful Life
Actors James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell
Director Frank Capra
Release Date January 7, 1947
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For thematic elements, smoking and some mild language
Duration 2h 10min
Genres Drama, Family, Fantasy
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 8.6/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJfZaT8ncYk

In It's a Wonderful Life, George Bailey (James Stewart) is a compassionate and hardworking man who has always put the needs of others before his own.

On Christmas Eve, facing financial ruin and feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, George contemplates suicide.

His guardian angel, Clarence (Henry Travers), intervenes and shows George what life would have been like if he had never been born.

Through this experience, George realizes the profound impact he has had on those around him and discovers the true value of life.

3. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

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Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Pursuit of Happyness
Actors Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith, Brian Howe
Director Gabriele Muccino
Release Date December 15, 2006
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For some language
Duration 1h 57min
Genres Biography, Drama
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 8.0/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMOBlEcRuw8

The Pursuit of Happyness is inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner (Will Smith), a struggling salesman who becomes homeless with his young son, Christopher (Jaden Smith).

Faced with numerous challenges, Chris pursues an unpaid internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, determined to create a better life for himself and his son.

This inspirational film showcases the resilience and determination of a father's love and the pursuit of the American Dream.

4. Good Will Hunting (1997)

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Image Credit: Miramax Films.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Good Will Hunting
Actors Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård
Director Gus Van Sant
Release Date January 9, 1998
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) R
Parental Guidance For strong language, including some sex-related dialogue
Duration 2h 6min
Genres Drama, Romance
Certificate R
IMDB Rating 8.3/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaZVjZEFkRs

Good Will Hunting tells the story of Will Hunting (Matt Damon), a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who is a self-taught mathematical genius.

When Professor Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgård) discovers Will's extraordinary intellect, he takes Will under his wing and introduces him to a therapist, Sean Maguire (Robin Williams).

Through their sessions, Will confronts his troubled past and begins to realize his potential. The film explores themes of friendship, love, and self-discovery.

5. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

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Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Actors Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Kathryn Hahn
Director Ben Stiller
Release Date December 25, 2013
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For some crude comments, language, and action violence
Duration 1h 54min
Genres Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 7.3/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGWO2w0H2V8

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty follows the story of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller), a daydreamer who escapes his mundane life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance, and action.

When his job and that of his coworker, Cheryl (Kristen Wiig), are threatened, Walter embarks on a real-life adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. This film is an inspiring journey of self-discovery and the pursuit of one's dreams.

6. Amélie (2001)

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Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Amélie
Actors Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta
Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Release Date April 25, 2001
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) R
Parental Guidance For sexual content
Duration 2h 2min
Genres Comedy, Romance
Certificate R
IMDB Rating 8.3/10

Amélie is a whimsical and charming French film that tells the story of Amélie Poulain (Audrey Tautou), a young woman who decides to improve the lives of those around her while struggling with her own isolation.

As she secretly orchestrates moments of happiness for the people in her neighborhood, she becomes entangled in a quest to find love for herself.

The film is a delightful exploration of the power of kindness and human connection.

7. The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride Robin Wright, Anne Dyson, Willoughby Gray
Image Credit: 20th Century Fox.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Princess Bride
Actors Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon
Director Rob Reiner
Release Date October 9, 1987
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For some mild language and action
Duration 1h 38min
Genres Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 8.1/10

The Princess Bride is a beloved fairy tale adventure that tells the story of the beautiful Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) and her one true love, Westley (Cary Elwes).

When Buttercup is kidnapped by a scheming prince, Westley embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her, joined by an unlikely duo: Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) and Fezzik (André the Giant).

The film is filled with humor, romance, and memorable characters, making it a timeless classic.

8. Forrest Gump (1994)

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Image Credit: Paramount Pictures.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Forrest Gump
Actors Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field
Director Robert Zemeckis
Release Date July 6, 1994
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For drug content, some sensuality, and war violence
Duration 2h 22min
Genres Drama, Romance
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 8.8/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLvqoHBptjg

Forrest Gump is an inspiring and heartwarming film that follows the life of Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks), a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama. Throughout his life, Forrest unintentionally influences several historical events and

Throughout his life, Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) unintentionally influences several historical events and meets various influential figures.

Despite facing numerous challenges, Forrest remains optimistic and stays true to his values. His unconditional love for his childhood friend, Jenny (Robin Wright), serves as a guiding force throughout his journey. The film is an emotional exploration of life, love, and the human spirit.

9. The Intouchables (2011)

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Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Intouchables
Actors François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot
Directors Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Release Date November 2, 2011
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) R
Parental Guidance For language and some drug use
Duration 1h 52min
Genres Biography, Comedy, Drama
Certificate R
IMDB Rating 8.5/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34WIbmXkewU

The Intouchables is a heartwarming French film inspired by a true story. It revolves around the unlikely friendship between a wealthy quadriplegic, Philippe (François Cluzet), and his ex-con caregiver, Driss (Omar Sy).

As their bond grows, they both learn valuable life lessons and help each other break free from the constraints imposed by society.

The film is a touching exploration of friendship, trust, and the transformative power of human connection.

10. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Little Miss Sunshine
Actors Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin
Directors Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Release Date August 18, 2006
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) R
Parental Guidance For language, some sex, and drug content
Duration 1h 41min
Genres Comedy, Drama
Certificate R
IMDB Rating 7.8/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvwVkllXT80

Little Miss Sunshine is a dark comedy that follows the dysfunctional Hoover family as they embark on a road trip to support their young daughter, Olive (Abigail Breslin), in her quest to compete in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant.

Along the way, the family members face their own personal challenges and confront their differences. The film is a poignant, often hilarious exploration of family dynamics, self-acceptance, and the pursuit of happiness.

11. Sing Street (2016)

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Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Sing Street
Actors Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor
Director John Carney
Release Date April 15, 2016
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For thematic elements, including strong language and some bullying behavior, a suggestive image, drug material, and teen smoking
Duration 1h 46min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Music
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 8.0/10

Sing Street is a coming-of-age musical set in Dublin during the 1980s. The film follows Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), a teenager who forms a band to escape his troubled home life and impress a mysterious girl named Raphina (Lucy Boynton).

As the band members explore their own identities and musical influences, they create a unique sound that ultimately changes their lives. The film is a heartwarming and uplifting celebration of music, friendship, and the power of creativity.

12. La La Land (2016)

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Image Credit: Lionsgate.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink La La Land
Actors Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons
Director Damien Chazelle
Release Date December 9, 2016
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For some language
Duration 2h 8min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Music
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 8.0/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pdqf4P9MB8

La La Land is a modern-day musical that follows the story of aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) as they navigate the ups and downs of love and ambition in Los Angeles.

The film is a visually stunning and emotionally resonant exploration of the sacrifices we make for our dreams and the power of following our passions.

13. The Help (2011)

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Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Help
Actors Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard
Director Tate Taylor
Release Date August 10, 2011
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For thematic material
Duration 2h 26min
Genres Drama
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 8.0/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbuKgzgeUIU

Set in the early 1960s in Mississippi, The Help tells the story of aspiring writer Skeeter (Emma Stone), who decides to write a book exposing the injustices faced by African American maids working for white families.

With the help of Aibileen (Viola Davis) and Minny (Octavia Spencer), two brave maids,

With the help of Aibileen (Viola Davis) and Minny (Octavia Spencer), two brave maids, Skeeter uncovers their personal stories and sheds light on the racism and inequality they experience daily.

The film is a powerful and emotional exploration of friendship, courage, and the fight for equality.

14. Julie & Julia (2009)

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Image Credit: Columbia Pictures.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Julie & Julia
Actors Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina
Director Nora Ephron
Release Date August 7, 2009
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For brief strong language and some sensuality
Duration 2h 3min
Genres Biography, Drama, Romance
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 7.0/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozRK7VXQl-k

Julie & Julia intertwines the stories of two women: Julie Powell (Amy Adams), a modern-day New Yorker who decides to cook her way through Julia Child's classic cookbook “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” in one year, and Julia Child (Meryl Streep) herself, as she navigates her own journey of learning to cook and writing the cookbook in 1950s France.

The film is an inspiring, feel-good story of determination, passion, and the joy of cooking.

15. Chef (2014)

Chef, Jon Favreau
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Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Chef
Actors Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara
Director Jon Favreau
Release Date May 30, 2014
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) R
Parental Guidance For language, including some suggestive references
Duration 1h 54min
Genres Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Certificate R
IMDB Rating 7.3/10

Chef is a heartwarming comedy-drama that follows the journey of Carl Casper (Jon Favreau), a talented chef who quits his prestigious restaurant job after a public altercation with a food critic.

In an effort to reignite his passion for cooking and reconnect with his son, Carl opens a food truck, embarking on a culinary road trip that takes him back to his creative roots.

The film is a delightful exploration of the power of food to bring people together and the importance of pursuing one's passions.

16. Groundhog Day (1993)

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Image Credit: Columbia Pictures.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Groundhog Day
Actors Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky
Director Harold Ramis
Release Date February 12, 1993
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For some thematic elements
Duration 1h 41min
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 8.0/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GncQtURdcE4

Groundhog Day is a unique and charming comedy that follows the story of cynical weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray), who is sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Phil finds himself inexplicably trapped in a time loop, forced to relive the same day over and over again. As he tries to break the cycle, Phil slowly learns the value of kindness, love, and self-improvement.

17. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

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Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Hundred-Foot Journey
Actors Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon
Director Lasse Hallström
Release Date August 8, 2014
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For thematic elements, some violence, language, and brief sensuality
Duration 2h 2min
Genres Comedy, Drama
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 7.3/10

The Hundred-Foot Journey is a heartwarming film that tells the story of the Kadam family, who, after leaving India, opens a restaurant in the south of France, directly across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant run by the formidable Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren).

The film explores the cultural clash between the two establishments, as well as the transformative power of food and the importance of following one's passions.

18. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

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Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink When Harry Met Sally
Actors Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby
Director Rob Reiner
Release Date July 21, 1989
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) R
Parental Guidance For adult situations/language, and nudity
Duration 1h 35min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Certificate R
IMDB Rating 7.6/10

When Harry Met Sally is a classic romantic comedy that explores the evolving relationship between two friends, Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan), over the course of a decade.

As they navigate the complexities of friendship, love, and heartbreak, they ponder the age-old question: Can men and women ever truly be just friends

Can men and women ever truly be just friends? The film is a witty and insightful exploration of the complexities of modern relationships, featuring memorable dialogues and iconic scenes that have made it a beloved classic.

19. Big Fish (2003)

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Image Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Big Fish
Actors Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange
Director Tim Burton
Release Date January 9, 2004
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For a fight scene, some images of nudity, and a suggestive reference
Duration 2h 5min
Genres Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 8.0/10

Big Fish is a visually stunning and imaginative film directed by Tim Burton. The story revolves around Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor/Albert Finney), a man with a penchant for telling fantastical stories about his life.

As his son, Will (Billy Crudup), attempts to separate fact from fiction, he embarks on a journey to discover the true essence of his father's life.

The film is a heartwarming and enchanting exploration of the power of storytelling and the enduring bond between a father and son.

20. Legally Blonde (2001)

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Image Credit: MGM Distribution Co.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Legally Blonde
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis
Director Robert Luketic
Release Date July 13, 2001
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For language and sexual references
Duration 1h 36min
Genres Comedy, Romance
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 6.3/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8I-Qzmbqnc

Legally Blonde is a feel-good comedy that follows the story of Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon), a seemingly ditzy sorority girl who, after being dumped by her boyfriend for not being “serious” enough, decides to prove him wrong by enrolling in Harvard Law School.

Elle's journey is filled with humorous mishaps and unexpected triumphs, as she discovers her own strengths and redefines what it means to be “serious.” The film is an empowering tale of self-discovery, determination, and breaking stereotypes.

21. The Truman Show (1998)

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Image Credit: Paramount Pictures.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Truman Show
Actors Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich
Director Peter Weir
Release Date June 5, 1998
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For thematic elements and mild language
Duration 1h 43min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 8.1/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loTIzXAS7v4

The Truman Show is a thought-provoking film that tells the story of Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey), a man who discovers that his entire life has been a scripted TV show, with every person in his world, including his wife and best friend, being actor.

As Truman begins to question the reality he has known, he embarks on a journey to break free from the confines of his artificial existence.

The film is a compelling exploration of the nature of reality, personal freedom, and the power of the human spirit.

22. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

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Image Credit: IFC Films.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Actors Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Christina Eleusiniotis
Director Joel Zwick
Release Date August 2, 2002
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For sensuality and language
Duration 1h 35min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 6.6/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2mecmDFE-Q

My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a charming romantic comedy about Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), a Greek-American woman who falls in love with Ian Miller (John Corbett), a non-Greek man.

As they plan their wedding, the couple must navigate the cultural differences between their families and find a way to bring everyone together. The film is a heartwarming celebration of love, family, and the importance of embracing one's heritage.

23. The Sound of Music (1965)

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Image Credit: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Sound of Music
Actors Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn
Director Robert Wise
Release Date April 1, 1965
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) G
Parental Guidance General audiences, all ages admitted
Duration 2h 52min
Genres Biography, Drama, Family
Certificate G
IMDB Rating 8.0/10

The Sound of Music is a beloved musical film based on the true story of the von Trapp family.

Set in Austria during World War II, the film follows the journey of Maria (Julie Andrews), a free-spirited nun who

The Sound of Music is a beloved musical film based on the true story of the von Trapp family.

Set in Austria during World War II, the film follows the journey of Maria (Julie Andrews), a free-spirited nun who becomes the governess for the seven children of Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), a widowed naval officer.

Through her love of music and spirited personality, Maria brings joy and unity to the family. The film is a timeless classic that celebrates the power of music, love, and courage in the face of adversity.

24. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Wizard of Oz
Actors Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr
Director Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor
Release Date August 25, 1939
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For some mild thematic elements and brief action
Duration 1h 42min
Genres Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 8.0/10

The Wizard of Oz is a beloved classic that tells the story of Dorothy (Judy Garland), a young girl from Kansas who is whisked away by a tornado to the magical land of Oz.

Along with her dog Toto, Dorothy embarks on a journey to meet the Wizard of Oz, who she believes can help her return home.

Along the way, she befriends a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion, who join her on her adventure. The film is a heartwarming tale of friendship, courage, and the importance of believing in oneself.

25. The Lion King (1994)

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Image Credit: Disney Enterprises Inc.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Lion King
Actors Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg
Directors Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Release Date June 24, 1994
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) G
Parental Guidance General audiences, all ages admitted
Duration 1h 28min
Genres Animation, Adventure, Drama
Certificate G
IMDB Rating 8.5/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sj1MT05lAA

The Lion King is a timeless animated classic that follows the journey of Simba, a young lion prince who is destined to rule over the Pride Lands.

After the tragic death of his father, Mufasa, and the betrayal of his uncle Scar, Simba is exiled from his home.

As he grows up and learns the importance of responsibility and bravery, Simba must find the courage to return to the Pride Lands and reclaim his rightful place as king.

The film is a captivating tale of love, friendship, and self-discovery, featuring unforgettable songs and memorable characters.

26. Life is Beautiful (1997)

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Image Credit: Miramax
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Life is Beautiful
Actors Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano
Director Roberto Benigni
Release Date February 12, 1999
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For Holocaust-related thematic elements
Duration 1h 56min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 8.6/10

Life is Beautiful is a poignant and heartwarming film that tells the story of Guido (Roberto Benigni), a Jewish-Italian bookshop owner, who uses his humor and imagination to protect his young son from the horrors of the Holocaust.

The film expertly blends comedy and tragedy, showcasing the resilience of the human spirit and the power of love and hope in the darkest of times.

27. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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Image Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Grand Budapest Hotel
Actors Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody
Director Wes Anderson
Release Date March 28, 2014
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) R
Parental Guidance For language, some sexual content, and violence
Duration 1h 39min
Genres Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Certificate R
IMDB Rating 8.1/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fg5iWmQjwk

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a visually stunning and whimsical film directed by Wes Anderson.

The story revolves around the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), the legendary concierge at a famous European hotel, and his loyal lobby boy, Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori).

The duo becomes involved in the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, as well as the battle for an enormous family fortune. The film is a delightful and imaginative exploration of friendship, love, and the pursuit of excellence.

28. The Bucket List (2007)

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Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Bucket List
Actors Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd
Director Rob Reiner
Release Date January 11, 2008
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For language, including a sexual reference
Duration 1h 37min
Genres Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 7.4/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc3mkG21ob4

The Bucket List is an inspiring and heartwarming film about two terminally ill men, Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman), who embark on a road trip to fulfill their “bucket list” of things they want to do before

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The film is a moving exploration of friendship, life, and the importance of living every moment to the fullest.

29. The Breakfast Club (1985)

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Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Breakfast Club
Actors Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy
Director John Hughes
Release Date February 15, 1985
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) R
Parental Guidance For language, drug use, and some sexual content
Duration 1h 37min
Genres Comedy, Drama
Certificate R
IMDB Rating 7.9/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSXBvor47Zs

The Breakfast Club is a classic coming-of-age film that tells the story of five high school students from different cliques who are forced to spend a Saturday together in detention.

As they confront their own stereotypes and prejudices, the group begins to form unexpected bonds and gain a new perspective on themselves and each other. The film is a timeless exploration of teenage angst, identity, and the power of human connection.

30. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

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Image Credit: Paramount Pictures.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Actors Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones
Director John Hughes
Release Date June 11, 1986
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For language, some sexual content, and brief drug references
Duration 1h 43min
Genres Comedy
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 7.8/10

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a classic comedy that follows the adventures of Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), a high school student who decides to skip school and spend the day exploring Chicago with his girlfriend and best friend.

As they race around the city, narrowly avoiding capture by the school principal, Ferris learns important lessons about life, love, and the importance of living in the moment.

The film is a fun and lighthearted celebration of youth, freedom, and the joys of breaking the rules.

31. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

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Image Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Actors Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, Susan Kelechi Watson
Director Marielle Heller
Release Date November 22, 2019
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For some strong thematic material, a brief fight, and some mild language
Duration 1h 49min
Genres Biography, Drama
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 7.3/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VLEPhfEN2M

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a heartwarming film based on the true story of Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), the beloved host of the children's television show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

The film follows the story of a journalist named Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) who is assigned to write a profile on Fred Rogers.

As he spends time with Rogers, Vogel learns important lessons about kindness, forgiveness, and the power of human connection.

The film is a touching tribute to the legacy of Mister Rogers and the impact that he had on the lives of children and adults alike.

32. Ratatouille (2007)

ratatouille
Image Credit: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Ratatouille
Actors Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy
Director Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava
Release Date June 29, 2007
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) G
Parental Guidance General audiences, all ages admitted
Duration 1h 51min
Genres Animation, Comedy, Family
Certificate G
IMDB Rating 8.0/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3sBBRxDAqk

Ratatouille is a charming and imaginative animated film from Pixar Animation Studios. The story follows Remy (Patton Oswalt), a rat who dreams of becoming a chef in a famous French restaurant.

With the help of a young chef named Linguini (Lou Romano), Remy begins to turn his culinary dreams into reality.

The film is a delightful exploration of ambition, friendship, and the power of following your passions.

33. Paddington (2014)

Paddington
Image Credit: StudioCanal.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Paddington
Actors Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent
Director Paul King
Release Date January 16, 2015
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For mild action and rude humor
Duration 1h 35min
Genres Adventure, Comedy, Family
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 7.2/10

Paddington is a delightful family film based on the beloved children's book series by Michael Bond.

The story follows the adventures of a young bear named Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels from his home in Peru to London in search of a new home.

When he arrives in London, Paddington is taken in by the Brown family and begins to explore the city, making new friends and getting into all sorts of mischief.

The film is a charming and heartwarming celebration of family, friendship, and the power of kindness.

34. Paddington 2 (2017)

Brendan Gleeson Paddington 2
Image Credit: The Weinstein Company.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Paddington 2
Actors Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins
Director Paul King
Release Date January 12, 2018
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For some action and mild rude humor
Duration 1h 43min
Genres Adventure, Comedy, Family
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 7.8/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52x5HJ9H8DM

Paddington 2 is a delightful sequel to the beloved family film, Paddington. The story follows Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) as he navigates life in London with his adoptive family, the Browns. When Paddington is framed for a crime he didn't commit, he must team up with his friends to clear his name and catch the real culprit.

The film is a charming and heartwarming celebration of family, friendship, and the power of standing up for what is right.

35. Hidden Figures (2016)

Hidden Figures Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe
Image Credit: 20th Century Fox.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Hidden Figures
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner
Director Theodore Melfi
Release Date January 6, 2017
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For thematic elements and some language
Duration 2h 7min
Genres Biography, Drama, History
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 7.8/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK8xHq6dfAo

Hidden Figures is a powerful and inspiring true story about a team of female African-American mathematicians who played a crucial role in the early days of the American space program.

The film follows the stories of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), as they break through barriers of race and gender to make significant contributions to NASA's efforts to send a man into space.

The film is a moving tribute to these unsung heroes and a celebration of the power of perseverance and determination.

36. About Time (2013)

Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson in About Time (2013)
Image Credit: Murray Close/Universal Pictures.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink About Time
Actors Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson
Director Richard Curtis
Release Date November 8, 2013
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) R
Parental Guidance For language and some sexual content
Duration 2h 3min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Certificate R
IMDB Rating 7.8/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7A810duHvw

About Time is a charming and heartfelt film about love, family, and the power of time travel.

The story follows Tim (Domhnall Gleeson), a young man who discovers that he has the ability to travel back in time.

With this new power, he sets out to improve his life and find true love. The film is a beautiful exploration of the moments that make life worth living, and a reminder to cherish the time that we have with the people we love.

37. The Parent Trap (1998)

The Parent Trap Lindsey Lohan
Image Credit: Walt Disney Pictures.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Parent Trap
Actors Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix
Director Nancy Meyers
Release Date July 29, 1998
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For mild language and thematic elements
Duration 2h 8min
Genres Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 6.5/10

The Parent Trap is a beloved family classic about two identical twins who were separated at birth and later reunite at a summer camp.

The girls, Annie and Hallie, hatch a plan to switch places and bring their parents back together after years of estrangement.

The film is a heartwarming tale of family, friendship, and the power of love. Lindsay Lohan delivers a memorable performance in her breakout role, playing both Annie and Hallie with charm and wit.

38. Mary Poppins (1964)

Mary Poppins (1964) Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke
Image Credit: Buena Vista Distribution Company, Inc.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Mary Poppins
Actors Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns
Director Robert Stevenson
Release Date August 27, 1964
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) G
Parental Guidance General audiences, all ages admitted
Duration 2h 19min
Genres Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Certificate G
IMDB Rating 7.8/10

Mary Poppins is a beloved family musical about a magical nanny who comes to the aid of a troubled family in London.

The film stars Julie Andrews in her iconic role as Mary Poppins, who uses her enchanting powers to bring joy and wonder to the lives of the Banks family.

Along with her friend Bert (Dick Van Dyke), Mary Poppins takes the children on fantastical adventures and helps the family learn valuable lessons about the importance of family and imagination. The film is a timeless classic that has enchanted audiences for generations.

39. The Goonies (1985)

The cast of The Goonies look at something in the distance
Image Credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Goonies
Actors Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman
Director Richard Donner
Release Date June 7, 1985
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For language and some suggestive material
Duration 1h 54min
Genres Adventure, Comedy, Family
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 7.8/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ2j4oWdQtU

The Goonies is a classic '80s adventure film about a group of kids who set out on a quest to find a hidden treasure in order to save their neighborhood from being demolished.

The film is filled with memorable characters, thrilling action sequences, and plenty of laughs. The film's enduring popularity is a testament to its timeless appeal and its ability to capture the spirit of childhood imagination and adventure.

40. The Sandlot (1993)

The Sandlot Brandon Quintin Adams, Victor DiMattia, Grant Gelt, Tom Guiry, Chauncey Leopardi, Shane Obedzinski, Patrick Renna, Mike Vitar, Marty York
Image Credit 20th Century Fox.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Sandlot
Actors Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi
Director David M. Evans
Release Date April 7, 1993
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For some language and kids chewing tobacco
Duration 1h 41min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Family
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 7.8/10

The Sandlot is a heartwarming coming-of-age story about a group of boys who spend their summer playing baseball and learning important lessons about friendship, courage, and growing up.

The film follows Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry), a new kid in town who joins a group of boys who play baseball in a nearby sandlot. Together, they form a bond that helps them navigate the challenges of growing up and learning to stand up for themselves.

The Sandlot is a timeless classic that has captivated audiences of all ages for over two decades.

41. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

mrs. doubtfire
Image Credit: 20th Century Fox
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Mrs. Doubtfire
Actors Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein
Director Chris Columbus
Release Date November 24, 1993
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For some sexual references
Duration 2h 5min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Family
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 7.0/10

Mrs. Doubtfire is a classic family comedy about a man named Daniel (Robin Williams) who dresses up as a nanny in order to spend time with his children after a messy divorce.

The film is a hilarious and heartwarming exploration of the lengths that a parent will go to in order to stay close to their children.

Robin Williams delivers a memorable performance in one of his most iconic roles, bringing a sense of warmth and humor to this beloved classic.

42. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a heartwarming coming-of-age story about four best friends who are about to spend their first summer apart.

Before they part ways, they discover a magical pair of jeans that fits each of them perfectly, despite their different sizes and body types.

They agree to share the jeans throughout the summer, and the pants become a symbol of their enduring friendship and the transformative power of new experiences.

The film is a celebration of the bond between women and the importance of staying connected to the people who matter most.

43. The Terminal (2004)

Tom Hanks in The Terminal (2004)
Image Credit: DreamWorks Distribution.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Terminal
Actors Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Chi McBride
Director Steven Spielberg
Release Date June 18, 2004
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For brief language and drug references
Duration 2h 8min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 7.4/10

The Terminal is a heartwarming and humorous film about an immigrant from Eastern Europe who becomes stranded in a New York City airport terminal when his country undergoes a revolution.

The film follows Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) as he tries to navigate the complex bureaucracy of the airport while living there for months.

Along the way, he befriends a flight attendant named Amelia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and forms a bond with other airport employees.

The Terminal is a touching tribute to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of human connection.

44. The Holiday (2006)

The Holiday Kate Winslet, Jack Black
Image Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Holiday
Actors Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black
Director Nancy Meyers
Release Date December 8, 2006
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For sexual content and some strong language
Duration 2h 18min
Genres Comedy, Romance
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 6.9/10

The Holiday is a charming romantic comedy about two women who swap homes for the holidays in an effort to escape their problems.

The film stars Kate Winslet as Iris, a lovelorn journalist in England, and Cameron Diaz as Amanda, a successful movie trailer editor in Los Angeles.

While on their respective vacations, they each meet a local man (Jude Law and Jack Black) and fall in love.

The Holiday is a feel-good movie that celebrates the power of taking risks and finding love in unexpected places.

45. The Proposal (2009)

sandra bullock
Image Credit: Touchstone Pictures.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Proposal
Actors Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson
Director Anne Fletcher
Release Date June 19, 2009
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For sexual content, nudity, and language
Duration 1h 48min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 6.7/10

The Proposal is a romantic comedy about a high-powered book editor named Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) who is faced with deportation back to Canada.

In a desperate move, she convinces her assistant, Andrew (Ryan Reynolds), to marry her in order to stay in the country.

What follows is a hilarious and heartwarming journey as the two must pretend to be in love in front of immigration officials and Andrew's family. The film is a delightful and enjoyable comedy that will leave you laughing and feeling good.

46. The Greatest Showman (2017)

Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman
Image Credit: 20th Century Fox.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Greatest Showman
Actors Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya
Director Michael Gracey
Release Date December 20, 2017
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For thematic elements including a brawl
Duration 1h 45min
Genres Biography, Drama, Musical
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 7.6/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXCTMGYUg9A

The Greatest Showman is a biographical musical drama film that tells the story of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) and his journey to create a circus that would become one of the most famous entertainment spectacles in history.

Along the way, he meets a cast of colorful characters, including a trapeze artist (Zendaya), a bearded lady (Keala Settle), and a business partner (Zac Efron).

The film is a celebration of the power of imagination, creativity, and the pursuit of dreams.

With dazzling musical numbers, stunning visuals, and a talented cast, The Greatest Showman is a feel-good movie that will leave you inspired and uplifted.

47. The Princess Diaries (2001)

The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Larry Miller
Image Credit: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Princess Diaries
Actors Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo
Director Garry Marshall
Release Date August 3, 2001
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) G
Parental Guidance For general audiences
Duration 1h 51min
Genres Comedy, Family, Romance
Certificate G
IMDB Rating 6.3/10

The Princess Diaries is a heartwarming comedy about an awkward teenage girl named Mia (Anne Hathaway) who discovers that she is actually a princess and heir to the throne of a small European country.

As she navigates the challenges of royal life and learns how to be a princess, she also learns important lessons about friendship, self-confidence, and the true meaning of love.

With a talented cast, memorable characters, and a delightful story, The Princess Diaries is a feel-good movie that will leave you smiling.

48. 500 Days of Summer (2009)

(500) Days of Summer Joseph Gordon-Levitt Zooey Deschanel
Image Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink 500 Days of Summer
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz
Director Marc Webb
Release Date July 17, 2009
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For sexual material and language
Duration 1h 35min
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 7.7/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsD0NpFSADM

500 Days of Summer is a romantic comedy-drama that explores the highs and lows of the relationship between Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Summer (Zooey Deschanel).

The film follows their 500-day journey together, jumping back and forth in time to reveal the ups and downs of their connection.

With a charming and relatable story, witty dialogue, and a great soundtrack, 500 Days of Summer is a movie that will make you laugh, cry, and appreciate the complexities of love.

49. The Blind Side (2009)

andra Bullock, Jae Head, and Quinton Aaron in The Blind Side (2009)
Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink The Blind Side
Actors Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head
Director John Lee Hancock
Release Date November 20, 2009
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG-13
Parental Guidance For one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references
Duration 2h 9min
Genres Biography, Drama, Sport
Certificate PG-13
IMDB Rating 7.6/10

The Blind Side is a biographical sports drama film based on the true story of NFL player Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) and his journey from poverty and homelessness to becoming a successful professional football player.

The film follows the story of Michael's adoption by the Tuohy family, who provide him with a supportive and loving home.

With the help of his adoptive family and his own determination, Michael overcomes his difficult past and achieves his dreams.

The Blind Side is an inspiring and uplifting movie that celebrates the power of family, love, and perseverance.

50. Rudy (1993)

Rudy Sean Astin
Image Credit: TriStar Pictures.
Movie Name with IMDB Hyperlink Rudy
Actors Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton
Director David Anspaugh
Release Date October 22, 1993
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) PG
Parental Guidance For mild language and some violence
Duration 1h 54min
Genres Biography, Drama, Sport
Certificate PG
IMDB Rating 7.5/10

Rudy is a biographical sports drama film based on the true story of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger (Sean Astin) and his dream of playing football for the University of Notre Dame.

Despite being told he is too small and not talented enough, Rudy perseveres and eventually earns a spot on the team.

With the help of his teammates and coaches, Rudy achieves his goal and becomes an inspiration to all those who know him.

Rudy is a moving and inspiring movie that celebrates the power of determination, hard work, and the pursuit of one's dreams.

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