Feel-goods

by ysabelkid42 | created - 24 Dec 2015 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

The kind of series or movie that warms the heart. In no particular order.

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1. My Girl (1991)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

56 Metascore

A young girl on the threshold of her teen years finds her life turning upside down when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 83,217 | Gross: $59.85M

2. Now and Then (1995)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch

Votes: 30,798 | Gross: $27.40M

3. The Incredible Journey (1963)

G | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

87 Metascore

The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?

Director: Fletcher Markle | Stars: Émile Genest, John Drainie, Tommy Tweed, Sandra Scott

Votes: 4,859

4. Benji (1974)

G | 86 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

35 Metascore

A stray dog saves two kidnapped children.

Director: Joe Camp | Stars: Peter Breck, Deborah Walley, Patsy Garrett, Allen Fiuzat

Votes: 4,947 | Gross: $39.55M

5. Cocoon (1985)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 64,774 | Gross: $76.11M

6. Space Jam (1996)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Manner Washington

Votes: 200,671 | Gross: $90.46M

7. The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 1,398,712 | Gross: $623.28M

8. Charlie's Angels (2000)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

52 Metascore

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

Director: McG | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray

Votes: 189,392 | Gross: $125.31M

9. Miss Congeniality (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

43 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, Candice Bergen

Votes: 214,805 | Gross: $106.81M

10. Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

34 Metascore

Gracie Hart abandons the life of a field agent to become the public face of FBI. Yet when Cheryl Frasier and Stan Fields are kidnapped, she is determined to rescue them, along with her reluctant partner.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Regina King, William Shatner, Enrique Murciano

Votes: 76,611 | Gross: $48.48M

11. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

63 Metascore

A young thief seeking revenge for his brother's death is trained by the once-great, aging Zorro, who is pursuing his own vengeance.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, José María de Tavira

Votes: 188,083 | Gross: $94.10M

12. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

90 Metascore

While trying to lead a quiet suburban life, a family of undercover superheroes are forced into action to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Votes: 745,952 | Gross: $261.44M

13. Thunder (1977–1978)

Action, Adventure, Drama

Adventures of the black stallion 'Thunder' and his two young companions Cindy and Willie Williams who, "get into tight spots caused by others' misdeeds and thoughtlessness."

Stars: Clint Ritchie, Melissa Converse, Melora Hardin, Justin Randi

Votes: 26

14. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Craig Sheffer

Votes: 32,411 | Gross: $18.55M

15. Little Women (1994)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance

87 Metascore

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes

Votes: 60,263 | Gross: $50.08M

16. The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A bookworm becomes the librarian. Same night a magical spear gets stolen and he's off to get some real life experience around the globe on his quest for the spear - starting with being thrown off a plane over Amazonas by his cute helper.

Director: Peter Winther | Stars: Noah Wyle, Sonya Walger, Bob Newhart, Kyle MacLachlan

Votes: 20,671

17. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)

PG | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century and focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric, Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Paul Rouve

Votes: 21,641

18. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2020)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.

Stars: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker

Votes: 218,747

19. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013–2021)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

Comedy series following the exploits of Det. Jake Peralta and his diverse, lovable colleagues as they police the NYPD's 99th Precinct.

Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 323,100

20. Spy (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Comedy

75 Metascore

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Jason Statham

Votes: 247,797 | Gross: $110.83M

21. Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

60 Metascore

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

Votes: 234,592 | Gross: $128.34M

22. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Pulled to the far side of the galaxy, where the Federation is seventy-five years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home.

Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 70,702

23. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

74 Metascore

Imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, Thor must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo

Votes: 760,321 | Gross: $315.06M

24. Ant-Man (2015)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, pull off a plan that will save the world.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly

Votes: 673,944 | Gross: $180.20M

25. Scrooged (1988)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

38 Metascore

A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover

Votes: 107,620 | Gross: $60.33M

26. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

An eight-year-old troublemaker, mistakenly left home alone, must defend his home against a pair of burglars on Christmas eve.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 597,412 | Gross: $285.76M

27. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

71 Metascore

The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

Votes: 127,036 | Gross: $92.00M

28. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,857,443 | Gross: $377.85M

29. Superman II (1980)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

83 Metascore

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Directors: Richard Lester, Richard Donner | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty

Votes: 109,289 | Gross: $108.19M

30. Lucifer (2016–2021)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Lucifer Morningstar has decided he's had enough of being the dutiful servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand humanity. He settles in Los Angeles - the City of Angels.

Stars: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside

Votes: 329,194

31. Scorpion (2014–2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An eccentric genius forms an international network of super-geniuses to act as the last line of defense against the complicated threats of the modern world.

Stars: Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong

Votes: 55,090

32. Three Men and a Baby (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

61 Metascore

Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis

Votes: 54,919 | Gross: $167.78M

33. The Game Plan (2007)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

44 Metascore

An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Pettis, Roselyn Sanchez

Votes: 76,429 | Gross: $90.65M

34. John Carter (2012)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton

Votes: 276,045 | Gross: $73.08M

35. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the depths of space by the magical board game they are playing.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Tim Robbins

Votes: 107,361 | Gross: $29.26M

36. The Goonies (1985)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

62 Metascore

A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

Votes: 279,084 | Gross: $61.50M

37. Wonder Woman (2017)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

76 Metascore

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis

Votes: 664,529 | Gross: $412.56M

38. Saving Grace (2000)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

62 Metascore

A small-town English widow, facing financial troubles after her husband's suicide, turns to agriculture of an illegal kind.

Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes, Tchéky Karyo

Votes: 18,761 | Gross: $12.12M

39. Shirley Valentine (1989)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

Shirley is a 42-year-old bored Liverpudlian housewife who takes a holiday trip to Greece and meets a local man who bolsters her self-confidence. She evolves and transforms to the point that her husband doesn't even recognize her.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Pauline Collins, Tom Conti, Julia McKenzie, Alison Steadman

Votes: 8,337 | Gross: $6.35M

40. Postcards from the Edge (1990)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman

Votes: 18,262 | Gross: $37.96M

41. Steel Magnolias (1989)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Julia Roberts

Votes: 57,608 | Gross: $83.76M

42. The First Wives Club (1996)

PG | 103 min | Comedy

58 Metascore

Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith

Votes: 50,665 | Gross: $105.49M