5 feel good films

Winter can be a little depressing at times with the grey skies and cold temperatures. Every night feels like a hot chocolate and movie night, wrapped in blankets.

Here’s a list of films I like to watch when I’m feeling down.

  1. She’s the Man
She’s the Man (2006), Directed by Andy Fickman.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, this sporty rom com is definitely a favourite. Amanda Bynes carries this film with her wit and despite being unconvincing as her boy role, she will still cause you to laugh.


2. 10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Directed by Gil Junger.

Despite Heath Ledgers rendition of Can’t Take My Eyes Off You making the movie a worthwhile watch, there is a lot of ridiculous humour that anyone would enjoy. Junger manages to build the characters in a way that we can relate and connect to without being too serious.


3. Clueless

Clueless (1995), Directed by Amy Heckerling.

Being the most glamorous and popular girl in school, 15 year old Cher (Alicia Silverstone), keeps her life together until it comes to love. One feature about this film is that Heckerling steps away from the stereotypical popular blonde as Cher is caring and compassionate.


4. The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Directed by David Frankel.

As one of my favourite movies Meryl Streep stars in, there was no way this wouldn’t make my list and who doesn’t want to watch empowering women take on New York fashion.

5. The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club (1985), Directed by John Hughes.

The criminal, the basket case, the jock, the princess and the brain all spend a Saturday in detention together, with nothing in common. However, as they bond when faced with the principal, they realise they have a lot more in common than they first thought. The diversity in characters allows everyone to relate to the movie.