A bowl of popcorn, an inviting couch—there are a few essential ingredients for the perfect movie night. The most important of all is a good movie. A happy ending and a few laughs are welcome bonuses—they’re also what we were looking for when we put together this list.
What’s special about these oldie-but-goodie films? They’re some of our favorites—good movies with happy endings that we should all put on our to-watch lists this season. We hope these give you some inspiration for your next movie night with the fam. You bring the popcorn; we’ll bring the movie recs. For more classic movies that dip deeper into film history, check out 50 Classic Movies Everyone Should Watch in Their Lifetime and Classic Documentaries Everyone Should See at Least Once.