The Best Feel-Good Movies and Shows to Stream This Weekend

Need a break from the news?

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As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, it's easy to become overwhelmed with the seemingly endless stream of news stories. While we wholeheartedly agree, it's important to stay informed and, yes, wash your hands, for our well-being, it's clear we could all use a little break. That's why, this weekend, we're all going to treat ourselves to streaming an uplifting movie or TV series—or eight—to help reset our positive mental attitude. Won't you join us? Here are picks:

Good Will Hunting

Robin Williams and Matt Damon put on some of their best performances in this drama that will stay in your mind long after the credits roll.

Watch it on Hulu here.

The Little Rascals

Got kids? Gather round for the story of Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, and Buckwheat in this never-a-dull-moment comedy.

Watch it on HBO GO here.

Modern Love

The popular eponymous New York Times' column gets transformed into a moving and oftentimes humorous series with stars like Anne Hataway, Tina Fey, and Dev Patel.

Watch it on Amazon Prime here.

Love Actually

Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Alan Rickman, and more to the rescue in this romance that looks at nine interconnected tales.

Watch it on HBO GO here.

When Harry Met Sally

Billy Crystal. Meg Ryan. Is it possible to watch this classic film and not feel better?

Watch it on Hulu here.


See what happens when two friends and school geniuses decide to compensate for all the long hours they spent studying with fun adventures before they graduate.

Watch it on Hulu here.

Troop Zero

This hybrid comedy and drama starring Viola Davis takes place in rural Georgia in 1977 when one woman dreams of visiting outer space.

Watch it on Amazon Prime here.

Plus One

In this oh-so-amusing romantic comedy, you'll love watching what unfolds as two friends head to wedding after wedding together.

Watch it on Hulu here.

Living Single

Queen Latifah shines in this funny series about dating in New York City.

Watch it on Hulu here.

The Golden Girls

Whether it's your first or five-hundredth time watching the hilarious series, now's the time to kick back with Blanche, Sophia, Dorothy, and Rose.

Watch it on Hulu here.

What Men Want

A riff on the blockbuster hit What Women Want, this film centers around a businesswoman who starts hearing men's thoughts.

Watch it on Amazon Prime here.

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Bruce Almighty

This fantasy comedy will keep the chuckles rolling with an all-star cast including Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, and Morgan Freeman.

Watch it on HBO GO here.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

You'll want to become best friends with a Jewish housewife turned comic in New York City in the late 1950s and early 1960s, with the title role played masterfully by Rachel Brosnahan.

Watch it on Amazon Prime here.

Bridge Jones's Diary

Even if you've seen it before, this story of a British woman on the search for love never gets old.

Watch it on Amazon Prime here.

Share with us, dearest readers, we'd love to hear from you: What are your top feel-good movies? Which of the above have you already seen? Now, put on your pajamas and blast off into smile-land, friends.

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