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Best Feel-Good Family Movies

DF-00817 RV2 The Kids Are All Right is a great feel-good family movie. When a movie can warm the heart and offer a story of goodness, it can truly be labeled a feel-good movie. Throughout the years of film production, there have been thousands of heart-warming movies hit the big screen. The best feel-good movies for families are those that speak to everyone, no matter your gender or age.

Here are some other feel-good classics to rent this summer on DVD:

Imagine That (2009)

It’s hard to imagine Eddie Murphy offering a feel-good movie for the entire family but that is exactly what Imagine That provides. Evan Danielson (Eddie Murphy) displays his inability to prioritize his work life with that of his daughter Olivia (Yara Shahidi). With the help of Olivia’s imagination and her blanket, Evan Danielson learns how real success is truly defined.

Forrest Gump (1994)

Oscar-winning Forrest Gump will never grow old and many generations will continue to enjoy the message of the movie. The fictitious story has different morals. Foremost, it teaches integrity and simplicity in how we view others. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) is labeled as an “idiot” or stupid, but Gump proves time and time again that it’s those who have labeled him who are truly stupid.

Dead Poets Society (1989)

English teacher Professor Keating (Robin Williams) encourages a group of young students to open their minds to more than the status quo. What these boys are taught would change their lives forever – for the better. Young people often live for the moment and forget that the actions they take today could alter their future.

Simon Birch (1998)

Born with a condition that affects his height, Simon Birch believes that God intentionally made him short for a special purpose. Simon befriends Joe who is also a town outcast. Their friendship is tested when Simon accidently kills Joe’s mother. Although the treatment Simon receives by his community makes this a difficult film to watch, it is an uplifting story that many children can relate to.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

One of the most – if not the most – watched movie during the holidays, this is a classic with a beautiful lesson. Even 50 years after its release, many can still relate to George Bailey (James Stewart). He has given everything to everyone especially the town he loves but on Christmas Eve, Bailey contemplates suicide. With the help of his guardian angel, George is given a glimpse of what life would have been like if he had never existed.

What's the favorite feel-good movie in your family?


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