Happiest Season to Amélie : Feel Good Movies to Enjoy if You are in Isolation

Feel good movies seem like a staple we all need at this point. With the rising number of cases in regards to the novel coronavirus and people shunned to isolation, be it quarantining or just staying at home, finding ways to spend time is becoming difficult. Social media is flooding with news that is as informative as they are panicky and can simply add to the anxiety of isolation. So what better way to spend this time if not by watching films that touch you and make you sappily happy, right? Let us have a look at them!

6 Feel Good Movies to Keep You Company During Quarantine Time


Amélie is a French comedy piece by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet that can light up your mood like no other. Also known as Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain or The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain, this adorable film stars Audrey Tautou in the titular role as a shy waitress, who spends her life in isolation but, sets out to change the lives of the people around her. You can watch the film on Mubi.

Forrest Gump

A comedy-drama in its name but, a feel-good movie in its essence, Forrest Gump is a simple story with a not-so-simple protagonist. A Robert Zemeckis directorial piece, the film stars Tom Hanks in his Oscar award-winning titular role and follows the journey of a man with low IQ but, stands tall amidst the key historical events of the world and seeks love and goodwill. You can watch this film on either Amazon Prime Video or Netflix.

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The Lunchbox

An Indian epistolary romance, The Lunchbox is one of those films that will stay with you forever due to its subtle yet impactful plot that makes you feel alive. Written, directed, filmed and edited by Ritesh Batra, this film portrays the exchange of letters between two strangers, played by Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur, which sparks a warm and beautiful friendship and love between them. You can enjoy the film now on Netflix.

The Pursuit of Happyness

Gabriele Muccino’s biographical drama stars Will Smith and, his son, Jaden Smith in a reel-life father-son duo, which follows their journey through a tough time in life that always ends up in each other’s warmth. The film is currently streaming on Netflix.

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Happiest Season

Don’t let the holiday season go by watching Happiest Season! This rom-com directed by Clea DuVall, stars Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis as Abby and Harper, respectively whose rocky and romantic Christmas week is what makes the central premise of this emotional film. The film is streaming now on both Hulu and Netflix.


The title of this South Indian film when translated becomes ‘Love’ and that is all this beautiful film is about. Touching on the aspects of friendship and love, this coming-of-age romantic drama is written, directed and edited by Alphonse Puthren. The film stars Nivin Pauly as George David, whose journey with love during different stages of his life are shown along with Sai Pallavi, Madonna Sebastian, Anupama Parameswaran, Krishna Shankar, Shabareesh Varma and several others. The film is now available on Disney+ Hotstar.

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