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The best feel good movies according to the RUSSH editors

For most of us, a weekend at home in isolation is inevitable. The recent public safety measures put in place by the Federal Government mean that classic weekend activities like heading to the movies aren't possible right now.

So, why not have your movie night or TV show binge at home?

During this time of anxiety and change, we're looking to the ultimate feel good films for a pick-me-up.  You know, the movies that never fail to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? If you're looking for something a little cheesy that will make you grin from ear-to-ear, these are the perfect picks.

Our RUSSH editors round up the best films for a feel good movie night at home.


Jess Blanch

Editor in Chief

Ultimate feel good. Albert Brennerman gets the girl (Amber Valletta). Gets me every time.

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Mia Steiber

Digital Content Director

The twist near the end has me at the edge of my seat every time, even if I’ve seen it about 20 times at this point.

It's Complicated

Natalie Petrevski

Fashion Editor

I mean what more could you want from Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin and a young John Krasinski? Hilarious, light and oh so feel good. A favourite past-time viewing for my mum and I.

Bringing Down The House

Gabriela Hidalgo

Senior Designer

Be prepared for some deep belly laughs. The premise of the film is Queen Latifah cat-fishing a divorced and rebounding Steve Martin, need I say more? Throw in Eugene Levy, Betty White and some early 2000’s R’n’B tracks and you have yourself the perfect Friday night movie.

Casino Royale

Ellen Presbury

Market & Beauty Director

Look, sometimes you need to just pop on James Bond Casino Royale and zone out to the soothing sounds of a gun fight.

10 Things I Hate About You

Megan Nolan

Digital Operations Manager

A modern classic, I will never tire of Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. Possibly my most quoted movie of all time, the soundtrack alone will put you in a good mood. Add Heath's charm and Julia's bluntness and I'm not so worried about staying in this weekend.