20 Feel-Good Movies on Amazon Prime To Stream Right Now

Perhaps you’re in the mood for some wholesome, feel-good content, but dread the prospect of sifting through thousands of movie titles. Or maybe you’ve already gone down that rabbit hole and you’re still just as clueless about which movie to watch. Not to worry, friends, because we’ve selected some of the best films across genres to stream on Amazon Prime now. From classics like Clue to Lulu Wang's poignant The Farewell, here are 20 feel-good movies on Amazon Prime that’ll bring a smile to your face.

The 40 Most Inspiring Movies You Can Stream Right Now

1. ‘sylvie’s Love’ (2020)

Who’s in it: Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Eva Longoria

What’s it about? Set during the ‘50s, this heartwarming film follows Sylvie Parker (Thompson), who meets and falls for an aspiring musician named Robert Halloway (Asomugha). But there’s just one problem: Sylvie is already engaged to someone else. Can their love survive the changing times and their careers?

2. ‘the Map Of Tiny Perfect Things’ (2021)

Who’s in it: Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen, Jermaine Harris, Josh Hamilton

What’s it about? Yes, the plot may be centered around a teenager who’s stuck in a time loop, but we promise, it’s not a carbon copy of Groundhog Day. The film follows Mark (Allen) who, after spending thousands of days reliving the same day, crosses paths with Margaret (Newton), another girl who’s been stuck in the same loop. A sweet love story ensues as the pair tries to put an end to this never-ending cycle.

3. ‘annie’ (2014)

Who’s in it: Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz

What’s it about? In this fun adaptation of the 1977 Broadway musical, Wallis stars as Annie Bennett, an optimistic 10-year-old foster child who gets taken in by a well-known politician after he saves her from an accident.

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4. ‘clue’ (1985)

Who’s in it: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren

What’s it about? Inspired by the board game, this cult classic starts off with six strangers arriving for a dinner party at a mysterious, secluded mansion. Chaos ensues when someone winds up dead, making every single guest a suspect. From slap-stick comedy moments to clever one-liners, it’s nearly impossible to finish this movie without laughing.

5. ‘mermaids’ (1990)

Who’s in it: Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder

What’s it about? Based on Patty Dann's 1986 novel, Mermaids tells the story of a carefree single mom who constantly relocates with her two children after going through a breakup.

Meanwhile, her neurotic teenage daughter, Charlotte Flax (Ryder), is desperate to settle down in Massachusetts as she struggles to navigate her feelings for an older man.

6. ‘the Big Sick’ (2017)

Who’s in it: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

What’s it about? Inspired by the real-life romance between Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (who are now married), The Big Sick follows an interracial couple who struggles to deal with the cultural clash between their families after one of them gets seriously ill.

7. ‘guess Who’ (2005)

Who’s in it: Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher, Zoë Saldaña, Judith Scott

What’s it about? If you need a good laugh, then consider this modern-day remake of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (in this case, the story follows a Black woman who’s engaged to a white man). Kutcher stars as a successful white stockbroker, who's forced to walk on eggshells around his Black fiancée's stubborn and intimidating father, Percy Jones (Mac).

8. ‘happy Gilmore’ (1996)

Who’s in it: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Carl Weathers

What’s it about? Comedy genius Adam Sandler is Happy Gilmore, a former hockey player who uses his newfound talent for golf to help pay off his grandmother’s mortgage. If you enjoyed Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds or The Waterboy, this will be right up your alley.

9. ‘first Wives Club’ (1996)

Who’s in it: Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith

What’s it about? After learning that their college friend committed suicide because of her ex-husband’s infidelity, three middle-aged divorced friends reunite to avenge their ex-husbands for leaving them for younger women. There are so many things to love about this film, from its stellar cast to that iconic rendition of Lesley Gore's “You Don't Own Me."

10. ‘my Big Fat Greek Wedding’ (2002)

Who’s in it: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan

What’s it about? The Oscar-nominated rom-com follows a Greek American woman named Toula Portokalos (Vardalos), who falls head over heels for a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant named Ian (Corbett) much to her family’s dismay.

11. ‘imagine That’ (2009)

Who’s in it: Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Yara Shahidi

What’s it about? Evan Danielson (Murphy), a well-known financial advisor, is livid when his daughter accidentally draws on his work documents. But just when he thinks he's going to get fired, he discovers that her "random" drawings and imaginary friends are actually the key to his success.

12. ‘mad Money’ (2001)

Who’s in it: Diane Keaton, Katie Holmes, Queen Latifah

What’s it about? Who can say no to three legendary actresses headlining a laugh-out-loud comedy? The film follows three female employees at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City as they plan an unlikely heist, where they steal several millions of dollars of worn-out cash before the bills are destroyed.

13. ‘late Night’ (2019)

Who’s in it: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Max Casella, Hugh Dancy

What’s it about? It feels like a remixed version of The Devil Wears Prada, where Thompson’s Katherine is the great Miranda Priestly and Kaling’s Molly is newbie staffer Andy Sachs. In the film, TV host Katherine tries to save her show by hiring an Indian-American woman to join her all-white, all-male writing staff. This not only helps the show, but also leads to a larger transformation in her own life.

14. ‘the Ultimate Gift’ (2006)

Who’s in it: Drew Fuller, Bill Cobbs, Ali Hillis, Abigail Breslin, Brian Dennehy

What’s it about? Following the death of his wealthy grandfather, Jason (Fuller) discovers that he has an inheritance that he can only receive if he completes a series of challenging tasks, which will lead him to “the ultimate gift.”

15. ‘paddington’ (2014)

Who’s in it: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Nicole Kidman

What’s it about? After an earthquake destroys his home in the jungles of Peru, Paddington migrates to London and is fortunately taken in by a family. Before long, he finds himself on the run from an evil taxidermist who’s intent on adding him to their collection.

16. ‘the Family Stone’ (2005)

Who’s in it: Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker

What’s it about? Everett Stone (Mulroney) brings his successful girlfriend, Meredith (Parker), to meet his family during the holidays and intends to propose, but when her uptight personality clashes with his liberal family, things don’t go according to plan.

17. ‘lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events’ (2004)

Who’s in it: Jim Carrey, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Timothy Spall, Catherine O'Hara, Meryl Streep

What’s it about? Three young orphans are taken in by the mysterious actor, Count Olaf, after their parents die in a tragic fire. Little do they know that he's only after one thing: their fortune.

18. ‘patch Adams’ (1998)

Who’s in it: Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman

What’s it about? Based on the life of Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams, a physician, comedian and clown, the biographical film follows Dr. Adams (Williams), who decides to become a doctor after struggling with his own depression. Using humor to connect with his patients, he begins to inspire other doctors to reconsider their approach.

19. ‘the Farewell’ (2019)

Who’s in it: Awkwafina, Shuzhen Zhao, X Mayo

What’s it about? When Billi (Awkwafina) and her family learn that their grandmother is dying of terminal lung cancer, they decide to keep the news from the beloved matriarch and reunite with her in China under the guise of a wedding. Get your tissue box ready because this movie will have you laughing one minute and sniffling the next.

20. ‘3 Idiots’ (2009)

Who’s in it: Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor

What’s it about? The coming-of-age film centers on three close friends as they attend an Indian engineering college. Expect some laughs—and a whole lot of sharp commentary on India’s intense education system.

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