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Best feel-good movies to stream on OTT

Best feel-good movies - Escape the mundane reality with these hidden gems for a cheerful mood boost. "About Time" takes you on a time-travel romantic journey, while "13 Going On 30" explores adulting.

Best feel-good movies to stream on OTT
Best Feel-good movies on OTT

Last Updated: 01.00 AM, May 20, 2024


Movies take you to an imaginative place that helps you escape the mundane reality of life. Sometimes all you need is the comfort of a movie to change your mood from grumpy to cheerful. Whether it is all-time favourite romantic comedies or sci-fi mystery films, there are certain hidden gems of Hollywood that remain etched in fans’ memories due to their unique pick-me-up ability.

Best Feel-good movies to stream right now

So, here is a specially curated list of some of the best feel-good movies to stream on OTT for a classic binge watching experience.

About Time


  • Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy

  • IMDb: 7.8/10

  • Where to watch: JioCinema

This sci-fi romantic movie will take you on a fantasy ride with its time-travel plot. It revolves around a man who learns about his hereditary gift of time travel, where men from their family can travel back to the past. Will he find the girl of his dreams or learn the hidden secrets of life and happiness?

13 Going On 30

  • Cast: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer

  • IMDb: 6.9/10

  • Where to watch: Netflix

This is one of those romantic comedies that still resonates with youngsters because of its evergreen plot and charismatic star cast. The movie revolves around Jenna, who wishes to turn 30 and skip her troubled teenage years to fulfil her bigger dreams. Although her wish comes true, things turn tricky when she finds that “adulting is not just drinks and fun," but instead comes with responsibilities and daily issues. Will she find her love life and future husband while navigating the career blues? Stream for a fun ride to nostalgia.

Bridget Jones Diary

  • Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant

  • IMDb: 6.8/10

  • Where to watch: Apple TV+ (also available to watch online for free on

This comedy-drama film revolves around a 30-something British woman, Bridget, who decides to take control of her life with a new resolution to keep a diary with her goals. Her life takes a wild turn with a love triangle involving two handsome suitors as she juggles between love and career.

The Princess Diaries

  • Cast: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, and Hector Elizondo

  • IMDb: 6.4/10

  • Where to watch: Disney+Hotstar

A family romantic comedy with the sweet touch of royalty, The Princess Diaries is a feel-good movie about Mia, a troubled teenage girl whose ordinary life is overshadowed when she learns about her royal family. Mia becomes a princess overnight after she finds out that she is the future heiress of Genovia. From a clumsy teen girl to a responsible princess, watch Mia’s inspirational journey in this iconic rom-com movie.

50 First Dates

  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider

  • IMDb: 6.8/10

  • Where to watch: SonyLIV and OTTplay Premium

Set on a picturesque Hawaiian island, the movie revolves around Henry, a commitment-phobic man whose world turns upside down when he finally meets the girl of his dreams, but there’s a twist. Lucy has a short-term memory loss, which makes her forget everything about the previous day, but Henry’s devoted spirit and undying love are the essence of this evergreen love story.

Little Miss Sunshine

  • Cast: Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin
  • IMDb: 7.8
  • Where to watch: Disney+Hotstar

A road trip film about a misfit family as they embark on a quest for their little daughter after she participates in a pageant competition. Will this unexpected journey change the dynamics inside this conflicted family? Stream it to witness their heartfelt quest.

Good Will Hunting

  • Cast: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
  • IMDb: 8.3
  • Where to watch: Netflix

Gus Van Sant’s poignant drama film was recognized by multiple Oscar Award nominations for its captivating narrative and impeccable performances. It tells the inspiring story of the titular protagonist, Will Hunting, who is a janitor at a college. His genius mind and gifted mathematics skills grab the attention of a professor, who teams up with other experts to help him find his purpose in life through personal growth and self-discovery.

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