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Ever catch yourself endlessly scrolling through Amazon Prime or Netflix, desperately seeking your next feel-good movie? Don't worry, we've all been there. Sometimes, you just crave a breath of fresh air from your beloved classics or the shows you've been unironically binge-watching for months on end. Whether it’s boredom, peaked interest, or general curiosity that brought you on the journey of finding new movies, we’ve got you covered for when you're feeling:

Sad

A classic romantic drama, The Notebook follows the tale of Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton, who share a passionate summer together. Yet, they face difficulties through their journey of unrequitable love due to social differences, wartime, and disapproving parents, leading Allie to leave with her family, leaving Noah heartbroken. Years later, she returns to their hometown where Noah still resides, but this time, she’s engaged. The film delves into their complex and undeniable love, taking viewers on an emotional rollercoaster ride.

Will Traynor, once a renowned businessman, suffered a severe accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Lou Clark, a former bakery employee seeking a new job, stumbles upon a job ad for a wealthy family seeking care for Will. Despite their differences, they grow closer as Louisa spends more time with him, sharing intimate moments. However, as Will wrestles with an inner dilemma, their relationship is tested and they're forced to confront difficult choices about love. Me Before You is perfect for heartthrobs and hopeless romantics craving a tear-jerking romantic drama.

Although a romantic musical, La La Land will leave you in tears by the movie's end. It traces the story of Sebastian, a jazz musician, and Mia, an aspiring actress, who fall in love while working towards their careers. This film exposes the beauty and tragedy of the Hollywood film industry while exposing the complex relationship between two people pursuing different career goals.

Happy

If you're a fan of ABBA and upbeat musicals, Mamma Mia! is a must-watch. Sophie, a young woman preparing for her wedding day, longs to find her absent father to walk her down the aisle. The catch? She doesn't know who her father is, and he's unaware of her existence. With three potential candidates to choose from, Sophie decides to send letters, posing as her mom, to invite them to her wedding. As she embarks on this musical journey, doubts about her wedding and her real father surface, leading her to grapple with finding her own identity and life goals.

The Parent Trap follows the story of two twins whose parents divorced when they were younger. Wishing for their children to live separate lives, each parent took one child, hoping the twins would never discover each other's existence. However, fate intervenes at a summer camp in Southern California, and the secret of their relationship is revealed. Determined to reunite their parents, the twins decide to switch identities and embark on a journey in a foreign land. This heartwarming family comedy celebrates the power of love and the enduring bond between sisters, perfect for a cozy night in or a family movie night.

Legally Blonde follows the life of Elle Woods, president of her sorority and future fiancée to her current boyfriend Warner. However, when he dumps her to pursue his dream of attending Harvard Law School and becoming a lawyer, Elle's world turns upside down. Determined to win him back, she decides to attend Harvard Law School herself and rekindle their love. Along the way, she discovers her passion for law and her goal of becoming a lawyer, persevering through personal and professional obstacles.

Romantic

Andie Anderson, a journalist for Couture Magazine, formulates a plan to explore the "don'ts" of dating by attempting to lose a guy in 10 days through classic relationship mistakes. However, her plans take an unexpected turn when she meets Benjamin Berry, an advertising executive for Sports Magazine, who has wagered he can make any woman fall in love with him. In How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days the two cross paths and, despite their different goals, fall in love with each other.

Although Love Actually is set during Christmas time in London, it’s the perfect rom-com movie to add to your watchlist. Following the lives of nine different people whose storylines later become intertwined, Love Actually captures the complexity of relationships and explores the fickleness of love. As the characters navigate through their complicated lives, they learn how to surpass the intricacies of relationships and love.

Two women, each grappling with desperate love lives, share a common goal: a place free from men. California enthusiast Amanda yearns for an escape from men, while Londoner Iris craves a change of scenery. They stumble upon a house-swap website, offering them the chance to escape from their romantic endeavors. In their new environments, unexpected encounters lead to romantic relationships and they discover that love isn't always bad. With its charming characters, captivating love story, and witty dialogue, The Holiday is the perfect feel-good movie for a cozy night in.

Suspenseful

Teddy Daniels, a U.S. Marshal, and his partner Chuck journey to Shutter Island, a secluded facility for the mentally ill, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a patient on the island. As they uncover more clues in the investigation, eerie occurrences stir memories of Teddy's troubling past. With an unexpected twist that will leave you shocked, Shutter Island stands as one of the best psychological thrillers of all time.

Set in 1996, The Truman Show follows the life of Truman Burbank, a seemingly ordinary man navigating his everyday routines. The catch? He remains oblivious to the fact that millions of people watch his every move through their television screens. Truman believed he was living a normal, mundane life until mysterious and unexplainable coincidences started to occur. As he begins to question the reality of his world, he undergoes a series of struggles to win back his freedom and challenge the boundary between fiction and reality.

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