Searching for something to watch? We’ve scouted out the best feel-good films and TV shows to lift your mood and keep you entertained at home.
Turning on the TV can be pretty darn depressing at the moment. With the new-ending new cycle churning out new headlines every hour, it can be tough to stay positive. So, why not tune into something to beat the iso blues? Here’s your shortcut to the best films and TV shows to stream this weekend (or, whenever) to boost your mood.
The Big Sick (Stan)
For a love story with a modern twist, check out The Big Sick. Based on the true story of Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and grad student Emily, watch their romance unfold as they struggle to navigate a clash of cultures. Watch it on Stan here.
Lady Bird (Netflix)
Taking out the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, the off-beat drama-comedy Lady Bird is a must-see. The film follows Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a teenager navigating the trials of love, family and self-discovery. Watch it on Netflix here.
Legally Blonde (Stan)
As far as cult classics comedies go, Legally Blonde is pretty close to the top of our list! This iconic film stars Reese Witherspoon as a golden-haired sorority queen on a quest to win back her ex-boyfriend. Watch it on Stan here.
La La Land (Netflix)
With a string of Oscar awards under its belt, the 2016 musical romance flick La La Land is a true modern Hollywood classic. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, this magical flick is sure to lift your spirits in no time. Watch it on Netflix here.
Dirty Dancing (Google Play)
Speaking of classics, we can’t go past the 1987 American romantic drama-dance film, Dirty Dancing. Have the time of your life while watching this feel-good flick, guaranteed to inspire you to take to the dance floor. Watch it on Google Play here.
Silver Linings Playbook (Stan)
With a powerhouse cast including the likes of Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver, the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook is a must-see. In fact, the film earned itself eight Academy Awards, so it’s clearly worth a stream if you haven’t checked it out before. Watch it on Stan here.
Frances Ha (Google Play)
It might not be a big Hollywood blockbuster, but Frances Ha is a heart-warming independent flick starring rising American actress and director Greta Gerwig. Set in NYC, the film follows a group of twenty-somethings finding their way in the world. Watch it on Google Play here.
Crazy Stupid Love (Netflix)
An unmissable romantic comedy, Crazy Stupid Love followers two parallel love stories, starring Steve Carrell, Ryal Gosling and Julianne More. Watch it on Netflix here.
Queer Eye (Netflix)
Over a decade since the original series hit TV screens, Netflix’s rebooted Queer Eye series doesn’t disappoint. With a new Fab Five cast, get ready to laugh and cry your way through 4 seasons of heartwarming makeovers and heartfelt reveals. Watch it on Netflix here.
Sex Education (Netflix)
This one might seem like a teen-focused series, but Sex Education is a TV drama with complex characters, heartfelt storylines and peppered with punchy cultural critiques. Watch it now on Netflix here.
The Other Guy (Stan)
Who doesn’t love an Australian production? The Other Guy stars leading Aussie comedian Matt Okine, and delivers a funny, raw and poignant look at break-ups in the digital age. Stream it now on Stan here.
Ugly Delicious (Netflix)
For foodies, there’s no better show to binge this weekend than the feel-good TV series Ugly Delicious. Starring David Chang, binge your way through 2 seasons of foodie goodness and Chang travels the globe to uncover the world’s most satisfying grub. Watch it now on Netflix here.