13 best feel-good movies to stream this summer: Top picks from Netflix, Disney+ and Crave

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Queue up these feel-good movies on Netflix, Disney+ and Crave to enjoy a long weekend of fun. (Getty Images)
Queue up these feel-good movies on Netflix, Disney+ and Crave to enjoy a long weekend of fun. (Getty Images)

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In times like these, curling up on the couch with a feel-good movie can feel like the most rewarding gift. Streaming platforms have a hefty stock of uplifting movies that will make you dance, laugh out loud, jump for joy and more importantly, remind you that there's hope. 

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Movies have long been a form of escape, whether you're joining Meryl Streep in the coastal island of Greece singing to the tunes of Abba in "Mamma Mia," or being transported to Napa Valley with Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and her friends in "Wine Country" — there are plenty of fantastic feel-good films to choose from. And we can all use a good pick-me-up now, right?

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In case you need a little inspiration, we have put together a list of the best feel-good movies to stream in Canada on Netflix, Crave and Disney+. 

Feel-Good Movies to Stream on Netflix

Wine Country

Wine Country. Image via Netflix
Wine Country. Image via Netflix

When longtime friends (Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell and Emily Spivey) meet up for a wine-soaked birthday getaway in Napa Valley, their perfectly planned weekend turns into a disaster and they learn to work on their relationships. 

Otherhood

Otherhood. Image via Netflix
Otherhood. Image via Netflix

Feeling forgotten on Mother's Day, three best friends (Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman) leave the suburbs and drive to New York City to surprise their adult sons.

The Half of It

The Half Of It. Image via Netflix
The Half Of It. Image via Netflix

This 2020 film is a coming-of-age dramedy written and directed by Alice Wu. When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn't expect to become his friend — or fall for his crush. 

Always Be My Maybe

Always Be My Maybe. Image via Netflix
Always Be My Maybe. Image via Netflix

There's nothing like reignited friendships — and perhaps more? Reunited after 15 years, famous chef Sasha (Ali Wong) and hometown musician Marcus (Randall Park) feel the old sparks of attraction but struggle to adapt to each other's wildly different worlds.

Someone Great

Someone Great. Image via Netflix
Someone Great. Image via Netflix

This movie celebrates friendships and will pull at your hearts strings, all while giving you a good laugh. On the heels of a blindsiding breakup, music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) braces for a new beginning — and one last adventure with her closest friends (Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise).

The Terminal

The Terminal. Image via Dreamworks Pictures
The Terminal. Image via Dreamworks Pictures

Get ready for the waterworks. After a coup d'etat explodes in his homeland, Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) is stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. He is forced by the officials to stay at the airport until his original identity is confirmed.

Blended

Blended. Image via Image via Warner Bros.
Blended. Image via Image via Warner Bros.

What's worse than a dreadful blind date between two single parents? Crossing paths once again — but this time at a resort with their kids in tow. This family comedy stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Image via Netflix
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Image via Netflix

Based on the hit young adult novel of the same name, this sweet film follows Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) as they navigate high school existence and first love. 

Feel-Good Movies to Stream on Crave

Yesterday

Yesterday. Image via Universal Pictures
Yesterday. Image via Universal Pictures

After a mysterious blackout, Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers The Beatles. As he rockets to fame by passing off the Fab Four's songs as his own, Jack risks losing Ellie (Lily James) – the one person who has loved him and believed in him from the start.

The Broken Hearts Gallery

The Broken Hearts Gallery. Image via Elevation Pictures
The Broken Hearts Gallery. Image via Elevation Pictures

Lucy (Geraldine Viswanathan), a New York art gallery assistant, is devastated when she is dumped by her boyfriend. When when she meets Nick (Dacre Montgomery), a hotelier, she decides to create an interactive exhibit where people can leave behind souvenirs from past relationships.

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!. Image via Universal Pictures
Mamma Mia!. Image via Universal Pictures

Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter Sophie's (Amanda Seyfried) wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.

Feel-Good Movies to Stream on Disney Plus

Soul

Soul. Image via Walt Disney Studios Canada
Soul. Image via Walt Disney Studios Canada

Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx) is a middle-school band teacher who accidentally trips and lands himself in The Great Before – where new souls get their personalities before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a new soul, 22 (voiced by Tina Fey), to try to get back to Earth.

Frozen

Frozen. Image via Walt Disney Studios Canada
Frozen. Image via Walt Disney Studios Canada

A movie about courage and determination, this award-winning film follows fearless optimist Anna (Kristen Bell) who teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have left the kingdom of Arendelle frozen. 

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