14 Movies That Are Guaranteed To Put A Smile On Your Face

Sometimes, you just need something to pull you out of a funk, and what better medium is there to do that than film? Here are 14 movies that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

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What would you do if you found out you could go back in time? 21-year old Tim decides to go back and redo everything perfectly. However, he soon learns that no matter what you adjust, life will always get in the way. The beauty in About Time, is accepting life's imperfections.
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Drew Barrymore is obviously amazing and she totally killed it as Josie who is SO NOT Josie Grossey anymore. However, the flashback sequences of Josie when she was actually in high school, and the final epic kiss will keep you smiling the entire time Never Been Kissed is on.
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Albus Dumbeldore once said, "Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young." Disney/Pixar's Up is the perfect manifestation of that saying. In the film, 78-year-old balloon salesman, Carl decides to finally go on the adventure of a lifetime, only to inadvertently bring the obnoxiously optimistic Boy Scout Russell with him. However, what the two learn from one another will have you feeling gleefully happy for days.
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Being a teenager is one of those magical times when you can really just live, unrestricted and unbounded from adulting. The Perks of Being a Wallflower follows Charlie on his journey to self-discovery, making real friends, and finding his path. Writer/director Stephen Chbosky was able to lift the story from his novel and perfectly translate it on screen. The Perks of Being a Wallflower will not only put a smile on your face, it will also prompt you to live fully and brightly.
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We all remember Love Actually as the perfect holiday film with Hugh Grant‘s epic dance moves and the reunion of Emma Thompson and our beloved Alan Rickman. However, no matter what time of the year it is, Love Actually is bound to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

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Stereotypes aren't something that any of us can escape, no matter what our background. However, in Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon sparkles as the blonde sorority girl Elle Woods, who realizes that though her way of approaching life might not be traditional, it's all her own and that is more than enough. Legally Blonde is a ruthlessly spunky film, that will have you grinning despite yourself as you watch Elle bulldoze her way into Harvard Law school and into the internship of her dreams. Legally Blonde proves that sometimes a bad breakup can be the best motivation.
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There are times when we all feel like we can't catch a break, and that the world is against us. However, Nia Vardalos's character Toula learns in My Big Fat Greek Wedding sometimes you have to open your eyes and recharge in order to have a new outlook on life. My Big Fat Greek Wedding is so much more than a romantic comedy, it's a film about love, acceptance and family. Once you finish watching this film, you can also watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2; set almost 15 years later.
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If baby-faced Abigail Breslin doesn't put a smile on your face, then we're not sure what will. Breslin along with a A-list group of actors, star in Little Miss Sunshine. It's a perfect film about the eccentric Hoover family, who take a road trip in a canary yellow vintage VW van to support Breslin's character Olive in California's Little Miss Sunshine pageant.  This film proves that though we're all a bit cooky and dysfunctional, that doesn't mean we aren't worthy of love.
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Sometimes you literally stumble upon new passions and opportunities. Billy Elliot is one of those stellar films that follows an 11-year old boy who literally stumbles into ballet, and finds both his passion and himself. This film will have you grinning in no time.
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High school is definitely one of the strangest four years in any young person's life. Some people have a fantastic time and others never wish to relive that experience.  Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow star in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion as two twenty-somethings who go to their 10-year high school reunion and realize that it's not about others liking who you are, it's all about loving yourself. The fashion choices in this film are also amazing.
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What happens when the cliche is flipped on his head? Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton star in this hilarious romcom as Harry and Erica a pair who find themselves bound to one another in the most unlikely way.
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Being a parent is hard enough, but being a single parent when 100% of the responsibility is on you is a whole other feat. Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney star in One Fine Day as two over-worked single parents, who are left with their kids for a day after the school field trip bus leaves without them. Instead of fending for themselves, the two band together taking responsibility of the kids while meeting their individual deadlines. One Fine Day is the perfect rom com that reminds you that sometimes, finding happiness is just slowing down a little, and letting someone else shoulder a bit of your burdens.
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Every kid from a home with divorced parents dreams at some point of bring them back together (no matter how unrealistic that may be.) The Parent Trap is the perfect switcharoo film, Lindsay Lohan stars as 11-year old twin girls Hallie and Annie, who meet at a summer camp and figure out a way to bring their estranged parents together. The late Natasha Richardson and Dennis Quaid round out the cast in this lovely film. If nothing else, Nat King Cole on the soundtrack will bring a smile to your face.
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In a film that made put a little clown fish's name on the map, Finding Nemo is a quintessential perfect Disney/Pixar flick. The underwater adventure is humorous and fun. After watching Finding Nemo, just keep swimming because Finding Dory will be hitting the big screen soon.

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