15 Movies That Fill You With Sadness and Happiness Simultaneously

Sometimes, you want to watch a feel-good movie that makes you emotional but leaves you smiling. For this specific mood, we have curated some comedic performances that will make you shed some happy and sad tears. Enjoy!

1. Just Like Heaven (2005)

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If you’re looking for a heartwarming rom-com, this Mark Waters movie is just for you. Architect David (Mark Ruffalo) relocates to an apartment after his wife’s death. Forming a bond with a spirit named Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon), he eventually starts enjoying their friendship. It’s a story about love found in unusual places.

2. 50 First Dates (2004)

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Another rom-com by director Peter Segal to make you feel better. It starts with Henry (Adam Sander), the playboy. Harry is baffled when he starts going out with an innocent woman named Lucy (Drew Barrymore), who has short-term memory loss. Losing his cool, Harry must woo Lucy daily to keep their relationship going.

3. Click (2006)

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Adam Sander (Michael) plays an architect in Frank Coraci’s film. Overburdened with work, he barely spends time with his family. Morty, an inventor (Christopher Walken), gives him a remote to rewind his busy life, but they remove malfunctions. Watch as an invention teaches a funny lesson to Michael about family.

4. The Truman Show (1998)

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The Truman Show is a cinematic masterpiece by Peter Weir. It starts with the colorful Jim Carrey, who plays the role of Truman. Truman is a human whose life is broadcasted from a very young age. Thriving in his life, Truman notices that somebody is deceiving him into believing a false reality.

5. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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Directed by Micheal Ardnt, the film shows bespectacled sunshine Olive (Abigail Breslin), who belongs to a dysfunctional family. Despite not looking the type, Olive wants to compete in a beauty pageant. So, the entire family drives to Olive’s competition. Lively and wholesome, this movie is a gem to watch.

6. About Time (2013)

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Richard Curtis takes this swoon-worthy melodrama and makes it into something you will adore. Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) can travel back in time like all men in his family, a secret his father reveals. With his ancestral gift, the shy and hesitant Tim plucks up the courage to meet his crush, Mary (Rachel McAdams), to change her first impression.

7. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

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This movie by Marc Foster hilariously blends fiction and reality. When the ordinary life of Harold, an IRS auditor (Will Farrell ), gets disturbed by a voice in his head announcing his death, he is frazzled.

This voice (Emma Thomspon) sends him to literature professor (Dustin Hoffman) to seek help. On the other hand, a bookshop employee (Queen Latifah) is helping Emma to get over her writing block.

8. Punchline (1988)

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Housewife Lilah (Sally Field) dreams of doing standup comedy. Tom Hanks (Steven) is a college dropout who is an excellent standup comedian. Steven starts mentoring Lilah as they both enter a standup comedy competition. David Seltzer will make you feel happy and accomplished for the lovely friendship in Punchline.

9. This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

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Shawn Levy is set to make you emotional in a movie about love, loss, and laughter. The mourning ceremony of the family gathers four troubled siblings at home. Each carrying sorrow or hardship, they meet their free-spoken mother (Jane Fonda). Arguments are made, and lessons are taught altogether in this film.

10. The Terminal (2004)

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Steven Speilberg’s movie stars the main character Viktor as Tom Hanks, with stars Catherine Jones and Stanley Tucci. Viktor is a foreigner denied boarding when his country is at war. Airport staff, suspicious of Viktor, keep him stranded. This movie will make you laugh and pull all the romantic schemes to make you invested.

11. Up in the Air (2009)

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Starring George Clooney, the story is about a man named Ryan, a corporate downsizing expert. Ryan’s strenuous job includes traveling by road to fire people worldwide. With a suggestion from a trainee, he switches to air travel. While flying, he grows attached to frequent flier Alex (Vera Farmiga).

12. Thunder Road (2018)

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Jim Cumming’s emotional film stars the director himself as Jim Arnauld going through a terrible life crisis. After losing his mother and experiencing divorce, he tries reconnecting with his daughter. Delivery of a heart-wrenching eulogy for his mother set to the song ‘Thunder Road,’ this film will genuinely move you.

13. Empire Records (1995)

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Old school comedy-drama directed by Allan Moyle showcases misfits who work at a music record shop. Music enthusiasts, these kids team up to make money so their manager (Anthony La Paglia) can buy the enterprise. However, they are underdogs to a high-earning big record company.

14. Adaptation (2002)

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Adaptation shows Charlie (Nicolas Cage), a screenwriter struggling to adapt to a book written by an author (Meryl Streep). Both artists mirror an obsession with the author’s main character, Larache. With Charlie’s brother succeeding in the same field, the failed writer is on a journey toward self-reflection in this eye-opener by Spike Jonze.

15. The Farewell (2019)

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The last movie in this list is by Lulu Wang and stars actress Awkwafina as Quinn, a Chinese American who arrives in China to attend a fake wedding. Quinn’s family knows her grandmother may not live longer, so they plan one last reunion. The Farewell will make you cry with the cultural notions, heartbreaking story, and a few good laughs.

Top 25 Popular TV Shows That Would NEVER Be Made Today

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There is no contesting that pop culture is evolving, and what was acceptable in the past is being corrected for today. For example, many hit TV series were massive successes and would never be made today. Here are the top 25.

A Dish Best Served Cold: 12 Movies to Satisfy Your Thirst for Revenge

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Some of the most exciting films have been based on this desire for revenge. These films are suspenseful, full of action, and hard to figure out morally, with both vigilantes and people looking for payback. From classic Westerns to current thrillers and thought-provoking dramas, these films will satisfy your thirst for revenge.

16 Popular Movies That Bombed at the Box Office With Cult Followings Today

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Success doesn’t always come immediately in the unpredictable world of movies, and the first box office numbers don’t always tell the whole story. Some films that didn’t do well when they were in theaters have since developed a loyal cult following.

These movies were once ignored or passed over, but they have now won over viewers in ways that no one could have predicted based on how poorly they did at the box office.

Saturday Morning Memories: 25 Best Cartoons From the ‘60s and ‘70s

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Step into a time machine and return to the 1960s and 1970s, when Saturday morning cartoons were bright and exciting. These two decades were an excellent time for cartoon entertainment.

TVs came to life with various fun characters, crazy adventures, and catchy theme songs that people who grew up watching them still remember. Let’s dive into the magical world of classic Saturday morning cartoons.

25 Nostalgic Movies Everyone Needs to See at Least Once in Their Lifetime

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Take a trip down memory lane with this hand-picked list of classic films that have forever changed the face of cinema. These movies represent the spirit of different times and genres, from inspiring stories of friendship and adventure to terrifying suspense and beautiful romance.