26 Feel-Good Movies That Are Extremely Well Written

In the world of cinema, feel-good movies that touch our hearts, make us laugh, and usually leave us with a friendly, fuzzy feeling inside have a special place. These films show how powerful stories can be, how magical the silver screen can be, and how deep human feelings can go. Here are some extremely well-written films that deserve your viewing. 

1. The Intouchables (2011)

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The French movie The Intouchables is based on a real story about an unlikely friendship between Philippe, a paralyzed aristocrat, and Driss, his caretaker from the suburbs of Paris. The well-written screenplay of the movie strikes a good mix of comedy, drama, and genuine emotion, making it a memorable look at the power of human connection.

2. The Straight Story (1999)

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The Straight Story is a departure from David Lynch’s normal surrealism. It’s about a man in his 70s named Alvin Straight, who rides a lawnmower across the country to see his sick brother. The film is moving and thought-provoking because it tells a simple but moving story and has excellent writing.

3. That Thing You Do (1996)

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That Thing You Do, which Tom Hanks wrote, directed, and acted in, is a charming story about a small-town band that suddenly became famous in the 1960s. The funny and lovely screenplay of the movie gets the spirit of the time and shows the band members’ ups and downs in the music business.

4. Chef (2014)

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Jon Favreau’s Chef, in which he also stars, is a film about cooking featuring a touching story about family and finding one’s own identity. The well-written story of the movie takes viewers on a tasty trip with a chef who starts a food truck to get back into cooking. It’s a happy story with a bit of food that makes your mouth water.

5. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

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Stranger than Fiction is a unique mix of drama, comedy, and magic. Will Ferrell plays IRS agent Harold Crick, who discovers he is a character in a book that author Karen Eiffel, played by Emma Thompson, is writing. The film’s brilliant writing looks at themes like fate and free will and has funny and touching parts.

6. Gifted (2017)

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The Chris Evans-starring drama Gifted follows Frank, a single guy parenting his gifted niece Mary. The writing in the movie is really good, and it explores family, education, and the difficulties of raising a young genius. There are also some very touching moments of connection and growth.

7. Lucas (1986)

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Lucas is a famous coming-of-age movie about an intelligent boy named Lucas who has trouble making friends. The film is about friendship, first love, and the difficulties of being a teenager. It has a script that feels real.

8. 50/50 (2011)

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This movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Adam, a young man. Based on a true tale, he is given a 50/50 chance of survival from cancer. The great writing in the movie brings fun and heart to a tricky subject, showing the bonds between friends and how strong the human spirit can be.

9. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is a beautiful and strange comedy with a great group of actors. The film’s well-written script ties together several stories in a made-up European hotel, making for a funny and interesting experience.

10. Serendipity (2001)

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The love comedy Serendipity looks at the idea of fate and destiny. When Jonathan and Sara meet in New York City and go their different ways, they leave their future up to chance. The charming way the script is written makes the audience wonder if they will meet again and if true love is destined.

11. Angus (1995)

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Following Angus Bethune as he navigates the complexities of adolescence in the context of high school, family, and romantic relationships, Angus is a classic coming-of-age picture. The well-written script of the movie talks about self-acceptance and how important it is to be yourself.

12. The Holiday (2006)

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The plot of the romantic comedy The Holiday revolves around two women, one from Los Angeles and the other from England, who decide to spend the Christmas holiday together by exchanging residences. The movie is touching and fun to watch because it is written charmingly and is set in beautiful places.

13. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

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Crazy, Stupid, Love is a romantic comedy-drama. It weaves together multiple love stories cleverly and entertainingly. With a witty and well-written script, the film explores the complexities of relationships and the unpredictability of love.

14. Good Will Hunting (1997)

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This movie is a powerful drama about a young janitor, Will Hunting, who possesses extraordinary mathematical abilities. The film’s exceptional writing, penned by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, explores themes of intellect, therapy, and pursuing one’s potential.

15. Clockwatchers (1997)

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Clockwatchers is a quirky comedy that delves into the lives of four women working as temporary office clerks. The film’s well-crafted screenplay provides a humorous and insightful look at the daily routines and friendships that form in the workplace.

16. Interstate 60 (2002)

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Following a young man named Neal as he makes a bizarre journey along an imaginary highway, Interstate 60 is a one-of-a-kind and whimsical road trip film. The well-written script of the movie mixes fantasy, comedy, and philosophy to give viewers an unforgettable ride full of surprises and lessons about life.

17. Benny & Joon (1993)

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Benny & Joon is a lovely romantic comedy-drama about an oddball young woman named Joon who falls in love with an equally offbeat and gifted performer named Sam. The great writing in the movie looks at love, acceptance, and how beautiful it is to be yourself.

18. Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

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Sunshine Cleaning is a heartfelt dramedy that follows two sisters, Rose and Norah, as they start a crime scene cleanup business. The film’s well-written script combines humor and poignancy to depict the complexities of family relationships and the journey of self-discovery.

19. I Heart Huckabees (2004)

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I Heart Huckabees is a philosophical comedy that delves into the existential crises of its characters, who seek meaning and understanding in their lives. The film’s witty and thought-provoking writing challenges viewers to contemplate the nature of existence and the interconnectedness of all things.

20. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

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Visually breathtaking, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is an adventure comedy that follows Ben Stiller’s Walter Mitty, a daydreamer, as he undergoes a metamorphosis. The well-written screenplay of the movie takes viewers on a journey of self-discovery and courage that takes them all over the world and encourages them to accept life’s adventures.

21. Hidden Figures (2016)

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 Hidden Figures is a historical drama. It honors the achievements of black female mathematicians who worked for NASA during the space race. The great writing in the movie tells an important story about gaining power and shows how strong friendship and drive are in the face of trouble.

22. The Terminal (2004)

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Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal is a touching comedy-drama that will make you laugh and cry. Tom Hanks plays Viktor Navorski, a man from a made-up Eastern European country who gets stuck at New York’s JFK Airport because of a political problem back home. The well-written script of the movie looks at themes like being strong, making friends, and adjusting to things that don’t go as planned.

23. True Spirit (2023)

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It is based on the true story of Jessica Watson, an Australian sailor. At 16, she became the youngest person to sail solo and unaided around the world. While the film is yet to be released, it promises an inspiring and well-written narrative about determination and adventure.

24. The Founder (2016)

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The Founder is a biographical drama. It tells the story of Ray Kroc, the man who turned a small California burger restaurant into the global fast-food chain McDonald’s. The film’s well-crafted script explores the complexities of ambition and business ethics.

25. The Swimmers (2022)

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Thai romantic drama The Swimmers centers on the relationship between two swimmers and their shared dedication to the sport they both love. Even though the movie is relatively new, its story and character growth have been praised for being deep and real.

26. Please Stand By (2017)

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The story of Wendy, a young woman with autism who runs away from her group home to enter a writing competition with her Star Trek script, Please Stand By, is a touching drama-comedy. The well-written script of the movie looks at themes like freedom, creativity, and the power of the mind.

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