All Mamas need a boost from time to time and these Movies are bound to make you happy! There are times when the crazy world of parenting just gets too much and it all comes tumbling down on top of us; when these moments strike I find a good movie can be the best cure (accompanied by copious amounts of ice cream and wine of course!) So after the kids are in bed, or napping, take some time out to chill and get lost in these uplifting and power fist worthy cinematic beauties.
If you are really in need of a de-stress or a lift then my other posts, ’11 Ways to Deal With Stress’ and ‘Top Tips to Help You Banish Mom Guilt’ will be really helpful. Please have a read if you need a light at the end of the tunnel or just a good ol’ virtual hug!
So.. without further ado… here are my 10 movies that never fail to put a smile on my face and make me think “YOU GOT THIS” (obligatory power fist moment)
I posted a review of this when I went to see it at the cinema on my first Mom Date because I fell in love with this film! This is the ultimate pick me up film for Moms specifically as deals with how every Mother feels like a bas Mom in many ways but it unites us all in that we are all muddling through it together and we are all doing amazing jobs!
It is also hilarious! So hilarious!
If you want to read more about it before you see it have a read of my full review in ‘Mom Date with Bad Moms’
2. Bridget Jones
Ok so this is a no brainer as Renee Zellweger is a clear favourite in lifting our spirits as Brigdet Jones; a seemingly hopeless in love, 30 year old, struggling career woman that hilariously and beautifully turns it all around (and has some fun not the way!)
It is so funny and so adorable; a completely amazing film that leaves you with that warm fuzzy feeling every time!
If you haven’t seen this the you need to immediately view, like now! Go go go!
3. Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason
Here she is again, the undeniably relatable Bridge jones comes back for more hilarity and romance! All the feels.
4. Bridget Jones’ Baby
Ok so i think you know where I’m going with this… although this one sees the most relatable content to Mamas as Bridget gets herself in a tricky spot in pregnancy and we follow her chortle worthy yet awe inducing journey!
5. The Devil Wears Prada
For all of the Mamas struggling to follow their dream, those who are thinking of going up on their passions or just the fashionistas out there, this one is for you! I love how it makes me feel so inspired and driven to succeed in my endeavours and never to give up!
Also there are some pretty funny moments thrown in there too!
6. Happy Go Lucky
Now this is a film that not very many people have heard of I find but it does what it says on the tin! It makes me feel like I want to be like the main character, Poppy and let loose a little more! She is totally herself and at one with who she is; which includes her amazingly bright fashion sense!
It is a really uplifting and inspirational film, it is always my go to to make me feel happy go lucky!
7. Little Miss Sunshine
Again, a bit of an unknown one but so great! It is one for the whole family as it follows a family and one particularly determined little girl in her determination to follow her dreams.
Hilarity and tear jerking happy moments galore.
A reminder for all of us I think!
A childhood favourite for sure! Again, a determined little girl follows her true identity with some serious confidence, sass and childish innocence.
The soundtrack will get you moving too; some real feel good classics in there!
9. The Sweetest Thing
I was never a fan of the rom-com genre growing up… that is until I watched this movie. It proved to me that romantic comedies CAN be funny and confidence boosting instead of just being gushy and emotional!
Cameron Diaz shines in any role she has but this one in particular really makes you feel great to be a woman, the importance of your tribe and pushes you to realise your true identity and your friendships!
So much sass. ALL the sass!
10. Love Actually
So I know what you’re thinking… “this ones a Christmas Movie?”. Yes, affirmative, you may be correct however it also is a heartwarming classic.
It is by far one of the most uplifting films to watch in times of need; the many lives it follows are all in times of need and all have flourished and found beauty in life by the end of the film.
One of my favourite Christmas films AND feel-good films for sure.
(Minus Kiera Knightley being by arch enemy… I just can’t get over the pouty lips… really makes e cringe! I realise that is her face… but its not my favourite view… apologies to any die hard Kiera Knightley fans!)
Grab a beverage, some snacks and sink in to these amazingly uplifting and feel good films Mama… you deserve to feel GREAT and EMPOWERED!
Do you have any films that are your ‘go to’ when you’re feeling low? Do you know anyone that might benefit from a little lift?