With all the uncertainties we’re facing right now, we know how hard it is to stay all bright and sunny sometimes, especially when the day just isn’t going your way. So, if you’re feeling low and you’re in need of something that can brighten up your day, a good movie or two might help! Below, we've rounded up 5 iconic films that are perfect for the pick-me-up you need. After all, nothing beats the classics!
5 Classic Movies to Watch on Netflix If You Need Some Cheering Up:
1. Jumanji (1995)
When two young siblings discover a mysterious board game in the attic of the run-down mansion they just recently moved into, they’re not prepared for the world of chaos and adventure lying in wake. As they progress in the game, bizarre things start to unfold, from their living room turning into a rainforest, wild animals coming out of nowhere, and the appearance of an adult man who’s been trapped inside the game for 26 years. Braving the danger and madness the game has unleashed is no easy feat, but the only way to get things back to normal is to finish this enchanted board game together.
Starring: Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce
2. The Goonies (1985)
A group of rambunctious children, who call themselves The Goonies, discover an ancient pirate map and make it their mission to go and find the pirate’s long lost treasure. Follow the adventure of these best friends as they set off to find the one thing that might help save their community from being transformed into a golf course.
Starring: Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, Ke Huy Quan, Kerri Green, Josh Brolin
3. Matilda (1996)
Matilda is a gifted child who’s had to put up with being bullied all her young life. But one day, she discovers that she has the power of telekinesis. With her new-found ability, she uses this to help her friends and defend herself from the unkind treatment she has been receiving from her parents.
Starring: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Pam Ferris, Rhea Perlman
4. Notting Hill (1999)
William Thacker is an ordinary book shop owner living in London. His mundane life is upended when his encounter with one of the most famous actresses in the world, Anna Scott, turns into a whole love affair. Coming from completely different lifestyles, the two struggle to navigate the world of romance. With their own fair share of obstacles and heartbreaks that they need to work through, a simple man and a superstar will soon discover that maybe love can really conquer anything.
Starring: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Rhys Ifans
5. Mean Girls (2004)
Cady Heron has been homeschooled in Africa most of her life. So when her parents decide to move back to the US, she’s forced to face the harsh realities of the public high school experience. She quickly learns that there are cliques everywhere, and she luckily finds herself hanging out with the most elite group of them all, The Plastics. However, with drama seemingly following her tail, she’ll soon discover how the notorious group earned their nickname in the first place.
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert
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