February can feel endless sometimes, especially when an extra day is thrown at us. Assignments start to pile up, the harsh winter feels as relentless as ever and Zippy’s still isn’t open for business. Whatever may have you feeling bummed or burned out, it is almost guaranteed that kicking back and watching a good movie can help, even if it is only a little bit. This list below is a compilation of films that will either warm your heart, or help you get in a much-needed laugh.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
This movie will make you smile, laugh and might even make you cry. A dysfunctional family determined to get their adorable daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country road trip in their VW bus. This movie is as wholesome as it gets.
Almost Famous (2000)
Filled with adventure, a great soundtrack and the essence of the ‘70s, this film is bound to make you smile. It follows the story of a high-school boy that is given the incredible opportunity of writing for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming band. The boy accompanies them on tour and makes memories that he will never forget.
An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000)
This animated movie is about a regular kid who goes to college… only to find out that he’ll be attending college alongside his recently fired father. The title of this movie says it all—it’s goofy, a fun watch and pretty brainless.
The 40-Year-Old-Virgin (2005)
What’s funny about a 40-year-old-virgin? Pretty much everything. This film follows a nerdy 40-year-old as his friends pressure him to have sex for the very first time. Doesn’t sound convincing? Steve Carell plays the nerdy guy.
Lost in Translation (2003)
An aging movie star and recently married woman end up crossing paths in Tokyo and form an unlikely bond. Lost in Translation will warm your heart.
By Talulla Torthe