One universal truth is that there is always a movie to watch that fits your mood. Whether you’re in need of some motivation,a good scare, or (The most common) something to cheer you up.

Listed below are my picks for the best movies to watch when you’re feeling a little down.

Aladdin (1992)


Disney movies always seem to help cheer me up, something about the bright colors, and magical story lines just work for me. Aladdin is by far my favorite Disney movie and reminds me of my childhood days, when life was simple and without care. Also Robin Williams as Genie is just incredible. (They actually animated Genie around Robin Williams improved lines)

The Princess Bride (1987)


The Princess Bride is one of those timeless classics, that touches on a bunch of different genres, it beautifully melds together action, romance, sci-fi, thriller, etc. It’s no wonder this movie has stood the test of time, it’s now considered a cult classic, and is regularly in the news. It’s too bad the Dread Pirate Roberts (Cary Elwes) went on to play the jerk meteorologist in Twister (1996).

Raiders of the Lost Ark – Indiana Jones (1981)

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A Steven Spielberg classic and one of my favorite movies of all times! Raiders of the Lost Ark is the definition of Action/Adventure movie. Booby traps and buried treasure, this movie will make you forget about everything else going on in your life and will whisk you away into a heart racing adventure where you join Indiana Jones as he scours the earth in pursuit of treasure while batting the quintessential bad guy, the Nazi’s, all the while saving a damsel in distress.

Back to the Future (1985)


Something about movies made in the 80’s always cheers me up, the funny clothes, outdated views on the world, and old sayings, put a smile on my face. Back to the Future is a classic, Marty McFly and the mad scientist Dr. Emmett Brown, team up to get into trouble when the doctor creates a functioning time machine out of a DeLorean, Marty is sent back in time and the shenanigans commence.