Top 5 movies on living a happy life

Grab some popcorn, take a seat and get ready to grin until your cheeks hurt.

Movies are the considerable retreat. They take us to spots we’ve never been and will probablly never go. They allow us relish heart-racing enthusiasm without ever vacating our stools and can even inspire us to try new things.

Of course, not all movies are developed equal—some are constructed to make us believe, some to make us moan, some to make us stunned of ever taking a shower again. Yet others make us want to get up on a table and dance! Or hug the person in the theater next to us with happy tears in our eyes as the closing credits roll. They occupy the magic of childhood or the indescribable moment of falling in love. They bring us elegance, symphony, emotion. With that in mind, here’s a glimpse at 5 of the happiest movies ever made.

1. Little Miss Sunshine

Anyone who has taken a family road trip knows how rapidly anxieties rise. Hardly is conflict as funny or heartwarming as in this dysfunctional family quest set on the way to a beauty pageant. As the journey unfolds, the familial quirkiness comes to be endearing and, eventually, we’re reminded of the true significance of family and the happiness of inhabiting life on your own terms.

2. Love Actually

Although it takes place at Christmas time and has become a holiday favorite, Love Actually brings benevolence to man (and woman) year-round. Concealed as a romantic comedy, the film is, in fact, an analysis of the different types of love that attach us all. Showing a sprawling cast of beloved British actors falling in and out of various states of love, it is a reminder of how uncomfortable, enraging, funny and awarding relationships can be.

3. Good Will Hunting

Who knew that a movie about a guy doing math problems could turn into such a favorite classic? This movie resounds for many justifications, from its stellar cast (Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams) and vigorous dialog to the apparent message about being true to yourself and pursuing the path that’s right for you.

4. Forrest Gump

Watching this movie brings about those feelings of celebration, regardless of which underlying composition you choose to focus on: the significance of love and friendship; the importance of admitting your passions guide you; or the beauty of a good heart and good expectations. It’s a great reminder that we don’t have to “be” better to “do” nicely in life.

5. Despicable Me

The battle of good vs. evil has been advancing since the beginning of time, but rarely does it play out with such entertaining characters. This animated film plays it for laughs but still organizes to send the very clear message that anyone—even a supervillain—can have a change of heart, and that we can find love in the most uncertain ways at the most unexpected times. Plus, who doesn't love a minion?