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11 Feel-Good Movies for a Chilly Day

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Here is a list of feel-good movies to watch when you're inside, needing a heart-warming story to brighten your day.
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11. "Babe" (1995)

Most people might think that dogs are man’s best friend, but have you ever really chatted with a pig? By the time Babe becomes a world-class sheep-pig, you might just question whether you really want that strip of bacon with breakfast.

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10. "Little Man Tate" (1991)

The mother-son bond is so tangible in this story of Fred, a young genius loner who must navigate the perils of childhood. Don’t forget the tissues with this one.

9. "Rudy" (1993)

Underdog stories rarely come with as much heart as “Rudy,” the tale of a young man with big dreams of playing football for prestigious Notre Dame.

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8. "Wall-E" (2008)

Pixar has no shortage of uplifting films—from “Toy Story” to “Finding Nemo”—but our favorite is this story of a lonely robot who inadvertently becomes an intergalactic hero.

7. "Home Alone" (1990)

Sure, it’s a madcap comedy about a youngster outwitting a pair of bumbling crooks, but at its core, it’s a story of family, togetherness and the magic of Christmas.

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6. "Singin' In the Rain" (1952)

If you’re in the mood for a classic, you can’t go wrong with this upbeat musical starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. We bet you will find yourself singing along!

5. "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991)

This modern classic is equal parts nostalgia, heartbreak and hope. The resilience of the human spirit takes center stage here and is guaranteed to recharge your spirit.

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4. "The Spitfire Grill" (1996)

Who hasn’t needed a ‘do-over?’ Young Percy finds kindness in a small town when she has nowhere to turn, reminding us that grace is always a prayer away.

3. "Hoosiers" (1986)

A ragtag high school basketball team gets inspiration from an unlikely coach in this portrait of true Americana. When the music swells as the team triumphs, your heart will too.

2. "Mr. Holland's Opus" (1995)

Few things in life have the power to heal the way music can. When a brilliant composer finds his calling as a high school music teacher—it proves just how powerful uncharted paths can be.

1. "Field of Dreams" (1989)

Has there ever been a story that inspires us to take a leap of faith quite like “Field of Dreams?” This film dares you to believe when believing seems crazy, to trust when it doesn’t come easy and to believe in angels once again.