Sometimes life is too hard for us to spend our time watching movies that make us cry or suffer. For this reason, today we bring you a series of movies that will make you smile, not laugh. They play upbeat movies, a genre unto itself.

The good thing about cinema is that there are movies for all audiences. Humorous, horror, love, action, children’s… Whether it’s Disney or Netflix, the production companies do not hesitate to release movies for all tastes. The idea is to make money and this is only possible by reaching the maximum number of viewers.

Today we are going to focus on the movies that make us turn off the television with a smile, and not because we have met, but because the residue that the movie has left us is good. That the world is a more beautiful place than we thought at the beginning of the movie.

As this genre is not one of the most prolific in the sector, the films we have chosen are classics (or almost), so the most likely thing is that they all sound familiar to you. The question is: have you seen them all? If the answer is no, calm down, there is a solution.

All the movies on the list have a link to the platform on which they are uploaded , so we assure you that they are available for streaming to watch today. The only thing is that not all of them are from the same platform, so there is variety (and because not everyone has Netflix).

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Without further ado, let’s go with the movies that always leave a smile when the credits roll. If today you have had one of those bad days, no problem. Here comes Tom Hanks to fix it. 

And when we say Tom Hanks we fall short, since we have Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor, Alan Rickman… There is something about emotional films that, inevitably, are starring industry giants. If you don’t believe us, just keep reading.

Little Miss Sunshine

The Hoovers are a very peculiar family: the grandfather snorts cocaine and swears, the father fails miserably giving courses to achieve success, the mother cannot cope, the uncle is recovering from a frustrated suicide after being abandoned by his boyfriend, the adolescent son reads Nietzsche and remains completely mute.

And Olive, the youngest daughter, a girl with glasses and rather chubby, wants to be a beauty queen. When, thanks to a stroke of luck, she is invited to participate in the ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ pageant in California, she is accompanied by her entire family.

If this crazy synopsis hasn’t gotten your attention, nothing will. Luckily we are talking about a beautiful movie, like a lot of moral and with an ending that inflates the heart. Of course, some tears are going to shed, we already warned you.

You have it available on Disney + within the subscription, but it can also be rented on Apple TV +, Rakuten TV, etc.

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump has suffered from a certain mental retardation since he was little. In spite of everything, thanks to his tenacity and his good heart, he will be the protagonist of crucial events in his country for several decades (wars, demonstrations, etc.).

While many things go through his life on his mind, the beautiful Jenny is always present, his great love since childhood, who together with his mother will be the most important person in his life. We are talking about the most important film in Tom Hanks’ career, which is said to be soon.

Considered one of the great movies of the 20th century, Forrest Gump shows that different movies can be made in Hollywood: beautiful, sensitive, critical and with a great sense of duty.

This is one of those that we find in a lot of services within the catalog: Prime Video, HBO Max and Movistar Plus+. And we have it for rent on Apple TV+, Rakuten TV, Google Play, Microsoft Store, etc.

Love Actually

In London, shortly before Christmas, a series of funny and moving stories are intertwined. “Love, Actually” is an abbreviated way of saying “Love Actually Is All Around” and this is precisely the plot of the movie: wherever you look, you will find love everywhere.

All the characters, each in their own way (a prime minister, an old rock star, a Portuguese maid who only speaks their language), are related to the funniest, saddest, naive and stupid aspects of love. If you haven’t seen this movie at Christmas, remedy it now.

In Spain this film is a classic of every Christmas season. And not because it talks about love, which also, but because it happens during Christmas in the United Kingdom. It is by far one of the greatest films of the 20th century.

Right now we have it available on Movistar Plus+, and to rent on Apple TV+, Rakuten TV, Microsoft Store and Google Play.


Philippe, a millionaire aristocrat who has become a quadriplegic due to a paragliding accident, hires Driss, an immigrant from a slum recently released from prison, as a home caretaker.

Although he doesn’t seem like the most suitable person, the two end up making Vivaldi and Earth Wind and Fire, eloquence and hilarity, tuxedos and tracksuits coexist. Two conflicting worlds that, little by little, get along until they forge a friendship as crazy, fun and solid as it is unexpected, a unique relationship of its kind from which sparks fly.

It premiered in 2011 and conquered the hearts of half the world. After several adaptations in various countries, Untouchable has emerged as the most influential French film of the past decade. And on their own merits.

Oh mama!

Film version of the popular ABBA musical. A young woman who has grown up on a small Greek island, she has been raised by a rebellious and unconventional mother, who has always refused to reveal the identity of her father.

When, finally, it seems that the young woman is about to find out, three possible candidates appear: Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard. Almost nothing. The only thing is that on the other side is Meryl Streep. Almost nothing too.

Not only is it a great movie that leaves a good taste in your mouth and looks optimistically at life. It is also a beautiful musical with the best ABBA songs . So you have a two for one that you will not regret. If you like it a lot, you also have Mamma Mia! 2, but it’s not that good.

The only bad thing is that this movie is not in any catalog, only for rent on : Apple TV +, Rakuten TV, Amazon and Google Play.

Big Fish

William Bloom does not have a very good relationship with his father, but after learning that he is terminally ill, he returns home to be by his side in his last moments. Once again, William will be forced to listen to him as he tells the endless stories of his youth.

But, on this occasion, he will try to find out things that allow him to get to know his father better, although for this he will have to clearly separate reality and fantasy, elements that always appear mixed in his father’s stories.

With a near 8 on Filmaffinity, Big Fish is a lovingly crafted work of art. The protagonist, the always great Ewan McGregor, plays one of the most endearing roles of his career , we attest to it.

The film is on the Spanish reference platform: Filmin. If you don’t know, it is one of the most used in Spain, being ahead of giants like Movistar Plus+ or Apple TV+. The trick is simple, a good catalog and classic movies. But, to what we were going, if you do not have it for rent on Apple TV +, Rakuten TV, Amazon and Google Play.