films that feel like a hug

someone on twitter was in need of "if kindness was a movie" kinda films so here's a few. some might be a bit sad in places, but ultimately they make feel relieved/happy/comforted in some way by the end.

sorted alphabetically

  • About Time
  • Before Sunrise
  • Before We Go
  • Begin Again
  • Big Hero 6
  • Brigsby Bear
  • Brother Bear
  • Chef
  • Chungking Express
  • Columbus
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Dumbo
  • Faces Places
  • Happy Feet
  • Her
  • Her: Love in the Modern Age
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Keeping the Faith
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Lady Bird
  • Love, Simon
  • Mary and the Witch's Flower
  • Matilda
  • Obvious Child
  • Paddington
  • Paddington 2
  • Paterson
  • Ratatouille
  • Short Term 12
  • Skate Kitchen
  • The Big Sick
  • The Old Man & the Gun
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Two Night Stand
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • Cool Runnings