Best Happy Movies

  • Mamma Mia!

    Mamma Mia! (PG-13, 2008)

    Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters
    Longing to discover the identity of her true father before she exchanges her wedding vows, the daugh... read moreter of a once-rebellious single mother secretly invites a trio of paternal candidates to her upcoming wedding in this feature adaptation of the beloved stage musical. Independent-minded single mother Donna (Meryl Streep) has always done her best to raise her spirited daughter, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), while simultaneously running a successful hotel on a small Greek island, but now the time has come for this hardworking mom to finally let go. In just a few days, Sophie will be married, and Donna will stand by bittersweetly as her little girl takes flight. Of course, Donna's lifelong friends Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski) will both be present at the wedding, but unbeknownst to the mother, Sophie has furtively invited three very special guests of her own. When Sophie walks down the aisle on that fateful day, she wants her father to hand her off. The only problem is that Donna has never revealed the true identity of Sophie's father, leaving the resourceful future bride to narrow the list down to three potential candidates. Now, as three key figures from Donna's past return to the picturesque Mediterranean shores they all walked 20 years prior, one beautiful bride will discover the secret of her past while one lonely mother finds out that it's never too late for a little romance. Phyllida Lloyd, director of both the original London sensation as well as the hit Broadway incarnation, makes her feature directorial debut with this big-screen version of the beloved musical featuring 22 classic ABBA hits. Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, and Dominic Cooper co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb848165243: . However, there is a dark cloud overshadowing fun loving, happy go lucky Sophie?s life ? she does not know who her father is. It is her dearest wish to be wa
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb100001499024504
      fb100001499024504: Lots of fun! The best happy film I've seen in ages.
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • hermydivya
      hermydivya: loved the actress, a very happy n fun movie, beautiful island n the abba songs r sung very well
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Hairspray

    Hairspray (PG, 2007)

    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden
    Adam Shankman's adaptation of the stage musical Hairspray, itself an adaptation of the non-musical J... read moreohn Waters film of the same name, stars Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad, an overweight high-school student whose only dream is to be on a local Baltimore teen dance program. While her father (Christopher Walken) tells her to follow her dreams, her mother Edna (John Travolta in drag) reminds her that she doesn't look like the girls on that show. After impressing the show's host (James Marsden), Tracy earns a coveted spot on the program, but when she becomes a popular addition to the cast, she earns the wrath of the prettiest girl in school -- a girl whose mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) just happens to operate the local television station. Tracy's visit to detention hall opens her eyes to the racial tension on the show, as does the budding relationship between her best friend (Amanda Bynes) and an African-American boy named Seaweed (Elijah Kelley). Thus empowered, Tracy attempts to integrate the races on her favorite program. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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      fb1040640008: Happy! I love musicals, and I love Hairspray, so this worked! I wish I could have seen some of the
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
    • fb1533041542
      fb1533041542: Such a happy, fun filled movie it just makes you feel cheerful
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • Lunarastic
      Lunarastic: . If ur down u should definatley watch this cause it makes u happy :)
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Revolutionary Road

    Revolutionary Road (R, 2008)

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn
    Titanic shipmates Kathy Bates, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Winslet step onboard for director Sam Men... read moredes' tale of suburban malaise in 1950s-era Connecticut. Adapted from the classic 1961 novel by author Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road tells the tale of a young Connecticut couple whose once-idealistic relationship steadily deteriorates into a ceaseless cycle of petty jealousy and bickering as they strive to retain their independence in the conformity-obsessed world of picket fences and perfectly manicured lawns. Ever since they first met, Frank (DiCaprio) and April (Winslet) saw themselves as special and different. They strive to form their relationship around higher ideals, though upon moving into their new home on Revolutionary Road, the defiant couple pledges never to be confined by the social conventions of the era. As time passes, however, Frank and April gradually become the very thing that they both feared most -- a typical suburban family complete with abandoned dreams and faded hopes. Frank loses his nerve after taking a comfortable job with a reliable salary, and April morphs into an unsatisfied homemaker desperate for passion and excitement. But April's independent spirit hasn't been suffocated just yet, and when she hatches a plan to head for Paris, her need to escape at all costs stands in direct contrast to Frank's desire to hold on to what they already have. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb755078042: definite fate for everyone who is living within it, as we see others in this world that seems to be happy and safe living with this lifestyle. True, it can be seen as a form of denial, but the film ne
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • fb649860577
      fb649860577: . Both actors were great.
      I liked the fact that it didn't have a happy ending, it was different.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • fb629629583
      fb629629583: .... The film itself was a good psychological drama. Who likes that will be happy ....
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Road

    The Road (R, 2009)

    Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce
    A father (Viggo Mortensen) and son make their way across a post-apocalyptic United States in hopes o... read moref finding civilization amongst the nomadic cannibal tribes in 2929 Productions' adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's thrilling Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road. John Hillcoat (The Proposition) directs from a screenplay provided by Joe Penhall. Charlize Theron co-stars in the Dimension Films release. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
    • dylanramirez
      dylanramirez: . It won't leave you feeling happy but it's still an amazing movie.
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
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      fb1172022097: . There's just no happy endings here, which makes this one of the most depressing movies I've seen since Johnny Got Hi
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb100000653233792: movie that I almost got choked up watching, nothing gets sugar-coated though so if you're a fan of happy go lucky endings avoid this one.
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
  • 50 First Dates

    50 First Dates (PG-13, 2004)

    Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Lusia Strus
    Re-teaming Adam Sandler with Drew Barrymore, his co-star from The Wedding Singer, as well as Peter S... read moreegal, his director on Anger Management, Fifty First Dates finds the funnyman playing veterinarian Henry Roth. More than content with a life of one-night-stands, Henry decides to give up his noncommittal lifestyle when he meets and falls for Lucy (Barrymore). However, when he discovers that Lucy has no short term memory, Henry finds himself having to win her heart again with every new day. Sean Astin and Rob Schneider also star. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
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      fb682314022: ow with work, love, and inventiveness, even the worst, hardest things in life can be overcdome with happy endings.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb693147766
      fb693147766: All of the Happy Madison folks on the islands. Fun flick!
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb1028665934: . It was nice, but it needed a happy ending.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Last Kiss

    The Last Kiss (R, 2006)

    Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Casey Affleck, Rachel Bilson, Michael Weston
    A successful 30-year-old (Zach Braff) with a the perfect girlfriend (Jacinda Barrett) and a lucrativ... read moree outlook on life struggles with the increasing pressures of adulthood as he weighs the merits of settling down with the woman who loves him against risking it all to be with a comely co-ed (Rachel Bilson) in director Tony Goldwyn's remake of Gabriele Muccino's 2001 comedy drama. Crash and Million Dollar Baby screenwriter Paul Haggis adapts a script originally penned by Italian filmmaker Muccino, and Casey Affleck, Blythe Danner, Eric Christian Olsen, and Tom Wilkinson co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • ajaymuthecooldevils
      ajaymuthecooldevils: the feelings of somebody they love but they don't care about it, they just think that 'at least I'm happy'... The cast were did a brilliant job, they did this movie like it's happening to their real l
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • scattergood07
      scattergood07: Love this film, love Braff, and the ending is so softly happy its fantastic.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • paulazone
      paulazone: ... not happy and lite, but serious and real!
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (R, 2007)

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney, Michael Shannon
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, and Marisa Tomei star in director Sidney Lumet's... read more thriller concerning two brothers who hatch a plan to rob their parent's jewelry store. When the job goes awry, the entire family is set on a collision course with tragedy. Andy (Hoffman) is an overextended broker in desperate need of some cash. His brother, Hank (Hawke), isn't much better off, so when Andy hatches a plan to rob their parent's modest jewelry store, it seems like a foolproof way to make a quick buck. But Andy's trophy wife, Gina (Tomei), is secretly sleeping with libidinous younger brother Hank, and when the robbery proves a complete disaster it isn't long before loyalties start to shift. Now Andy and Hank's father, Charles (Finney), is determined to make the unidentified robbers pay for their crime. What's a father to do when he discovers that the ones he loves have become his worst enemies? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
  • Closer

    Closer (R, 2004)

    Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen, Colin Stinton
    Patrick Marber's acclaimed stage drama about the romantic interactions of four people has been given... read more a reverent screen adaptation by director and producer Mike Nichols. Dan (Jude Law) is a writer in London who wants to finish a novel, but in the meantime supports himself by writing obituaries. One day he chances upon Alice (Natalie Portman), a beautiful young American expatriate, working as a stripper, when he sees her get hit by a car. Alice immediately falls for Dan, and gives him her love without reservation. Dan is initially enchanted with Alice, and returns her affection, but while she inspires him to write his novel (based on her life), her neediness begins to wear on him. Anna (Julia Roberts) is a photographer who is hired to take a portrait of Dan for the dust jacket of his book; Dan is attracted to her easy confidence, and while the two of them flirt, Anna soon (inadvertently through Dan's playful machinations) meets Larry (Clive Owen), a dermatologist, and marries him. Dan can't get Anna out of his mind even though she's married, and the two become lovers, but Dan is frustrated by the fact that Anna is reluctant to leave Larry for him. Patrick Marber wrote the screenplay for this adaptation of Closer; it was the playwright's first feature-film credit. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • InfamousHugo
      InfamousHugo: .»

      Dan: «I apologize. If you love her you'll let her go so she can be happy

      Larry: «She doesn't want to be happy

      Dan: «Everybody wants to be happy

      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • jasonross23
      jasonross23: Not a happy movie, but I liked the way it was done.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • lemuelmaigue
      lemuelmaigue: . It could have been a happy ending for the four of them but the desire of Larry to Anna, all with the fault of Dan, compli
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • The Painted Veil

    The Painted Veil (PG-13, 2006)

    Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Toby Jones, Diana Rigg
    A couple with a broken relationship learns some valuable lessons about love, life, and sacrifice in ... read morethis romantic drama based on a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. It's 1925, and Dr. Walter Fane (Edward Norton) is a physician and bacteriologist who has become smitten with Kitty (Naomi Watts), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy and socially prominent family. Walter proposes marriage to Kitty and she accepts; however, while he clearly loves her, Kitty is more interested in her reputation than Walter's feelings, as she's recently turned 25, an age by which most of her peers have already wed. Kitty and Walter move to Shanghai, where he sets up a practice and she takes a lover, the British Vice Consul Charles Townsend (Liev Schreiber). When Walter learns of his wife's infidelity, he becomes furious, and impulsively volunteers to travel to China to work in a village stricken with a major cholera epidemic. While Walter's actions are meant to punish Kitty rather than reflect his own benevolence, the daily trials of living in a community in crisis have a striking impact on the couple, giving them a new and deeper perspective on their relationship. The Painted Veil is the third screen adaptation of Maugham's best-selling novel of the same name; a 1934 version starred Greta Garbo and Herbert Marshall, while Eleanor Parker and Bill Travers played the leads in a 1957 remake titled The Seventh Sin. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb7705465: This isn't the movie I was expecting it to be, and I'm happy about that. The scenery and acting were amazing, and I just really enjoyed watching the movie.
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
    • bmcirillo
      bmcirillo: This isn't the movie I was expecting it to be, and I'm happy about that. The scenery and acting were amazing, and I just really enjoyed watching the movie.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • sdoepel
      sdoepel: . I must say, though, it's not a happy, feel good type of movie as it revolves around a bacteriologist who is having marital issues i
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

    Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (G, 2007)

    Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman, Zach Mills, Ted Ludzik
    The eccentric owner of a magical toy store surprises the shop's manager by turning over ownership to... read more her in a warm-hearted comedy fantasy directed by Zach Helm and starring Jason Bateman, Dustin Hoffman, and Natalie Portman. Portman plays the manager of the store that seems to be a reflection of the people who run it, and Bateman stars as the detail-oriented accountant assigned the task of assessing the establishment's monetary value. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • NickCoalNoir
      NickCoalNoir: . The messages in it are universal and it just made me happy. :) I highly recommend it, for children and adults alike.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • duckallama
      duckallama: this movie is sooooo happy. i love it.. i want his eyebrows
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • danzigslucifuge
      danzigslucifuge: even my mates 7 year old son was happy to walk out on this movie
      Reviewed 5 years days ago