It’s hard to keep track of time when watching TV shows because one episode leads to another when one plot ends, another one arises, and before you know it, you’ve moved from one season to another. Are you one of those people who feels that TV shows are too much of a commitment? Do you prefer watching movies instead? If so, this post is for you.
Movies have been around for a long time. The first movie ever made was in the year 1888, and it was a silent motion picture. From 1888 to 2022, we’ve come a long way with silent motion pictures no longer being made. It has now been replaced by genres such as Drama, Horror, Action, Thriller, Romance, Science Fiction, Romance, etc.
Movies are known to be a source of inspiration and imagination, and if you’re ever feeling down or unmotivated, movies never fail to serve as a pick-me-up. Here are a few movies with the most wholesome stories, that will definitely bring a smile to your face.
Mary is a young 7-year-old girl, who has an exceptional talent for mathematics. She’s what many would call Gifted. Her uncle wishes to raise her as a normal kid, but when her grandmother is notified of her exceptional math mind, she wishes to give her the education she shows the aptitude for. Mary’s grandmom and uncle go head to head in a custody battle as light is shed on old evidence, and relationships are tested.
This is the perfect movie to watch for family movie nights, on your own if you just wanna watch a happy-go-lucky movie, and especially if you’re a Chris Evans fan.
2. The Intern
At 70 years, Ben Whittaker, a true gentleman, realizes that he cannot enjoy retirement like his peers. When an internship advertisement for senior citizens is posted, he uses the opportunity to become a senior intern at an Online Fashion Website owned by Jules Ostin. Hard-working, tensed, constantly stressed out young Jules Ostin, although not too keen on hiring Ben at first, has deep, personal conversations and develops a wholesome platonic relationship with Ben, who has seen it all.
This movie is the definition of wholesome and is sure to boost your mood. Although a comedy-drama, this movie can be enjoyed by anyone at all!
Ben and Jules
3. The Devil Wears Prada
Merryl Streep as a girl boss — If you haven’t watched this movie you’re missing out on one of the modern classics.
Andy, an aspiring journalist comes to New York and begins her professional life as an assistant to the famous magazine editor, Miranda Priestly to gain work experience. Miranda is a lot of things. Cruel and a She-monster, among other things. When Andy becomes her assistant, Miranda picks apart every little flaw Andy has, sends her on multiple impossible missions and wild goose chases, and makes her work like no other assistant has, ever before. Under Miranda’s influence, her professional life starts affecting her personal life in terms of her personality, her choices, and on a larger note, her personality. When Andy realizes these changes, what is she going to do about it? Can her choices be undone?
You’ll be sure to enjoy this if you enjoy comedy dramas such as Confessions of a Shopaholic and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
4. Second Act
This is not a very well-known movie but it has a strong message. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Milo Ventimiglia, and Vanessa Hudgens, this movie addresses the flaw in our system, which is not considering street smarts as equivalent to educational qualifications. Maya, one of the smartest people known to her loved ones, has never been to college, but she’s smart nonetheless. With a fake profile, she lands a job at a corporate firm and uses this opportunity to protect her truth as one to prove the value of being street-smart.
5. Love, Simon
June is Pride Month, the last recommendation is the movie Love, Simon. If you haven’t watched this movie already, you definitely should. Love, Simon, follows the story of a high school boy, Simon, who struggles with his friendships and family, while exploring, yet protecting his secret of being gay. When the cat’s out of the bag, how will everyone react? Will his near and dear ones stand by him?
If you’re in the process of educating yourself to commemorate pride month, or if you’re interested in hearing the struggles of a closeted young gay boy, and you enjoy genres such as teen drama and romance, this movie is for you.
Love Simon's main characters
Be sure to give one of these recommendations a go if you’re ever feeling down, or need some motivation.
Authored By: Ayra Kamal
Edited By: Uddantika Kashyap