Turning on the news today should come with a warning: "will cause deep depression and despair, turn back now." And, with things looking so bleak, it can be tough to find some happiness on your screen. But that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Netflix exists. To help you get away from this hellscape for an hour or two, here are 17 happy movies on Netflix to put you in an amazing mood, and get you ready to take on the real world. They might not fix the world around you, but they will put a smile on your face.
Never underestimate the power of a happy movie. Movies that leave you feeling weightless, giddy, happy, in love, or just plain good can change your entire day. Particularly powerful ones can even change your life — like, The Princess Bride, which will make you believe in fairytales, or Pirates of the Caribbean, which will make you think that drunk pirates are charming. Of course, not all happy movies are full of only happy moments — these are films, after all. But, happy movies all have one very important thing in common: a nice ending that will leave a twinkle in your eye and warmth in your heart. Next time you're having a bad day, start your way down these 17 happy movies on Netflix to put you in a good mood, and then repeat as necessary.