15 light films that will help you relax and unwind

Have you noticed that the closer the weekend gets, the better your mood?! It’s already Friday, and something fun and joyful is bubbling inside. No, this is not champagne, although it won’t be superfluous either))). Just a pleasant expectation of relaxation and all sorts of interesting things.

Although it also happens that the weekend is just around the corner, but the mood is at zero. You don’t like yourself, but your soul is somehow sad. What to do in this case, how to recharge yourself with positive emotions?

Of course, watch a funny and positive movie! If you choose the right movie, your mood will instantly improve. I have prepared just such a selection for you - 10 comedies for women that will quickly cheer you up.

Fantastic love and where to find it

  • Fantasy, drama, melodrama, comedy.
  • UK, USA, 2021.
  • Duration: 100 min.
  • IMDb: 6.8.

Bella is a charming eccentric who experiences an inexplicable horror of nature. She rents a cozy apartment in the very center of London, one of the conditions of which is to take care of a small garden in the yard. Because of her phobia, the girl completely neglected him. To save her home, Bella will have to not only overcome her fear and put the garden in order, but also make friends with a grumpy neighbor and even fall in love.

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Pretend to be my boyfriend (2013)

Director : David Moreau Cast : Virginie Efira, Pierre Ninet, Charles Berlin

And in third place on our list is a film whose original title is “20 Years Difference.” The film was directed by David Moreau, and the world premiere of the film took place in January 2013.

The plot of the film tells about the editor of a glossy magazine, Alice Lantens. She is quite successful in her work, ambitious, and has a reputation as an “iron lady.” But, one day she had to start an affair with an 18-year-old guy.

The film received muted but mostly positive reviews. This is a good comedy with a non-banal plot. The acting was very good, which was noted by numerous reviews from both critics and viewers.

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Kinopoisk rating: 6.7 IMDb rating: 6.4

Moonrise Kingdom

  • Drama, melodrama, comedy.
  • USA, 2012.
  • Duration: 90 min.
  • IMDb: 7.8.

There is an unprecedented commotion at the Boy Scouts' summer camp: the boy Sam has disappeared. At the same time, on the other end of the island, the Bishop family also raises the alarm: the girl Susie has disappeared somewhere. These two teenagers have been in love with each other for a long time and even managed to plan an escape in order to be alone, away from adults. While their frightened parents, the local sheriff and the camp counselor are looking for them, they enjoy their freedom to the fullest.

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Who's our dad, dude? (2017)

Brothers Peter and Kyle have long been adults, mature men in every sense. They are under 40, but in the soul of every experienced person there still lives a child. For a long time they were convinced that their father died when they were little. But it suddenly turns out that this is an invention of their mother, who is not even exactly sure who her children are from. As a result, the guys decide to find their parent at all costs. The light and unobtrusive heroes of this comedy will not leave you indifferent to their story.

Walk through the woods

  • Drama, comedy, adventure, biography.
  • USA, 2015.
  • Duration: 104 min.
  • IMDb: 6.3.

Aging writer Bill Bryson lived for twenty years in England, far from his homeland. To write a new book about the nature of America, he decides on a bold adventure and invites his alcoholic friend to go on a risky hike along the mountainous Appalachian Trail in search of inspiration.

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Get Married in 3 Days (2009)

Director: Anand Tucker Cast : Amy Adams, Matthew Goode

The seventh place on our list today is a romantic comedy from director Anand Thacker. The slogan of the film: “Anna planned to propose to her boyfriend on February 29th. This is not her boyfriend."

The plot of the film tells about a girl who wanted to propose marriage to her boyfriend. To do this, she needs to come to Dublin. But the trip doesn’t go well and she has to travel across the country.

The film turned out to be very successful. The not trivial plot and its presentation, plus good acting, were able to raise the film above the average level. Critics and audiences were pleased with what they saw on screen. For romance lovers, we have the best love films of the last few years.

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Kinopoisk rating: 7.2 IMDb rating: 6.5

The Incredible Life of Walter Mitty

  • Adventure, melodrama, drama.
  • USA, UK, 2013.
  • Duration: 114 min.
  • IMDb: 7.3.

The life of office worker Walter Mitty is boring and monotonous. He is very lonely, and the only thing that cheers him up is dreams of incredible adventures. However, they suddenly become reality: in order to avoid being fired, Walter goes on a dangerous journey through the amazingly beautiful Iceland.

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"I'm sorry to trouble you"

The feature-length debut of director Boots Riley tells the story of an unlucky black guy who is given a chance to dramatically change his life. Cash gets a job in the sales department and, as part of his job, is forced to call clients. Success comes to the guy after he uses his “white voice” (played by another actor) to communicate, and his bosses offer him a lucrative but risky part-time job.

The film premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Fantastic beasts and where to find them

  • Fantasy, adventure, family.
  • USA, UK, 2021.
  • Duration: 133 min.
  • IMDb: 7.4.

Famous magical zoologist Newt Scamander comes to New York to take part in a special magical congress and meet with an influential official. He carries with him a magical suitcase filled to the brim with all sorts of incredible creatures. Of course, they cannot sit still quietly: at the first opportunity they break free, causing their owner a lot of trouble.

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Murder Mystery (2019)

  • Rating: IMDb – 6.0
  • KinoPoisk – 6.3

New York cop Nick Spitz and his charming wife Audrey go on a romantic trip to Europe. On the plane they meet billionaire Charles Cavendish, who invites them onto his yacht.

On board the ship, the heroes meet several other characters, including a famous actress, a racing driver, a colonel and even a maharaja. They all came to the wedding of Malcolm Queens, Cavendish's uncle.

In the midst of a wedding party on the yacht, the lights suddenly went out. And when it caught fire again, Uncle Malcolm was killed. Suspicion of his death fell on Nick and Audrey. And now they need to prove their innocence, and at the same time find the real criminal.


  • Melodrama, comedy.
  • USA, 2015.
  • Duration: 121 min.
  • IMDb: 7.1.

Ben Whitaker is very bored in retirement. Traveling, favorite books and watching good films do not give him any pleasure, but only make him sad. He literally feels how life flies by. In an attempt to get rid of this oppressive feeling, Ben decides to get a job in a fashion store in order to bring at least some benefit.

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Promising does not mean getting married (2008)

Director: Ken Kuo Starring : Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson

The 2008 romantic comedy is now in ninth place on our list. The plot of the film was based on the book of the same name, written by the writers of the TV series Sex and the City.

The film will tell us fascinating and romantic stories of several people - the main characters. They all live in Baltimore and are between 20 and 30 years old. And they all want the same thing - to find love.

The film adaptation of the book turned out to be decent. It didn’t have enough stars from the sky, but as a film of its “weight category” and genre, the picture turned out to be quite good. A good selection and performance of actors deserve recognition from both viewers and critics.

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Kinopoisk rating: 7.1 IMDb rating: 6.4

Hunt for the savages

  • Drama, comedy, adventure.
  • New Zealand, 2021.
  • Duration: 101 min.
  • IMDb: 7.9.

Ricky Baker is an orphan and a real bully, constantly playing all sorts of dirty tricks on those around him. This is why finding his parents is so difficult. Bella and her strange husband Huck are the only ones who are ready to accept the boy. At first everything goes well, but one day Ricky runs away into the forest, and Huck begins to be suspected of kidnapping him.

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Rock wave

What could be more inspiring than good music? The heroes of the film “Rock Wave” clearly decided that it was nothing. It's the 60s, rock is developing in the UK, but the official channels are not yet ready to admit it. But for small radio stations it was dawn time. The film is about a pirate radio that broadcasts from a ship in the North Sea. The ship has its own life, generously seasoned with good music. The film will be remembered for its story, chic dialogues and excellent aftertaste - like after a good wine.

Sing Street

  • Drama, melodrama, comedy.
  • Ireland, UK, USA, 2021.
  • Duration: 106 min.
  • IMDb: 8.0.

Due to financial difficulties, Conor is forced to change his elite school to an ordinary one. In a new place he is not greeted in the best way, but life suddenly presents the teenager with a pleasant surprise. He falls in love with an unapproachable girl, for whose sake he is even ready to form his own rock band.

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Killers (2010)

Director: Robert Luketic Starring: Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher

The fourth place on our list today goes to the American comedy of 2010. The film stars Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher. And the slogan of the film: “Their ideal marriage can only be saved ....”

The story tells us about Spencer, a professional killer who, during one mission, meets a girl and gives up his job for her. But many are not satisfied with this, and they announce a reward for his head.

The film turned out to be quite good, it is full of humor and good plot twists. And the acting only emphasizes the motive of the film. In general: critics and viewers were pleased with this film project.

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Kinopoisk rating: 6.3 IMDb rating: 5.4

With love, Rosie

  • Melodrama, comedy.
  • Germany, Great Britain, 2014.
  • Duration: 102 min.
  • IMDb: 7.2.

Rosie and Alex have been friends since childhood and are so close that they know almost everything about each other. They dream that after graduation they will go to the USA together to continue their studies there. But the graduation party crosses out all their plans and separates them from each other for a long time.

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The Craziest Wedding (2019)

The Verney family grew up with four beautiful daughters. But when they decide to get married, they quite surprise their parents, native Frenchmen, because they bring grooms of different nationalities to the house. Having somehow coped with this shock, the mother and father learn that their girls are not only getting married, but are also planning to leave their native France. We need to come up with something urgently!

Moonlight magic

  • Melodrama, comedy.
  • USA, UK, 2014.
  • Duration: 90 min.
  • IMDb: 6.6.

There is no such charlatan or magician in the world that the illusionist Stanley could not expose. Except perhaps for the young spiritualist Sophie, who conquered a famous and influential family with her outstanding abilities. In his attempts to unravel the girl’s secret and bring her to light, Stanley himself does not notice how he begins to feel sympathy for her.

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Frozen from Miami (2008)

Director : Jonas Elmer Starring : Renee Zellweger, Siobhan Felon, Frances Conroy

Second place in the list of the best films for a good mood is taken by a film from director Jonas Elmer, originally from America. The main roles in this film were played by Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr.

The story of the film tells us about a girl, Lucy Hill, who loves dresses, warm weather and is quite happy with life in Miami. But one day she is sent to the distant and cold lands of Minnesota on a business trip.

The film turned out to be mediocre. The idea of ​​the film is quite banal and even good acting could not raise the film above average. Critics and audiences reacted to the film with restraint and Minnesota coldness. We also advise you to familiarize yourself with the list of comedy films, the best of their genre.

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Kinopoisk rating: 6.1 IMDb rating: 5.6

Belle and Sebastian

If you miss childhood or are looking for how to show the beauty of the world and the breadth of the human soul to a child, the Belle and Sebastian trilogy is perfect. This story will show the kindness and courage of a child, teach something and shock you with incredible alpine landscapes. The film will appeal to both children and adults, and the second part of “Belle and Sebastian. The Adventure Continues" can now be seen in cinemas.

"Big Snatch" (2000)

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"Big jackpot"

The 2000 film, starring Jason Statham as a boxer and Brad Pitt as a rugged wanderer, is Guy Ritchie's classic sitcom crime comedy, packed with disparaging one-liners. “Should I call you bullet teeth?” Avi Denovitz asks character Vinnie Jones in one scene. “You can call me Susan if it makes you happy,” he replies sarcastically. In many ways, the film sets itself the same goals and objectives as Ritchie’s previous film, “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” but “Snatch” imprinted a very British and very funny sarcasm in the history of cinema.

"Lady Bird" (2017)

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"Lady Bird"

Greta Gerwig's drama about a pretentious but charming teenager who demands her family name her Ladybug was a breakthrough. Gerwig's directorial debut vividly reflects all the vicissitudes of late adolescence - it is a war to victory between parents and children. Saoirse Ronan's lead role is great in its own right, but the sparring matches between her and her mother (played to perfection by Laurie Metcalf) are pure comedy, such as the scene in which Ladybug falls out of a car at full speed. Timothée Chalamet, Lucas Hedges and Beanie Feldstein also performed brilliantly in their roles.

"Birdman" (2014)

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The film, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, won four Oscars in 2015: best picture, best director, best screenplay and best cinematography. This again showed how much Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood, even if those movies make fun of Hollywood. A documentary chronicling the rehearsals of a Broadway play, Birdman focuses on the story of fallen actor Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) and his return to the stage. Throughout the film he is haunted by the superhero he once played. A surreal and dark comedy, which also gave us incredible examples of acting from Emma Stone and Edward Norton - their characters are caricatures of this strange world that we are still forced to observe.

"Gloria Bell" (2018)

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This is an almost frame-by-frame remake of the 2013 Spanish film Gloria, created by the original director Sebastian Lelio in collaboration with the indie studio A24, which has several hits (for example, the TV series Euphoria and the film The Lighthouse). The main character, stunningly played by Julianne Moore, is a middle-aged divorcee enjoying the life, freedom and parties of Los Angeles until she meets a soul mate with whom she begins a rocky relationship. The film has a rather light narrative, turning the typical serious theme of single women into a comedy, sometimes reminiscent of classic films about male adventures, and it is done in the best possible way.

Invisible side

The Blind Side brought Sandra Bullock an Oscar, and deservedly so. There is Michael - a big, even huge teenager who has no one, but has the talent to play football. And there is a prosperous family with two children who are a little interested in football. Their destinies intersect at school and change - Sandra Bullock’s heroine simply cannot leave her child, albeit a big one, on the street. A very kind and touching film that shows that anyone can accomplish a feat.

Forrest Gump

The story of “Forrest Gump” is now known to everyone - a weak-minded guy is distinguished by his kindness, nobility, ingenuousness and amazing ability to get involved in adventures. He becomes a soldier, a football player, a millionaire, meets a lot of people and makes a lot of discoveries. This film can not only inspire the viewer with the joy of life, but also significantly change their outlook on life, and the words “Run, Forrest, Run” will remain in the memory for a long time.

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