Your Happy Place

Readers share their favourite feel-good movies, books, songs and podcasts. Plus, Good’s Happiness playlist.

Compiled by Carolyn Enting



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We asked you, our wonderful Good readers, to share your favourite happy books, movies, songs and podcasts, what makes you feel happy – and the results are in! Big thanks to those who responded to our online survey. We believe you can never have too many suggestions for creating more feel-good moments and hope each of you makes more happy discoveries here. Your fave feel-good films · Love Actually · Mamma Mia · Downton Abbey · The Castle · Shirley Valentine · The Holiday · Grease · Labyrinth · Under the Tuscan Sun · Mrs Doubtfire · Four Weddings and a Funeral · The Sound of Music · Dirty Dancing · Bridget Jones’s Diary · 10 Things I Hate About You · Flashdance · Bridesmaids · Amélie · Robin Hood: Men in Tights Pick-me-up TV shows · Call the Midwife · Friends · Virgin River · Escape to the Chateau · Emily in Paris · Are You Being Served? · The Big Bang Theory · Taskmaster · Gilmore Girls · MasterChef Top 30 happy playlist Happy – Pharrell Williams · · Feeling Good – Nina Simone · I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown · Beautiful Day – U2 · Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gave & Tammi Terrell · On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons · Always on My Mind – Tiki Taane · Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves · Sunshine on the Water – Tama Waipara · Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen · No Matter What – Boyzone · Uptown Girl – Billy Joel · I’m Still Standing – Elton John · Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond · Cover Me in Sunshine – P!nk, Willow Sage Hart · You Are Everything to Me – The Real Thing · Woke Up Late – Drax Project · Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman · Better – Khalid · Midnight Sky – Miley Cyrus · April Sun in Cuba – Dragon · Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham! · Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake · Cecilia – Simon and Garfunkel · Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra · I Am Woman – Helen Reddy · Beautiful – Carole King · It’s a Beautiful Day – Michael Bublé · Mysterious Girl – Peter Andre · Simply the Best – Tina Turner 12 feel-good reads · Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon · Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert · The Practice of Happiness by John Kehoe · A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson · The Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley · A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle · Dear Fatty by Dawn French · You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero · Breath by James Nestor · Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty · Infinite Self by Stuart Wilde · Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer Podcasts to uplift and inspire · 11:11 with Rachel Hunter and Emma Mildon · Straight Up with Niva and Beatrice · Self Love with Kim Morrison · Deliciously Ella with Ella Mills · Happier with Gretchen Rubin · The Happy Saver with Ruth · Feel Better Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee · Sattva Soul with Celine Wallace · Thrive TV Show with Lauren Parsons · The Girls Uninterrupted with Brodie Kane, Caitlin Marett and Gracie Taylor · No Filter with Mia Freedman · Reiki Radio with Yolanda Williams · Happy Place with Fearne Cotton · Hamish & Andy with Hamish Blake and Andy Lee · SmartLess with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett · Table Manners with Jessie and Lennie Ware · Oprah Super Soul with Oprah Winfrey · Unlocking Us with Brené Brown · The Life Coach School with Brooke Castillo · Infinite Potential with Deepak Chopra · Huberman Lab with Dr Andrew Huberman · Toni and Ryan with Toni Lodge and Ryan Jon · Stitch Wish Radio with Christi Johnson