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Movies with a happy ending: 25 films in which everything is guaranteed to be fine

tv-media.at ›published on by Angelika Marton / Karin Tauner

Everything will be fine! - We hear and say these words often these days and thus also give hope to our fellow human beings in difficult times. Hollywood artists and creative minds with happy-ending films have always taken on the task of getting us out of our reality - even if only for the duration of the film - and allowing us to experience real happiness for a while. That alone can help to regain new hope and to believe the formula “everything will be fine” a little more. Because we are convinced that films with a happy end help in every phase of life, we have listed the 25 best films with guaranteed good results for you.

THE 25 BEST MOVIES WITH A GUARANTEED HAPPY END:

Films worth seeing that show that everything can still turn out fine - we have ranked the titles according to their IMDb rating:

1) Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

IMDb assessment: 7,4/10

What's the matter?
Cal Weaver's (Steve Carell) life, satisfactory in every way, is just perfect: a well-paying job, a happy marriage to childhood sweetheart Emily (Julianne Moore), and two wonderful children aged 13 and 17. But appearances are deceptive: Emily is probably not completely happy with her husband and throws herself into a hot night with her attractive colleague (Kevin Bacon). Then she reveals to the surprised Cal that she wants a divorce. Freshly arrived in the single world, the abandoned Cal withdraws pouting evening after evening in a bar. One night Cal, who is rather clumsy when it comes to flirting, meets the womanizer Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Jacob takes Cal under his wing and shows him what being single has to offer. But Cal only wants one thing: back to his old love ...

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

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2) Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

IMDb assessment: 7,3/10

What's the matter?
Joyful excitement among the noble ladies at the court of Leonato, Governor of Messina: Due to the glorious return of Don Pedro von Arragon (Denzel Washington) and his followers - including Claudio (Robert Sean Leonard) and Benedikt (Kenneth Branagh) - a battle is possible do not take this one to invite the men to his estate. It doesn't take long for Claudio and Leonato's daughter Hero (Kate Beckinsale) to spark - with the governor's blessing, they get engaged. Then the lovebirds think about pairing up the bachelor Benedikt: of all things, with Leonato's cheeky niece Beatrice (Emma Thompson), a declared man hater! The two have been engaged in polished (gender) verbal battles since the heroes' arrival. While Don Pedro wants to help their love on the jumps, his half-brother Don Juan (Keanu Reeves) brings restlessness into the game of emotions ... Director Kenneth Branagh dusted off the great Shakespeare theater classic and staged a wonderfully witty and brisk pleasure. Worth seeing!

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3) 10 Things I hate about you (1999)

IMDb assessment: 7,3/10

What's the matter?
High school beauty Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) is only allowed to date boys when her older sister Kat (Julia Stiles), who is decried as an unruly scraper at school, is on a date - a rule of the strict gynecologist dad (Larry Miller ) who is afraid of an unwanted pregnancy for his youngest. So Bianca's admirers resort to a ruse: They pay the rebellious Feschak Patrick (Heath Ledger) to make the wild Kat beautiful eyes. It slowly begins to open up, but of course what is really behind Patrick's advances does not remain hidden for long ... William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew in the high school milieu: refreshing fun with groovy music, personable actors and lively verbal battles.

10 Things I Hate About You, 2009-2010

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4) Love, Rosie (2014)

IMDb assessment: 7,2/10

What's the matter?
Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have known each other since childhood and are best friends. Although each of them is drawn to the other, they just don't want to find each other in love. Nevertheless, they have no secrets from each other and exchange ideas about their sexual experiences and private fates. When Rosie is unintentionally pregnant after a one-night stand, however, this thwarts her plans to move with Alex to study from England to the USA. She remains a single mother in London while he studies medicine at Harvard. Over the years other men and women come and go, but the bond between Alex and Rosie always remains something special and they keep in touch. When Alex plans to marry Bethany (Suki Waterhouse), Rosie and her friends get on a plane across the pond ...

Love, Rosie - Forever Maybe (2014)

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5) Easy to have (Easy A, 2010)

IMDb assessment: 7,1/10

What's the matter?
Actually, Olive (Emma Stone) doesn't have it with wild feasts. But then she should help her gay friend Brandon (Dan Byrd) to get rid of his virgin image and let it crash at a party behind closed doors - of course only for show. But the guests think their part and the news of Olive's new spontaneity spreads like wildfire. From now on she has a firm grip on the boys, her sex comrades consider her a slut. First the former wallflower enjoys its new reputation. But soon it becomes a burden ...

Easy to have (Easy A, 2010)

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6) Notting Hill (1999)

IMDb assessment: 7,1/10

What's the matter?
Schüchti William (Hugh Grant), runs a small bookshop in Notting Hill, London. He was amazed when one day Hollywood star Anna (Julia Roberts) got lost and bought a book. Shortly afterwards, the dreamy bon vivant can even get in touch with the famous US actress. He collides with her again on the street, messing up the cool dream woman with orange juice - and the entanglements take their course with great pleasure ... Fairytale-original, always enchants.

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7) Ever After (1998)

IMDb assessment: 7,0/10

What's the matter?
France, in the 16th century: after her father's death, Danielle (Drew Barrymore) is demoted by the nasty stepmother (Anjelica Huston) to a maid who has to do menial jobs. But years later her hour comes when Prince Henry (Dougray Scott) peers into her after she pelted him with an apple. The stepmother rages with rage ... Modern (a self-confident woman meets the indecisive prince) as well as original (Leonardo da Vinci plays an important role) and rather seldom shown Cinderella version with wit and heart.

Ever After (1998)

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8) Pretty Woman (1990)

IMDb assessment: 7,0/10

What's the matter?
Businessman Edward (Richard Gere) knows how to deal with money, less so with women. When his girlfriend dumps him, he ends up in his lawyer's borrowed sports car on Hollywood Boulevard and has to ask the prostitute Vivian (Julia Roberts) for directions. And because he needs a presentable companion, he hires the “easy girl” for a weekly wage of $ 3,000. Vivian will soon melt Ed's cool facade ... The sweet city fairy tale was a financial hit and made Julia Roberts a star (Oscar nomination!).

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9) Because You Are (Serendipity, 2001)

IMDb assessment: 6,9/10

What's the matter?
Sara (Kate Beckinsale) and Jonathan (John Cusack) grab the same pair of gloves while doing their Christmas shopping in New York's Bloomingdale’s department store: love at first sight! You enjoy a couple of romantic hours, but Sara wants to leave a reunion to fate: She writes her phone number in a book, lets Jonathan scribble his own on a dollar bill and circulates both. They are only meant for each other when they get their books or money back ... Amusing love tale.

Because you exist (Serendipity, 2001)

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10) Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

IMDb assessment: 6,8/10

What's the matter?
Architect Sam (Tom Hanks) lovingly takes care of his eight-year-old son Jonah (Ross Malinger) after the death of his wife in Seattle. The boy would like to see a new woman at his father's side again - and at Christmas he pours his heart out on a radio talk show. Reluctantly, Sam also talks about his feelings live on air, which journalist Annie (Meg Ryan) hears in distant Baltimore. She's actually taken, but she can't get Sam's voice out of her head ... The 90s hit has long been a cult and really heartwarming.

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11) The Lake House (2006)

IMDb assessment: 6,8/10

What's the matter?
Doctor Kate (Sandra Bullock) moves to Chicago because of a new job. When saying goodbye, she leaves a message at her previous place of residence, a house by the lake, asking that the post be forwarded to her. The next tenant Alex (Keanu Reeves) is now in contact with her via the house's mailbox. They fall in love - and find out that they apparently live at different times: he in 2004, she in 2006. It seems as if the mailbox was a kind of time portal ... Remake of the Korean film Siworae: delighted with well-harmonizing actors.

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12) 50 First Dates (50 First Dates, 2004)

IMDb assessment: 6,8/10

What's the matter?
Henry (Adam Sandler) is a veterinarian in Hawaii and has a dubious reputation for being a philanderer. But even one of these can be hit by Cupid's arrow: The veterinarian falls head over heels in love with the extremely enchanting Lucy (Drew Barrymore). There is, of course, a catch: the lady has suffered from amnesia since an accident - she forgets every previous day overnight! If Henry has no choice but to conquer Lucy again and again ... Pleasant fun in a dreamlike landscape.

50 First Dates (50 First Dates, 2004)

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13) What your heart desires (Something’s gotta give, 2003)

IMDb assessment: 6,7/10

What's the matter?
Erica (Diane Keaton) is not at all enthusiastic when she meets her daughter Marin (Amanda Peet) 's new boyfriend in the beach house: The successful hip-hop producer Harry (Jack Nicholson) could easily be Marin's father from an age - and only seems to like women under 30. It is unfortunate, however, that a heart attack gets in his way while the 27-year-old Marin is in prison. When he returns to Erica's vacation home for convalescence, she has to take care of the macho. And he immediately falls in love with the mature Erica, who also makes young doctor Julian (Keanu Reeves) beautiful eyes ... Clever, light-hearted love comedy by Nancy Myers, which captivates with excellent stars and pointed dialog wit.

What your heart desires (Something’s gotta give, 2003)

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14) Liberal Arts (2012)

IMDb assessment: 6,7/10

What's the matter?
Thirtysomething Jesse (Josh Radnor, the Ted Mosby from How I Met Your Mother) leads a dispassionate existence after being abandoned by his girlfriend. Until the invitation to his former university gives him the chance to find his lost drive again. His teachers are not only former professors and young students, but above all the 19-year-old Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen), with whom the almost twice as old university returnees falls head over heels in love ...

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15) Bridget Jones - Chocolate for Breakfast (Bridget Jones’s Diary, 2001)

IMDb assessment: 6,7/10

What's the matter?
The publishing employee Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) decides to give up her main relationship with a bottle of Chardonnay in order to search for her Mr. Right. She starts an affair with her boss Daniel (Hugh Grant), but is quickly betrayed by him. The lawyer Mark (Colin Firth), on the other hand, is quite a snob from a respected family ... Great fun, the romance fits too, the soundtrack is great!

Bridget Jones - Chocolate for Breakfast (Bridget Jones’s Diary, 2001)

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15) A Detour Engagement (Leap Year, 2010)

IMDb assessment: 6,5/10

What's the matter?
Anna (Amy Adams) has been in a happy relationship with Jeremy for four years. But when he doesn't ask for her hand again on the fourth anniversary, she wants to help her luck. Since in Ireland, where Jeremy is currently staying professionally, women are also allowed to propose to men on February 29, she travels to him from Boston. A storm forces her to stop at an Irish coastal cafe, where she can hardly get the grumpy pub owner Declan (Matthew Goode) to drive her to Dublin ... Predictable comedy romance, but still very charming and just because of the beautiful area worth seeing.

Leap Year (2010)

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16) Friends with Benefits (2011)

IMDb assessment: 6,5/10

What's the matter?
Dylan (Justin Timberlake) has not been in New York long, but Jamie (Mila Tunis), who lured him from California to Manhattan and out of his reserve for a dream job, ensures quick acclimatization. The aspiring art director and the lively headhunter quickly end up in bed together, but despite the occasional fun sex, they only want to remain best friends. Both attachment phobias blind you to how perfectly they actually fit together ...

Friends with Benefits (2011)

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17) How to lose a Guy in 10 Days, 2003

IMDb assessment: 6,4/10

What's the matter?
Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) is responsible for the advice column in a New York women's magazine. Her new assignment: she should pick a guy up for an article - and then not skip any female relationship faux pas to scare him off in the shortest possible time. The choice falls on advertising professional Ben (Matthew McConaughey), who stupidly has the bet with his boss that he can make any woman in love within ten days ... Predictable, but pointed, quick and amusing.

How to lose a Guy in 10 Days, 2003

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18) My Made-up Wife (Just go with it, 2011)

IMDb assessment: 6,4/10

What's the matter?
Danny (Adam Sandler) is about to get married when he sees his bride admit to having cheated on him - whereupon he calls off the wedding ceremony. Years later he is a cosmetic surgeon and, thanks to a fake wedding ring, a womanizer. Until he falls in love with Palmer (Brooklyn Decker). When she notices the ring, he tells her that he is in divorce. Palmer wants to meet Danny's ex, whereupon he begs his office assistant Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to take over the role ... Surprisingly clever remake of The Cactus Blossom (1969).

My Made-Up Wife (Just go with it, 2011)

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19) He's just not that into you (He’s just not that into you, 2009)

IMDb assessment: 6,4/10

What's the matter?
Because he feels constricted in his marriage to Janine (Jennifer Connelly), Ben (Bradley Cooper) starts a relationship with the sexy yoga teacher Anna (Scarlett Johansson). Beth (Jennifer Aniston) would like to be married, but her boyfriend Neil (Ben Affleck), with whom she has been together for seven years, does not believe in marriage. Mary (Drew Barrymore) is surrounded by handsome, helpful men - she works as an editor for a gay magazine. In her private life, however, she only ever gets to the wrong people. Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin) just can't handle the rules of flirting.Can she call her date now or does she have to wait for the man to answer? In the bartender Alex (Justin Long) she finds an advisor who makes her understand the male psyche ...

He's just not that into you (He’s just not that into you, 2009)

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21) Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

IMDb assessment: 6,2/10

What's the matter?
Successful New York fashion designer Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) is in seventh heaven when the gallant Andrew (Patrick Dempsey), son of the mayor and the city's most sought-after bachelor, holds out for her hand. But there is a catch: She, who comes from deepest Alabama, is already married: to her former high school lover Jake (Josh Lucas). Before she can walk to the altar with Andrew, she has to go back to her home nest to persuade her husband, whom she has not seen for seven years, to divorce. He still loves Melanie, however, and doesn't think about leaving the field for good ... Delicious romance with a sympathetic star cast, which is bursting with clichés, but is always fun.

Sweet Home Alabama - love in a roundabout way

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22) Wedding Date (2005)

IMDb assessment: 6,2/10

What's the matter?
Kat (Debra Messing from Will & Grace) travels from New York to the wedding of her sister Amy (Amy Adams) in London to play the bridesmaid. Then the shock: Her ex Jeffrey, whom she still mourns, is the best man! So Kat hires the handsome call boy Nick (Dermot Mulroney): He should play her lover so that she doesn't end up as a suffering single. The plan works: your friends are crazy about the feschak, their parents are impressed - and Jeffrey is seething with jealousy. Kat's feelings for Nick also germinate ... Charming romance.

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23) Bird on a Wire (1990)

IMDb assessment: 6,0/10

What's the matter?
At a gas station, Marianne (Goldie Hawn) runs into her former lover Nick (Mel Gibson) - who is said to have been dead for 15 years! The solution to the riddle: Nick once helped the FBI convict two drug dealers and has been in the witness protection program ever since. Now he fears that they could track him down - and rightly so: The gangsters Sorenson (David Carradine) and Diggs (Bill Duke) are already after him, which is why Marianne's life is in danger. So the two of them have to flee together ... Funny and turbulent.

Bird on a Wire, 1990

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24) woman with dog seeks man with heart (Must Love Dogs, 2005)

IMDb assessment: 5,9/10

What's the matter?
Eight months ago, Sarah (Diane Lane) was left by her husband. Enough of the loneliness, says her caring older sister - and places a personal ad on the Internet without Sarah's knowledge. The dashing kindergarten teacher is reluctant to be persuaded to go on dates that confirm all of her worst fears. But then the nice boat builder Jack (John Cusack) reports: Is he the right one? Or should it rather be single father Bob (Dermot Mulroney)? - Nice romance.

Woman with a dog seeks a man with a heart (Must Love Dogs, 2005)

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25) One like none (She’s all that, 1999)

IMDb assessment: 5,9/10

What's the matter?
Zack (Freddie Prinze) just dumped his courted girl. Now it is important for the pretty and heartbreaker to watch out that his reputation as the greatest pike in the school does not suffer - staying cool is the name of the game. Then a bet comes in handy: Will he succeed in making Laney (Rachael Cook), the gray mouse with glasses, in love with himself? What is even more complicated than making sure she becomes the queen of the prom? Lo and behold, it's not that easy to tow away ... Lots of high school comedy stereotypes, but very fun and with a cool soundtrack (Sixpence Non the Richer - Kiss Me).

One like none (She’s all that, 1999)

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