There are days when I just want to sit down with a bowl of chocolate ice cream and watch something that’s not too dramatic, too serious or too sad, but something that’s light-hearted and easy to watch. If it’s my lucky day, I’ll end up finding a gem but sometimes, I end up turning my laptop off in frustration, thinking that there isn’t anything good left to watch. So, I decided to compile a list of feel-good movies and TV shows that I’ve watched and adored as a sixteen-year-old girl.
The details for each title below have been taken from Netflix and if I’m not wrong, most of these are only available on Netflix. The following are not in any specific order and have been rated according to what I thought of them.
- Alexa and Katie: Alexa is battling cancer. But with her best friend, Katie, by her side, she’s also starting high school- and ready for whatever comes next. 10/10.
- H2O: Just Add Water: When three teens stranded on a remote island wander into a mystical pool during a full moon, they turn into mermaids with magical powers. 10/10.
- Go! Live your Way: (This TV show is originally in Spanish, I think, but has an English audio and subtitles). Charismatic Mia gets a scholarship to an elite performing arts school, where she makes close friends but clashes with the owner’s popular daughter. 9/10.
- Anne with an E: A plucky orphan whose passions run deep finds an unlikely home with a spinster and her soft-spoken bachelor brother. Based on ‘Anne of Green Gables’. *Cue my fangirl screams because I love classic reads* 10/10.
- Airplane Mode: When Ana, an influencer, crashes her car while talking on the phone, she’s shipped to her grumpy grandfather’s farm- and forced into a digital detox. 7-8/10.
- Back of the Net: An American science geek ready to spend a summer at sea accidentally ends up at an Australian soccer academy and is forced to kick it with the locals. 8/10.
- Jessica Darling’s It List: Armed with popularity tips from her beautiful older sister, precocious Jessica Darling prepares to navigate the treacherous world of seventh grade. 7/10.
- Raising the Bar: A teenager who gave up her spot in an elite U.S. gymnastics program when her family moved to Australia enters a competition to help a new friend. 7-8/10.
- Prince of Peoria: A prankster prince who wants to experience life as an ordinary teen leaves his kingdom to live incognito with a single mom and her studious son. 10/10.