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The VERY BEST Hygge Movies to Watch

Best Hygge Movies to Watch for a Cozy Night will inspire you to get comfortable and get lost in an excellent movie that leaves you feeling good about life.

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One of the frequent questions in the cozy living group is, “What are your favorite hygge movies?”  Everyone has an opinion on the matter. The list was long.

I decided to put that list together so everyone can learn what the best hygge movies were, even if they aren’t in the cozy living group.

Finding the right movie can be overwhelming because there are so many different choices. When you find a movie you love, it touches your soul. And that’s what we’re after: more soul-touching moments.

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“We love films because they make us feel something. They speak to our desires, which are never small. They allow us to escape and to dream and to gaze into the eyes that are impossibly beautiful and huge. They fill us with longing. But also. They tell us to remember; they remind us of life. Remember, they say, how much it hurts to have your heart broken.”

Nina LaCour
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100 Foot Journey (The)

The 100 Foot Journey was mentioned quite a few times in the cozy living group when the members were looking for an excellent movie to watch.

The story revolves around the Kadam family, who relocate from India to a village south of France, where they open an Indian restaurant. They locate their restaurant, Maison Mumbai, across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant run by Madame Mallory, played by Helen Mirren.

It’s the perfect hygge movie filled with beautiful scenery, culinary delights, competition, cooperation, and love.

About a Boy

The movie stars Hugh Grant as Will Freeman, a carefree and commitment-phobic man who lives off the royalties of a Christmas song his father wrote. Will’s life takes an unexpected turn when he pretends to be a single father to meet women. This make-believe scenario leads him to form an unlikely friendship with a socially awkward and bullied 12-year-old named Marcus.

Will teaches the child how to be a cool kid, and Marcus helps Will finally grow up and act like a responsible adult.

About Time

A young man named Tim Lake discovers a remarkable family secret: the men in his family can time travel. Tim decides to use this secret to improve his love life, which leads him to Rachel McAdam’s character, Mary.

About Time offers a poignant message about the value of love, family, and making every moment count. This movie makes a heart-warming and thought-provoking cinematic experience that resonates with audiences long after the credits roll.


Amelie is a whimsical and enchanting French movie that you’ll have to read subtitles (unless you’re fluent in French). I’m not big on subtitled films, but this movie is the exception.

This movie tells the story of Amelie Poulain, played by Audrey Tautou, a shy and imaginative young woman living in Paris. Amelie finds joy in small, everyday pleasures and decides to embark on a mission to spread happiness to those around her.

As Amelie helps others find love and fulfillment, she discovers her own yearnings for love and connection.

Anne of Green Gables

Anne arrives at the Cuthbert’s Farm on Prince Edward Island called Green Gables. You’re in for a treat if you don’t know about Prince Edward Island. The island is #1 on my bucket list to visit.

Anne was adopted after experiencing a troubling past from her prior living arrangements. This movie follows her life from ages 12 to 16 and is a tale of adventure and a young girl’s spirit that positively impacts everyone she meets.

Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York is a film that invites viewers to watch an enchanting portrayal of a fleeting yet passionate romance set against the backdrop of the charming city. The beauty of autumn foliage creates a visual feast that embodies the essence of cozy living.

Cozy cafes, intimate dinners, and heartfelt conversations capture the magic of connection and remind us to savor life’s simple pleasures. If you want to avoid a thread of sadness in a movie, you’ll want to skip this one.

Baby Boom 

Baby Boom is one of my favorite hygge movies that I watch over and over again. A Manhattan executive inherits a baby from a family member she never met. The movie stars Diane Keaton as J.C. Wiatt.

J.C.’s life takes a complete turn as she navigates the challenges of motherhood while trying to maintain her high-powered career. The film explores the humorous and heartwarming situations as J.C. learns to balance her newfound responsibilities with her professional aspirations.

Part of the movie is filmed in rural Vermont, which checks the box of a hygge movie list.

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Warning: this is one of those hygge movies that will make you cry. Beaches stars Bette Midler (CC Bloom) and Barbara Hershey (Hillary Whitney) and follows the lifelong friendship between the two women.

The film explores their contrasting personalities and the ups and downs of their relationship as they support each other through various life challenges, including career pursuits, relationships, and personal tragedies.

Bed of Roses

This movie is a romantic drama that stars Christian Slater and Mary Stuart Masterson. It’s one of those hygge movies that you will remember.

Bed of Roses centers on the unlikely romance that blossoms between two damaged souls. When Lewis (Christian Slater) anonymously sends Lisa (Mary Stuart Masterson) flowers after seeing her in a vulnerable moment, their lives become intertwined.

The couple slowly opens up to each other, share their painful pasts, and find solace in each other’s company. It’s a beautiful story.

Bedtime Stories 

Adam Sandler stars in this fun movie and plays Skeeter Bronson, a down-on-his-luck hotel handyman who discovers that the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start coming true in his own life.

Skeeter realizes he can use his newfound power to his advantage and attempts to create a more exciting and prosperous life.

He learns soon that the stories’ outcomes can be unpredictable and not always in his favor. Bedtime Stories is a lighthearted and imaginative movie combining fantasy, humor, and heartwarming family moments.


Big is a 1988 classic comedy-drama film directed by Penny Marshall and starring Tom Hanks. The movie tells the story of a young boy named Josh Baskin who makes a wish on a mysterious fortune-telling machine at a carnival. He woke up the next day to find himself in the body of a fully grown adult, played by Hanks.

Josh embarks on an adventure to navigate the adult world, getting a job at a toy company and discovering the challenges and joys of being a grown-up.

Blind Side (The) 

An unlikely adoption occurs when a wealthy family helps a student at their children’s school. The movie is based on the true story of Michael Oher.

Inspirational hygge movies are perfect for a night at home. This cozy movie shows how faith, love, and hope can change the direction of a person’s life.


Brigadoon is a movie that was made in 1954. It is about two American friends that go on a Scottish hunting trip. Once every 100 years, a magical village called Brigadoon rises out of the mist.

Life is more manageable and enchanting in this magical village. One of the friends falls for a local villager, and he has to decide to return to his old life or stay in Brigadoon.

Bridget Jone’s Diary  (The Trilogy) 

If you’re one of the few who hasn’t seen Bridget Jones’s Diary, you are in for a treat. Most likely, you’ve already seen these hygge movies. It’s time to watch it again if it’s been a while.

Hugh Grant and Colin Firth play her love interests, and Renee Zellweger is an awkward, good-hearted woman who has to pick which one wins her heart. Bridget is a quirky character you’ll fall in love with because of her flaws.

Catch and Release

Jennifer Garner stars in this movie about a woman rebuilding her life after the sudden death of her fiancé.

Secrets that her fiancé had come to light as she comes to terms with both his death and finding out she didn’t know him as well as she thought she did.

Chances Are 

Here’s another one of those hygge movies that most people haven’t seen. It stars Robert Downey Jr. (Alex) and Cybill Shepherd (Corinne). Happily married, Corinne’s husband dies tragically in a car accident when she is pregnant with her only child.

Corinne’s husband is reincarnated into a writer named Alex and starts dating Corrine’s now grown-up daughter. Alex starts remembering his past life with Corrine, and he can’t help his feelings growing for his girlfriend’s mother.

Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia is a beloved film series based on the classic fantasy novels written by C.S. Lewis. Set in the magical land of Narnia, the films follow the adventures of a group of children who stumble upon this fantastical world through a wardrobe.

The children find themselves entangled in epic battles between good and evil, encountering talking animals and mythical creatures. The Chronicles of Narnia are hygge movies have captivated audiences with their enchanting storytelling and memorable characters.

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic is a 2009 romantic comedy film based on the popular Shopaholic book series by Sophia Kinsella.

The film stars Isla Fisher as the charming but financially troubled Rebecca Bloomwood, a young journalist with an addiction to shopping. As she navigates her way through financial mishaps and romantic entanglements, the movie offers a humorous and relatable take on pursuing one’s dreams.

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Dear John

Channing Tatum stars as John Tyree, a soldier who meets a college student, Savannah (Amanda Seyfried), and starts a romance that lasts seven years.

John serves on dangerous deployment for those seven years, and the letters the lovers send to each other have unexpected consequences.

Did You Hear About the Morgans?

A married couple who lives in New York City seems to have it all until they witness a murder. This movie stars Hugh Grant and Sara Jessica Parker.

As the Morgans enter witness protection in a small town in Wyoming, the strain of the move will either end to their crumbling marriage or bring back the love they once had for each other.

Divine Secrets of Ya Ya Sisterhood

The film follows the complex and enduring friendship between four Southern women known as the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. When Siddalee Walker, played by Sandra Bullock, inadvertently opens a Pandora’s box of family secrets during an interview, the Ya-Ya Sisterhood helps her understand her mother and their tumultuous relationship.

Divine Secrets of Ya Ya Sisterhood seamlessly weaves together past and present, exploring themes of forgiveness, the enduring bonds of female friendship, and the importance of understanding one’s family history.

Doc Hollywood

It often surprises me how few people have seen this hygge movie. The film follows the journey of Dr. Ben Stone, a young and ambitious surgeon played by Michael J. Fox. While on his way to a high-paying job in Beverly Hills, Ben gets detoured to a small, quirky town called Grady, South Carolina.

Once in Grady, Dr. Ben Stone reluctantly becomes the town’s temporary doctor, discovering the charm of rural life and falling in love with a local ambulance driver, played by Julie Warner.

Eat, Pray, Love

Eat, Pray, Love is a hygge movie based on the worldwide bestseller memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert. The film follows the protagonist, Elizabeth, played by Julia Roberts. The movie showcases her transformative journey of self-discovery after a painful divorce and personal crisis.

Elizabeth embarks on a year-long adventure across three countries: Italy, India, and Indonesia. Eat, Pray, Love is a visually stunning film that explores themes of self-acceptance, healing, and the quest for a more fulfilling life.


Edie is a film that stars Sheila Hancock as the title character. Edie embarks on an inspiring adventure to fulfill a life-long dream of journeying to the Scottish Highlands to climb Mt. Suliven.

After the death of her controlling husband, Edie decides to break free from her mundane life and societal expectations. Along the way, she forms an unlikely friendship with a young camping store owner who helps her prepare for the challenging journey.

Enchanted April

Enchanted April is a 1992 British romantic drama film based on the 1922 novel by Elizabeth von Arnim. Set in the post-World War I era, the movie tells the story of four English women from different walks of life who decide to rent a villa on the Italian Riviera to escape their humdrum lives.

As they immerse themselves in the beauty and tranquility of their new surroundings, the women undergo personal transformations, finding renewed passion, joy, and friendship.

Ever After

Ever After is an updated version of Cinderella, starring Drew Barrymore, who plays Danielle de Barbarac. Her wicked stepmother and stepsisters treat her like a servant in her own home. When Danielle encounters Prince Henry, portrayed by Dougray Scott, a forbidden romance begins to bloom.

Unlike the traditional Cinderella story, Danielle is portrayed as a spirited and resourceful heroine who doesn’t just wait for a prince to rescue her and actively takes control of her destiny. This movie is beautiful and the story never gets old.

Family Man (The)

The Family Man is one of my favorite movies starring Nicolas Cage and Tea Leoni. The movie centers on Jack Campbell, a successful and self-absorbed Wall Street executive who wakes up one Christmas morning to find himself in a completely different life.

Through the unexpected twist of changing lives, Jack is forced to reevaluate his priorities and choices, ultimately questioning whether his high-powered career is more important than the love and connections he found in this alternative life.

Family Stone (The)

What happens when a New York City executive goes to New England to meet her boyfriend’s family and spend Christmas with them? Chaos.

If you’ve ever had the experience of trying to fit in an environment that wasn’t the best match for you, this is the movie for you. The Family Stone is one of those hygge movies set in a home that will leave you in awe.

Far and Away

Far and Away is a 1992 epic romantic drama directed by Ron Howard, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century Ireland and America, the film follows the journey of Joseph Donnelly, played by Cruise, an Irish immigrant who escapes to America with his sights set on land and prosperity.

Along Joseph’s journey, he crosses paths with Shannon Christie, played by Kidman, a high-spirited young woman from a privileged background. Together, they embark on a tumultuous and adventurous journey marked by challenges, personal growth, and a budding romance. If you’re looking for beautiful scenery in your hygge movies, the scenes in Ireland will take your breath away.

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Father of the Bride 

George Banks (played by Steve Martin) has difficulty letting go of his daughter (played by Kimberly Williams), who announces she’s engaged.

The movie explores the challenges and anxieties that arise as George navigates the chaos of wedding preparations, unexpected expenses, and the idea of giving his daughter away. The film’s charm lies in capturing the emotional roller coaster of letting go while celebrating the joy of new beginnings. This movie also stars Martin Short as a party planner and Diane Keaton as the mother. It’s a beautiful movie.

Finding Neverland

This movie stars Johnny Depp as J.M. Barrie during his life when his relationships and events inspired the author’s work, Peter Pan.

J.M. Barrie befriends a widow (played by Kate Winslet) and her four sons, who inspire him to write the play about not wanting to grow up.

French Kiss 

Meg Ryan stars in this romantic comedy about a woman engaged to a Canadian who wants her to meet him in France. Because of her fear of flying, she declines to go.

Her fiancé journeys to France without her and ends up meeting someone else. He then proceeds to dump her over the phone.

Meg summons the courage to fly to Paris to get her fiancé back. On the way, she meets a man (played by Kevin Kline), a smuggler and thief who helps her reach her destination.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Evelyn (Kathy Bates) is an insecure housewife who goes with her husband every week to visit her husband’s relative. While there, she encounters Ninny (Jessica Tandy), a unique character who tells her stories of the people she knew.

Ninny grabs Evelyn’s attention when she mentions an unsolved murder in her past. Their friendship transforms both their lives.

Fundamentals of Caring (The)

Paul Rudd stars as a writer who retires after a tragedy. He becomes a caregiver for Trevor, a teenager with muscular dystrophy. As they embark on a road trip to quirky roadside attractions, the two develop an unlikely friendship and discover the importance of living life to the fullest.

Funny Farm

Funny Farm is hands down one of my favorite hygge movies. It stars Chevy Chase and Madolyn Smith Osbourne.

Big city reporter Andy Farmer and his wife Elizabeth uproot their lives from New York City and move to Redbud, Vermont, to live a simpler life as an author.

Things do not go according to plan, and their idyllic life is anything but what they envisioned. If you need a laugh, movie will lighten your day.

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What a fantastic movie!  It stars Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Patrick Swayze is a ghost that teams up with a psychic, Whoopi Goldberg, to solve his murder. Demi Moore plays his girlfriend.

Good Year (A) 

A workaholic investment banker, Russell Crowe, finds out he inherits a wine estate in Provence from his late uncle. He starts to see life through a different lens while he is there.  He also meets a woman who also claims to be the heir of the property.

Groundhog day

A grouchy weatherman, played by Bill Murray, is trapped in a small town, reliving the same day repeatedly. Andie MacDowell stars as his coworker.

Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society 

This movie, set in 1941, is about four friends that created the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society club to avoid arrest during the German occupation of Guernsey.

Four years later, one of the club’s members writes an author to ask for advice. The author decides to visit Guernsey and write about the book club.

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale 

If you love dogs, this hygge movie is the perfect one that will soothe your soul. This movie is based on a true story.

The movie touches on all the good things in life: love, hope, loyalty, companionship, and true friendship.  Warning: you will probably shed a few tears over this one.

Heart and Souls 

Four quirky angels trail a city-slicker (Robert Downey, Jr.) that had a near-death experience when he was a baby. The film explores themes of redemption, love, and the power of human connections.

Hope Floats

I recently watched this movie again. It’s one of those movies you never get tired of and can watch over and over again.

This movie is about a woman who thought she had it all, and everything changed instantly. Birdie was the toast of her small Texas town when she left with the star football player to live the dream life.

When Birdie’s life falls apart, she returns to that small town with her spirit broken. Gena Rowlands plays Birdie’s mother, and I could watch her character all day long.

Add Harry Connick, Jr. as Birdie’s new love interest, and you have a recipe for the perfect movie.

Holiday (The) 

The Holiday is also one of my favorite movies. It’s the story of two women needing a change in their lives who exchange their homes over Christmas. The movie stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet.

One of the women has a quaint storybook cottage in England, and the other one has a mansion in California. They are both escaping bad breakups.

House Sitter 

This movie stars Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. Steve Martin is an architect that built a custom home in his hometown. He’s never there, and a woman (Goldie Hawn) moves in and pretends she is his wife.

How to Make an American Quilt

Starring Winona Ryder, this is an endearing story of a recently engaged college girl that stays with her grandmother over the summer.

Her grandmother’s friends come over to sew a wedding quilt for her. As the women work on the quilt, the girl hears about her grandmother’s friend’s lives. She learns a few life lessons while making the quilt.

It Could Happen to You

What happens when a police officer promises half of a lottery ticket’s winnings as the tip for a down-on-her-luck waitress? He wins the lottery and splits the 4 million dollar jackpot with her.

It’s a Wonderful Life 

If you haven’t seen this classic movie, stop what you’re doing, and take the time to enjoy this treasure.  George Bailey has so many problems, and he feels like everyone would be better off if he had never been born.

George decides to end it all and decides to jump off a bridge. He meets an angel named Clarence, who shows him what the world would look like if he had never been born.

It’s Complicated 

Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin star in this film by Nancy Meyers. A divorced woman, played by Meryl, finds two men fighting over her in middle age.

If I Stay

Oh my goodness, is this a good movie! It’s about a talented young cellist that has to decide whether to pursue her musical dreams or give it up to be with her true love.

An accident that leaves Mia in a coma has her reviewing her life. She has to make an important decision that decides her future.

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Hygge Movie Snacks – Popcorn and Pretzels

Julie and Julia 

There’s something about cooking movies that make me happy. This movie stars Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. It’s about a woman (Amy Adams) who decides to cook all of Julia Child’s recipes in her cookbook. She gives herself a year to complete the task.

The other half of the movie is snapshots of Julia Child’s life.

Kate and Leopold 

What happens when there’s a rip in time and a 19th-century bachelor lands in the 21st century?  He meets and falls in love with a modern woman. The movie stars Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman.

Keeping the Faith

When a priest (Edward Norton) and a rabbi (Ben Stiller) fall in love with a high-powered woman (Jenna Elfman), you know there will be a laugh or two.

All three characters are childhood friends that are reunited together again. Faith, love, friendship, trust, and being true to yourself all come up in this delightful comedy.

Lake House (The)

A magical mailbox allows an architect who now resides in a lakeside home to correspond with the doctor who used to live in the house. The movie stars Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves.

Le Chocolat 

In a quiet little French village, a woman opened a chocolate shop. The chocolates inspired the residents to find happiness.

Leap Year 

After dating her boyfriend for four years without a proposal (Amy Adams) learns about an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on Leap Day.

She goes to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend, but she meets a handsome local that helps her get to him along the way.

Letters to Juliet

Set in Verona, Italy – this love story is based on a young writer (Amanda Seyfried) who finds a 50-year-old letter written to Juliet.

People come from all over to write letters to Juliet. They leave them in the cracks of a wall found by the ladies who answer their letter.

(Amanda Seyfried) decides to reply to the author of the 50-year-old letter. That decision sets off a quest for the letter writer to find her long lost love.

Little Women

This classic film is the perfect hygge movie to transport you to a simpler time. It’s a tale of three sisters and the direction their lives take them.

Love, Actually

This film was mentioned by several of the cozy living members as being their favorite of the hygge movies listed. This film follows nine intertwined stories of love leading up to Christmas.

Man in the Moon

Two sisters fall for the same local boy. When one of the sisters starts a relationship with the boy, it forms a feud between the two girls.

Message in a Bottle 

A journalist finds an anonymous love letter in a bottle during a morning jog on the beach. The newspaper she works for publishes the love letter. The journalist sets out to find out who the writer of the letter was.

Miss Potter

This heartwarming tale is based on the life of author Beatrix Potter. This hygge movie stars Renee Zellweger.

Must Love Dogs 

A recently divorced woman’s sister fills out an outline profile for her. She meets a man that interests her, but another suitor enters the picture.

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Hygge Movies – Cozy Movie Night in the Backyard

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

What happens when you grow up in a traditional Greek family and fall in love with someone who isn’t Greek?  Chaos, if you’re living the life of Nia Vardalos.

A cast of fun and memorable characters helps plan the large wedding that you won’t soon forget.

Nights in Rodanthe 

This movie takes place on the coast of North Carolina at an Inn on the beach. Two strangers meet at the inn, both struggling to work through events that happened in their lives.

Together, they find a world of new possibilities.

Notebook (The) 

This beloved movie is a love story worth all the praise. Two teenagers meet and fall in love, even though they are from entirely different worlds.

Not everyone was thrilled about their union, and they were torn apart.

Notting Hill

What happens when a bookstore owner living in England meets an A-list movie star from America?  Sparks fly.

Only You

Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei star in this beautiful love story. I bet you never heard of this one.  Only You is one of the few hygge movies that no one mentioned in the cozy living group.

Faith (Marisa Tomei) was told when she was a child the name of the person she would marry. Years went by, and she got engaged to someone else.

Close to her wedding, she received a phone call from one of her fiancé’s friends, letting him know that he wouldn’t be able to go to the wedding and that he was going to Italy.

He had that name. Faith jets off to Italy searching for her mystery man to make sure he wasn’t the one that got away.

Peanut Butter Falcon (The)

The Peanut Butter Falcon is a story of an adventure about a young man with Down’s Syndrome that runs away to live his dream of becoming a wrestler. He meets a small-time criminal that becomes his unlikely ally and wrestling coach.

This movie became the highest Independent film earner of 2019.


An aristocratic heiress is born with a curse that can only be lifted when she finds someone who will love her faithfully.

P.S. I Love You 

A young widow finds ten messages from her dead husband to help her start a new life.

Practical Magic

Watching Practical Magic is like being wrapped in a cozy blanket of magic and family warmth.

The Owen sisters, portrayed by Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, embody the concept of finding solace and strength in the company of loved ones. A family curse plagues the women in their lineage with tragic love, and this film follows them as they navigate their unconventional lives.

A quaint and enchanting home filled with mystical herbs and potions provides a beautiful backdrop to the story.

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Princess Bride (The)

A grandfather reads his grandson a story about love, giants, pirates, fighting, and adventure. The film splits between the characters reading the book and the story in the book.

Proposal (The) 

A book editor faces deportation and will lose her job. She hatches a plan to become engaged to her assistant to stay in the United States.

Remember Me

A tragedy strains the relationship between a college student and his father. He finds a girl that helps heal his heart.

Return to Me

A grieving widow (David Duchovny) finds love again after a tragedy that left him broken-hearted. The woman he falls in love with (Minnie Driver) is connected to his past by fate.

Remember the Titans

If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, this is the perfect movie. I remember when I first saw this movie in the theater. I was in awe.

It’s the story of an integrated high school football team and the obstacles they faced coming together as a unit.

Roman Holiday

The Roman Holiday is an iconic movie made in 1953 that stars Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. A princess ditches her bodyguards and explores Rome independently and meets an American journalist who knows her true identity while pretending he doesn’t.

His plan to write an exclusive article about her falters when they fall in love.

Romancing the Stone

A novelist sets off to a jungle to rescue her sister and meets a fortune seeker along the way.


A chauffeur’s daughter has always been in love with one of the heirs of her father’s employment. She leaves for a while and transforms herself.

When she comes back, she catches the eye of the man she loves, but the other brother sees this as a problem.

Secondhand Lions 

I remember being stunned how much I liked this movie because I wasn’t expecting it. A shy young boy spends the summer with his two eccentric uncles.

He finds out all the adventures his uncles experienced in their youth. The film does a split between the present day and the past of the uncles.

Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees is a  drama set in the 1960’s about a teenager and her nanny who escape the abuse of the girl’s father. They go to a small town that holds the key to the mystery of her late mother’s past.


Serendipity is one of my favorite romantic movies. It’s about two characters that meet at a time when they were dating other people.

The woman decides to leave their subsequent encounter to fate. Years go by, and they can’t forget about one another. Will fate bring them back together? You have to watch to find out.

Sleepless in Seattle

Two people meet after a woman hears a man talk on a call-in radio show. The man lives in Seattle, and the woman lives in Maryland and is engaged. She feels like she has to meet the man behind the voice.

Something’s Gotta Give 

An older man with an attraction for younger women finds himself drawn to a woman closer to his age that is out of his league.

Somewhere in Time

A playwright becomes obsessed with a turn-of-the-century woman’s picture he sees at the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island.  He finds a way to travel back in time and meet her. You will love this movie.

Sound of Music 

This movie is based on the real-life story of the Von Trapp family singers. Maria, (played by Julie Andrews), becomes the governess in a home with a widowed naval captain with seven children preceding World War II.


Enjoy a magical fairy tale that the whole family will love. This movie is a beautiful story about a boy learning to be a man.

Spitfire Grill

A young woman just out of prison decides to go to a small town she heard about in a brochure. It’s a story about redemption and faith.

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Steel Magnolias

This movie has a fantastic cast. Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Dolly Parton, and Shirley MacLaine are just some of the actresses starring in this movie.

Fair warning, you will cry at one point during the movie – so have your tissues handy.

Sweet Home Alabama 

A newly engaged fashion designer has to go back home to secretly get a divorce from the guy she married in high school who refuses to sign the divorce papers.

Sweet November 

Two people meet in the DMV and give their relationship a one-month trial. They will go their separate ways after the month is up with no expectations. What they didn’t expect was to fall in love.

This is Where I Leave You

Four grown siblings reunite when their father passes away. They return to their childhood home, where they are requested to stay there together for a week. The siblings re-examine their lives with each other and reconnect once again.

Time Traveler’s Wife (The)

A man meets the love of his life and marries her. Henry has a rare genetic disorder that causes him to go back and forth in time, and cannot control when he goes and comes back.

Tristan & Isolode 

An English orphan meets and falls in love with an Irish princess arranged to marry the man who raised him.

Under the Tuscan Sun

A writer learns that her husband has been cheating on her and embarks on a tour of Italy. While in Italy, she impulsively buys a rural Tuscan villa and adjusts to her new life.

Vow (The)

After a coma steals a woman’s memories for the previous five years, her husband has to win back her love. This movie is based on a true story and stars Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams.

Walk in the Clouds (A)

A World War II vet poses as the husband of an unwed pregnant woman whose domineering father owns a vineyard and would disapprove of her situation.

Walk to Remember (A)

A popular high school senior falls in love with a girl that was once someone he and his friends made fun of.

Way (The)

A father attempts the pilgrimage to Spain’s Santiago de Compostela after his estranged son dies on the journey.

When Harry Met Sally

When you think of hygge movies, this one comes to mind. Rob Reiner directed this movie and follows the lives of two college graduates, Harry and Sally, who share a cross-country journey to New York City and embark on a platonic friendship that spans over a decade.

With brilliant performances by Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, When Harry Met Sally captures the journey of finding true love. This beloved classic continues to warm hearts and make audiences believe in the magic of finding ‘the one.’

While You Were Sleeping

A transit worker saves a man from certain death when she pulls him from the path of an oncoming train.  She visits him in the hospital, where he lies unconscious.

The staff assumes she’s his fiancé, and in turn, so does his family, who welcomes her into their lives.

You’ve Got Mail

This is one of my all-time favorite hygge movies. Meg Ryan owns a quaint bookstore that is threatened to be put out of business by a book superstore being built near her. She starts an online friendship with an anonymous person online, not knowing he is one of the owners of the superstore.

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Saturday 21st of October 2023

This is a great list! I have saved this post to may "Hygge" Pinterest board so I can refer to it when I need a good movie! I would add "Loving Leah" to that list; I probably watch it a couple times a year. I finally bought the DVD when I realized I watched it EVERY time it re-broadcast on The Hallmark Channel!

Lorie M

Friday 20th of October 2023

I would definitely add “Autumn in New York” starring Richard Gere to this list. Also, “Pretty Woman”.


Friday 20th of October 2023

This is a great list!! Thank you so much for putting this together. My favorite movie, “While You Were Sleeping” is on the list. I love that movie and watch it quite often. I will be exploring some others listed too. And no movie is complete without some yummy hot buttered popcorn 😊 Thank you again!


Saturday 21st of October 2023

You're very welcome Kim! I'm so glad you loved the list. I appreciate the feedback. - Kelly


Tuesday 17th of October 2023

This is a fantastic list of Hygge Movies and even more great suggestions in the comments section. Lots of these I have seen and love. Lots I cannot wait to check out. One movie that I always feel Hygge watching is Ghost Town with Ricky Gervais and Tea Leoni. Very heartwarming movie for me.


Thursday 19th of October 2023

I've never heard of Ghost Town! Now I want to watch it. Thank you for the suggestion. - Kelly


Wednesday 12th of April 2023

Don't forget Sense and Sensibility Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. This one has all the drama and feels. :)


Thursday 13th of April 2023

Great idea! Thank you Nadine.

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