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In need of some cheer? Just 6 cheesy, feel-good movies you can stream on Netflix and Stan right now.

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Things right now are a little… tense.

With news of a global pandemic seemingly everywhere you look, combined with the days on end we’re spending indoors with minimal human connection, it’s easy to feel a little down in the dumps.

But this is the precise moment our favourite streaming services were built for. (Not really, but roll with me here.)

It’s time’s like these we have full permission to lean back into all the cheesy goodness Stan and Netflix have to offer, with absolutely no judgement.

So, while you’re bunkered down indoors, here are our favourite feel-good movies, bound to cheer you up – or at least get your mind off things for at least 90 minutes.

Mamma Mia!

Where can I watch it? 

Netflix.

Why should I watch it?

There is just something so uplifting about musical rom-coms.

Mamma Mia holds a special place in our hearts here at Mamamia as friends, family, and acquaintances often mistake our women’s media company for a live stage play.

But hey, there’s not a show I would rather be confused with, and for good reason. The film features a soundtrack of ABBA hits.

Are you sold yet?

The story follows bride-to-be, Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried) on the Greek Island of Kalokairi as she searches for her estranged father, with hopes that he will walk her down the aisle.

After reading her mother’s diary from the summer she was conceived, she narrows the list down to three possible men (Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård), inviting them to the island just in time for her wedding.

If there’s one thing you will take away from this movie, it’s that there is an ABBA song for every occasion.

Oh, and while you’re at it, check out the 2019 sequel, Mamamia, Here We Go Again! too.

So. GOOD. (Image: Universal Pictures)
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How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days.

Where can I watch it? 

Stan.

Why should I watch it?

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days is no doubt a classic.

The 2003 rom-com follows Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson), as she road tests a new column for the women's magazine she works at, aptly titled: "How to lose a guy in 10 days."

Right about when their paths cross, Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey) makes a bet with his boss that he can make any woman fall in love with him in 10 days,

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days is sure to give you all the feels.

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We love you, Kate Hudson. Image: Giphy.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before.

Where can I watch it? 

Netflix.

Why should I watch it?

Based on the 2014 young adult novel of the same name, the 2018 film To All The Boys I've Loved Before has become a cult favourite for food reason.

The movie follows Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor), who writes love letters to the five guys she's had a crush on in the past - including her older sister Margot's boyfriend Josh and school jock, Peter (Noah Centineo).

She never intends to send them but of course, they get sent, setting off a sequence of events that forces Lara Jean to come out of her self-imposed shell and confront her true feelings.

It is hilarious and extra cheesy for all your viewing pleasure.

To All The Boys I've Loved Before.
To All The Boys I've Loved Before. Image: Netflix
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Clueless

Where can I watch it? 

Stan and Netflix.

Why should I watch it?

If you haven't seen Clueless before, where have you been?

And if you have, this is your sign to get comfy on your couch and rewatch it. And then rewatch it again.

The 1995 film is a coming-of-age comedy that follows rich, pretty and popular teen, Cher, as she navigates boys, school and friends.

If 90s fashion and feminist vibes are your style, Clueless will absolutely cheer you up.

Watch the trailer for Clueless here! Post continues below.

It. Never. Gets. Old.

13 Going On 30

Where can I watch it? 

Stan.

Why should I watch it?

13 Going on 30 is a 2004 comedy that follows 13-year-old, Jenna, who dreams of being popular.

When Jenna is embarrassed by her classmates at her birthday party though, she wishes she was 30 years old, and as you may have suspected, it comes true.

There's something so hilarious and comforting about watching a 13-year-old suddenly having to navigate the issues of a 30-year-old woman as played by Jennifer Garner

And trust me, it will give you ALL the nostalgic feels. And Mark Ruffalo as Jenna's childhood best friend Matty Flamhafis is sure to give you that fluttery feeling we all need right now.

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13 Going On 30. Image: Youtube.

Hairspray

Where can I watch it? 

Stan and Netflix.

Why should I watch it?

Hairspray is a 2007 musical rom-com starring big names like John Travolta, Michelle Pfieffer, Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes and James Marsden.

It is set in 1960s Baltimore, where teens regularly gather around the TV to watch the Corny Collins Show every afternoon.

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Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray. Image: Stan.

When a dancer from the show takes a leave of absence though, a spot opens up for a local school kid to fill.

There's lots of romance, body positivity and diversity, which is just what we need right about now. Plus it'll be sure to get you dancing.

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