5 Nostalgic Feel-Good Movies From The Early 2000s

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The start of the early 2000s brought so many good and memorable movies that were specially made for a chill Friday night. These feel-good films are attached to so many memories from the past that revisiting them will ignite real nostalgia. From the witty and fashionable Elle Woods to the queen bee Regina George, these films are also oozing with so much girl power.


If you are looking for a light and laidback early 2000s movie to watch alone or with friends, here is our recommended list of nostalgic films that will take you back to the time when things were simple and genuine.

Legally Blonde (2001)

Legally Blonde


In order to impress the guy she likes, Elle Woods decided to enter Harvard to become a lawyer. People do not take her seriously because of her quirky personality but Elle has definitely got the willpower and enthusiasm to thrive in law school.

This movie proves that we should not judge a book by its cover. Although Elle Woods is too blond, it does not mean that she’s all just shallow beauty. It also teaches us that we should do certain things to impress ourselves and not other people.

The Princess Diaries (2001)

The Princess Diaries


Waking up one day and discovering that you are a royalty all along is everyone’s dream. Mia Thermopolis is a shy and clumsy teenager thrown into a loop and finds out that she is a princess. Not just that, she is also the apparent heir to the throne.

She moves to Genovia, a small European principality as she starts her journey into living the royal life. She receives etiquette lessons from her grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi, on how to act, talk and walk like a true princess.

Mean Girls (2004)

Mean Girls


When home-schooled Cady Heron moved to Illinois, she gets to experience the life of a student in public school. The social cliques divided the student body and each one has its own tacit laws. She unwittingly finds herself thrown into one of the popular cliques headed by the queen bee herself, Regina George. Soon Cady realizes that everything has a cost.

This classic chick flick is a good mix of drama, comedy, musical, and the typical high school-themed genre. It’s also surprisingly a good film to watch on Christmas.

The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants (2005)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants


Four friends who travel to different places during summer stay connected to each other by a pair of jeans that perfectly fits all of them. It is a unique storytelling about friendship, trust, and young adulthood. The movie is the perfect companion for slow days in summer and even on a cozy winter night.

The film is based on the novel by Ann Brashares and was adapted to the big screen. It received generally favorable reviews for its heartwarming tale and realistic portrayals of teenage life.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

The Devil Wears Prada


Andrea Sachs is a young graduate who aspires to become a journalist. She goes to New York and becomes the assistant of one of the biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and demanding Miranda Priestly. She learns that a job like hers requires so much effort, patience, and sacrifice. In the end, Andy’s hard work gets rewarded.

This movie earned Meryl Streep an Oscar nomination for Best Actress as well as Anne Hathaway. Include this movie next time you need some serious work motivation.


Written by Ariane Cruz

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.