Whenever I am broke, depressed, and counting my days for the month to end, I always create some make-believe scenarios. What if somebody leaves a few dollars on my doorstep? What if my bank balance automatically multiplies? I know this never happens in reality, but many such seemingly impossible things do take place in reel life. One such feel-good movie which makes such imaginations come true on the screen is ‘Good Sam’. Starring Tiya Sircar, it is based on the mystery novel series of the same name, written by Dete Meserve. Directed by Kate Melville, the film is about the bold TV news reporter Kate Bradley, who is on a quest to reveal the identity of a mysterious Good Samaritan, known as Good Sam. He leaves cash gifts of $100,000 by the doors of random citizens. Kate tries to discover this anonymous and benevolent New Yorker and seeks to uncover the reasons behind his actions.
Although ‘Good Sam’ is more of a detective flick, it is a story with a feel-good factor. We’ve made a special compilation for you that includes several titles that explore similar ideas, themes and concepts. So, here’s the list of best movies similar to ‘Good Sam’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘Good Sam’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. The Blind Side (2009)
‘The Blind Side’ is a biographical film based on the life of NFL football player Michael Oher. When he was a teen, roaming around on the streets without a place to call home, he was adopted by Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy. With no identity of his father and a drug addict mother, Michael had not received any formal education and had few skills. The story chronicles how Leigh Anne grooms him to become a successful young man. She helps him in his sports coaching and academics, enabling him to qualify for the NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. This beautiful movie is a living example of how a little love and compassion can help us transform someone else’s life.
9. Peaceful Warrior (2006)
We have read many quotes about ‘Peaceful Warrior’. But did you know about the original inspiration behind these several adages that are now so popular on social media? This eponymous movie introduces us to Dan Millman, a student in UC-Berkeley, and a world-class gymnast. With a rigorous training schedule and expert skills plus academics, he is set to partake in the Olympic trials. However, his constant fear and self-doubt lead to inconsistencies in his performance. Although he knows that he should be happy, he is still trying to find the meaning of his own existence. And during one of his sleepless nights, thanks to his insomnia, he meets a philosophical old man. Slowly and reluctantly, he becomes his follower and learns how to discover inner peace — the true weapon of any warrior.