Get Well Soon: What's Your Go To Movie When You are Feeling Sick?

Get Well Soon: What's Your Go To Movie When You are Feeling Sick?

Julienne Lin
Sep 4, 2012

With summer coming to an end, we're already noticing the days becoming shorter and a bit of a drop in the temperature. It's best to start pulling out all your autumn accessories and avoid catching a cold. However, if you do wind up sick in bed, what would be your go-to movie to pass the time and help you feel just a bit better?

I'm more of a Netflix watcher myself and have a rather sad collection of DVDs on my shelf. Usually when I'm sick I like to hang around the bedroom versus the couch anyway.

While in bed, I like to alternate between watching movies on my laptop and my iPad, depending on what movies I want to watch. Movies on my laptop are more of my favorites while I use the iPad mostly for watching Netflix. I like to set up a "recovery" station on my nightstand, which includes a box of EmergenC, tissues, a glass of water and of course, my iPad.

I tend to want to watch my old favorite flicks rather than trying something new. It offers a level of comfort and familiarity when you're feeling under the weather and at least you know the movie is going to be good. Here are a couple of my go-to favorites based on genre.

Romantic Comedies
Wedding Crashers
I Love You Man
Something's Gotta Give
Midnight in Paris

Movies with Soundtracks I Like
500 Days of Summer

Animated Films
Anything created by Studio Ghibli (Princess Mononoke, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbors the Yamadas)
Anything from Pixar (Up, Wall-E, Finding Nemo)

Wes Anderson Favorites
The Darjeeling Limited
The Royal Tenenbaums
Fantastic Mr. Fox

With the amount of time it takes to get through these, I'm usually recovered by the time I'm halfway through. Throw in a couple Harry Potter books and I'm set.

Which are your go to movies when you are feeling blah?

(Images: 1. Main image, Julienne Lin, 2. Studio Ghibli Posters, Sporcle, 3. The Royal Tenenbaums Book Covers, Criterion)

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