The weather is turning and we’re at that time of the year where there is just something oh so comforting about curling up on the couch with your softest blanket, in your coziest oversized sweater, after lighting your favorite candle, holding a big mug of something hot, and turning on a comfort film. You may be wondering what a comfort movie even is, and we can tell you that by its very definition, it’s simply a memory movie; maybe a film you watched when you were sick as a kid or maybe it was a movie that was just always on TV. If this is your idea of the perfect rainy afternoon, but you aren’t sure what movie you’re needing in your life, allow us to provide you with a few of our favorites to get you inspired. Let’s go!
The Princess Bride
If you stayed home sick from school in the ‘90s we would be shocked to learn you didn’t watch this with a spread of chicken noodle soup, Saltine crackers, and Sprite. This film is delightful sill and we love every second of it.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Who knew Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet together was such a match made in, well, Montauk. This movie is a little heavy, a little psychologically thrilling, and a whole lot comforting. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and in the end, you’ll realize things really do work out like they’re supposed to. Another aspect of this film we love is that the aesthetic is just so very 2004.
If you’re in need of a more whimsical film to curl up with, we’ve got just the one for you! Big Fish is based on the book by DanielWallace, then to our delight, director Tim Burton got his hands on the rights to turn it into a film. It’s whimsical and dark in only a way Tim Burton can achieve, and overall a gentle reminder that life is what we make it.
Just about any Wes Anderson movie is comforting, but something about Moonrise Kingdom makes it our favorite. It’s charming, aesthetically pleasing, and just perfect to turn on when you’ve achieved maximum comfort on a cold, rainy day.
You’ve Got Mail
Really any ‘90s rom-com will do the trick but combine Tom, Hanks, Meg Ryan, bookstores, and autumn in New York, and that’s a MAJOR win in our opinion. There’s love, there’s hate, classic one-liners (don’t cry, shopgirl), and of course, AOL Instant Messenger. Just take it from us, you’re going to want to curl up with a pastry and a fresh pot of coffee. And we highly recommend having a book on hand for after you watch this movie because you’ll probably want to go ahead and crack that open!