Comfort films.

Yes, just like comfort food. When you’ve had a bad day and just want to get on the couch and turn off your brain 'till you sleep…

Think I’ll watch Clue

Clue is one of my favorite movies.

I also love Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I have it memorized. It is one of the best movies of the 1980’s and I consider it perfect “comfort” movie.

Any of the Harry Potters. I have yet to sit through a whole one, but they’re on TV all the time – watching in bits and pieces is like a meal of appetizers.

Also Overboard with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.

Jurassic Park

I’ve got lots of them. The top of my list, believe it or not is The Ring.
It’s one of my favorite horror movies to begin with - probably the first to truly scare me in years - but something about the score and the blue green filtered cinematography totally chills me out. I almost never make it all the way through without falling asleep.

True Stories.

Fandango, Tootsie and Legend.

A Hard Day’s Night always cheers me up. It’s just so cute and peppy and happy and British-y. Obviously, the music is great. And some of those Beatles could be really funny when given the chance.

When I need a pick-me-up (or when I’m sick and lying prone and medicated), I also like to watch beloved movies from my childhood, likeThe Rocketeer and* Cool Runnings.*

Yes, Harry Potter!
Costume dramas. The Mists of Avalon and Merlin (the Sam Neill two-parter) got me through a couple of very very bad days.
Musicals. What better to watch, while looking through the Sunday paper, than a gaudy Technicolor thing with Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, or even older ones with Fred and Ginger?

Still awake. Time to pull out the big guns.

I’m lookin’ at you, The Princess Bride!

“A Room with a View” and “Charade.” I simply love both films and they make me happy.



Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion over and over and over and over and over and over.

Matrix. I usually set the dojo scene on repeat.

Yup. Between this, UHF and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, I have mindless entertainment for hours!

My stand-by is The Fifth Element. It makes my day whenever Leeloo says “multi-pass.”

Also, Stranger Than Fiction and the old favorite, Princess Bride.


Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Wizard of Oz.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Chicken Run.

Oddly, MST3K’s Manos: the Hands of Fate.

And of course, Princess Bride.

Groundhog Day.

Sense and Sensibility with the commentary track with Emma Thompson and producer Lindsay Doran is so much fun.

Something Pixar: Cars or Monsters, Inc. or The Incredibles.

Monty Python is always good for the silly.

Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion, Rat Race, Parenthood.