Saturday, 21 March 2015

Fandom Friday - Comfort Films

Absolutely love this Fandom Friday topic! These are 5 films that I watch when I'm down, not well, feeling lazy or just want to be comforted. We all have films like this.

1. Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
My friend and I, while at University, would watch this film whenever we were stuck about which film to watch. Once we had just finished watching it and said 'what should we do now?' We both looked at each other, 'Let's watch it again', so we watched it back to back. The film is great 'pick me up' and just so fun!

2. Rear Window
This was always one of my go to films to watch when I was ill. While staying in halls I used to pretend I was L.B Jefferies as I had a great view of the court and could see what was happening. Don't worry, nothing sinister was going on.

3. Soapdish
I tend to watch Soapdish when I really can't think what to watch while having dinner. I also watch this film when I come home late and I'm slightly tipsy.

4. Grosse Pointe Blank
I love this film and will never tire of it. It's always there if I need to be comforted, plus it makes a great double bill with Romy and Michelle.

5. Dredd
This film is now what I usually watch if I'm not feeling well. No idea why. I think  just really enjoy the film and distracts from whatever illness I'm suffering from.

Bonus: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

This is a bonus because now, I can't watch just one, I HAVE to watch them all. I recently watched the first two Hobbit films and the extended LOTR trilogy, I saved two to do this and it was worth it. 


  1. Meghan Sullivan21 March 2015 at 16:53

    Definitely with you on the LOTR trilogy! And for me it's not just all of them but also the extended versions of all of them!

  2. Excellent list, and I get you on Dredd, just a badass film with Karl Urban being awesome.

  3. Rear Window is such a great movie I love Hitchcock xoxo

    ♥ Cateaclysmic ♥

  4. Ooooo Dredd is a good choice. I could totally crash out on the couch and watch that again.

  5. I forgot how much I love Soapdish! Baby Iron Man : )

  6. Hitchcock's films seem to relax me, even though they can be disturbing :)

  7. Thanks :) I think Dredd for some reason is just one of those films that put you at ease, maybe its the slo-mo...

  8. Hahaha yes! Its hilarious every time I watch I'm laughing. If The Sun Also Sets was an actual soap with that cast, I think I'd have to break my 'no watching soaps' rule :)

  9. The theatrical editions just aren't enough. I'm waiting for all extended editions of the Hobbit too to do one major marathon, again :)