I think I’ve written a similar post before when I used to do Fandom Fridays…but I can think of a few films that bring me comfort. There are film that I can watch over and over and those that I watch if I really can’t think of anything. Movies in my top ten aren’t my comfort films because when I sit down to watch them, I pay attention, unlike a comfort film I can put on and dose off in the middle of. I suppose Lord of the Rings is a comfort trilogy but I don’t like falling asleep through those. In fact, that reminds me, I need to do my epic watch of all three films over Christmas AND write my 15th Anniversary of The Fellowship of the Ring. But for now, these are the films that bring me comfort…
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I think I’ve always liked Rear Window. One of my favourite Hitchcock films about (as if you didn’t know) a photojournalist who has broken his leg and is restless after being on bed rest for weeks. He starts to watch his neighbours as they go about their daily lives with no net curtains. But when he notices something strange, he starts to suspect foul play. With the help of his society girlfriend and nurse, he uncovers a dark plot. It’s a detective story where the detective never leaves his room. I used watch this when I was a teenager when I was really ill. My room faces out to the road and I can see quite far down both ends. I took the film to Uni and watched it when I was hungover, somehow it always cheered me up. Later it turned into my rainy day movie, I’d put it on when it was terrible rain. It was comforting to watch while the rain beat on the windows.
Back to the Future 2/The Goonies/Ghostbusters