I’m normally into movies that will terrify me, or make me cry, or at the very least make me lay in bed afterward thinking about my life in a very deep manner. I’ve always been into horror and drama and thriller; some people grew up with Sesame Street, I watched Nightmare on Elm Street. However, I am also what some would consider a “highly-sensitive person.” I feel things to an extent that is frustrating and uncomfortable. So when the world seems to be scattered with anxiety and stress, I not only feel my own but the stress of everyone around me. Being an empath rocks, right?!
To keep my own anxiety at bay, I’m changing up the movies I watch and instead going for things that make me feel freaking good. These movies are an escape, whether it’s an adorable love story or a hilarious escapade or superheroes just doing superhero stuff. These are the movies I’m streaming while I’m social distancing:
If you like rom-coms…
1. Hitch, Netflix
2. He’s Just Not That Into You, Netflix
3. Crazy, Stupid, Love, HBO
4. When Harry Met Sally, Hulu
5. Monster-in-Law, Netflix
6. Ibiza, Netflix
7. Along Came Polly, HBO
8. Long Shot, HBO
9. The First Wives Club, Netflix
10. Notting Hill, HBO
If you like sci-fi (AKA the best superhero movies)…
11. Guardians of the Galaxy, Disney+
Might I also recommend Guardians of the Galaxy 2 because baby Groot is everything.
12. Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, Netflix
13. Thor: Ragnarok, Disney+
While this is technically the third Thor movie, you don’t actually have to see the others before it to understand this one—and let me tell you, this is the best one. A basic Avengers knowledge is just fine.
14. Shazam!, HBO
15. Black Panther, Disney+
16. Green Lantern, HBO
OK, I’m not saying this is a ~good~ movie, but rather an ~entertaining~ movie.
If you want to feel like a kid again…
17. Wreck-It Ralph, Disney+
18. Sleepover, Netflix
19. Frozen II, Disney+
20. Agent Cody Banks, HBO
21. Star Girl, Disney+
22. Hairspray, Netflix
23. The Mighty Ducks, HBO
If you just want to laugh…
24. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Netflix
25. Eighth Grade, Amazon Prime
26. Booksmart, Hulu
The best movie I saw last year—10/10 recommend!
27. Mad Money, Netflix
28. Brittany Runs A Marathon, Amazon Prime
29. Bridesmaids, HBO
30. Big Time Adolescence, Hulu
I might just be calling this a feel-good movie because it has Pete Davidson and he makes me feel so good. OH AND MACHINE GUN KELLY and Sydney Sweeney and Jon Cryer. So feel-good, guys.
31. National Lampoon’s Vacation, Hulu
32. Late Night, Amazon Prime
33. Book Club, Hulu
34. Lady Bird, Amazon Prime
And because nothing else the love of my life, Timothee Chalamet, is in can be considered “feel-good,” I’ll watch Lady Bird at least 12 times this week.
35. Little, HBO
What movies are you streaming right now?! Tell us your favorites!