Now, with this week’s topic I was a bit conflicted with myself, because comfort can be a very wide term. I could go with the cliché route and pick all romantic comedies because those comfort me when I’m blue. But then there are movies I feel so comfortable with that they also comfort me, and those range from crime to documentaries. So I thought, mix it up, and here are four different genre-based recommendations that comfort me.
Like I said, romantic comedies are one of my favourite movies out there. Love Actually among the few which are almost perfect because let’s face it, most of the rom-coms out there are just garbage. Yet, I can’t help it, almost all of them comfort me when I happen to be in a sour mood, BUT Love Actually especially since it’s well written, acted and delivered.
Many of you already know that I’m not a big documentaries kinda gal, but fashion documentaries are my jam! The September issue being my favourite one because with this one I discovered my love for the fashion world documentaries. There is always a period during the fall time when I want to watch this one, and I feel like it is timeless despite it focusing on a certain magazine issue.
Here’s another example of a comfort movie – crime. I love a mysterious case, serial killers especially, and Zodiac is one of those movies I could watch over and over again. Not only is the plot fascinating but the visual appeal and Fincher’s direction gives me the chills with every rewatch. There are only great performances in this movie, and the mystery of the Zodiac killer somehow makes it more rewatchable. As if by watching Zodiac, I could resolve the case myself, ha.
Last but not least, science-fiction! Though there’s a certain type I enjoy the most, and I think Arrival just became the number one example of the certain type I like. Sophisticated, emotional and with a surprising twist. The sci-fi element of course is a bonus. What makes this sci-fi great in my eyes is the fact that it is more about humans than bombs, and it just makes the whole experience much more relatable. With other alien invasion movies it is just guns blazing but Arrival slows everything down, it tries to science first, and that’s admirable.
I haven’t watched Friends in ages but when I was still living in my childhood home I watched all the seasons through three times or more. I think it was my most comfort zone TV show growing up. It will remain forever my favourite and even though I have no my hands full with so many other shows, I still think Friends is the best comedy, multi-cast show out there to date.
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