Did you miss me? Did you even notice I was gone? DO YOU EVEN CARE?
I’m so sorry for the long days with no post. I went down on Friday with gastroenteritis and spent the whole (depressingly warm and sunny) weekend in my bed feeling rotten… I can’t say I’m 100% yet but I’m definitely feeling a lot better than I was so Little Miss Katy is back in action!
Being sick inevitably makes me want to watch my favourite “sick” films.
You know the ones. Those films that you reach for the minute you feel sad and a bit poorly. The ones that you used to watch over and over as a kid when you’re home sick from school. That make you smile even when you’re tired and miserable. The ones that you could probably quote in your sleep.
They’re those little memories of a time past. The films that, no matter how awful you feel, will always lift you spirits.
For me, most of these films are sunny, optimistic, fairy-tales. Films of love and music and dancing and magic. Cos that’s what makes me happy.
I have other favourite films too, of course. Ones that are deep, dark and dramatic. But when I’m ill, I really just want to watch films that make me happy.
So these are my Top 5 Films To Watch When You’re Sick!
Disney just HAD to be on this list right? And this one’s a classic.
If you don’t know the story then you’ve probably been living under a rock but…
Belle is the most beautiful girl in her little provincial French village. She dreams of having great adventures like the characters in her beloved books. Her dreamy nature and inventor father have given her a reputation as a bit of a weirdo.
Events lead her to become the prisoner of a horrible ugly, mean, ol’ Beast who lives in a huge, enchanted castle. There she finds objects that talk, a strange tale of a curse, and a prince in disguise…
The graphics for this film are STUNNING. It was the first ever animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award and also won two Oscars for it’s songs and soundtrack. And for bloomin’ good reason!
Totally recommend. There’s nothing quite like a chirpy, talking, chipped tea cup to brighten up a sad day!
Mum says I didn’t like The Wizard of Oz when I was very little, but after a few years I know I was in LOVE with it. I even have a memory of Mum actually telling us we couldn’t watch it again until we’d watched every other video in our collection!
Dorothy from Kansas dreams of going somewhere over the rainbow and when a tornado hits, that’s suddenly where she finds herself.
The iconic yellow brick road, Toto the dog, that green-faced Wicked Witch of the West, the fabulous pink dress Glinda wears and THOSE red slippers. The songs in this are great and Judy Garland is definitely at her best.
It’s fun, it’s magical and it’s totally ace for sick days.
Cyber romance in a fairytale classic.
Lizzie McGuire in a gorgeous, poofy princess dress. Jennifer Coolidge as the funniest Step Mother of all time. A young Howard Wolowitz doing the mating dance of Zion. And Chad Michael Murray at his most gorgeous.
WHAT IS THERE NOT TO LOVE.
It’s cute and easy to watch and I like it OK? Don’t judge me.
One of Johnny Depp’s earlier films. Totally brilliant.
It’s kinda like Grease on magic mushrooms.
Allison is a prissy, preppy, pastel Square. Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is a bad, motorbike-riding, leather-jacket-wearing Drape.
Rich girl falls in love with a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Done to death right? And yet somehow this film is still super original and so hysterically funny.
Definitely check it out if you’re a fan of Johnny D!
I adore this film. I’ve watched it countless number of times and it just never gets old.
Based on Neil Gaiman‘s novel of the same name, it tells the story of Tristan, a young man from the English town of Wall who offers to find his lady love (Sienna Miller) a falling star.
He gets a bit more than he bargained for in Yvainne (played by the brilliant Claire Danes). On the way he meets witches, princes, pirates and a hilarious Ricky Gervais as a black market seller.
Highlights: the gorgeous Charlie Baker playing Tristan; the impeccable Michelle Pfeiffer as the evil witch queen; and the genius that is Robert De Niro, as a flamboyantly gay pirate captain.
Trust me. You have not lived until you’ve seen him dancing the cancan, in front of a mirror, in ladies underwear and a feather boa…
The cast is as star-studded as the plot and if you haven’t seen it yet I seriously recommend you get on it!
So there’s my choices. What do you like to watch when you’re sick?