MY TOP 5 FILMS TO WATCH WHEN YOU’RE SICK

Hello!

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!

beauty and the beast

5. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

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!

wizard of oz

4. THE WIZARD OF OZ

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.

a cinderella story

3. A CINDERELLA STORY

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.

2. CRY-BABY

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!

stardust

1. STARDUST

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!

stardust

So there’s my choices. What do you like to watch when you’re sick?

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  • Aw I hope you get better soon! I love your list, Cinderella Story is one of my favourite films from the teenage years. I’d also be watching Bridesmaids, Bride Wars and pretty much any other chick flick revolving around weddings and amazing lifestyles. I don’t know why, I recoil in horror at the thought of my own big white wedding but watching films about them just makes me happy! xxx
    La Lingua : Food, Life, Love, Travel, Friends, Italy

    • Thanks Lucy! I know what you mean about watching weddings haha. I watched Bride Wars for the first time last week and it’s so good! My hosuemates and I are addicted to Four Weddings and Don’t Tell The Bride as well. I think it’s all the fabulous dresses and drama! xx

  • I love all of these films (apart from Cry Baby which I haven’t seen but will be because Jonny Depp is just a babe!). For me anything Disney will cheer me up, and also it’s not quite a movie but Friends is always going to be a winner :) X

    A Blonde Moment

    • Definitely watch Cry Baby! It’s classic Johnny Depp only better cos he’s young and mucho hot haha. Friends is also a fab choice! I’m on a mission to get the box set for next time I’m ill :) xx

  • All these movies are so awesome, you right they will make you feel better.

    Meg | Meghan Silva’s Blog

  • Great picks! When I’m sick, I like to bust out Mean Girls or maybe binge watch a TV show like Sex and the City (I know, I know… so girly)

    xo, alison*elle

    • Mean Girls is fab but it doesn’t quit have the right healing properties for me haha. Sex and The City is great though! I really want the complete box set :) xx

  • ah I love these films, havent seen cry baby though!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

  • Stardust used to be my number one rainy day movie! X

    thepersephonecomplex.blogspot.co.uk

  • A Cinderella Story, ahhh <3 lovely! I always watch the Hangover when I’m sick! x

    http://www.definitelymycupoftea.com

  • My sick day movies are definitely royal tenenbaums and miss congeniality.

    xo
    http://www.style-wire.com

    • I LOVE Miss Congeniality! “You wanna hug me…you wanna lurrrve me…” such a funny film :) xx

  • Hope you feel better soon! And love the new blog design – I just did the same with my blog – guess it just comes to that time! :)

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • Thanks Jas! Yeah it just needed a bit of a tidy up :) yours is looking fab! xx

  • One of my all time favorites is “Almost Famous”. Star dust is a great one too!

    I have nominated your blog for the very Inspiring Blogger Award, please see my post for the details. Great Blog! Hope you are feeling better soon.

    http://palsywalsyblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/inspiring-blogger-award-nomination.html

    • Aw thank you!! That’s so sweet of you :) I actually got nominated a couple of weeks back. You can find my post here xx

  • Im feeling kind of down now! Will watch cry-baby as I haven’t seen it before! Also it has a young johnny depp ;)

    Lets keep in touch and follow each other on Blog Lovin! I always follow back! :)

    Love from Canada
    Marie from http://www.ElleCharie.com

    • Thanks Marie. Aw I hope you feel better soon. And I hope you enjoy Cry-Baby!! :) xx

  • For me it’s Crocodile Dundee 1 & 2 every time! :)

  • Glad you’re feeling better, Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite childhood movies!

  • I hope you’re feeling better! Stardust is such an awesome film, Zoolander or Mean Girls always makes me feel better.

    Tara x

  • Ayre

    ok don’t hate me, but I’ve only seen A Cinderella Story out of all the movies you mentioned… =/

    Ayre

  • Aww I love Stardust! The ending makes me tear up everytime! I wish I had a Babylon Candle!

    John
    http://www.shoutjohn.co.uk

  • Minniemousechic

    I love all these!! Especially Cinderella story my guilt pleasure I don’t need to be sick to watch it haha