Part of self-care is knowing when to escape this crazy crazy world, and when you can't get out to the country or have a change of scenery, watching a film is a great way to escape even for a little while. So, chill, sit back, get comfy and enjoy!. Me and Gina have included our favourites which we still re-watch - cos that's what you do wtih classics, right? Watch them over n' over cos they're so good!
Though we strongly believe in facing facts, conquering fears and meditating regularly for mental well being. But there are times where you feel so rough that all you should do is cuddle up with a hot water bottle and escape into a decent film or binge-worthy series. Especially while fasting, when time can feel like its standing still! We created this list specially for these times :)
If your more in the mood for a quality, chilled, nature-based documentary - we hear you! You can't beat a good David Attenborough doc - see our list of fav nature docs here.
In no particular order ...
Sister Act, Clueless, Legally Blonde, Bridesmaids, 10 Things I Hate About You, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, A Knight's Tale, Little Miss Sunshine, East Is East, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Chicken Run, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, The Calendar Girls, The Hogfather, The Addams Family, Bridget Jones's Diary, Shrek + Shrek 2, The Incredibles, The Emperor's New Groove, The Mummy + The Mummy, Kinky Boots, Pirates of the Carribean, This Is Where I Leave You, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, I Give It a Year, The Love Punch, Pitch Perfect 1, 2+3, Going In Style, The Terminal, Troop Zero, How To Be A Latin Lover, Yes Man, Dumplin', Ghost Town, The Healer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, Swimming With Men, The Baker, I Feel Pretty, Fun with Dick and Jane, The Mexican, Darlings, 3 Idiots
The Fifth Element, Galaxy Quest, Serenity, Guardians of the Galaxy 1+2, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Monokoke, The Lion King, The Hidden Blade, James and the Giant Peach, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Song of the Sea, Amelie, Moana, Porco Rosso, Adult Life Skills, Dating Amber, Enola Holmes, The Dragon Prince, Enola Holmes, My Octopus Teacher, Dune
The Help, Hidden Figures, Fly Away Home, Pride + Prejudice, Sense + Sensibility, Gladiator, Made in Dagenham, Mona Lisa Smile, Sleepy Hollow, Seven Samurai, The Twilight Samurai, Empire of the Sun, The King's Speech, The Sapphires, The Matrix, Good Will Hunting, Matilda, The Hobbit, Die Hard 1+2, Lord of the Rings, Emma, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Begin Again, Bugsy Malone, Self Made..., On the Basis of Sex, Midnight Run, October Sky, A United Kingdom, Hero
DOCUMENTARIES (films + series)
Chasing Coral, Rise of Animals, First Life, David Attenborough docs, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Du Fu: China's Greatest Poet, Legacy: The Origins of Civilisation, In Search of Shakespeare, The Story of China, Genius of the Ancient World, Seven Wonders of Buddhism, The Incredible Human Journey, Andrew Graham-Dixon docs, Ancient Egypt - Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings, Immortal Egypt, Egypt's Lost Queens, A History of Art in 3 Colours, Ice Age Giants, Mary Beard docs, Lucy Worsley docs, Treasures of Ancient Egypt, Jim Al-Khalili docs, What Is Reality?, Sam Willis docs, Ray Mears docs, The Real T-Rex, Oak Tree: Nature's Greatest Survivor
The Last Kingdom, Downton Abbey, Arrested Development, Firefly, Gentleman Jack, Avatar - The Last Airbender, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Rupaul's Drag Race, The IT Crowd, Black Books, Friday Night Dinner, War + Peace, Good Omens, AJ and the Queen, Queer Eye, Brooklyn 99, Wolf Hall, The Windors, Unorthodox, Mrs America, The Legend of Korra, Atypical, Love Sick
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Okja, The Shawshank Redemption, Marriage Story, Rabbit-Proof Fence, A Little Princess, The Sound of Music, Thelma & Louise, Casablanca, Empire of the Sun, Pay It Foward, The Painted Veil, Oranges and Sunshine, Avatar, The Breadwinner, Gladiator, Song of Names