Christmas and New Year can be a time for overindulging and usually takes a few movie days to recover from. This is also a time where I give myself a break from trying to find great independent movies and go for much loved films that require very little brain power.
My favourite hangover movies can be nicely broken down into 3 categories: adventure, comedy and guilty pleasures.
Fantasy, Adventure and Science Fiction Films
Those films that are far removed enough from real life that you can forget how you are feeling for a little while, but still have a strong morale message, leaving you feeling inspired after the credits roll.
One of my all time favourites series, and so on trend right now! I either watch The Empire Strikes Back as it’s my favourite; or if I am going for a full binge I go for the “Machete order” which goes Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi skipping out Episode I because I find it hard to stomach even on a day when I am not feeling rough.
My grandparents were absolute Trekkies so watching anything Star Trek is really nostalgic. Though I am a fan of the new films my favourites are still Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek: First Contact.
Back To The Future
Great Scott!! If you follow me on Instagram you may remember my excitement at being able to sit in a DeLorean on Back To The Future Day this year. These films are 80’s gold and never fail to cheer me up.
My mum would not let me see this film for ages, which made the dinosaur drama even more exciting when I finally got round to watching it.
Finding a map and going on a pirate adventure was my ultimate childhood dream – and not much has changed since back then. The Goonies were such a wonderful bunch of misfits and absolutely would have been my buddies when I was a child.
Lord of The Rings
My friend described the first film as a bunch of weirdos walking around the mountains for an overly long time, which is true, but I LOVE this trilogy, it is filled with heart, adventure, action, morals and incredible scenery.
Never Ending Story
A normal item like a book turning into a full blown fantastical adventure are what my childhood dreams were made of, especially getting to fly threw the air on Falkor.
So strange that sometimes it is a little hard to watch after a heavy night, but Bowie will always be hypnotic.
My favourite super hero; when I am looking for laughs I go to the Tim Burton era and if I want to feel better about the state of my own life it has got to be The Dark Night Trilogy.
The Hunger Games
Watching Katnis go through so much makes me feel like my aching body is nothing to complain about.
Sometimes laugher is the only medicine.
“Shikaka” – The detective who you would never hire for anything but endless laughs, so immature but still cracks me up every time.
Not quite able to handle proper gore, this movie fills my horror needs with a touch of comedy.
The Big Lebowski
Another movie that makes me feel better about my own life. Though I feel sorry for The Dude it is hysterical watching him try to navigate the disastrous events that keep unfolding.
A clever comedy which makes the uneventful entertaining.
My Guilty Pleasure Films
When I am weak even I sometimes succumb to the allure of romance, teen drama and good old Disney
Only the first one! I really think that the beautiful shimmering vampires started out well with their cool toned independent feeling movie, showing a dangerous romance but it went rabidly downhill from there.
A classic high school tale which is so wonderfully quotable.
When I am feeling sorry for myself all I want is a snuggle with top scarer Sully, a classic Disney movie about how good wins over evil.
My favourite Disney films that turns my stoney heart into jelly.
What are your favourite films when you have over indulged or are feeling under the weather?