After coming down with what I have to assume must be the plague, I was trapped in bed for a couple of days feeling awful (okay, but with strawberry ice pops and all my necessities in our toasty warm apartment, thanks Bob!). Yes, I got the flu shot, and no, it doesn’t appear to have mattered. There are only a few things you can do when you’re sick, and one of them is watch movies. So, for the upcoming flu season, here are my top sick-day movies, based on your level of sickness:
(Disclaimer: I admit that these movies may be geared towards the female audience. Sorry, but I’m a girl.)
Feeling like you’re going to die:
- Frances Ha – Sure to let you (put you to) sleep. Reviews coming soon!
- Mean Girls – or any movie that you can quote in your sleep. Mean Girls is that for me.
Feeling sick but conscious:
- Model Behavior – a Disney Channel classic, this movie is bad enough that you won’t feel bad if you accidentally doze off, but just cheesy enough to give you sick-day comfort (check out Buzzfeed’s article on it here http://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahcatherinec/we-need-to-talk-about-model-behavior-justin-tim-f819)
- Across the Universe – I love the Beatles, and this musical movie based around their songs is great at some parts and slow in others. Mostly a win for me, the movie is great for when you’re sick and sleeping because it’ll lull you with classic Beatles songs and you’ll dream of “All You Need is Love"
Feeling better but still too disgusting to interact with real-life people:
- The Town – because Ben Affleck makes any day better. Plus it’s a relatively long movie so it’ll keep you amused on the day you feel better but still need to rest
- Jerry Maguire – the same runtime logic applies as for The Town, and Tom Cruise’s infinite energy will inspire you to chug that ginger ale