10 Great Movies To Watch While You Are Sick And Miserable

Published On July 23, 2015 » 2822 Views» By Z-rowe »

Summer won’t last forever. It’ll be fall/winter before you know it, and there is a decent chance you will catch a cold at some point. I won’t even mention the sickness that rhymes with woo. Being sick is no fun, but at least it allows you to stay at home and watch movies all day.

And I don’t know about you, but I don’t like watching anything new when I am sick. A movie I haven’t seen before is too much to take in while sick, which is why I keep things light and entertaining with some old favorites.

Check out the list below. Does your sick list look similar? Tell me some of your favorites. I might add them to my ‘I feel like crap‘ collection.



No. 10 – The Goonies

You just can’t go wrong with The Goonies. Even if there are liquids oozing out of every hole in your body, you will still enjoy this movie. And a fun fact for you, remember the interrogation scene with Chunk? Apparently, Robert Davi (Jake) really made Chunk crying during the scene by pulling hard on his hair.

Also, did you see our post the other day? They are still planning a remake.



No. 9 – Bring It On

If you do add this to your sick playlist, please make sure you stop with the original. Don’t get greedy by watching any of the horrible sequels. If anything, the four direct-to-video sequels will make you feel worse.



No. 8 – Love Actually

Seeing Bilbo Baggins squeeze some breasts will cure any illness. But seriously, this movie is an adorable romantic comedy and everyone should watch it at least once.

It’s sorta like a bag of potato chips, though. You can’t just watch it once.



No. 7 – Ghostbusters

I shouldn’t need to explain this one to you. Any movie with Bill Murray in it will probably make you laugh at some point. Plus, you’ll be so busy singing and dancing to the theme song that you’ll forget you were even sick in the first place.



No. 6 – Home Alone

When you are sick and home alone, why not watch Home Alone? And don’t try to tell me that it’s only a movie you can watch on Christmas. That’s like saying you can only eat cake on your birthday! Heck no. Eat some cake, watch Kevin McCallister kick some butt, and then drink some more cough syrup.



No. 5 – About a Boy

This might seem like an odd choice. The film does tackle some dark issues, but this film just makes me feel good for some reason.

Click here to watch one of my favorite scenes from the movie. (no it’s not the shake ya a** scene)


No. 4 – The Breakfast Club

Is this the greatest high school movie of all time? Possibly. It’s another John Hughes classic. That’s all you really need to know. He’s the genius behind three of the movies on this list.



No. 3 – Superbad

Laughter is the best medicine, right? This movie makes me laugh every single time I watch it. I remember watching this with a group a friends a few weeks after it came out. The laughing just never stopped inside the room. There is one scene where Jonah Hill’s character talks about how his back is located on, well, you’ll see when you watch the movie. After he delivers the joke, it was impossible to hear any dialogue for the next few minutes. That’s how loud the laughter was.



No. 2 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

This just makes sense. Not watching this movie while you’re sick at home is actually a crime in most places. $250 fine and you’re never allowed to call in sick to work again. You can’t be trusted.



No. 1 – School of Rock

Out of all the movies on this list, I have probably watched School of Rock the most. It might not be the best movie, but it never fails to put me in a good mood. The music, Jack Black’s infectious desire to melt faces with rock, and sticking it to The Man? You can’t beat that.

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