Since school is starting up again for me and it’s back to deadlines, sleepless nights and cramming, I thought it would be a good idea to make a list of some films (mostly rom-coms) that help me destress and take the edge off a little bit. So sit back, get some popcorn and enjoy the movie marathon, you deserve it!
1. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
This is by far one of my favourite films of all time. I think it’s really relaxing because it’s super easy to just get lost in and enjoy for a while. Everything is so romantically lit and Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan on screen together is magical to watch. Definitely recommend this one with a warm cup of tea!
2. (500) Days Of Summer (2009)
When I first saw this movie I didn’t like it at all, but to be fair I was nine and didn’t understand what was happening or why these two didn’t fall madly in love at the beginning and live happily ever after. It wasn’t until I saw this movie again a few years later that I fell in love with it and really understood the point it was trying to make. It is a really gorgeous film in my opinion and I think I’m due to watch it again soon..
3. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
Okay I think this is a bit of an odd one to put on a list of films to help you relax, but for some reason this movie completely calms me down. I love the way everything feels like a living, breathing comic book and the comedic style really resonates with me. Also I have a bit of a crush on Ramona Flowers so I’m probably a little bias!
4. Clueless (1995)
Ahh clueless, my go-to teen flick. I love everything about this movie, from the fashion to the 90’s humour to the young Paul Rudd it’s just great all round. This has always been a favourite of mine when I need to wind down or put something on before bed.
5. Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Last but not least, a movie that always makes me cry a little (happy tears).. definitely, maybe! The relationship between Will (Ryan Reynolds) and his daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin) is so sweet to watch and the movie itself is just really nicely made. Another one to watch with some tea for sure!
– Em x