There are some movies that you keep in your Netflix queue not because you’re too lazy to remove them, but because you watch them so often. They’re the movies that you navigate toward when you’ve had a spectacularly shitty day and need something to bring you back to yourself. They’re the visual and aural equivalent to wrapping yourself in a blanket and scarfing chicken n’ dumplings or macaroni and cheese. They’re comfort food movies and these are mine.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
This is my number one lady, the one I have memorized and have watched the most on this list.
Kate Beckinsale in a skintight outfit, Scott Speedman as the damsel in distress, and a supremely camp Bill Nighy make for one kickass comfort.
This Norwegian delight has everything: supernatural creatures, farts, scares, and humor.
If you’ve never watched Scream, that’s tantamount to never experiencing British chocolate. You may think you like other things similar to it, but you’re just fooling yourself until you finally have the best.
I am exceedingly smart and watched this movie for the first time before a flight to St. Thomas. It scared the shit out of me. After the trip where I didn’t explode in a fireball, I started watching Final Destination over and over. Now, it comforts me where it once terrified me.
I love this movie. I can quote most of it. I will watch it anytime and anyplace. I do not recognize so-called sequels or remakes. This is my Eric Draven. No one else.
The Princess Bride
“To the pain!” “Maiwwage is what bwings us togevvah today.” “INCONCEIVABLE.” “Bow to the Queen of Slime, the Queen of Filth, the Queen of Putrescence! Boo! Boo! Rubbish! Filth! Slime! Muck! Boo. Boo. BOOO!”
Under the Red Hood
It’s Batman, bitch.