films The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick  

Ann Casano
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List Rules Any film you'd enjoy watching if you are home sick from school or work.

You’re sick. We’re sorry. Instead of heading off to work or school, you’re stuck in bed with a bad case of the sniffles and congestion. But there is a bright side. You have the excuse you need to watch any film you want. Here are the best movies to watch when sick.

One of the obvious criteria of movies for sick days is that they shouldn’t be too complicated. Sure, Memento may be one of the best films of the past 25 years, but it’s complex and you really need to pay attention. Movies for sick days should be easy to follow, and if you happen to fall asleep for a few minutes, no big deal; sick films are easy to pick back up. Also, a sick person probably doesn’t want to watch anything too loud or gory.

There are certainly a lot of comedies on this list. The best movies to watch if you don't feel well should pick up your spirit, after all. A good laugh is perhaps the best medicine available.

There are also a few uplifting flicks on this sick movies list. If you’re feeling down, perhaps a classic underdog story will do the trick. Look no further than Forrest Gump, Rudy, or The Goonies. All three remind a viewer that despite great odds, hard work and perseverance will pay off in the end.

Make your voice heard. Vote up your favorite films to watch when sick. Or, if the movie you always reach for when home feeling under weather isn't listed, be sure to add it. In this way, you might just bring joy to another sick person's sick day watchlist.
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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Mean Girls Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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Grease is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Pretty Woman Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
When Harry Met Sally... Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Pretty in Pink James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
The Wedding Singer Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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Wreck-It Ralph is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Wreck-It Ralph Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Mindy Kaling

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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
The Big Lebowski Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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Say Anything... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Say Anything... John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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The Prince of Egypt Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer

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Billy Madison is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Billy Madison Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley

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Kiki's Delivery Service Kikuko Inoue, Kappei Yamaguchi, Akio Ōtsuka

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There's Something About Mary is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
There's Something About Mary Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller

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Singin' in the Rain Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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Amélie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Amélie

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Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Wedding Crashers Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Isla Fisher

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Almost Famous is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Almost Famous Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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Roman Holiday Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert

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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Charles Napier

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Fried Green Tomatoes Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Chris O'Donnell

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The Darjeeling Limited Natalie Portman, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson

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Old School is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Old School Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

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Rudy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Rudy Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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(500) Days of Summer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
(500) Days of Summer Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Blade Runner Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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The Royal Tenenbaums is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
The Royal Tenenbaums Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray

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Real Genius Val Kilmer, Chevy Chase, Deborah Foreman

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Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Kingpin Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

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Trainwreck is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies to Curl Up And Watch When You're Sick
Trainwreck John Cena, Tilda Swinton, Bill Hader

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Zulu Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins