The world is a flaming hot pile of garbage right now. If 2020 was a haircut, it would be a mullet because we had high hopes at the idea of it, but now that we have it we’re too embarrassed to leave the house and we can’t wait for it to grow out.
Luckily, you’re not the only mullet-rocker around since literally everyone is stuck inside growing their hair out. This is why people took to Twitter and responded to Turner Classic Movies to share the comfort movies that make their lives suck a little less.
Young Tom Hanks In You’ve Got Mail
I mean, romcoms are supposed to make your life better, right? How could this one not since it’s got Tom Hanks in it and chronicles an online romance that gets complicated? You can definitely relate since I know you haven’t stopped talking to Tinder matches despite being confined to your house.
I Used To Relate To Marty, But In Isolation, I Relate To Doc More
Just the idea of this movie is a wild enough one to make you laugh without even watching it. Tune in for Marty McFly (aka the cool kid you wish you dated in high school) and stay for Doc Brown because you’re on the verge of a breakdown, just like him.
Seriously, Follow This With Mean Girls For The Complete Lindsay Experience
Even if you’re not a Lindsay Lohan fan, you can still appreciate this movie for its major nostalgia factor. Just like me, after watching this, you definitely tried to find your long-lost twin on MySpace.
How Could You Not Feel Joy Seeing Leo And Brad Costar?
The plot of this one is all kinds of optimistic since, you know, Sharon Tate sees a better ending. But what really makes this one a feel-good movie is seeing Leo and Brad’s faces for 2.5 hours. That’s unmatched joy right there.
Every Austen Fanatic Needs A Sense And Sensibility Night Right Now
Okay, okay, Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon isn’t in this photo, but that’s because Kate Winslet needs to be there. I mean, just look at that pinafore and Regency-style empire dress? I’m fully swooning, Kate.
Escape Your Crazy Family By Watching Another One In The Royal Tenenbaums
If your family is driving you up the wall because they’re all cooped up and bored, all you have to do is watch The Royal Tenenbaums and you’ll feel so much better about your own problems. Seriously.
I Hope My Future International Lover Is Staying Safe And Practicing Social Distancing
Call Me By Your Name fully gave us all completely unrealistic travel goals for when we’re abroad. Before watching this, I used to care about the sights I saw. But afterward, I’m fully looking into restored Italian villas so an attractive stranger can come to stay with me.
Julia Roberts Can Take All My Money And Break My Arms, I Love Her So Much
I’m not being dramatic—Julia Roberts is an unproblematic queen, and she’s everything in Pretty Woman. It’s the perfect comfort movie to watch and live through vicariously while you’re alone and not getting any in isolation.
Of Course, We Had To Include The Goonies
There’s no feel-good comfort list that’s complete without The Goonies. Every millennial has watched this one a hundred times and can fully quote it if prompted to. I’m also not saying you shouldn’t quote it while watching it…
Anything Ghibli Will Warm Your Cold, Dead Heart
Even if you’re not into animated movies, you have to appreciate the beauty of Studio Ghibli’s movies. I consider this the cute and economical after-school Japanese version of Harry Potter, in case you needed any more convincing.
More Tom Hanks, Because You Deserve It
There’s no crying in baseball baby, so save those tears until after you’ve watched A League of Their Own. You might feel weird seeing Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell in serious acting roles, but Tom Hanks will fully take that weird feeling away.
Do The Time Warp In Your Living Room
You might hit your couch with your knee while you do that jump to the left, but your viewing pleasure demands you watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show and do the Time Warp. I don’t make the rules.
Let’s Send Some Respect To The Parisian Rodent Gordon Ramsay
Who would’ve thought that a rat controlling a French chef would be the movie that got me into cooking? But that’s exactly what happened. I actually made ratatouille a couple of years ago, and man did it not live up to the hype.
Since You Can’t Go Outside, You Might As Well Shower While Watching Singin’ In The Rain
Basically any Gene Kelly movie will perk your spirits right up. If you’re also looking for a good at-home workout, you can always try to follow along with his dance moves. Just make sure you’re not in front of your window…
…No, Not The James Franco Version
The Room is only a pleasure to watch if you’ve got a tub of spoons next to you, a video conference going with friends that can quote it with you, and you’re emotionally ready to scream “OH HI MARK.”
Pee Wee’s Voice Alone Takes Me Back To Better Days
Whether it’s Pee Wee, Mr. Bean, or the Three Stooges, adorable slapstick comedy kings are the way to go to raise your serotonin during these times. He’s also a style icon in every movie he’s in (check out that bow tie).
See Some Good In The World Again With Amélie
Okay, so, in real life, having someone help you out like Amélie does would be slightly annoying, but this movie is for anyone who has ever imagined themselves as a manic pixie dream girl in Paris. You can do it from the comfort of your own home now.
“It Happened In One Night” Is Also How I’d Describe How Quickly I Finish A Series On Netflix These Days
There’s a reason Clark Gable is still relevant, and that’s because this man can steal my heart away any time he wants. For real, there’s nothing cooler than a reporter with a pencil mustache and 5 pounds of car grease in his hair.
You Can’t Swim…So Watch Easy To Love
Even though your current love triangle is between you, your cat, and your fridge, watching them onscreen is definitely some great escapism. Oh, to be a professional show swimmer/model with a singer, business owner, and castmate in love with you.
Since We’re Basically In Purgatory Right Now Anyway…Cabin In The Sky Fits
For those of us who aren’t familiar, Cabin In The Sky is the 1943 film about a dude who dies and gets six months to redeem himself to get into heaven. This sounds like a pretty long time, but I know that if it was me, I’d procrastinate and try and do it the night before.