Comfort Movies: The Five Movies I ALWAYS Have to Watch

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There are certain movies that I have to watch if I come across them on TV, basically no matter what.

I call these Comfort Movies.  I don’t get sick of them. They make me happy.  I can watch them any time of day, any day of the week.  And they suck me in every time…

Armageddon is the perfect movie: So implausible and ridiculous.  So many good one-liners.  Great, fun actors.  And the scene when Bruce Willis says good-bye to Liv Tyler via satellite makes me cry big fat ugly tears EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.  (And I’ve probably watched it 50 times.)

Armageddon movie

Rock of Ages.  I think you either love this movie or you hate it.  (If you hate it, though, just FYI  you’re wrong and you have terrible taste in cheesy musical movies.)  I sing along at the top of my lungs.  And sometimes I dance, too.

rock of ages

Pitch Perfect.  Again with the music-theme.  But man, I love this movie.  Rebel Wilson makes Matt laugh so hard he almost falls off the couch, so I think I also love watching it because I love watching Matt watch it.  (Pitch Perfect 2 was truly awful, though.  Just really, really bad.)

Pitch Perfect movie

Tombstone.  I can be cleaning up the living room, ready to go to bed, about to turn off the TV for the night, and see that Tombstone is on is I’m like, CRAP, now I have to stay up another two hours.  You’re a daisy if you do.

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Good Will Hunting.  Actually, this is one of my all-time, hands-down, favorite movies ever.  And not just because it was filmed on the street where I lived when I was little.  Also because Matt Damon and “hah’d’ya like dem apples”.  And Ben Affleck in full Bruins warm-up suits.  And Boston accents (Robin Williams tried so hard, bless his heart).

MOVIES: On the outside, Will Hunting (MATT DAMON) is exactly like his friends in the rough, working-class South Boston neighborhood, jumping between menial jobs and run-ins with the law. Yet one day, while working as a janitor at MIT, this all changes when he stuns the Nobel Prize winning professors by solving the most difficult mathematical problems almost instantaneously. However, his latest predicament which is a pending jail sentence, soon leads Will to Sean McGuire, a college professor/therapist with an empathetic heart, who may be his only hope. The 1997 film 'GOOD WILL HUNTING' will air on on the ABC Television Network. PICTURED: From left to right: COLE HAUSER, CASEY AFFLECK, MATT DAMON and BEN AFFLECK. PHOTO CREDIT -- Miramax Films

I know there are more, but these are my top five.  What are your comfort movies?

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4 thoughts on “Comfort Movies: The Five Movies I ALWAYS Have to Watch

  1. Mish

    I HATE Tombstone. Mitch makes me watch that, and almost any Kevin Costner movie that comes on – i.e. Waterworld, Dances With Wolves, Robin Hood.

    My “cant stop watching” movies are:
    All 3 original Star Wars
    Josey Wales
    El Dorado
    True Grit (either one)

  2. Lucy Anderson

    this is a hard question..but..the movies i can never turn off are:

    1. knowing (so random…but it’s always on and i love it)
    2. the rock (okay so maybe i have a nicolas cage thing)
    3. all the harry potters (duh)
    4. shawshank redemption
    5. tie between never been kissed and she’s all that

    honorary mention: dead poet’s society

  3. Melissa

    Princess Bride! Overboard, Goodfellas, Goonies, Ghostbusters (1&2), Scrooged, Shawshank Redemption, I could go on all day.

  4. Jane

    Nowadays I might choose sleep, but my tops to rewatch are Sound of Music, Love Actually, Notting Hill, Meet Joe Black (no longer makes me weep) and Good Will Hunting is always good! Oh and the Departed was good…


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