What movie pairs best with a cold?

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  1. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's

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    You'll be ok, but for now you feel like crap. You're off work. You're wrapped up in a blanket on the couch. Maybe if you're lucky someone nice is even bringing or making you something hot.

    Something about it calls for some movies. Maybe it's boredom. Maybe it's a need to zone out for hours at a time. Maybe you just finally have some free time. What movies do you like when you have a cold? Here are some of mine:

    For movies as comfort food, I can't go wrong with Jurassic Park. It's my all-time favorite movie.

    I can spend a whole day binging all the Indiana Jones movies. By the time I get to the fourth one, I'm in deep enough with the meds that even that doesn't bother me. But then, I'm pretty sure Temple of Doom is my favorite Indy movie, so...

    Speaking of medicine, Gozilla vs. Hedorah (aka Godzilla vs The Smog Monster) goes great with cough medicine:

     
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    If I’m in the mood to feel cruddy and wallow then maybe something like Audition or Magnolia. If I’m looking for lighter fare I could go with Fantastic Planet or Raising Arizona.
     
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    Wow! Before I finished reading your post I was thinking Jurassic park! Something about it… I watch that or one of the lord of the rings films when I’m sick, especially during winter.

    The fellowship of the ring reminds me of my time in New Zealand, not to mention the acting and music are incredible.
     
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    For me, it's just my favorite movies. Young Frankenstein tops that list, I watch it often just to make sure I remember every single line.

    A few other good options are the extended editions of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars, really anything that is long so you can zone out as mentioned.
     
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    I can't resist this one, even if I happen to catch it halfway through.

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    LOTR goes great with some hot soup. I think The Two Towers is my favorite, but Fellowship is a great, mostly relaxing intro, and once you watch those two you might as well watch Return of the King.

    Also, extended versions or bust.
     
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    Not my choice for a cold specifically, but a very solid choice in general!
     
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    John Carpenter's "The Thing".
     
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    Manual Slim, I came here to suggest Raising Arizona. You are ON POINT!
     
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    I see what you did there!

    I'll add Ice Station Zebra.
     
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    I think it's a comfort food thing more than anything, though for some reason a cold makes me gravitate toward certain specific things.

    I like Star Wars, but I think all the movies trigger my nerd detail-detection centers too much to be as enjoyable while sick.
     
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    Anything on MST3000 prior to 1995.
     
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    I can see myself enjoying Escape from New York with a stuffy head.

    Escape from L.A., too. I actually saw that one first and I appreciate the self-conscious camp, so it doesn't bother me at all. They're basically the same movie!
     
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    That Thing You Do! would be my suggestion. However, if you prefer something odd that fits in with the mindset brought about by consuming handfuls of Benadryl, see if you can find a copy of Six String Samurai.
     
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    I'm all in for Jurassic Park, or any and all sequels.

    You also can't go wrong with The Big Lebowski, or Spinal Tap, or That Thing You Do!.
     
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    Fair point on the sequels, I can go for a Jurassic Park/World marathon. It's two hours of dinosaur mayhem at a time, that makes me happy. I've long said the Jurassic movies will have to F up long and hard for me to give up on them, and I don't hold them to a particularly high standard to begin with.

    I forgot to include the Fast and Furious movies. They go from teenage-y melodrama to decent action movies to all-out silliness, all while remaining fun to watch and none-too-demanding.
     
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    Another good long-haul option.
     
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    If I am under the weather I seem to go with RomComs more often than not. Moonstruck and Four Weddings and a Funeral are my go to. Though a good WW2 movie will do. I love The Big Red One and also the Terrence Malick version of The Thin Red Line.
     
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    With a cold, nothing requiring too much thought but entertaining ...

    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Forrest Gump
    Little Big Man
     
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