Sick-day movies are those movies you need to watch when you’re curled up under a blanket, drinking chicken soup, and going through Kleenex like it’s going out of style. The movies you’ve seen so many times that it’s ok if you doze off a little bit. The movies that make you the happiest. Everyone has their sick-day movie. My Mom’s sick-day movie is Cry-Baby (or anything with Johnny Depp, really). Mike‘s is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Mine happens to be A League of Their Own.
I thought it’d be appropriate to write about the best sick-day movies ever since two of the MovieSnobs were in a minor car accident this week, and my Mom has a vicious cold. Other than A League of Their Own, here are the best sick-day movies ever, and why:
There are only 2 words which matter when talking about sick days: Disney Marathon. And I’m not talking Pirates of the Caribbean or anything like that: Bambi, Dumbo, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella. Anything with bad animation that will make me cry.
And it may be an English thing, but whenever I was ill as a kid, mum used to put on a film called “Snoopy Come Home”, part of the Peanuts cartoon series. Always makes me cry, even now!!
Once Jerry Orbach left (and then he passed), I simply could not watch the new episodes.They just weren’t the same. I agree with you about the marathons! The marathons (of all three shows) are the best!!!
Dirty Dancing. I’ve seen that way too many times. Mind you, I was only 10 when the movie came out, so by those standards, it was pretty risque at the time. Nevertheless, it’s got it all! Bumping and grinding. “I carried a watermelon.” Patrick Swayze telling the king, himself, Jerry Orbach, “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Classic!