Taking a sick day is the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind (unless you’re sick). According to Redditors, whether you’re looking for a comedy, a romance, or a heartwarming tale, these movies will leave you feeling happy and uplifted. So grab a blanket, make some chicken soup, and get ready to escape into a world of feel-good cinema.
1. Encino Man (1992)
Encino Man is a comedy directed by Les Mayfield and starring Brendan Fraser, Sean Astin, and Pauly Shore. The movie follows two high school friends who discover a caveman buried in their backyard and try to pass him off as a foreign exchange student. “No wheezing the juice!”
2. The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
The Peanut Butter Falcon is a drama film directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz and starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, and Zack Gottsagen. The movie follows the story of a young man with Down Syndrome who breaks free from his care facility in pursuit of his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. During his journey, he forms an unlikely friendship with a small-time criminal.
3. Burn After Reading (2008)
Burn After Reading is a dark comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Frances McDormand, and John Malkovich. The movie follows a group of unconventional people whose lives intersect after a disk containing a manuscript for a memoir is inadvertently left behind in a fitness center.
4. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a comedy-drama film directed by Taika Waititi and starring Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, and Rhys Darby. The film traces the journey of a defiant city kid dispatched to reside with his aunt and uncle in the secluded wilds of New Zealand. It highlights the unexpected connection he forges with his uncle, all the while pursued by child protective services.
5. Some Like It Hot (1959)
Some Like It Hot is a comedy film directed by Billy Wilder. It stars Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. The film depicts two musicians who observe a mob assassination and subsequently seek refuge by assuming female identities and becoming members of an exclusively female musical ensemble.
6. Chef (2014)
Chef is an American comedy-drama film directed by Jon Favreau and starring Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Scarlett Johansson, and Dustin Hoffman. The movie tracks the journey of a chef who, after losing his job, embarks on a venture in the food truck industry.
7. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is an American fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Ben Stiller and starring Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, and Sean Penn. The movie tracks the experiences of a shy photo editor as they set out on a quest to locate a lost negative, leading them on an extraordinary adventure.
8. Stardust (2007)
Stardust is a British romantic fantasy film directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Rupert Everett, and Robert De Niro. Neil Gaiman’s novel inspires the movie with the same title. It tells the story of a young man who ventures beyond a mystical barrier to recover a fallen star, plunging himself into a realm filled with thrilling adventure and danger.
9. Amélie (2001)
Amélie is a French romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta, and Serge Merlin. The film shares the story of a young woman who takes it upon herself to improve the lives of those around her.
10. Secondhand Lions (2003)
Secondhand Lions is an American comedy-drama film directed by Tim McCanlies and starring Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, and Haley Joel Osment. The film is about a young boy sent to live with his eccentric great-uncles, who tell him stories of their wild pasts, and he learns valuable lessons about life.
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