When you hear the phrase “great movies to unwind to”, what comes to mind? Lately my tastes have been on the lighter side. It's not that I don't like complex stories; the number of dramas and thrillers in my collection will attest to that. However, we don't always want a deep, philosophical experience. Sometimes we just want to be entertained. To that end, here are some of what I think are the best movies to unwind to. They might sound stupid, but sometimes you need to set your brain aside. If you're like me and don't have one, they're even better.
This is easily one of my favorite movies to unwind to. Luke Wilson is recruited to be part of the Army's “hibernation project” and ends up waking up five centuries in the future. He wakes to find that everyone around him is dumber than a box of rocks and gets roped into a government post he has no idea how to do. The people's names (for instance, the president's middle name is Listerine) and the sheer weirdness of the world around him is hilarious and guaranteed to make you fear for the future. :) If you're one to quote movie lines the way I am (can you tell I hang out with guys?), you'll find a lot of funny ones here.