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The Best Movies to Watch when You're Home on a Sick Day ...

By Neecey

On a sick day I love to crawl into bed, pull the covers up to my nose and get lost in a movie. Maybe I can cope with one, or maybe it turns into a movie marathon. I usually choose between classic sick day movies, something obscure or something I probably should have watched years ago. Maybe one of these:

1 The Princess Bride

What better to do on a sick day than lose yourself in some pure cinematic escapism? The Princess Bride is hilarious, romantic and has some of the most memorable lines in film history.

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2 Office Space

Lie back on your couch with some food and a blanket and watch a movie about a group of people who absolutely HATE their job. You might be sick but it’ll make you happy to be at home.

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3 Ferris Bueller’s Day off

You might not want to leave the couch, but it could be fun to watch the best movie about taking a day off that has ever been made!

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4 Harold and Maude

Sick days are the perfect opportunities for watching cult classics that you haven’t ticked off the list yet, and Harold and Maude should be the top of everybody’s list.

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5 The Royal Tenenbaums

Sometimes a sick day calls for entertainment that is wacky and quirky but still really endearing, and this film certainly fits the bill.

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6 Groundhog Day

On your own sick day, there is something fun about watching this classic movie about a guy who has to live through the same day over and over again!

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7 Burlesque

For those of you sick dayers that like their movies to be a little brainless but still a little fun, then this musical extravaganza starring Cher and Christina Aguilera is the one for you!

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8 High Fidelity

A good rom-com never goes amiss when it comes to sick days, and High Fidelity is a little different from the norm; actually a good film as well at giving you all the rom-com tropes.

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9 The English Patient

If you want something meatier than a rom-com, then why not try the sweeping epic drama that is The English Patient. You’ll be grabbing for tissues for your cold and for your tears!

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10 So I Married an Axe Murderer

Of course, you might just want something completely crazy to help you through the day, then So I Married An Axe Murderer is probably the perfect sick day companion!

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11 Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

This was Tim Burton’s first feature length movie and it’s full of dark comedy and quirky situations that will bring a smile to even the most snot-filled of faces!

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12 Joe versus the Volcano

Sick days are the days when guilty pleasures are absolutely allowed, so take the opportunity to watch a young Tom Hanks in this much loved guilty pleasure classic!

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13 Clueless

Sometimes nostalgia can go a long way for making you feel better on a sick day, so pop Clueless in the DVD player and relive some of that 90s high school awesomeness!

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14 Hercules

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Disney films are perfect for sick days, and Hercules is one of the best, most underrated ‘modern’ additions, with a soundtrack to make anyone feel better!

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15 When Harry Met Sally

Back to the classic rom-com style sick day treat, and how much more classic can you get than When Harry Met Sally? A movie most of us know back to front!

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16 Bridget Jones’s Diary

Bridget Jones is pretty much every woman’s spirit animal, and watching her crazy life on screen is perfect for a sick day.

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17 13 Going on 30

Sometimes when you’re sick, all you want is some easy viewing; girly fun, and 13 Going On 30 has the market cornered in that type of nostalgia!

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18 Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde is the kind of movie that you could watch every week and not get bored of it, and that makes it perfect for a day on the couch feeling sorry for yourself!

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19 The Truman Show

The Truman Show is a great film that incorporates two of your favorite things to do on sick days: watch movies and watch reality TV!

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20 Homeward Bound: the Incredibly Journey

If a good cathartic cry is what you are after on your sick day, then Homeward Bound will provide you with all the inspiration you are looking for!

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21 Grease

Ultimately, on our sick days all we want to do is relax and start to feel better, and is there another film that can make you feel better than the absolute musical classic that is Grease? I don’t think so!

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What’s your favorite sick day movie?

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