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My List of Comfort Movies

posted by Nell Minow

My gallery about the best movies to watch when you’re in bed with the sniffles or flu has been posted.
The right movies can help you pass the time until you feel better. They can even help you recover faster, too. Author and editor Norman Cousins pioneered “humor therapy” after he found that watching silly movies and television shows did more to ease his pain and cure his ailment than conventional medicine. Laughter can decrease blood pressure and boost your immune system. So a good comfort movie can not only help you get better faster; it is good preventative medicine as well. It is also a nice way to spend a cold and snowy weekend, even if you are perfectly healthy because it will help keep you that way. After all, Proverbs 17:22 tells us that “a merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” And, almost as important, Dr. Netflix does make house calls.

  • jestrfyl

    My list of “Achy, Sneezy, Too-Sick_Too-Sleep movies includes Princess Bride (even the opening scene and purpose of the movie is to entertain a sick kid), Man From Snowy River (1 and/or 2), Silverado, and Ghostbusters (One). I have been known to watch one of the many Star Trek movies (favoring #4) and Indiana Jones, too. I was sick over Christmas and kept waking up during the same scene during the Chrsitmas Story marathon on TV – a freaky experience – so I have foresworn move marathons next time I am sick.

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