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Sick Day Cinema: Movies to Lift Your Spirits and Ease Your Ailments

Sick Day Cinema: Movies to Lift Your Spirits and Ease Your Ailments

İrem Uğur
December 10 2023 - 10:01pm

Welcome to our cinematic sanctuary, where we've curated a list of films tailor-made for those days when you're not feeling your best. Whether you're battling a cold, flu, or just in need of some comforting movie magic, we've got you covered. From heartwarming classics to feel-good comedies, these films are the perfect companions to make your sick day a little brighter. So, grab your favorite blanket, settle into your comfiest spot, and let the healing power of cinema bring a touch of joy to your road to recovery.

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The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

The film adapted from William Goldman's novel narrates the fantastical story of a beautiful princess rescued by a hero. In the movie, the tale of an impossible love is recounted by a grandfather to his grandson. Awarded at numerous festivals, the film was nominated for an Oscar in the 'Best Original Song' category for 'Storybook Love,' a song with Willy De Ville's signature.

Three Thousand Years of Longing

Three Thousand Years of Longing

Alithea, an academic, accidentally releases a Djinn from its confinement in a bottle. While narrating three stories of imprisonment, the Djinn grants her three wishes. The conversation they have in a hotel room in Istanbul leads to consequences neither of them anticipated.

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

Adam and Barbara Maitland, a young and happy couple, die in a car accident. Meanwhile, Charles and Delia purchase the Maitlands' house in New York along with their sister. However, Adam and Barbara are not pleased with this situation. Despite being ghosts, their inexperience prevents them from driving the new homeowners away. As a last resort, they turn to the worst ghost, Beetlejuice.

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

Twenty years in the future in Japan, as the dog population spirals out of control and a 'canine flu' outbreak occurs, a decision is made to quarantine the dogs on a garbage-filled island. A 12-year-old boy named Atari Kobayashi shows great courage by coming to the island to find his abandoned dog, Spots. The other dogs on the island will assist Atari in locating Spots and doing so without getting caught by the authorities.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!

After the events of the first film, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) and Sky (Dominic Cooper) have married and are living on the Greek island of Kalokairi, managing her mother Donna's (Meryl Streep) hotel. Sophie is pregnant and finds herself going through a period where she feels closer to her mother than ever before. Alongside Sophie, we also witness the events of Donna's youth on Kalokairi, curious about what her mother experienced when she first arrived on the island years ago.

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Paddington 2

Paddington 2

Living with the Brown family, Paddington has become a beloved and popular member of the local community. To find the perfect gift for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, he takes on a series of odd jobs. Eventually, he manages to get the gift, but it is suddenly stolen. The film, featuring the original voice cast including Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Sally Hawkins, is directed by Paul King.

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), who performs as a comedian at a venue in Chicago while working as a taxi driver during the day, rejects all attempts by his family to arrange a traditional Pakistani marriage for him. His relationship with Emily (Zoe Kazan), whom he meets after one of his shows, seems short-lived due to the cultural clash between their families. However, Emily's unexpected and serious illness forces Kumail to reevaluate everything he holds dear in life and find a balance among them.

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