Feeling a bit under the weather? Pick from our choice of feel-good films that’ll make you feel a whole lot better...
10 Things I Hate About You
If anything’s going to warm you up when you have the chills, it’s this. Heath Ledger’s performance of Can’t Take My Eyes Off You alone is enough to cure the tickly cough! So sit back and watch the Stratford sisters, Kat and Bianca (Julia Stiles and Larisa Oleynik), as they’re wooed by Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt...
OK, you may not be able to sing along to this one, but it’s still entertaining and upbeat enough to make you feel perkier. Join Anna Kendrick and the rest of the Barden Bellas as they compete in the campus’s biggest singing contest and find out who comes out on top.
Being bed-bound isn’t all that bad if you have Twilight on in the background. A sickly-sweet romance between a teenage girl (Kristen Stewart) and a vampire (Robert Pattinson) is just what the doctor ordered.
The Lion King
This Disney fave is the perfect movie for snuggling up with when you’re feeling less than tip-top. Have your tissues at the ready, though… we all know it’s a bit of a tear-jerker.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Break-ups are never fun unless they involve Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, a lot of mojitos and the island of Hawaii. Throw Russell Brand and Mila Kunis into the mix and you’re onto a winner. This all-star cast will have you in fits of laughter from start to finish, so headaches and congestion will all be forgotten – well, for as long as the film lasts, anyway.
Friends With Benefits
Keeping things platonic with your attractive friend is tricky enough, but chuck in friends with benefits and you’re on the road to complication. This hilarious hit comedy about two friends who hook up is one to watch when you’re feeling rough, as things get a little heated – which is a sight for sore eyes when the friends are Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. Just what you need to soothe that sore throat and chesty cough.
Bridget Jones’s Diary
This is the go-to when you’re stuck at home ill with nothing to do. Why? Because nobody’s life is crazier or more complicated than Bridget’s (Renée Zellwegger), right? This thirty-something takes us on an emotional roller coaster, but with plenty of laughs and tears along the way, it’s the perfect pick-me-up when you’re feeling under the weather.