First off – HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We’ve compiled our own quick list of movies you should watch if you’re hungover so that you’re prepared for tomorrow! This can be for January first OR any day you’re just too useless to the world and just want to lie on the couch nursing your headache. We’ll have a separate list of series to watch coming soon.
Hair of the dog, anyone? What do you watch when you’re hungover? Tell us in the comments.
The Hangover is classic because of the way it is now entrenched in popular culture. Of course it’d be on our list!
Troop Beverly Hills, headed by Shelley Long, is the troop we’d want to belong to. The one that tries hard but doesn’t take itself too seriously. And has Jenny Lewis in it. And wins in the end!
(500) Days of Summer hits that spot of romance you might want for a hangover day except that it totally ends up different than you’d expect. Zooey Deschanel is basically the same as she always is, on the verge of being sickly sweet, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt shines as her architect lover.
Pitch Perfect will perk you right up and possibly cure you of your hangover. We’re not promising miracles, though.
The Rescuers Down Under is the sequel to The Rescuers. This is the “boy version” and features more slapstick humor, action, and evil villains. I recommend the original while our tech editor recommends Down Under.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory both feature bratty kids and a lotttttt of chocolate. You could either go with Gene Wilder or Johnny Depp‘s Willy Wonka. We prefer the less creepy Wilder but the sets of Tim Burton’s Charlie are a visual treat. Watch one or the other and bring back memories of a chocolatey childhood almost akin to going to Max Brenner. Oh, wouldn’t that be nice.
Batman Returns is another Burton film that would be good to watch in a dark room. Plus, Michelle Pfeiffer.
Gone with the Wind is epic and you can zone in or out whenever you please and you’ll still know what is going on. Just be sure to be awake when Prissy says her line about birthing babies. That is classic.
A Fish Called Wanda features the best of Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and John Cleese. You can’t go wrong with this or Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Casper. Enough said.
Rocky Horror Picture Show might make you want to get up and go at it again but stop! Relax. Sing along, softly.
Heartbeats (Les Amoures Imaginaires) might require some reading of captions but if you prop your head up, you’ll like it. The music is also excellent.