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30 Comfort Movies Likewisers Swear By

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We asked the Likewise community their go-to comfort movies! Check out the top responses.

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

Adventure, Family

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.

Likewise said: "Everyone should see this. A wonderful love story."- Gina C
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Comedy

After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school principal and fed-up sister.

Likewise said: "Perfect Sunday afternoon movie!" - Jorge H
The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries

Comedy, Family

A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country because of the recent death of her long-absent father, who, unknown to her, was the crown prince of Genovia. She must make a choice between continuing the life of a San Francisco teen or stepping up to the throne.

Likewise said: "A great feel good movie!"- Kristin D
A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

Comedy, Drama

As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey. Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan on their way to fame.

Likewise said: "One of my go-to comfort movies on a sick day. Just a classic movie about strong women, sisters and feminism!"- Meredith L
Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

Comedy

Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen, is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, but while there, she figures out that there is more to herself than just looks.

Likewise said: "This comedy really talks to a young woman realizing she has more potential than just as arm candy!"- Anita S
The Notebook

The Notebook

Romance, Drama

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.

Likewise said: "I've watched it a million times and love it every time!" -Natalie T
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Family, Fantasy

When eccentric candy man Willy Wonka promises a lifetime supply of sweets and a tour of his chocolate factory to five lucky kids, penniless Charlie Bucket seeks the golden ticket that will make him a winner.

Likewise said: "A classic, original tale of why it pays to be humble." -Logan P
The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog

Romance, Family

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Likewise said: "This was my whole childhood and more, I love this movie!!" -Macy B
Friday

Friday

Comedy

Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.

Likewise said: "My favorite comedy of all time." -Angie B
Hitch

Hitch

Comedy, Drama

Dating coach Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens mentors a bumbling client, Albert, who hopes to win the heart of the glamorous Allegra Cole. While Albert makes progress, Hitch faces his own romantic setbacks when proven techniques fail to work on Sara Melas, a tabloid reporter digging for dirt on Allegra Cole's love life. When Sara discovers Hitch's connection to Albert – now Allegra's boyfriend – it threatens to destroy both relationships.

Likewise said: "You can't not love this movie!" -Jazz C
Home Alone

Home Alone

Comedy, Family

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before Christmas Day.

Likewise said: "Reminds me of childhood! And great for when you need a good laugh." -Riley O
The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

Comedy, Drama

Andy moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss is extremely demanding, cruel and won't let her succeed if she doesn't fit into the high class elegant look of their magazine.

Likewise said: "One of the movies I will always watch if it's on TV. Guilty pleasure." -MC
Matilda

Matilda

Comedy, Family

An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.

Likewise said: "Great movie plus a life lesson" -Unique M
The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap

Comedy, Family

Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. Unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same summer camp where they meet, discover the truth about themselves, and then plot with each other to switch places.

Likewise said: "One of my favorite movies. Make sure you have peanut butter and oreos when you watch :)" -Emily V
Elf

Elf

Comedy, Family

When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

Likewise said: "Will Ferrell is a charmer!" -Nate S
The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Comedy, Drama

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, brainy Brian and Andrew, the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

Likewise said: "One of the best movies you will ever see."- Wayman P
Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Animation, Comedy

Remy, a resident of Paris, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate. He would love to become a chef so he can create and enjoy culinary masterpieces to his heart's delight. The only problem is, Remy is a rat. When he winds up in the sewer beneath one of Paris' finest restaurants, the rodent gourmet finds himself ideally placed to realize his dream.

Likewise said: "Loved this story from the moment I saw it in the theater. Food and a happy ending...what more can you ask for?" - Tee V
Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

Comedy, Drama

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.

Likewise said: "This movie makes a person feel better after a hard day. ❤️💙"- Rachel
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Adventure, Fantasy

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard—with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths—and about the villain who's to blame.

Likewise said: "The perfect, cozy weekend marathon!" -Jenna H
The Blind Side

The Blind Side

Drama

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Likewise said: "Great feel good sports movie. Perfect for a family movie night!" -Cam N
Love Actually

Love Actually

Comedy, Romance

'Love Actually' follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives, in various loosely and interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Likewise said: "Really well made movie. Just makes you feel happy when you watch it." -Gina C
Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Comedy, Romance

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on a Greek island is about to marry off the spirited young daughter she's raised alone. But, the daughter has secretly invited three of her mother's ex-lovers in the hopes of finding her biological father.

Likewise said: "You will dance along with every song in this movie." -Carol S
Cinderella

Cinderella

TV Movie, Family

Cinderella chafes under the cruelty of her wicked stepmother and her evil stepsisters, until her Fairy Godmother steps in to change her life for one unforgettable night. At the ball, she falls for handsome Prince Christopher, whose parents, King Maximillian and Queen Constantina, are anxious for him to find a suitable paramour.

Likewise said: "Best Cinderella movie EVER!" -Kayla M
10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You

Comedy, Romance

On the first day at his new school, Cameron instantly falls for Bianca, the gorgeous girl of his dreams. The only problem is that Bianca is forbidden to date until her ill-tempered, completely un-dateable older sister Kat goes out, too. In an attempt to solve his problem, Cameron singles out the only guy who could possibly be a match for Kat: a mysterious bad boy with a nasty reputation of his own.

Likewise said: "One of the very best 90s movies and my all time favorite movie." -Lynsi R
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Adventure, Comedy

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

Likewise said: "Because everyone needs a good laugh now and again."- Richard J
The Holiday

The Holiday

Comedy, Romance

Two women, one from the United States and one from the United Kingdom, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man but realizes that the imminent return home may end the relationship.

Likewise said: "This is the kindest, most wonderful RomCom I've ever seen. (I don't really go for RomComs)" -Sally H
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Adventure, Fantasy

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

Likewise said: "My favorite trilogy of all time." -Sean G
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Drama, Family

In the years before the Second World War, a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.

Likewise said: "We all need Julie Andrews."- Michele B
Love & Basketball

Love & Basketball

Action, Comedy

Quincy McCall and Monica Wright grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their relationship work, they follow separate career paths though high school and college basketball and, they hope, into stardom in big-league professional ball.

Likewise said: "My favorite childhood movie. Put this on when it's rainy outside and you wanna fall in love." -N'Armani L
Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

Comedy, Drama

An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.

Likewise said: "This is the ultimate comfort movie- I watch it at least a couple times a year. It gives me the perfect escape where I can step into a glitzy new world." - Becca S
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