In weird times such as these, you might be tempted to turn to your TV screen/Netflix queue as a sense of comfort. That’s totally understandable. But your movie choice is incredibly important, because you don’t want to stumble into something that’s going to make you more stressed than you were before. (I’m looking at all of you who are actively watching Contagion right now.) That’s where this list comes in. We’ve curated the best cozy/chill movies that, after you watch, you’ll think to yourself, “Wow, that was lovely.”
Under the Tuscan Sun
Travel isn’t really on the table right now, and rightfully so, so feel free to take a journey with Diane Lane from the comfort of your own couch. She plays a recently divorced woman who spontaneously buys a house in Italy. It’s like Eat, Pray, Love, but less problematic.
There’s something oddly comforting about spending two hours with high school kids who are desperately trying to figure out who they are (with mixed results, TBH). Alanis Morissette is featured on the soundtrack, which will put you into a much-needed nostalgia zone. Also, it’s funny!