Hello there! I take everything back that I said about it not really feeling like winter a few months back. It’s damn cold. Like I get it, mother nature — you can still really make everyone super miserable. Until it gets above, say, 30°, you can find me in my fuzzy socks and sweatpants movie binging. It’s not often that I let myself do absolutely nothing but watch movies for a day, but I think I’m overdue. Even on my lazy days, I’ll still crank out a blog post, scour the ends of Pinterest and run a few errands. For the upcoming snow days (because there are bound to be plenty), I’m going to work through a bucket list of a few of my favorite movies. From lighthearted to romantic and relatable, these ten movies are my feel good go-tos when I need a little mood boost!
10 movies to watch on your snow day
1. (500) Days of Summer
I am definitely not Zooey Deschanel’s biggest fan, but this is one of my favorite movies ever. Joseph Gordon Levitt is relatable and charming and you’ll be drooling over Zooey’s wardrobe. Warning: you won’t be able to stop laughing.
2. About Time
This is yet another great Rachel McAdams rom-com, costarring Domhnall Gleeson (also known as Bill Weasley or that ginger villain from the latest Star Wars). Unlike most romantic comedies, this movie really brings the feels. I definitely cry every single time, but it doesn’t stop me from watching it.
3. The Devil Wears Prada
I don’t think I’ll ever be too old to not enjoy this movie. Meryl Streep and Anna Hathaway at their best — need I say more? Also Stanley Tucci is ALWAYS my fave.
4. Easy A
Speaking of Stanley Tucci, please tell me you’ve seen Easy A. It’s the 2009(ish) breakout movie for Emma Stone that mirrors The Scarlet Letter. Stanley Tucci plays her dad, Penn Badgley is her love interest and Amanda Bynes is WAY too good. Go watch this, right now. *hums Pocket Full of Sunshine*
5. Love Actually
Although Love Actually is my go-to Christmas movie, I watch this classic year round. It stars just about every famous British actor (plus the lovely Laura Linney), all with intertwining stories and plots. Plus, Professors Snape and Trelawney play a married couple (sorry, another HP reference). But seriously, if you haven’t seen this, you can borrow my personal copy (also on Netflix).
6. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Please tell me you’ve seen this. This is far and away Ben Stiller’s best movie. Unlike his usual comedy films, Walter Mitty is more of a fantasy/drama, showing how one ordinary guy takes a series of leaps to create an incredible story. I can’t even explain in words how good this is. Please watch it, then let’s form a movie club and discuss.
7. Bridget Jones’s Diary
I can’t believe it took me an entire 23 years of life before seeing this movie! If you’re somewhat scatterbrained, single or just love a rom-com, this movie will speak to you. Reneé Zellweger is SO relatable and I can guarantee you’ll be crying from laughter. Also, who doesn’t love Hugh Grant and Colin Firth? Case. in. point.
8. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Because you’re definitely going to love the first one so much, you need to watch the second one! Normally, I am not a fan of sequels and threequels (is that a word?), but Bridget Jones is the exception. This sequel is just as hilarious and charming as the first.
9. Bridget Jones’s Baby
GUYS, there is a third Bridget Jones now! It came out two years ago after a 12+ year break. Again, I was super skeptical and had the lowest of expectations, but I can’t stop watching this movie. Patrick Dempsey guest stars and is as mcdreamy as ever. Also there is an Ed Sheeran cameo that will have you rolling.
10. 10 Things I Hate About You
This may just be my favorite movie. It’s a 90s teen rom-com starring Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon Levitt. If you’re not familiar, this is of course another play on a Shakespeare classic, The Taming of the Shrew (or more commonly known as Kiss Me Kate). There is also a random musical number in the middle, so yeah, this is pretty good.
What is your favorite snow day movie? Share your recs below in the comments!
Until next time —