Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Films to Watch When You’re Having a Bad Day

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all well. It’s Wednesday, and time for another post in the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews. If you want to join in the challenge, you can find the topics for 2023 here, and if you’d like to read other people’s responses to this week’s topic, you can find them here.

Films to Watch When You’re Having a Bad Day

My choice of movie to make me feel better can depend heavily on the time of year. For example, winter is for Christmas-themed movies, autumn is for scary movies, and spring and summer are for movies like Independence Day and Grease. I always feel weird if I watch a movie out of season. It’s just how my OCD brain works.

The list of movies I like is rather extensive, and if I were to list them all, we’d be here for days, so with that in mind, I am listing just a few.

The Grinch (any version)
The Grinch is a great movie to watch (at Christmas) when you’re not feeling great. It’s full of colour and such a compelling and heartwarming story. It doesn’t matter which version either; they’re all telling the same story though each is presented in different ways and styles. They never fail to perk me up.

Titanic is a movie I like to watch only at either the start of the year or the end of the year (I have no idea why, but it makes sense to me). I love the movie. Watching it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. I know that’s strange, considering the subject matter, but I saw the movie when it first came out with my Nanna, and she is one of my favourite people in the world, and she always makes me feel better when I’m having a bad day.

The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element is an anytime-of-the-year movie. If I’m having a tough day, I put this on and am instantly transported to a world of action, comedy and colour. It’s an excellent movie for escaping yourself.

Batman Returns
Batman Returns is a brilliant Christmas film. If you want to be taken out of this world and spend time in a new one, this movie is for you. I love how the darkness of Gotham City and the Penguin’s lair juxtapose against the brightness of the Christmas trees, lights and snow. It’s one of those movies that grips you and doesn’t let you go. There are so many layers to the story that it never gets boring.

The Lion King
The Lion King is one of those movies that transports me directly back to my childhood. I remember watching this movie for the first time when I was nine and immediately loved it. It’s a great story, and it never gets old.

Moulin Rouge
I loved Moulin Rouge instantly, and it quickly became a favourite. It’s an excellent movie to watch if you are looking for pure escapism. It’s a wonderfully campy farce full of colour and great music, and despite the ending, I always feel uplifted when I watch it.

Romeo + Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is another Baz Luhrmann movie I quickly added to my favourites list. It’s an ingenious way of presenting a Shakespeare story. It’s thoroughly modern yet remains authentically Shakespearean and faithful to the original. It’s all we talked about in school at the time. The contemporary setting helps pull you into the world of the movie, providing you with two hours of pure escapism.

Well, that’s me for this week. What are some films you like to watch on a bad day? I’m interested in finding out!

As always, thanks for stopping by and spending time with me today!

Until next time,


© 2023 GLT

Categories: life, Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge

Tags: , , , , , ,

12 replies

  1. The Lion King is a great pick!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Titanic giving you a warm and fuzzy feeling is unexpected, but memories can frame things that way! I can’t believe I forgot Lion King.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mercutio coming out as a drag queen made me turn it off. Titanic is fun to watch if I have the time.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. That’s a really great selection! The Fifth Element made my list, too — but there are no bad options here.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Such a great list. Quite a few have had Fifth Element and Romeo + Juliet by Baz Luhrmann is *chef’s kiss* Great pick.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I’m not much of a movie watcher, but laughter is the best painkiller. Anything funny.


  7. I like Moulin Rouge too. Has such great music.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I agree on Moulin Rouge. Its enthusiasm is infectious.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: