Have you ever watched a movie that stays gold after rewatching it a million times? We thought so, and we do too! Whether looking for a good laugh or a classic adventure, these fifteen movies are perfect comfort watches.
1. Misery (1990)
Based on the story by Stephen King, Rob Reiner’s Misery will terrify you. This movie shows a novelist, Paul (James Caan), in a car accident. He is rescued by an ex-nurse named Annie (Kathy Bates), who claims to be his biggest fan. Things take a dark turn as the woman starts exhibiting strange behavior. “You dirty birdy!”
2. My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Inexperienced lawyer Vinny (Joe Pesci) is suddenly pushed forward to defend his cousin Billy (Ralph Macchio) and his friend against murder. However, Vinny has never won a big case, let alone a small one! Watch this hilarious court trial as Vinny tries his best to win.
3. Forrest Gump (1994)
It is an emotional film that will genuinely move you. Forrest Gump shows Forest (Tom Hanks) suffering from a mental disability. His bright personality allows him to live his life to the fullest. But, a difficulty arises when his childhood sweetheart, Jenny (Sally Field), becomes challenging to rescue.
4. Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park is a classic family movie directed by Steven Spielberg. This movie plays with human fears as a rich man’s amusement park full of dinosaurs has its security system collapse. The film harbors iconic characters like Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, and Samuel Jackson. “Aw.Aw.Aw. You didn’t say the magic word. Aw.Aw.Aw.”
5. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
This satirical drama, directed by Ethan and Joel Coen, shows times during The Great Depression. Three Mississippi jail escapees, including Ulysses ( George Clooney), Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson), and Pete (John Turturro), set out to find a hidden treasure. After being jailed for their crimes, these reckless characters embark on a journey you will love.
6. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Thriller fans unite! This movie is one of my favorite comfort watches. It follows the story of Mrs Mott (Rebecca Mornay), a widow who lost her child to depression and seeks revenge on Claire (Annabella Sciorra). Mott believes Claire is behind Dr. Mott’s death, so she disguises herself as a nanny to babysit Claire’s children.
7. Rear Window (1954)
The suspense movie King Alfred Hitchcock has the audience in a knot. Jeff (James Steward) is a photographer with a paralyzed leg. Confined, he begins spying on his neighbors through the window. What starts as an interest becomes a tense habit when he notices something odd taking place in the adjacent building.
8. The Truman Show (1998)
The illustrative Jim Carrey will have you sobbing and cheering for his character, Truman Burbank. This movie showcases Truman as he lives his life happily until a shocking revelation. None of his experiences seem to be a reality. Truman decides to escape the walls confining him. “Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!”
9. The Mummy (1999)
The Mummy is a film that you will rewatch as it’s a benchmark adventure movie. Brendon Fraser plays the brave Rick O’Connell, and Rachel Weisz plays the brilliant Evelyn. In an archeological expedition, the explorers discover a tomb. An action-packed plot follows Rick and Evelyn as they fight off the mummy’s curse.
10. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Frank Darabont’s movie features Andy (Tim Robbins), an intelligent man sentenced to two years in prison. Andy is falsely accused of his wife and her lover’s murder. Stuck in the harsh prison, he meets Red (Morgan Freeman) and forms a pact. This movie will teach the importance of patience each time you watch this masterpiece.
11. Twister (1996)
Twister by Jon De Bont is about a crumbling relationship between storm chasers Bill (Joe Paxton) and Jo Harding(Helen Hunt). A terrifying natural disaster approaches Wakita in California. Meteorologist Bill must work with Jo to devise a weather-detecting system to save the people from destruction. This fantastic movie must be added to your rewatch list.
12. Throw Momma From the Train (1987)
Author Larry (Billy Crystal) is conducting a workshop when one of his students, Owen (Danny DeVito), watches an Alfred Hitchcock movie and plans his mother’s murder. Both strike a deal when Owen promises to kill Larry’s cruel ex-wife in exchange. Clumsy attempts and miscommunication make this movie a whole lot funnier to watch.
13. Die Hard (1988)
John McTiernan’s action masterpiece features the beloved character of a policeman, John McClain (Bruce Willis). John visits his family at a high-rise building party where his wife works. Suddenly, the building is taken hostage. Now, John must save everyone, including his family, from danger.
14. Demolition Man (1993)
Marco Brambilla’s star-studded movie will entertain you every time. Hero cop John (Sylvester Stallone) and sadist killer Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) are frozen in a CryoPrison. When the crime gets high, John is released. At the same time, Phoenix returns to his killing spree. Both forces must battle so that innocent lives can be saved. “He doesn’t know how to use the three seashells!”
15. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is an explorer risking his life to retrieve a religious relic. In doing so, he must outrun a vicious group of Nazis. Near-death escapes and full of excitement, Indiana Jones’s journey is full of peril.
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