We all know that a good way to unwind and destress is to have a good self-care night. And what self-care night would be complete without a good film. In this blog post, I will tell you about 5 films that will get your self-care night going.
Our Recommended Movies About Self Care:
Crazy stupid love
This movie is one of our favourites and is jampacked with stars such as Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Julianne Moore to name a few and is a great feel-good watch ideal for self-care night.
The intertwined relationships of this movie include first love, young love, mature love and everything in between. It follows recently separated Cal (Steve Carell) who wants to rediscover his manhood upon discovering his wife’s affair with hunk David Lindhagen (Kevin Bacon). Cal is going from being a family dad to spending most of his child-free evenings being taught how to pick up women at bars with the help of Jacob (Ryan Gosling). There are so many funny scenes, situations and plot twists in this movie that it is bound to tease a laugh or two or twenty out of you and leave you feeling pretty happy. If you haven’t already watched this gem of a movie you should definitely put it on the list to watch, even if it’s only to watch a bit of Ryan Gosling topless!
Now for a film all about love and inspired by a true story, I mean who doesn’t love a story like that?
The Vow is about Paige (Rachel McAdams) and Leo Collins (Channing Tatum), married and madly in love before one night where a terrible car accident sends Paige flying through the windshield, ending up in the emergency room and losing all her memories of the past few years. She thinks Leo is her doctor and can’t work out why she is estranged from her family and friends as well as why she’d left law school and broke off her engagement with her previous fiancée Jeremy. Leo tries his best to make Paige fall in love with him again but all she wants is what she knows and currently, that is her family who is all thrilled to have her back and tries their hardest to get Leo to divorce her. Leo refuses to give up but is that enough and will Paige ever recover her memory?
Bridget Jones’s diary
How can you not love a bit of Bridget? Not only is she actually very human and relatable but she’s also very funny making Bridget Jones’s Diary a perfect watch on self-care night. We know it has got a few years on its neck by now but we’ve got to throw a couple of classics in here seeing as most things in today’s world are moving so fast.
If you haven’t watch Bridget Jones Diary yet I’m not sure why but the storyline is that of a 32-year-old single woman in London played by Renee Zellweger, who decides to change her life, quit smoking, lose some weight and find love while keeping a diary of it all. Before long she has two men competing for her affection, but the question is who will she pick?
The Intouchables or Untouchables in the UK
This is actually the most-watched, French film in the world and we totally understand why.
This is the moving story of two men and their friendship based on real life. Philippe is a wealthy quadriplegic (he’s paralyzed in both arms and legs) who owns a luxury hotel and he needs a live-in caregiver which is where Driss comes in. Only really showing up to the interview for the live-in caregiver position to get a signature on a document in order to access his Jobseeker allowance after spending 6 months in jail for a robbery he doesn’t think much of it. However, despite lacking the skills or experience he ends up being given the job and the friendship grows from there. As in any relationship it has its ups and downs but it is a beautiful story of how important friendships are and definitely worth a watch if you haven’t already seen it.
Four Weddings and a funeral
Now we all love a classic film, and ‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’ is one of the most classic self care films streaming at the moment in my opinion.
This stereotypical ‘romcom’ is a staple for any good self-care night. With laughter and tears, this film takes us on an emotional rollercoaster and is therefore the perfect film for a night of emotional healing.
If you haven’t seen this self care film then I cannot recommend it to you enough. But if you have watched it, then I strongly recommend that you watch it again and enjoy the classic storyline.