Films you watch when you're sick

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  1. NaturesMistake

    NaturesMistake Active Member

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    So I've been pretty sick the last few days and I'm doing my best to quarantine myself. Being the end of flu season and all, I know a lot of people are down for the count for a few days and relay between television and sleep. So, what do you or did you watch while you were hacking away on sick leave? What films do you avoid? And, do you have a favorite go to film?

    My list for yesterday and today:
    Walking Dead (last two episodes of season three)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
    Scarecrows (1988)
    Pumpkinhead
    The Fan (1981)
    Burnt offerings
    Cheap Thrills (2014)

    Films I avoid:
    None I can think of

    Go to film:
    Ferris Bueller (It's going on now, lol)
     
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    Suicide Space Bastard!

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    For some reason my go to movie when I'm sick is Wayne's World. I'm not sure why but that movie is infinitely rewatchable for me.

    Other choices:

    The Burbs
    Return of the Living Dead - No matter how sick I am I always yell out "There's bodies in there?!" when they show the cannisters.
    Friday the 13th Part 5
    I also watch a lot of Mystery Science Theater when I'm sick
     
  3. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    The Green Man
    Fire in the Sky
    Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie
    Rollercoaster
    Poultrygeist
    Cocoon
    Problem Child 2
    Street Trash
    Pink Flamingos
    Re-Animator
    The Blair Witch Project
    Society
    Ernest Scared Stupid
    Moment by Moment
    Salo
    Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
    Leprechaun 4: In Space

    and
    Slaughtered Vomit Dolls

    That lot ought to clear your stomach good.
     
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    NaturesMistake Active Member

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    Some great calls Suicide! Pretty much everything you listed has been a go to for me, lol.

    Hahaha DVD-fanatic, I see the theme you went for! Some goodies no doubt. Pretty much a perfect list. Some gross outs and B movie goodness.
     
  5. Hatchetwarrior

    Hatchetwarrior Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why, but No Country For Old Men is my go to hang over/sick film, and much like Suicide, MST3K also does wonders for me when I'm under the weather.
     
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    Sleepaway Camp: it's just so stupid and entertaining that it makes me feel better.

    Back to the Future: my favorite movie

    Dawn of the Dead: just so much fun
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    The first FRIDAY THE 13TH and sometimes PART II. Those films are a general comfort.
     
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    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    Evil Dead
     
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    Poltergeist (1982)
    E.T.: The Extra-Terrestial (1982)
    Harry and the Hendersons
    (1987)
    Big (1988)
     
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    Some good choices I see above, but one of the things I like to do is to franchise watch. Last time I was that sick (years ago) I burnt through F13 and ANOES.
     
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    Big, cheesy late 70s, 80s juvenile T&A films such as Screwballs , Zapped! and the like.

    If I'm laid up in pain and have medication, then it's Dark Crystal all day long. :D
     
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    I'm feeling the 80's vibe you guys are throwing out.

    Franchise watching is always fun. I've done it as a young teen with Phantasm, Friday the 13th and ANOES.

    And a childhood comfort favorite I forgot to mention was Ghostbusters. I'd watch 1 and 2 back to back (usually falling asleep during 2).

    Watched Universal Soldier last night for the first time in ages... man that's a hilarious movie. "He can't hear you..."

    :lol:
     
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    Ugh, phone double posted... my bad.
     
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    Emanuelle in America or Cannibal Holocaust, but when I have the flu I generally go for something light that I don't have to pay attention to, like Super Troopers or Spaceballs.
     
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    The Subspecies movies. Normally when you're sick you sleep a lot, and though I do love those movies, they're so slow there's a good chance I'd sleep on them anyway.
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I also like to seek out some flicks that I remember from childhoods - staying home from school sick while movies like "Dr. Terror's House of Horrors", "The Deadly Mantis" played on the afternoon movie program "Dialing For Dollars" (Bay Area show). Good times.
    I would still get a little depressed when it would start getting dark meaning the day was over and I might have to go back to school in the morning.
    These days, I love watching the B/W giant monster flicks if I have to stay home from work.
     
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    I'm sick right now, so this is very well timed.

    I do have one little ritual whenever I get sick enough to need a couch day and that's starting with the "Sick" episode of Young Ones.

    I do tend to revert back to childhood a bit as well and watch a lot of Vincent Price films.

    For some reason, Hammer films tend to annoy me though when I am under the weather. I think it's the loud music.

    I also find that I watch a lot of Peter Greenaway films when I am sick. The slow soothing pace comforts me.

    And Red Dwarf. Watch a lot of Red Dwarf.
     
  18. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    I always find myself watching the Harry Potter movies, every time I'm sick
    Black Swan
    Evil Dead
    Night of the Creeps
    Dawn of the Dead
    Friday the 13th series
    Suspiria
    Phenomena
    Demons

    usually it's anything that's ridiculous
    And the music in Black Swan is so nice it helps me fall asleep haha
    oh oh also the first two seasons of American Horror Story!!
     
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    Was out of work for a couple of months last summer and worked my way through Six Feet Under. Generally when I'm sick I don't want to watch TV or read, though. Just sleep.
     

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