There are many strategies to making it through a hangover: find and eat satisfying food, remain horizontally for the majority of the day, avoid bright light movies 123, to mention a few. Among the most fulfilling steps to deal with a killer hangover is watch a movie. Draped up in your coziest digs, warm in bed, watching a movie can be one of the best hangover cures out there.
A great way to pass the time and escape the horrors of your current reality, we highly suggest this hangover recovery activity no matter their education of your suffering. It is important, however, to choose wisely when it comes to film selection. What may be your favorite sober movie could set a disastrous unpredictable manner into motion, sending you deeper into the inevitable depression that comes with being hungover. Fear not! We’re here to help you in the selection process.
Movies to avoid When Hungover
Before we get to the best in post-hammered movie theatre, let’s talk about what to avoid when choosing a hangover show. Do not, under any circumstances, watch a movie that contains any of the following and building plots:
Party Movies — usually a hilarious way to live vicariously through somebody else’s intoxicated adventure, watching movies that is included in party scenes are a surefire way to turn your stomach. One look at Jonah Hill’s laundry-blue colored mouth full-o-beer in Superbad will almost definitely send you over the edge.
Complicated Movies — twists and turns can be the most exciting and interesting parts of a movie when you’re feeling good. When hungover, avoid any movie that makes you think harder than “ginger ale or gatorade? inch. You’ve already been nursing the aspirin bottle all morning. If you opt to challenge yourself to figure out what the terrible is really in the box at the end of Seven, you’re running the risk of legitimate brain exploding market. The simpler the better.
War Movies — often times hard enough to watch on your best day, war movies are straight up crazy when you’re hungover. Not only are the characters out there serving their country, being all “America’s finest”, which can make you feel like more of a loser, but the gore factor is dangerous territory. The only blood you’re going to want to see on a caveday is the delicious baked kind leaking from your medium-rare hamburger.
Movies with a Abandoned Protagonist — Do not, we repeat, DO NOT, make the mistake of choosing one of these Debbie Downers when hungover. Chances are, you already feel shitty enough. You’re struggling. Press play on Basketball Diaries you’re pretty much asking for a meltdown.
We have determined the worst possible movie to watch when down-for-the-count: The Wrestler. Talk about a “feel awful” movie experience. Mickey Rourke’s character is so broken, so busted, intoxicated, high, down and out, viewing this when hungover will really make you feel 100 times worse than you already do. Not to be a spoiler (let’s be honest, you’ve had many years to catch up at this point, folks), but things don’t even remotely work out well in the end. Let’s be honest. The Wrestler is a great movie… to kill yourself to.
Hangover Movie Criteria
Okay. Now that you’re schooled in what not to watch when hungover, let’s talk about what we’re here to highlight — the best movies to watch when hungover. Qualifications for foolproof, good-time hungover movie enjoyment include:
Movies You’ve Seen Before — a hangover is no time to try something new. You must rely on what you know to support you through this tumultuous time. Your go-to movies can build confidence, causing you to be feel smart and comfortable in their familiarity. Sure, you’ve seen Karate Kid 6000 times. 6001 is most surely the charm when you’re hungover.
Comedies — the most lighthearted, hilarious films you can find will really comfort you on a caveday. Laughter is medicine. As you purge poor people choices of yesterday, just laugh away your sorrows with a classic created funny movie.
Computer animated Movies — How can you go wrong here? You can’t. Children’s movies are made to make you feel good, and they’re never going to push you over the edge in terms of being too sad or scary. Often times fantastical, children’s movies are a great way to escape into another world for 2 hours. You’re also most likely not making a huge time commitment with one of these films, so take advantage of your attention course mirroring that of a 5 year old and take pleasure in something silly and sweet.
Recommended Hangover Movies
Based on this criteria, we present to you, “The Four Horsemen of Hangover Movies”.
The Hangover — what a gift to hungover-kind. Hilarious at every turn, The Hangover reassures you that no matter how terrible you are feeling in this hungover moment, it’s not nearly as bad as this business contain it. You can relate to their perils, yet feel proud that even though you left your cell phone in the cab on the way home, you’ve still got all your teeth and the nearest tiger is still safe at the zoo. Despite being sort of a movie about drinking, there are essentially no drinking scenes in the entire movie, so your gag reflex can relax.
Iron Man — this show details upon a number of our good-choice criteria. Derived from a witty book, you can take advantage of your childhood while marveling (yup, we said it) at the best modern day special effects. The hectic action will keep you occupied while the extraordinary nature of the plot, gadgets, and fight scenes won’t possibly make you feel like you’re inadequate; no one’s as smart as A2z tony Stark.
Enemies, Inc. — though most likely not something you viewed as a kid yourself, this movie is an amazing way to nestle into the conveniences of childhood movie theatre. It’s stunning to watch, as is the trend with Pixar’s masterful films. It’s hilarious yet coming in contact with, super cute and completely fictional, so you can truly escape real life for a bit. Relax and revel in (and maybe check your closet real quick continuing your journey back to the bed, just to be safe).
Big Trouble in Little China — martial arts movies have been proven to have a unique influence on the chemistry of the mental faculties when going through alcohol processing. The cheesy action combined with freakish dorkiness is both entertaining and confidence-building. We conducted a double-blind example testing this theory. A control group was compared to subjects who had viewed various martial arts movies throughout their hangover process. The results were unique.