No matter how peppy you are or how much you love life, there are days when you are just over everything. I'm not talking about your average bad day, or days when you have a serious case of the blues. I'm talking about those days when you're so done that you start channeling Michel from Gilmore Girls. Those days are when the thought of interacting with another person sounds as plausible as Santa Claus falling out of your chimney with a plane ticket to Hawaii in his big red sack. When you're feeling like this and are simply over all the things, Netflix has your back.
When you are indulging your inner misanthrope, you don't want to watch any feel-good movies that are trying to make you feel better about humanity. You can watch those the next day when the dunzo blahs have left you to return to your normal sunny self. When you are over your work drama, waiting in line at the grocery store, and the way too noisy neighbor next door, you need movies that revel in the bad behavior you are way too civilized to condone in real life. You need teens who don't care what anyone thinks and absurd humor that highlights the silliness of it all.
You need these 17 movies on Netflix that are perfect for when you are just over everything.
1. Wet Hot American Summer
Camp Firewood is a place where there is a talking can of beans, space debris falling from the sky, and Amy Poehler being a total boss. Sit back and let the absurd humor soothe what ails you.
Between the acidic insults flying between the Heathers and the twisted love story, this movie is the dose of '80s schadenfreude you need.
3. In Bruges
This darkly funny movie about a hit man and his babysitter is completely underrated, and a reminder that even your worst day is nowhere near as bad as the ones Colin Farrell's character is having.
4. Galaxy Quest
Alan Rickman's droll commentary makes this movie a must when you are looking for a totally done with everything soulmate.
5. Your Sister's Sister
The awkwardness level is cranked up as high as it can go, but this story of three people who are left totally out of sorts after an unexpected one-night stand will make you forget about your problems and focus on theirs instead.
6. The Addams Family
Wednesday Addams will always be there for you in your time of need.
7. Mean Girls
There is no bad time to watch Mean Girls.
8. Hot Fuzz
A police officer who is so good at his job he gets transferred to a village in the middle of nowhere so he will stop making his co-workers look bad is the kind of guy you want to spend a no good sort of day with.
9. Cruel Intentions
Kathryn is the patron saint of "bad" girls, and the perfect character to help you navigate a grouchy mood.
10. Practical Magic
Seeing two awesome women owning their powers is bound to make you feel like you can conquer anything.
11. Good Burger
Go back to your childhood with this ode to working at fast food chains and being completely silly.
12. Frances Ha
Why feel disaffected alone when you could feel disaffected with Frances?
13. Tucker And Dale Vs. Evil
If you are not a horror fan, you might want to skip this one, but if you are a fan of slasher movies, this satire will have you laughing the blahs away.
Watch Shia LaBeouf try to break his family's curse and be glad that at least you haven't been sent to a camp where you have to dig holes every single day.
15. Sunset Boulevard
A classic noir as engaging as Sunset Boulevard will make you forget all your troubles.
16. The Princess Bride
Yes, it's a kissing story, but the adventure, comedy, and unforgettable one-liners never get old.
17. Chicken Run
These poor chickens are trying to escape becoming supper — and yes, it is as hilarious as it sounds.
Everyone has days when they are over everything sometimes. When it happens to you, snuggle under your favorite blanket, break out your laptop, and queue up these movies on Netflix. A little downtime with wickedly smart fictional characters will have you feeling better about things in no time.
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