Romance alert. This article is all about the power of the snuggle. Is there anything better after a hard week than a great Netflix movie to watch with your partner? Snacks. Blankets. Movies with your favorite characters. It feels almost as good as smashing the patriarchy or finding the perfect highlighter to show off those ridiculous cheekbones you were blessed with at birth. (Own it.)
It's one of those times you can just kick back and be yourself. No forced conversation. The shared experience of a parallel emotional journey through film. Did I mention the snuggles? Plus any time my look can consist of pajama pants and eyeliner, I'm hype. Who am I kidding? This is my everyday look anyway. But you, you're probably happy to be out of your stylish night-out clothes, which aren't always the most comfortable. No heels needed on the couch! (Unless you're into that. I don't judge.)
So what do you watch? Comedy to keep things fun? Romance to inspire those gooey love feels? Action or horror for those "hold me" moments? Drama for the tears? It's so hard to decide! Hopefully, this list of greats will have you spending less time searching Netflix for the perfect movie and more time in prime snuggle position. That's the goal, at least.
Don't mess with Marky Mark's mom, guys.
In the mood for a little revolution?
Do you really want to be in a relationship with someone who doesn't want to watch Channing Tatum movies with you?
A mom who would do anything to save her child. Food conspiracies. YAS.
The Lovely Bones
What would life be like if you were murdered and had to watch your family cope from beyond? Heavy.
The Princess Bride
I mean, it's just a classic.
Jane Got A Gun
Don't. Mess. With. Natalie. Portman. Or. Andie. McDowell.
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
Tissues will not do. Get the sheet off of your bed. And possibly a floatation device. Chances of tear duct flood waters: high.
Good Will Hunting
Too soon? R.I.P. Robin Williams.
The Italian Job
This movie is so satisfying to watch. Like, on every level.
A Little Bit Of Heaven
Love stories involving cancer. Why do we do this to ourselves?
Rumor Has It
Are you #temjenforever or #teambrangelina? This movie is #teamjen
Be careful when you bend and snap from the couch, you could break someone's nose that way.
Back To The Future
You can decorate your house to an Enchantment Under The Sea theme and slow dance like it's prom. What? Could happen...
There are not nearly enough coming of age stories for black people, and even fewer for black nerds.
Weirdos of the world, unite.
World Trade Center
You know this one's going to be a tear-jerker.
Maid In Manhattan
J-Lo totally deserves her fairytale ending, am I right?
You'll hold your loved ones closer when you see what happens to Russel Crowe's family.
V For Vendetta
Timely, gripping, full of heart and emotion, and a bit terrifying, all in one go.
A good musical can make everything right with the world, even if it's basically super depressing.
The Finest Hours
Daring sea rescues! Will they make it? Hold me, I'm gripped with suspense!
In Your Eyes
Romance by Joss Whedon? Yes please.
Get ready for the best date night ever.