11 Movies To Watch When You Want To Stay In

Weekends can be a great time to go out and spend time with friends. However, it can also the only time we have to really spend time alone and relax. Spending the whole week socializing with people at work or school, I often find that I need some alone time once Friday comes around.

If you have some precious alone time, or you're looking for something good to watch while staying in with friends, it's always nice to watch something comforting that will wind you down. You don't necessarily want your worldview shaken on your only free night, so here are some films that will (hopefully) make you smile and laugh, and remind you to appreciate the little things.

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This beautiful film is all about appreciating those quiet, solitary moments, so it’s perfect to watch when you feel like you need to appreciate “me time.”

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'High Fidelity'

For all the list makers and music lovers out there, this is the perfect feel good film.

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'Howl's Moving Castle'

Miyazaki films are perfect for escaping to another beautiful world, and this is one of my particular favorites.

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'Singin' In The Rain'

Old movies are perfect for lazy weekend viewing, and Singin’ In The Rain is one of the most feel good films of all time.

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'Away We Go'

This is a sweet, understated romance, and with Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski as the leads, you can’t go wrong.

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'Groundhog Day'

This movie is all about figuring out how to be a good person, and it’s inspiring in a relaxing way.

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'Pride And Prejudice'

Either the BBC version, or the Keira Knightley one, honestly.

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'Bridget Jones's Diary'

This movie is hysterical, and I recommend the book as an easy, funny stay-at-home read.

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'Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory'

This childhood throwback is a lot more comforting than the remake, I find.

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'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy

When you really want to commit, try watching all three. Or just watch all the Hobbiton parts; those are my favorite.

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'You've Got Mail'

The central tension in this Nora Ephron romcom comes from a bookstore rivalry, so you know things aren’t going to get too heavy.

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