As if cabin fever wasn't bad enough, this time of year means you also have to worry about getting the real thing. That's right, it's high flu season and unfortunately 2018's strain is worse than ever. Even if you've been washing your hands every five minutes, slamming Vitamin C, and regularly slathering your workspace in antibacterial gel, one crowded commute or wrong cough in your direction, and you'll find yourself laid out for a few days. If the worst has come to pass and you're feeling (or are already home) sick, at least you have one small consolation — now you'll have some time to catch up on your streaming queues. And if you're running low, here are 13 movies on Neflix to watch if you're home sick with the flu.
When you're wracked with fever and chills, there are only two ways to go with movie viewing: lean in to the feverish delirium, or distract yourself with some feel-good vibes. In either case, you're probably not feeling up for anything too heavy or complicated. This list includes films soaked in surreal visual beauty, like The Forbidden Room and Strictly Ballroom, ludicrous action movies that even if you didn't fall asleep in the middle of them wouldn't make much more sense (Batman And Robin), and plenty of classics with a twist, like the live-action Beauty And The Beast and a gal's take on Big, 13 Going On 30. So dive on in — at the very least, these films won't make you feel worse.