I know a spoonful of sugar is supposed to help the medicine go down, but a good movie has the ability of being both the sugar and the medicine. When you're feeling blue, having a bad day, or you're stressed and overwhelmed, a well-chosen film can lift your spirits and turn your frown upside down. Don't believe me? The below 21 nostalgic movies to watch when you're feeling anxious are guaranteed to make your anxiety melt away.
Nostalgic movies, here meant by any film that makes you feel nostalgic, be it nostalgic for a decade past or for the feeling you got watching the movie when you first saw it. For example, Saturday Night Fever will make you nostalgic for the disco age, but Legally Blonde will make you nostalgic for when you and your girlfriends would stay up all night giggling and watching Elle Woods defeat sexism in her own life. Nostalgic movies are the perfect antidote to your anxiety because they'll take you far away from your problems while also bringing you joy. Seriously, when's the last time you watched an '80s teen classic and didn't feel happy? So, next time you're in a bad move, just pop in one of these 21 nostalgic movies to watch when you're anxious and let yourself relax.