So, you’re hungover. It’s an occupational hazard of having a great time in the company of friends, family, and enough booze to sink the Titanic. Luckily for us, there are precious things like delivery pizza and Netflix to tide us through these trying times when it your hangover seems like a tequila-fueled herd of wildebeest, pounding the walls of your skull.
When this occurs, simply pop on a nice, unchallenging movie on Netflix and let the soothing imagery of a gentle comedy or a delightfully over-the-top horror guide you through your hangover nightmare. Oh, and have plentiful snacks close by. Here are 10 movies on Netflix perfect for watching when you’re horrendously hungover.
Genre: Indie Rom-Com
Runtime: 1hr 47m
”I’m an atheist, maybe more of a pragmatic nihilist I guess or an existential pagan if you will…”
Why It’s Perfect For a Hangover: Just look at the two lovely young people having a lovely time in this lovely film. Lovely.
2. Æon Flux
Genre: Sci-Fi Action
Runtime: 1hr 32m
”I had a family once, I had a life. Now all I have is a mission.”
Why It’s Perfect For a Hangover: Oscar-winner Charlize Theron slums it in this delightfully daft action
3. Ali G Indahouse
Genre: Goofball Comedy
Runtime: 1hr 28m
”If you iz watching dis in da UK, you may remember me from da telly. If you iz in Belgium… you iz living in a shit hole.”
Why It’s Perfect For a Hangover: It’s so silly that your fragile hangover nerves will be forgotten as you snort with laughter at Ali G’s antics.
4. Corpse Bride
Genre: Quirky Kids’ Animation
Runtime: 1hr 17m
”With this hand I will lift your sorrows. Your cup will never be empty, for I will be your wine. With this candle, I will light your way into darkness. With this ring, I ask you to be mine.”
Why It’s Perfect For a Hangover: Marvelous music and beautiful animation are a soothing tonic to one-too-many gin and tonics.
5. Double Jeopardy
Genre: ’90s Thriller
Runtime: 1hr 45m
”It’s called double jeopardy. I learned a few things in prison… I could shoot you in the middle of Mardi Gras and they can’t touch me.”
Why It’s Perfect For a Hangover: Ashley Judd using a miscarriage of justice to her advantage is fast-paced enough that you won’t fall asleep, but not too mentally taxing for your booze-battered brain.
6. The Flintstones
Genre: Nostalgic Family Comedy
Runtime: 1hr 31m
”Son of a Brachiosaurus!”
Why It’s Perfect For a Hangover: Watching a movie you loved as a kid is a surefire way to help those hangover blues. The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas is also on Netflix if you need a double bill.
7. The Forbidden Kingdom
Genre: Martial Arts Comedy
Runtime: 1hr 44m
”The man who honors his teacher honors himself.”
Why It’s Perfect For a Hangover: Jackie Chan’s beaming face is a cure for many woes.
8. Maid in Manhattan
Runtime: 1hr 45m
”This would never happen at the Four Seasons.”
Why It’s Perfect For a Hangover: A lighthearted romp starring J-Lo will remind your hangover regrets aren’t so terribly serious after all.
Genre: Sci-Fi Adventure
Runtime: 1hr 49m
”I am a leaf on the wind – watch how I soar.”
Why It’s Perfect For a Hangover: Let Joss Whedon guide you through space, time and hangover in this beautifully realized sci-fi classic.
10. We Are Still Here
Genre: Nostalgic ’80s Horror
Runtime: 1hr 24m
”It’s been 30 years since we’ve had fresh souls in the Dagmar house…”
Why It’s Perfect For a Hangover: You may have wished that ’80s movies like The Evil Dead were still being made. They are.
What’s your favorite hangover movie — and is it on Netflix?
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To avoid fainting, keep repeating ‘It’s only a movie…It’s only a movie…’