With days getting shorter and temperatures dropping, there is no better time than December to snuggle up on the sofa for a movie marathon. Make yourself a cup of tea and settle down to beat the winter blues with one of our favourite feel good films.
Get into the Christmas spirit with this family favourite. Following the lives of eight couples in the build up to Christmas, Love Actually shows the very different ways life can turn out. With a star-studded cast boasting everyone from Hugh Grant to Colin Firth, Keira Knightly to Emma Thompson, this film has something for everyone.
This quintessentially British romantic comedy has everything you could want from a movie: romance, time travel, and a bit of Bill Nighy. It tells the story of Tim, a seemingly average 20-something year old who discovers he has the inherited talent of being able to time travel, and sets about changing what has happened in his life. It’ll make you laugh, make you cry, and it will make you appreciate the things you have in life.
21 Jump Street
If you’re in need of a laugh, look no further than Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum messing about as amateaur undercover cops 21 Jump Street. The pair set out to uncover a high school drug ring with hilarious consequences. Basically, if you haven’t already seen it, you should reconsider what you’re doing with your life.
Little Miss Sunshine
Follow the dysfunctional Hoover family as they take a cross country trip in a VW bus to enter their young daughter into a beauty pageant with hilarious results. From the completely silent, brooding teen to the foul-mouthed grandfather, this is a family everyone will be able to relate to. With great performances from Steve Carell, Toni Collette and Paul Dano, this is one not to miss.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
You know you’re in for a treat with a John Hughes movie. The 80’s film follows a day in the life of Ferris Bueller, high school senior, who uses creative ploys to trick his parents and headteacher as he skips school to spend the day in downtown Chicago with his girlfriend and best friend. With a super cool soundtrack and awesome cinematography, this comedy is the perfect film for a Sunday night in. You’ll have ‘Twist and Shout’ stuck in your head for days afterwards!
The Coconut Crew love the 90s vibe of Clueless, a modern, witty take on Jane Austen’s Emma overflowing with checked co-ords and fluffy pens. The story follows the life of Cher, a shallow, wealth-obsessed, yet somehow lovable teen from Beverly Hills in her journey through love, matchmaking and of course, shopping. Watch when you’re in need of an ultimate chick-flick, or just some inspiration for what to wear!