There is no denying that we live in a time when it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with expectations. Whether working hard to earn enough money to pay for our (exponentially inflating) living expenses or being constantly bombarded with bad news from all over the world, reality can be overwhelming at times. .
What better way to escape it than to turn on a favorite movie that comforts us even in the most difficult times? In fact, as we saw during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us It was art that I turned to for comfort, lightness, and escape. From heartfelt romantic comedies to magical fantasies, we’ve put together a list of movies known to provide escape when you need it.
12/12 You’ve Got Mail (1998)
What better way to distract yourself from your daily routine than to immerse yourself in a perhaps surreal romance comedy? Starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, You’ve got mail Track down two people who are in an “online” relationship, unaware that they are also business rivals in real life. Kathleen Kelly (Ryan) owns a small bookstore, while Joe Fox (Hanks) is a bookstore tycoon. Nora Ephron’s films excel at encapsulating all human emotions.
11/12 Pretty Woman (1990)
Although it was originally intended to be a dark cautionary tale, according to Vanity Fair, pretty woman It was eventually reimagined as a romantic comedy. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts star in the lead roles as wealthy businessman Edward Lewis and Hollywood sex worker Vivian Ward, respectively. Edward needs to bring someone to a social event, so he hires Vivian as his escort, not expecting to fall in love with her properly. The plot is straightforward, the actor’s chemistry is contagious, and it also dives into the darker side of Vivian’s work.
10/12 The Power of Happiness (2006)
Set in San Francisco in 1981. pursuit of happiness Based on the 2006 best-selling memoir of the same name written by Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe. In this biographical drama, Will Smith plays Gardner and his son Jaden plays Christopher Jr. Elder Gardner is a salesman, divorced by his wife, left bankrupt, and forced to deal with custody of his son. He has also been forced to be homeless for over a year. The film feels different when viewed as a failed system of African-American men trying to reach the “American Dream.” It helps you appreciate the life you have now a little more.
9/12 Notting Hill (1999)
A romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts is a great way to escape reality. The highest-grossing British film of all time Notting Hill Hugh Grant played bookseller Will Thacker and Roberts played famous American actress Anna Scott. The pair’s complicated love journey begins after she accidentally steps into his store. This movie perfectly shows why the real golden age of cinema is his rom-coms in his 90s and his 2000s.
8/12 The Lion King (1994)
Turn on the Disney animation and you’ll instantly be transported back to your childhood. 1994s The Lion King Definitely on the list. It follows Simba, a lion cub whose father Mufasa was killed by his paternal uncle Scar. Simba came to believe he was responsible for the death, and he was forced into exile. After many years away from his home, he returned to claim his right to the throne. It shows a beautiful depiction of royal power. It also depicts some of the most beautiful and well-made animation and filmmaking ever released.
7/12 Wally (2008)
As the ninth feature film produced by the same studio, Wally is a Pixar animation following the love story of two robots, WALL-E and EVE, set in the distant future of 2805. change the fate of mankind. This is a deeply empathetic and embarrassingly earnest love story with love in the details of animation and the incredible humanization of a robot that barely speaks throughout the film. This is his one of the most politically radical Pixar films ever made.
6/12 Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)
This section is for Eastern Europeans who can’t help but watch. Three wishes for Cinderella every Christmas. It’s the perfect nostalgic fairy tale to escape the stress of the holidays. Based on a fairy tale written by Božena Němcová, this Czechoslovak film follows a housekeeper whose life changes dramatically when a chauffeur gives him three magical hazelnuts. Inspired by the story of Cinderella, the housekeeper decides to make herself beautiful for the upcoming Prince’s ball. The film portrays Cinderella as a strong woman with a life full of daring adventures.
5/12 Star Wars
Star Wars It could be the perfect escape for someone who’s basically grown up on the franchise since its inception in 1977. The franchise spans 12 movies and 9 TV series (so far), so choose and get lost. No doubt it will be.The epic space opera is set in a galaxy far, far away, where humans and many species of aliens coexist with robots and droids. If you get tired of the world, Star Wars It helps transport you to distant galaxies where hardships are easier to deal with.
4/12 Dead Poets Association (1989)
If you’re a dark academia fanatic, dead poets association it’s for you. The story, starring celebrities such as Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, and Robert Sean Leonard, takes place in a fictional elite conservative boarding school. Everything changes when a progressive English teacher is hired to completely change the boys’ lives through poetry. Boys form a brotherhood through poetry, words and emotions.
3/12 Harry potter
You can definitely count on Wizarding World Harry potter To provide the necessary escape you crave. The fantasy series spans over eight of his films and focuses on Golden He and his trio (Harry, Hermione, and Ron) battling through obstacles thrown by Voldemort. The series draws you in and makes you believe that you can cast magic and live in a world where everything is possible.
2/12 Hocus Pocus (1993)
deception When it was released in 1993, it wasn’t as celebrated as it is now. The annual Halloween celebration helped make this Disney picture a cult classic.Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy star as a trio of villainous witches, Max on Halloween night. Chasing them who are revived by a boy named. They launch a grim revenge and start a reign of terror. The film is not serious and enjoys a kitschy setting.
1/12 Ye Jawani Hi Diwani (2013)
Last but not least, you can’t go without including at least one Indian cult classic.in this case nothing else ye jawani hi diwaniis a Hindi coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. It centers around their characters as they meet on a trekking trip and instantly fall in love with each other. They don’t express their emotions, they fall apart and only reunite at a friend’s wedding.