I have a friend who’s going through a very rough patch, and I said to him, “You need to take short breaks from your worries. Why don’t you make an effort to watch funny movies? They’ll give you a little boost, when you’re feeling low. And taking good care of yourself will help you deal with this situation better.”
He agreed, but as we were talking about it, he said, “Maybe it’s because of everything I’m dealing with, but I can’t think of anything I want to see. The only funny movie I can think of is Caddyshack. And I’m not even a huge fan of Caddyshack.”
So I want to make him a long list of funny movies, Some thoughtful, some goofy, some old, some new, so he has something for every mood. I’m sure this list could be much longer.
What movies have I overlooked — or never seen myself?
- Groundhog Day
- This Is Spinal Tap
- Office Space
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail
- Annie Hall
- Monsters, Inc.
Watching funny movies or TV is a great way to get a quick mood boost. It’s true: laughter is good medicine.
It made me happier just to think about these movies! This list would make a great appendix to my book about happiness, The Happiness Project.