As a movie fanatic, you’re more likely to fall asleep while watching a movie rather than reading a book or journaling. Most, if not all, films are designed to elicit an emotional response. We’ve all had a terrific movie that allowed us to feel a certain way, whether it was grief from a sympathetic circumstance, rage from an unreasonable villain, or pure pleasure from an exciting action sequence. There are moments when you may return to a familiar spot with the simple press of a button, whether it’s a second or 30th viewing of the same film.
Today’s movies cover a wide range of topics. Whether you’re looking for action, romance, comedy, or heartbreak, these are some of the best movies to watch till you fall asleep. There will be dissenting opinions, as different subjects and individuals evoke different emotions in different people. To put it another way, movies like these are lot easier to fall asleep to when you’ve already seen and enjoyed them enough that that one obnoxious character doesn’t keep you up at night. You can fall asleep to them because of this.
1. Mean Girls (2004)
It’s no secret that Tina Fey’s Saturday Night Live and Rosalind Wiseman’s novel Queen Bees and Wannabes, Mean Girls, is one of the best comedies of all time. New ladies at school have a difficult time blending in until they are swept up into the antics of “The Plastics,” the school’s prettiest and most narcissistic crowd. Aside from the underestimated acting and absurdity that make it so enjoyable, you will laugh yourself to sleep with this well-written high school drama.
2. Pineapple Express (2008)
Pineapple Express, Seth Rogen’s follow-up to the smash blockbuster Superbad, marked the beginning of a new era in stoner comedy, one marked by extreme violence and unbridled humor. Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) is a process server who witnesses the horrible death of a family member in the house of one of his “clients.” It’s up to Dale and his regular dealer to get lost or get enraged when they discover that the “customer” is a high-ranking member of the local underground marijuana industry. Known for its hilarious one-liners and standout scenes, this classic stoner film is excellent for dipping in and out of multiple times without losing the fun.
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson’s debut stop-motion film, is based on the Roald Dahl children’s novel of the same name and shows his compulsive attention to detail. It is up to a once-reformed fox to save the lives of his animal friends and family when he reverts to his old ways and commits theft once more. Visual artistry in the film is enough to put you to sleep with a vivid dreamscape of colors and textures to contemplate.
4. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
(500) Days of Summer is a story of self-discovery and self-reflection that explores the route to genuine love and the challenging but realistic difficulties that lay in its path. When Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) falls in love with a coworker who doesn’t believe in love, things get complicated. It’s a little offbeat and a little fanciful, but it’s easy to skip over and still get the gist of what’s going on in the story.
5. Interstellar (2014)
A breathtaking journey across time and space, Interstellar is one of Christopher Nolan’s most inventive and innovative sci-fi pictures to date. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a NASA physicist, inspires his daughter and a new team of astronauts to make one more mission into space to locate a new home for humanity when the world is on the verge of extinction. For the first time ever, a group of scientists must journey through a wormhole to access previously unreachable locations. Despite the fact that it is a massive space opera, the overall beauty and McConaughey’s soothing voice make it an excellent choice for a nighttime viewing.
6. The Wedding Singer (1998)
The Wedding Singer, one of the best romantic comedies of our time, tells the story of a boy who falls in love with a girl, but can’t have her. After being dumped at the altar by what he thought was the love of his life, a low-income wedding singer must stitch his heart back together. As luck would have it, he bumps into the lovely Julia Sullivan (Drew Barrymore). This romantic comedy has Adam Sandler in a cameo role, and it’s jam-packed with catchy songs that will make you smile on Valentine’s Day.
7. Avatar (2009)
Avatar’s premiere in theaters was a groundbreaking visual spectacle in cinema, and spectators were blown away. As a result of what has been known as “Pocahontas in space,” a man is able to integrate into a new culture and develop a deep affection for more than simply the scenery and customs. Even while the tale has a lot of suspense and romance, it’s the surreal colors and visual effects that are the true lure.
8. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark is a Steven Spielberg picture of gigantic proportions, beginning with the magnificent opening. To stop Hitler’s superhuman Nazi forces from regaining the Ark of the Covenant, the U.S. government has engaged archaeologist Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford). As a well-known action film, this is a movie that should be seen before going to sleep, as it maintains a high level of intensity throughout. When you’ve seen the movie a million times, it’s merely a spot you visit before falling asleep.
9. Groundhog Day (1993)
You can watch Groundhog Day over and over again like there’s no tomorrow because it’s one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time and possibly the greatest Bill Murray film. Upon arriving in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities, a boisterous and disillusioned TV weatherman finds himself unable to figure out why or how he keeps reliving the same day. It’s easy to fall asleep and yet appreciate Bill Murray’s amazing comedic timing because the plot is so recursive.
10. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is one of the best Kung Fu films that makes a wide use of the “Wire-Fu” film aesthetic, and it redefines the sub-genre. By opposing her arranged marriage, Jen (Ziyi Zhang) fights to overthrow the oppression of society by pursuing a life of crime on the run while in love with another. Yu (Michelle Yeoh), a highly competent and trained swordmaster, discovers that she has let her life pass her by without having her own genuine love story, despite her devotion to fairness and honor. Music in this film is similar to that used in yoga classes or guided meditation sessions, and the visuals are stunning.