Carbon movie night: Best comfort movies on Netflix right now

With another lockdown in force and the fact it gets dark at 4:30, what’s there better to do than have a movie night? Not just any movie night but a comfort movie night. These films are feel-good, easy to watch and we’ve thrown in a few nostalgic ones for good measure.   

By Nicola Scovell   

We know trying to find the right movie to watch can be time-consuming so Carbon has put together a list of movies you can binge-watch this weekend. Take a look below…  

1) Game Night (2018)   

This film features couple Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) who host a weekly game night. Max’s successful brother comes into town and hosts a murder mystery party but things take a turn when the game becomes real. There are some hilarious scenes in the movie and it keeps you guessing right till the end.   

2) New York Minute (2004)   

Polar opposite twins Jane and Roxy Ryan (Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen) find themselves on a misadventure in New York City when chaos is thrown their way. Jane needs to deliver a speech for a scholarship program whilst Roxy has skipped school to see her favourite band! Now, if Netflix can go ahead and add the rest of the Mary-Kate and Ashley movies – it would be appreciated!   

3) Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse (2018)   

Thought there was only one Spiderman, you thought wrong. She’s one, and him and yes, even the pig! Teenager Miles Morales gets bitten by a radioactive spider which transforms him into Spiderman and soon realises there are multiple universes when he meets Peter Parker. Even if you’re not a fan of superhero movies, this one is a must-watch.   

4) Burlesque (2010)   

Cher and Christina Aguilera – do we need to say more?! A small-town waitress, Ali (Christina Aguilera) flees town to make it big in LA. She lands a job in a burlesque club which is run by Tess (Cher). However, the club is under threat from being shut down. The film has everything; catchy songs, glitter, dancing and Cher!  

5) The Duff (2015)   

Bianca (Mae Whitman) discovers that she is being used by people to get to her popular friends. She then seeks the help of her former friend to make her popular in exchange for help at school as he is failing. It’s obvious how this film ends but it’s a nice easy watch none the less.    

6) Wild Child (2008)   

I think we all wanted to be Poppy Moore when we were younger and if you didn’t, you’re lying to yourself! Poppy (Emma Roberts) gets shipped off to a London boarding school from her glam life in Malibu because of her behaviour. She hatches a plan to get herself expelled but that all changes when she meets the headmistress’ son, Freddie.   

7) 13 going on 30 (2004)   

Jenna Rink (Jennifer Garner) dreams of being ‘’thirty, flirty and thriving’’ and she gets exactly what she wants on her 13th birthday. However, adulthood is not what she thought it would be. She tracks down her childhood best friend Matty (Mark Ruffolo), to find out what happened in the past.