April 19, 2019

The Best Movies to Watch When You're Sick

“We are entering the throes of peak flu season, and any one of us could be next. With something definitely going around, you don’t want to be the fool who wakes up unprepared. Stock up on your Tylenol, tissues, herbal teas, and soup ahead of time, just to be safe — and get that sick day movie queue in order. Here’s a little help with what to watch if you find yourself under the weather.

You have a cold (the pre-cold medicine option).

Put on: Kedi

First of all, thank you for staying home! The bad news is, you’re going to need to ride this one out. Thank goodness, then, that nothing could possibly be more snuggly on a sick day than Kedi, a big-hearted documentary about the cats of Istanbul and the people they bring together. If you’re still feeling well enough to read a few subtitles, this is only 79 minutes long and worth putting off a dose of NyQuil in order to sniffle your way through. Think of it as the feline version of Netflix’s hit show Dogs (another great sick-day watch). Stream it via Amazon for $3.99 or with Kanopy for free. “

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