Movies to watch on a lonely day

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If you’re having a lonely day, there is nothing better than watching some movies to help you feel better. Here are some suggestions that will help you escape and hopefully provide some comfort. 

Atonement

If you are in need of a good cry (which is perfectly normal, crying is very good for the soul), look no further than this 2007 classic.

This romantic war drama tells the story of a thirteen-year-old girl. She sees something that she doesn’t really understand and lies about it. This ends up stealing the happiness and ruining the lives of three people, herself included.

The movie is an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel of the same name, and I believe that this is one of the rare instances where the adaptation is truly faithful to the novel.

Get your tissues ready and enjoy.

I Feel Pretty

On the other hand, if you want to try and make yourself feel better, this 2018 comedy is just what you need.

This is not your typical makeover movie. The protagonist, Renee Bennet, is careful of everything when it comes to her appearance, right from the beginning of the film. However, it seems not to be enough, and she sees herself as plain and common, interpreting any look she gets as a critique. One day, she gets hit in the head and starts believing she is pretty. She gets that inner confidence that she was missing.

What I love about this movie is the way it deals with insecurity. The movie reveals what we all know deep down that everyone is insecure. All the skinny, good looking people that surround the protagonist end up revealing their insecurities, showing that a perfect life is an illusion.

It’s bound to make you feel much better and give you a confidence boost too.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

If you are quite done feeling low and need a good laugh and some cheering up, there is no better pick than this 2020 musical.

It follows Scandinavian duo who, after a series of unfortunate and dramatic events, end up fulfilling their lifelong dream of representing their country in the Eurovision Song Contest, showing their families and friends who made fun of them that they were wrong not to have more faith.

Even though it’s a parody of the competition’s eccentric acts and obsessed fans, it captures the spirit of Eurovision. It is full of references to the actual competition and cameos from performers that have taken part in various years.

The movie is so cringe that it’s funny, and I guarantee that you will get into it very quickly. Plus, the songs are so catchy.

The Circle

Now, if you think being lonely (or better yet, being by yourself) in your own space is something bad, then this techno-thriller adaptation of the novel with the same title is about to change your mind.

Emma Watson stars as Mae Holland, a young woman who gets a customer support position at The Circle. It is a tech company that has a massive campus with lots of drones flying around in the sky. She ends up testing and promoting a new tiny camera. The company wants to place it all around the world; in all the nooks and crannies of streets, buildings, offices, and people’s private homes.

It will make you want to cover all the cameras in your house. Or it make you appreciate your privacy and alone time. Either way, I think you will definitely feel less lonely after watching it.

Getting through a lonely day is hard, but hopefully watching movies will make it easier. 

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