Thursday 19 March 2020

Lighthearted films to watch while self-isolating

Stuck at home and feeling pretty miserable about it? Really, I don't blame you and I'm sending you all the good vibes. If you're feeling bored and looking for a good film to watch, consider one of these. They're all lighthearted films, suitable for the whole family to enjoy together if need be. Now just really isn't the time to be watching Contagion or Olympus Has Fallen, you know? I'm not a huge film lover so there are bound to be plenty more - if you have any ideas, drop them in the comments below.

Animated films 

Boss Baby
Lego Batman
Shrek (any of them)
How To Train Your Dragon
Big Hero 6
Song of the Sea
Monsters Inc
Bee Movie

Non-animated films

National Treasure (and the sequel)
Christopher Robin
Daddy Day Care
A Cinderella Story
Ruby Sparks
The Little Rascals
Legally Blonde
The Golden Compass
Night at the Museum
She's The Man
One Day
The Greatest Showman
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Pitch Perfect 1/2/3
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Going in Style
Bend it Like Beckham
The Goonies
Oz The Great and Powerful
The Borrowers
We're the Millers
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Hopefully there are plenty of ideas there. Like I say, I'm not *really* a film person but these are all great family-friendly movies that (probably) won't add to the stress of being self-isolated. We can absolutely get through this if we all stick together; if you're feeling lonely or overwhelmed, please know I'm just a message away.


  1. Great suggestions here! I've got a Netflix list of movies I wanna watch during this time that I'm looking forward to working my way through! x

  2. Some great films here! I'll be adding the ones I haven't seen to my list x

  3. Big hero six is such a great one! I really love it and it is so heartwarming x

  4. We've been watching all of Toy Story with Joshua for the first time! xx

  5. HELL YES! I'm just watching Disney + all day!

  6. Love Shrek! The first one is still my favourite. The Greatest Showman is also amazing, great pics.

    Amy x
    The July Rose

  7. great suggestions!! I'm currently working through the Hunger Games movies!

  8. Omg, I've actually bookmarked this blog post. Thank you so much. I was running out of films to watch x

    Megan Elizabeth

  9. So many good options in here. Moana is one of my favourites, and I can't believe I'm admitting this but I've still never seen Coco. Also you can't beat a good teen movie for cheering you up - She's The Man is hilarious and Clueless and Legally Blonde are classics!