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Easy watches - cheesy/fluffy undemanding films that are a good distraction

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Graphista · 12/04/2020 19:33

I'm looking for light but not necessarily comedy fare to watch over the bank holiday/lockdown.

Just started "angel has fallen" as I enjoyed previous "fallen" movies. And I love Gerard butler.

I'm thinking light action films, romcoms, music based films (I've been indulging in watching rock of ages and pitch perfects on Netflix)

I have prime and Netflix and despite being largely philosophically opposed to all things Disney I am very tempted by Disney+ as there are some cracking old ones on there like "3 men and a baby" and I must admit I love marvel and Star Wars too.

Love John Hughes and other classic 80's movies and fun 90's movies.

Thought others might be seeking same at this time too.

Sometimes we don't know a film is available on a service unless we specifically look for it due to how the recommendations seem to work.

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Graphista · 12/04/2020 20:02

I stick to known legit services. Artists shouldn't be ripped off.

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EineReiseDurchDieZeit · 12/04/2020 20:03

There are loads of "fluffy" films on Netflix

Try :

Set It Up
Kissing Booth
Young Victoria
Lady Bird
Captain Fantastic
Fighting With My Family
Long Shot

EineReiseDurchDieZeit · 12/04/2020 20:10

Set It Up :

Two colleagues with overbearing bosses try and get them romantically involved

Twinsters :

True story about adopted Korean sisters who found each other as adults

Fighting With My Family :

British girl tries out for WWE

Lady Bird :

Teenage angst comedy

Kissing Booth

Teen rom com


Overweight girl lives in the shadow of a pageant mom until she embraces loving herself

Long Shot

Man becomes speech writer for politician who was his babysitter

Captain Fantastic

Large family suffers bereavement, having lived off grid the children struggle to adapt to the modern world

Young Victoria

Romantic take on the early reign of Victoria



cushioncovers · 12/04/2020 20:15

Watched 'Love Wedding Repeat' yesterday it was funny and light hearted I enjoyed it. Netflix

muddledmidget · 12/04/2020 20:18

I'd watch some of the Julia Stiles films from the late 90s and early 2000s ie, 10 things I hate about you and Save the last dance. The Step Up franchise is also good, plus Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman

MuddyPuddlesAndPrettyBubbles · 12/04/2020 20:19

LaLa Land is fabulous, I loved it. The old BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is on Netflix too, it's so dramatic in a genteel way.

Xylophonics · 13/04/2020 12:34

Yesterday and Rocketman , both very enjoyable.

cushioncovers · 13/04/2020 20:25

Horrible bosses 2

WooYa · 13/04/2020 20:27

I watched Step Up today and it was good!

Irial · 13/04/2020 20:31

Housesitter (Steve Martin/Goldie Hawn) Was out on the walk earlier, and it strangely came up in my memory... just watching it now

OnceUponAMidnightBeery · 13/04/2020 20:39

I second 10 Things I Hate About You, loved it as a teen, love it now.

School of Rock. Any Goldie Hawn films. Anything with Jack Black in it. Full Monty. That fabulous film with zombies and a policeman, having a total brain freeze on what it’s called 🤦🏻‍♀️

OnceUponAMidnightBeery · 13/04/2020 20:42

If you’re in the mood for cheesy, Demons is my best worst movie ever.

CaurnieBred · 13/04/2020 20:47

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Lovely film

Zhx3 · 13/04/2020 20:50

The films I wouldn't admit to liking, but an looking forward to watching with dd Grin:
Never Been Kissed
She's All That
One Fine Day

Zhx3 · 13/04/2020 20:51

Oh, and Blades of Glory!

bettybattenburg · 13/04/2020 20:54

Fisherman's Friends
Swimming with Men

bettybattenburg · 13/04/2020 20:55

The man who sued god (Billy Connelly) and another Billy Connelly one called 'What we did on our holiday'

BikeRunSki · 13/04/2020 20:59

Legally Blonde!

coffeeagogo · 13/04/2020 20:59

@OnceUponAMidnightBeery Shaun of the dead or dead heat?

Op How about Tremors, the wedding singer, 50 first dates, steel magnolias, jumanji (the newer one), Julie and Julia

Yes yes to one fine day (loved that)

BikeRunSki · 13/04/2020 21:00

What We Did On Our Holidays is glorious.

Fleamaker123 · 13/04/2020 21:08

How's about Pillow Talk with Doris Day and Rock Hudson.. love that film! It's got romance, style, humour, Doris Day singing.

Planes Trains and Automobiles for a laugh but you've prob already seen

SerBrienneOfHouseTarth · 13/04/2020 21:10

The new Jumanji films are good fun. For classics how about Overboard (Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell), Private Benjamin and Weekend at Bernie's! I also love the Legally Blonde and Miss Congeniality films Grin

Graphista · 14/04/2020 16:34

"That fabulous film with zombies and a policeman, having a total brain freeze on what it’s called"

Hot fuzz? Are you mixing it up with Shaun of the dead?

LOVE billy Connolly and have seen what we did on our holiday but not sued god one.

Are these all available on Netflix or prime?

LOVE one fine day 😍 if that's available I'll be so happy!

The wedding date is one I've added to my prime list last few days. Totally cheesy but lovely

"The new Jumanji films are good fun" I keep debating watching these but remakes/reboots don't have good odds usually and I ADORE the original.

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seekingwaxwings · 14/04/2020 16:37

I enjoyed About Time, I think it's on Netflix.

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