16 "Comfort Films" People Always Watch When They Need An Emotional Escape

    Y'all already know The Princess Bride is on this list.

    Whether you're going through a breakup, a career hardship, or a global pandemic — we all have at least one personal favorite film we go to for comfort.

    This week, the official Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Twitter account asked for people to share their favorite #ComfortFilms, and y'all, I have so many movies to add to my watch list!

    We all have that one film we watch to provide an emotional escape. When we’re having a tough day, we turn to Dorothy and the gang in THE WIZARD OF OZ (‘39). What’s your #ComfortFilm?

    Here are just a few of the most popular "comfort films" shared:

    1. The Princess Bride (1987)

    @tcm The Princess Bride for sure.

    20th Century Fox

    2. Cabin in the Sky (1943)


    3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    @tcm Raiders of the Lost Ark is my #ComfortFilm. Pure escapism at its best. #TCMParty

    Paramount Pictures

    4. Easy to Love (1953)

    @tcm I love this. For me, EASY TO LOVE (1953) with Esther Williams and Van Johnson. #ComfortFilm


    5. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

    Focus Features

    6. The Gang's All Here (1943)

    @tcm Busby Berkeley's THE GANG'S ALL HERE is my #comfortfilm.


    7. You've Got Mail (1998)

    Warner Bros.

    8. Some Like It Hot (1959)

    @tcm SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) is another super feel-good #ComfortFilm for me. I laugh so much every single time I watch it.

    United Artists

    9. Funny Face (1957)

    @tcm A big #ComfortFilm for me is FUNNY FACE (1957). Givenchy! Dancing! Paris! Dovima! Kay Thompson being fabulous beyond belief! It always soothes a troubled mind.

    Paramount Pictures

    10. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

    @tcm For goofy escapism, nothing compares to Pee-Wee #comfortfilm

    Warner Bros.

    11. Meet Me in St. Louis (1945)


    12. Sense & Sensibility (1995)

    @tcm Sense and Sensibility - because Colonel Brandon

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    13. Singin' in The Rain (1952)


    14. Pillow Talk (1959)

    @tcm PILLOW TALK (1959) with Doris Day, Rock Hudson, and Tony Randall is definitely a #ComfortFilm for me.


    15. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

    Paramount Pictures

    16. And finally, anything starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire

    @tcm Pretty much any #FredandGinger film will take the blues away #TCMParty

    RKO Radio Pictures

    So, now it's YOUR turn! What film do you always find yourself going to for comfort, and why? Really sell your fave in the comments below! I need more movies to watch, please!