Help me relieve my boredom.
November 5, 2011 3:05 PM Subscribe
I'm sick and in bed and bored out of my gourd. Recommend guilty pleasure-type movies for me! Bonus points for government conspiracy / mysteries.
posted by custard heart to media & arts (41 answers total) 45 users marked this as a favorite
I'm stuck in bed with a respiratory infection and I'm getting pretty bored. I've watched all the tv shows I care to, and now I want recommendations of the kinds of movies that are good for a sick, squishy mind like mine right now. Anything too high-brow will probably bore or annoy me, as my brain is a bit mushy, and my concentration isn't great since I have to blow my nose every five g.d. minutes.
Specifically I'm looking for schlocky Hollywood films. Bonus points for early to mid 90's. I love mysteries, and movies featuring conspiracies are pretty captivating -- we're talking Pelican Brief, National Treasure, the 9th Gate, Da Vinci Code. Sandra Bullock in "The Net". Like, my standards of quality here are not what they would normally be. I don't like aliens or scary special effects. Horror films are great, but they should be about ghosts and not monsters feature gratuitous blood/guts. Protagonists should uncover a web of secrets leading to a revelation of some vast mystery of conspiracy. Film noir-type detective movies are okay -- (I love Hitchcock) but films that are too good make me inspired to get up and do stuff, and I kind of want to feel OK about laying around being sick and doing nothing. Guilty pleasures here, folks.
Not too obscure, please. I will likely be committing piracy via internet to watch this.
Feel free to recommend your favourite not-too-highbrow films as well... I'll probably be in bed for another two days at least and I'm kind of done with napping. Nothing too depressing or political, and thinking too hard will make my brain hurt. Documentaries OK.