5 Best Movies to Watch When You Are Bored

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Feb 14, 2023 Reading time : 5 min

Given the hectic lifestyle and tons of workloads from your school or office which can drain you physically and mentally, boredom is not an unknown visitor. It may also knock at your door when you have exhausted yourself with the mundane daily household chores!

A lot of people have different ways to kill their boredom. Some people like painting, some read, while others immerse themselves in the virtual world of movies. So, here are the five best movies to watch when you are bored. 

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Little Women (2019) by Greta Gerwig

If you are an old soul, who likes being transported to the past through art, “Little Women” should certainly be on your list. This period drama film is an adaptation of a classic novel written by Louisa May Alcott that goes by the same name. 

The movie revolves around the lives of the classic four Little Women — Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. Besides narrating a story of eccentric women making their way through a society that asks them to play expected roles, Little Women will leave you with cherished memories of your times with your siblings.

Holiday by Nancy Meyer

This movie stands true to its name. If you are bored and have the urge to run away, somewhere even you don’t know then Nancy Meyers’ “Holiday” is what you should be watching. 

This romantic comedy film is a story about two girls from different countries. Stuck in the loop of relationship issues, they swap homes for holidays, unaware of the surprises that lay ahead. 

Kate Winslet as Iris is a columnist for the Daily Telegraph in London, who has a kind heart but always ends up being taken for granted. Cameron Diaz plays Amanda Woods, an ambitious movie trailer producer who needs warmth in her life and so ends up staying with her ex-boyfriend.

“Holiday” is a movie about the things that most people want to do when they are bored of work, relationships, or even life for that matter. Just go on a Holiday!

As this movie is pretty popular, you can watch it on major streaming platforms. If you don’t have a subscription, this list covers the best free streaming sites to watch movies.

Elements Trilogy; Fire, Earth, Water by Deepa Mehta

This would the one movie from Hindi Cinema on the list but is a great watch. Directed by a renowned Indo-Canadian filmmaker, the Elements trilogy is a series of three movies produced over different years.

“Fire” came out in 1996 starring Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das as the main lead. This is the first movie in the Elements Trilogy.

This movie is a story about two women married into the same family, only to end up stirring a romantic relationship between each other. “Fire” is considered to be one of the first Indian movies to portray Lesbian Relationships on screen. 

The second in the trilogy is “Earth”. It is an adaptation of Bapsi Sidhwa’s novel ‘Cracking India’. The film is a beautiful narration of the state’s intervention in friendship and love. 

Starring Nandita Das, Amir Khan, Rahul Khanna, and Maia Sethna, “Earth” illustrates the friendship of a Hindu nanny working in a Parsi home, with two Muslim men and how it changes with the news of the most dreaded 1947 India- Pakistan Partition.

“Water” was released in the year 2005, as the last part of the Elements Trilogy. The film focuses on the lives of Indian widows in 1940s Varanasi. It also draws light on controversial topics such as child marriage, misogyny, and ostracism. 

The film is set in 1930s colonial India and stars John Abraham and Lisa ray who perfectly portrays the upper class, Gandhian follower, and the widow respectively. 

Brokeback Mountain by Ang Lee

If you are one of those who think that gays only mean men with feminine mannerisms, Brokeback Mountain will expose you to the wider notion of the gay community. 

This oscar-nominated movie is a story about two cowboys played by Jack Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, who develop romantic feelings for each other while shepherding in the Brokeback Mountains. But they go on to marry women and have a family of their own.

Brokeback Mountain intricately depicts the struggles of gay men. Their suppressed emotions, illicit affairs, instances of late gay sexual awakening, and the pressure to fit in a patriarchal society. 

Grave of the Fireflies by Isao Takahata

The last film on this list is “Grave of the Fireflies”. It is an animated war tragedy film that tells the story of two siblings, Seita and Satsuko. 

The movie illustrates the struggle of both siblings who escape America’s attack on Japan during the second world war but ends up losing their family. It is a heart-wrenching movie that will surely make you cry!

Final Thoughts

It is not a bad thing to be bored. We are human beings who are in a process of constantly using our senses both physically and mentally. Hence, boredom can be an excuse to rest our bodies and minds now and then. Thankfully, you can always choose to watch a movie for relaxation and rejuvenation. 

Films as a form of entertainment as well as art can do wonders. They help you relax or activate your senses, motivate you, and also provide you with a temporal refuge. I hope the aforementioned list of movies will provide you with company when you are bored.

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