5 Fandom Friday: My Comfort Films

I am not a girly girl. Sure, I wear dresses and makeup and feel myself to be a sometimes fashionista, but I am NOT a girly girl. I hate chick lit, but I hate chick flicks more than all else. That’s why, for my comfort films, you won’t find any on this list. It was tough coming up with the list (because I only really have one), but these tend to be the movies I watch most often.

  1. Batman Forever


You’ve probably stopped reading this post by now, and that’s fine. I love what I love and I’m not ashamed of it. If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve already read this post about why I love this movie, so I’ll try not to get too repetitive.

I can quote this ENTIRE movie right now, just off the top of my head. To say I am infatuated is a complete understatement. A large part of this relies on how in love I am with Jim Carrey and have been since about 6 years old. This is the movie I turn to for everything. I watch it about once every three months, sometimes more. It still drives me crazy that Val Kilmer is Batman, but as far as a comfort film, it does its job. It’s something I know, something I’m familiar with, and something I love. Nothing could make me happier than watching Jim Carrey prance around like a lunatic.

Questions, Mr. Wayne? My work raises too many questions? Why hasn’t anyone…put you in your place?”

  1. Blades Of Glory


For the longest time, I simply did not like Will Ferrell. Now, I don’t understand why. I love his movies, and while Stepbrothers is fantastic, I simply cannot get enough of Blades Of Glory. Hilarious, light-hearted, and a guest appearance by Nick Swardson has me putting this movie as a strong #2 for my top comfort films.

I see you still look like a girl, but not hot.”

  1. Dogma


I can only resist the wiles of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon for so long. While I am a devout atheist, I still appreciate this movie and some of the message it has. I’m not a huge fan of the actress, but the rest of the cast really picks up the movie for me. Caution, it does have the tendency to get preachy.

I feel like Han Solo, you’re Chewie, and she’s Ben Kenobi and we’re in that fucked up bar!”

  1. Mulan


I wouldn’t classify this as a chick flick. The essential Disneys are family movies, and this is simply one of the best. Maybe it’s just the budding feminist in me, and maybe it’s the fact that I will break out to “I’ll Make A Man Outta You” spontaneously. Fun fact: Halloween 2013, we watched this movie first, before heading out to clubs. It was on, we had a room full of singing Hopkins students, and we couldn’t just leave, you know?

Make a note of this: Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow!”

  1. Fight Club


Take my favorite author, one of my favorite books, and one of my favorite actors (Edward Norton) and we have the plot to a terrific movie. I can’t express my feelings for this movie in words.

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”


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