The most comforting films for challenging times

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Millions of people around the world affected by the coronavirus pandemic are in country-wide lockdowns, self-isolation, or are practicing social-distancing, but cinematic help is at hand. Films have always allowed audiences to escape their problems for an hour or two: no art form is better at transporting us to a more enchanting and consoling reality than our own. We’ve picked some of the best films in this regard, which are available to watch at home, dividing these comfort-viewing classics into 10 key categories. A blanket and a bucket of cookie dough ice cream are optional, but recommended.