Top 10 comfort films
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There are rules, of course, but not many. The films can be comedies or dramas, weepies or creepies, but they should forever go unpunished for any indiscretion, whether it's cheesy dialogue, plots filled with potholes or actors who might drop this particular work of art off their résumé if it weren't for the ruthless memory of IMDB.
Comfort films are by their very nature personal choices; they're memory movies, tied to a time in your life, or a place, or a person. But sharing them? Now that's harder. There's a trust factor involved: to own up to the films that live on your comfort list is to take a risk. You must trust that no matter how strange or embarrassing or trashy certain movies might be, your confessor will not judge, knowing there is a bit of history, a bit of you, really, attached to each and every one.
And so, without shame or apology and only a few regrets, here in alphabetical order are my top 10 all-time, but probably not forever, comfort films and a favorite scene bite (like sound bites, only sincere).
Pictured: 'Sleepless in Seattle'