It’s the middle of the week and you are home sick with the flu. While all of your friends, co-workers, and family members are being productive members of society, you are lying in your bed twiddling your thumbs, wondering what you can do to keep yourself occupied. What better way to battle the flu-blues than to snuggle up and watch a good movie. And by keeping positive and focusing on other things than your sickness, you are more likely to feel better faster. Research has explored the benefits of positive thinking, and according to the Mayo Clinic, optimism on health leads to, “better psychological and physical well-being, and a greater resistance to the common cold.” So in order to foster those positive thoughts we’ve compiled a list of feel-good movies to get you through those dreaded sick days. Here are our top eight movies to watch when sick:

1. The Pursuit of Happyness

This Will Smith, Oscar nominated hit will be sure to leave you feeling inspired and ready to conquer your work load once you’re up and running again. (Click here for  the trailer)

2. Charlie’s Angels

Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu use their sass, wit, and creativity to fight crime in Los Angeles. The action-packed movie is a great pick-me-up. (Click here for the trailer)

3. Eat, Pray, Love

Usually when you’re sick you oftentime feel uninspired and sometimes sad. Julia Roberts gives a fun and interesting perspective on her relationship with travelling, finding her own peace, and seeing the world in this book-turned-movie. (Click here for the trailer)

4. Bridesmaids

Often referred to as the female version of The Hangover, this romantic comedy might leave some of you pretty satisfied with your own lives. The antagonist, Annie is facing a whirlwind of obstacles as she plays the important role of maid-of-honor for her best friend’s wedding. (Click here for the trailer)

5. Napoleon Dynamite

Listed as one of the Top 100 best comedies by Time Out magazine, the silly humor will get you laughing in no time and will hopefully take your mind away from being sick.  (Click here for the trailer)

6. Grease  

If you’re looking for some music, and teen romance then Danny Zucco and his gang will definitely draw you into this 1970s classic. (Click here for the trailer)

7. Rush Hour

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker bring comedy and martial arts together. It might make you want to jump out of your bed and start kicking. However, we don’t recommend that, as rest is an important part in getting better. (Click here for the trailer)

8. The Mask

Jim Carey truly displays his comedic abilities in this 1990s hit. Not to mention the young Cameron Diaz, makes her film debut. (Click here for the trailer)

We hope this lists gives you some good ideas for the next time you’re sick and stuck in bed. And of course, stay hydrated, get enough rest and you’ll be back to the daily grind soon enough.