The Best Movies to Watch Without Leaving Bed: Cozy Up With Comedy

Every Monday morning, I find myself whispering the old Beckett adage, “I can’t go on, I’ll go on,” to myself as I settle down into work. No matter how thrilling the day’s prospects, it’s that early week ennui that always seems to rear its ugly head in the worst way. But never fear, the hours are sure to breeze on by and soon it will be the weekend—one that happens to be rife with fantastic films both premiering and screening around the city, thanks to various wonderful retrospectives.

But in the meantime, what better way to spend an evening than curled up under the sheets with the best of rare and wonderful cinema from the comfort of your bed? And with myriad options to choose from on Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes, the nightly decision of what to show in your private bedroom screening can prove a challenge. So to make your time easier, I’ve rounded up some great comedies to cure your post-holiday blues. Plug in the Christmas lights still hanging on your wall and enjoy.

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TOOTSIE, Sydney Pollack (iTunes)

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TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN!, Pedro Almodovar (Hulu +)

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BOTTLE ROCKET, Wes Anderson (iTunes)

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BROADCAST NEWS, James L. Brooks (iTunes)

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CHAFFED ELBOWS, Robert Downey Sr. (Hulu +)

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CHARADE, Stanley Donan (Netflix)

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DAZED AND CONFUSED, Richard Linklater (iTunes)

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FISHING WITH JOHN, John Lurie (YouTube)

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LE GRAND AMOUR, Pierre Etaix (Hulu +)

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MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY, (iTunes)

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KICKING AND SCREAMING, Noah Baumbach (iTunes)

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THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO, Whit Stillman (iTunes)

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MR. FREEDOM, William Klein (Hulu +)

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PLAYTIME, Jacques Tati (iTunes)

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SCHIZOPOLIS, Steven Soderbergh (Hulu +)

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WHAT’S UP, DOC?, (iTunes)

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