It doesn’t mean they’re boring and it doesn’t mean they’re bad, but these movies are instant Nyquil for the long-suffering insomniac:
Beige, beige, beige! Honestly, ST:TMP doesn’t deserve the scorn that it gets, but that lifeless color scheme, the endless 2001-style special effects, and Kirk’s twenty-minute pleasure cruise around the Enterprise have convinced me that you’re not really SUPPOSED to watch this movie in one sitting.
We’ve all seen it a million times. We can all quote it backwards and forwards. This is a total comfort movie. Has Morgan Freeman ever seemed so soothing?
I can’t put my finger on why, but Leon’s quiet, beautiful score relaxes me like few other movies I own. Give it ten minutes and I’ll be dozing, guaranteed.
It’s fun and pretty to look at while you’re awake, but PM has a great appreciation for peace and silence, too.
The movies are long enough themselves to probably qualify on this list, but the detail in these commentaries and the joy in everyone’s voices as they speak is the perfect cure for a frazzled, distracted brain
Any movie with Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone could probably fit here, but OUATITW has this opening, which is fascinating when you’re in film-student mode and dreamfood when you’re looking to zone out.