Movies That’ll Help You Nurse Your Self-Inflicted Pain This Silly Season

December’s a total write-off. Everyone becomes a walking, talking hangover and our ageing bodies just can’t bounce back like they used to. Literal hell. Sometimes you just need some alone time, and when you’re finished hating yourself and analysing messages from nights past, you might just want to watch a movie and help your regretful existence get to bed.

Pour yourself a litre of water, make the butteriest popcorn humanly possible and tuck in to these below movies. Can only manage one? All good, we’re sure you’ll be hungover again in a couple of days time. December’s good like that.


Harry Styles and a history refresher all in one? Sign me the hell up. Following three stories from the real-life World War II Battle of Dunkirk, this film is a gripping must-see.

IT (MA15+)

If not sleeping because clowns will eat you is your vibe, go right ahead. I choose not to partake, however, this movie about a creepy demon/clown hunting down children was quite possibly the most talked about one of the year. Your hungry convos will thank you.


With such a stellar cast lineup (incl. Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry and Elton John), it’d be hard for this spy flick to be anything other than great.


Featuring Australia‘s very own non-ordinary girl Claire Holt (H20: Just Add Water, The Vampire Diaries) and everyone’s favourite early ’00s pop singer Mandy Moore, 47 Metres Down is about two sisters trapped in a shark cage in the middle of the ocean in Mexico.


Pedestrian, along with the rest of the world, has talked smack about this movie. Have I watched it? No. But something tells me it’s worth the 86 minutes of my life, in the same way The Room was.


Can you imagine a movie featuring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson being bad? Me either. It’s a combination-and-a-half to play an artist mother, alcoholic father and child in a poverty stricken family, all of which are based on characters from a 2005 best-selling memoir.

Reckon there’s not enough there for all’a your hung-daddy days? As a Foxtel customer you can rent these titles and more, with new releases weekly to keep you entertained. There’s bound to be enough to get you through the next five years of hangovers, at least.Check out the latest new weekly releases to rent or find out more on Foxtel here.

Available to Foxtel residential customers only with an Internet connected IQ. Additional charges apply.