When I was sick or depressed throughout high school and college, I used to turn to Meg Ryan. No matter what I was feeling, Sleepless in Seattle
, When Harry Met Sally
and especially You’ve Got Mail
with a side of hot chocolate or popcorn always made me feel better.
But these days, I like my romance a little less traditional and a whole lot more funny (though you really can’t get much funnier than When Harry Met Sally, can you?), with more humor than drama. Maybe it’s because, as an adult, I’ve got enough drama on my hands to deal with without squirming over whether or not Tom will meet Meg at the top of the Empire State Building. Though I still love my old favorites, here are the newest feel-good “chick flicks” (I hate that term, but that’s pretty much what they are) that I think are great depressed/sick/etc. cure-alls.