Tuesday 12 May 2020


Reader Hannah has done a round up of her favourite feelgood movies and TV to help keep you entertained through lockdown!

Hannah says:
Life in lockdown is very strange and it's easy to find yourself falling into boredom. If you are anything like me, boredom leads to over-thinking and then to anxiety... so best to avoid it! I try to fill my day with lots of different things, but when you really need to escape from reality there is nothing like a good movie or TV series. Here are some to try!

- MALORY TOWERS: Follow Darrel's progress at boarding school... the full series is now available on BBC iPlayer. I am hooked!

PRETTY IN PINK: 1980s movie, certificate 15, from £2.49 to rent on Amazon Prime. This is my favourite teen movie and also my Mum's favourite teen movie! I love it!

- THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER: movie, certificate 12, available free on Amazon Prime. Starring Emma Watson, a brilliant growing up teen movie.

- BLINDED BY THE LIGHT: movie, certificate 12, available free on Amazon prime. A teen boy finds his style and his confidence through music and friendship. Really fun and feelgood.

- BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: series free on Amazon Prime. Teen vampire series from the 1990s, totally addictive and fun with loads of action.

- THE SECRET GARDEN: movie, certificate 7+, available free on Amazon Prime. A new version of one of my favourite books, .

ANNE WITH AN E: three series which follow the story of Anne of Green Gables, available free on Netflix. Perfect escapism.

- MOONRISE KINGDOM: movie, certificate 12, available to rent on Amazon Prime from £3.49. A weird and wonderful film about two misfit twelve year olds who run away... funny and different.

- SCHOOL OF ROCK: movie, certificate PG, free on Netflix. An oldie but a goodie... Jack Black stars as a guitarist kicked out of his band who accidentally finds himself teaching high school... full of laugh out loud moments and quite inspirational as well.

Cathy says:
Loving these suggestions, some of my faves here! We all need some quality downtime, even in lockdown - but what would YOU add to the list? COMMENT BELOW to let us know!


  1. Some of my favourite movies of all time!! <3

  2. YAY! Can't wait to see some of these. I'm sooooo bored!!

  3. Thanks for this, I have nearly run out of things to watch!!!!!! <3

  4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower we had to watch for school! Good movie, DEF recommend! (:



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