9 Comforting Movies to Watch on Your Period

The Princess Diaries via Buena Vista Pictures


Movies to Watch on Your Period

When you're on your period, sometimes you just want to curl up in bed with a nice cup of warm tea and watch something that makes you feel good. That's why we're bringing you the best movies to watch on your period. And by best, we really mean movies that make us feel better when it's that time of the month, but hopefully they give you joy, too.

Whether you're looking for something sad, funny, or downright romantic, here are some good movies you should watch during your period. And don't worry, we snagged a few titles that are ready on Netflix so you'll actually be able to watch them.

To All The Boys I've Loved Before

Even if you're not on your period, if you haven't seen this movie, you need to go to Netflix and watch it. This film is a modern John Hughes movie and you'll seriously fall in love with the entire cast, especially Noah Centineo... we mean, Peter Kavinsky.

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The Princess Diaries

Anne Hathaway's youth hasn't diminished since the release of The Princess Diaries. The same goes for our love for this movie. It's the ultimate feel-good movie for when you feel like you're dying from the uncomfortable period poops. Not speaking from personal experience, obviously.

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Grave of the Fireflies

If you need a sad movie to watch on your period then you've found it. Honestly, if you don't come out the other end in a puddle of tears, then you are clearly heartless. Just kidding. But seriously, if you need a good cry, this one will do it.

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The Little Mermaid

While we love The Little Mermaid, you can probably replace it with any Disney movie and it'd be appropriate to watch when you're on your period. However, this classic Disney film never ceases to make us smile. So, here we are.

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Love & Basketball

As one of the most iconic (and probably most feminist) movies of the early 2000s, Love & Basketball pulls at our heartstrings more than the entire second season of This Is Us. There, we said it. Regardless, this one is definitely one of our go-to feel-good movies. It almost makes us forget about our killer cramps... almost.

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Dirty Dancing

Nobody puts Baby in the corner, even when it comes to this list. Whether you're into the classic or even the lesser known sequel and our personal favorite, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, we swoon and fall in love with every step.

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Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging

Based on the books by Louise Rennison, Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging was everything that we could've asked for as teens. If you want to laugh and cry (but mostly laugh), this one is for you. And it doesn't hurt that Aaron Taylor-Johnson played Robbie, the "Sex God."

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Moulin Rouge!

In the mood for a musical? You should definitely watch Moulin Rouge! And that's not just because Ewan McGregor is a total babe in it. That's just the added bonus.

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Wild Child

Another movie set in England? Yes. But, this time with Emma Roberts in a boarding school with Natasha Richardson as the headmistress and Alex Pettyfer as the love interest? The perfect storm. Honestly, this movie definitely exceeds expectations, especially when Aunty Flo makes her monthly visit.

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