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By Jitin Gambhir

10 2000s Comfort Movies To Watch If You’re Having A Bad Day



The 2000s produced an array of great movies and cinephiles still cherish the iconic period. It was the era that introduced us to some of the most beloved movie series such as Harry Potter and Twilight, and some of the best movies ever made, such as The Dark Knight. However, it was also renowned for its romcoms and raunchy comedies. Even today, movies like Jennifer Lawrence’s No Hard Feelings are praised for bringing back the 2000s comedy style. Movies like Shaun of the Dead, Step Brothers, and Bruce Almighty are still standing the test of time. Plus, movies such as Bridget Jones’ Diary, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and The Proposal are still providing the blueprint for romcoms today.

For many, 2000s movies provide a lot of nostalgia and comfort, making them highly appealing to watch on a bad day. In this article, we have compiled a list of 10 best 2000s comfort movies to watch.

10. Legally Blonde
Reese Witherspoon’s portrayal of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde is infectiously positive and inspiring. Her attitude towards becoming a lawyer while helping her friends is truly remarkable. The movie mixes a romance story, lots of great fashion, plenty of female empowerment, and a kickass lawsuit to make a truly feel-good movie. Elle’s rise to success while always looking fabulous is still iconic now, so much so that a Legally Blonde 3 is in the works.

9. Scary Movie
Scary Movie is a hilarious spoof on classic horror movies and is sure to improve anyone’s day. Anna Faris leads the cast as naïve Cindy who is being targeted by Ghostface, albeit a much less intimidating depiction than Scream’s antagonist. The dumb teenagers constantly make decisions that make them easy targets for Ghostface, but the serial killer is not much better at following through with his plans. Scary Movie’s nods to iconic horror movies mixed with its hilarious plot will undoubtedly make viewers feel much better on a bad day.

8. Mean Girls
Mean Girls is an iconic teenage comedy with a stellar cast. It became the gold standard for teen comedies and is still one of the best, despite many attempts to beat it. Mean Girls hilarious blend of wit and nostalgia makes it the perfect antidote for a bad day. That, mixed with its hilarious plot and catty one-liners will definitely improve anyone’s outlook. The movie is an easy watch but still has a solid story, making it a perfect 2000s comfort movie.

7. White Chicks
Marlon and Shawn Wayans star in White Chicks, a movie that is both madcap and hilarious. It manages to mix a serious FBI story with a hilarious undercover plot as Marcus and Kevin become spoiled socialites. They make fun of the socialite life and stereotypical spoiled girls and still create a heartwarming story. White Chicks is a non-stop comedy from its “I Mom” scene to its iconic dance-off.

6. 13 Going on 30
When 13-year-old Jenna Rink fails to become part of the Six Chicks popular group in school, she wishes to be 30 years old with her life together. Jenna’s wish miraculously comes true but it turns out her cosmopolitan life is not everything she hoped for. Jennifer Garner plays the grown-up Jenna with the 13-year-old mind which is hilarious and endearing. 13 Going on 30 is heart-warming and filled with funny moments, making it a must-watch for anyone needing to improve their day.

5. The Hangover
The Hangover will put any viewer’s problems in perspective as Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug’s are instantly much worse. The four friends travel to Las Vegas for Doug’s bachelor party but an alcohol-fueled night ends badly when they lose Doug and must piece their night back together. Following the four friends is shocking and hilarious even on repeat viewings. The Hangover’s funny scenes and ridiculous plot is a great way to improve a bad mood.

4. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Steve Carell’s titular character in The 40-Year-Old Virgin is revealed to be a secret virgin after failed attempts led him to live an isolated life. His work friends spill his secret leading to initial embarrassment at work, and then The 40-Year-Old Virgin becomes a hilarious journey to losing Andy’s virginity. Andy’s infamous chest wax is enough to make anyone cringe and laugh at the same time. The-40-Year-Old Virgin is both a heartwarming romance story and a hilarious comedy that will easily improve any bad day.

3. Superbad
Superbad is a classic comedy following three teenagers trying to get alcohol to a party and impress their high school crushes. What seems like an easy task comes with plenty of twists and Seth, Evan, and Fogell each end up having a wild night before actually making it to the party. An all-star cast is accompanied by hilarious exploits and relatable high school moments. Superbad has produced some iconic scenes and quotes, especially Fogell’s fake ID name, McLovin, and is a perfect comfort movie.

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2. Mamma Mia!
Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried lead an all-star cast in this infectiously happy movie, which features plenty of ABBA songs, a heart-warming story, and some hilarious friendship moments. Oh mama! was shockingly hated when it was first released yet is now regarded as a cult classic. Its critical reviews are hardly relevant when it comes to being a great comfort movie as Oh mama! is a perfect pick-me-up that will make anyone feel good.

1. She’s the Man
Amanda Byne’s 2006 teen comedy is based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. She’s the Man is a go-to comfort movie for many because of the nostalgia it ignites, but the movie is also a rewarding watch for new viewers. Viola (Bynes) disguises herself as her brother when her girls’ soccer team is cut and she is no longer allowed to play. Joining the boys’ team as her brother, Viola ends up falling for Duke (Channing Tatum) but there is a hilarious chain of students crushing on each other. The movie’s farcical situations and heartwarming story make She’s the Man a classic 2000s comfort movie.

In conclusion, these 10 movies are perfect for watching on a bad day, and their hilarious and heart-warming stories are sure to improve anyone’s mood.

The 2000s produced some great movies and here are 10 great 2000s comfort movies to watch. The 2000s are iconic for many movies that are still beloved today. Many cinephiles recognize the period for starting some iconic series such as Harry Potter and Twilightas well as producing movies that are still considered some of the best ever, such as The Dark Knight. However, the 2000s is also renowned for its romcoms and raunchy comedies. New movies, such as Jennifer Lawrence’s No Hard Feelings, are being praised for bringing back the 2000s comedy style, showing just how loved these movies are.


Comedies such as Shaun of the Dead, Step Brothersand Bruce Almighty are still standing the test of time. Plus, movies such as Bridget Jones’ Diary, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Daysand The Proposal are still providing the blueprint for romcoms today. 2000s movies provide a lot of nostalgia for many people which offers more comfort and they are guaranteed to make audiences feel better when having a bad day. Here are 10 of the best 2000s comfort movies.

Related: 10 Underrated 2000s Horror Movies That Deserve A Reboot

10 Legally Blonde

Reese Witherspoon in a courtroom in Legally Blonde

Reese Witherspoon becomes Elle Woods in Legally Blondethe pink-loving sorority President turned Harvard law student. Elle Woods is infectiously positive and her attitude towards being a lawyer and helping her friends at the same time is inspiring and enough to make the worst days a lot better. Legally Blonde mixes a romance story, lots of great fashion, plenty of female empowerment, and a kickass lawsuit to make a truly feel-good movie. Elle’s rise to success while always looking fabulous is still iconic now, so much so that a Legally Blonde 3 is in the works, all the more reason to re-watch Legally Blonde.

9 Scary Movie

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Scary Movie is a surefire way to improve on a bad day with its hilarious spoofing of classic horror movies. Anna Faris leads the first of the Scary Movie franchise as naïve Cindy who is being targeted by Ghostface, albeit a much less intimidating depiction than Scream’s antagonist. The dumb teenagers constantly make decisions which makes them easy targets for Ghostface but the serial killer is not much better at following through with his plans. Scary Movie’s nods to iconic horror movies mixed with its hilarious plot will undoubtedly make viewers feel much better on a bad day.

8 Mean Girls

The Plastics on the poster for Mean Girls

Probably the most quotable movie of the 2000s, Mean Girls is an iconic teenage comedy with a stellar cast. Mean Girls became the gold standard for teen comedies and is still one of the best, despite many attempts to beat it. Mean Girls hilarious blend of wit and nostalgia makes it the perfect antidote for a bad day. That, mixed with its hilarious plot and catty one-liners will definitely improve anyone’s outlook. Mean Girls is an easy watch but still has a solid story, making it a perfect 2000s comfort movie.

7 White Chicks

Marlon and Shawn Wayans; Marcus and Kevin Copeland

White Chicks is undeniably one of the funniest movies of the 2000s and is still beloved by audiences now. Marlon and Shawn Wayans star in a movie that is both madcap and hilarious. White Chicks manages to mix a serious FBI story with a hilarious undercover plot as Marcus and Kevin become spoiled socialites. They make fun of the socialite life and stereotypical spoiled girls and still create a heartwarming story. White Chicks is a non-stop comedy from its “I Mom” scene to its iconic dance-off.

6 13 Going on 30

Renee Olstead and Jennifer Garner in 13 Going on 30

13 Going on 30 is another movie whose nostalgia alone will improve your bad day. When 13-year-old Jenna Rink fails to become part of the Six Chicks popular group in school, she wishes to be 30 years old with her life together. Jenna’s wish miraculously comes true but it turns out her cosmopolitan life is not everything she hoped for. Jennifer Garner plays the grown-up Jenna with the 13-year-old mind which is hilarious and endearing. 13 Going on 30 is heart-warming and filled with funny moments so it is a must-watch for anyone needing to improve their day.

Related: 20 Unforgettable Teen Romance Movies From The 90s & 2000s

5 The Hangover

The Wolf Pack drives to Vegas in The Hangover

The Hangover will put any viewer’s problems in perspective as Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug’s are instantly much worse. The four friends travel to Las Vegas for Doug’s bachelor party but an alcohol-fueled night ends badly when they lose Doug and must piece their night back together. Following the four friends is shocking and hilarious even on repeat viewings. The Hangover’s funny scenes and ridiculous plot is a great way to improve a bad mood.

4 The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Steve Carell getting his chest waxed in The 40 Year Old Virgin.

Steve Carell is Andy Stitzer in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Carell’s titular character is revealed to be a secret virgin after failed attempts led him to live an isolated life. His work friends spill his secret leading to initial embarrassment at work, and then The 40-Year-Old Virgin becomes a hilarious journey to losing Andy’s virginity. Andy’s infamous chest wax is enough to make anyone cringe and laugh at the same time. The-40-Year-Old Virgin is both a heartwarming romance story and a hilarious comedy that will easily improve any bad day.

3 Superbad

Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, and Christopher Mintz Plasse looking at id in Superbad

Superbad is a classic comedy following three teenagers trying to get alcohol to a party and impress their high school crushes. What seems like an easy task comes with plenty of twists and Seth, Evan, and Fogell each end up having a wild night before actually making it to the party. An all-star cast is accompanied by hilarious exploits and relatable high school moments. Superbad has produced some iconic scenes and quotes, especially Fogell’s fake ID name, McLovin, and is a perfect comfort movie.

2 Oh mama!

The Dynamos perform Super Trouper in Mamma Mia

Oh mama! has everything a good comfort movie needs to make a viewer feel better. An all-star cast led by none other than Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried, plenty of ABBA songs, a heart-warming story, and some hilarious friendship moments. Oh mama! was shockingly hated when it was first released yet is now regarded as a cult classic. Its critical reviews are hardly relevant when it comes to being a great comfort movie as Oh mama! is infectiously happy and ABBA’s music is enough to make anyone feel good.

1 She’s the Man

Viola; Duke; 2000 movies

Another classic romcom is She’s the ManAmanda Byne’s 2006 teen comedy which is based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. She’s the Man is a go-to comfort movie for many because of the nostalgia it ignites, but the movie is also a rewarding watch for new viewers. Viola (Bynes) disguises herself as her brother when her girls’ soccer team is cut and she is no longer allowed to play. Joining the boys’ team as her brother, Viola ends up falling for Duke (Channing Tatum) but there is a hilarious chain of students crushing on each other. The movie’s farcical situations and heartwarming story make She’s the Man a classic 2000s comfort movie.

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