A night with Cary Grant. This iconic film features yet another unlikely romance between a widower and a woman who is about to get married. So, if your friends are talkers, it's best experienced alone. Guess what she realises? Even from the dead, through the letters he had prepared, he guides his wife to move on with life. Why You Need to Watch It: The movie starts off with a heartbreak when Gerald Butler’s character dies because of an illness and leaves his wife behind. Why You Need to Watch It: We can’t mention You’ve Got Mail without talking about Sleepless in Seattle! In the end, she gains a friend and a new reason to live. Starring: Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker. Whenever I get the urge to lock myself up in my room and watch a movie by myself, I tend to gravitate towards a few types of movies: the heartwarming, cry your heart out kind, the intellectual documentary kind, or the kind that will completely transport me into another reality (preferably one with magic). Why You Need to Watch It: Based on a novel, this film is about a girl who has to make a difficult decision between pursuing her dream at Juilliard or be with the love of her life. If you're in the mood for some quiet soul searching, then Pariah will definitely help get you there on your night in. Bring on the awkwardness! He's a former legend of show business; she is a former rock star. Lovely Hawaii. Starring: Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis. Why You Need to Watch It: Reminiscent of 50 First Dates, this is about a couple whose lives shatter when a car accident leaves Rachel McAdams’ character in a coma. Period films are always great to watch solo â mostly because they tend to be about pretty lonely, independent characters. Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Julianne Moore. Why You Need to Watch It: If Mean Girls is the chick flick of the 2000s, Clueless is the ultimate teen film of the 90s. Perfect for a night in, Larry Crowne is thoroughly enjoyable (its cast includes Hanks, Julia Roberts, Randall Park, Rob Riggle, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rami Malek and George Takei) and it won't make you think too hard. Whether it's because life is too dull, hard, or muggle-heavy, there's always a good reason to escape the world for a few hours with a good film. Jody Allen Founder/Chief Content Editor
If you're looking for laughs, look no further. Why You Need to Watch It: I know it’s the third Julia Roberts film here, but can we ever get enough of her? Jane Eyre is really the story of one woman finding her place in a lonely world, making it a perfect accompaniment to a lonely evening. I, for one, prefer to laze it out on Friday nights rather than, you know,actually get busy doing something. Watch these movies; thank me later. Stardust is a rare gem that will transport you from your tiny bedroom to a fairytale land where shooting stars are magical and Robert De Niro is a crossdressing pirate. Why You Need to Watch It: Whether you sing or not, as long as you appreciate music, you will surely love this movie about a group of girls who don’t have anything in common other than the fact that they sing really well together! Ok, you want to spend the night alone, but you know what's even better than a night by yourself? In this film, you need to see Richard Gere as a journalist wooing the notorious heart-breaker also known as The Runaway Bride. Why You Need to Watch It: If you’re one of those who get annoyed with all the engagement announcements on Facebook, you need to watch this film about a single woman whose life is a mess and needs to be her best friend’s Maid of Honour. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a published author since primary school. And because of Grow Old With You. Why You Need to Watch It: Where do I begin with this one? That deep seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Which, if you're looking to lock yourself away for the night with nothing but a movie to keep you company, is probably exactly what you're looking for. That’s why I always get excited whenever I have a night in planned with my girls! Starring: Josh Duhamel, Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace. Starring: Leonardo di Caprio and Kate Winslet. Why You Need to Watch It: Whether you have followed the TV series or not, you need to watch the film following the struggles and triumphs and the romantic pursuits (and sexual exploits?) Starring: Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum. White Chicks might not be top-notch comedy, but it's the perfect kind of movie to watch when either you or one of your girl friends had a rough day. I mean, Liam Neeson and Rowan Atkison in one romantic movie? Why You Need to Watch It: A musician wants to forget his TV star ex-girlfriend so he goes on a vacation.