101 Best Movies to Watch while recovering on crutches

Remember all the movies you’ve never had time a watch.  Now that you are recovering on one foot after injury or surgery you have the rare opportunity to watch them all.  With things like On Demand and Net Flix you don’t even need to leave your couch.  Instead of a night out, invite your friends over for a night in.  Make sure they bring dinner with them and take the trash out when they leave.

SCARY…YOU CAN HIDE, BUT YOU CAN’T RUN

  • Misery  Gaurantteed scariest movie to any recovering patient
  • Psycho
  • Exorcist
  • Rosemary’s Baby
  • Seven
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • Poltergeist

TO IMPROVE YOUR SPIRITS

  • It’s A Wonderful Life – how can you not be happy by the end
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Life is beautiful
  • Stand By Me
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • UP
  • Forrest Gump

ACTIONS FOR THE INACTIVE

  • Apocalypse Now
  • Goldfinger: 007
  • Mission Impossilbe
  • Kill Bill
  • Speed – great plust very ironic if you’re on crutches
  • Die Hard

CLASSICS…LIKE THE TIMELESS FRACTURE

  • The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
  • Citizen Kane
  • An American in Paris
  • The Graduate
  • American Graffiti
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Guns of Navarone – if you can’t sleep at night why should your neighbors?
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • The Elephant Man

GANGSTER BE GLAD YOUR KNEES AREN’T BROKEN TOO!

  • The Godfather
  • The Untouchables
  • Casino
  • American Gangster
  • Scarface
  • Goodfellas – now you know Spiders pain and can understand why he’s moving so slow
  • Reservoir Dogs

DRAMA IN CASE YOU HAVE’T HAD ENOUGH DURING YOUR RECOVERY

  • Schindler’s List
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Dead Man Walking – all the sudden walking might not look so appealing.
  • Amadeus
  • Rain Man
  • The Deer Hunter

ROMANCE EVEN BETTER IF YOUR BETTER HALF WILL WATCH THEM WITH YOU

  • Casablanca
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • The Artist
  • The Notebook
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Father of the Bride
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • The Princess Bride
  • Gone with the Wind

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

  • MASH
  • It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (did I miss a “mad”?)
  • Animal House
  • The Jerk
  • Feris Bueler’s Day Off – he enjoyed and made the moste of his time off.  So should you!
  • Caddyshack
  • Blazing Saddles
  • History of the World: Part II
  • Plains, Trains and Automobiles
  • National Lampoons’: Vacation

AND YOU THINK YOU ARE GOING STIR CRAZY

  • One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Groundhog Day – Is recovery starting to feel like this?
  • The Shinning
  • The Truman Show

SCI-FI…WILL HEALING BE INSTANTANEOUS IN THE FUTURE?

  • Star Wars
  • District 9
  • Aliens – is that what smells so bad inside your cast?
  • Road Warrior
  • Back to the Future
  • Star Trek
  • The Thing

WEIRD…MAYBE THEY’LL MAKE MORE SEND ON THE PAIN MEDS

  • Duck Soup
  • Pulp Fiction – wathced it 5 times and still don’t get it
  • Monty Python and The Holy Grail
  • Matrix
  • Fight Club
  • Rock Horror Picture Show
  • Fantasia

BRING BACK YOU CHILDHOOD…REMEMBER THE LAST TIME YOU COULD NOT DO ANYTHING FOR YOURSELF

  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Toy Story
  • Mary Poppins
  • Finding Nemo
  • BIG – bet you wish you could drive again too
  • Monsters, Inc
  • The Lion King
  • Bed Knobs and Broomsticks

SING ALONG, CAN’T CARRY A CUP OF COFFEE WITH CRUTCHES, BUT YOU CAN CARRY A TUNE.

  • West Side Story
  • The Sound of Music
  • Singing in the Rain
  • Oklahoma
  • Chicago
  • The Blues Brothers
  • White Christmas

Can you tell this list was put together by a guy recovering on crutches after an Achilles Tendon injury and surgery.  He needed help with the musicals and romance selections.  He also noted this is NOT the order he will be watching them in.