Look, we’re not going to mince words: We are epically bummed-out. Some of you might be celebrating a Trump win, but the rest of us are feeling a little bleak.
We’re afraid. Some of us feel our rights, even our safety are no longer protected. Of course, we won’t know exactly how bad things are going to get until January, but that only leaves two months for our imaginations to run wild. And we already know, now, that half the country hates the other half enough to undo all the progress we’ve made over eight years of Obama.
We don’t have any tips on how to makes things better. But sometimes a little distraction helps. Here are 14 films now streaming on various services that will make you feel better. Some are relevant to your current concerns, healthy reminders that other people feel or have felt your pain. Others are pure diversions. Instead of lying on the floor in a fetal position, pick yourself up, curl up in a ball on the sofa or in your bed and let the movies make things feel OK, if only for a bit.
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ (Netflix)
You think you got it bad? Well, you do. But so did the people in the 1930s South, particularly if they weren’t white. Watch as a little Caucasian girl named Scout (Mary Badham) learns the power of doing right for others from a father (Gregory Peck) so decent, so good that we’re still shellshocked that author Harper Lee turned him into a racist in last year’s superfluous sequel. But Atticus Finch will always be a hero, if you only watch the film version.