A lazy Sunday can mean just about anything for anyone.
You're cleaning the house / room / party from last night, you're in the depths of a severe hangover, you're trying to get started on that thing.
So what better way to put off all that by sitting down with a decent film? There are some definite criteria for a Sunday movie.
Firstly, you've probably seen it a couple of hundred times. Secondly, it's got to be familiar, but not so familiar that you're bored. It's got to hold your attention, but not so much that you have to watch every scene. You need to be able to fall in and out of attention with it and still know what's going on.
We've put together a short list of eight perfect films for the day. Stick 'em on, let them play in the background.
8. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
There's a decent chance this is on TV anyway, but it works nonetheless. You've got Harrison Ford and Karen Allen in their heyday, a great story and a story that doesn't tax the brain all that much. Depending on the level of Fear you're currently experiencing, you can switch off the last ten minutes when they open the Ark and their faces start melting.
7. ROMANCING THE STONE
Yes, it's a sort of Indiana Jones rip-off, but who doesn't love seeing Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas flirt relentlessly with one another in Colombia? Also, bonus Danny DeVito and Eddy Grant doing a track for the film, too.
6. ANY FILM WITH MEG RYAN
There's a good few to pick here. Sleepless In Seattle. French Kiss. You've Got Mail. We'd throw Top Gun in here, as well, although she technically wasn't front and centre. Yes, Meg Ryan was in Top Gun.
5. LORD OF THE RINGS
Pick one, they're all basically the same. No, that's not fair - but still, at this stage of a Sunday, they're all interchangeable. We prefer The Two Towers, FYI.
Even if you know every joke, every quote, every bit of Steve Carrell's dialogue, you still find yourself coming back to it because dammit, it's one of the best comedies of the last ten years. Shame about the sequel, though.
3. THE ROYAL TENNENBAUMS
Maybe there's something really calming about Wes Anderson's consistent use of symmetry. Maybe it's Alec Baldwin's dulcet narration that does it. Or maybe it's the fact that this is a damn fine comedy with some great writing and a fantastic cast.
2. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY
I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle.
1. THREE MEN AND A BABY
Pleasing with pop soundtrack? Check. Throwback cast who are still on TV? Check. Heartwarming story that's completely implausible? Check. Three Men And A Baby is our go-to Sunday movie and it's not just because we want their apartment. It's also because we want their lives. New York in the 1980's and everyone's inexplicably rich? That's the dream right there.