Five Movies To Help You Escape The January Blues

movies to escape January blues

Perhaps it’s the result of all the choccies and mince pies scoffed throughout the holidays; maybe it’s the weather; or could it even be the fact that the next proper holiday isn’t until Paddy’s Day?! We can’t tell you why, exactly, but it’s beyond dispute; there’s something about January that can leave anybody in a little bit of a slump.


But what if we told you there was a way out? A faraway spot to land, where boring reality is left far behind? Well, form a queue, grab your ticket, and get ready; we’ve picked out five movies to catapult you a million miles away from your new year blues!



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Well, you did say you wanted to get away! Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic about a group of astronauts in search of a new home for humanity is thrilling and thought provoking in equal measure, while you’ll have to search far and wide for a movie that does as much with sound and vision as this one!




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Now here’s a sight for sore eyes! The reimagination of the Disney classic is a lush looking adventure, which leans on a stellar vocal cast – and, of course, bulletproof source material! – to create a family favourite for new generations; you won’t be able to help but lose yourself in it!




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How does Middle Earth sound? Because that’s where we’re headed for Peter Jackson’s seminal fantasy phenomenon. It won every award going, and it’s easy to see why; from scale to story, it’s everything that magnificent filmmaking should be. Indeed, the rest of the trilogy is available to rent on Virgin Movies too – you know, in case you fancied extending your trip…



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Not only does Quentin Tarantino’s bittersweet and brilliant flick bring us to Tinseltown, it also flings us back in time – and what a place it is! When it’s filled with characters like Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth, of course, there’s a lot to be said for it – and don’t be surprised if you find yourself yearning to go back pretty quickly!




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Civilisation is bleak and depressing, signs of joy are all but non-existent, and everyone is short of energy. Actually, hang on – we’ve just described January! Nonetheless, the wild adventures of Mr Rockatansky are bound to prove a good distraction, in a movie that raises the bar for what an action movie can be.



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