When you’re too tired or sore to move, watching a movie with your partner is a great way to relax. But plots about sick children or frazzled moms can be way too stressful once those pregnancy hormones kick in, so we’ve compiled 12 warm-and-fuzzy films from the past few decades that aren’t too tense or scary. Check out our slideshow to find your new favorite—or rediscover an old one.
The Princess Bride (1987)
Any child of the 80s worth their salt can quote from this cult classic, which begins with grandfather Peter Falk reading a love story to his sick grandson, the adorable, impossibly young Fred Savage. The story recounts the adventures of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by new friends along the way, who must rescue his “tchwue wuv,” Princess Buttercup, from the odious Prince Humperdinck. Available at amazon.com.
What’s your favorite go-to movie?