There’s a certain level of tiredness that overcomes me in the hours between the end of the work day and going to bed—especially during the holiday season. I’m beat, sure, but not quite ready to pass out either. My brain is completely fried from a long day, and movies to fall asleep to are the only solution.
I bet you’ve been there too: stuck in that zone-out time, when pajamas, reading dumb listicles, and watching mindless things on TV are the top priorities before going to bed. Many friends have told me they’re hesitant to watch a movie during these hours because they think they don’t have the mental capacity to follow along. After all, that’s why things like The Bachelor work so well. And we’ve seen what a late-night viewing of Love Is Blind can do.
But there are actually a ton of engaging yet easy-to-watch movies to fall asleep to. Think of them as visual comfort food: entertaining, familiar, and not too heavy. These 41 films, in particular, are ideal to check out—be it for the first time or the 400th time. Behold my favorite movies to fall asleep to, below.