You feel rough as all hell. What happened last night? Things spiralled way out of control far too quickly.
Your head is about to burst, your legs are like jelly and your tongue tastes like unwashed dog fur – and you need a remedy, fast.
But this hangover isn’t something that can be cured by a greasy fry-up breakfast or a can of Coke or a couple of paracetamol – you need some film therapy.
It’s Sunday. You’re nursing the hangover from hell. You’re not leaving the house. It’s just you, the sofa and Netflix.
And all you need now are a list of hangover-friendly films to shake you out of your head-splitting funk. You don’t want anything that makes you think too hard, but then you don’t want anything too loud either. You want what’s just right.
Here are the best films on Netflix UK to watch when you’re hungover on a Sunday. And no, before you ask, The Hangover isn’t on Netflix at the moment – sorry.
1. Fight Club (1999)
I am Jack’s extremely sore head. Edward Norton spends much of David Fincher’s film without a clue what is happening, something you too are feeling as you try to piece together the events of the previous evening.
2. The Big Lebowski (1998)
Drink every time The Dude has a White Russian! No, just kidding, we don’t want you to throw up. If you think you’re having a bad day, then watching the travails of Jeffrey Lebowski will put things in perspective.
3. The ‘Burbs (1989)
Tom Hanks spends much of this underrated comedy in his dressing gown, so watching it is sort of like looking in a mirror, except the guy on the screen is one of the nicest on the planet, and you’re hungover as heck.
4. Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
You may have the hangover from hell, but poor Bill and Ted are in it in this tremendous sequel. Whether or not you’ll make your own alcohol-fuelled sequel to last night’s cloudy events next Saturday is very much in doubt right now.
5. Good Burger (1997)
This Kenan and Kel cult comedy is the cinematic equivalent of that soggy lettuce that falls on the floor of your favourite dirty fast food outlet, but in your hungover state you will think it is a work of genius.
6. The Woman In Black (2012)
You could always try to scare your hangover away, with the help of this jumpy adaptation of Susan Hill’s novel, which was Daniel Radcliffe’s first post-Potter outing.
7. Nine Lives (2016)
If you can’t watch a film in which Christopher Walken turns Kevin Spacey into a cat so he can learn to be a better father and husband when you’re hungover, then when can you watch it?
8. I Love You, Man (2009)
You’ll forget all about the churning in your gut, the aches in your bones and the tonne-weight on your forehead with this supreme comedy, in which Paul Rudd and Jason Segel have the bromance to end all bromances. Slappin’ da bass, Mon!
9. Zombieland (2009)
It’s the end of the world as we know it – and you’re hungover – but you still feel fine, because you’re sat in front of Zombieland, one of the funniest films of the past ten years. Hurry up and make the sequel, already!
10. Spaceballs (1987)
There’s no way you could endure a Star Wars film while hungover – too much noise, too much direlogue – but you’re in safe hands with Mel Brooks’ so-terribly-silly-it’s-magnificent spoof of a galaxy far, far away. You would have to comb the desert for a long time to find a better Sunday hangover movie.