Finding a non-triggering, positive or inspiring movie to watch is a great pattern interrupt. Alternatively sometimes you just need a pick-me-up, and the right film at the right time can do wonders to improve your mood. That’s the power of storytelling, especially on a feature-length scale, and there are plenty of movies like that.
Below, we’ve assembled a curated list of some appropriate pattern interrupt movies to watch, from comedies to blockbusters to little-seen indies. Of course, depending on what your triggers are, not every choice is right for every person.