52 perfect comfort films – to watch again and again

52 perfect comfort films – to watch again and againFebruary 3, 2021

Samantha Morton loves The Apartment, while David Baddiel prefers Ratatouille. Film-makers, writers and Guardian readers on the movies they always curl up with

I have a clutch of comfort-blanket movies, but this is currently my favourite, and I blush to think I once derided it. Meryl Streep is imperishably enjoyable in this adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s novel, reportedly inspired by Anna Wintour. Anne Hathaway plays the callow college grad who flukes a job at the colossally prestigious fashion magazine Runway, edited by Streep’s terrifying Miranda Priestly, the boss from hell. Stanley Tucci is wonderful as her long-serving, longsuffering senior executive and this was the film that launched the elegant Emily Blunt on the world, as the super-snobbish fashionista who is to be Hathaway’s unwilling guide. Peter Bradshaw, Guardian film critic

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