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Rachel Khoo’s top 9 films for a slow Sunday afternoon

At the end of a long week, I relish the chance to cosy up on the couch with a bottomless cup of tea, an indulgent snack and a captivating film. For me, this is an ideal way to refresh my mind and inspire my thoughts for a new week ahead.

If you’ve followed my travels on Instagram, or even watched my TV shows, you’ll know that I live a fairly fast-paced life and am often travelling. But, this month, my team and I are thinking about ways to implement slow living practices…or, at the very least, appreciate some slow moments here and there. So, we’ve called on our friends at Tick Tock Tea to help us out. We’ll be sharing recipes featuring teas that’ll pair perfectly with my favourite slow Sunday afternoon films, below, and you’ll have the chance to win a prize that will help you slow down too. I can’t wait to share these treats with you.

So, without further introduction, pop the kettle on, prepare a delicious snack, and enjoy my top 9 films for a slow Sunday afternoon:

Jane Eyre (2011)

A classic novel made into a beautiful movie. This misty, moody film stars Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender, who, in my opinion, can do no wrong.

La Dolce Vita (1960)

A whimsical Italian movie set in romantic Rome, this one’s a must-see on a Sunday afternoon (and, fun fact, is where the word ‘paparazzi’ comes from!).

Blue Jasmine (2013)

A wonderful cast filled with top-notch actors tells the story of a woman whose life is unravelling slowly. It’s a little piece of Woody Allen magic, starring Cate Blanchett.

Coco Before Chanel (2009)

You really can’t go wrong when it comes to Audrey Tautou, and this film includes two of my favourite things: French culture and fashion.

Romeo and Juliet (1996)

Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 cult classic stars a young Leo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the infamous loved-up duo in trouble. It also features a great soundtrack.

The Dressmaker (2015)

A very emotional flick with Kate Winslet at the helm (doing a fantastic Australian accent). Fabulous frocks, Liam Hemsworth and an intriguing story bring this film together nicely. I’m a big fan of the costumes Kate dons in this film too.

People Places Things (2015)

Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) plays a graphic novelist and lecturer who’s dealing with lost love. My description may sound a little grim, but it’s actually a beautifully heart-warming film.

Sabrina (1954)

An oldie but such a goodie! Sabrina sees a young woman decide to leave home to learn to cook in Paris (sound familiar?). A love triangle between Humphrey Bogart, William Holden and the always incredible Audrey Hepburn makes this one especially sweet viewing.

The Wedding Singer (1998)

A hilarious romantic comedy about a wedding singer (played by Adam Sandler) and a waiter (Drew Barrymore) who are struggling in love. Expect great ‘80s music and some seriously regrettable style choices.


What are your favourite slow Sunday afternoon films? Let me know in the comments below. And, sign up to our newsletter to keep your eyes peeled for our perfect film snacks, coming your way soon …

This post has been created in partnership with Tick Tock Tea.

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