The 10 Movies I Always Take With Me When I Travel Abroad

Whenever I travel abroad for a long period of time, I always bring with me my trusty red Case Logic 24-CD case,full of my favorite comfort DVDs. Many DVDs have come and gone out of this case since I first used it while living in Italy in 2003, but these 10 DVDs have made my list of “must-brings” for awhile now.

You can learn a lot about me from this list.

  1. Pretty Woman – a go to comfort film for me since childhood. Yes, my favorite movie as a kid was about a prostitute.
  2. Finding Nemo – Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.
  3. Saving Face – Pregnant mother and gay daughter bond in Chinese.
  4. The Santa Clause – Santa is real and it makes me happy.
  5. Cinema Paradiso – A kid, a mentor and a movie theater. All in Italian.
  6. But I’m a Cheerleader – Kitschy gay rehab gone bad. Or good, depending on your point of view.
  7. Sleeping Beauty – Flora, Flauna and Merriweather are my heroes.
  8. Monster’s Inc. – Adorable concept, adorable storyline, adorable monsters.
  9. Christmas Vacation – I know everyone thinks their father is Clark Griswold but mine really is.
  10. 50 First Dates – I’d make Drew Barrymore fall in love with me every day.

Maybe one day I’ll embrace the digital age and put these DVDs on my computer, but until then, when I go abroad, so do they.

What are some of your favorite must-bring comfort movies when traveling abroad?

About Queerie Bradshaw

Lauren Marie Fleming is a writer, speaker and motivator known for her intimate, informative and often hilarious look at sex, relationships and body-image. Lauren runs the critically-acclaimed blog, writes for major news sources including VICE, Nerve, Huffington Post and Curve, and is the author of her memoir Losing It: My Life as a Sex Blogger. In 2013, Lauren founded Frisky Feminist Press ( as a way to enhance conversations about sexuality through educational guides, online classes and entertaining publications. A law school graduate, Lauren has spoken all over the United States and is internationally recognized for her dynamic, engaging style. In everything she does, Lauren’s goal is to educate, remove stigmas and encourage people to achieve their desires.
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