Since I was a kid, and up to today, I have a few movies on reserve that I use to fall asleep to. I call them “Sleepy Time” VHS’s. A Sleepy Time VHS doesn’t have to be necessarily comforting by design, it’s just something that’s comforting to you. There’s something about the hum of the tape inside the VCR, combined with the familiarity of the musical cues and the dialogue that helps you sleep. It’s like falling asleep to an old friend who’s telling you a story you’ve heard a million times, and never get tired of.
We all have our favorites. These are some of mine.