Top 5 films to watch if you're stressed (and 5 films you need to avoid)

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Stick to jazz hands and kid's films if you want to feel less anxious this weekend...

Jurassic Park
Film and TV streaming service, blinkbox.com, has teamed up with the Stress Management Society to discover what films make the average Brit's anxiety levels soar.

Volunteers were shown a selection of movie trailers across ten genres, ranging from musicals and romcoms to horrors and psychological thrillers, while their stress levels and blood pressure were monitored using the latest technology.

The Kids and Musical genres were proven to significantly reduce the volunteers' blood pressure and pulse.

As a result of the tests the researchers discovered that the top five strain-busting genres are:

Kids: We vote Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists.

Musicals: Hairspray, Rock of Ages and Dreamgirls are all on our playlist.

Sci-Fi: Who doesn't feel relaxed when watching Luke use the force? And Back to The Future is just epically awesome...

Romance: Hugh Grant dancing in Love Actually is enough to banish stress for at least 48 hours...

Comedy: The Dictator, Wedding Crashers, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days...we love them all!

The study also identified the five most stressful films EVER! Perhaps it's best to avoid these bad-boys if you've had a terrible day at work...

Just to highlight how stressful they are we've included the trailers below!

Pulp Fiction



Se7en



War of the Worlds



Rear Window



Jurassic Park (especially the scene in the kitchen with the kids in the metal cupbaord...and the DOOR WON'T CLOSE!!)



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