10 Movies to Watch During Your Next Hurrication

So your school, let’s say… USC, canceled classes for an entire week due to the impending doom that is a hurricane. This is the perfect time to catch up on all that homework or work on that project that’s due next week!

Ha. Yeah right. Grab some popcorn and snuggle up to bae (whether that’s your cat or a real, live, breathing human), because what better way to spend a rainy day than a movie marathon?

1. Ocean’s 8

“In three and a half weeks the Met will be hosting its annual ball and we are going to rob it.”

When the trailer for this movie hit the internet, everyone lost their minds, and with good reason. Featuring a star-studded cast, including Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, and Rihanna (yes, Rihanna!!), this movie is all about kick-ass, beautiful women with brains AND stunning faces AND sassiness. Truly a 10/10.

2. Bring It On

“I define being the best as competing against the best there is out there and beating them.”

Rainy days were meant for chick flicks, especially ones that leave you feeling empowered. From the perky blonde to the sarcastic BFF, to the strong women of the competing squads, you’re gonna love every character in this hilarious feel-good movie.

3. Moana

“There’s just no telling how far I’ll go.”

If you haven’t seen Moana by now, you’re definitely living under a rock and missing out on one of the best Disney princess movies ever made. Moana doesn’t need a man, and we love seeing a princess who doesn’t need to be rescued.

4. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

“You can put your hand in my back pocket.”

Talk about crying in the club. This movie has been scientifically proven to convince even the most bitter and sad of lonely people that love does, in fact, exist. Not to mention that Noah Centineo (who plays Peter) is hot, and he and Lana Condor (who plays Lara Jean) are adorably cute together in real life, even though they’re not dating. Still, that means hope for all of us thirsty fans.

5. Emperor’s New Groove

“Wrong lever, Kronk!”

Definitely a throwback to the best days of childhood. Truly a classic, this movie is hilarious and wholesome and full of quotable moments. If you’re looking for laughs, watch this with your friends or roommates.

6. Clueless

“You’re a virgin who can’t drive.”

An iconic film. If you haven’t seen this, you’re in for a treat. Be prepared for 90s fashion (including lots of plaid and velvet) and the best of 90s music. The best part of this movie? Young Paul Rudd is an absolute hottie and just about the cutest, dorkiest character.

7. Ten Things I Hate About You

“You don’t always have to be who they want you to be, you know.”

We love strong female leads who do everything they can to defy expectations, and this modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew gives us that. We’ve got a girl who doesn’t need a man, and a boy who can’t help falling for that aloof, mysterious girl he’s been paid to seduce. The most unrealistic part of this movie: Kat not swooning over a young Heath Ledger. Or maybe that’s just me.

8. Shrek

“Ogres are like onions. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers.”

Some might write this movie off as only for kids, but one of the best parts about rewatching Shrek as an adult is all the inappropriate humor you missed. Watch it for the meme or the childhood memories, but if you’re gonna be locked in for a week, what’s the harm?

9. I, Tonya

“I made you a champion, knowing you’d hate me for it.”

Just because you’ve got time off from school doesn’t mean you can’t still learn. This biopic covers the true story of Tonya Harding, a figure skater who was big in the 80s. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll come away having learned about a scandal that your parents likely lived through.

10. High School Musical 2

"I need a little fabulous, is that so wrong?”

Once in a while you need a good sing-along session, and everyone knows that the second High School Musical movie has a full soundtrack of absolute bops. Reenact every musical number in your living room while the storm rages outside. Definitely the best movie out of the whole series.

So next time a storm comes through, grab your hot chocolate and a blanket and pull up Netflix.