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Everyone has a bad day, it happens. You might wake up on the wrong side of the bed, you might be sick, you might not have done so hot on the last Bio exam or maybe you’re just in a mood. Things don’t always work out and it’s okay to take some downtime. And in that downtime, watch one of these movies. They are sure to cheer you up and get you to go fight another day at UT.


1. 10 Things I Hate About You – This film is one of my all time favorites and if you are ever down about a boy, this is a must watch. Or if school is feeling overwhelming, opt for this one, who knows you might get inspired by the Shakespeare references. 

BEST PARTS: Patrick singing to Katarina, any scene with Ms. Perky, the paintball scene and the very last part of the movie.


2. Charade – This might be my favorite Audrey movie {the jury is still out} but it is sooo up there. Cary Grant is the perfect love interest and the scenery is absolutely gorgeous. It provides a great getaway from your life with a scandalous mystery and the Paris skyline. 

BEST PART: The very beginning when Audrey is at that ski resort.


3. Clueless – This is my go-to favorite movie if I don’t think people will know what To Catch a Thief is because it is the most iconic fashion movie in my life. I watched it when I was really trying to figure out my style and Cher gave me a good idea of what I wanted. The movie is so bad it is beautiful. 

BEST PARTS: Anytime Cher uses her virtual closet, the very beginning when Cher describes her mom and Dion, Cher attempting to pass her driving test, Cher shopping on Rodeo Drive and the kiss between Cher & Josh on the steps.


4. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. – I just found out they are making a second film and I am so excited! The first one is one of my go-tos when I need some hot guys in my life because both Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer are beautiful humans. Not to mention my forever girl crush is Alicia Vikander. The clothing alone makes this a wonderful pick. This one is great because you feel patriotic at the end, the bad guys get caught and the good guys do a lot of work while looking great.

BEST PARTS: When Gaby is shopping for clothes, Gaby and Ilya’s hotel room fight {+ her drunk dancing}, Solo and Victoria in her tent at the race and Solo after escaping the factory when he discovers the packed dinner. 


5. The Other Woman – Oh this one is the b e s t if you are going through a breakup or just down in the dumps about your relationships. The movie got me because Kate’s wardrobe is something I aspire to have. The dynamic between the three women is kind of refreshing and those scenes in the Hamptons are to die for. Watch this with a glass of wine and some chocolate and just feel like you’re getting back at the world. 

BEST PARTS: When Kate and Carly go spy on Mark at the beach, anytime Kate’s dog is involved, Phil and Carly at Phil’s beach house, and any scene with Nicki Minaj.


6. Bachelorette – This movie is bad. Bad as in low budget and inappropriate in general…but yet so, so good. This one, in my opinion, is better than Bridesmaids purely because Bridesmaids depresses me, Kristen Wig’s character is so sad in that movie. But Bachelorette’s characters are unapologeticly horrible. They do not care what people think {well one does but she doesn’t really care in the end}. It’s great if you want to laugh with your girlfriends after a stressful day. 

BEST PARTS: The beginning when each character is introduced, Regan and Tevor’s tension, Gena when she deals with the wedding dress disaster and any scene Katie is in honestly. 


7. Fool’s Gold – I am a sucker for old Matthew, back before the indie films & the Oscar. Not saying I don’t still love him {I’m obsessed} but there is something about those terrible rom coms that make me happy. But I’m a purest, not a fan of Ghosts of Girlfriends Past; the older ones will only do. Fool’s Gold is the best because it is set in the most beautiful place on Earth plus the banter between him and Kate Hudson’s character is just so cute. He is so dumb he will make you feel smart, so if you need that after your bad day, go forth.  

BEST PARTS: Nigel and Tess’s interactions, Gemma in general, anything Alfonz says and the fact that Kevin Hart plays a rapper named Bigg Bunny.


Hopefully these movies will get you out of the dumps and back into the world.

Socialite, blogger, perfectionist; suffering from fomo and currently attending the University of Texas at Austin. Advertising major and member of Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity.