Ah, Freshers Week. It's a time of change. A time of meeting new people. A time of growing.
And believe it or not, Hollywood has a thing or two to teach us about all of that stuff. Here are your must-see, pre-college movies:
20 Movies You Should See Before You Start UniDon't you dare go through Freshers without having seen Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion.
1 of 20UniversalThe Breakfast Club - So that you understand that individuality isn’t necessarily a bad thing and that people with different interests can be friends too.
2 of 20Warner Bros.The Bucket List - So that you never give up on your dreams.
3 of 20DisneyRomy and Michelle’s High School Reunion - So that you realise most of the people you went to high school with were absolute tools not worth your time and effort.
4 of 20SonyPersepolis - So that you remember where you came from and that you always stay true to yourself.
5 of 20MiramaxLife is beautiful - So that you appreciate the life you have, the chances you’re given, and the people you'll meet along the way to greatness.
6 of 20Max and Mary - Compassion goes a long way, don’t forget that.
7 of 20Warner Bros.The Goonies - There’s never a bad time for a great adventure.
8 of 20MiramaxKids - Doing what the "cool kids" are doing isn't always the smartest idea.
9 of 20Columbia PicturesGirl, Interrupted - Between all the drinking, socialising, and studying very hard, don’t forget about your mental health.
10 of 20Paramount PicturesThe Truman Show - Now that you’re entering adulthood, maybe it’s time to start monitoring your behaviour, especially online. In case, y’know, someone’s watching.
11 of 20FocusLost In Translation - Life lessons number 3325324: Sometimes you will bond the most with people you've literally just met. Isn't life strange?
12 of 20IFC FilmsFrances Ha - It’s A-OK to not have a clue what you want from life. Some people don’t get a calling and it’s 100% fine.
13 of 20RKO PicturesCitizen Kane - Perhaps the film itself doesn’t necessarily provide a great life lesson, but it is an exceptionally good film. And while you’re watching it, just know that Orson Welles was 23 when he wrote, directed, and starred in it. Let that sink in.
14 of 20Screen GemsEasy A - You do you. Don’t try to please others. Make sure you can look yourself in the mirror every morning. Fuck the rest.
15 of 20The Weinstein CompanyThe King’s Speech - Sometimes it might seem you can’t do something. But the more you try, the more you practice, the sooner all the “never”s will start turning into “always”s.
16 of 20Summit EntertainmentThe Perks of Being a Wallflower - Being below average is actually pretty awesome.
17 of 20MGMLegally Blonde - This one’s for every girl. Take. No. Shit. From. Men. Go. Out. And. Shine. Girl.
18 of 20DisneyDead Poet’s Society - In the sea of bad and mediocre teachers, some are amazing. Hold on to them - they’ll show you the world.
19 of 20FoxJuno - No matter how hard the situation you’re in is, you can make it, boo. It will all be alright.
20 of 20SonyGhostbusters 2016 - Streets smarts is just as important as book smarts. Also, safety lights are for dudes.
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1 of 19DisneyStitch from Lilo and Stitch - Stitch is the glue that would keep you and your loved ones together. Because after all, ‘ohana’ means family. And family means nobody gets left behind.
2 of 19Neue Constantin FilmFalkor from NeverEnding Story - Incredibly cute AND he can fly? Sign us up.
3 of 19Warner Bros./Comedy CentralMarcel from Friends - Sure, he might hump your leg sometimes and run away occasionally, but all in all, who wouldn’t like to have a monkey best friend?
4 of 19Warner Bros.Hedwig from HP - You wouldn’t have to pay for postage ever again. Double win.
5 of 19Cartoon NetworkDino from The Flintstones - Dumb. Really dumb. But incredibly adorable. And that’s all it counts.
6 of 19NickelodeonGary from SpongeBob Squarepants - Who wouldn’t like a pet snail that goes “meow”? That’s just comedy gold right there.
7 of 19MGMFlipper from Flipper - He’d always have your back, especially when you’d have to fight criminals.
8 of 19ABCSalem from Sabrina The Teenage Witch - A pet that not only can talk, but is also a sassy god? Yes, please.
9 of 19Cartoon NetworkJake from Adventure Time - His shape-shifting abilities would surely come in handy one day.
10 of 19UniversalBabe The Pig from Babe - Wonderfully oblivious to everything around him. Let’s just hope he was a mini-pig because we don’t want a pet the size of our couch.
11 of 19FOXSnoopy from The Peanuts - The cutest animated dog you’ve ever laid your eyes on.
12 of 19Cartoon NetworkGarfield from Garfield - He hates doing stuff, he loves to eat, and he is not a big fan of Mondays. Sounds like our kind of guy!
13 of 19NBCAlf from Alf - It’d be like having a stoner friend, only he’s not human.
14 of 19TV TokyoPikachu from Pokémon - The only pet that’s literally pocket-sized (after you capture it in a Poké Ball, of course)
15 of 19UniversalCurious George from Curious George - Cuteness overload. We’d hardly be able to handle it and we'd melt every time we saw him, but it would be totally worth it.
16 of 19The CWChester from One Tree Hill - Because we always wanted a bunny and we might as well want a famous one.
17 of 19Cartoon NetworkTweety from Looney Tunes - A yellow ball of love.
18 of 19Warner Bros./Comedy CentralChick and Duck from Friends - Highly unsanitary, yet we simply wouldn't be able to resist. We just hope our landlord wouldn’t mind…
19 of 19Cartoon NetworkAnd finally, Courage from Courage, the Cowardly Dog - This little doggy just needs a big, big, BIG hug. Come here, Courage. Come here. We’ll take care of you.
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