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1. THE BLARNEY STONE: Watch Animal House. We get it. You’re so American, and so sporty, and so fratty. And while we could pick any movie about baseball or football or basketball, we pick the quintessential college, American frat life flick. The soundtrack is bomb, John Belushi is at his best, and this is a home-run for anyone into film, comedy, and double secret probation. If this won’t give you aspirations for your post-grad life, then we really don’t know what will.

2. SMOKEY JOE’S: Watch St. Elmo’s Fire. If you’re at Smokes’ every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, you understand the appeal of sitting on a ledge, drinking beer with your friends any day of the week. Starring the best of the Brat Pack, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Demi Moore, and Rob Lowe (amongst others), the film immerses you into the intertwined lives of friends who just graduated from Georgetown and face the same ~existential~ questions as we do.

3. NEW DECK TAVERN: Watch ‘71. The lead is one of our favorite, naughtiest characters in television (Cook in the show Skins, played by Jack O’Connell). You’re in an Irish mood, so why not catch up on the 2014 historical action film that focuses on a very stressed-out Gary Hook, member of the British Army who is sent to a torn Belfast in 1971 during The Troubles in Ireland. Expect lots of Irish accents and a well-done, suspenseful drama from French filmmaker Yann Demange.

4. PARC: Watch The Rules of the Game. Yes, it’s in black and white. Yes, it’s a French film from 1939. Yes, it’s based on plays you were forced to read in high school and probably severely disliked. But it will also introduce you to French high society and explain the intricate games of life and love to you. Plus, you’ll probably have to watch it if you ever take a film class and it will better your accent. If you enjoy it with good wine and great cheese, props to ya.

5. RUMOR: Watch The Riot Club. Reason one: it stars gorgeous men ranging from Douglas Booth to Sam Claflin to Max Irons (probably our favorite of all). Reason two: it aims to give an insider look into Oxford’s most elite, men-only “secret” society that has been around forever (actually called The Bullingdon Club). You’re obviously into suits, heels, overpriced champagne, and accents–so this will suit the mood. Plus, it will probably make you feel loads better about yourself.


6. MEDUSA: Watch Gaspar Noé‘s Enter the Void. The bad-boy director is known to have made audiences walk out of the Cannes Film Festival, shaking their heads in disgust. His newest film, Love, a 3D controversial flick about love, and well, sex, premiered this summer. But before that, there was the movie with funky colors and a weird soundtrack that made you swear you would never really do DMT. You might like deep house and the casual air of Medusa, but let’s take it to the next level with some sex, drugs, parties and Tokyo love hotels.

7. ANY BAR... IN NEW YORK: Watch Metropolitan. Whit Stillman basically put together this film in 1990 as a slice of life of Upper East Side New Yorkers who do little else but sip cocktails, attend debutante balls, discuss their Ivy League education, and argue about art and philosophy. But it’s much more than that, and even though the characters do little, it is a charming, often funny depiction of young adults that still applies today.

8. SUGARHOUSE: Watch Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. First of all, why are you at the casino on a Tuesday? Second of all, we know Hunter S. Thompson’s book was better. But the story behind the film, its main protagonist (played by Johnny Depp) and Thompson himself is quite interesting. What other film could prep you for your fall break trip? Though we hope it won’t inspire you too much. No one else can probably handle the stash of salt shaker, quarts of tequila and amyls (amongst many, many other things).

9.WRITING SEM: Watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Who BYOs their writing seminar? If you do, and make a drinking game out of it, we seriously admire you. Do you spike your coffee or lemonade? Either way, you’re clearly taking a day off (we seriously hope you don’t do this every day. Get an education!!). You clearly don’t need any more motivation to chill and do what you want, but if you want a reminder, this is the film.

10. YOUR APARTMENT: Watch The Exterminating Angel. If you don’t get the reference in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris to this Luis Buñuel’s classic, then shame on you. If you “grab a drink” in your own apartment, then this movie about friends at a dinner party who are psychologically trapped in the room is perfect for you. Did that sound complicated or bizarre? It should be, considering it was shot by a brilliant director belonging to the Surrealist movement.