By Maya Frankel

You know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Well, I have a new saying for you. How about instead of eating an apple, we watch a rom-com, or even better, eat an apple while watching a romcom. Look at that: health and happiness.

With the workload we have every day as college students, sometimes snuggling up under a cozy blanket while watching a movie is just what we need after a long day of studying.

It’s 10 p.m. on a Sunday night and you have an early class tomorrow. You’re tired, but not tired enough to go to sleep. You open your laptop and begin scrolling through your many streaming services to find a movie.

It’s 30 minutes later and you still haven’t found anything. We’ve all been there way too many times, so what do you do? Well, let me help you out.

Here is a list for those nights when you need a rom-com but just can’t choose one. Pick two random movies on this list and flip a coin. Your 30-minute process of selecting a movie just turned into a 3-second one, giving you time to find a yummy snack before the movie begins. You’re welcome.

  1. “10 Things I Hate About You”
  2. “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”
  3. “The Longest Ride”
  4. “13 Going on 30”
  5. “The Prince and Me”
  6. “Valentine’s Day”
  7. “The Ugly Truth”
  8. “Life as We Know It”
  9. “When We First Met”
  10. “Someone Great”
  11. “He’s Just Not That Into You”
  12. “My Best Friend’s Wedding”
  13. “She’s the Man”
  14. “No Strings Attached”
  15. “The Proposal”
  16. “Charlie St. Cloud”
  17. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”
  18. “The Kissing Booth”
  19. “50 First Dates”
  20. “Mamma Mia”
  21. “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
  22. “Clueless”
  23. “Pretty Woman”
  24. “Crazy Rich Asians”
  25. “Isn’t It Romantic?”
  26. “The Last Song”
  27. “Letters To Juliet”
  28. “What’s Your Number?”
  29. “John Tucker Must Die”
  30. “Can You Keep a Secret?”
  31. “The Layover”
  32. “Aquamarine”
  33. “The Sun Is Also a Star”
  34. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

With everything going on around us, sometimes a movie is the perfect way to remain present while your mind is taken to magical places as you watch the characters embark on various adventures. 

So, find a cozy place on your bed or floor, get your blanket, pillow, laptop and snack and embark on your romantic comedy adventure.