5 films to watch after a stressful day at uni

Imagine you’ve had the worst day ever, you’ve sat in the library for hours trying to cram a month’s worth of work into one day before the deadline. You’re fed up, knackered, and stressed out. Now, what’s the best way to end a day like this? Escape reality. Close the curtains, tuck yourself into bed, and put a movie on! I’ve come up with 5 films to watch after a stressful day at uni:


Bridget Jones’s Diary (followed by Bridget Jones’s Diary: The Edge of Reason)

Bridget Jones is a funny, heartwarming way to lift your mood. Watching this heroine reminds you that at least one of these two things is true:

1. No matter how much stress you are experiencing, there will be a happy ending. She’ll get Mark Darcy. You’ll get more than 40 on your essay.

2. Life could be worse – you could be singing to Celine Dion, alone, in your pyjamas, sobbing over a bottle of wine, or you could be in a Thai prison sharing your bra with strangers.

Billy Elliot

A charming, feel-good movie which is not only a surefire way to get you tapping your feet and singing ‘We Love to Boogie’, but it will also remind you that hard work and perseverance will get you to where you want to go.

Shutter Island

This. Film. Blew. My. Mind! If you’re less of a rom-com person and more of a WTF-is-going-on person, this one’s for you. It is so mind-boggling and puzzling that you’ll be so wrapped up in trying to figure out what is going on that you’ll forget life outside of this film even exists.

Little Miss Sunshine

This film offers a little bit of everything; it’s uplifting, funny, sad in parts, and has a great moral at the heart of it. It will remind you of the importance of supporting yourself and others, and to send a big F-you to those who try and put you down! Even after a horrible day, it would be hard to not feel good by the end of this film.

My Girl

Sometimes there are days when all you need is just to sit down and have a cry. I don’t just mean a tear or two, I mean ugly crying, with big fat salty tears pouring down your puffy red face and snot coming out your nose. This is a film for that day. It will take you on an emotional journey of laughter, hopefulness and utter heartbreak (and a bit more hopefulness).

Abbey Gibson

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