The Best Movies To Watch When You're Sad

The Best Movies To Watch When You're Sad

Because watching movies usually makes everything better.

College is equal parts the best years of your life and the worst. I can almost guarantee you that not one student went through their entire college career without feeling doubt or fear. Not one made it to graduation without thinking at least once that eating cookies until they fell into a coma would be a better decision than going to class. And let's be real, senior year is one of those bitter sweet times where you're excited and sad that this experience is almost over. It's scary going into the real world, especially if you're not too sure what you're doing after graduation.

Since there are many times during your college years where you feel like the world is crashing down around you, here is a list of movies that might make those moments a little easier. Because movies make everything better, even if it's just for that hour and a half that you're watching them.

To start this off, let's be clear. There are two very different types of people out there. Those who want to watch sad movies when they're sad (so they can cry it out, obviously) and those who want to laugh (to forget the pain). Since these two people exist, I will incorporate lists for both types out there because I care for you. All of you.

Cry-worthy Movies

1. "Bridge to Terabithia"

Ah, yes. This movie was rude and unnecessary for my 12-year-old heart. It's an adorable story about two kids who become friends, but shoot man — it just brings the water works to my eyes just thinking about it.

2. "Dead Poets Society"

I was late to the party for this one if I'm going to be honest. I only watched it maybe a month ago, and I can't even begin to tell you how absolutely amazing this film is. It's a classic. It's beautiful. Robin Williams is a God. And you will ugly cry like there is no tomorrow. Enjoy!

3. "The Fault in our Stars"

The book was amazing and heart wrenching, and the movie is just as perfect. It's adorable, loving and just so precious. You need to grab a box of tissues. I promise you'll need it.

4. "Seven Pounds"

This is another movie that I can't even think about without wanting to cry. It's such a beautiful one. It pulls on your heart strings while making you think of the world as a much more beautiful place. Also, Will Smith is in it so that's an automatic sell for this film.

5. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" (Part 1 & 2)

I couldn't decide to be honest. They both were such amazing movies and so many things happened in the end of the series that wrapped up the story of Harry Potter so beautifully. Part 2 is probably the saddest of the two, but they were both so perfect you will just weep knowing that it was a beautiful ending.

Laugh-worthy Movies

1. "Anchorman" (1 & 2)

These movies are so unbelievably silly, but they are just so funny. I mean if my dad will laugh out loud at them, then that's definitely a win.

2. "Airplane"

This movie is so hilarious that you almost have to watch it twice to see everything. It's definitely a movie you want to focus on so you don't miss anything. Definitely give it a chance.

3. "Animal House"

This movie is a pure classic. And there is no one better than John Belushi. It's a movie for all college students, and it's ridiculously funny.

4. "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

This is another one of those, it's-so-dumb-it's-funny movies that will have you dying. It's one of my all time favorites. And it's definitely one that will cure any sadness you have within you.

5. "Blazing Saddles"

It's raunchy, it's ridiculous, it's Mel Brooks. It's all you want in a movie and probably one of the best ones of all time. You seriously won't regret it.
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I Went To "The Bachelor" Auditions

And here's why you won’t be seeing me on TV.

It’s finally time to admit my guilty pleasure: I have always been a huge fan of The Bachelor.

I can readily admit that I’ve been a part of Bachelor fantasy leagues, watch parties, solo watching — you name it, I’ve gone the whole nine yards. While I will admit that the show can be incredibly trashy at times, something about it makes me want to watch it that much more. So when I found out that The Bachelor was holding auditions in Houston, I had to investigate.

While I never had the intention of actually auditioning, there was no way I would miss an opportunity to spend some time people watching and check out the filming location of one of my favorite TV shows.

The casting location of The Bachelor, The Downtown Aquarium in Houston, was less than two blocks away from my office. I assumed that I would easily be able to spot the audition line, secretly hoping that the endless line of people would beg the question: what fish could draw THAT big of a crowd?

As I trekked around the tanks full of aquatic creatures in my bright pink dress and heels (feeling somewhat silly for being in such nice clothes in an aquarium and being really proud of myself for somewhat looking the part), I realized that these auditions would be a lot harder to find than I thought.

Finally, I followed the scent of hairspray leading me up the elevator to the third floor of the aquarium.

The doors slid open. I found myself at the end of a large line of 20-something-year-old men and women and I could feel all eyes on me, their next competitor. I watched as one woman pulled out her travel sized hair curler, someone practiced answering interview questions with a companion, and a man (who was definitely a little too old to be the next bachelor) trying out his own pick-up lines on some of the women standing next to him.

I walked to the end of the line (trying to maintain my nonchalant attitude — I don’t want to find love on a TV show). As I looked around, I realized that one woman had not taken her eyes off of me. She batted her fake eyelashes and looked at her friend, mumbling something about the *grumble mumble* “girl in the pink dress.”

I felt a wave of insecurity as I looked down at my body, immediately beginning to recognize the minor flaws in my appearance.

The string hanging off my dress, the bruise on my ankle, the smudge of mascara I was sure I had on the left corner of my eye. I could feel myself begin to sweat. These women were all so gorgeous. Everyone’s hair was perfectly in place, their eyeliner was done flawlessly, and most of them looked like they had just walked off the runway. Obviously, I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I walked over to the couches and sat down. For someone who for the most part spent most of the two hours each Monday night mocking the cast, I was shocked by how much pressure and tension I felt in the room.

A cop, stationed outside the audition room, looked over at me. After a brief explanation that I was just there to watch, he smiled and offered me a tour around the audition space. I watched the lines of beautiful people walk in and out of the space, realizing that each and every one of these contestants to-be was fixated on their own flaws rather than actually worrying about “love.”

Being with all these people, I can see why it’s so easy to get sucked into the fantasy. Reality TV sells because it’s different than real life. And really, what girl wouldn’t like a rose?

Why was I so intimidated by these people? Reality TV is actually the biggest oxymoron. In real life, one person doesn’t get to call all the shots. Every night isn’t going to be in a helicopter looking over the south of France. A real relationship depends on more than the first impression.

The best part of being in a relationship is the reality. The best part about yourself isn’t your high heels. It’s not the perfect dress or the great pick-up lines. It’s being with the person that you can be real with. While I will always be a fan of The Bachelor franchise, this was a nice dose of reality. I think I’ll stick to my cheap sushi dates and getting caught in the rain.

But for anyone who wants to be on The Bachelor, let me just tell you: Your mom was right. There really are a lot of fish in the sea. Or at least at the aquarium.

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Predictions For 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'



The official trailer for "Spider-Man: Far From Home" just got released, and I'm very excited about it, but also a tiny bit nervous! The movie serves as a sequel to the 2017 MCU film "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and will also serve as the first movie since the events of "Avengers: Endgame" (which, as I said before, there are SPOILERS FOR AHEAD!).

The trailer depicts Peter Parker (Tom Holland) mourning his friend and mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), going on vacation, and discovering a multi-verse. The character of Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), at least in this movie, comes from an alternate reality/dimension.

Personally, after watching the trailer, I strongly believe a few different things: First of all, I'm fairly confident that Peter will stop being secretive about his Spider-Man identity (Ned, Aunt May, and MJ already know, and I wouldn't be surprised if others have also found out). I also think that Happy will start helping Peter more, at least to honor Tony Stark's wishes if nothing else. We'll also probably get to see Peter healing from the loss of Tony, and eventually moving on.

Moving on to the multi-verse stuff, I think it's legit. In the comics, Mysterio has a bit of a reputation for lying, to say the least, which leads some fans to believe that the multi-verse will end up being a fake thing. I disagree!

We got a glimpse of a multi-verse in a different Spidey move, "Into the Spider-verse". Of course, the events of "Avengers: Endgame" also helped to set up for the possibility of multiple different worlds. Doctor Strange hinted at the possibility of such a thing, too.

There is no doubt in my mind that everything that we saw in the trailer is legitimate. I can't wait to see where Marvel takes this one, and I cannot wait for July.

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