Sometimes, you want to skip out on the social scene, or spend a lazy Sunday morning in bed watching a movie. But which movie to watch? There's an endless array of options, but there are certain movies that every college student should own. No exceptions.

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  • Animal House: It's the epitome of the college party scene: frats, girls all over the place, cafeteria-wide food fights (okay, so it's a bit exaggerated . . . ). Regardless, you haven't experienced fine college-themed film at its fullest until you've seen Animal House.
  • Elf: You need a good Christmas movie to get you pumped up for the holiday break, so keep this modern classic on hand. There are other comparable Christmas flicks, but you all know you quote this one constantly . . . Don't get left out. "Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?" (In a similar vein, pick up a copy of Hocus Pocus for Halloween!)
  • Mean Girls: You know you miss the drama of high school. Okay, well even if you don't, the blissfully exaggerated high school teens in Mean Girls are quotable favorites.
  • National Lampoon's Vacation: Although all the movies in the National Lampoon series deserve a spot, this is one of those comedy classics that you must see. And when you think your life is a total mess, check out just how far this family can go before their luck turns around.
  • Old School: If you're one of those college students obsessed with your glory days, this is likely what your life will look like after graduation. Get a good giggle when you watch these older guys try to re-live their college days by establishing a fake fraternity near a college campus.
  • Rebel Without a Cause: You need at least one old school movie in your collection, so grab the legendary Rebel Without a Cause to transport yourself out of the stresses of school, and into another era of teen angst. Besides, James Dean (rest his soul) has a timeless attractiveness that could get any girl giddy. Also see Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
  • The Breakfast Club: Your collection isn't complete without an '80s movie. Put on your legwarmers and tune in to The Breakfast Club. There's a character for everyone: the nerd, the weirdo, the jock, the punk, and the diva. Which one are you?
  • The Exorcist: Imagine this date night scenario: "Oh, you haven't seen The Exorcist? It's so iconic! No, it's not that scary. We should watch it . . ." Before you know it, you're clinging to each other in creeped-out delight. You're welcome.
  • The Hangover: There is no explicit college-related reason to own this movie, although it is a cautionary tale for the ages . . . Combine a Las Vegas trip gone awry with the likes of Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Mike Tyson, and a baby, the result is a hysterical comedy that's worthy of watching over and over again.
  • The Notebook: Hey, girl. Sometimes, you just need a good chick flick, and this is the mother of them all. Research shows that 4 out of 5 girls' rooms have a poster of this on their walls--well, if there was research, this would likely be proven.
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