Ryan Chartrand

It’s 10 p.m. You and your friends have decided to forgo the frat scene tonight, but everyone’s too young to go to the bars. What is a poor college freshman to do?

It’s times like these, when you’re on the verge of late-night boredom and suffering from chronic homework procrastination, that places like Blockbuster and Hollywood Video start calling your name. But even after you’ve driven/walked/run/stumbled the couple of miles down to the local video store, finding a movie worth seeing can still be a challenge. The new releases section may appear incredibly dismal, or maybe your group can’t agree on what movie to watch. Whatever ails you, this list of “top 10 movies we love to watch in college” is sure to do the trick. So pop up some popcorn, sit back, relax and have a night at the movies with the Mustang Daily.

Animal House: The mother of all college movies, this ’70s classic is sure to make you and your friends feel like you’re partying at a never-ending frat party. Plus, Jim Belushi in a toga = absolutely hilarious.

When Harry Met Sally: This Rob Reiner favorite is one of Hollywood’s wittiest and most sophisticated romantic comedies. But if sly banter and mushy endings don’t do it for you, just fast forward to the diner scene in which Meg Ryan answers the age old question of whether or not women have ever “faked it.”

Top Gun: See Tom Cruise pre-jumping on Oprah’s couch. The plotline may not exactly be rocket science, but the action/adventure flick about the M16 brotherhood is a must see. Ladies – don’t forget to press slow motion during the volleyball scene in order to get some prime ogling time.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The first “Pirates of the Caribbean” is a swashbuckling smash. Savvy?

Moulin Rouge: Sex, lies, love, singing, dancing – who could ask for more? And even if musicals aren’t really your thing, seeing John Leguizamo in a clown suit is priceless.

Super Troopers: Due to the graphic nature of this movie’s script, the Mustang Daily will not be able to quote any of the movie’s lines right meow. Sorry for the inconvenience, but it’s still worth renting. Trust us.

Fight Club: A secret club where a shirtless Brad Pitt beats the crap out of other men. We’d say it’s a win/win situation for both sexes.

Napoleon Dynamite: Rent the freakin’ movie, OK? Gosh!

Saw: This gruesome horror flick is not for the weak of heart or stomach. And it definitely gives a new definition to the concept “survival of the fittest.”

Bend it Like Beckham: A feel-good British romp with a young Keira Knightly, “Bend it Like Beckham” has the right amount of comedy and action for any movie fan. Throw in an Indian wedding, some romance and a bunch of soccer balls, and you’ve got yourself a real crowd-pleaser.

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