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Homesick?9 movies that make you sick

The Perks of Being a Wallflower stars Actors Emma Watson, Ezra Miller and Logan Lerman and is directed by Stephen Chbosky. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

A month has passed since the fall semester started. It’s the perfect time for the first bouts of homesickness to set in. You miss your friends, your car, and lack of real adult responsibilities. You may miss your old dog that will most likely be dead by the time you get home. Either way, it’s times like these that you can definitely turn to something that will give you comfort and make you feel a little less lonely.

After much consideration, we’ve decided to compile a comprehensive list of movies designed to hurt you in the deepest ways possible. There are family stories that drive you deeper into seasonal depression.

It’s time to take a break from the secretly boring weekend party circuit. Grab a pumpkin spice latte and turn the thermostat up to his under 70 to get comfortable.

“Perks of Being a Wallflower” (2012)

If you haven’t seen this OG coming-of-age movie, you probably haven’t experienced the “teenage dirtbag” era and were horribly bored in high school. The film is now accessible through his free HBO Max student account, so there’s still time to rush through the Tumblr era. Also, is Paul Rudd playing a DILF in this one? Few scenes in the history of cinema are as euphoric as this one. If you don’t want to scream David Bowie lyrics late at night by the time this movie ends, I’ll refund your money.

“Little Women” (2019)

Many literary critics have long debated which iteration is best suited to this classic, but Greta Gerwig’s 2019 attempt is arguably the best one. Please send. If the magical element of this bittersweet tale isn’t Timothée Chalamet’s poetic wax, it’s jaw-dropping acting by the most flawless cast I’ve seen in a while (I mean Meryl Streep? Laura Dern?). Ensemble movies are often just as ruined as the catastrophic failure of Don’t Look Up (2021), but everything about this movie provokes much jealousy in this beloved family.

The Society of Dead Poets (1989)

For all of you who think this movie is a suburban dad movie, you absolutely are. Despite the trauma associated with our collective father figure, this film has a timeless quality that we all crave. It may be the idea of ​​a boarding school with power, but this movie destroys my cold little heart every time. Oh Captain, my Captain… Sign up!

“All at Once” (2022)

My fellow children of immigrants, it’s clear that your eyes were scrutinizing this list for this particular film, so it’s time to give in to the hype and include this one. , there is a reason for this. This is “Crazy Rich Asians” (2018) for those who “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013) is “The Breakfast Club” (1985). Asian-American parents apologizing for their generational trauma might make me more jealous than empathetic, but I’d happily devour anything Michelle Yeoh plays.

“Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993)

I should have known there was more than one Robin Williams movie on this list. The film was released at the same time as The Parent Trap (1989), so it certainly had a trend. Who doesn’t love seeing #brokenfamilyrepresentation in movies. If your dad isn’t willing to get into drag to spend time with you, is he even worth keeping? Mr. Williams, all of us Thank you for always raising the bar and doing it perfectly.

“Beautiful Boy” (2018)

Rivaling ‘Legally Blonde’ (2001), ‘Matilda’ (1996) and ‘The House Bunny’ (2008) as the most iconic (not-yet-film-fellow) films shot at USC, this The feature starring Steve Carell is one. For my fellow A24 fans. Timothée Chalamet playing another skinny white boy with skinny white boy problems? There’s something about movies based on true stories, but this one is based on two of his books. One from the father’s point of view and his one from the son’s point of view. It makes for great storytelling and makes you question what it really means to lose hope.

“Farewell” (2019)

In a rare moment of self-awareness, Awkwafina drops African-American native English and dives into something she can actually portray: the complex identity of someone who doesn’t belong in their culture. Not all of them are Chinese, but this story of family sacrifice is universally emotional that hits a chord. I have an awkward family gathering. There are fake weddings. What else could you ask for? It is not your responsibility that the intended audience of A24 is an insured college student.

“The Holiday” (2006)

Coming to college can feel like a much-needed change of pace. Seeking and deciding to trade homes, they end up finding themselves and the people who love them. who says

“Terminal” (2004)

Directed by Steven Spielberg (probably named after our building) and Tom Hanks taking inspiration from his Bulgarian stepfather for the role of a lifetime, what could go wrong? Sometimes the university feels like an airport terminal. You are on your way somewhere along with many other fellow travelers who are heading somewhere else in their lives, but are sharing the moment with you. It’s a beautiful mutual understanding about making the most of the moment. If you’re feeling lost and alone in the fall semester, there’s no better movie to leave you lonely and loveless than this one.