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You’ve probably thought at least a little about who would play you in the movie of your life, or what genre that movie would be. Maybe you’ve picked out the soundtrack. Maybe you already know the ending, or at least have high hopes. But what if this chunk of your life – college apps/EA decision season – was broken down into Netflix movie categories?

Movies Where The Protagonist Gets Really Nervous And Takes A Lot Of Naps
When I was waiting to hear back from the college I applied to ED, I was terrified. I would try to imagine exactly what I’d feel if I got accepted or rejected. Finally I reached the conclusion that I couldn’t actually handle it and I just took a nap.

There probably aren’t any movies like this. (Although if there are, I will definitely watch.) The closest one might be Memento. He doesn’t take naps, but his memory does.

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Movies Where There Doesn’t Seem To Be Any Rhyme Or Reason To Anything
Everything is confusing, nothing makes sense, but you know it makes some sort of twisted sense to the people who created the system and that just makes it worse.

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muveez.com

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Movies That Are Basically One Giant Pit Of Terror And Despair
Okay, that one might have been a little much. Even though admissions season can seem like that sometimes. Examples of movies as terrifying as this time are Creep (ugh, yes I love Mark Duplass) and Silence of the Lambs.

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Movies About Obsession
We’re talking anything from thriller to gritty romance-noir. Vertigo to Fifty Shades of Grey. Why did I put those two things in the same sentence. WHY. I’m so sorry, Alfred Hitchcock.

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moviepostershop.com

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Anyway, when I was waiting to hear back from my college choices, I was obsessed. I skipped meals, skipped out on hanging out with friends, procrastinated assignments – and not to do anything productive. I literally just sat around staring at pictures of the campus on the verge of tears.

You might think I’m exaggerating but I assure you, the only people more focused in their obsessions than me during admissions season were probably actual criminal masterminds.

Movies That Make You Cry
Because admissions season can make you cry.

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csfd.cz

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Movies Where Everything Turns Out Okay And The Future Is, If Uncertain, Bright
Who could have guessed that this was coming? Yes, the ending to this article and to a happy-ending movie might be a bit predictable, but there’s security in that. It’s nice to know you’re going to be okay, like the characters in these films:

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Sarah Chandler

Sarah Chandler is a junior at Cornell University studying Performing and Media Arts and Psychology.As much as she loves writing for CollegeVine, she'd rather be astral projecting or watching The Office. She has too much fun writing bios like these for her own good.