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Happy Wednesday, Wildcats! Today marks the beginning of Easter Break at Villanova. Enjoy the long weekend and use these days off to rest, relax, and recharge because once we come back, we’ll be in the final stretch of the semester. Read a book, watch a movie, binge watch that Netflix series you’ve had your eye on, or just catch up on some much-needed sleep. Here’s a list of fun and uplifting movies to watch if you’re looking for a way to pass the time:

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Mamma Mia!

Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried star in this 2008 musical featuring a free-spirited hotelier in Greece and her young daughter Sophie. As she prepares to get married, Sophie invited three of her mom’s past lovers to the island in the hopes of finding her father and having him walk her down the aisle. This film is available at Falvey through their DVD Collection and is also currently streaming on Netflix.



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A League of Their Own

Based on a true story, this movie tells the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which formed during World War II after all the male baseball players went off to war. Tom Hanks stars as a washed-up baseball player who is enlisted to coach one of the new All-Girls Teams. Falvey has this film on DVD, but you can also watch it on Hulu and Peacock.



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Big Fish

This film directed by Tim Burton is based on the 1998 novel about a dying father and his son. Edward Bloom’s fantastical tales have always put distance between him and his son Will, who now wants to make an effort to understand his father better. You can watch this movie through Falvey’s streaming service.

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

This movie follows its titular character and his friends on their many adventures after they skip school one day, available at Falvey on DVD.





Rebecca AmrickRebecca Amrick is a first year graduate student in the English Department and a Graduate Assistant at Falvey Library.

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