You are busy and we know it. But surely there is time for a little Netflix at some point in life – like the weekend? Two hacks on Guardian’s 10 ways to feel less busy are: slow down, no matter how wrong it feels, and go easy on the busy bragging.  This is why we @ Stylish Academic thought it might be a good idea to give you a ready-made list of academic-friendly ‘flix :), just in case you can fit in an hour or two downtime.

Think of it as “productive procrastination”; after all, self-care is just as important.

 1. The Rewrite (2014)

A Hollywood writer hits a slump. But his new teaching gig puts him in a love story he couldn’t write if you paid him.


2. How to Get Away with Murder

This is an American drama television series that premiered on ABC on September 25, 2014. It is about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor, who become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.


3. Gor (1987)

When reserved academic, John Cabot, slips a magic ring onto his finger, he is somehow transformed into an otherworldly warrior named Tari Cabot.


4. Teacher’s Pet (1958) 

Hard-nosed newspaper man Jim Ganon, cleverly pretends to be a night school student to woo beautiful journalism teacher, Erica Stone

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5. Monalisa Smile (2003)

In 1953, the women of Wellesley College are measured by how well they marry…until the arrival of a professor who threatens to upend the status quo.

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6. A Gift of Miracles (2015)

A scientist won’t accept anything that can’t be explained rationally, but when she finds a list written by her late mother, it challenges her beliefs.

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7. Legally Blonde (2001)

To win back her Harvard-bound beau, Valley girl Elle Woods enrols at the university’s law school and ends up excelling in the legal arts.


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