How to remove things by index number

Hey all! I have this school assignment I’m nearly done, I need it done by midnight tonight EST. The problem I’m having is how do I convert clearly expressed strings (must originally be accepted as a string) then convert it to an integer based on the text? This program is designed to work with a GUI so it may not be super helpful to all
String item = removeArea.getText();

    for (int i=0; i<movieList.size(); i++)
        if (item.equalsIgnoreCase(movieList.get(i)))
            favMovies = "";
        } else {
            outputArea.setText("Please input a movie title that is on the list");
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