This is the list of Best College Movies Ever. There are many movies about college life, but not all are worth watching. We have done the research for you and have come up with this list of the best college movies ever. You can’t go wrong with any of these movies.
Best College Movies Ever
- National Lampoon’s Animal House, 1978
When they arrive at college, socially inept freshmen Larry (Thomas Hulce) and Kent (Stephen Furst) attempt to pledge the snooty Omega Theta Pi House, but are summarily rejected. Lowering their standards, they try at the notoriously rowdy Delta Tau Chi House, and get in. The trouble is, the college dean (John Vernon) has it in for the Deltas. He has put them on “Double Secret Probation” and secretly assigned Omega’s president (James Daughton) the task of having their charter revoked.
- Old School, 2003
After discovering his girlfriend (Juliette Lewis) has been participating in group sex, attorney Mitch (Luke Wilson) feels his world come undone. He moves into a new place, which happens to be near a college campus, and tries to get his life back together. Two of his best friends, Frank (Will Ferrell) and Beanie (Vince Vaughn), start hanging out at Mitch’s house, eventually turning the place into a wild party pad, much to the ire of the college’s dean, Gordon “Cheese” Pritchard (Jeremy Piven).
- Revenge of the Nerds, 1984
Geeking college students Gilbert & Lewis are evicted from their dormitory when the Alpha Betas take it over. — who recently burned down their own fraternity house by accident — The college confiscates the building and forces new freshmen to live in the gym. The Alpha Betas, led by jock Stan, were always bullying them. They then forced the nerds to relocate to a run-down house where they would be at their mercy. But as soon as Gilbert and Lewis strike back, things start looking up for them from there on out.
- Good Will Hunting, 1997
Will Hunting (played by Matt Damon in the movie) has a genius level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult math problem, his academics are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau (Played by Stellan Skarsgard), who decides to tutor him. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.
- Back to School, 1986
Thornton Melon (Rodney Dangerfield) worries Jason (Keith Gordon) will make the same mistake and never go to college, so he signs up himself. Jason’s hard work and dedication to the team helps him alongside his peers to make the diving team. When Tom falls for a pretty professor (Sally Kellerman) this gets him into trouble because he wasn’t doing all of his homework. This then leads to Jason having to step in and help his friend get out of trouble with the suspicious dean (Paxton Whitehead).
- Road Trip, 2000
A group of students sets out on an epic road trip from Ithaca to Austin, in a race against time to save their friend’s relationship. The young man picks up a girl at a party and starts filming their crazy antics. Somehow, he ends up mailing the film to his girlfriend in Texas. Can the guys intercept it before she sees it?
- The Waterboy, 1998
Raised by his overprotective mother, Helen (Kathy Bates), Bobby Boucher Jr. (Adam Sandler) is the water boy for a successful college football team coached by Red Beaulieu (Jerry Reed). When Beaulieu fires Bobby, he takes up the same position for a losing rival team, led by despairing Coach Klein (Henry Winkler). After witnessing Bobby beat up a player who teased him too much, Klein adds him to the roster as a linebacker. Soon, Klein’s players are championship contenders.
- Accepted, 2006
After getting rejected from college, senior Bartleby Gaines came up with a novel idea to fool everyone – open his own university to make it seem like he was going to college. Bartleby and friends take over an empty office building, create a fake web page, hire an uncle to pose as the dean, and voilà – they’ve got themselves a new school! However, the problem is that they do their jobs too well and then other applicants who get rejected try to get into the nonexistent South Harmon Institute of Technology.
- Rudy, 1993
Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) wants to play football at the University of Notre Dame, but has neither the money for tuition nor the grades to qualify for a scholarship. Rudy redoubles his efforts to get out of the steel mill where his father works when his best friend (Christopher Reed) dies in an accident there. Overcoming his dyslexia thanks to his friend and tutor, D-Bob (Jon Favreau), Rudy gains admission to Notre Dame and begins to fight his way onto the school’s fabled football team.
- Legally Blonde, 2001
Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all – she wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III (played by Matthew Davis). But there is one thing stopping him proposing: She’s too blond. Elle rallies all of her resources, gets into Harvard and dedicates herself to win him over.
- The Social Network, 2010
In 2003, at the age of 20, Harvard University undergrad and computer whiz Mark Zuckerberg starts to develop a new concept that eventually becomes the global social network known as Facebook. Six years later he moves to California to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions while studying at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He is one of the youngest billionaires ever but it’s not always easy. He ends up on the receiving end of two lawsuits, one involving his former friend (Andrew Garfield).
- PCU, 1994
Nervous high school senior Tom Lawrence (Chris Young) visits Port Chester University, where he gets a taste of politically correct college life when he’s guided by fraternity wild man Droz (Jeremy Piven) and his housemates at The Pit. But Droz and his pals have rivals in nasty preppy Rand McPherson (David Spade) and the school’s steely president (Jessica Walter). With their house threatened with expulsion, Droz and company decide to throw a raging party where the various factions will collide.
- Pitch Perfect, 2012
College student Beca (Anna Kendrick) knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that’s just where she ends up after arriving at her new school. Thrusted among naughty ladies, nice ladies and just plain weird people, Beca does not find many traits they have in common other than their ability to co-exist harmoniously while singing well. She not only introduces the women to new sounds, but takes them out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of harmonic combinations. The fight is on for the top slots in college music competitions.
- Real Genius, 1985
When Mitch Taylor (Gabe Jarret), science whiz, arrives at Pacific Tech as a freshman he’s paired up with genius senior Chris Knight (Val Kilmer) to work on laser project. Mitch doesn’t care too much for Knight’s attitude at first, but once he warms up to him, they take their innovative laser project to the next level. It only made the boys question their plans when they learn that the government intends to use the laser for a weapon.
- 22 Jump Street, 2014
Although they navigated high school well, an investigation at a local college brings major changes for undercover officers Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill). When Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art-major scene, both men end up questioning their partnership. Now they not only have to crack the case but also balance work with their personal lives.
This is the list of Best College Movies Ever.