the top 10 college movies

Sometimes college feels almost like a movie and you’re the leading role. Weird, yet funny things happen all of the time and people are going through a phase where they are searching and finding themselves. Directors and writers have seen the obsession the outside world has with the outrageous college lifestyle ideals and have made so many movies based on the “college experience.” Here’s 10 of our favorites.

#1 National Lampoon’s Animal House

What is it about? A group of misfits join a rowdy fraternity and challenge the dean who is trying to shut them down.

Who is in it? John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Peter Riegert and Tom Hulce

#2 Old School

What is it about? Three friends in their 30’s live out their glory days by joining together and creating a fraternity with an odd bunch. They experience some bumps along the way when the dean disapproves.

Who is in it? Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson and Jeremy Piven

#3 Revenge of the Nerds

What is it about? A few nerds get evicted out of their dorms when a fraternity house gets burned down and needs a place to go. After relocating to a dumpy house and being made fun of time and time again, the nerds group up and make a plan of revenge.

Who is in it? Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Ted McGinley and Bernie Casey

#4 Accepted

What is it about? After being rejected by college after college, a senior in high school decides to trick everyone in his life by starting his own University. After building a website, taking over a location and having a someone pose as the dean, word gets out about the fake college and tons of students enroll.

Who is in it? Justin Long, Blake Lively and Jonah Hill 

#5 Legally Blonde

What is it about? A blonde and bubbly college student is in love with her boyfriend who is soon entering Harvard Law, but he breaks up with her because she is “too blonde.” She pulls all of her resources in order to gain entrance into Harvard and win back his heart.

Who is in it?  Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Luke Wilson and Jennifer Coolidge

#6 Pitch Perfect

What is it about? A college girl with a love for music goes to college reluctant about being apart of a group and joins an a cappella club.  The unique group of girls harmonize all of their styles together to try to win the national a cappella college championship.

Who is in it? Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin and Anna Camp

#7 22 Jump Street

What is it about? In the sequel of 21 Jump Street, two undercover agents find themselves enrolled in college and trying to act like young adults. They have to solve their crime and fit in to prospective groups, while still maintaining their partnership.

Who is in it? Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice cube

#8 Waterboy

What is it about? After being fired from his job at a successful college football team, a water boy joins their rivals and gets discovered as a talented player instead of sitting on the sidelines.

Who is in it? Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates and Henry Winkler

#9 We Are Marshall

What is it about? After a horrific plane crash, killing 75 people including the a small college’s football team, coaches, boosters, athletic director and trainer, a new football coach arrives the next year to revive the team and help the town grieve in the process.

Who is in it? Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox and David Strathairn

#10 Neighbors

What is it about? After two new parents move to a suburban neighborhood, a fraternity moves in next door and trouble arises. The couple tries to be cool and fit in by attending their parties but after they call the cops on a party the fraternity has, a back and fourth war begins.

Who is in it? Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne and Dave Franco

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