There are many fascinating movies over the years that have involved college life and have taken place on college campuses. These are entertaining college movies that have remained popular to this day and continue to be popular among college students. They have even influence college culture in a way.
National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
John Belushi and Tom Hulce starred as people at the Delta Tau Chi house at Faber College in this John Landis-directed classic. This comedy has become famous for its portrayal of a rowdy fraternity house with students who are willing to take on authority even while on “double secret probation.”
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Good Will Hunting is the story of a janitor who works at MIT who is found to be a genius and is being supported by a fellow professor. Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Robin Williams star in this famous Oscar-nominated drama.
The Social Network (2010)
David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin’s look at the foundation of Facebook is an intriguing story about one of the biggest inventions to have ever come from a college campus. It s known for featuring an entertaining look at life at Harvard but, as the true story of the creation of Facebook shows, sometimes college rivalries can go a little too far.
Revenge Of the Nerds (1984)
Anthony Edwards and Robert Carradine star as a bunch of crazy nerds at a fraternity house that are looking to move forward in their college but they often struggle to try and move forward no thanks to a bunch of jocks. However, their smarts and creativity help them to find ways to embarrass the jocks who have mocked the low-lifes of college for far too long in this comedy.
Back To School (1986)
Back To School is considered to be one of Rodney Dangerfield’s finest moments in his long career in comedy. He stars as Thornton Melon, a millionaire who goes to college to help his son to attend college. However, while his son is doing all the work, it’s Thornton who is getting all the women and even getting others to do his work for him.
The insane standards of politically correct life are mocked extensively in the comedy PCU. There are lots of different factions of people with their own ethical and political views at Port Chester University but it’s up to one fraternity house to bring these factions together in one wild party. This film features plenty of comedic stars like Jeremy Piven, David Spade, Jon Favreau and Jessica Walter.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Pitch Perfect has become an instant classic among college movies. Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson star in this film about a bunch of women on the same college who are totally different from each other but eventually find that they together make up one of the top singing groups in the college music competition circuit.
Legally Blonde (2001)
Legally Blonde is about Elle Woods, a sorority president who applies to law school to try and win back her boyfriend. While she might be overly perky and bright, she proves to the world that she’s anything but a dumb blonde. This 2001 film, which stars Reese Witherspoon, is so popular that it spawned its own stage musical.
Higher Learning (1995)
Omar Epps, Kristen Connor and Michael Rapaport star in this drama about college freshmen from radically different cultural and ethnic backgrounds as they look to try and make their days at college go easy. However, these people eventually discover that it’s important for people in different backgrounds to get along with each other no matter how dramatically different they might be.
Monsters University (2013)
This movie is a prequel to the popular animated movie Monsters Inc. as it brings back Billy Crystal and John Goodman as the voices of the famous monsters Mike and Sulley as they try to study at a college dedicated to helping monsters learn to scare children. The movie is amazingly detailed as a look at college relationships and how great friendships can start up while in school.