The Best College Movies Ever Films

The Best College Movies Ever

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List Criteria: Films about / set in college or featuring university students, classes, dorms, etc.

Any true college student should watch each of these college movies at least once. However we recommend watching each movie several times in order to be able to quote them on command. Some are so classic they're being made into musicals. These are the best college movies ever and they feature things that every college student would understand: booze, ditching class and chasing the opposite sex. These are movies every college student should see at least once. If you are out of college and you miss it, these films about college life may just transport you back to your student days. These are the best college movies ever.

What is your favorite university film? Also be sure to see Ranker's list of All College Movies.


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    National Lampoon's Animal House

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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    John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

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    Back to School


    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison

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    Good Will Hunting


    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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    Amy Smart, Andy Dick, Jimmy Kimmel

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    Val Kilmer, Chevy Chase, Deborah Foreman

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    ranked low on reranks
    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

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    National Lampoon's Van Wilder


    Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Sophia Bush

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    The Waterboy


    Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider

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    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara

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    PCU


    David Spade, Jeremy Piven, Jon Favreau filmography

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    Blake Lively, Jonah Hill, Diora Baird

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    Legally Blonde


    Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson

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    Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne

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    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

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    Son in Law

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Tiffani Thiessen, Brendan Fraser, Carla Gugino

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    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Monsters University

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    Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal

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    Dead Man on Campus


    Alyson Hannigan, Poppy Montgomery, Jason Segel

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    ranked low on reranks & added by teddybear1029
    Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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    How High


    Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan, Lark Voorhies

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    Drumline


    Zoe Saldana, Nick Cannon, Orlando Jones

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    The Paper Chase


    Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann, John Houseman

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    Cameron Diaz, Laura Prepon, Jaime King

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    Wonder Boys


    Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Michael Douglas

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    ranked low on reranks & added by bojanthebest
    Jerry Rice, Dick Butkus, Kathy Ireland

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    ranked low on reranks & added by sally
    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    Brendan Fraser, Joe Pesci, Patrick Dempsey

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    The Rules of Attraction


    Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth, Ian Somerhalder

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    Mona Lisa Smile


    Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Chevy Chase, Ben Stiller, Jack Black

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    Eugene Levy, Robbie Amell, Rachel Skarsten

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    American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile


    Eugene Levy, Jessy Schram, Christopher McDonald

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    Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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    Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett

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    Love Story

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ryan O'Neal

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    + 27
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    ranked low on reranks & added by sally
    Matt Damon, Kristin Kreuk, Michelle Trachtenberg

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    Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston

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    - 14

    ranked low on reranks & added by Amit SIngh
    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster thrilling photo graphy

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    added by Clark Benson
    Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco

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    - 21

    added by PhillyHilfiger
    Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee

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    added by LanaYoshii
    Carla Gugino, David Boreanaz, Ellen Burstyn

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    added by sally
    Burt Reynolds, Seth Green, Matthew Lillard

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    added by Trioxin245
    Shirley Temple, Clifton Webb, Peggie Castle

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    Bing Crosby, Tuesday Weld, Yvonne Craig

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    Lucy Hale, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Marie Avgeropoulos

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