The Best College Movies Ever Films
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The Best College Movies Ever

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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    Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Gavin MacLeod

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    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ali MacGraw

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    Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann, John Houseman

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    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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    John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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    Val Kilmer, Chevy Chase, Penny Baker

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    Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe

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    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Jason Hervey

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau

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    Brendan Fraser, Tiffani Thiessen, Carla Gugino

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    David Spade, Jeremy Piven, Jon Favreau

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    Brendan Fraser, Patrick Dempsey, Joe Pesci

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    Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

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    Alyson Hannigan, Poppy Montgomery, Jason Segel

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    Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Kathy Bates

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    Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid

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    Amy Smart, Andy Dick, Jimmy Kimmel

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    Katie Holmes, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Douglas

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    Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid

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    Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan, Lark Voorhies

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    Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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    Zoe Saldana, Nick Cannon, Orlando Jones

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    Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Sophia Bush

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    Cameron Diaz, Laura Prepon, Jaime King

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    Jessica Biel, Ian Somerhalder, Kate Bosworth

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    Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Tori Amos

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

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    Matt Damon, Kristin Kreuk, Michelle Trachtenberg

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    Burt Reynolds, Seth Green, Dax Shepard

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    Blake Lively, Diora Baird, Jonah Hill

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    Eugene Levy, Jessy Schram, Christopher McDonald

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    Eugene Levy, Robbie Amell, Rachel Skarsten

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    Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne

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    Lucy Hale, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Chelan Simmons

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    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara

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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco

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    Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow

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    Billy Crystal, Helen Mirren, Steve Buscemi

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    22 Jump Street

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