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? Check out these college movie drinking game rules to add more fun to each movie. Also be sure to see Ranker's list of All College Movies.
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  1. 18
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    Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne

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

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    Blake Lively, Diora Baird, Jonah Hill

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    Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid

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    ranked low on reranks & added by VFBundy Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid

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    Eugene Levy, Robbie Amell, Rachel Skarsten

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    Eugene Levy, Jessy Schram, Christopher McDonald

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    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Jason Hervey

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    ranked high on reranks Alyson Hannigan, Poppy Montgomery, Jason Segel

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  11. 29
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    Zoe Saldana, Nick Cannon, Orlando Jones

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    added by sally Matt Damon, Kristin Kreuk, Michelle Trachtenberg

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    Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

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    Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan, Lark Voorhies

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  15. 15
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    Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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  16. 33
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    Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ali MacGraw

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Me Without You

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    Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Tori Amos

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    ranked low on reranks & added by PeteBoyle Billy Crystal, Helen Mirren, Steve Buscemi

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    added by Trioxin245 Shirley Temple, Clifton Webb, Alan Young

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  21. 1
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    the people's #1 & most listed Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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  22. 9
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    Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Sophia Bush

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

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    David Spade, Jeremy Piven, Jon Favreau

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    Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow

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    Val Kilmer, Chevy Chase, Penny Baker

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    John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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    Amy Smart, Andy Dick, Jimmy Kimmel

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau

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

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  31. 24
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    Cameron Diaz, Laura Prepon, Jaime King

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    Brendan Fraser, Tiffani Thiessen, Carla Gugino

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    new! & added by nightbeauty Sorority Wars Lucy Hale, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Chelan Simmons

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    Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann, John Houseman

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    Jessica Biel, Ian Somerhalder, Kate Bosworth

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    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara

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    Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Kathy Bates

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    Brendan Fraser, Patrick Dempsey, Joe Pesci

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    added by sally Burt Reynolds, Seth Green, Dax Shepard

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Katie Holmes, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Douglas

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