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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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Tom Hulce, John Belushi, Peter Riegert

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  2. 2
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    John Goodman, Anthony Edwards, Ted McGinley

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  3. 3
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    Warren G, Will Ferrell, Elisha Cuthbert

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    Rodney Dangerfield, Robert Downey Jr., M. Emmet Walsh

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  5. 5
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    Stacy Peralta, Penny Baker, Dean Devlin

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  6. 6
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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Minnie Driver

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    Jimmy Kimmel, Anthony Rapp, Rachel Blanchard

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  8. 8
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    Jon Favreau filmography, Vince Vaughn, Charles S. Dutton

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    Lamar Odom, Tara Reid, Darius Miles

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  10. 10
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    Jesse Eisenberg, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones

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    Mena Suvari, Eugene Levy, Jason Biggs

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  12. 12
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    Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Todd Holland

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  13. 13
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    Jon Favreau filmography, David Spade, Jessica Walter

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  14. 14
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    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson

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    Raquel Welch, Selma Blair, Linda Cardellini

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    Lewis Black, Kellan Lutz, Blake Lively

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    Laurence Fishburne, Josh Gad, Kate Bosworth

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    Flea, Adam Goldberg, Maurice Schwartzman

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    Har Mar Superstar, Skylar Astin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

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    Mena Suvari, Eugene Levy, Jason Biggs

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    Linda Cardellini, Jason Segel, Brian Smallwood

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    Robert Downey Jr., Frances McDormand, Rip Torn

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Spalding Gray, Method Man, Héctor Elizondo

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    Anne Bancroft, Buck Henry, Elizabeth Wilson

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jason Schwartzman, Laura Prepon, Jaime King

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    Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Channing Tatum

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    Billy Crystal, Helen Mirren, John Goodman

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    Graham Beckel, Lenny Baker, David Clennon

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    Paul Williams, Shannyn Sossamon, Kate Bosworth

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    Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana, Orlando Jones

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    Marcia Gay Harden, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Topher Grace

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    Patrick Dempsey, Moira Kelly, Josh Hamilton

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    Jordan Prentice, Eugene Levy, Tyrone Savage

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    Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Jordan Prentice, Eugene Levy, Bill Turnbull

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Me Without You

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    22 Jump Street

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    Laurence Fishburne, Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison

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    Matt Damon, Vinnie Jones, Fred Armisen

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    Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Randall, Ashley Lendzion

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    Antony Starr, Rachel Blanchard, Scott Adsit

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    Dean Stockwell, E. G. Marshall, Orson Welles

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    Courtney Thorne-Smith, Faith Ford, Chelan Simmons

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