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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    Brendan Fraser, Patrick Dempsey, Joe Pesci

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    Val Kilmer, Chevy Chase, Penny Baker

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau

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    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Jason Hervey

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    Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid

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    Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid

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    Matt Damon, Kristin Kreuk, Michelle Trachtenberg

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    Burt Reynolds, Seth Green, Dax Shepard

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    Cameron Diaz, Laura Prepon, Jaime King

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    Alyson Hannigan, Poppy Montgomery, Jason Segel

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    Jessica Biel, Ian Somerhalder, Kate Bosworth

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ali MacGraw

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    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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    Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Kathy Bates

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    Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan, Lark Voorhies

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    Amy Smart, Andy Dick, Jimmy Kimmel

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

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    Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Sophia Bush

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    Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco

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    Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne

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    Billy Crystal, Helen Mirren, Steve Buscemi

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    Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe

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    Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

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    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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    Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow

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    Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Tori Amos

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    Brendan Fraser, Tiffani Thiessen, Carla Gugino

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    John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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    Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Gavin MacLeod

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    Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann, John Houseman

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    Katie Holmes, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Douglas

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    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee

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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    Lucy Hale, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Chelan Simmons

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    Blake Lively, Diora Baird, Jonah Hill

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    Eugene Levy, Robbie Amell, Rachel Skarsten

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    Eugene Levy, Jessy Schram, Christopher McDonald

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    Zoe Saldana, Nick Cannon, Orlando Jones

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    David Spade, Jeremy Piven, Jon Favreau

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    22 Jump Street

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    Me Without You

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