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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    added by sally Matt Damon, Kristin Kreuk, Michelle Trachtenberg

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    added by sally Burt Reynolds, Seth Green, Dax Shepard

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    new! & added by sally Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    added by Trioxin245 Shirley Temple, Clifton Webb, Alan Young

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  6. 35
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Me Without You

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  7. 34
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    often listed Eugene Levy, Jessy Schram, Christopher McDonald

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  8. 33
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    Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ali MacGraw

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    Eugene Levy, Robbie Amell, Rachel Skarsten

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    Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Tori Amos

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    Brendan Fraser, Patrick Dempsey, Joe Pesci

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    added by PeteBoyle Billy Crystal, Helen Mirren, Steve Buscemi

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  13. 28
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    Zoe Saldana, Nick Cannon, Orlando Jones

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  14. 27
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    Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann, John Houseman

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  15. 26
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    Jessica Biel, Ian Somerhalder, Kate Bosworth

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

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  17. 24
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    Cameron Diaz, Laura Prepon, Jaime King

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  18. 23
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    Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan, Lark Voorhies

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    Katie Holmes, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Douglas

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    Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow

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    added by VFBundy Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid

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  22. 19
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    Alyson Hannigan, Poppy Montgomery, Jason Segel

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  23. 18
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    Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne

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  24. 17
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    often listed Brendan Fraser, Tiffani Thiessen, Carla Gugino

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  25. 16
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    Blake Lively, Diora Baird, Jonah Hill

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    Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe

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    David Spade, Jeremy Piven, Jon Favreau

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    Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Kathy Bates

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    Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid

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  31. 10
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    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara

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    Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Sophia Bush

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau

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    ranked low on reranks Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

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    Amy Smart, Andy Dick, Jimmy Kimmel

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    Val Kilmer, Chevy Chase, Penny Baker

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    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Jason Hervey

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

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    John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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

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