The Best College Movies Ever Films

The Best College Movies Ever

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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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    Shirley Temple, Clifton Webb, Peggie Castle

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    Lucy Hale, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Marie Avgeropoulos

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    Michelle Williams, Anna Friel, Anna Popplewell

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    Burt Reynolds, Seth Green, Matthew Lillard

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    Bing Crosby, Tuesday Weld, Yvonne Craig

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    Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee

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    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster thrilling photo graphy

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    Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston

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    Matt Damon, Kristin Kreuk, Michelle Trachtenberg

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    Love Story

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ryan O'Neal

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    Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett

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    Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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    American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile


    Eugene Levy, Jessy Schram, Christopher McDonald

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    Eugene Levy, Robbie Amell, Rachel Skarsten

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    Chevy Chase, Ben Stiller, Jack Black

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    Mona Lisa Smile


    Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    The Rules of Attraction


    Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth, Ian Somerhalder

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    Brendan Fraser, Joe Pesci, Patrick Dempsey

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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    Wonder Boys


    Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Michael Douglas

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    Cameron Diaz, Laura Prepon, Jaime King

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    Jerry Rice, Dick Butkus, Kathy Ireland

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    The Paper Chase


    Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann, John Houseman

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    Drumline


    Zoe Saldana, Nick Cannon, Orlando Jones

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    How High


    Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan, Lark Voorhies

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    Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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    Dead Man on Campus


    Alyson Hannigan, Poppy Montgomery, Jason Segel

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    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Monsters University

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    Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal

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    Son in Law

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    Tiffani Thiessen, Brendan Fraser, Carla Gugino

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    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

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    Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne

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    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson

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    Legally Blonde


    Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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    Blake Lively, Jonah Hill, Diora Baird

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    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara

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    PCU


    David Spade, Jeremy Piven, Jon Favreau filmography

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    The Waterboy


    Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider

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    National Lampoon's Van Wilder


    Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Sophia Bush

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    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

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    Val Kilmer, Chevy Chase, Deborah Foreman

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    Amy Smart, Andy Dick, Jimmy Kimmel

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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    Good Will Hunting


    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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    Back to School


    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

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    John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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    National Lampoon's Animal House

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    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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