The Best College Movies Ever Films

The Best College Movies Ever

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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.

List Criteria: Films about / set in college or featuring university students, classes, dorms, etc.

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  1. 13
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    often listed
    The Social Network

    2010 More
    64
  2. 11
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    ranked low on reranks
    American Pie

    1999 More
    65
  3. 20
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    niche appeal
    Dead Man on Campus

    1998 More
    44
  4. 10
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Waterboy

    1998 More
    66
  5. 17
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    2008 More
    48
  6. 36
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    2006 More
    23
    added by: wiabux
  7. 14
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    2006 More
    63
  8. 34
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    1967 More
    29
    added by: wiabux
  9. 15
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    1985 More
    62
  10. 35
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    2013 More
    26
    added by: PeteBoyle
  11. 21
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Slackers

    2002 More
    44
  12. 19
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    2001 More
    46
    added by: VFBundy
  13. 9
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    2002 More
    70
  14. 24
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    ranked low on reranks
    How High

    2001 More
    39
  15. 28
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    ranked high on reranks
    Love Story

    1970 More
    33
  16. 27
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    controversial &niche appeal
    American Pie Presents: Beta House

    2007 More
    35
  17. 31
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile

    2006 More
    33
  18. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    National Lampoon's Animal House

    1978 More
    100
  19. 4
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    1986 More
    76
  20. 25
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    The Paper Chase

    1973 More
    38
  21. 2
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    1984 More
    95
  22. 18
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    2012 More
    46
  23. 16
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    ranked low on reranks
    Legally Blonde

    2001 More
    58
  24. 32
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    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Mona Lisa Smile

    2003 More
    32
  25. 7
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    ranked low on reranks
    Good Will Hunting

    1997 More
    73
  26. 8
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    often listed
    Real Genius

    1985 More
    70
  27. 23
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Son in Law

    1993 More
    41
  28. 22
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    The Rules of Attraction

    2002 More
    42
  29. 3
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    2003 More
    89
  30. 5
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Road Trip

    2000 More
    76
  31. 29
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    ranked high on reranks &ranked low on reranks
    Wonder Boys

    2000 More
    33
  32. 30
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    ranked low on reranks
    With Honors

    1994 More
    33
  33. 12
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    1994 More
    64
  34. 33
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    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Drumline

    2002 More
    31
  35. 6
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    1993 More
    74
  36. 26
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Me Without You

    38
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