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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    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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    John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

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    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Jason Hervey

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    Val Kilmer, Chevy Chase, Penny Baker

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    Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

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    Amy Smart, Andy Dick, Jimmy Kimmel

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau

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    Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Sophia Bush

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    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara

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    Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid

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    Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Kathy Bates

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    David Spade, Jeremy Piven, Jon Favreau

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    Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe

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    Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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    Blake Lively, Diora Baird, Jonah Hill

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    Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne

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    Brendan Fraser, Tiffani Thiessen, Carla Gugino

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    Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow

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    Katie Holmes, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Douglas

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    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    Billy Crystal, Helen Mirren, Steve Buscemi

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    Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann, John Houseman

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    Jessica Biel, Ian Somerhalder, Kate Bosworth

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    Zoe Saldana, Nick Cannon, Orlando Jones

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    Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Tori Amos

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    Brendan Fraser, Patrick Dempsey, Joe Pesci

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    Eugene Levy, Robbie Amell, Rachel Skarsten

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ali MacGraw

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    Eugene Levy, Jessy Schram, Christopher McDonald

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    Me Without You

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee

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    Matt Damon, Kristin Kreuk, Michelle Trachtenberg

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    Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco

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    Burt Reynolds, Seth Green, Dax Shepard

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