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List Rules Movies about or set at Ivy League schools. Vote up the best Ivy League films.

College days are some of the best (and worst) times of our lives. There’s nothing more exciting than making it out of high school alive, moving out of the parent’s house, drinking at parties all night, and you know, going to class (most of the time). Ivy League schools are the most prestigious in America, and while many students dream about attending, few are accepted each year. What are the best movies about Ivy League schools? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank!
 
The movies on this list have been ranked as the all time best movies about Ivy League schools. Many of the movies featured here were filmed on location at one of the Ivies. There are a variety of genres represented, so there's sure to be an option for whatever you're feeling like watching.
 
This list features the best movies about Ivy League schools including, The Social Network, Legally Blonde, The Skulls, and Good Will Hunting. Vote up the best movies about the Ivy League below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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The Social Network Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of ...more

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Ivy League Schools
Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgård. Written by Affleck and ...more

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A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Ivy League Schools
GunturPrima added A Beautiful Mind Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay written by Akiva ...more

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Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter Legally Blonde is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Robert Luketic, written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, and produced by Marc E. Platt. It is based on the novel Legally Blonde ...more

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The Paper Chase Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann, John Houseman The Paper Chase is a 1973 film starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, and John Houseman, directed by James Bridges. Based on John Jay Osborn, Jr.'s 1970 novel, The Paper Chase, it tells the ...more

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With Honors Brendan Fraser, Joe Pesci, Patrick Dempsey With Honors is a 1994 comedy-drama film starring Joe Pesci and Brendan Fraser. The film was directed by Alek Keshishian, who has more famously directed music videos for Madonna and Bobby Brown.

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School Ties Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Brendan Fraser School Ties is a 1992 sports film directed by Robert Mandel starring Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris O'Donnell, Cole Hauser, Randall Batinkoff, Andrew Lowery and Anthony Rapp. ...more

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The Skulls Malin Åkerman, Paul Walker, Joshua Jackson The Skulls is a 2000 American psychological thriller film starring Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker and Leslie Bibb, directed by Rob Cohen. Its plot is based upon some of the conspiracy theories ...more

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National Lampoon's Animal House Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The film was a direct spinoff from National Lampoon magazine. It is about a misfit group of fraternity ...more

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whatShudMyNameB added Accepted Blake Lively, Jonah Hill, Diora Baird Accepted is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Steve Pink and written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, and Mark Perez. The plot follows a group of high school graduates who create their own ...more

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Dear White People Dennis Haysbert, Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams Dear White People is a 2014 American satirical comedy-drama film written and directed by Justin Simien. The film focuses on black students attending a college in America and stars Tyler James ...more

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Swades Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Makarand Deshpande Swades: We, the People is a 2004 Indian film written, produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Gayatri Joshi in her first film. The film received widespread ...more

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The Last Days of Disco Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Beals, Chloë Sevigny The Last Days of Disco is a 1998 sardonic comedy-drama film written and directed by Whit Stillman and loosely based on his travels and experiences in various nightclubs in Manhattan, including ...more

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Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Dowling, Vic Gatto Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 is a 2008 documentary directed by Kevin Rafferty.

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Like Father Like Son Sean Astin, Dudley Moore, Kirk Cameron Like Father Like Son is a 1987 comedy film starring Kirk Cameron and Dudley Moore. This film has a similar premise to but is not a direct remake of the 1976 classic Disney film Freaky Friday. ...more

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The Guardian Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward The Guardian is a 2006 action-adventure drama film starring Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, and Melissa Sagemiller. The film was released on September 29, 2006, and was directed by Andrew Davis. ...more

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Love Story Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ryan O'Neal Love Story is a 1970 romantic drama film written by Erich Segal, who also authored the best-selling novel of the same name. It was directed by Arthur Hiller and starred Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw, ...more

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Chilly Scenes of Winter Peter Riegert, Gloria Grahame, John Heard Chilly Scenes of Winter is a 1979 romantic comedy film, written and directed by Joan Micklin Silver. The film is an adaptation of the 1976 novel Chilly Scenes of Winter by Ann Beattie.

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Unbreakable Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright Unbreakable is a 2000 American superhero drama film written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. The film tells the story of ...more

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Soul Man Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Earl Jones, Leslie Nielsen Soul Man is a 1986 comedy film about a man who undergoes racial transformation with pills to qualify for a black-only scholarship at Harvard Law School. The movie was directed by Steve Miner and ...more

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Admissions Christopher Lloyd, Lauren Ambrose, Amy Madigan

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One Crazy Summer Demi Moore, John Cusack, Jeremy Piven One Crazy Summer is a 1986 romantic comedy film written and directed by Savage Steve Holland, and starring John Cusack, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait, Curtis Armstrong, and Joel Murray. The ...more

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Better Luck Tomorrow John Cho, Jerry Mathers, Sung Kang Better Luck Tomorrow is a 2002 crime-drama film directed by Justin Lin. The movie is about Asian American overachievers who become bored with their lives and enter a world of petty crime and ...more

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Lakeboat Andy Garcia, Denis Leary, Peter Falk Lakeboat is a 2000 American drama film written by David Mamet and directed by Joe Mantegna and starring Charles Durning, Peter Falk, Denis Leary and Andy García.

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The American Ruling Class Kurt Vonnegut, Pete Seeger, Bill Bradley The American Ruling Class is a 2005 dramatic documentary film written by Lewis H. Lapham and directed by John Kirby that "explores our country’s most taboo topic: class, power and privilege ...more

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ATL T.I., Lauren London, Big Boi ATL is a 2006 American drama film, and the feature film directorial debut of music video director Chris Robinson. The screenplay was written by Tina Gordon Chism from an original story by ...more

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Adventureland Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Wiig Adventureland is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Greg Mottola, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart and co-starring Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader, Martin Starr, and ...more

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Altered States Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Bob Balaban Altered States is a 1980 American science fiction-horror film adaptation of a novel by the same name by playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky in his only novel he ever wrote and his final ...more

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I.Q. Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Stephen Fry I.Q. is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau. The original music score was composed by Jerry Goldsmith. The film ...more

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Leaves of Grass Susan Sarandon, Edward Norton, Keri Russell Leaves of Grass is an American comedy-drama film written and directed by, and featuring, Tim Blake Nelson. It also stars Edward Norton, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Melanie Lynskey and Keri ...more