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The Funniest Movies About College

Updated April 22, 2020 1.8k votes 276 voters 14.1k views23 items

List RulesVote up the most hilarious comedies about college life, including professors and uni students.

Keggers, toga parties, and pledging fraternities are just a few fun – and often funny – things about college. The top comedy movies about college feature scholastic competitions and new romantic relationships. This is a list of the greatest funny movies about college including everything from PCU to Revenge of the Nerds to Neighbors.

What films will you find on this best college comedy movies list? National Lampoon's Animal House has to be near the top. The Delta Tau Chi brothers wreak havoc across Faber College throughout this 1978 comedy film. John Belushi steals every scene he's in as the underachieving, yet crafty college student, Bluto. Adam Sandler's The Waterboy is another funny movie about college sports.

In Old School, Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson, and Vince Vaughn start a fraternity despite the fact that none of them are currently attending the university. Other good movies featured on this funny college films list include American Pie 2, How High, and Back to School.

Which college comedy do you think is the best? Give the funniest college movies a thumbs up and share some of your favorite scenes in the comments section.

 

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    National Lampoon's Animal Hous is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    National Lampoon's Animal House

    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Landis

    National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The... more on Wikipedia
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    Old School is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    Old School

    Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg

    Released2003

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Old School is a 2003 American comedy film released by DreamWorks Pictures and The Montecito... more on Wikipedia

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    Revenge of the Nerds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    Revenge of the Nerds

    John Goodman, James Cromwell

    Released1984

    Directed byJeff Kanew

    Revenge of the Nerds is a 1984 American comedy film about social life on a college campus. The... more on Wikipedia
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    National Lampoon's Van Wilder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    National Lampoon's Van Wilder

    Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid

    Released2002

    Directed byWalt Becker

    National Lampoon's Van Wilder is a 2002 comedy film directed by Walt Becker that stars Ryan... more on Wikipedia
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    American Pie 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    American Pie 2

    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid

    Released2001

    Directed byJames B. Rogers

    American Pie 2 is a 2001 American comedy film and the sequel to the 1999 film American Pie and... more on Wikipedia
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    Back to School is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    Back to School

    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield

    Released1986

    Directed byAlan Metter

    Back to School is a 1986 comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Keith Gordon, Sally... more on Wikipedia
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    Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    Road Trip

    Amy Smart, Andy Dick

    Released2000

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Road Trip is a 2000 American road-comedy film written by Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    The Waterboy

    Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates

    Released1998

    Directed byFrank Coraci

    The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam... more on Wikipedia
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    Accepted is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    Accepted

    Blake Lively, Jonah Hill

    Released2006

    Directed bySteve Pink

    Accepted is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Steve Pink and written by Adam Cooper,... more on Wikipedia
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    Real Genius is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    Real Genius

    Val Kilmer, Chevy Chase

    Released1985

    Directed byMartha Coolidge

    Real Genius is a 1985 satirical comedy film directed by Martha Coolidge. It stars Val Kilmer... more on Wikipedia

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    Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    Pitch Perfect

    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2012

    Directed byJason Moore

    Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an... more on Wikipedia

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    Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    Neighbors

    Zac Efron, Rose Byrne

    Released2014

    Directed byNicholas Stoller

    Neighbors is a 2014 American comedy film, directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Andrew... more on Wikipedia
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    PCU is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    PCU

    David Spade, Jeremy Piven

    Released1994

    Directed byHart Bochner

    PCU is a 1994 American comedy film written by Adam Leff and Zak Penn and directed by Hart... more on Wikipedia

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    How High is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    How High

    Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan

    Released2001

    Directed byJesse Dylan

    How High is a 2001 stoner film starring Method Man and Redman, written by Dustin Lee Abraham,... more on Wikipedia

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    College Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    College Road Trip

    Raven-Symoné, Martin Lawrence

    Released2008

    Directed byRoger Kumble

    College Road Trip is a 2008 American family comedy film directed by Roger Kumble and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Slackers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    Slackers

    Cameron Diaz, Laura Prepon

    Released2002

    Directed byDewey Nicks

    Slackers is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Dewey Nicks and stars Jason Schwartzman,... more on Wikipedia
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    American Pie Presents: Beta Ho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    American Pie Presents: Beta House

    Eugene Levy, Robbie Amell

    Released2007

    Directed byAndrew Waller

    American Pie Presents: Beta House is a 2007 American teen comedy film released by Universal... more on Wikipedia

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    Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

    Seth Rogen, Zac Efron

    Released2016

    Directed byNicholas Stoller

    Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller. The... more on Wikipedia
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    Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj

    Lauren Cohan, Kal Penn

    Released2002

    Directed byMort Nathan

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    Sorority Boys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    Sorority Boys

    Brian Posehn, Michael Rosenbaum

    Released2002

    Directed byWallace Wolodarsky

    Sorority Boys is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Wallace Wolodarsky, about a group of... more on Wikipedia
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    Freshman Orientation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    Freshman Orientation

    John Goodman, Rachel Dratch

    Released2004

    Directed byRyan Shiraki

    Freshman Orientation is a 2004 romantic comedy film written and directed by Ryan Shiraki....

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    Sydney White is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    Sydney White

    Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton

    Released2007

    Directed byJoe Nussbaum

    Sydney White also known as Sydney White and the Seven Dorks is a 2007 teen comedy film... more on Wikipedia

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    Dead Man on Campus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies About College
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    Dead Man on Campus

    Alyson Hannigan, Poppy Montgomery

    Released1998

    Directed byAlan Cohn

    This filmd is a 1998 dark comedy film starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tom Everett Scott. It... more on Wikipedia
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