Best College Movies

  • National Lampoon's Animal House

    National Lampoon's Animal House (R, 1978)

    John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Tom Hulce
    Director John Landis put himself on the map with this low-budget, fabulously successful comedy, whic... read moreh made a then-astounding 62 million dollars and started a slew of careers for its cast in the process. National Lampoon's Animal House is set in 1962 on the campus of Faber College in Faber, PA. The first glimpse we get of the campus is the statue of its founder Emil Faber, on the base of which is inscribed the motto, "Knowledge Is Good." Incoming freshmen Larry "Pinto" Kroger (Tom Hulce) and Kent "Flounder" Dorfman (Stephen Furst) find themselves rejected by the pretentious Omega fraternity, and instead pledge to Delta House. The Deltas are a motley fraternity of rejects and maladjusted undergraduates (some approaching their late twenties) whose main goal -- seemingly accomplished in part by their mere presence on campus -- is disrupting the staid, peaceful, rigidly orthodox, and totally hypocritical social order of the school, as represented by the Omegas and the college's dean, Vernon Wormer (John Vernon). Dean Wormer decides that this is the year he's going to get the Deltas expelled and their chapter decertified; he places the fraternity on "double secret probation" and, with help from Omega president Greg Marmalard (James Daughton) and hard-nosed member Doug Neidermeyer (Mark Metcalf), starts looking for any pretext on which to bring the members of the Delta fraternity up on charges. The Deltas, oblivious to the danger they're in, are having a great time, steeped in irreverence, mild debauchery, and occasional drunkenness, led by seniors Otter (Tim Matheson), Hoover (James Widdoes), D-Day (Bruce McGill), Boon (Peter Riegert), and pledge master John "Bluto" Blutarsky (John Belushi). They're given enough rope to hang themselves, but even then manage to get into comical misadventures on a road trip (where they arrange an assignation with a group of young ladies from Emily Dickinson University). Finally, they are thrown out of school, and, as a result, stripped of their student deferments (and, thus, eligible for the draft). They decide to commit one last, utterly senseless (and screamingly funny) slapstick act of rebellion, making a shambles of the university's annual homecoming parade, and, in the process, getting revenge on the dean, the Omegas, and everyone else who has ever gone against them. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi
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      fb100000570202513: breaking their probation, causing trouble, playing pranks, failing their classes, and doing regular college dude things. The frat also faces issues with their rivals the Omega Theta Pi frat and Dean
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • moviesbewithyou2
      moviesbewithyou2: . Animal House is a college film about a hilarious rivalry with wild characters and memorable scenes.
      Reviewed 7 days days ago
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      fb1008742212: and notably John Belushi to ensure that the humour and script captures the standard thin plot of a college comedy and laughs around it.

      National Lampoon's Animal House is absolutely the funniest fil
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
  • Accepted

    Accepted (PG-13, 2006)

    Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Adam Herschman, Columbus Short, Maria Thayer
    When the weight of rejection begins to set in after being denied entry to every college he has appli... read moreed to, a high school burnout attempts to placate his mom and dad and win the heart of his dream girl by scheming with his friends to create a fake university in a hilarious comedy of artificial education directed by Steve Pink and starring Justin Long. Bartleby "B" Gaines (Long) is a high school senior whose street smarts just never seemed to translate into the classroom, and whose bad luck in love has left him pining for the unattainable Monica (Blake Lively). When Bartleby and his rebellious crew of outcasts find the frequent college rejection letters they have all been receiving bringing endless grief from their disappointed parents, they soon band together to create the fictional South Harmon Institute of Technology. After creating a believable façade in an abandoned psychiatric hospital, employing the talents of a close friend's brilliantly subversive uncle (Lewis Black) to pose as the dean, and creating a phony website in order to sell the school to their parents, Bartleby and friends soon realize that all of their hard work has paid off in ways than they never imagined. With a variety of college rejects attempting to enroll in classes at the ersatz university and the skepticism of some privileged students from a nearby college drawing unwanted attention to the South Harmon Institute of Technology, Bartleby and friends find their ruse becoming ever more difficult to maintain. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      karsh2: Lame teen college drop out comedy with all the predictable ups and downs that goes hand In hand with these typ
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
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      fb584878343: interesting movie! planning of starting a new college for myself too.. ;P
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
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  • Old School

    Old School (R, 2003)

    Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Jeremy Piven, Ellen Pompeo
    Three men relive their carefree college years by killing off as many brain cells as possible in this... read more over-the-top comedy. Mitch (Luke Wilson) returns home from a less-than-pleasant business trip one evening to discover his wife, Heidi (Juliette Lewis), involved in a ménage à trois with two blindfolded strangers. Feeling less than welcome at home after this, Mitch rents a house near the campus of a nearby college; two of Mitch's old college buddies, Beanie (Vince Vaughn) and Frank (Will Ferrell), stop by to cheer him up. They soon become regular guests at Mitch's place, despite the fact that Frank only recently wed Marissa (Perrey Reeves), while Beanie and his wife, Lara (Leah Remini), are busy with two kids. Beanie decides to throw a housewarming party for Mitch, and since Beanie sells audio equipment for a living, he's able to trick out the big bash with a massive PA system and an appearance by Snoop Dogg. Mitch soon finds he's the not-entirely-willing proprietor of the school's leading party spot, which raises the ire of Pritchard (Jeremy Piven), a dean at the college who was the target of Mitch, Frank, and Beanie's abuse when they were all students. Pritchard arranges to have Mitch's neighborhood zoned into a student housing district, but Beanie and Frank respond by forming a fraternity and making Mitch's home their headquarters. Mitch, however, is not enthusiastic about the idea, especially as he's trying to impress Nicole (Ellen Pompeo), a beautiful divorcee who is less than enchanted with Frank and Beanie's "party hearty" lifestyle. Old School director Todd Phillips knows more than a bit about the seamy side of fraternity life as director of the infamous unreleased documentary Frat House. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb1008742212: rom Todd Phillips screenplay and direction, Old School proves to take its story context of being in college and add a contemporary twist on the fraternity theme. It combines the concept with the cast
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • AverageMovieGuy
      AverageMovieGuy: Pretty funny college film. Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, and Luke Wilson are great. Worth checking out if you like
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • tonyguyan
      tonyguyan: s home early from a conference to find his girlfriend cheating on him & moves out into a house on a college campus. This spells trouble when his friends take this as an opportunity to form a fraternit
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Road Trip

    Road Trip (R, 2000)

    Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart, Paulo Costanzo, D.J. Qualls
    In this raunchy comedy, Josh (Breckin Meyer), a student at a college in Ithaca, NY, videotapes his o... read morene-night stand with beautiful sorority girl Beth (Amy Smart). A few days later, Josh discovers that one of his friends accidentally mailed the homemade porn tape to his girlfriend, Tiffany (Rachel Blanchard), who is spending some time with her family in Austin, TX. Josh and his friends Barry (Tom Green), Kyle (D.J. Qualls), E.L. (Seann William Scott), and Rubin (Paulo Costanzo) borrow a car and hit the road in a desperate bid to intercept the tape before Tiffany loads it into her VCR; Beth, however, wants Josh for herself and has her own plans to track down Tiffany. Road Trip is the first fiction feature from director Todd Phillips, noted for such edgy documentaries as Hated: G.G. Allin & the Murder Junkies, Screwed, and Frat House. The cast also includes Fred Ward and Andy Dick. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
  • Sydney White

    Sydney White (PG-13, 2007)

    Amanda Bynes, Matt Long, Sara Paxton, John Schneider, Jack Carpenter
    After pledging her late mother's once-dignified sorority, a college freshman aligns herself with sev... read moreen social outcasts in an attempt to influence change over the school's flawed social hierarchy in this comedy starring Amanda Bynes. College freshman Sydney White (Bynes) has just arrived at Southern Atlantic University ready and eager to pledge her late mother's sorority. Once upon a time, this sorority was dignified and respected, but that pristine reputation has been tarnished now that blonde tyrant Rachel (Sara Paxton) has taken over as student council president. After surviving the sorority's vigorous pledging process, Syd is quickly banished for daring to question Rachel's regime. Now left with nowhere to go but a condemned house on the edge of Greek Row, the dejected and rejected pledge quickly makes friends with seven of the biggest social outcasts on campus. But while these socially challenged frat boys may not be much to look at, it gradually becomes apparent to Syd that they all have their fair share of admirable qualities -- especially love-struck super-geek Tyler (Matt Long). Perhaps if these nerdy frat boys and their new queen could successfully shake up the system by staging a successful takeover of the student government, they could restore the once-proud reputation of this prestigious university and offer a glimmer of hope to campus geeks everywhere! ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb8375751: . This movie is definitely a childrens movie. it also makes college look like the social scene of high school but throwing in greek life to make it "college"
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
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      iwanalaptop: . I know it will stay in my head when I head off to college (which will b in many years). Well, over all I already said this, but:

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      Reviewed 4 years days ago
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      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • College

    College (R, 2008)

    Drake Bell, Kevin Covais, Andrew Caldwell, Haley Bennett, Nick Zano
    Deb Hagan directs this comedy set in the world of higher education and starring Drake Bell, Kevin Co... read morevais, and Andrew Caldwell as three high-school friends who take a weekend trip to nearby Fieldmont University as prospective college freshman in order to find out just how wild things can truly get on campus. Initially taken in as pledges at the most notorious fraternity on campus, Kevin, Morris, and Carter are subjected to humiliating series of pranks cooked up by womanizing frat president Teague (Nick Zano). Despite the fact that the three pals are forced to endure some of the most mortifying pranks ever committed against a fraternity pledge, in exchange for their suffering they are grated complete access to the rowdy party scene. Later emboldened after being mistaken for college freshmen by a trio of beautiful sorority girls, the three pals find any hopes for getting lucky dashed when -- upon realizing that the boys have finally managed to chat up some pretty girls -- Teague and his crew ramp up the intensity of their embarrassing initiation rituals and threaten to expose the boys' true educational status. But these scheming frat boys have underestimated the ingenuity of their high-school guests, and before the weekend is over Kevin, Morris, and Carter hatch a brilliant plan to turn the tables on their tormentors, win the girls, and destroy the fraternity once and for all. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb509096183: Carter(Andrew Caldwell), and Morris(Kevin Covais - his feature debut - oooohhh)who decide to go to college for the weekend in order to play like the big boys. They get there, and of course, the 2 yea
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
    • asjklasjklas
      asjklasjklas: Poor excuse of a college comedy that's unusually colder, duller, and more offensive than the genre typically is, but
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • meshelly1
      meshelly1: raternities on campus pretends to recruit them as pledges in return for granting them access to the college party scene. Though forced to put up with the disgusting antics of fraternity brothers Teagu
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Sorority Boys

    Sorority Boys (R, 2002)

    Heather Matarazzo, Harland Williams, Yvonne Sciò, Brad Beyer, Michael Rosenbaum
    The time-honored "men in drag" concept gets a teen sex comedy makeover with this farce from director... read more Wallace Wolodarsky. Dave (Barry Watson), Adam (Michael Rosenbaum), and Doofer (Harland Williams) are a trio of broke playboy misogynists who are accused of embezzlement by their frat brothers and kicked out. The friends quickly find themselves with only one option if they wish to remain on campus rent-free and nab the real culprits: the sorority known as Delta Omicron Gamma (D.O.G.), an institution widely known for its members' deficiency of physical beauty. After undergoing radical transformations thanks to wigs, makeup, and some serious depilatory efforts, the boys are soon passing themselves off as Daisy, Adena, and Roberta. It's not long before their past mistreatment of women has come back to haunt them, while Dave falls in love with Leah (Melissa Sagemiller), the head of the sorority, forcing him to consider when and where to confess the truth. In the meantime, the boys draw closer to learning the identity of the real thieves. Sorority Boys (2002) co-stars Heather Matarazzo. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
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      igolem1127: . Better than average teen/college romp films.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • loogenhausen
      loogenhausen: Dumb and goofy, but not totally awful, college comedy. Michael Rosenbaum and Harland Williams in drag is actually a little funny.
      Reviewed 6 years days ago