The best college and university movies
‘Good Will Hunting’ (1997) -
Matt Damon co-wrote and starred in this award-winning film about a man with the IQ of a genius who works as a janitor at MIT.
'House Bunny' (2008) -
This comedy stars Anna Faris as a Playboy Playmate who gets evicted from the Playboy Mansion.
'Pitch Perfect' (2012) -
Anna Kendrick stars as the new girl on campus who finds herself pulled into the world of college a cappella. To shake things up, she creates new mash-ups.
'Accepted' (2006) -
When Bartleby Gaines, played by Justin Long, doesn't get accepted to the colleges he applied to, he fools his parents by creating a non-existent college.
'St. Elmo's Fire' (1985) -
Starring Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, and Rob Lowe, this film features a group of Georgetown graduates who are unsure what the future holds for them.
'Sydney White' (2007) -
This teen rom-com features Amanda Bynes as a college freshman denied entrance to her late mom's sorority, instead being sent to a house of misfits.
'Neighbors' (2014) -
New parents, played by Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, get hell when they discover that their new neighbors are an off-campus frat house.
‘The Great Debaters’ (2007) -
Based on a true story, Denzel Washington plays a professor who starts a debate team at a predominately black college in 1935.
‘Real Genius’ (1985) -
‘Real Genius' is a comedy about two highly intelligent college roommates who team up to develop a high-powered laser.
'Dear White People' (2014) -
If you liked the Netflix series of the same name, then this film is for you. It follows the stories of four black students at a fictional university.
‘Mistress America’ (2015) -
This quirky comedy tells the story of a lonely college freshman in New York City who gets pulled into the exciting antics of her adventurous stepsister.
‘Like Crazy’ (2011) -
While attending college in Los Angeles, an American student falls in love with a woman from London who violated the terms of her visa.
‘So Undercover’ (2012) -
In this flick, Miley Cyrus plays both an FBI agent and a college student, infiltrating a sorority house in order to protect the daughter of a targeted politician.
‘After’ (2019) -
This romantic drama is based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Anna Todd.