College takes up 4 years of our lives (or for some of us, much longer) it’s only natural that movies would be made about this seminal time in our lives and we’ve put together what we think are the best five of all time. Have a look and if you think we missed any, let us know what your favorites are!
This 2010 film shed light on the origins and makings of Facebook, which was “founded” by Mark Zuckerberg. In the film, we see how Facebook started: in a Harvard dorm room. Jesse Eisenberg plays Zuckerberg and portrays him as a self-centered know-it-all who is truly the brains behind the operation.
4. Van Wilder
The main character, Van Wilder, can’t seem to graduate college, as he’s a seventh year senior (if there’s such a thing). At the beginning, Wilder’s father forces him to get his act together and finally graduate school, but not without a few roadblocks. And to make matters worse, he has a crush on Gwen Pearson (Tara Reid), the school’s hottest girl and busiest news reporter. The familiar story of the movie? Wilder tries to win her over.
This movie is all about the rivalry between the jocks and the nerds. Spoiler alert: the nerds win. Using their intellectual advantage over their counterparts, the nerds prove themselves worthy of becoming members of Tri-Lambda, an enviable fraternity.
2. Old School
A group of older guys (Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson, and Vince Vaughn) start their own fraternity which is made up of a bunch of misfits. The frat throws Luke Wilson a huge party to kick things off and it’s all mayhem after that. Will Ferrell goes streaking, Blue mud wrestles two girls and promptly dies, and Luke Wilson hooks up with his boss’s daughter…who’s in high school. Hilarious.
1. Animal House
An American classic. The boys of Delta Tau Chi are on thin ice with the dean of Faber College, as they like to party. Hard. Eventually, they get in trouble so many times they get handed “double-secret probation.” So what do they do? Host a toga party, a food fight, and a trip to Emily Dickinson College.
It’s not a movie, but I just had to include one of my favorite scenes from The Simpsons (the episode that spoofs all college movies ever when Homer goes back to college to save his job at the power plant).