College-themed movies are the ideal setting for any scenario, whether it be revealing the vulnerability of young adults spending the first time away from their families, demonstrating what some will do to succeed, or simply demonstrating how much a teenager will drink and party when they are not under parent restriction, even for a day. Some of the most relatable films ever created, ranging from comedies to horror, musicals to dark tragedies, are about the college years. Here are a few of best college movies for your review.
1. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Director- Jeff Kanew
Lewis Skolnick and Gilbert Lowe are two big-time nerds who have been relentlessly bullied for being “different”. Now both are headed to Adams College. They are best friends and fellow big-time nerds. Gilbert and Lewis, along with a ragtag group of brilliant pariahs, will, however, find themselves against the wall. All when the destitute Alpha Betas, the campus’ fraternity of brutal jocks, are left with nothing. Now that the good nerds are at their breaking point, there is no turning back. Hence, the talented boys will have to step up if they want to defeat the annoying football players at their own game.
2. Back To School (1986)
Director- Alan Melter
Thornton Melon, a self-made multimillionaire garment entrepreneur, pays a surprise visit to his college-bound son Jason because he is tired of Vanessa’s annoying antics. When Thornton learns that his confused son wants to leave school, he makes the decision to return and enrols as a freshman with the goal of obtaining the degree he never had. Money can’t buy everything, though, and soon Thornton comes to the conclusion that he might have taken on too much.
3. Rudy (1993)
Director- David Anspaugh
Rudy Ruettiger wishes to play football at the University of Notre Dame, but he lacks the financial resources or the academic credentials to be eligible for a scholarship. The death of his best buddy in an accident at the steel mill where his father works prompts Rudy to step up his efforts to leave the facility. Rudy is admitted to Notre Dame after overcoming his dyslexia with the help of his friend and teacher D-Bob, and he immediately starts to battle for a spot on the school’s storied football squad.
4. Old School (2003)
Director- Todd Phillips
Attorney Mitch finds his world fall apart after learning that his girlfriend has been engaging in group sex. He relocates to a new location, which is convenient to a college campus, and makes an effort to rebuild his life. To the dismay of the college’s dean, Gordon “Cheese” Pritchard, two of Mitch’s closest pals, Frank and Beanie, begin hanging out at his house and soon transform it into a crazy party pad.
5. Pitch Perfect (2012)
Director- Jason Moore
Pitch perfect is one of the best college movie story about musical group. Beca, a college student, is aware that she does not want to be a part of a clique, but upon arriving at her new school, she quickly discovers herself in one. Beca discovers that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together after being thrown in with mean women, sweet gals, and just plain crazy gals. In a bid to win collegiate music contests, she pushes the group’s female members beyond of their comfort zone of conventional arrangements and into a realm of incredible harmonic combinations.
6. The Social Network (2010)
Director- David Fincher
The tale of Facebook’s founders and the ensuing court cases, which lasted for years. Mark Zuckerman’s story is primarily presented in flashbacks as he provides testimony in two lawsuits. One night, after breaking into his school’s database and publishing all of the female students’ images, he had the idea for a social information sharing website. Eduardo Saverin, one of his roommates, gives the upfront funding, and Zuckerman skillfully outwits two other students who had the same idea. Saverin and his relationship disintegrate, and he soon finds himself on the outside looking in. Overall, the picture painted of everyone concerned is not favourable.
7. Monsters University (2013)
Director- Dan Scanlon
The ideal school of a younger Mike Wazowski, the beloved one-eyed monster that we all know and love, is Monsters University. However, things start to go south when he meets James P. “Sully” Sullivan, a student with blue and purple polka dots, in his same programme. He, Mike’s adversary, has joined his squad. Sully must compete in the Scare Games to prove to everyone—especially the dean—that he is frightening. Mike will eventually have to realise that some things are impossible to learn.
8. Good Will Hunting (1997)
Director- Gus Van Sant
Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT, has a talent for math and chemistry that may propel him far beyond his blue-collar upbringing. However, he is unaware of this talent and is unable to even consider leaving his childhood home in Boston’s South End, his construction work, or his closest friend. A number of strangers enter the situation, which further complicates things: a brilliant math professor who learns about Will’s gifts and even envies them; a sympathetic therapist who understands Will’s blue-collar background; and a stunning, talented pre-med student who, for the first time in Will’s life, demonstrates the possibility of love.
9. School Daze (1988)
Director- Spike Lee
At the historically black Mission College, activist-minded Dap immerses himself in the world of political discourse and social movements with the goal of uniting the students one day. Julian, the president of the largest fraternity on campus, is on the other end of the scale and is more concerned with upholding a rigid social order. Half-Pint, the troubled cousin of Dap, spends the majority of the interludes rushing the fraternity.
10. Real Genius (1985)
Director- Martha Coolidge
One of the youngest students ever accepted to an institution renowned for its genius programmes is Mitch Taylor. He teams up on a quest to create a powerful laser with his roommate, science club legend Chris Knight. They use their intellects to further their knowledge of what true genius entails while also pursuing greater blasts, practical jokes, and deeper understandings of their hyperkinetic buddies. They vow to avenge themselves after learning that their professor plans to give their work to the military to be used as a weapon.