Best Movies About College Life 

Who doesn’t already know that Hollywood loves college kids? There are countless movies out there about college life. Movies shot on college campuses are quite popular because a large percentage of many movie audiences is college students.

If you’re planning to treat your students with interesting movies based on college life, you can’t miss films to work with. Many classic college movies have been written over the years, and some were even converted into musicals.



1. Admission 

Admission is a 2013 movie that features Tina Fey as one of the roles. It was based on a novel written by Jean Hanff Korelitz. The story is based on an administration officer at Princeton University. 

Portia Nathan’s secrets and emotions get in the way while she’s in the process of admitting a young man she finds appealing. It turns out that the applicant might actually be her son who she gave up for adoption a long time ago.

The mystery man is played by Paul Rudd, and he does justice to this character. The movie is quite humorous, and the plot twists will have you at the edge of your seat. Lily Tomlin Play’s Portia’s mother and Wallace Shawn is her boss. 


2. Liberal Arts 

This was a 2012 movie produced by Brice dal Farra and Claude Dal Farra. The film was shot at Kenyon College, and it talks about a 35-year-old college counselor who finds love at a professor’s retirement dinner. 

The counselor is played by Radnor of How I Met Your Mother, and the professor is Richard Jenkins. The counselor’s 16-year old love interest is played by sophomore Zibby.


3. The Roommate 

The Roommate is a Sony horror movie released in 2011. The film stars are Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester. Meester plays Rebecca, who’s an unbalanced freshman with an obsessive interest in her roommate Sara. The film was shot in University of North Carolina and Loyola Marymount University. 


4. Toy Story 3 

Toy Story 3 is a 2011 movie about Pixa and his toy Cowboy who he calls Woody. Pixa also has a sidekick called buzz Lighter. Unlike Toy Story 1 and Toy Story 2, this movie reaches new depths. It’s an emotional rollercoaster that’ll have you watching without blinking.

The story is about the little boy you watched grow up, and now it’s time for him to go to college. Andy packs his bags, and he mysteriously loses his toys which end up at a childcare center. 

Andy’s parents cannot believe he’s leaving for college. His mom watches as he leaves, and emotions overwhelm her. This wonderful movie will charm you – no doubt. Tom Hanks who also played Mario in Super Mario Bros plays Woody. Tim Allen plays Andy’s sidekick, Buzz Lighter.


5. Accepted 

Every parent has that fear that their child might not fit in when they get to college. Especially when they have a rough time in high school. The 2006 comedy, Accepted is about a father who cannot deal with his college rejection letters. With the help of his father, Bartleby Gaines creates his own university. 


Now you have five interesting movies about college life you can check out. 

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