Campus Movies

Joel C

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Hi, I'm putting together the end of the year newsletter for the RA staff in the dorm I work in. We want to list campus movies (comedies or whatever) so the freshman can relive their college experience over summer.

I thought of a few obvious ones (Animal House, Road Trip, Flatliners because it was filmed at my school (Loyola University Chicago), Real Genius), but then I draw a big blank. All I can think of are High School movies!

Any suggestions?
 

Ricardo C

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PCU (Comedy starring Jeremy Piven, David Spade, Jon Favreau, and the VERY HOT Megan Ward)
Revenge of the Nerds (Do I even need to explain it?)
School Ties (Drama starring Brendan Fraser and Matt Dillon. Not exactly a college film, but close enough in atmosphere)
With Honors (Drama/comedy starring Brendan Fraser and Joe Pesci)
The Skulls (Cheesy thriller starring Joshua Jackson and Craig T. Nelson)
Back to School (Comedy starring Rodney Dangerfield)
Rudy (drama starring Sean Astin)
I hope those help
 

Dave Morton

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How about "Breaking Away"? Is that high school or college? I seem to think college but am not sure. A good movie anyways.
 

Greg_C_T

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Ski School
Think of it as "Animal House at a ski resort".
One of the most quotable movies ever, and STILL not on DVD.
 

Joel C

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THANKS for all the suggestions! DUH! I knew I was missing a TON, I can't believe I forgot PCU and RUDY!
 

MartinTeller

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Yes, Breaking Away takes place at the U Indiana campus.

A few more:

Horse Feathers

Little Man Tate

School Daze

The Paper Chase

How I Got Into College

Loser

House Party 2

Gossip (or something like that... TERRIBLE movie from a few years ago)

These don't really count, but....

Class was filmed at my alma mater, Lake Forest College.

When Harry Met Sally begins at the University of Chicago campus, which is the same neighborhood where I grew up. The campus also appears in Endless Love and the Indiana Jones movies.

The Graduate has some scenes at UC Berkeley.
 

Nate Anderson

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I actually didn't think Gossip was all that bad...

Umm...

Boys and Girls: When Harry Met Sally in college, with Freddie Prinze Jr. and Claire Forlani. I like it because Jason Biggs' character really reminds me of my friend Tyler across the hall.

The Sure Thing- More of a road movie, but the two leads are college students and the firswt 1/4 of the film takes place on campus. Nonetheless, a VERY FUNNY film.
 

Matthew Chmiel

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100 Girls should be automatically in the list.

Also, add in National Lampoon's Van Wilder, but then again, I'm the only HTF member who gave it *** out of **** stars (we can't count Mark McLeod cause he liked Crossroads
).
 

Nate Anderson

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If I officially reviewed Van Wilder for the HTF, I'd probably give it 2 and 1/2 stars. I liked it, and I thought it was funny for the most part, but there were a couple of gags that were too gross for me to stomach.
 

Mike Monti

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Good Will Hunting and Road Trip

Threesome is pretty good.

and the Freshman (Marlon and Matthew Broderick)

*I'm going through IMDB I did a plot search for the word College*

Oh Oh Teen Wolf 2, there's a winner!
 

Nate Anderson

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The two main guys in Evolution are college professors (albeit, Community College, and a scary accurate representation of community college in general.)
 

Matt Pasant

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I think this movie teeters on high school movie / college movies, but since the bulk of it was filmed on the campus of Indiana, I am going to recommend...
Breaking Away
 

Chris Lynch

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Road Trip, even though a road comedy, is all about college folks, and features scenes in Austin and the "University of Austin" which, of course, is actually shots of the University of Texas. I would consider this a college flick.
 

Kevin Clemons

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I think someone pegged my college experiences when they said Dead Man On Campus but if I had to add one it would be Kicking and Screaming. It deals a lot with life on a campus as well as what you can expect when you graduate.

Kevin
 

Brad Porter

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Kicking and Screaming

Although most of the scenes take place in the campus bar or in a house, it's all about grad students who suddenly have to graduate and face the prospect of working for a living.

Brad
 

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