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Check out these top 10 classic college flicks to warm you up for the partying…make that studying, ahead


Movie madness
Check out these top 10 classic college flicks to warm you up for the partying…make that studying, ahead

Ratings:
♥ A classic must-see
♥ ♥ Considered mandatory college prep
♥ ♥ ♥ Watch once a week for quick reference
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ If you don’t already, you must own this flick

 

Animal House (1978) ♥ ♥ ♥
Starring: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom
In a nutshell: Two frat houses, one full of stereotypical rich-boys and the other full of party-hard slobs, go head-to-head when the Dean looks to oust the slobs off campus. The prep squad is enlisted to help, culminating in an unforgettable homecoming parade.

Dead Poets Society (1989) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Starring: Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Charles
In a nutshell: When shy-guy Todd (played by a young Ethan Hawke) and his cool-guy roommate Neil (played by Robert Sean Leonard) meet their new English teacher and are let into the society of dead poets, a whole new world of possibilities is laid out before them.

Higher Learning (1995) ♥ ♥ ♥
Starring: Omar Epps, Ice Cube, Jennifer Connelly, Kristy Swanson
In a nutshell: As the tagline states: 49 Countries. 6 Races. 2 Sexes. 1 Campus. Watch hot button issues come to a head with director John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood) doing what he does best.

Legally Blonde (2001) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis
In a nutshell: Reese stars as Elle Woods, the not-too-brilliant sorority sister who struts her stuff into law school and turns out to be more than meets the eye. Although her law prospects grow from a desire to be near the high school love that got away, her quick thinking leads to much more than just a guy in the end.

Old School (2003) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Starring: Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Jeremy Piven
In a nutshell: Three men try to relive their glory days by opening a fraternity and throwing all-nighters. Look at who’s starring and realize that these are four of the funniest men in the business. You will laugh. Out loud. A lot.

Revenge of The Nerds (1984)
Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese
In a nutshell: The nerds are more than just the sidekicks in this flick, their hardships take center stage. As a group of jocks work hard to taunt and harass them, the nerds find their revenge in high-tech warfare.

Road Trip (2000) ♥ ♥ ♥
Starring: Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart, Tom Green
In a nutshell: When Josh (played by Breckin Meyer) accidentally mails his longtime girlfriend a video tape of him and…well, let’s just say not his girlfriend…he hits the road with three other friends in a wild attempt to beat the package to her doorstep.

The Skulls (2000) ♥ ♥
Starring: Paul Walker, Joshua Jackson, Hill Harper, Leslie Bibb
In a nutshell: The dark side of fraternities gets all the more dark as an elite society gets entangled in murder and conspiracy – not the kind of stuff they teach you in class. But don’t worry: the good guy always comes out on top.

Van Wilder (2002) ♥
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson, Kal Penn
In a nutshell: Every school houses that one guy who refuses to get serious, who parties all too hard and who has no aspirations beyond getting out of bed. Van Wilder is that guy. But when his tuition bills stop getting paid and the school paper takes particular interest in his case, things get interesting.

Wonder Boys (2000) ♥ ♥ ♥
Starring: Michael Douglas, Tobey McGuire, Robert Downey, Jr., Katie Holmes
In a nutshell: Michael Douglas plays Grady Tripp, a professor struggling from writer’s block and a bad fashion sense who carries on in a ratty striped bathrobe. For whatever reason, this appeals to his border Hannah (played by Katie Holmes), and her crush, as well as the hunt for Marilyn Monroe’s jacket (encouraged by fellow scavenger James, played by Tobey McGuire), not to mention an unexpected pregnancy, keep the aging writer more than a little distracted.