College is a time for reinvention, a time for figuring out who you want to be. It’s also a time for partying, for taking risks, and for putting off adulthood for another four years. With this in mind, here are 15 college movies to watch after you’ve done your homework, or as a way to put off that next . Also, you can use the best writing service as your helper.
1. National Lampoon’s Animal House
Let’s start off with the quintessential American college movie. Animal House is the definitive film of this small sub-genre thanks mainly to the antics of breakout star John Belushi. Many campus comedies would take inspiration from Animal House’s battle between young creative minds up against the crusty old dean trying to shut them down. It’s dated a little since its release, but Animal House is still a wild ride.
2. Van Wilder
From wild ride to Van Wilder. It’s strange to think that this was once the most famous role of Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds career. His titular party animal is the most popular guy on campus, well he has been there for seven years, mainly due to his insane parties paid for out of his father’s pocket. Once his dad cuts him off, Van Wilder looks to his peers for help in campaigning for money to stay in school. This is also the introduction of Kumar from the Harold and Kumar franchise.
3. The Social Network
David Fincher’s Facebook drama may not be the first film you think of when discussing college movies, but since most of the action takes place in and around the Harvard campus The Social Network makes the cut. Jesse Eisenberg stars as Mark Zuckerberg, an anti-social computer genius who creates Facebook while gaining enemies and losing friends along the way. The script from Aaron Sorkin is typically sharp but it’s the performances and the deft direction that make The Social Network a must-see.,
4. Rules of Attraction
From the co-writer of Pulp Fiction Roger Avery comes this twisted adaptation from the novel by Bret Easton Ells. Rules of Attraction follows three students in a New Hampshire college as they taste the darker side of college life: mainly sex, drugs, and disaffection. Front and center is Dawson’s Creek star James VanDerBeek as Sean Bateman (who is the little brother of American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman) in a performance that shows that instability runs in the family.
5. Scream 2
The sequel to the Wes Craven’s classic deconstruction of the slasher genre follows Sydney (Neve Campbell) and the other survivors of the original as a new killer stalks her college campus. As much as Scream 2 puts a spotlight on lesser horror sequels, it uses its college setting to full effect by having much of the discussion of film take place in the classroom environment.
6. Wonder Boys
A career-best performance from Michael Douglas anchors this film about a creative writing teacher, his unfinished novel, and the complicated relationship he has with some of his students. As his follow-up to the Oscar-winning LA Confidential, Wonder Boys is one of Curtis Hanson’s most overlooked films.
7. Prince of Darkness
A familiar part of college life, especially for students of science, is helping lecturers with research projects. This forms the basis for this John Carpenter effort as a group of students are tasked with researching a large tube that is really the prison cell of the devil’s son. It’s not one of Carpenter’s classics, but there’s a lot of fun and disgusting things to enjoy: including Alice Cooper as a possessed homeless person.