College movies are so fantastic because they can be serious and dramatic, or full of the ill-conceived, hilarious antics that college-aged kids are sometimes prone to take part in. For this week's Buzzworthy challenge, you all picked some great titles as your favorite college movies, and of those here are the ones that are nearest and dearest to my heart as well. And at the end of the post is a widget with all the bookmarked movies!
I love this movie, as does yiddidea, who writes this about her pick: "PCU is the BEST college movie. Best moment, and something I quote to this day at concerts: 'What's this? You're wearing the shirt of the band you're going to see? Don't be that guy. '"
Mona Lisa Smile
I'm glad tdamji bookmarked this movie, not just because I enjoy it as well, but because many college movies center around men and this movie is an interesting portrayal of a women's college in 1953. About Mona Lisa Smile, tdamji writes, "An excellent cast, an interesting plot and it all focuses on one of my majors: Art History!"
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Revenge of the Nerds
Both WhiplashGirlchild and tdamji chose this classic movie of good vs. evil, nerd vs. popular. About her pick, Whip writes, "RotN was the first rated-R movie I ever saw (I was 10, we'd just gotten cable, and my parents were asleep) and I still love it till this day."
Good Will Hunting
Matt Damon playing the working-class genius. Robin Williams the quirky mentor. Ben Affleck donning an exaggerated Boston accent. What's not to love about this inspirational college movie? Thanks to City Love for bookmarking it!
This 1925 silent film — not to be confused with the 1990 Marlon Brando/Matthew Broderick movie — was bookmarked by Fab_Kitty who describes the movie like this: "In The Freshman, Harold Lloyd's character wants desperately to be a BMOC, but his attempts to impress only serve to make him the LOC (Laughingstock on campus). Will our scrappy friend ever get the respect and admiration of his fellow students? Watch the final football game to find out."
I have to admit, this movie, bookmarked by gruaig_rua, is a kind of guilty pleasure for me, since it stars one of my secret celebrity crushes, Josh Jackson as a college senior who joins a dangerous secret society.
All the bookmarked college movies: