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What's Buzzworthy: College Movies

What's Buzzworthy: College Movies

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!"

Many more great college movies if you

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!

The Freshman
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."

The Skulls
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:

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LaciLou LaciLou 9 years
Oh my god, I love PCU. Jeremy Piven is so good in that movie. Love it!! I'll watch that every time it's on.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Gibert: I just wanted to say that I'm a nerd, and I'm here tonight to stand up for the rights of other nerds. I mean uh, all our lives we've been laughed at and made to feel inferior. And tonight, those bastards, they trashed our house. Why? Cause we're smart? Cause we look different? Well, we're not. I'm a nerd, and uh, I'm pretty proud of it. Lewis: Hi, Gilbert. I'm a nerd too. I just found that out tonight. We have news for the beautiful people. There's a lot more of us then there are of you. I know there's alumni here tonight. When you went to Adams you might've been called a spazz, or a dork, or a geek. Any of you that have ever felt stepped on, left out, picked on, put down, whether you think you're a nerd or not, why don't you just come down here and join us. Okay? Come on. Gibert: Just join us cos uh, no-one's gonna really be free until nerd persecution ends.
millarci millarci 9 years
Thanks, tdamji, for bookmarking Mona Lisa Smile. That is one of my favorite movies. I also agree that college movies are usually based on men. It's nice to see ones that are based around women. I think this is an important movie for all women and/or art majors to watch. As important as it is to respect the art critics view point of art, it is important to form your own opinion on it. For women, I think it's generally a good movie to watch, because women deserve the same opportunities as men.
darkbeauty darkbeauty 9 years
Dead Man on Campus is so funny! And I love how ridiculous Mark Paul Gosselaar (not to mention how cute) is in it!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Being from MA I thought Ben Affleck's accent was on target. He sounds just like any cocky kid from Southie :-)
lamb07 lamb07 9 years
Phil Phil 9 years
haha, yes! PCU!! PCU is what I loved about Old School. Without Jeremy Piven turning the tables a decade after PCU and becoming the asshole dean in Old School, it would've been just another funny movie.
SassAndBide SassAndBide 9 years
lol grugaig :)
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I was a bit of a Joshua Jackson fan too - I insisted on saying "Pacey's Creek" when anyone spoke of the show
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
oops. i mean i HAVE put it on my list.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i haven't seen PCU yet, but have not put it on my "to watch" list! thanks for the recommendation!
SassAndBide SassAndBide 9 years
since it stars one of my secret celebrity crushes, Josh Jackson
LOL BUZZ! ME TOO :WAVE: hahaha love "pacey" still ;)
SassAndBide SassAndBide 9 years
LOL SKULLS! :highfive: i've seen that and mona lisa too mona lisa smile was better
em113 em113 9 years
yay PCU! a lot of stuff from the movie is based on my school :)
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