13 August 2012 9:00 AM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

For incoming freshmen, college can be a big, scary new world. And between homework, class schedules and weird new roommates, there's enough to worry about without the added pressure of putting together a decent DVD collection.

So in order to help your new college experience go as smoothly as possible, we've put together a list of the 20 essential DVDs (or Blu-rays) that every new college freshman should own, including all the best movies for college's favorite pastimes: drinking, hooking up, studying and even smoking — you know, if you're into that (Mandatory Disclaimer: NextMovie does not condone underage drinking or illegal drug use).

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Drinking Movies

'Animal House'

There still ain't no thing like the original thing, baby, which is why every college student needs to check out "Animal House." Just how influential was "Animal House"? Ever since its portrayal of a hard-drinking, hard-partying frat house hit theaters, »

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