My List of 55 Feature Films in College - Academic Settings (College Life in the Movies)by egarbi | created - 28 Jun 2013 | updated - 10 Sep 2015 | Public
A list of movies in academic settings, college, campus, university. College life from students and/or professors view point. Feature films with college campus' scenes.
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1. Monsters University (2013)
G | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.
Votes: 278,800 | Gross: $268.49M
2. Admission (2013)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.
Votes: 31,252 | Gross: $18.00M
3. The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Romance
One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together.
Votes: 86,006 | Gross: $28.84M
4. Footnote (2011)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.
Votes: 5,149 | Gross: $2.01M
5. The Social Network (2010)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Votes: 551,292 | Gross: $96.96M
6. Acceptance (2009 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 95 min | Comedy
A comedic and sometimes poignant look at the absurdity of today's college applications process for parents and teens. Joan Cusack stars as a stressed out-mom trying to get her teen daughter Taylor Rockefeller into college.
7. Away We Go (2009)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.
Votes: 48,994 | Gross: $9.45M
8. A Serious Man (2009)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking.
Votes: 117,153 | Gross: $9.19M
9. A Single Man (2009)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.
Votes: 97,051 | Gross: $9.17M
12. 21 (2008)
PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, History
"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.
Votes: 208,901 | Gross: $81.16M
13. Elegy (I) (2008)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Votes: 20,832 | Gross: $3.58M
14. The Great Debaters (2007)
PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.
Votes: 52,306 | Gross: $30.23M
15. The Good Shepherd (2006)
R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller
The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.
Votes: 92,746 | Gross: $59.95M
16. Accepted (2006)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy
A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
Votes: 114,506 | Gross: $36.32M
17. Proof (2005)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery
The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs.
Votes: 40,140 | Gross: $7.52M
18. The Prince and Me (2004)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
At college Paige meets Eddie, a fellow student from Denmark, whom she first dislikes but later accepts, likes, and loves; he proves to be Crown Prince Edvard. Paige follows him to Copenhagen, and he follows her back to school with a plan.
Votes: 35,031 | Gross: $28.18M
19. First Daughter (2004)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The first daughter of the U.S. President heads off to college where she falls for a graduate student with a secret agenda.
Votes: 19,283 | Gross: $9.06M
24. Orange County (2002)
PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Drama
A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler.
Votes: 44,195 | Gross: $41.03M
25. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Votes: 738,694 | Gross: $170.74M
26. Legally Blonde (2001)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.
Votes: 156,103 | Gross: $96.52M
27. Wonder Boys (2000)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.
Votes: 57,847 | Gross: $19.39M
29. The Skulls (2000)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Luke McNamara, a college senior from a working class background joins a secret elitist college fraternity organization called "The Skulls", in hope of gaining acceptance into Harvard Law ... See full summary »
Votes: 29,085 | Gross: $35.01M
31. Good Will Hunting (1997)
R | 126 min | Drama, Romance
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Votes: 733,131 | Gross: $138.43M
33. The Nutty Professor (1996)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.
Votes: 98,343 | Gross: $128.81M
34. Higher Learning (1995)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.
Votes: 16,291 | Gross: $38.29M
35. With Honors (1994)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
Convinced his thesis will have him graduate with honors from Harvard University, a stuffy student finds himself at the mercy of a homeless man's demands when he holds the papers hostage.
Votes: 12,067 | Gross: $20.04M
37. Rudy (1993)
PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.
Votes: 48,580 | Gross: $22.75M
39. Back to School (1986)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.
Votes: 24,637 | Gross: $91.26M
40. Real Genius (1985)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a high-powered laser for a university project. When their professor intends to turn their work into a military weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.
Votes: 27,042 | Gross: $13.00M
41. The Sure Thing (1985)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally...
Votes: 17,307 | Gross: $18.14M
44. Animal House (1978)
R | 109 min | Comedy
At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.
Votes: 101,994 | Gross: $0.20M
45. The Gambler (1974)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama
Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all of his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother, and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this, he cannot stop gambling.
47. The Paper Chase (1973)
PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama
A first-year law student at Harvard Law School struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his sternest professor.
50. Accident (1967)
105 min | Drama