Movies That Make Us Want To Go Back To College

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College. The good old days.

Those four years (or five, or six, or seven) are, arguably, the best years of your life.

Now, if you're in college and thinking about the future and freaking out — that's normal. But don't let your fears take away from the excitement brewing around campus.

You're away from home, you have hundreds of new people to meet, and you finally don't have a curfew. For old people like myself, the only way we can truly get back to those days when hangovers were basically nonexistent, is by watching a movie.

Every kegger, all-nighter, and awkward roommate are irreplacable. And each of these films bring us back every time we watch them.
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Accepted (2006)
Bartleby Gaines (Justin Long) made apples out of oranges, and isn't that what college is really all about?
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Animal House (1978)
Name me a more iconic college movie. The hilarious John Belushi steals the show, and every party should include at least one "TOGA, TOGA, TOGA" chant.
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21 (2008)
I would have LOVED to know an-IRL Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) to help me get through my basic required math course. And a trip to Vegas doesn't sound too shabby either.
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Dear White People (2014)
We'd go back to college just to be as woke as this group of students who addressed on-campus racism head-on in this dramatic comedy.
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Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
A little art history, a little feminism, and a lot of impressive actresses (Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal) make this movie about a small 1950s college as educational as it is moving.
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The House Bunny (2008)
Anna Faris is hilarious as the clueless banished Playmate, Shelley Darlington who must start over as the house mom of a sorority full of misfits.
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Old School (2003)
The most eclectic fraternity I've ever seen.
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Legally Blonde (2001)
Raise your hand if you totally considered law school after meeting Elle Woods. What, like it's hard?
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The Social Network (2010)
If I went back to college, maybe I could invent the next Facebook, too.
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National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
I could definitely go for a few more toga parties.
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22 Jump Street (2014)
Remember having spring break? Sigh.
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Sydney White (2007)
This movie makes college look like a real fairy tale — evil witches, poisoned apples, and all.
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