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August 22, 2012
A TMB Guest Post: 5 CollegeTheme Movies to Get you in the Back-to-School Spirit
— Posted by Stephanie Brooks
The summer is now over which means soon you will embark on your journey as a college freshmen. That said, what better way to get excited about your future “college adventures” than by watching some favorite college-themed flicks that were made to give students a little taste of campus life? While some of the movies that made this list aren’t exactly “realistic” interpretations of what your college experience will be like, they’re still a great way to have a laugh or two.
Accepted: Starring Jonah Hill, Justin Long, Blake Lively (2006)
Lesson: Just a reminder of how fortunate you are to call yourself a college student—no matter if you’re at an Ivy League, state college, or community college.
Old School: Starring Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson (2003)
Lesson: Enjoy college life to the fullest while you’re a student— you don’t want to look back with regrets.
Animal House, Staring John Belushi (1978)
Lesson: Team work is awesome.
Good Will Hunting, Staring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck (1997)
Plot: Will Hunting, a troubled 20-year-old janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a secret math wiz. Though not formally enrolled in MIT, Hunting solves an exceptionally hard math problem written on one a professor’s chalk board during his late-night shift. Hunting struggles coming to terms with his ingenious mind and seeks the help of a psychologist.
The Social Network, Staring Jessie Eisenberg, Andre Garfield, and Justin Timberlake
Lesson learned: Your potential is endless. You could be the next Mark Zuckerberg.
Honorable Mentions: The Rules of Attraction, Back to School, The Water Boy, Wonder Boys, PCU, American Pie 2, Sure Thing, Van Wylder, the Playboy Bunny Stomp the Yard, Revenge of the Nerds, The Graduate, Real Genius , School Dayz, Road Trip, Legally Blonde.
What movies didn’t make the cut that should have? Feel free to leave comments.
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Stephanie Brooks is a former English teacher who now gives her expertise in education to review programs listed on www.top10onlineuniversities.org, a website dedicated to distance learning. She also enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment topics in her spare time.
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