Top Movies Every College Student Should Watch

Everybody knows how stressful that college can be and that is why all students need to make time to relax. One of the best ways to do this is by watching movies. Headed off to college is a great time to discover new films that you might not have seen before or to revisit old favourites. Here is our list of the top movies every college student should watch.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

It might be a High School movie, but we still think that every college student needs to watch 1986 classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! The movie charts rebellious senior as he calls in sick and plans the ultimate day off school which includes borrowing a Ferrari and evading the principal’s attempts to catch him playing hooky!

I Love You, Man

The hilarious bro-mance I Love You, Man is a great laugh out loud movie to watch with a group of friends. It’s all about bonding and making lasting friendships which is what college is all about for many students!

The Social Network

Social media is something that is so relevant to college students that there was no way that we could not include the movie version of Mark Zuckerberg’s journey to social media mogul on our list of top movies every college student should watch.

Mean Girls

Like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mean Girls is technically a High School movie, but it is still one to watch! It’s more aimed at a female audience, but boys can appreciate the humour too! It has become something of a cult classic and at least one student in your year is going to quote it at some point, so if you haven’t seen it yet then now is the perfect time! It’s never too late to learn that ‘on Wednesday’s we wear pink!’

The House Bunny

When The House Bunny came out in 2008, it wasn’t something most people were interested in, but it is one of the top movies every college student should watch. Playboy bunny Shelley is tricked into thinking she has been kicked out of the Playboy Mansion and ends up becoming a house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward misfits! It’s a real feel good movie with a college theme and some great laughs!

Fight Club

Everyone needs to see Fight Club at least once in their lifetime — not only college students! The movie is constantly referred to in pop culture and it is an absolutely mind bending tale. This is probably the movie that made Brad Pitt’s career!


If Fight Club Brad Pitt’s career then Superbad did the same for Jonah Hill. This is the ideal movie to watch with friends as you embark on your new college life. It follows High School friends approaching graduation and attempt to get in with the popular crowd.

Pulp Fiction

On of the greatest movies of the past 2 decades is, without a doubt, Pulp Fiction. Like all Tarantino films, it possesses dry humour mixed in with casual violence and an amazing soundtrack! It is one of his best and it needs to be at the top of every student’s must watch list!

Road Trip

The 2000 movie Road Trip is a raunchy comedy which follows a group of college buddies and the token geek (who is only there because he owns a car) as they take a road trip from New York to Texas in order to retrieve a sex tape accidentally mailed to one of the guys’ long term girlfriend before she sees it. Needless to say, the boys get in a variety of scrapes along the way that make for hilarious viewing! It’s perfect for just switching your brain off and having fun!

These are the films that we believe are the top movies every college student should watch. Did we choose any of your favourites? Maybe you have one that you think that we missed? Why not let us know what your thoughts are?

Author’s note: If you would like to find out more about those movies, you may actually check Research Paper Writings and see what they are writing about them and what reviews about these movies do they have.

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