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Top Movies for the College Student

August 24, 2015 in Alive Campus

Watching movies is an ideal way to relax and pass time while in college. Sometimes, leaving the house simply seems like too difficult a task after a long week of classes. It’s also a very cost-effective way to enjoy time with friends instead of spending money going out to the bar every night. Here are just some of the movies I feel every college student should watch:

Animal House

Animal House

Animal House: While it may be an older movie, it’s still a college classic that everyone enjoys. If you don’t watch any other movies on this list, be sure to watch this one. The rebellious Delta fraternity brothers will be sure to provide you with a good laugh.

The Breakfast Club: This is another classic. While it’s essentially based on students in high school, the plot can certainly relate to college students as well. Five teenagers of completely different backgrounds and stereotypes all find a way to unite as friends while serving detention together.

The Social Network: Social media fanatics, which is a label that most college students have earned, should definitely look into seeing this movie about the beloved social media site commonly known as Facebook.

Pitch Perfect: This is a great movie to watch on a Saturday night with girlfriends when you want to stay in, wear sweatpants, and drink wine. The humor and songs in the movie performed by a group of female college students leaves for a great plot.

Adventureland: A college student’s dreams are crushed when his anticipated trip to Europe no longer takes effect due to his parent’s unfortunate financial situation. Instead, he is stuck working at an amusement park for the summer, but his dull mood quickly turns when he falls for a female co-worker.

The Internship: This is a great comedy based on two salesmen who land an internship at Google, but are challenged when they realize all of the technological skills they must develop to officially earn the position. Competing with a younger market, the two men must complete several obstacles that leaves room for several laughs.



Accepted: When a student is officially rejected from all the colleges he applied to, he decides to start up his own university so he doesn’t have to tell his friends. However, with all of his plans set in place and the popularity growing on the Internet, the fake university quickly spirals out of control. The South Harmon Institute of Technology becomes all too real.

Wolf of Wall Street: Who doesn’t love a good movie with Leonardo DiCaprio? It’s actually based on a true story involving corruption and fraud that happened on Wall Street. The film is ultimately ideal for those who enjoy intense films.

Insidious: I had to include a horror movie, and this one still stands to be my favorite. A family believes their home to be haunted with all of the paranormal situations occurring, especially when their son seems to be possessed by en evil entity. It’s not your typical corny scary movie, so I would highly recommend if you don’t mind a good scare.

The next time you’re twiddling your thumbs on a Saturday night, kick back and enjoy one of these entertaining movies. There’s an array of options to choose from, and your wallet will be thanking you! Wine night, anyone?

Top Movies for College Students

January 10, 2015 in Alive Campus

Mean Girls- This is a movie that basically ever girl (and boy!) in college has probably seen at one point in there life.  It is a very funny movie starring Lindsey Lohan.  The movie is set in high school, but college students still enjoy the movie that is based off social cliques and fitting in.

13 Going on 30- This movie is an inspiring yet cute romantic-comedy of a 13 year old girl who wishes to become 30.  The dream comes through with the help of a little sparkling dust that falls on her given to her by her best friend.  She becomes 30 and learns life lessons and falls in love.  She gets the career of her dreams, but soon realizes that she has not become the person she wants to be.  This movie is great for college students as the learn to grow and evolve.  From this movie they can learn about love and happiness, and also about making decisions for themselves as the move on into the real world.

Wolf of Wall Street- Although very inappropriate and intense at some moments, this movie is great for college students who enjoy watching movies with such themes.  Starring the ever-so-popular, Leonardo Dicaprio, this movie is about a stock broker who breaks the rules and lives on the edge.  After watching his who work fall apart by the end of the film, you almost would find it surprising that the movie is based off a true story.  But, it is perfect for college students because of its adult content and themes. It is also fairly new!

21- 21 is a great film about college students.  Student who watch the films can identify with the characters in which they are close to age and the intense and intrecate storyline.  The movie is about gambling college students, who find themselves in deep trouble, and it takes you on a wild ride, with some awesome acting.

The Social Network- Well, almost all college students are obsessed with Facebook.  This movie is based off the founding of one of the most (if the most) successful social media platforms ever created.  College student will love this movie because it gives them insight on something that most use everyday, and also shows the struggles and triumphs that Facebook went through to become what it is.  Also, starring the same guy as in 21, this movie again has amazing acting and even has Justin Timberlake for the ladies.

Legally Blonde- What list of top movies for college students would not include Legally Blonde?  None.  Legally Blonde is the perfect chic-flick.  Starring the ever infamous, Elle Woods (really Reese Witherspoon) who plays an “so called” dumb sorority girl, who just lost the love of her life and to get him back, decides to go to law school at none other than Harvard.  She ends up getting in and defying stereotypes that are put on her.  It is a great movie for college students (specifically girls), because of its relatable characters and themes.  It also has humor and is fun to watch.

movies for college students

movies for college students