As promised with last month’s list, this month’s list is dedicated to my favorite college-oriented movies.
So without delay, here it is:
National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
The public’s introduction to John Belushi and Kevin Bacon, this movie gives a comedic look of college life. While some hate how it depicts Fraternity life, I can look past the boozing and see the brotherhood truly exhibited at Delta house….And yes, that is a pledge pin on my uniform…
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Continuing the “us vs. them” theme from Animal House, this movie showed us nerds could be funny.
David Spade and Jeremy Piven turn in great performances in this movie that pokes fun at how we as a society try to cater to every little group. Sadly, nothing has changed in 14 years. Look for Jon Favreau as a pothead…
American Pie 2 (2001)
What the first one did for high school, this one does for showing us how life changes after that first year of college. This is probably the strongest of the three movies and has a really good soundtrack.
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002)
Ryan Reynolds and Kal Penn form a fun team to watch. It almost feels like watching Ferris Bueller at college, with a little more gross-out humor.
Old School (2003)
This one hits home for me in many ways. I do like Jeremy Piven switching teams 10 years after PCU by playing the dean.