College films. A staple of drama and comedy. Well I prefer to laugh so let me say the amount of great college based comedy's is vast. Always taking place, or at least with a back drop of the university the students vs the dean, or simply the wacky students on campus or on vacation are a time and true staple of the comedy films genre. In fact where as I normally make top 5 lists I found this genre to be so vast and timeless I decided to make a top 10. So here in my opinion are the top 10 College Comedies of all time!
10) Making The Grade: Lazy preppie Palmer Woodrow (Dana Olsen) hires street-smart Eddie Keaton (Judd Nelson) to go to school for him while he lives it up in Europe. Eddie falls in love with preppie gal Tracey, upsetting Biff, the Hoover Academy bully. When his bookie from the old neighborhood, Dice (Andrew Dice Clay), comes to collect on Eddie's gambling debts and Palmer returns early from Europe, the the scheme slowly starts to unravel. Soon, Eddie can't even tell whose side he's really on.
9) Dead Man on Campus: College freshmen Josh (Tom Everett Scott) and Cooper (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) are more interested in hitting the bottle than in hitting the books -- and their poor grades are set to get them kicked out of school. Their only hope of passing is to find a roommate who will kill himself. That's because an oddball college code states that a suicide victim's roommates automatically get straight A's. But sharing space with a lineup of lunatics proves enough to drive both boys crazy.
8) Fraternity Vacation: Gawky, innocent, and utterly uncool, Wendell Tvedt (Stephen Geoffreys) Theta Pi Gamma fraternity's newest pledge--is a proper bookworm and a late bloomer. In the hope of getting lucky, Wendell's self-confident fraternity brothers, Mother (Tim Robbins) and Joe (Cameron Dye),agree to accompany him on a week-long vacation to his parents' beach-side house in Palm Springs, where the action is. Will the boys show Wendell the ropes to transform him into a real Casanova?
7) National Lampoon's Van Wilder: He's the biggest man on campus. He's the boss with the sauce. He's the guy all the girls want and all the guys want to be. 'Cause in the collegiate jungle, there can be only one king ... and at Coolidge College it's Van Wilder (Ryan Reynolds). In the grand tradition of comedy classics like "National Lampoon's Animal House" and "National Lampoon's Vacation," "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" will charm you, move you and gross you out.
6) Road Trip: A group of students embark on an epic road trip from Ithaca, New York, to Austin, Texas, in a race against time to save their friend's relationship. The young man picks up a girl at a wild fraternity party and films their raunchy antics. Somehow, the home-made movie gets mailed to his girlfriend in Texas. Can the guys intercept the incriminating tape before it reaches her VCR?
5) The Waterboy: Raised by his overprotective mother, Helen (Kathy Bates), Bobby Boucher Jr. (Adam Sandler) is the water boy for a successful college football team coached by Red Beaulieu (Jerry Reed). When Beaulieu fires Bobby, he takes up the same position for a losing rival team, led by despairing Coach Klein (Henry Winkler). After witnessing Bobby beat up a player who teased him too much, Klein adds him to the roster as a linebacker. Soon, Klein's players are championship contenders.
4) Back To School: Thornton Melon (Rodney Dangerfield) is concerned that his son Jason (Keith Gordon) is unsure whether to go to college, so the uneducated self-made millionaire encourages him by signing up as a student as well. As Jason tries to establish himself among his peers and make the diving team, Thornton falls for a pretty professor (Sally Kellerman) and gets others do his schoolwork for him. When the suspicious dean (Paxton Whitehead) finds out, Thornton needs to show he can get by on his own.
3) 22 Jump Street: Although they made their way through high school successfully, an investigation at a local college brings big changes for undercover officers Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill). When Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art-major scene, both men begin to question their partnership. Not only do they have to crack the case, but now the two overgrown adolescents must learn how to behave like adults.
2) Revenge of the Nerds: Geeky college students Gilbert (Anthony Edwards) and Lewis (Robert Carradine) are evicted from their dormitory when the Alpha Betas -- who recently burned down their own fraternity house by accident -- confiscate the building. When the college forces the freshmen to live in the gym, Gilbert, Lewis and their fellow dorks relocate to a run-down house. When the Alpha Betas, led by jock Stan (Ted McGinley), repeatedly humiliate them, the nerds plot revenge.
1) Animal House: A real no brainier this is number one. When they arrive at college, socially inept freshmen Larry (Thomas Hulce) and Kent (Stephen Furst) attempt to pledge the snooty Omega Theta Pi House, but are summarily rejected. Lowering their standards, they try at the notoriously rowdy Delta Tau Chi House, and get in. The trouble is, the college dean (John Vernon) has it in for the Deltas. He has put them on "Double Secret Probation" and secretly assigned Omega's president (James Daughton) the task of having their charter revoked.