If we have anyone to blame for the stereotypical boozing, girl-chasing, trouble-bound picture we have of college fraternities, it’s Hollywood. Some of the funniest movies anyone can name have to do with college fraternities and life on campus. In most cases they almost paint a characture of what our own experiences were like on campus.
If you want to get in a college state of mind, or just want to kill two hours with some side-splitting comedy, definitely hit up your movie rental for some of these.
Animal House. Quite arguably making a tie for a number one position, Animal House is a fraternity classic. This 1978 hit starring John Belushi, Kevin Bacon, Tim Matheson and John Verney is a release from anything related to intellect or manners. It’s also hilarious.
Old School. We’re going to call this hit from 2003 one of the best college frat movies of all time. Starring Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Will Ferrell, we watch 30-somethings run away from relationship and career monotony by escaping into a campus house where they create their own fraternity.
Revenge of the Nerds. Helping the lesser-known guys on campus find their place, this movie starring Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, and Andrew Cassese grew into a four-part series that captured the geekier and redemptive side of frat life in the 1980s.
Van Wilder. Ryan Reynolds is the big man on campus who gets tapped by a lesser-known fraternity of geeks and nerds to throw the bash of the year. This 2002 hit is a bit more rom-com than the other frat movies, but still sure to please with typical college antics.
Fraternity Vacation. Another story of nerds go Greek, this 1985 frat flick stars Stephen Geoffreys, Sheree J. Wilson, Cameron Dye, and Leigh McCloskey, Tim Robbins and John Verney. If trouble on campus wasn’t enough, these guys embark on a week-long trip to Palm Springs.
Going Greek. Only joining to do a favor for his geeky cousin, Jake (played by Dylan Bruno) actually starts to come around to all of the fraternity shenanigans while trying to maintain a relationship with a hot sophomore. This 2001 flick also stars Oliver Hudson and Simon Rex.