• Saturday, May 26, 2007

    Top 10 College movies of all time - whats missing?

    In an attempt to get a younger audience to my helpful blog of How-to's and Who to contact to become famous, I found the following list of Top 10 college movies of all time, and to my suprize, it does not include "my favorite college movie of all time". My favorite college movie is "The Real Genius". The list below seems to have been created in 2004, so maybe the best is yet to come.

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    Top 10 College Movies of All Time
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    Hollywood filmmakers have been telling us for years that college isn't just about getting an education. YOUNG MONEY took note and compiled a list of some of the best college-themed movies ever made.

    1) Old School: "All the fun of college. None of the education." A trio of thirty-something guys who start an off-campus frat house in order to hang out with the college crowd should make for a creepy movie. Instead, three comedic actors, each with their own way of playing a scene, make this movie great. That plus Frank the Tank's streaking across the quad, angry "earmuff" tirades and KY wrestling.

    Director: Todd Phillips

    Stars: Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn

    2) Animal House: Set in 1962, this screwball comedy is raunchy, highly inappropriate, and it's all Bluto Blutarsky's (John Belushi) fault. The madcap adventures of the Delta House fraternity, a motley crew on "double-secret probation," are sparked by their eligibility for the draft, threats from the dean, and constant derision from the snootier fraternities.

    Director: John Landis

    Stars: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Kevin Bacon

    3) Good Will Hunting: Twenty-year-old Will is a janitor (at MIT) from working-class South Boston. He spends most of his time with fellow blue-collar friends at the neighborhood bar, occasionally spouting obscure historical references, thanks to a photographic memory. It's the movie that launched Matt & Ben mania, and let's face it, Boston accents aside, it's pretty darn good.

    Director: Gus Van Sant

    Stars: Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver

    4) Scent of a Woman: This award-winning "dramedy," centers on the coming-of-age story of Charlie, a prep-school student (hey, it's almost college) who spends a hedonistic weekend in New York with a blind, bitter, former Army officer. There are a million reasons to see this film, including the best movie name ever for a troubled hero: Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade.

    Director: Martin Brest

    Stars: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, Gabrielle Anwar, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    5) Rules of Attraction: During a semester at the ultra-expensive Camden College, a sexual triangle develops between Sean Bateman (yes, Patrick's brother) the all-American hottie who deals drugs on the side, Paul Owen, who's bisexual, and Paul's ex-girlfriend, Lauren. Everyone's pining for, lusting after, and trying to lure the other players into bed. The film features sex, drugs, and a mediocre soundtrack reminding us, "There Are No Rules."

    Director: Roger Avary

    Stars: James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder, Shannyn Sossamon, Eric Stoltz

    6) PCU: In the mid-90s, an anti-political correctness comedy was long overdue. Enter this parody about a campus too "PC" for its own good. Every "group" is represented in the worst possible light, down to feminists in Eddie Vedder flannel. In the end, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic step in to set spirits free, with help from the two Dave's. "Flunk ‘em if they can't take a joke."

    Director: Hart Bochner

    Stars: Jon Favreau, Jeremy Piven, Chris Young, Megan Ward

    7) Higher Learning: Malik (high school track star), Kristin (middle-class Orange County girl), and Remy (quiet kid from Idaho) embark on their freshman semester at fictitious Columbus University. They encounter the normal adolescent problems, as well as serious prejudice, intolerance, racism and sexism among the student body. While this isn't a portrait of the average college experience, the story is well crafted, and the climax starkly realized.

    Director: John Singleton

    Stars: Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Michael Rapaport

    8) Revenge of the Nerds: The movie promo boasts "It's Time for the Odd to Get Even." The guys from Delta Fraternity were dirty, but the Nerds (in much the same predicament as Belushi's gang), are neatniks. And where one revenge plot was roughly enacted, this group utilizes high-tech warfare against the jocks of the Alpha Beta Fraternity. Key scene: the only-in-the-80's synthesized, hair-gelled, rock-out. A story that appeals to the dork in all of us.

    Director: Jeff Kanew

    Stars: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Ted McGinley, Timothy Busfield

    9) With Honors: Who says Harvard students don't have a heart? In this oft-funny tearjerker, some befriend a homeless man, and discover that they aren't teaching him half as much as they're learning. Makes the point that book-smarts aren't much without a real world application, explaining the difference between a degree and an education.

    Director: Alek Keshishian

    Stars: Joe Pesci, Brendan Fraser, Moira Kelly, Patrick Dempsey

    10) Back To School: A fun loving millionaire enrolls in college in order to convince his disillusioned son not to drop out. Wild parties, extreme pool diving sequences and general insanity ensues as a result. Funny film shows us that the chance to attend college is not to be taken for granted. The late Sam Kinison also turns up in a hilarious scene as a Vietnam veteran turned angry professor.

    Director: Alan Metter

    Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Keith Gordon, Robert Downey Jr.

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