StudyAdvantage Magazine

7 Best College Movies You Have To Watch

Published: December 21, 2016

Finally have a little bit of time off school and want to sit back in your chair or couch, perhaps with a warm cup of tea or a freshly cracked ice cold soda? Here are the StudyAdvantage Crew’s college movies tips to help you get your dose of both enjoyable and informative films set at various campuses around the world. You’re welcome!


1. The Riot Club (2014) – a thrilling take on the notorious Bullingdon Club at Oxford University


2. 21 (2008) – the epic tale of a bunch of MIT students who count cards & kick ass in Las Vegas


3. Starving the Beast (2016) – arguably on the informative end of the spectrum, but this is a hugely relevant and thought-provoking documentary about university funding, featuring smart points of view and topical characters


4. The Social Network (2010) – you’ve probably seen this hugely relevant story of Facebook’s founding at Harvard, but it’s so good you should re-watch it


5. Whiplash (2014) – this story of a brutally ambitious young music student, and his even more extreme teacher, will tear you up. Not for the faint of heart.


6. Barry (2016) – This is an extraordinary biopic capturing Obama’s first few months in New York City as a young man, having just transferred from Occidental College to Columbia University. Adorable, touching, important, topical, and incredibly powerful all at once. Go to Netflix NOW!


7. The Last King of Scotland (2006) – A capturing take on an Edinburgh University medical graduate who travels to Uganda to become the personal doctor of controversial former President Idi Amin. Worth every minute of your watch.


P.s. There is one more thing you should enjoy over the holidays…Gilmore Girls new episodes! Read our take on that here.

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