3 Classic Movies Which Deal With the College Experience

Although your experience of college will never be exactly represented in a book or on film, it can be fun to engage with art forms that represent this time of life and compare notes. This is especially fun when you’re watching with your college friends, so next time someone suggests a movie night, why not try one of these classic films?

Pitch Perfect (2012)

These hilarious comedies may not accurately reflect the average college experience, but they do nicely demonstrate the importance of good friendships and the positive benefits which joining a college society can bring.

Legally Blonde (2001)

Another great comic film which investigates assumptions about appearance and intelligence, all while introducing us to some fabulous characters, memorable lines and some very pink outfits! For many this is an eminently quotable film, and Reese Witherspoon’s acting remains one of its highlights to this day.

The Social Network (2010)

This film charts the creation and rise of Facebook, and in doing so it explores the college experience of the founder Mark Zuckerburg. Again, most people’s college experience probably won’t follow the same trajectory, but it’s an interesting film full of fascinating insights into college life.

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