It’s Oscar time people! Place your bets, and check out 10 of our favourite movies set at university…
Three thirty-something men trying to relive their youth by starting a fraternity sounds creepy. And it is a bit. But it’s also funny. So, so funny. Who doesn’t want to drink beer and go streaking with Frank the Tank?
If you thought you were in for a feature-length dumb-blonde-joke you’d be wrong. While you don’t need much brainpower to watch, there’s enough believe-in-yourself sentiment and light love trouble to make for a fun watch.
Russell Crowe plays John Forbes Nash in this biography about a genius mathematician who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia but went on to win the Nobel Prize. Russ’s portrayal is a bit pedestrian, and the movie is a dumbed-down version of Nash’s life, but it still won the Oscar for Best Picture.
Who knew a capella could be awesome. But it is. And so is this movie. There’s stinging humour, Anna Kendrick being Anna Kendrick and having an amazing voice, an awesome soundtrack, and Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy. Go see it!
Tina Fey plays a uni admissions officer who gets to decide whether you’re in, or you’re out. The mania that comes over students and parents when applications open might seem scarily familiar – but the sly jokes at the expense of uber keen students, pushy parents and conceited academics make it worth watching.
It’s university for dancers. And while the acting is oh so bad, the script is lame and you have to deal with the predictable drama of love triangles, the mean girls, and eating disorders – we know a secret. You actually love Centre Stage. Loooove it.
It sounded like it might be boring. But the movie about how Mark Zuckerberg began his quest for world domination is a legal thriller, a character study, and a digital-age heist movie rolled into one. It won a few Oscars too.
Everyone loves a Cinderella story and this is one of the best. It was Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s breakthrough movie (before things led to J-Lo and too many Bourne’s), about a guy who discovers his gift for numbers while working as a janitor at MIT.
Eddie Redmayne won the Oscar for Best Actor in this movie and he totally deserved it. He plays Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking, who miraculously survived motor neurone disease to become the world’s most famous wheelchair user. It’s sad, and funny, and pretty damn inspiring.
Ok, it’s a kid’s movie. But it’s Pixar. They’ve taken the R-rated fraternity comedy and turned it into an adventure that toddlers will love – but it’s still clever, funny, and has some all-important life lessons. Firstly, there’s more than one path to your dream. Secondly, new friends are awesome. And lastly, you can never, ever get away from your roommate.
So. They’re our top 10. What did we miss?
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