In 1978's ultimate college caper, "Animal House," Dean Wormer wants to expel the wild Delta Tau Chi fraternity, but these party animals won't go quietly. Click through for more movies that chronicled college life.
Comedy team Bud Abbott and Lou Costello become caretakers at an all-girls college in the 1945 flick "Here Come the Co-Eds." Obviously, hilarity ensues.
A wandering 30-something goes back to his alma mater and falls for a student in 2011's "Liberal Arts."
A ditzy sorority gal becomes an unlikely law student in the highly quotable 2001 movie "Legally Blonde."
The 2014 comedy "Dear White People" follows the twists and turns of life at an Ivy League school for four black students.
Ryan Reynolds is the titular wild man in 2002's "National Lampoon's Van Wilder," about a popular college student who fears moving on.
In 2003's "Old School," a group of wizened buddies decide to start their own fraternity. Will Ferrell's desperately funny antics as Frank "The Tank" steal the show.
Director Spike Lee's 1988 paean to life at a historically black college, "School Daze" reached for powerful cultural commentary.
1995's "Higher Learning" mined the rich cross-cultural environment of a college campus for a look at race and gender relations.
In 2003's "Mona Lisa Smile," a new art professor challenges her all-female students at Wellesley to rethink what art is and who they are.
In the 1996 reboot of "The Nutty Professor," Eddie Murphy's Professor Sherman Klump develops a potion for quick weight loss. But at what cost?
Matt Damon, right, and Ben Affleck wrote the screenplay for 1997's "Good Will Hunting," in which Damon plays a genius who works as a janitor at one of the top schools in the country.
In 2000's "Wonder Boys," Michael Douglas, right, plays a novelist and English professor whose messy private life is arguably worse than his professional failures.
In Rodney Dangerfield's 1986 romp "Back to School," the comic plays a rich businessman who returns to college along with his son.
It was the nerds versus the jocks in 1984's hit comedy "Revenge of the Nerds," which spawned many sequels.
In 1973's "The Paper Chase," a first-year Harvard law student tries to excel in a tough class while dating the professor's daughter.
In the 1932 Marx Brothers flick "Horse Feathers," a university president hires a couple of ringers to help his football team beat the school's rivals.
A group of brilliant young scientists gets tangled up in a top-secret government project in 1985's "Real Genius."
2010's "The Social Network" chronicles the founding of Facebook at Harvard by Mark Zuckerberg and other coders -- and the fallout when their site went huge.
A not-so-cool student goes to great lengths to become popular in 1925's "The Freshman."