Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Back to School

Yessirree, I am going back to school tomorrow.  I know I've talked about this incessantly the past few weeks, and I apologize.  It'll be over soon, I promise. I've got my stuff all ready to go, my morning schedule all figured out (because I am having to completely change it up since I won't be able to sleep until 8 every morning anymore.  Sigh).  I haven't picked out my wardrobe for tomorrow yet, but I'm thinking casual.  Jeans, cute shirt and flip flops, maybe.  Don't want to overdo it and act like that creepy chick who has pocket protectors and a highlighter in ever color available (I only bought yellow, thank you).

Because I've been in education mode for months days, it's worn off into my subconscious. I'm dreaming about school-related movies, probably because I've wanted to watch nothing but school-related movies.  Last night I watched Dazed & Confused, followed by Porky's.  Starting to think maybe it's a sickness.  Or an addiction of some sort....

It wouldn't be right to keep my current affection for the institution of higher learning all to myself, so today I'm going to share with you my top 15 favorite college-based movies.

Editor's Note:  I originally thought about including high school movies in this list, but it would take forever to rank them, and there'd be way more than 15. 

15. Sorority Boys
This film is probably not on most people's favorites list, but it cracks me up.  I think maybe it's due to a lingering crush on Barry Watson from his 7th Heaven days.... 

It also has Heather Matarazzo, who I love.

14.  Sidney White
One of my guilty pleasures.  I think Amanda Bynes is just adorable in general, and she's super-cute in this film as well.  Modern-day Snow White, only at college and with sororities, dorks and an evil blonde girl. 

13. Back to School
I was a kid the first time I saw this, and it was shortly after "Ladybugs" came out, so I thought Rodney Dangerfield was pretty cool (hey, I was too young to appreciate him on his own). 

12. Dead Man On Campus
Zack Morris returns, but as an older, much hotter dark-haired version who parties.  Hard.  Tom Everett Scott is great as the serious student who gets mixed up in roomate suicide scheme. 

11.  Rudy
Poor kid who just wants to go to Notre Dame more than anything in the whole world.  It takes him practically forever to finally get grades good enough to get in, then he's so tiny that the football guys just beat the hell out of him for two years before he gets the chance to play ball for what, 9 seconds?  I just love Sean Astin.  He's like Scrappy Doo.

10.  American Pie 2
I know the majority of this film is over summer break at the beach, but it starts the last day of college...so there.

This is my most favorite installment of the American Pie movies.

9.   The House Bunny
I'm a huge Girls Next Door fan.  I also like Anna Faris.  I knew from the previews that I'd love this movie.  Pretty funny.  Not to mention Colin Hanks plays do-gooder love interest.  He's so adorable.

8.  Road Trip
Can't stand Tom Green.  LOVE Breckin Meyer and Seann William Scott.  Hilarious movie.

7.  Son-in-Law
One of my all-time faves.  I think I'm probaby outnumbered against the people who hate Pauly Shore, but I can't help myself.  This movie is great.

6. Revenge of the Nerds
I didn't see this one until I hit my twenties.  Don't know how I went so long without watching it, because I love it.   I'm a sucker for nerds.

5. Animal House
No explanation needed.

4. Accepted
First time I saw Justin Long in a film, and loved his character.  Jonah Hill is also hilarious.  Not to mention funnyman Lewis Black as a professor is awesomeness.

3.  Legally Blonde
Reese Witherspoon is one of the cutest chicks Hollywood has ever found.  Great movie.  Also, Luke Wilson is in it. Cutie!

2. Van Wilder

Ryan Reynolds - one of my addendum freebies.  YUM.  One of the best National Lampoon movies ever made (next to Christmas Vacation and Animal House, of course).

1. Old School
I think I love this film so much because the idea of partying with Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson is just crazy.  How fantabulous would that be?!  Plus, Will Ferrell doing that ribbon gymnastics routine is hilarious. 

Since I feel like it would be a disgrace to have a school post without mentioning my favorite high school films, I'm obligated to include them.  I'll just give a quick list because otherwise you'd be here all day.  In no particular order, my top 30 favorite high school movies:

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Dazed & Confused
Can't Buy Me Love
Breakfast Club
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Bring it On
Better Off Dead
Never Been Kissed
Weird Science
Teen Wolf
Hiding Out
Varsity Blues
Say Anything
The Hot Chick
Just One of the Guys
10 Things I Hate About You
Mean Girls
John Tucker Must Die
Once Bitten
The Faculty
American Pie

Do you have any idea how many high school films there are?  It's ridiculous.  It was REALLY hard to only pick 30!


  1. Omg I start school next Monday (the 23rd) and I'm sooo nervous/excited. Haven't been to school in 2 years.
    I think I love Legally Blonde the best. I just love Reese Witherspoon.

  2. Awesome list! I think I've watched Son In Law so many times I could recite it. I haven't seen House Bunny yet, but I've seen the rest of them. Accepted is pretty hilarious, too and I love love love Road Trip.

  3. Good luck Lindsey! I was so anxious last night that it took me forever to go to sleep. Then I was wide awake at 4:30 this morning. I felt silly for being anxious once I got to school and went through my first class.

    JM - I made my dad watch Son-in-Law a few years ago, and now it's one of his favorites. If you like Anna Faris you'll love House Bunny, but if you aren't a fan, you probably won't like it. She can be a little annoying sometimes.