Best University Movies Out There

University is a wonderful experience in everybody’s life, it makes you know a wide variety of friends, and make you involved in a lot of activities. It’s also preparing you for a practical life and gives you a chance to find a career. Find here the best university movies and get back your best memories.

Monsters University

A funny movie and one of the best movies about university students created by Dan Scanlon, Daniel Gerson and Robert L. Baird, directed by Dan Scanlon, and starring Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Peter Sohn, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, David Foley, Charlie Day, Alfred Molina, Tyler Labine, Nathan Fillion, and Aubrey Plaza.

Movie Plot

James P. Sullivan “Sully” and Mike Wazowski are university students but this university does not look like any other. It is Monsters University and they teach you there how to be a scary monster.

Mike and Sully are enemies and they compete with each other to show who can be scarier than the other, but at the end they learn how to work together and become better monsters.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 44 minutes.

Movie Type: Animation, Adventure, and Comedy.

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Good Will Hunting

A very special one of the university movies created by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård, John Mighton, Colleen McCauley, Casey Affleck, Cole Hauser, Matt Mercier, and Ralph St. George.

Movie Plot

Will Hunting is a talented young man, but he is wasting his life in bars and battling cages, he met a professor at MIT and his life changed, because the professor recognized his talent in Mathematics. Now he has a great career and visiting a therapist recommended by the professor, and he knows himself better and appreciates it.

Movie Time: 2 hour and 6 minutes.

Movie Type: Drama and Romance.


One of the well-made movies about university students created and directed by Damien Chazelle, and starring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Damon Gupton, Suanne Spoke, Max Kasch, Charlie Ian, Jayson Blair, Kofi Siriboe, Kavita Patil, C.J. Vana, Tarik Lowe and Tyler Kimball.

Movies Plot

Andrew Niemann is a nineteen years old young man with a big dream and big talent too. He wants to be the greatest jazz drummer of all time, he took the first step when he joined Shaffer Conservatory of Music in the United States, and he studied under a famous music teacher called Terence Fletcher.

Soon Terence Fletcher recognized his talent and asked him to join his band and represent his academy in contests, Andrew thought it is a good chance to express himself but Fletcher creates an atmosphere of fear around him. He makes him think he is not good enough, whatever he does doesn’t satisfy him, until he quits.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 46 minutes.

Movie Type: Drama and Music.


Want to have fun? Watch this funny movie from university movies and laugh from your heart. Created by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage and Mark Perez, directed by Steve Pink, and starring Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Adam Herschman, Columbus Short, Maria Thayer, Lewis Black, Mark Derwin, and Ann Cusack.

Movie Plot

Bartleby Gaines has a big problem in his life, he was rejected from all the colleges he applied to, and he can not tell his parents about that, so he creates a fictitious university and calls it the “South Harmon Institute of Technology”. He and all his friends in the same situation become a student in his university, they decide to learn anything they want in their university until the trick is revealed.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 33 minutes.

Movie Type: Comedy.

Pitch Perfect

Another one of the university movies combining music and comedy. The movie was created by Kay Cannon and Mickey Rapkin, direct by Jason Moore, and starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow,

Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Ben Platt, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Kelley Jakle, Wanetah Walmsley, and

Shelley Regner.

Movie Plot

The story is about the Barden Bellas, a college girls group singing A Cappella, a style of singing that isn’t accompanied by musical instruments. They compete in A cappella contests inside and outside the United States.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 52 minutes.

Movie Type: Comedy, Music and Romance.

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Old School

Another funny film and one of the university movies created by Court Crandall, Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong, directed by Todd Phillips, and starring Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, Jeremy Piven, Ellen Pompeo, Juliette Lewis, Leah Remini, Perrey Reeves, Craig Kilborn, Elisha Cuthbert, Seann William Scott, and Matt Walsh.

Movie Plot

Frank, Mitch and Beanie are old friends trying to remember together the days of their glory in college, their life now is so disappointing.

They got their chance to go back in time when their friend Mitch got a new house on the college campus, they bring together all the losers in their group, they hope they can avoid Pritchard, the new Dean of Students who has a personal grudge against all of them.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 28 minutes.

Movie Type: Comedy.

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Legally Blonde

Intelligence never contradicts beauty, and that’s what Elle Woods “Reese Witherspoon” shows to everybody in this one of the university movies which created by Amanda Brown, Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith, directed by Robert Luketic, and starring Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber, Jennifer Coolidge and Holland Taylor.

Movie Plot

Elle Woods is a pretty successful college student, she has everything she needs, big wealth, a handsome boyfriend, and status.

However, nothing stays forever, her boyfriend Warner breaks up with her and starts dating a law student called Vivian.

Elle applied to Harvard Law School and she passed the admission test successfully. She goes forward in her study, falls in love with Emmett, and gets her first court case. Could she win it?

Movie Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes.

Movie Type: Comedy and Romance.

The Social Network

It is Mark Zuckerberg’s story with Facebook, and one of the movies about university. The film is written by Aaron Sorkin and Ben Mezrich, directed by David Fincher, and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara, Bryan Barter, Dustin Fitzsimons, Joseph Mazzello, Patrick Mapel, and Alecia Svensen.

Movie Plot

Mark Zuckerberg is a Harvard student and computer programming genius. In 2003 he starts to design a blogging website, soon this website becomes the most popular social media of all time, and within six years it has more than half million members.

Zuckerberg becomes the world’s youngest billionaire ever, but he got some legal complications in the beginning as well.

Movie Time: 2 hours.

Movie Type: Biography and Drama.

Mona Lisa Smile

Another one of the university movies created by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal, directed by Mike Newell, and starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dominic West, Juliet Stevenson, Marcia Gay Harden, John Slattery, Marian Seldes, Donna Mitchell, and Terence Rigby.

Movie Plot

It’s 1950s and Katherine Ann Watson is a teacher of art history, she accepts a position at Wellesley College, she is a modern woman who has a passion for art, but her students are only thinking about finding the right man to marry. Day after day she helps them become more interested in studying.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 57 minutes.

Movie Type: Drama.

Hanan Hikal
Hanan Hikal
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