10 Most Relatable College-Themed Movies

10 Most Relatable College-Themed Movies

The plot might be little unusual but they understand your struggle.

When it comes to movies, Hollywood kind of sucks at trying to depict what college life is actually like. However, there are a few exceptions that are rather close the life that real college students as compared to their movie personas.

10. The Social Network

This movie is about how one college student actually achieved massive success with creating Facebook that other students hope they can achieve the same.

9. Legally Blonde

This one might be a bit of a stretch as normal college student isn't typically going out in bright pink outfits and showing up the salon with their pocket do everyday. But Elle Woods determination is the same as any college student who wants to prove to people that intelligence and determination is beyond physical appearance.

8. Project X

So this movie isn't exactly about college life, buttt it is pretty accurate in terms of how crazy parties can get and what happens when campus security shows up.

7. Professor Klumps

Although this movie is centered around a professor, it reminds of how much the freshman 15 is real, very very real and wishing that you could change your body with a quick fix is incredibly relatable.

6. The Hangover

Now this movie is about a bunch of guys at a bachelor party, but it is very representational of what happens when a bunch of college kids get together, drink too much..."pop" then proceed to forget everything and wake up the next day wondering how they got into their beds.

5. Monsters University

This movie involving cliques and the strange ways you become besties with people is an incredibly accurate representation of college despite that these characters are animated monsters (which could even be used as a metaphor about college itself.)

4. The Waterboy

If you come from a sheltered life, then you probably received a little shell shock coming to college. Being afraid to try new things because your mama said everything bad is "because of the devil" then you can absolutely relate to Bobby Boucher.

3. We Are Marshall

This real life based movie about a university sticking together after tragedy absolutely resonates in the hearts of college students who've helped each other through major catastrophes.

2. Neighbors

Anyone from a college that is in the very center of a town knows the trouble that comes along with being close to people who aren't part of the college AKA "townies."

1. 22 Jump Street

No, the average college student isn't an undercover cop. But the horribly hilarious predicaments and adventures that college students find themselves getting into undeniably shares some type of accuracy here.

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10 Things I Threw Out AFTER Freshman Year Of College

Guess half the stuff on your packing list doesn't really matter

I spent the entire summer before my freshman year of college so WORRIED.

I also spent most of my money that summer on miscellaneous dorm stuff. I packed the car when the time finally came to move in, and spent the drive up excited and confused about what the heck was actually going on.

Freshman year came and went, and as I get ready to go back to school in just a few short weeks (!!), I'm starting to realize there's just a whole bunch of crap I just don't need.

After freshman year, I threw out:

1. Half my wardrobe.

I don't really know what I was thinking of owning 13 sweaters and 25 T-shirts in the first place. I wear the same five T-shirts until I magically find a new one that I probably got for free, and I put on jeans maybe four times. One pair is enough.

2. Half my makeup.

Following in the theme of #1, if I put on makeup, it's the same eyeliner-mascara combination as always. Sometimes I spice it up and add lipstick or eyeshadow.

3. My vacuum.


One, I basically never did it. Two, if I REALLY needed to vacuum, dorms rent out cleaning supplies.

4. Most of my photos from high school.

I didn't throw them ALL away, but most of them won't be making a return to college. Things change, people change, your friends change. And that's okay.

5. Excess school supplies.

Binders are heavy and I am lazy. I surprisingly didn't lose that many pens, so I don't need the fifty pack anymore. I could probably do without the crayons.

6. Cups/Plates/Bowls/Silverware.

Again, I am lazy. I cannot be bothered to wash dishes that often. I'll stick to water bottles and maybe one coffee cup. Paper plates/bowls can always be bought, and plastic silverware can always be stolen from different places on campus.

7. Books.

I love to read, but I really don't understand why I thought I'd have the time to actually do it. I think I read one book all year, and that's just a maybe.

8. A sewing kit.

I don't even know how to sew.

9. Excessive decorations.

It's nice to make your space feel a little more cozy, but not every inch of the wall needs to be covered.

10. Throw pillows.

At night, these cute little pillows just got tossed to the floor, and they'd sit there for days if I didn't make my bed.

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I'm Not The Person I Was In High School And I'm Not Sorry I Changed

I'm sorry, the old me can't come to the phone right now.


If those who knew me in high school hung out with me now, they probably wouldn't recognize me. If my friends from college hung out with me around two years ago, they probably wouldn't recognize me. It's safe to say I've changed... a lot. I definitely find the change to be for the better and I couldn't be happier with the person I've become.

In high school, I would sit at home every night anxiously waiting to leave and go out. Now, honestly, going out is the last thing I want to do any night of the week. While everyone in college is at a fraternity party or at the bars, I prefer to sit at home on the couch, watching Netflix with my boyfriend. That's an ideal night for me and it is exactly the opposite of what I wanted to do a couple of years ago. There's nothing wrong with going out and partying, it's just not what I want to do anymore.

I craved attention in high school. I went to the parties and outings so I could be in Snapchats and photos, just so people would know I was there. I hung out with certain groups of people just so I could say I was "friends" with so-and-so who was so very popular. I wanted to be known and I wanted to be cool.

Now, I couldn't care less. I go to the bars or the parties if I really feel like it or if my friends make me feel bad enough for never going anywhere that I finally decide to show up. It's just not my scene anymore and I no longer worry about missing out.

If you could look back at me during my junior year of high school, you probably would've found me searching for the best-ranked party schools and colleges with the best nearby clubs or bars. Now, you can find me eating snacks on the couch on a Friday night watching the parties through other peoples' Snapchats.

Some may say that I'm boring now, and while I agree that my life is a little less adventurous now than it was in high school, I don't regret the lifestyle changes I've made. I feel happier, I feel like a better person, I feel much more complete. I'm not sorry that I've changed since high school and I'm not sorry that I'm not living the typical "college lifestyle." I don't see anything wrong with that life, it's just not what makes me happy and it's not what I want to do anymore.

I've become a different person since high school and I couldn't be happier about it. I have a lot that's contributed to the change, but my boyfriend definitely was the main factor as he showed me that staying in can be a million times better than a night out. My interests and my social cravings have completely transitioned into that of an 80-year-old grandma, but I don't regret it.

Change doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact, it can bring a lot more happiness and comfort. The transition from high school to college is drastic, but you can also use it as an opportunity to transition from one lifestyle to another. I don't regret the lifestyle flip I made and I couldn't be less apologetic about it.

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