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The Best College Movies and TV Shows on Netflix

Finding a good College movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best College movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Netflix.

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1. The Social Network

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7.7/10
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91/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Into the Wild

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8.1/10
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91/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Community

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8.5/10
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90/100
Year: 2009-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 6
Comedy

What it's about: Follow the lives of a group of students at what is possibly the world’s worst community college in the fictional locale of Greendale, Colorado.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (5%) are available to watch free online (Crackle). 110 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & 2 others). 112 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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4. How to Get Away with Murder

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8.1/10
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84/100
Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.

Where to Watch: 90 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 90 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Gilmore Girls

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8.1/10
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84/100
Year: 2000-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 8
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.

Where to Watch: 153 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 153 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. The Magicians

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7.6/10
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77/100
Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.

Where to Watch: 65 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & TVision). 65 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. Remember Me

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7.1/10
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72/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws closer, the fallout from their separate tragedies jeopardizes their love.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Time Trap

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6.3/10
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72/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Vudu, IMDb TV & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Bee Movie

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6.1/10
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71/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue us.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Can't Hardly Wait

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6.5/10
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70/100
Released: 1998Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: It's graduation day at Huntington Hills High, and you know what that means - time to party. And not just any party, either. This one will be a night to remember, as the nerds become studs, the jocks are humiliated, and freshman crushes blossom into grown-up romance.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Kicking and Screaming

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69/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to escape their university's pull. Nobody wants to make any big decisions that would radically alter his life, yet none of them wants to end up like Chet, the professional student who tends bar and is in his tenth year of university studies.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Plex), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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12. Dawson's Creek

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6.6/10
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69/100
Year: 1998-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama that portrays the fictional lives of a close-knit group of teenagers through high school and college.

Where to Watch: 35 episodes (27%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 128 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 128 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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13. Dear White People

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6.2/10
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69/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a diverse group of students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 30 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Barry

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5.8/10
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66/100
Released: 2016
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A biopic of Barack Obama set during his time as a college student in New York City.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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15. School Daze

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64/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Fraternity and sorority members clash with other students at a historically black college during homecoming weekend.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. The Prince & Me

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5.9/10
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62/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: A fairy tale love-story about pre-med student Paige who falls in love with a Danish Prince "Eddie" who refused to follow the traditions of his parents and has come to the US to quench his thirst for rebellion. Paige and Edward come from two different worlds, but there is an undeniable attraction between them.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. 6 Years

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5.6/10
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62/100
Released: 2015
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A young couple bound by a seemingly ideal love, begins to unravel as unexpected opportunities spin them down a volatile and violent path and threaten the future they had always imagined.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. Simon Killer

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61/100
Released: 2012
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A recent college graduate flees to Paris after a break-up, where his involvement with a prostitute begins to reveal a potentially dark recent past.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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19. The New Romantic

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5.7/10
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57/100
Released: 2018
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: In order to escape her looming post-graduation fate that includes student debt and zero romantic prospects, Blake Conway becomes a sugar baby. As the aspiring journalist and hopeless romantic documents the adventure, she sets out on a quest to figure out if society is right to judge these women and if her own self worth comes with a price.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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20. Cheese in the Trap

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7.4/10
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54/100
Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Hong Seol and Yoo Jung attend the same college, but they couldn't be more different. Hong Seol is a poor, unpopular student with no money, while Yoo Jung is rich, well-liked, extremely smart, and popular. Hong Seol just wants to get through her college career quietly, but finds herself getting caught up in whatever Yoo Jung drags her into. Can Hong Seol break away, or will she continue to be the only person who sees Yoo Jung's true self?

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (94%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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21. Step Sisters

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53/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Comedy

What it's about: Jamilah has her whole life figured out. She's the president of her black sorority, captain of their champion step dance crew, is student liaison to the college dean, and her next move is on to Harvard Law School. She's got it all, right? But when the hard-partying white girls from Sigma Beta Beta embarrass the school, Jamilah is ordered to come to the rescue. Her mission is to not only teach the rhythmically-challenged girls how to step dance, but to win the Steptacular, the most competitive of dance competitions. With the SBBs reputations and charter on the line, and Jamilah's dream of attending Harvard in jeopardy, these outcast screw-ups and their unlikely teacher stumble through one hilarious misstep after another. Cultures clash, romance blossoms, and sisterhood prevails as everyone steps out of their comfort zones.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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22. The Roommate

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4.8/10
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51/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Drama, Horror

What it's about: When Sara, a young design student from Iowa, arrives for college in Los Angeles, she is eager to fit in and get to know the big city. Her wealthy roommate, Rebecca, is more than eager to take Sara under her wing and show her the ropes. The two become close, but when Sara begins to branch out and make more friends on campus, Rebecca becomes resentful. Alarmed, Sara moves in with her new boyfriend, causing Rebecca's behavior to take a violent turn.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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23. The Bye Bye Man

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4.2/10
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50/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man's existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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24. Swiped

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3.5/10
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49/100
Released: 2018
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: James, a college freshman and computer genius, is enlisted by his womanizing roommate, Lance, to code the ultimate hook-up app. But when James discovers that his divorced mother is using the app, unexpected consequences ensue.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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25. Bodyguard

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4.6/10
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49/100
Released: 2011
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Lovely Singh is extremely respectful of Mr Rana and his daughter Divya. While appointed as Divya's bodyguard, he falls in love with a girl he has never met, unaware that she is none other than Divya.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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26. CIA: Comrade In America

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6.5/10
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48/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A young Aji Mathew is a communist who goes the whole nine yards for the ideologies he believes in. When the girl he loves leaves to the US out of the blue and her parents fix her wedding, Aji is left with just a fortnight to reach the country albeit with no passport or visa. How far he is willing to go for love forms the plot.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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27. Haunting on Fraternity Row

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3.8/10
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37/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A fraternity house throws their big "Winter Luau" party but when fraternity brothers and coeds begin dying horrible deaths they discover an evil entity has taken over the house.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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