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The Best College Movies on Netflix

Finding a good College movie 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 of all time streaming on Netflix.

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1. Boyhood

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7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo97%
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87/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 9 services (iTunes, Google Play & 7 others).

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2. The Graduate

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8.0/10
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87/100
Released: 1967Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Benjamin, a recent college graduate is very worried about his future, he then finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. Bee Movie

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6.1/10
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69/100
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 $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. National Lampoon's Van Wilder

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6.4/10
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67/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Van Wilder has been attending college for far too many years and is scared to graduate, but Van’s father eventually realizes what is going on. When he stops paying his son's tuition fees, Van must come up with the money if he wants to stay in college, so he and his friends come up with a great fund-raising idea – throwing parties. However, when the college magazine finds out and reporter, Gwen is sent to do a story on Van Wilder, things get a little complicated.

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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5. Sydney White

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6.3/10
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65/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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6. Kicking and Screaming

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6.9/10
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65/100
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 stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. An Extremely Goofy Movie

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6.4/10
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64/100
Released: 2000Rated: G
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: It's all extreme sports and a life of freedom as Max sets off for college -- but Goofy misses Max so much he loses his job and goes to finish college alongside Max and his friends. But as Goofy tries to get closer to Max, both must go to the extreme to learn how to live their own lives together.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. Barry

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5.8/10
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63/100
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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9. The Riot Club

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6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo66%
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61/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

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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10. Friend Request

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5.3/10
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52/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Enjoying college life as a popular student, Laura shares everything with her more than 800 friends on Facebook. But one day, after accepting a friend request from a social outcast named Marina, Laura’s life is cursed...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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11. Step Sisters

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5.4/10
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51/100
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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12. Kristy

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5.9/10
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49/100
Released: 2014
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.

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

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13. The Bye Bye Man

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4.3/10
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49/100
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 $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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14. Bodyguard

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4.7/10
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45/100
Released: 2011
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Lovely Singh (Salman Khan) is the bodyguard of Sartaj Rana's (Raj Babbar) daughter Divya Rana (Kareena Kapoor). He is very devoted to his duties but irritates her all the time by following her everywhere. Consequently, Divya and her friend (Hazel Keech) call Lovely and start a prank love affair. Lovely starts loving the mystery person but doesn't realizes that it is Divya (who also falls in love with him) who was behind all of this. Sartaj Rana (Raj Babbar) suspects him and Divya to be in love and sends criminals to kill him in case his lover turns out to be Divya. Sensing this, Divya sends her friend to Lovely to tell him her true identity. In a twist, it is revealed that the friend is also in love with Lovely. She falsely accepts that she is her strange lover. They marry and have a child. She dies early and reveals to her son about her fraud and asks him to unite Lovely and Divya.

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

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15. CIA: Comrade In America

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6.6/10
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42/100
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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16. Mirror Game

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6.1/10
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35/100
Released: 2017
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: Professor Jay Verma finds himself in a precarious situation amidst his failing career and crumbling marital relationship. Struggling to make his way out, he seeks help from Ronnie, a student in lieu of his help to complete Ronnie's thesis. The two strike a deal, however, soon things go awry and the professor begins to question his own sanity.

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