College Movies

List of the best college youth movies selected by our site visitors: The Beach House, I Used to Go Here, Echo Boomers, The Professor, A Rainy Day in New York, Happy Death Day 2U, After, Gully Boy, Hearts Beat Loud, Life Itself
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Beach House (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
PlotFog, Survival, Viruses, Supernatural, Ghosts, Mystery
PlaceBeach, College
StyleTense, Disturbing

A romantic getaway for two troubled college sweethearts turns into a struggle for survival when unexpected guests - and the surrounding environment - exhibit signs of a mysterious infection.

I Used to Go Here (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersWriters, Students
PlotRelationship, Adventure, Love

Following the launch of her new novel, 35-year-old writer Kate Conklin is invited to speak at her alma mater by her mentor and former professor. After accepting the invitation, Kate finds herself deeply enmeshed in the lives of an eccentric group of college students.

Echo Boomers (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, drama, crime
PlotChase, Robbery
StyleDisturbing, Makes me think

Five post grads figure the best way to get back at the unfair economy and live the life they've always wanted is to steal from the rich and give to themselves.

The Professor (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTerminally ill, Students, Teachers, Teachers
PlotHappiness, Cancer, Adventure, Rivalry, Death, Fate
StyleMakes me think, Touching, Fascinating

A world-weary college professor is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.

A Rainy Day in New York (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
PlaceUSA, New York, College, Hotels, Party
StyleLight, Fascinating

Two young people arrive in New York to spend a weekend; once they arrive they are met with bad weather and a series of adventures.

Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy, detective
CountryUSA, Japan
CharactersManiacs, Students, Killers, Friends, Serial killers, Nurses
PlotTime travel, Time machine, Weapon
PlaceCollege, Parallel worlds
StyleFascinating, Light, Disturbing

Collegian Tree Gelbman wakes up in horror to learn that she's stuck in a parallel universe. Her boyfriend Carter is now with someone else, and her friends and fellow students seem to be completely different versions of themselves. When Tree discovers that Carter's roommate has been altering time, she finds herself once again the target of a masked killer. When the psychopath starts to go after her inner circle, Tree soon realizes that she must die over and over again to save everyone.

After (2019)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.3)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Students, Demons
PlotLove, Relationship, Death, Ghosts
PlaceCollege, Russia
StyleBy books, Disturbing

Tessa Young is a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart. Entering her first semester of college, Tessa's guarded world opens up when she meets Hardin Scott, a mysterious and brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself -- and what she wants out of life.

Gully Boy (2019)
Markimdb: 8
CharactersSingers, Poor, Drivers
PlotLove, Success
PlaceParty, College, Ghetto

A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.

Hearts Beat Loud (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CharactersLesbians, Musicians, Family

In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

Life Itself (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Spain
CharactersDogs, Orphans, Singers, Terminally ill, Writers
PlotLove, Relationship, Fate, Dancing, Love triangle, Weapon, Jealousy
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Touching, For single girls

As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

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The Matchmaker's Playbook (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
PlotRelationship, Seduction, Jealousy
StyleCute, Light

Wingman rule number one: don’t fall for a client.

Life of the Party (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.6)
CharactersHousewives, Students, Friends
PlotDivorce, Love with age difference
PlaceCollege, Party
StyleWomens in main roles, Soulful, Light, Touching

Dumped by her husband, longtime housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college. Winding up at the same school as her daughter, Deanna plunges headlong into the campus experience – embracing fun, freedom and frat boys.

Step Sisters (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.4)
PlotDancing, Rivalry
StyleNetflix, Light, Inspirational, Worth watching

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.

Truth or Dare (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersDemons, Friends
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Rivalry, Adventure, Survival, Mystery, Ghosts
StyleFor a group of friends, Exciting, Disturbing, Depressive

A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSuperhero, Ants, Partners, Friends, Fathers, Scientists, Thieves, Teachers, Giants
PlotRevenge, People reduction, Love, Technology, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Money
PlaceSchool, College
StyleMarvel, Light, Exciting, Unexpected ending

Just when his time under house arrest is about to end, Scott Lang once again puts his freedom at risk to help Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym dive into the quantum realm and try to accomplish, against time and any chance of success, a very dangerous rescue mission.

Suspiria (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryItaly, USA
CharactersDemons, Witch
PlotSupernatural, Dancing, Curses, Survival, Telekinesis, Mystery, Witchcraft
StyleWomens in main roles, Unexpected ending, Touching, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director, an ambitious young dancer and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare, others will finally wake up.

The Tale (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersParents, Horses, Trainers
PlotInvestigation, On real events
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Makes me think

An investigation into one woman’s memory as she‘s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

Acrimony (2018)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama
CharactersPsychologists, Strong women, Sisters
PlotDepression, Treason, Divorce, Love at first sight, Cheating
StyleFor girls, Heavy

A faithful wife takes action when it becomes clear to her that her devious husband has betrayed her.

Boy Erased (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersGay, Teens, Artists, Writers
PlotReligious, Computers, Basketball, Art, On real events
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hotels, Party, College

Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.

Lust Stories (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Death
PlaceIndia, College
StyleAction, Touching, Soulful, Light, Fascinating

An anthology of four stories that sheds light on modern relationships from the viewpoint of the Indian woman.

Happy Death Day (2017)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, detective
CharactersKillers, Students, Serial killers
PlotTime travel, Death, Pursuit, Survival, Chase
PlaceCollege, Party
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

A college student relives the day of her murder over and over again as she tries to discover her killer's identity.

Dear White People (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
PlaceUSA, College

At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a diverse group of students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.

The House (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, crime
CharactersParents, Family, Neighbors, Mothers, Fathers
PlotMoney, Relationship, Weapon, Divorce, Gambling
PlaceUSA, Casino, College

When Scott and Kate Johansen’s daughter gets into the college of her dreams it’s cause for celebration. That is, until Scott and Kate learn that the scholarship they were counting on didn’t come through, and they’re now on the hook for tuition they can’t begin to afford. With the help of their friend and neighbor Frank also in need of a major payday they decide to open an illegal casino in his suburban house, risking everything together on a Vegas-style bacchanal where money flows, inhibitions are checked at the door, and all bets are off.

Permanent (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersTeens, Family, Dogs, Cats, Teachers, Trainers, Whale
PlotMoney, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, College
StyleLight, Fascinating

This comedy, set in 1983 in small town Virginia, centers around a 13 year old and her family. The story of a hairstyle gone incredibly wrong and a young girl's plight to fit in while encountering bullies at a new school.

Half Girlfriend (2017)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, Date, Happiness, Relationship, Basketball, Divorce
PlaceIndia, School, College

A boy meets a girl named Riya and falls in love. After struggling to convince her to be his girlfriend, she half-heartedly agrees to be his `half-girlfriend'.

Tokyo Ghoul (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CharactersMonsters, Students
PlotLove, Revenge, Survival, Fear, Loneliness, Hatred, Rivalry, Investigation, Death, Skirmishes, Superpowers
PlaceJapan, School, College
StyleExciting, Disturbing

Ken Kaneki (Masataka Kubota) is a university student. He becomes injured by Rize, a human eating ghoul. Ken is saved from the ghoul when a steel frame falls on Rize. They are both sent to the hospital. Ken receives an organ transplant from Rize and becomes a half ghoul.

Lady Bird (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotDreams, Moving, First love
PlaceNew York, School, Party, College
TimeNew Year, Graduation
StyleMakes me think, Interesting

A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.

F*&% the Prom (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrecomedy, drama
PlaceSchool, Party, College
StyleLight, Fascinating

Maddy and Cole were inseparable friends until high school started and Maddy became the most popular girl on campus. When she starts feeling lonely and heartbroken, she reconnects with Cole and the duo conspire to destroy the ultimate teen popularity contest

Handsome Devil (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersGay, Losers, Teachers
PlotRivalry, Mystery, Blackmail
PlaceSchool, Trains, College, Ships, Ireland
StyleTouching, Fascinating, Makes me think

A music-mad 16-year-old outcast at a rugby-mad boarding school forms an unlikely friendship with his dashing new roommate.

Sweet/Vicious (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.7)
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CharactersStudents, Partners

Jules balances her life of being a college student, while serving up vigilante justice on her school's campus. Until Ophelia, a computer hacker, discovers her secret and entangles herself in Jules' quest for vengeance.

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
CharactersFriends, Pupils, Cats
PlotLove, Youth, Rivalry, Dancing
PlaceHostel, College, Party

A comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.

Indignation (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, China
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Jews, Singers
PlotLove, War, Happiness, Religious, Divorce
PlaceUSA, College

In 1951, Marcus Messner, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with anti-Semitism, sexual repression, and the ongoing Korean War.

Southside with You (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CharactersLawyers, Poor, Presidential, Fathers
PlotLove, Political, Art, Cars, On real events
PlaceUSA, College, Office

Chronicles a single day in the summer of 1989 when the future president of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.7)
CountryUSA, China
CharactersNeighbors, Family, Gay
PlotRivalry, Confrontation, Dancing
PlaceCollege, Party

A sorority moves in next door to the home of Mac and Kelly Radner who have a young child. The Radner's enlist their former nemeses from the fraternity to help battle the raucous sisters.

Goat (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
PlotDancing, Investigation, Death, Computers, Fear, On real events
PlaceUSA, College, Party

Reeling from a terrifying assault, a nineteen year old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of 'brotherhood,' tests him and his loyalty in brutal ways.

Friend Request (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryGermany, South Africa
CharactersFriends, Witch
PlotDeath, Internet, Computers, Funeral, Social Media, Ghosts
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Tense, Unexpected ending

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...

Summer of 8 (2016)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotLove, Happiness, Youth
PlaceSea, Beach, College

Eight close friends soak up their last day of summer together on the beach before parting ways for college.

Green Room (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrethriller, crime
CharactersTough guys, Warriors, Dogs, Jews
PlotSurvival, Death, Music
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Tense, Unexpected ending

A young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence.

Good Kids (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Students
PlotDancing, Rivalry, Money
PlaceSchool, Party, USA, Hotels, College

Four high school students look to redefine themselves after graduation.

Mr. Church (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersFriends, Mothers, Family, Single mothers, Terminally ill
PlotFate, Cancer, Dancing, Love, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, College
StyleTo cry

A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.

Total Frat Movie (2016)
Markimdb: 4.3
PlaceParty, College

Charlie Martin, a JI whose fraternity gets kicked off campus after it takes the rap for a rival fraternity gone awry. Three years later, Charlie and the remaining brothers must throw the greatest rush event to recruit a new pledge class and bring the house back to glory.

Tomorrow I Will Date With Yesterday's You (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
CharactersDogs, Girlfriends, Monkeys
PlotTime travel, Shopping, Love at first sight
PlaceSchool, Trains, College, Nature, Parallel worlds

Takatoshi Minamiyama (Sota Fukushi) majors in art at an university in Kyoto. On the train to the school, he sees Emi Fukuju (Nana Komatsu) and falls in love with her at first sight. Gathering up all his courage, he speaks to her. They begin to date and enjoy happy days together, but Emi reveals her secret to him.

Regular Show: The Movie (2015)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
PlotTime travel, Adventure

To save the universe, and their friendship, Mordecai and Rigby must defeat an evil volleyball coach.

Flying Colors (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
CharactersTeachers, Sisters, Girlfriends, Teachers
PlaceSchool, College, Japan, Night Clubs

A high school girl, Sayaka Kudō was the bottom of the class. After a year, she improved her deviation value from 30 to 70, then passed Keio University that is considered one of the most difficult to enter in Japan.

Irrational Man (2015)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Students
PlotDepression, Weapon, Meaning of life, Loneliness
PlaceCollege, Laboratory, Small cities
StyleTense, Smart

On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.

Sleeping with Other People (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotLove, Relationship, Obsession, Chase

Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey and Jake meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither can maintain a relationship. Determined to stay friends despite their mutual attraction, they make a pact to keep it platonic, a deal that proves easier said than done.

Deathgasm (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, action, comedy, music
CountryNew Zealand, USA
CharactersMusicians, Demons, Thieves, Teachers, Brothers
PlotFear, Apocalypse, Supernatural, Motorcycles, Music
StyleAtmospheric, Creepy

Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives.

6 Years (2015)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, First love

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.

Clickbait (2019)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy
PlaceParty, College

A college student who will do just about anything for Internet fame is kidnapped by a fan, and her reluctant roommate is the only one who can save her.

Swiped (2018)
Markimdb: 3.2

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.