Some of the funniest films ever made pay tribute to that special time of transition in life between youth and adulthood. Yes, I'm talking about college—those carefree days of waking up hungover in a pile of your own vomit, only to realize you've missed your philosophy mid-term. Just thinking about it, I'm instantly transported back to my College of Charleston dorm room, with its painted-blue concrete walls and window that didn't open. I'm hitting snooze because I don't want to get up for my 2 p.m. thursday class. "Might as well skip it," I think to myself as I roll over and start drifting back to sleep. "With the amount of time it'll take for that ceiling fan to dry the boxers I hand-washed last night because I spent my change for the coin laundry on beer, I'll never make it anyway."
Let the countdown begin...
5. Old School (2003)
Director: Todd Phillips
Starring: Luke Willson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Jeremy Piven
Disillusioned with middle age and failing relationships, a bunch of old college buddies decide to relive their glory days by getting a house and starting a fraternity on the campus of their alma-mater.
“Max, can you earmuff for me? We are going to get so much ass here, it's going to be sick. I'm talking like crazy boy-band ass."
“You’re my boy, Blue! You’re my boy!”
4. Back to School (1986)
Director: Alan Metter
Starring: Rodney Dangerfield, Keith Gordon, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young and Robert Downey Jr.
Dangerfield shines as (what else?) loud-mouthed, wise-crackin' millionaire Thornton Melon, the dad who decides to go back to college to prove to his skeptical, fuddy-duddy son that it's the right move.
"I'll tell you what, then. Why don't you call me sometime when you have no class."
"And another thing, Vonnegut! I'm gonna stop payment on that check!"