Today kicks off the annual tradition of March Madness, one of the biggest events in collegiate sports. While I – like so many others – have undefeated Kentucky predicted to win it all in my pool, there always comes a bit of unpredictability with the famed college basketball tournament, so I’m hoping for a few major surprises (go Xavier and Ohio State!)
So this week’s Circuit 3 will ask you to name your favorite/best college themed films. They don’t have to include sports if you do not want, they just have to have college as a large part of the film’s setting.
It seems most college films fall into the comedy genre, with classics like Animal House, The Absent-Minded Professor, Legally Blonde, Real Genius, The Nutty Professor (both versions), Old School, Back to School, The Sure Thing, Revenge of the Nerds, The Waterboy, and Horse Feathers standing out among the best.
When a college film isn’t comedy, it’s almost always either sports themed or a drama. Rudy, Knute Rockne All-American, The Great Debaters, Good Will Hunting, Love Story, Wonder Boys, The Social Network, St. Elmo’s Fire, and A Beautiful Mind, are at the top of most lists.
So let’s hear what your three are, as well as who you picked to win March Madness and any upset picks you have going far in the tournament!
My Circuit 3 for College Films:
- Good Will Hunting
- The Social Network
- Animal House