400 Films about Higher Education (or at Least Set on Campuses): 51-100


Cultural Representations of Higher Ed, No. 7

I am working backwards through this list. Here are films 51 to 100.

The rankings are my own and in most cases somewhat arbitrary. The descriptions of the films are paraphrases of summaries found in a half-dozen print and online film guides. I compiled the list about a decade ago, and it needs some updating.


51. Adam at 6 A.M.: Michael Douglas is a college professor who tries to regain his sense of purpose by working for a summer as a laborer.

52. American Friends: Michael Palin, in a straight dramatic role, is a UK professor in line for a college presidency when he falls in love with a much-younger American.

53. In Custody: an Indian film adaptation of Anita Desai’s novel about a professor’s thwarted attempts to record a great Urdu poet’s recitations of his work.

54. More: a German college…

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