Films represent a powerful medium for shaping and informing per­ceptions of a wide range of social structures and institutions, including higher education. Colleges and universities in the United States have been the subject or setting of dozens of films. The purpose of this arti­cle is to provide an analysis of a small group of films released in recent years that portray the undergraduate college experience in the United States. Though this analysis themes were identified that can shed light on the ways in which international audiences might come to under­stand higher education in the United States. College Student Journal, 47(3), 473-480.