College is all about fun, parties, school, and making friends – but sometimes it can be harder than it looks. It's all about who you know.
His first film since the acclaimed The Last Days of Disco, Whit Stillman’s new movie Damsels in Distress (in cinemas April 27th) follows the story of transfer student, Lily (Analeigh Tipton) as she tries to navigate her way around college life in the "it" crowd.
To celebrate the release of Damsels in Distress, we take a look at some cult classics and guilty pleasures about sisterhood and college life.
Damsels in Distress (2012)
The comedy directed by Whit Stillman follows the story of a transfer student named Lily (Analeigh Tipton), as she tries to navigate around her new university after meeting a determined group of girls. Lily finds herself following the trio of girls in their mission to transform their male dominated campus by turning students away from depression and low standards.
Sorority Row (2009)
Sorority Row is a horror thriller that revolves around the murder of a sorority girl and the mysterious murders of her sorority sisters months following her death. The bonds of sisterhood are questioned as the sorority girls attempt to uncover the identity of the serial killer slowly killing them off.
The House Bunny (2008)
The House Bunny is a charming comedy about a former playboy playmate who is determined to prove her youthfulness by returning to the college social circuit. Too old to be admitted to the popular sorority, Shelley, played by Anna Farris, takes on the role as house mother. She makes it her mission to revamp the ostracized girls of the unpopular sorority that she resides over.
Sydney White (2007)
Sydney White is a romantic comedy following the story of a sorority legacy, Sydney White (Amanda Bynes) as she attempts to fit into her mother’s sorority. Based off of the classic story of Snow White, Sydney must learn how to successfully navigate through her freshman year and the daunting Greek life system.
Legally Blonde (2001)
Legally Blonde is the classic story of sorority president turned Harvard grad, Elle Woods played by future Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon. As the film opens audiences immediately enter the world of all things Greek as Elle and her friends primp and prance in their large sorority house. Her ditsy sorority sisters, Margot and Serena, enthusiastically support Elle through all her trials and errors as she reaches the top.
Dying to Belong (1997)
Sorority life isn’t always easy and the made for television film, Dying to Belong, depicts those hardships in a social circle where dangerous forms of hazing are accepted. Hilary Swank stars as a former sorority hopeful who goes on a mission to uncover the death of her friend, who she suspects was killed during a ritual hazing.
Confessions of a Sorority Girl (1994)
Confessions of a Sorority Girl is a made for television film set in a 1950s American university. Jamie Luner stars as Sabrina Masterson, a manipulative college student who will do anything to win her mother’s approval by becoming the president of her sorority.
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Revenge of the Nerds is the 1984 film classic, satirizing college life. The film chronicles a group of nerds trying to stop the harassment from their university’s popular fraternity and sorority. With help from the less popular, more geeky sorority, the nerds rise to the top!
The House on Sorority Row (1983)
The House on Sorority Row is a cult classic slasher film about a group of sorority girls whose prank goes horribly wrong. Six sorority girls find themselves in a bind when they accidently murder their housemother when trying to pull off a prank the night of a bid party. After trying to cover-up the murder, the girls begin to be killed off one by one by a mysterious killer.
Black Christmas (1974)
Black Christmas is a 1974 cult horror film about a group of sorority girls who are terrorized by an escaped mental patient returning to his childhood home, turned sorority house. The girls are killed off one by one after continuously receiving taunting phone calls from the assumed killer. How’s that for a Christmas break?
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS will be released in cinemas nationwide April 27. Check out the trailer and more stills HERE at Cinemas Online.
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