In most cases, the fraternity houses in these movies are fictitious and do not resemble real fraternities. In some cases this is not always the case. Whether real or fake, movies featuring Greek houses have popularized fraternity houses across America. Here are some very famous Greek houses from the movies that make fraternity life interesting.
Alpha Delta Phi- This Greek house located on the Dartmouth campus was made famous by the National Lampoon movie, Animal House. The film featured John Belushi and Kevin Bacon as well as several other cast members from the cast of Saturday Night Live 1978. The special Greek costumes made for the film were original to the fraternity houses at the time. Many people still buy this particular Greek dress because it reminds them of the movie.
Old School- Old School is a movie featuring Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn. In this movie, three old college friends decide to start their own college fraternity of misfits, retirees, and losers who want the fraternity experience but nothing else. This brotherhood is not real, but throughout the film; Will Ferrell appears in several shots wearing the traditional Greek attire of his real fraternity when he was in college.
Accepted- This is a movie about a lazy college student who doesn’t get accepted into a college, so he decides to start his own. The film stars Jonah Hill and Jason Long as best friends who start a fake college that gets more than they bargained for. In the film, Jonah’s character seeks a factory college experience where he tries to join the BKE fraternity of Harmon College but decides that friendship is more important. Throughout the movie several guys are seen wearing fraternity attire that is not only for a fake college but also a BKE frat house.
Road Trip- Road Trip features Tom Green and Brecken Meyer. In this movie, they both attend Ithaca College while Brecken’s girlfriend goes to Austin University. The night before he decides to send his girlfriend Beth a tape talking about college life, he makes a sex tape with a hot girl and accidentally sends it to her. Now he has to travel to get the footage before Beth. In this movie, he stops at the University of Alabama at one of the black fraternity houses where the whole house is decorated with special Greek shirts and other fraternity clothes.
Van Wilder National Lampoon- In this movie, Van Wilder is a passionate guy who has no real desire to leave college. He attends on Daddy’s money and feels like a college philanthropist because he does so much for fraternities, the swim team and other organizations on campus. Throughout the movie, you can see several fraternity houses come to Van Wilder for help. Some use special Greek letters, while others are too clumsy to use anything at all.