Sorority Movies You Never Knew Existed

Sorority Movies You Never Knew Existed

When I was accepted to college and made the decision to join a sorority, I was one of those girls who thought she could prepare for rush best by watching movies. Movies, to me, are like the modern day Aristotle. Two-hour compilations of pictures and sounds, filled with loads wisdom and advice? Count me in. And since I feel so comfortable with you guys, I’ll let you in on a little secret. If it wasn’t for Disney movies, I would still totally think trees are really wise old ladies who give you love advice and play with your hair.

Clearly, I’m kidding, but you get what I mean. Watching movies is my thing. That’s how I like to hypothetically prepare for anything life throws my way. I’ve done it in the past and I still do it now as a postgrad. In high school, when I decided to try out for cheerleading, I watched “Bring It On” until my mother couldn’t take hearing “Get Ready For This” anymore. For recruitment, I did the same thing with sorority-themed movies. I know, it’s completely laughable now for those of us in sororities who have been there and done that, but that’s how I chose to motivate myself after learning 15 different houses filled with perfect looking sorority girls were going to judge me for an entire week straight. I felt intimidated, so I thought watching a few movies about Greek life would give me a little more insight into that mysterious and glamorous world I knew nothing about until I stepped on campus. So, after I shopped, made sure all my recommendation letters were mailed out, and had gone back and forth in my mind about whether or not I was ready to do the whole sorority thing, I began my sorority movie binge.

There are great movies out there that we all know and love, like “Legally Blonde,” “The House Bunny,” and “Sydney White,” but surprisingly enough, there are some out there that just didn’t hit the mark and few people even know they exist. Some of them are amazing, some mediocre, some completely disturbing, and some should have never been made–ever. Check out the plot descriptions via IMBd:

“The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi” (1933)
“A campus flirt who has been ‘pinned’ by most of the boys of Sigma Chi fraternity falls for a no-nonsense athlete who doesn’t have time for such diversions as women.”

“The Girls on the Beach” (1965)
“The girls of Alpha Beta need to raise $10,000 in two weeks to save the sorority house. Among their schemes to raise the funds are a beauty contest, a newspaper puzzle, and a baking contest…”

“The Group” (1966)
“It’s 1933, and eight young women are friends and members of the upper- class group at a private girl’s school, about to graduate and start their own lives.”

“Black Christmas” (1974)
“A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.”

“The Initiation of Sarah” (1978 TV movie)
“A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.”

“Friendships, Secrets and Lies” (1979 TV movie)
“Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.”

“The House on Sorority Row” (1983)
“After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.”

“The Initiation” (1984)
“Kelly Fairchild has become a college student and a member of the Delta Ro Kai sorority and the sorority’s initiation ritual is a nighttime breaking-and-entering into her father’s department store.”

“Confessions of a Sorority Girl” (1994)
“Attractive but warped college co-ed Sabrina resorts to lying, cheating, blackmailing, seduction and manipulation to get what she wants.”

“Pumpkin” (2002)
“A sorority girl is drawn to a disabled man.”

“Legally Blonde” (2001)
“When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.”

“Sorority Boys” (2002)
“Three rowdy college students are kicked out of their dorm and dress up in drag to live in the DOG house, where the girls deemed unattractive live.”

“National Lampoon’s Pledge This!” (2006)
“At South Beach University, a beautiful sorority president takes in a group of unconventional freshman girls seeking acceptance into her house.”

“The Initiation of Sarah” (2006 TV movie)
“A college student uses her supernatural powers against a rival sorority house. A remake of the 1978 TV movie.”

“The Haunting of Sorority Row” (2007 TV movie)
“Samantha Willows, a college freshman, looks to pledge a sorority. Unbeknownst to Sam, it is haunted by a former pledge taking revenge on those who wronged her.”

“Sydney White” (2007)
“A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.”

“The House Bunny” (2008)
“After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls.”

“Sorority Row” (2009)
“A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.”

So what I’ve learned from my sorority movie research is that the scary movie industry is completely obsessed with us and that “Legally Blonde” will forever be the only sorority movie worthy of my time.

[via Wikipedia]

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Wine2TheRescue is a legal marketing pro & blogger out of Washington, D.C. but is originally a sorority girl out of Northwest Florida. As a recent graduate and expert twenty-something, she spends most of her time trying to balance her work schedule with her daily required wine intake. It's a struggle she's learning to manage, but nothing she can't lean on her sisters for help with. She is also a contributing writer for Total Sorority Move and Post Grad Problems.

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