In the movies, universities are stately, red brick buildings filled with leather bound books and curious intellectuals. For the most part, the stereotypes aren't true -- my university was more ugly seventies architecture and parking lots than classic Gothic spires and green courtyards. However, inspiration for the movies had to be drawn from somewhere -- and likely from these, the most beautiful universities across the world. From Moscow to Boston and beyond, these old and ornate universities are known for their elaborate architecture and stunning views, often set against impressive backdrops in both urban and natural environments. After seeing the images below, you're going to wish you'd attended one of these prestigious universities -- or at the very least, you're going to want to visit.