Top 10 School Movies
We all love summer, but it's almost that time when the weather starts to turn ... you know what that means, back to school! Get in the mood to head back to class by checking out these classic school movies!
Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls
No. 10: Ten Things I Hate About You
In this romantic school tale (loosely based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew) Bianca pays the school’s badboy to try and romance her older sister Kat so that their strict dad will let them both date, the only problem? Kat’s got a reputation, and it’s not for being nice!
Check out this clip of Heath Ledger serenading Julia Stiles:
No. 9: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Two not so bright dudes, Bill and Ted, are on the verge of flunking out of school, until they get a little help from ...themselves in the future! With a time machine made from a telephone booth, these two future-rock stars travel through time collecting some of history’s most important figures for the best history presentation ever seen!
Bill and Ted (Keanu Reeves) have to travel through time just to pass class!
No. 8: Dead Poets Society
At a boy’s private school an unconventional teacher, Robin Williams, comes along that changes the boys lives forever by showing them how fun learning can be, starring Ethan Hawke this movie is a school classic.
Robin Williams shows private school boys that school CAN be fun and games
No. 7: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Ferris Bueller is a loveable slacker who has no qualms cutting class, even though if he cuts one more time the principal will have him expelled, but that doesn’t stop him from calling in sick and having a day he’ll never forget-and dragging his girlfriend Sloane and best friend along with him!
Ferris Bueller pulls every trick in the book to get out of school one last time
No. 6: School of Rock
Directed by Richard Linklater and starring comedian Jack Black, School of Rock is all about learning and letting loose, when a musician poses as a substitute teacher to earn some extra cash the students end up winning big.
Check out the trailer here!
No. 5: Grease
Ever wonder what it was like to go to high school in the fifties? This musical can you take you there! Sandy is goody-two-shoes Australian exchange student and Danny is greaser (a badboy in the fifties), but they still end up falling for each other.
Olivia Newton John and John Travolta showed us what high school in the '50's was all about (in song!)
No. 4: PROM
If there’s one thing that everyone dreads or can’t wait for, it’s Prom! In this new Disney film they show a group of kids and their wacky hijinx getting ready for prom, getting dates and finding out things they never knew about each other.
Prom will be out on DVD soon, check out the trailer here:
No. 3: Mean Girls
When Cady (Lindsay Lohan) transfers to a new school after living overseas in Africa, she learns that she has a whole new social jungle to learn about, and it’s called high school! She learns all about what it means to be popular in this hysterically funny film.=
No. 2: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
In the very first Harry Potter movie we all got to get a glimpse of a school we’d only read about in the books, Hogwarts wizarding school!
Harry Potter and his best friend Ron Weasley in their first year at Hogwarts
No. 1: The Breakfast Club
There’s no greater school classic than The Breakfast Club. When a bunch of kids are forced to stay in school for detention on a Saturday, they learn a lot from each other about what it’s like to be a nerd, a jock, a socialite, a misfit and a liar, and have fun doing it!
One day in detention changes these teens lives forever
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