are there good movies that involve school ?

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  1. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    i have asked questions like this in the past. what are the scarriest movies? what are good korean movies? etc etc

    now i want to know good movies that somehow involve school. please help me on this one.

    thanks in advance, gang
     
  2. Garrett Lundy

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    A good movie that involves a school? My suggestion:
    Donnie Darko
     
  3. Richard Kim

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    Here's two off the top of my head:
    Rushmore
    Election
     
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    Hmm, school:
    With Honors
    School Ties
    Dead Poets Society
     
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    Animal House![​IMG]
     
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    The Breakfast Club

    Dean
     
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    Rushmore
    Three O'Clock High
    Fast Times At Ridgemont High
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Carrie
    Rock & Roll High School
     
  8. Scott Weinberg

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    Movies dealing with high school, but not necessarily 'high-school' flicks.
    Lucas
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Heathers
    Rushmore
    Election
    Sixteen Candles
    The Breakfast Club
    Pretty in Pink
    Some Kind of Wonderful
    Say Anything...
    Mischief
    Back to the Future
    Carrie
    Better Off Dead
    Welcome to the Dollhouse
    Ghost World
    The Virgin Suicides
    My Bodyguard
    Fame
    River's Edge
    Dazed and Confused
    American Pie
    All the Right Moves
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    Summer School
    Ones I like, but caveat emptor and all that:
    Jawbreaker
    Can't Hardly Wait
    Permanent Record
    American Pie 2
    Porky's
    Pump Up the Volume
    Class of 1999
    Bring It On
    The Faculty
    Valley Girl
    She's All That
    Cruel Intentions
    Get Over It
    Student Bodies
    Not Another Teen Movie
    Ones I don't like at all, but other people might:
    Ten Things I Hate About You
    Drive Me Crazy
    Never Been Kissed
    Varsity Blues
    The New Guy
    Joy Sticks
    Porky's 2: The Next Day
    Porky's Revenge
    The Last American Virgin
    The Joy of Sex
    There's hundreds more, but I don't think Screwballs and Loose Screws are on DVD yet... [​IMG]
     
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    Return to Horror High and Slaughter High. I just combined both genre's for ya. [​IMG]
     
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    No mention of the master thespian work of Samwise Gamgee in Toy Soldiers?
     
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    My favorite is UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE (1967) featuring Sandy Dennis and a whole crew of excellent character actors. It's a WB film and it's not out on DVD yet. A few years ago I would have said it's WB so it's not out on DVD yet, but they're getting better all the time and there is hope.
    --Bill
     
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    as much as i love rushmore and election, i am insulted that nobody mentioned Real Genius . blasphemy!
    CJ
     
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    Children of Heaven
    Yi Yi
    Not One Less
    The 400 Blows
    Small Change
     
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    Foxes
     
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    I thought of including Real Genius, but I was stuck in 'high school' flick territory. Didn't think to include college flicks. [​IMG]
     
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    Kindergarten Cop [​IMG]
     
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    Quote:



    somehow involve school





    Perhaps you should be more specific next time. [​IMG]



    To Sir With Love (High school)

    The Paper Chase (Law school)

    Gross Anatomy (Medical school)

    Maurice (British university)

    Billy Elliot (Dance instruction)

    The Turning Point (Ballet school)

    Children of a Lesser God (School of the Deaf)

    O (High school)

    Goodbye Mr. Chips (British Public school)

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Scottish Girl's school)

    Lean On Me (High school)

    Stand and Deliver (High school)

    Dangerous Minds (High school)

    Music of the Heart (Elementary school)

    Annie Hall (Elementary school)

    In & Out (High school)

    Happy, TX (Elementary school)

    Starship Troopers (Military Bug-killin' school)

    Little Drummer Girl (Terrorist school)

    An Officer and a Gentleman (Flight training)

    Grosse Pointe Blank (High school reunion)

    Peggy Sue Got Married (ditto)

    Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion (ditto)

    Chocolate War (Catholic High School)

    If (British Public school)

    Gregory's Girl (High school in Scotland)

    Au revoir les enfants (French boarding school)

    Ça commence aujourd'hui (It All Starts Today) (French kindergarten)

    Ponette (French kindergarten)

    Flirting (Australian public school)

    Educating Rita (University, private tutoring)

    Shall We Dance? (Dance school/lessons in Japan)

    Peau neuve (New Dawn) (Bulldozer/heavy machinery school)

    Billy Jack (Alternative school)

    Blackboard Jungle (High School)

    Basketball Diaries (High school)

    Clueless (High school)

    Grease (High school)

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone (Wizard school)

    He Got Game (High school to college)

    Hoosiers (High school)

    Vision Quest (High school)

    Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (Girl's school)

    Wild Things (High school)

    The Children's Hour (Girl's school)

    Children of the Damned (Creepy kid school)

    Legally Blonde (College to Law school)

    Last Action Hero (Elementary school)

    Love & Basketball (College)

    Tall Story (College)

    Where the Boys Are (College)

    Matilda (Elementary school)

    Madeline (Elementary school)

    Hope and Glory (English elementary school) ("men are fighting and dying for the PINK bits!")

    My Boyfriend's Back (High school)


    Probably crappy, I haven't seen these:
    Teaching Mrs. Tingle (High school)
    High School Confidential (duh)
    Police Academy (duh) (I'm embarrassed to list this)


    Why are there no good movies about Truck Driving School?? I went to one and they're pretty weird.


    me, aka insomnia sally
     
  18. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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    Back to School
    Good Will Hunting
     
  19. Brad Porter

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    Watch Savage Steve Holland's How I Got Into College for my favorite representation of standardized test anxiety.
    Three others not previously mentioned in this thread:
    Kicking and Screaming - grad school lit majors
    Monty Python's The Meaning of Life - the proper way to conduct sexual education courses [​IMG]
    Angus - the painful adolescence of a likeable, obese 14 year old. George C. Scott brings a great presence as his grandfather.
    Brad
     
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    Little Man Tate
    With Honors
    School Ties
    Can't Buy Me Love
    Teen Wolf

    ~T
     

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