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are there good movies that involve school ?

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#1 of 44 felix_suwarno



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Posted September 22 2002 - 01:27 PM

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 of 44 Garrett Lundy

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Posted September 22 2002 - 01:37 PM

A good movie that involves a school? My suggestion:

Donnie Darko
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#3 of 44 Richard Kim

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Posted September 22 2002 - 01:48 PM

Here's two off the top of my head:


#4 of 44 Richard Travale

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Posted September 22 2002 - 02:26 PM

Hmm, school:
With Honors
School Ties
Dead Poets Society

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Posted September 22 2002 - 02:31 PM

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#6 of 44 Dean Kousoulas

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Posted September 22 2002 - 02:55 PM

The Breakfast Club

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Posted September 22 2002 - 02:58 PM

Three O'Clock High
Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Rock & Roll High School

#8 of 44 Scott Weinberg

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Posted September 22 2002 - 03:01 PM

Movies dealing with high school, but not necessarily 'high-school' flicks.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Sixteen Candles
The Breakfast Club
Pretty in Pink
Some Kind of Wonderful
Say Anything...
Back to the Future
Better Off Dead
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Ghost World
The Virgin Suicides
My Bodyguard
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:

Can't Hardly Wait
Permanent Record
American Pie 2
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

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#9 of 44 Inspector Hammer!

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Posted September 22 2002 - 03:03 PM

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#10 of 44 Alex Spindler

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Posted September 22 2002 - 03:05 PM

No mention of the master thespian work of Samwise Gamgee in Toy Soldiers?

#11 of 44 Bill Huelbig

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Posted September 22 2002 - 03:26 PM

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.


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Posted September 22 2002 - 05:56 PM

as much as i love rushmore and election, i am insulted that nobody mentioned Real Genius . blasphemy!

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#13 of 44 Scott Weinberg

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Posted September 22 2002 - 06:07 PM

I thought of including Real Genius, but I was stuck in 'high school' flick territory. Didn't think to include college flicks. Posted Image

#14 of 44 Brook K

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Posted September 22 2002 - 06:05 PM

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#15 of 44 Tiffany A

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#16 of 44 Graeme Clark

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Posted September 22 2002 - 06:11 PM

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#17 of 44 Vickie_M



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Posted September 22 2002 - 09:13 PM

somehow involve school

Perhaps you should be more specific next time. Posted Image

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)

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#18 of 44 Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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Posted September 23 2002 - 12:29 AM

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#19 of 44 Brad Porter

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Posted September 23 2002 - 02:14 AM

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
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Angus - the painful adolescence of a likeable, obese 14 year old. George C. Scott brings a great presence as his grandfather.

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#20 of 44 Thi Them

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Posted September 23 2002 - 04:24 AM

Little Man Tate
With Honors
School Ties
Can't Buy Me Love
Teen Wolf