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are there good movies that involve school ?

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#21 of 44 OFFLINE   Joseph Young

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Posted September 23 2002 - 06:12 AM

Another nod to Three O'Clock High Also, two pretty terrible 'staff member as high school vigilante' movies: The Principal (with James Belushi).. anyone remember this one?... simply terrible The Substitute ... also terrible. ~j

#22 of 44 OFFLINE   Seth Paxton

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Posted September 23 2002 - 07:21 AM

Yeah, but Scott you did forget Clueless...luckily Vickie had your back on it though. Posted Image

Other than that, I'd say Scott's list is a great start on the subject.

However, I think everyone forgot to mention A Christmas Story which has many good elementary school class scenes.

#23 of 44 OFFLINE   felix_suwarno



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Posted September 23 2002 - 09:45 AM

thanks big time for the replies. i didnt know there are lots of movies about school. i was actually interested with school related movies with female students in it, but i dont like girl movies that show how an ordinary girl climb up to the top, get sexier on every scene, and get the boy in the end, bla bla bla. there was this movie, whispering corridor 2. korean movie, it involved school, high school girls, but no feminism involved. by the way, thanks to vickie, that is exactly what i need.

#24 of 44 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted September 23 2002 - 10:17 AM

Hahaha! Who isn't?? Try these ones (at your own risk): Private School The Princess Academy The Craft (OK, I kinda like this one...)

#25 of 44 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted September 23 2002 - 11:44 AM

[rant]Stand and Deliver[/rant] is my favorite one about school.
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Posted September 23 2002 - 11:52 AM

The Principal

#27 of 44 OFFLINE   felix_suwarno



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Posted September 23 2002 - 11:54 AM

ahhh! i remember private school! it was about 15 years ago where the principal grabbed a female student and...ok i will stop.

#28 of 44 OFFLINE   Rob P S

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Posted April 12 2003 - 06:28 AM

The Emperor's Club October Sky Mr. Holland's Opus Lean on Me The Karate Kid

#29 of 44 OFFLINE   Steve_Ch


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Posted April 12 2003 - 07:01 AM

Has anybody done Police Academy (is it up to sequential 1001 now) yet??
Vicki_M, great list, can't quite recall the connection of Annie Hall to elementary school, a little memory refresh, may be??
And then there's Fame (1980, New York City High School for the Performing Arts).
Nobody mentioned Lost and Delirious yet (talking about girls in school Posted Image ) ?

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Posted April 14 2003 - 03:58 AM

Amarcord (Catholic, Italian Elementary school) Flirting (Australian Private School) A Seperate Peace (not nearly as good as the book) Liberty Heights (Jewish view on Baltimore Schools) Rules of Attraction (Screwed up college kids) Billy Madison (K-12) Wonder Boys (a sort of snapshot of Carnegie Mellon) This Boys Life (middle and high school, sort of) The Ice Storm (F'ed up New Canaan, my old home town) Shine (Music School) The Recruit (Spy School) About a Boy (Private School)

#31 of 44 OFFLINE   Matt<>Broon


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Posted April 14 2003 - 04:11 AM

Anyone mentioned Battle Royale yet? It's uh.. Kinda related to school. :b
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#32 of 44 OFFLINE   Rob Bartlett

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Posted April 14 2003 - 04:21 AM

Summer School, you tactless heretics!
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Posted April 14 2003 - 05:21 AM

Some I haven't seen mentioned yet: PCU Higher Learning Heavenly Creatures (Not primarily about school, but has something to do with it...) Jason

#34 of 44 OFFLINE   Viktor S

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Posted April 14 2003 - 06:33 AM

I'm surprised I didn't see anybody mentioning "Blackboard Jungle". One of my many favourite movies. It's a superb movie with great acting and one fine script. It has got Rock around the clock on the soundtrack and a 30-year old Sidney Poitier acting 17 or 18 or so (!). I truely recommend it.

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Posted April 14 2003 - 09:12 AM

Lost and Delirious is a movie about school and it is about a girls school. This might be exactly what you are looking for Felix.
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#36 of 44 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

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Posted April 14 2003 - 10:15 AM

Another vote for Heavenly Creatures Peter Jackson 1994, New Zealand girls' school in the 1950s, very repressive.

And my signature film Picnic at Hanging Rock Peter Wier 1975, Australian girls' school in the 1900s, even more repressive. Posted Image

#37 of 44 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted April 14 2003 - 10:31 AM

If... Unman, Wittering & Zigo Child's Play (not the Chucky movie, but a creepy 1972 film with James Mason) All 3 are from Paramount and not yet available on DVD, but If... is supposedly coming soon.

#38 of 44 OFFLINE   Chris Rein

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Posted April 14 2003 - 03:48 PM

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#39 of 44 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted April 14 2003 - 07:37 PM

I'd estimate 20% or more of movies are about, or deal with, school. This is a pretty broad category. In addition to what others have said, I'd add a Beautiful Mind, Mr. Holland's Opus and Kindergarten Cop. Noen of these are much about girls though. If you're interested in porn, I have a bunch of recommendations there as well.
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#40 of 44 OFFLINE   Richard Kim

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Posted April 15 2003 - 09:50 AM

Better Luck Tomorrow is out in theaters now, which presents high school life from an Asian-American perspective.

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