With the leaves starting to turn, it’s time to embrace the Back-To-School season. Take a look at these movies, ranging from kid-appropriate to Animal House. These are great flicks that will help you get back into the learning spirit!
The Breakfast Club
This 1985 John Hughes classic is a perfect movie to kick off the school year. It reminds us all of what it means to be rebellious and unique. If you haven’t already seen it, take a look. And if you have, get lost again in the characters and fantastic 80’s soundtrack. No matter what the year, this is one of those movies that every teenager can relate to, and even some adults.
Dead Poets Society
Peter Weir brings us a fantastic film, one that stays with us long after we have finished watching it. You’ve probably already seen it in a High School English class, but take the time to watch it again. It’s one of those truly great tales, starring Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Another John Hughes classic, here we see a high school student cut class for a day. It’s much more exciting than you’d think! Okay, so he might not be at school, but it still speaks to the spirit! It’s an essential high school movie.
Stand and Deliver
This ever-inspiring movie is about a new teacher who motivates his struggling students. It’s a classic inner city tale, one that is still relevant and needed today.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Fast Times is a great film for the class clown in your family. High School should be about having fun and making friends, and of course learning. Take a look at this classic comedy and remember why High School was so fun! (Starring a young Sean Penn!)
Grease is the ultimate high school musical – of course, before High School musical actually came out. It’s a classic that everyone can sing and dance along to. With strong themes on love, friendship and coming of age, this movie will put you in a great mood for back-to-school. Especially those seniors!
To Sir, With Love
Starring Sydney Poitier in 1967, nothing beats the heart and soul of this movie. It’s raw and unnerving, and beautiful. Watch this movie and remember how important the teacher-student bond can be.
Animal House may be a college flick, but it’s a classic. This comedy will still make you laugh, even though it was released back in 1978. Perfect for any graduating seniors or soon to be Freshman. With an amazing cast, and unforgettable characters, this film will put you in the mood for school this Fall.