So we did a roundup of the top Bollywood school based movies…how could we not go through the best Hollywood ones!
High school movies are a guilty pleasure that we indulge in even if we are well past the acceptable age of watching one!
It is pure nostalgia and a chance to relive those days, and for those who are in high school or just about went through that phase, you will relate to these movies as if they were based on your life and your friends!
Here is my list of top Hollywood school flicks –
The Breakfast Club
You can’t start a list on the best high school movies and not feature this one as the first! Helmed by John Hughes, the story revolves around a particular Saturday morning when five students with opposing personalities face detention, and each other. A coming of age movie on how they have more in common than they think. Starring Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald and a host of others, this is one classic high school movie that no one should miss.
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Brilliantly written by Tina Fey, amazing performances by Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams, this movie certainly hits all the right notes. Lohan plays a 16 year old homeschooled girl who suddenly gets thrown into high school and is a misfit. How she overcomes it all to finally become one of the most sought after girls in school, and the downfall thereafter is the whole premise of the movie. See it if you haven’t till now!
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10 Things I Hate About You
Based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, this is another classic teen movie that got so popular that it got its own TV Show too! Breakthrough performances by Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon Levitt and ofcourse Heath Ledger are legendary. One movie you can watch and rewatch!
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Dead Poets Society
A 1989 drama set in an elite private school but dull in its teaching methods, with Robin Williams as the unorthodox English teacher. A movie that depicts breaking norms and thinking for yourself, to challenge yourself and live unapologetically. The movie takes a turn when such ideologies cause a mishap and land Williams in trouble with the school authorities and how the students come to his defence. An Oscar worthy story with an Oscar worthy performance by Williams.
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The Harry Potter Series
A modern fairy tale in the truest of senses. A story of a seemingly ordinary boy who suddenly is thrown into the realm of magic and made to realise that he in fact is a hero in that world. His school life is peppered with the adjustments, friendship, first loves, competition, rivalry and of course learning magic and battling villains along the way. The cast is stellar and the setting amazing. There is not much that one can explain about these movies, best to binge watched at a go.
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
A coming of age story about an introvert boy who is befriended by his seniors at school, and how they deal with hard hitting issues that face adolescents. It deals with the limbo period between teenage and adulthood, where you aren’t kids enough to shirk away from issues but not old enough to take fully formed decisions. A very poignant movie that every teenage will relate to in some form or the other.
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Any other High School movie that you love?! Do let us know!