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50 Best High School Movies

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From September 15, 2006 issue: “We still enjoy reliving our worst teenage traumas, from classrooms and cafeterias to pep rallies and senior proms. This dean’s list of films captures those memorable years of promise and pimples.”

  1. The Breakfast Club (High School Reunion Collection)
  2. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Widescreen Special Edition)
  3. Dazed & Confused (The Criterion Collection)
    by Richard Linklater
  4. Rebel Without a Cause (Two-Disc Special Edition)
    by Nicholas Ray
  5. Heathers
    by Michael Lehmann
  6. American Graffiti (Collector’s Edition)
    by George Lucas
  7. Clueless
    by Amy Heckerling
  8. Boyz ‘N The Hood (Anniversary Edition)
  9. Election
    by Alexander Payne
  10. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    by John Hughes
  11. Say Anything
    by Cameron Crowe
  12. Mean Girls (Widescreen Edition)
    by Mark Waters
  13. High School (1968 Documentary)
    by Frederick Wiseman
  14. Donnie Darko (Widescreen Edition)
    by Richard Kelly
  15. Carrie (Special Edition)
    by Brian De Palma
  16. Lucas
    by David Seltzer
  17. Peggy Sue Got Married
    by Francis Ford Coppola
  18. Rock ‘n Roll High School – Special Edition
  19. The Last Picture Show: The Definitive Director’s Cut (Special Edition)
    by Peter Bogdanovich
  20. Dead Poets Society
    by Peter Weir
  21. Grease (Widescreen Edition)
    by Randal Kleiser
  22. American Pie (Unrated Widescreen Collector’s Edition)
    by Chris Weitz
  23. Cooley High
  24. Rushmore (The Criterion Collection)
  25. Hoosiers (2-Disc Collector’s Edition)
    by David Anspaugh
  26. Pretty in Pink
  27. To Sir, With Love
    by James Clavell
  28. Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy (Widescreen Edition)
    by Laurent Bouzereau
  29. Gregory’s Girl
  30. Bring It On (Widescreen Collector’s Edition)
    by Peyton Reed
  31. The Karate Kid (Special Edition)
    by John G. Avildsen
  32. Scream (Dimension Collector’s Series)
    by Wes Craven
  33. Hoop Dreams (The Criterion Collection)
  34. Get Real
    by Simon Shore
  35. Brick
  36. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Single-Disc Widescreen Edition)
    by Mike Newell
  37. Friday Night Lights (Widescreen Edition)
    by Peter Berg
  38. Bye Bye Birdie
    by George Sidney
  39. The Virgin Suicides
  40. Risky Business
    by Paul Brickman
  41. Can’t Buy Me Love
    by Steve Rash
  42. Fame
  43. Stand and Deliver
  44. Can’t Hardly Wait
    by Deborah Kaplan
  45. My Bodyguard
  46. Flirting
    by John Duigan
  47. Napoleon Dynamite
    by Jared Hess
  48. Just One of the Guys
    by Lisa Gottlieb
  49. Sixteen Candles (High School Reunion Collection)
    by John Hughes
  50. Splendor in the Grass

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