Some of the best movies ever made are centered around the emotional highs and lows between classes and after school. We rounded up 15 of our favorite films that will beat any of your back-to-school blues. Fire up Netflix and grab a bag of Mr. Popular for a fun movie night!
1. Billy Madison (1995)
In order to inherit his fed up father’s hotel empire, an immature and lazy man must repeat grades 1-12 all over again.
2. The Breakfast Club (1985)
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
3. Mean Girls (2004)
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
4. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that.
5. Old School (2003)
Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.
6. Grease (1978)
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
7. Never Been Kissed (1999)
A journalist enrolls in her old high school as part of her research for a story.
8. Sixteen Candles (1984)
A young girl’s “sweet sixteen” birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
9. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does.
10. Clueless (1995)
Loosely based on the Jane Austin novel, Emma, Clueless follows a rich high school student who tries to boost a new girl’s popularity.
11. Pitch Perfect (2012)
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
12. Freaky Friday (1976)
A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other’s lives on one strange Friday.
13. She’s All That (1999)
A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school’s prom queen.
14. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n’ roll.
15 High School Musical (2006)
Troy and Gabriella – two teens who are worlds apart – meet at a karaoke contest and discover their mutual love for music.