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The Top 10 classic high school movies guaranteed to get you hyped for the halls

Flick chick
The Top 10 classic high school movies guaranteed to get you hyped for the halls

♥ A classic must-see
♥ ♥ Considered mandatory college prep
♥ ♥ ♥ Watch once a week for quick reference
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ If you don’t already, you must own this flick

American Pie (1999) ♥ ♥ ♥
Starring: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid
In a nutshell: When four teenage guys make a pact to lose their virginities by prom night, things go slightly awry. From the complications of web-cams to the embarrassment of masturbation, who knew getting laid could be so hard?

The Breakfast Club (1985) ♥ ♥ ♥
Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy
In a nutshell: A mix of students – from the prom queen to the geek – are stuck in Saturday afternoon detention and come to find out they have more in common then they would’ve ever thought, including their combined interest in sabotaging the supervising teacher.

Bring It On (2000) ♥
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union
In a nutshell: This movie is the ultimate guilty pleasure, with two cheerleading squads dueling it out over kicks and cheers. It’s the kind of cheese that you can’t tear yourself away from.

Clueless (1995) ♥ ♥
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, Britney Murphy
In a nutshell: Cher, played by Alicia Silverstone, is the ultimate-Valley-girl, but she turns out to be an unlikely heroine as her air-head ways lead to endearing attempts at match-making, obtaining a driver’s license, and convincing herself that her crush is heterosexual (he’s not).

Dazed and Confused (1993) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Starring: Jason London, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams
In a nutshell: Take a 24 hour glimpse into the lives of outgoing and incoming high school students on their last day of school in 1976, and witness all of the hazing involved in the transfer of power.

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) ♥ ♥ ♥
Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker
In a nutshell: Based on the real life adventures of director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous), this classic flick follows the romantic and comedic endeavours of Californian high school students. Sean Penn is at the forefront of the action with a penchant for surfing and getting high, which of course convinces faculty that all of the students are stoned. 

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Grey, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck
In a nutshell: Ferris Bueller, famously played by Matthew Broderick, is the ultimate teenage hipster. He’s got all the right moves, landing him the hottest chick in school and a day outside its walls – but don’t worry, complications ensue, despite his boyish charm.

Mean Girls (2004) ♥ ♥ ♥
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler
In a nutshell: When the formerly African home-schooled Lohan, aka Cady Heron, transfers to an American school, all of the perils of teenage-hood catch-up to her at once. Fleeting popularity, boy-crushes and sabotage– you know, the usual.

Sixteen Candles (1984) ♥ ♥ ♥
Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Schoeffling, Gedde Watanabe
In a nutshell: As if turning sixteen isn’t hard enough, in this coming-of-ager, the birthday celebration gets pushed aside by a disastrous wedding, pushy relatives, and a dreaded high school dance turned all-night crazy bender. Watch it for Jake Ryan (played by Michael Schoeffling) alone – they don’t make ‘em like that anymore!

School Ties (1992) ♥
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O’Donell, Ben Affleck
In a nutshell: Beyond its obvious eye-candy-quality, School Ties examines the hardships of religious, cultural, and financial discrimination, in a highly competitive private school setting, but not without a healthy dose of heart.