It’s hard to believe the Summer is on its way out and another School year is around the corner. It can be hard to get into the spirit with the ever changing Covid climate. Some kids won’t get their first day of School this year and if they do, it sure is going to look different than what we traditionally expect.
We made a list of films to help you get in the spirit! Whether you are a new “homeschool” teacher or a student going through it all, this list will be sure to give you inspiration and excitement for another year!
1. Clueless (1995)
Can you remember the first time you saw Clueless? This is the film that helped launch the career of several big stars today (like the amazing Paul Rudd) and will be remembered as one of the greatest high school films of the ’90s. Growing up, the first day of school didn’t feel right unless I wore some sort of plaid skirt and loafer combo, and I blame it on this movie.
2. The Breakfast Club (1985)
John Hughes blazed his own trail in The Breakfast Club, the standard of all great teen dramas. This movie launched the careers of many “Brat Pack” actors, and is thought of as one of the most classic high school movies of the ’80s.
3. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High was the Superbad of its time. Raunchy humor, hysterical dream sequences, and a launchpad for some of Hollywood’s shining stars (hey, Sean Penn) all characterize this film. This movie had a large cast, memorable one-liners, and the ballsy (though controversial) way it dealt with tough teen issues.
4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
What would you do if all the boys you’ve ever had crushes on, suddenly found out about it?
This is exactly what Lara Jean (Lana Condor) has to face in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. After her secret love letters to her crushes are mysteriously delivered, Lara must learn how to come out of her shell and embrace the fact that people might have crushes on her, too.
This back to school movie has it all: a super cute love interest (or two), adorable style, and plenty of quotable moments. It’s made for re-watching for those warm, fuzzy feelings again and again.
5. Mean Girls (2004)
Tiny Fey’s sassy comedy signature, plus the perfect supporting cast makes Mean Girls awesome. Just about everyone can relate to an antic or two depicted in this movie. It might even teach you a life lesson or five.
Whether your a nerd, a jock, an Artist or a loner, there is a back to school movie for you! Check out the full list of movies you can watch to get that back to School nostalgia by visiting The 22 best back to School Movies.
Stay hopeful, healthy and educated!
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