Entertainment Weekly's 50 Best High School Movies (25-1)

A Listmania! list by Mark Wiatrowski "Listen to Real Music" (Williamsburg, VA)
The list author says: "Everybody remembers high school. And the people who made the following 50 movies portrayed teenagers in the best way.

Missing:

13. High School (1968)

Great documentary."
Hoosiers
1.  Hoosiers DVD ~ Gene Hackman
The list author says:
  "25. Hoosiers (1986)

Great performance from Gene Hackman."
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Rushmore
2.  Rushmore DVD ~ Jason Schwartzman
The list author says:
  "24. Rushmore (1998)

Never seen this one."
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Cooley High
3.  Cooley High DVD ~ Glynn Turman
The list author says:
  "23. Cooley High (1975)

Never seen this one either."
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American Pie (Unrated Widescreen Collector's Edition)
4.  American Pie (Unrated Widescreen Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Jason Biggs
The list author says:
  "22. American Pie (1999)

OMG! This movie is so BLEEPing funny!"
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Grease (Rockin' Rydell Edition)
5.  Grease (Rockin' Rydell Edition) DVD ~ John Travolta
The list author says:
  "21. Grease (1978)

This is kinda a guilty pleasure for me. For a movie starring a guy in a gang, this movie isn't too badBLEEP."
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Dead Poets Society
6.  Dead Poets Society DVD ~ Robin Williams
The list author says:
  "20. Dead Poets Society (1989)

Great movie. Awesome performance from funnyman Robin Williams in a serious role."
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The Last Picture Show: The Definitive Director's Cut (Special Edition)
7.  The Last Picture Show: The Definitive Director's Cut (Special Edition) DVD ~ Timothy Bottoms
The list author says:
  "19. The Last Picture Show (1971)

Saw this one, but I don't remember too much of it."
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Rock 'N' Roll High School [Blu-ray]
8.  Rock 'N' Roll High School [Blu-ray] DVD ~ P.J. Soles
The list author says:
  "18. Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)

ROCK ROCK ROCK ROCK ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL!!!! Love the Ramones."
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Peggy Sue Got Married
9.  Peggy Sue Got Married DVD ~ Kathleen Turner
The list author says:
  "17. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

Don't remember much of this one either."
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Lucas
10.  Lucas DVD ~ Corey Haim
The list author says:
  "16. Lucas (1986)

R.I.P. Corey Haim"
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Carrie (Special Edition)
11.  Carrie (Special Edition) DVD ~ Sissy Spacek
The list author says:
  "15. Carrie (1976)

Cool movie. Very scary, though."
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Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)
12.  Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition) DVD ~ Jake Gyllenhaal
The list author says:
  "14. Donnie Darko (2001)

It's only been less that 10 years and this movie is already a cult classic. I love this movie and respect it a whole lot more now."
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Mean Girls (Widescreen Edition)
13.  Mean Girls (Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Lindsay Lohan
The list author says:
  "12. Mean Girls (2004)

Lindsay Lohan before she went partying, getting DUIs, and (technically) suing babies. I find it disturbing that I can watch this movie as much as I want and I still find things to laugh about. Does that mean I'm gay? Dunno, hope not."
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Say Anything
14.  Say Anything DVD ~ John Cusack
The list author says:
  "11. Say Anything... (1989)

One of Cameron Crowe's first films. I love this movie."
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Bueller...Bueller... Edition)
15.  Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Bueller...Bueller... Edition) DVD ~ Matthew Broderick
The list author says:
  "10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

"Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around for a while, you could miss it." Classic."
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Election
16.  Election DVD ~ Matthew Broderick
The list author says:
  "9. Election (1999)

Matthew Broderick 13 years after Ferris. Wait a minute, what's "Election" doing ahead of "Ferris Bueller"?"
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Boyz 'N The Hood
17.  Boyz 'N The Hood DVD ~ Cuba Gooding Jr.
The list author says:
  "8. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Cool movie."
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Clueless (Whatever! Edition)
18.  Clueless (Whatever! Edition) DVD ~ Alicia Silverstone
The list author says:
  "7. Clueless (1995)

I can't believe Alicia Silverstone was only 19 when this came out. Wow, she's old enough to be my Mom now! Think, I'd have my own MTLF (Mom They'd Like to BLEEP)."
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American Graffiti (Collector's Edition)
19.  American Graffiti (Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Ron Howard
The list author says:
  "6. American Graffiti (1975)

My Mom saw this when it first came out. I watched it and I guess I liked it as much as she did."
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Heathers - 20th High School Reunion Edition
20.  Heathers - 20th High School Reunion Edition DVD ~ Winona Ryder
The list author says:
  "5. Heathers (1988)

One of the most smart and intelligent comedies of the 80s."
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Rebel Without a Cause (Two-Disc Special Edition)
21.  Rebel Without a Cause (Two-Disc Special Edition) DVD ~ James Dean
The list author says:
  "4. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Ah, James Dean."
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Dazed & Confused (Widescreen Flashback Edition)
22.  Dazed & Confused (Widescreen Flashback Edition) DVD ~ Jason London
The list author says:
  "3. Dazed and Confused (1993)

"The thing about these high school girls, man, is that we get older and they stay the same age.""
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Widescreen Special Edition)
23.  Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Widescreen Special Edition) DVD ~ Sean Penn
The list author says:
  "2. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

"Whenever you're making out, whenever possible, play side 1 of Led Zeppelin IV.""
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The Breakfast Club (Flashback Edition)
24.  The Breakfast Club (Flashback Edition) DVD ~ Emilio Estevez
The list author says:
  "1. The Breakfast Club (1985)

This is one of the greatest films period. Why Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Anthony Michael Hall didn't get Oscar nominations is beyond me."
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