I’m back from my midterm. Relatively unscathed. But I hate tests. Did I mention that? It’s not that I don’t do well on them, it’s just that they stress me out. And I’d recently thought I was done with them. I mean, I’m so over that sort of thing. Shouldn’t I be over that? Hello? Mid 30s. Have an advanced degree. Not to mention house, husband and now offspring. But studying for a test makes me feel like I’m back in high school. [Shudder.]
Thinking about high school made me think about high school movies. Some of which are way more fun to watch than going to high school. So, here’s a list. Think of it as a syllabus. And yes, there will be a test.
High school movies that are more fun than high school
The movie’s not quite as much fun as the show, but still fun nonetheless. Valley girls and vampires. Plus Paul Reubens (a.k.a. Pee Wee Herman) has this hilarious extended death scene that is such a treat.
Cliques. Cruelty. Croquet. A wonderfully dark comedy that reminds me that I’m oh-so-glad to be done with high school. Eskimo.
Based on Jane Austen’s Emma. This one’s actually quite sweet. And also has a cool soundtrack.
Based on Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” and features at least one fairly kick-ass teenage girl character.
Dude. A totally righteous high school movie. With bodacious time travel.
The classic Michael J. Fox work. More time travelling, more high school.
I love John Cusack. Especially his earlier works. And it has raisins in it. You like raisins.
This movie appealed to me more when I was actually a teenager than it does now, but it’s still fun. It bears no resemblance to my own high school experience.
Having gone to high school in the 80s, I must include a token of the brat pack oeuvre.