Poll: What is your favorite high school movie?
I love many, I'm big on the genre, but I gotta give props to Heathers. Highly quotable.
I voted for Heathers but Rebel Without A Cause is by far the greatest film of the group.
Father: When I was your age...
Jim Stark (James Dean): You were never my age!
Father: Why do I read spy novels?
Veronica: Because you're an idiot.
Father: Oh yeah, that's right.
A girl named Becca · 15 years, 8 months ago
There are lots of great runners-up, but Clueless is absolutely my favorite high school movie. It's also my favorite Jane Austen film adaptation.
Songbill · 15 years, 8 months ago
Election is in my top 5 movies of all time. Though I don't really put it in the same category as the others. It's a darker comedy. For the lighter side, I'd probably say "Ferris Bueller."
Darker than Heathers? I don't remember a body count in Election. I loved Election too.
Go see it now. If you like Dark High School Comedies, you'll love it. I think Shannon Dougherty based are real life personality on the character she played in Heathers.
Rimbo · 15 years, 8 months ago
Yeah, I voted for FBDO, but I saw Mean Girls on tv recently, and I must say, although it isn't the greatest movie of all time, it has some REALLY funny moments. I give props to Tina Fey.
Kat Kunz · 15 years, 8 months ago
10 Things I Hate About You. I *heart* this movie, and now that David Krumholtz has hit it big with Numb3rs, I can say I liked him when he still had a dick on his face.
I watch movies like that and the santa clause and I wonder what the heck happened. Like...he went WHOOSH and his appearance completely changed. I remember when Numbers premiered I was like "WTF happened to elfy nerdboy???" :)
Kat Kunz · 15 years, 8 months ago
yeah, seriously! I forgot about The Santa Clause--he was a total dork in that, too, but he looks gooood, now. Conversely, Joseph Gordon-Levitt seems to be getting less cute as he ages, which is a bummer.
Rachel Marie aka RAI · 15 years, 8 months ago
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. I have that movie memorized front to back and is probably one of the better teen movies out there. And HIGHLY quotable.
"I'm down. I've got the 4-1-1. And you're not going and getting jiggy with some guy no matter how dope his ride is. ...My momma don't raise no foo'."
iPauley · 15 years, 8 months ago
YES! Love that movie.
"Where's she going?"
"She's meeting some bikers. Big ones. Full of sperm."
(Oh, and gotta love Allison "C.J. Cregg" Janney as the principle, Ms. Perky. :-P)
Kyla · 15 years, 8 months ago
My sister and I watch this together over the phone and quote along. It's just hilarious. <3
Paul D. Beasi · 15 years, 8 months ago
See for me now, David Krumholtz will always be Mr. Universe in Serenity. :)
goovie is married! · 15 years, 8 months ago
for me, he will always be "the handsome, dashing jew" in freaks and geeks. :)
I thought I was the "the handsome, dashing, jew."
1. Napoleon Dynamite
2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
3. The Breakfast Club
However, I also love Saved and Say Anything
Jill Leopardina Früdman · 15 years, 8 months ago
-Can't Hardly Wait
-Drive Me Crazy (::hangs head in shame::)
-10 Things I Hate About You
Oh all right...
Phoenix · 15 years, 8 months ago
1. Some Kind Of Wonderful
IMO John Hughes best film. The revenge of the nerds theme can't be beat. And damn I had a mega-crush on Mary Stuart Masterson when I saw it...
2. Pretty in Pink
John Hughes again. Unbeatable soundtrack
J. Andrew World · 15 years, 8 months ago
-Better off Dead-Do you know what the street value of this mountain is worth?
-American Graphiti-Can you believe it's not even on the list?
-Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure-Excactly like my senior year of High School. Except for the pot. And the Heavy Metal. And the time travel. But other then that...
D'oh, I should have put that in. I took the answers from lists of best high school films and it wasn't listed. It should have been.
Melinda J. Beasi · 15 years, 8 months ago
But I'm a huge fan of the whole genre, so you still have a lot of my favorites on the list.
I have a weird relationship with Say Anything. I love the movie, I love Dobler, I love a lot of the supporting characters. But I really don't like Diane very much. It's like...I love him for how he loves her...but I don't understand WHY he does. :)
Yeah! . . .I know what you mean . . . I feel like she's not that good of an actress . . . and also, when you watch the movie a million times, it begins to get tiring.
emilie is CRANKY · 15 years, 8 months ago
how do i CHOOOOSE? it's impossible.
ok, i choose the faculty. because not only does it have high school, but it has HOBBITS and GORE. :D
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