Tuesday, August 31, 2021

My A-List of School-based Movies

 Facebook has exploded with pictures of kids physically, not virtually, going back to school, or in many instances starting school for the first time.


Here’s my list of favorite movies I have seen with education as a central theme or important school scene:


To Sir with Love


Yentl


The Way We Were


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind


Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life


The Winslow Boy (1948 and 1999)


Fame


Juno


The Children’s Hour


The History Boys


Freaky Friday


The Blue Angel


13 Going on 30


Dead Poets Society


Blackboard Jungle


How Green Was My Valley


Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)


Horse Feathers


Animal House


Back to School


The Breakfast Club


Hairspray (musical and non musical)


Fast Times at Ridgemont High


The Paper Chase


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


Pretty in Pink


All of the Indiana Jones movies


Legally Blonde


Back to the Future


The Absent-Minded Professor


Hoosiers


Good Will Hunting


Election


Mr. Holland’s Opus


Pleasantville


Spider-man (2002)


The Last Picture Show

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