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Our teenage years are by far one of the most important time periods in our lives. This is when our sexuality really begins to develop, our ambitions and dreams start to become exceedingly important, and we start to take on more and more responsibility. As a result, it is no surprise that high school is also by far one of the most important parts of our education, and this could be one of the reasons why high school movies are so popular. There is no shortage of school movies - every year more and more of them keep coming out. We've managed to narrow down our selection to just showcase some of the most memorable and iconic school movies in this quiz!
While obviously some of these school focused movies are meant to appeal to young adults and teenagers who can easily relate to them, there are also quite a lot of school movies that also cater to adults and feelings of nostalgia that they may have for a "simpler" time in their lives.
So are you ready to take a trip back down memory lane? Then put in your locker combination and let's open up this quiz!
"The Breakfast Club" is a comedy-drama film that stars Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest high school films of all time.
"Napoleon Dynamite" is a comedy film that stars Jon Heder, Jon Gries, Efren Ramirez, and Tina Majorino. Heder was actually originally paid $1000 for his performance; however, after the film’s success he was able to re-negotiate his compensation and received a cut of the profits.
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" is a fantasy film that stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. It is the third installment in the Harry Potter film series, based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling.
"Lucas" is a romantic comedy-drama film that stars Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen and Courtney Thorne-Smith. It is notable for actually being the theatrical debut of Winona Ryder.
"Back to the Future" is a science fiction film that stars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. This compelling time traveling tale is notably one of Robert Zemeckis’ most iconic films.
"Easy A" is a teen comedy film that stars Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson, Thomas Haden Church, Dan Byrd and Amanda Bynes. The screenplay is actually loosely inspired by "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
"Rock ‘n’ Roll High School" is a musical comedy film that stars P. J. Soles, Vince Van Patten and Clint Howard. It is notable for actually featuring members of the punk rock group, the Ramones.
"To Sir, with Love" is a British drama film that stars Sidney Poitier, Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson and Suzy Kendall. It outstandingly does a good job of crafting a story around the social and racial issues in an inner-city school.
"Clueless" is a coming-of-age romantic comedy film that stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd and Brittany Murphy. It is loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma.
"Rushmore" is a comedy-drama film that stars Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Williams and Bill Murray. In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
"Friday Night Lights" is a sports drama film that stars Billy Bob Thornton, Derek Luke and Jay Hernandez. It is actually based on "Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream," by H. G. Bissinger.
"Risky Business" is a romantic comedy film that stars Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay. Not only is it a coming-of-age story, but it also covers themes of materialism and capitalism.
"Hoop Dreams" is a documentary film that stars William Gates and Arthur Agee. It is centered around the story of two African-American high school students and their dream of becoming professional basketball players. It is often considered by critics as one of the greatest documentary films of all time.
"Bring It On" is a teen comedy film that stars Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union, Eliza Dushku and Jesse Bradford. The film centers around cheerleading competitions and a team's preparation for them.
"Fast Times at Ridgemont High" is a coming-of-age comedy film that stars Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold and Phoebe Cates. It is notable for being the directorial debut of Amy Heckerling.
"Rebel Without a Cause" is a drama film that stars James Dean, Sal Mineo and Natalie Wood. The film offers a social commentary on emotionally confused suburban, middle-class teenagers.
"Can’t Buy Me Love" is a teen romantic comedy feature film that stars Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson and Dennis Dugan. It focuses on a high school nerd that gives a cheerleader $1,000 to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month.
"American Pie" is a teen sex comedy that stars Jason Biggs, Chris Klein and Natasha Lyonne. It is directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz and is notable for being their directorial film debut.
"Carrie" is a supernatural horror film that stars Sissy Spacek, John Travolta and Piper Laurie. It is based on Stephen King's 1974 novel of the same name.
"Gregory’s Girl" is a Scottish coming-of-age romantic comedy film that stars John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn and Clare Grogan. The film won several awards and received several positive reviews from critics.
"Not Another Teen Movie" is a teen comedy film that stars Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans, Jaime Pressly and Eric Christian Olsen. The film serves as a lighthearted parody of teen movies from the '80s, '90s and early 2000s.
"The Last Picture Show" is a drama film that stars Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd and Eileen Brennan. It was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry after being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress in 1998.
"American Graffiti" is a coming-of-age comedy film that stars Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith and Cindy Williams. It is notable for being directed and co-written by George Lucas.
"Boyz n the Hood" is a teen hood drama film that stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long and Angela Bassett. It is notable for being the acting debut for both Ice Cube and Morris Chestnut.
"Grease" is a musical romantic comedy film that stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The film is actually based on the musical of the same name and is notable for its iconic soundtrack.
"Heathers" is a black comedy film that stars Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty. True to its name, the film follows a clique of four teenage girls, three of whom are named Heather.
"Pretty in Pink" is a romantic comedy film that stars Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton, Jon Cryer and Annie Potts. The film deals with teenage love and social cliques in American high schools in the 1980s.
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" is a fantasy film that stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. The film is the first installment in the highly successful Wizarding World film franchise.
"Peggy Sue Got Married" is a comedy-drama film that stars Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller and Catherine Hicks. It was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design.
"Mean Girls" is a teen comedy film that stars Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Lacey Chabert, and Lizzy Caplan. The film was notably written by Tina Fey and draws inspiration from Rosalind Wiseman's 2002 non-fiction self-help book, "Queen Bees and Wannabes."
Sixteen Candles is a coming-of-age comedy film that stars Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. It follows the story of a girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday and the embarrassing situations that occur.
"Can’t Hardly Wait" is a romantic comedy that stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry and Charlie Korsmo. It is centered around a high school graduation party and the varying life plans of several key partygoers.
"10 Things I Hate About You" is a teen romantic comedy-drama film that stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It is notable for being a modernization of William Shakespeare's late-16th century comedy, "The Taming of the Shrew."
Brick is a neo-noir mystery film that stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emilie de Ravin and Nora Zehetner. It is centered around a high-school crime ring, as well as parallel mysteries of stolen heroin and murder.
"Scream" is a slasher film that stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Skeet Ulrich. The film follows a high-school student and the masked serial killer that begins to make her life a living hell.
"Dazed and Confused" is a coming-of-age comedy film that stars Jason London, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich and Cole Hauser. The film follows various groups of Texas teenagers during the last day of school in 1976.
"Superbad" is a coming-of-age teen comedy film that stars Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. It is centered around two high school friends who simply want to lose their virginity and join parties before college.
"Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" is a coming-of-age comedy film that stars Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck and Mia Sara. In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
"Hoosiers" is a sports film that stars Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper. It is loosely based on the Milan High School team that won the 1954 state championship.
"Sky High" is a superhero comedy film that stars Michael Angarano, Danielle Panabaker, Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston. It is centered around a school for teenage superheroes, which becomes a battleground between good and evil.