Yes people, that time of year is getting closer than you would ever be comfortable with, the start of a new school year. Walking to school all those years ago on an overcast September morning, those memories still permeate my conscious mind (darn it). It was one of those days that I always hated; the end of my summer freedom and beginning of my long running prison sentence in an educational setting. While I no longer have to go through that crap at this point (ha, ha, ha), the coming of September reminds me of what I went through, and the end of summer still remains a depressing time of year for me. So for those of you about to return to your various academic institutions, this list of back to school movies is for you.
For this list, I have gone out of my way to avoid listing movies that treat teenagers like they are complete idiots. Teenagers are not stupid people necessarily. They just do stupid things from time to time, but that’s because they are BORED! All the movies I have listed here treat teenagers as human beings instead of idiots to be scorned endlessly (not all of them anyway).
I also did write a list of the best movies for teens, and many of those same movies are more than worthy of being on this list as well. However, to keep this list from appearing completely redundant, I have not included those same movies here. So in case you are wondering why "The Breakfast Club," "Pump Up the Volume," "Heathers," or "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" are not on this list, that's why.