It’s that time of year. Back to school. With the Labor Day weekend upon us, kids and teens will be getting ready to head back to class in a few days. And as the school bell rings and locker doors slam, our thoughts here at Goliath naturally turn to movies about high school. A staple of Hollywood, new movies about high school life and teenage students come out every single year. And whether the movies are about a teen finding themselves, first loves or a wild night of partying, some of the best movies ever made have been about high school. And only a few of those movies can be considered classics. You know, the movies that never seem to age and you never get tired of watching—no matter how old you get. With book bags getting packed and lunches being made, we look at the top 10 movies about high school.
10. Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)
Everyone wants to be popular in high school. And this movie is about the lengths that one teenage boy will go to in order to get in with the cool kids. The 1987 movie Can’t Buy Me Love is about a teen named Ronald Miller, played by a very young Patrick Dempsey, who uses the money he earned mowing lawns in the summer to pay the head cheerleader Cindy Mancini (actress Amanda Peterson) to pretend to be his girlfriend for the first month of the new school year so that her friends will think he’s cool. Of course, things don’t go as planned when feelings develop for real between Ronald and Cindy and the two have to confront who they really are as people. Funny, sad and heartbreaking, this movie says a lot about the importance of acceptance in high school and how people in different social circles treat one another without ever really knowing who each other is. Sadly, actress Amanda Peterson died earlier this summer. This movie is a good legacy for the talented and pretty actress.