Films in Focus: Back to School

Back to School: It’s back to school time so here are some movies that feature school days in them, so if you are not going back to school, you can still relive the memories!

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee. (DVD AKEELAH)

 

Dead Poets Society (1989)

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (DVD DEAD POETS)

 

Freedom Writers (2007)

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school. (DVD FREEDOM WRITERS)

 

Grease (1978)

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? (DVD GREASE)

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world. (DVD HARRY POTTER #1)

 

Mean Girls (2004)

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. (DVD MEAN)

 

Monsters University (2013)

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends. (DVD MONSTERS)

 

October Sky (1999)

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner’s son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father’s wishes. (DVD OCTOBER)

 

School of Rock (2003)

After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn them into a rock band. (DVD SCHOOL)

 

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

A pretty, popular teenager can’t go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does. (DVD TEN THINGS)

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