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The 30 best high school movies

As kids we were routinely told by our parents and other, no doubt, well-intentioned adults that school time would be the best days of our lives. Thankfully, they weren’t – last Tuesday, for instance, was pretty special.

However, with the merciful distance of time – and having allowed the relentless taunts from Mark Trevelyan to subside – we can recognise they were unique.

It’s this distinctive theme that the Silver Screen has been drawn to time and again. The classic high school film – and, yes, more often than not it is the American high school experience that we see at the cinema – is a Hollywood staple.

Here are the 30 best school movies of all time. No arguing. Ok, you can argue for any omissions/glaring errors below…

(Images: All Star)

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