7 Classic Flicks That Will Make You Want To Hang Out With Your School Friends

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Whether you're still in school or you graduated years ago, these movies will make you miss your friends so bad.

Summer is, by far, the best time of the year. There's a long break, so you can travel and go on vacation, or, if you're a little short on cash, you can always let out your inner slacker and and binge watch all the series you want without feeling guilty. That’s awesome, isn’t it? Well, yes, but in some cases, there’s a downside to our precious summers, and that is that we don’t get to hang out with all our friends, or better said, we don’t hang out with them on a daily basis, which can be a real bummer. Even if we do, you can’t deny there’s something about being in school with your friends that makes you have a great time; call it atmosphere, but it’s not the same. We’re still of a long way before school starts again, so, if you’re having a sort of school friends withdrawal, these classic flicks will make you want to go back ASAP.


Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) Dir. Amy Heckerling



This movie is basically a parade of all the typical characters you find in high school and that make time of your life epic and legendary. It's a coming-of-age film that focuses on each character’s own problems and concerns, so there’s no doubt you’re going to relate with one of the characters or see your best friends reflected in them. Though it’s the 1980s in all their glory, there’s something about school and friendship that doesn’t get old, just like this film.



Superbad (2007) Dir. Greg Mottola



Two outcast best friends are trying their best to fit in and enjoy the last year they have together since they have to part ways for college. With very irreverent and sometimes painful to watch moments (that party is definitely a chain of events getting worse in a snowball effect that can get anyone feel very anxious), they end up accepting the fact that they’ll keep in touch even when they’re going to be apart. Definitely something we all experience with our friends.



Grease (1978) Dir. Randal Kleiser



This is the school-themed classic of classics, if you ask me. Leaving aside the love story in the movie, there are some real friend goals here. Everyone is so different that their personalities end up mixing perfectly. I’d personally love to hang out at that amazing drive-in, showing everyone my best moves at the school dance, or even playing around at that amazing fair. I'm not kidding, every time I watch this film it makes me want to get together with all my friends and have some fun.



21 Jump Street (2012) Dir. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller



So, this one isn’t old enough to be called a classic, but really, it's so hilarious that for me it’s an instant classic. Two completely different guys meet at police academy and realize that they both attended the same high school. Seeing that they each have what the other one lacks, they become friends and dream of becoming cool police officers one day. Sadly for them, they’re not that good after graduating, and they’re sent to a special mission in which they have to infiltrate a high school pretending to be students to find out who’s dealing a new drug. If you’ve already graduated, this movie will make you long for the chance to go back to school.



Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) Dir. John Hughes



I know school should be all about our education, but let’s be honest, there comes a time where you’re just sick of the classes and teachers, and you just want to take a day off. I bet none of you can say you haven’t done it at least once. So, what’s better than ditching school with your best friend and going on the craziest adventure ever?



Mean Girls (2004) Dir. Mark Waters



Of course, we couldn’t talk about school and friends without mentioning this 21st-century masterpiece. Written by none other than the amazing Tina Fey, this movie is all about wanting to fit in in a vain and kind of rotten school, only to find out that what really matters isn’t social status, but rather the person you are. If you haven’t seen it, you’ve been missing a real classic and a great story.



American Pie (1999) Dir. Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz



Finally, if you have a group of irreverent and crazy friends, this classic movie must be one of your all-time favorites. Considered to be kind of vulgar, we could say that it sparked a very particular type of comedy that we still watch in new productions. It has it all: from very funny moments to really awkward situations, American Pie (and basically the entire saga) has become a classic film to watch with your friends.

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All of these classic movies are set during that difficult but unforgettable time of our lives: high school. Whether you’re still there, or you’ve already graduated (even if it was a long time ago), these movies will always make us want to hang out with our pals and just have a great time.


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María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards


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