Help me fill the gaps in my travel-through-the-history-of-high-school movie list, from Grease to Mean Girls! Got one for the '60's?
I'm trying to come up with the perfect multi-night movie list, starring Americana and high schools, through the decades. The list starts off with Grease
, then followed by Dazed and Confused
, Fast Times at Ridgemont High
, The Breakfast Club
and finally Mean Girls
I also considered Rebel Without a Cause
instead of Grease (too serious) and Ferris Bueller's Day Off
(and the kajillion other awesome 80's movies about high school) instead of The Breakfast Club, but The Breakfast Club is decidedly my favorite.
BUT I'm trying to figure out a movie to fill the gap between Grease's sock-hoppin' and Dazed's bell bottoms. Across the Universe
captures the time period pretty much perfectly, but fails to express that distinct cinematic love affair with the American high school student that I'm looking for. I'm looking for accessible and lighthearted movies, preferably popular ones, about quintessential American high school kids doing pretty much nothing. Any ideas?
Also, is there one that should come before Grease or after Mean Girls?