Best/Most Overrated High School Or College Movie

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  1. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    Best...hard to name just one, so I'll throw three out there:
    Sixteen Candles
    Real Genius
    Election

    Most overrated...Animal House.

    anyone else?
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I really liked PCU and Real Genius. There might have been some high school movie but Breakfast Club is the only one that comes to mind.
     
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  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    For serious ones, my personal favorite is Madadayo by Kurosawa. The concept is very formulaic, but I think that's the best telling of that story I've seen.

    For worst...there are so many bad ones. :eek:
     
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    Dude, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Animal House". Both rock!!
     
  7. Zeke macrumors 6502

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    Hah...real genius. The perfect grad school movie. When that one guy starts to freak out in the library...priceless.
     
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    American Pie was pretty good, the sequels weren't as good but they were alright. Eurotrip was awesome, as was Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Animal House.

    Not Another Teen Movie was somewhat funny, but only if you had seen all the other teen movies. I think it sucked. She's All That was pretty bad too.

    Other teen movies that were ok: Whatever It Takes, Can't Hardly Wait.
     
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    Hey, great choices.
     
  10. beatsme thread starter macrumors 65816

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    hey, OnceUGoMac
    Re: your signature
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  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I couldn't agree more!
     
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    When I saw this thread topic, my first thought was "Animal House = overrated."

    I hadn't seen this movie since I was in college, when it was really popular. Caught it on HBO a couple of weeks ago. I swear, I didn't remember this movie being so dull and unfunny.
     
  13. beatsme thread starter macrumors 65816

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    same here...it has its moments, but for the most part...yawn
     
  14. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    You. Saturday detention. First for thinking that thought, then for writing it.

    Are you crazy? This is one of the best movies ever. Psuedo-smart and psuedo-dark without any syrup. The 90's and ots ruined a great 80s franchise of teen movies -- don't blame Heathers for Lindsay Lohan!
     
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  16. beatsme thread starter macrumors 65816

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    surprised there's been no kudos for "Risky Business" so far...the only Tom Cruise movie you can say is really good without feeling like a tool

    well, that and "The Color Of Money"
    'course that one's not a college/HS flick, per se
     
  17. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    Animal House was like the first ridiculous college movie, without it there is no porky's or american pie or anything else ridiculous. I'm not from the era and I don't love it as much as my dad does BUT I still laugh quite a bit and enjoy it.

    Its like if I hate the 80's (which I do) and then say I hate fast times ... well thats not fair fast times is great, not to my personal liking but you know I respect it.

    Old School thought is on my best list ...
     
  18. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    All of the above plus future ones to come....high school/college movie sucks.

    Van Wilder was tight though.




    Bless
     
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    Personally, I don't think I can say that any Tom Cruise movie is really good without feeling like a tool. :D
     
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    Most Overrated: Not Another Teen Movie/The Ring
     
  22. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

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    I think you guys have forgotten the stupidest one of them all..

    High School Musical

    God I hate that movie.
     
  23. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Awww, I <3 High School Musical!!! :)
     
  24. it5five macrumors 65816

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    FTW. Rushmore is amazing. But I really wouldn't consider it a HS/College movie.
     

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