August 12th, 2011
09:32 AM ET
School's already back in session for many, and it’s only a matter of time until summer is officially over for the rest of the country.
For some, this means loading up on new supplies and finishing summer reading. But for others, the reality of bus stops, bullies and a new locker combination is an anxiety attack waiting to happen.
Movies about school capture the best and worst aspects of our cumulative experience. They also remind us that life moves pretty fast, to take a day off every once in a while, and that pain is temporary but film is forever.
To cope with the end of summer, consider the following cinematic remedies. Take as prescribed, have a good laugh, and share your favorites.
1. "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" (1986): “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller
2. "The Breakfast Club" (1985): “Could you describe the ruckus, sir?” – Brian Johnson
3. "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982):
4. "Better off Dead" (1985): “Two dollars!” – Paperboy
5. "Back to School" (1986): “I’ve not a fighter, I’m a lover.” – Thornton Mellon
"Sixteen Candles" (1984): “What's happenin' hot stuff?” – Long Duk Dong
"Three 0’Clock High" (1987): “You and me, we're gonna have a fight. Today. After school. Three o'clock. In the parking lot.” – Buddy Revell
"Election" (1999): “Reading, Writing, Revenge.” – movie tagline
"Teen Wolf" (1985): “Give me a keg of beer…and these.” – Scott Howard
"Lean On Me" (1989): “They used to call me Crazy Joe. Well now they can call me Batman!” – Joe Clark
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