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So Many Films!

School's starting, summer's ending - and it's on screen! All the movies below take place at summer's end (or at least remind people of it). 

Summer's End on Screen

American Graffiti: It's the last day of summer, 1962, and four teenagers will come of age as they prepare to leave for Vietnam, college, or the workforce.

Animal House: A group of misfit fraternity brothers challenge their college in National Lampoon's classic film.

Carrie: Carrie, bullied by her classmates, has a secret...and she's stronger than anyone guesses. This is based on Stephen King's novel of the same title.

Cooley High: Follow Chicago teens Cochise and Preach through their senior year.

Dead Poets Society: English Professor John Keating inspires his students to seize the day.

Easy A: When the beginning-of-school rumor mill picks up a little white lie and makes it into something much bigger, Olive, who's studying The Scarlet Letter, decides to shake things up a bit.

Election: Tracy Flick will be class president--no matter what.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Follow Stacy and Mark through their sophomore year at Ridgemont High in this 1982 film.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Summer's not quite here as Ferris and his friends outwit their principal and embark on an epic adventure in Chicago.

Friday Night Lights: Follow the Permian High School Panthers through the 1988 high school football season, both on and off the field.

Grease: In this classic musical of life in the '50s, a greaser falls for a good girl. 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Head to Hogwarts all over again with Harry and his crew in the first movie of the series!

Hoop Dreams: Follow Chicago high schoolers William Gates and Arthur Agee on their quests to become NBA stars in this documentary. 

The Last Picture Show: Two young men come of age in Texas in the early 1950s.

Monsters University: The story of how Mike and Sully went to Monsters U and became inseparable friends!

October Sky: Homer's bound for the mines like his father--until Russia sends Sputnik to space, and he starts to dream big.

Old School: Three middle-aged men try to relive their glory days by moving to a college campus and hanging out with the students.

Over the Edge: New Granada's supposed to be a paradise...but nobody thought about the teens.

Peggy Sue Got Married: When a freak accident sends her back in time, Peggy Sue has a chance to change her entire life. 

Rebel Without a Cause: Watch James Dean's seminal film!

Rushmore: An eccentric teenager and a rich industrialist are both in love with the same elementary teacher in this Wes Anderson film.

The School of Rock: When his band kicks him out, Dewey takes on the local music program.

Sixteen Candles: It's Sam's sixteenth birthday, and nobody remembers.

Stand and Deliver: In East Los Angeles, high school math teacher Jaime Escalante pushes his students to excel.

To Sir, With Love: A teacher forges his own curriculum to better serve his students.

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