Unspooled School Movie Suggestions

a list of the numerous suggestions for the upcoming season 2 Unspooled podcast where they explore genres and themes

#backtounspooled

first up, high school/school/coming of age movies

the show is doing

Mean Girls
Stand and Deliver
The 400 Blows
Rebel Without A Cause
Cooley High
Fast Times at Ridgemont High

and is letting the fans pick the 7th movie. of course, there are many many suggestions for that pick, and I put them all here (even the ones that aren't actually about school at all; come on, people).

my main reason was to just compile everything so there's a nice big overview of the genre (even if it has a wider focus than intended or necessary).

(these are not in…

  • Wadjda
  • Show Me Love
  • We Are the Best!
  • Love, Simon
  • Booksmart
  • Heathers
  • The Faculty
  • The Last American Virgin
  • The Craft
  • Dope
  • Battle Royale
  • Tag
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • ParaNorman
  • Believe in Me
  • Eighth Grade
  • Superbad
  • Inside Out
  • Better Luck Tomorrow
  • Lady Bird
  • Elephant
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Pretty in Pink
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Rushmore
  • But I'm a Cheerleader
  • The History Boys
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Say Anything...
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Dazed and Confused
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • Election
  • Donnie Darko
  • The Class
  • High School
  • Better Off Dead...
  • Charlie Bartlett
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • Blackboard Jungle
  • Lucas
  • Hoop Dreams
  • A Girl Like Her
  • The Half of It
  • A Silent Voice
  • The World of Henry Orient
  • Three O'Clock High
  • D.E.B.S.
  • Pump Up the Volume
  • Blockers
  • Sing Street
  • Strike!
  • Remember the Titans
  • The Hate U Give
  • Saved!
  • To Sir, with Love
  • The Kings of Summer
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • Bring It On
  • Back to the Future
  • Porky's
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Brick
  • mid90s
  • Summer with Monika
  • if....
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • I Was Born, But...
  • Beautiful Thing
  • Risky Business
  • Angus
  • The Mighty
  • Ghost World
  • Kes
  • Over the Edge
  • Persepolis
  • Can't Hardly Wait
  • Blinded by the Light
  • What's Eating Gilbert Grape
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • American Movie
  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love
  • House
  • Carrie
  • Real Women Have Curves
  • All the Right Moves
  • Sky High
  • How High
  • Small Change
  • Up the Down Staircase
  • Luce
  • The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
  • Boys Who Like Girls