The time has come for high school and college graduations all around the country. My sister recently graduated from university, so this post is in honor of all that she has accomplished. Whether you are graduating, or your sibling, friend, or family member is earning that hard-earned degree, congratulations! Celebrate with dinner and a movie – these are eight of my favorite graduation films.
Back to School – A rich businessman enrolls in college to help his discouraged son get through school. This movie is both ridiculous and funny.
The Graduate – Appropriately named, a disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. You can’t go wrong with a Mike Nichols movie.
Say Anything – How can you not love this movie? An underachiever and the class valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes to college.
She’s All That – Serious drama occurs when a high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unpopular girl into the school’s prom queen. The graduation scene at the end is pretty sweet – he has a lot to make up for!
Grease – A classic love story about two high schoolers (who clearly look like they’ve already graduated from college), this is such a fun movie to watch. The carnival at the end of the movie is a way to celebrate all they’ve been through.
Dead Poets Society – If there’s a great message to send in a movie, it’s in this one: Carpe Diem, Seize the Day. Recent graduates: this is your life, make the most of it!
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Though you don’t see Ferris Bueller actually graduate, him skipping a day of high schools demonstrates serious senioritis. The struggle is real.
What’s your favorite graduation movie?