High school- enjoy it while it lasts. Soon, seniors will be graduating and be forced to make plenty of life-shaping decisions. But, before you put on your cap and gown and say goodbye to high school forever, here are some movies you should watch that will help you figure it all out. Listed below are 5 movie you should highly consider watching before graduation.

  1. For starters, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a classic movie that portrays a teenager attempting to make his way through high school. Along the way he finds himself getting into some pretty ironic situations. This movie teaches a graduate just how life can throw you into different situations, good and bad. It only takes a good attitude and some perspective to get you to where you want to be. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off [exposed how] to be adventurous and to not be worried about trivial things in life,” senior Nick Anderson said.
  2. Second on the list is Into the Wild. This movie is based off the true story of a man named Christopher McCandless and his adventures into the wild. While the book is written with journal entries, the setting takes place between 1990-1992. After disowning everyone in his family except his sister, he sets off into the Alaskan wilderness.“Into the Wild was a movie that gave me a true reality check,” sophomore Kaylin Martinez said. “You never really know how lucky you are until you see those around you struggle.”
  3.  10 Things I Hate About You is a romantic comedy that involves a lot of your typical high school drama and family issues. The tale of two sisters trying to help each other find love can get tricky when a new guy comes into the picture.“In the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, it taught me how to solve basic conflicts in life,” senior Jessica Stancil said.
  4. The cute movie, 13 Going on 30, is the story of a young girl who gets bullied by a frenemy and wishes she could be a grown up. When her wish comes true she must learn to act like an adult and later learns to appreciate her life as a teenager.“The movie 13 Going On 30 [showed me how] to enjoy life and not try to grow up too fast while enjoying my childhood,” senior Hannah Petry said.
  5. The DUFF stands for designated ugly fat friend and is a movie unlike any other. This movie reflects how modern technology and social media can turn one girl’s life upside down. In the movie, it is said that every social group, or cliché, has a DUFF. That designated person’s sole purpose is to make everyone else in the group look better.“The movie The DUFF taught me to not care about what other people say and be confident,” Martinez said. “And to remember that people’s opinion don’t shape who you are.”
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