Best HS Flicks Since John Hughes' Heyday

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By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2009 11:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – Hard as it is to believe, John Hughes made his last high school-centric film in 1987. Luckily, the 22 years since haven't lacked for flicks that chronicle some part of those awkward, wonderful 4 years. Christopher Borrelli of the Chicago Tribune lists the 10 movies that do it best:

  1. Dazed and Confused: Reflects what high school memories essentially are: "plotless, keen distillations of moments and feelings."

  1. Election: Succeeds at the double whammy of accurately portraying what it's like to be 17 while "knocking out the legs beneath two institutions—high school and democracy."
  2. Raising Victor Vargas: A simultaneously sweet and hot portrayal of summertime in New York City.
  3. Hoop Dreams: Sure, it's about basketball and life on Chicago's West Side, but more than anything, it's about teen pressure.
  4. Mean Girls: "Like a Hughes imitation with the benefit of hindsight."

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