First Day of School: ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘Billy Madison,’ 5 Other Movies to Get You Excited for the New Year

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First Day of School: ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘Billy Madison,’ 5 Other Movies to Get You Excited for the New Year

While the beginning of a brand new educational yr could be thrilling, forsaking the enjoyable days of summer time could be powerful. Fortunately, there are various motion pictures on the market to get college students pumped for his or her first day of college.

Some college students will not return to lessons till September, however in sure elements of the United States youngsters started strolling by means of the halls on Monday. This was the case for college kids in Florida, a few of whom will start even earlier subsequent fall.

In June, a lot to the dismay of fogeys, Palm County, Florida, faculty officers introduced lessons would start on August 10, the earliest begin date since 2005, in keeping with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Critics argued it interfered with household holidays and camp schedules, however officers claimed it was the one approach to accommodate all the autumn holidays and have the required variety of faculty days per semester.

This yr, college students in Palm Beach County returned to lessons on Monday. The begin of the brand new faculty yr is welcomed for some college students and dreaded by others, however save for age-appropriate restrictions, there are a number of motion pictures about faculty that will assist go the times till summer time comes once more.

First Day of School: 'Finding Nemo,' 'Billy Madison,' 5 Other Movies to Get You Excited for the New Year
Ally Sheedy and Molly Ringwald in a scene from the movie ‘The Breakfast Club’, 1985. Universal Pictures/Getty

Finding Nemo

Technically, Finding Nemo is not actually about going to high school, however the younger clown fish’s pleasure about venturing previous the security of his residence, a sea anemone, to be taught is infectious.

Billy Madison

A movie devoted to a spoiled grownup who returns to high school to, as he mockingly mentioned within the movie, to show to dad that “he’s not a fool,” beneath the humor is a narrative about what an individual can accomplish with exhausting work … and that you simply’re by no means too outdated to get an training.

The Breakfast Club

A film that is discovered in lots of a movie assortment, The Breakfast Club chronicles the lives of 5 college students–a mind, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a legal–in Saturday detention. While not all the time exhibiting probably the most school-appropriate habits, a sequence of occasions deliver the scholars collectively till they notice they’re extra comparable than they beforehand thought.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Showing viewers what can occur by ditching faculty, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, could not provide the perfect motivation for staying within the classroom, however the fun-filled journey is sufficient to raise any scholar’s spirit.

Never Been Kissed

Returning to highschool as an undercover reporter, Josie Geller, performed by Drew Barrymore, learns little has modified since her first time round. By the top of Never Been Kissed, although, she realizes that the recognition she as soon as sought above all else, meant little within the grand scheme of life.


A coming-of-age comedy, few college students will possible expertise a yr fairly like Cher‘s within the movie Clueless. However, as Cher tackles the ups and downs of life, viewers see her superficial demeanor breakdown and provides approach to a scholar who finds the enjoyment in serving to others.

School of Rock

School of Rock, a movie a couple of classroom of scholars turned rock band, is sufficient to get anybody within the temper to return to high school. After being kicked out of his band, Dewey Finn, performed by Jack Black, poses in its place trainer. While his resolution to make use of classroom time for band apply was irresponsible, alongside the way in which, he helped college students discover their passions and educate them there was extra to life than grades.

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