It's movies like these that make you think high school will be the greatest -- or most tragic -- time of your life. From the adventures of Ferris Bueller's Day Off to the first crush of Sixteen Candles, the best high school movies offer laughs, love, and a few hi-jinks. While some more recent high school love stories -- like High School Musical and Clueless -- have us pining for those summer nights (sing it, Danny and Sandy!), it's the heartache of John Hughes' films that anchors our list of favorite high school movies of all time.
A modern-day Grease for tweens.
Sweet, romantic story for teens has some edgy scenes.
Engaging but edgy update of Taming of the Shrew.
Musical phenomenon is great fun, but a bit racy.
Socially relevant '80s teen flick.
Charming, funny take on Jane Austen's Emma.
Mature but often-hilarious teen comedy.
Racy, drunken, hilarious '80s high school comedy.