fast times at ridgemont high

My list, of course, had Fast Times at Ridgemont High at number one, and even today, five years after writing the list, I stand by that ranking. Here is my list of the Top 10 School Life Movies.


With the release of the unimaginatively but appropriately titled “She’s Out of My League” last weekend—which despite the participation of “Undeclared” star Jay Baruchel doesn’t seem to have anything to do with Judd Apatow—yet another movie where the schlub gets the hot girl has entered the history books. It’s a trend that seems to be [...]


So, you’ve had a week to congratulate or ridicule Mr. Melin for his list of the best “School Life” films not directed by John Hughes. With a handful of the quintessential pictures out of the running and a Harry Potter embargo in place – oh yeah, “Prisoner of Azkaban” would be on the list – [...]


“Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982). Still the best high school movie ever made.