Movies About Reliving High School

March 6, 2020 · CLASSMATES FUN

Knowing everything you know now, have you ever thought about what it would be like if you went back to high school as an adult? Would you be able to use all your acquired wisdom to your advantage? What would you do differently? What do you think has changed since you were in school?

There are several movies that try to answer these questions by toying with the idea of returning to school years later. These characters try to use their experience to see things in a new light, but it’s hard not to get sucked right back into the teenage awkwardness and high school politics. Of course, there’s always something for them to learn in the end. Here are some of the most memorable movies with this storyline!

Billy Madison (1995) Starring Adam Sandler

Per In order to inherit his fed up father’s hotel empire, an immature and lazy man must repeat grades 1-12 all over again.

Never Been Kissed (1999) Starring Drew Barrymore

Per imdb: A newspaper reporter enrolls in high school as part of research for a story.

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) Starring Kathleen Turner

Per imdb: Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

Also starring Nicolas Cage.

17 Again (2009) Starring Zac Efron

Per imdb: Mike O’Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.

Freaky Friday (1976) Starring Jodie Foster

Per imdb: A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other’s lives on one strange Friday.

Freaky Friday Remake (1995) Starring Gaby Hoffmann

Per imdb: Annabelle and Ellen both have a hard time getting along with each other. One day on Friday the 13th, they both wear the magical necklaces that switch both of their bodies for a day.

Also starring Shelley Long.

Freaky Friday Remake (2003) Starring Lindsay Lohan

Per imdb: An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the other’s life for one freaky Friday.


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