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A million movies to get you in the school spirit

Obviously the school life portrayed in movies is nothing like the reality. Try more disorganisation, mounting stress and constantly messy hair. Nevertheless, we can attempt to forget the reality! I’ve put together this list of high school and college related movies to get you maybe just a little more motivated for school. I’ve put an asterisk (*) next to some of my favourites. Happy watching!

High school related movies:

  • 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)*
  • 17 Again (2009)
  • 21 Jump Street (2012)*
  • A Cinderella Story (2004)
  • A Girl Like Her (2015)*
  • Accepted (2006)
  • American Beauty (1999)*
  • An Education (2009)*
  • Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)*
  • Bad Hair Day (2015)
  • Beastly (2011)
  • Bratz: The Movie (2007)
  • Bring It On (2000)
  • Bring It On Again (2004)
  • Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
  • Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
  • Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)
  • Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
  • Carrie (2013)
  • Chronicle (2012)
  • Clueless (1995)*
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
  • Cyberbully (2011)
  • Dazed and Confused (1993)
  • Dead Poets Society (1989)
  • Dirty Deeds (2005)
  • Easy A (2010)*
  • Election (1999)
  • Endless Love (2014)*
  • Expelled (2014)
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  • Fired Up! (2009)
  • Flipped (2010)*
  • Freaky Friday (2003)
  • G.B.F. (2013)
  • Geek Charming (2011)
  • Geography Club (2013)
  • Get a Clue (2002)
  • Girl in Progress (2012)
  • Grease (1978)*
  • Hairspray (2007)
  • Heathers (1988)
  • High School Musical (2006)
  • High School Musical 2 (2007)
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
  • I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)
  • Ice Princess (2005)
  • Into the Storm (2014)
  • It’s a Boy Girl Thing (2006)*
  • Jennifer’s Body (2009)
  • John Tucker Must Die (2006)*
  • Juno (2007)
  • Just One of the Guys (1985)
  • Keith (2008)
  • LOL (2012)
  • Mean Girls (2004)*
  • Mean Girls 2 (2011)
  • Mono (2016)
  • Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
  • Never Been Kissed (1999)
  • New York Minute (2004)
  • Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
  • Paper Towns (2015)
  • Picture This (2009)
  • Pink in Pink (1986)
  • Project X (2012)*
  • Prom (2011)
  • Raise Your Voice (2004)
  • Read It and Weep (2006)
  • Remember the Titans (2000)
  • Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
  • Save the Last Dance (2001)
  • School of Rock (2003)
  • She’s All That (1999)
  • She’s The Man (2006)
  • Sixteen Candles (1984)
  • Sleepover (2004)
  • St. Trinian’s (2007)
  • Step Up (2006)
  • Struck by Lightning (2012)
  • Submarine (2010)
  • Superbad (2007)*
  • The Bling Ring (2013)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • The Clique (2008)
  • The DUFF (2015)*
  • The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
  • The First Time (2012)*
  • The Girl Next Door (2004)*
  • The History Boys (2006)
  • The Hot Chick (2002)
  • The Jerk Theory (2009)
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
  • The Perfect Score (2004)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)*
  • The Spectacular Now (2013)
  • The To Do List (2013)*
  • The Virgin Suicides (1999)*
  • Trojan War (1997)
  • Twilight (2008)
  • Wild Child (2008)*

College/university related movies:

  • 21 (2008)
  • 21 and Over (2013)*
  • 22 Jump Street (2014)*
  • After the Dark (2013)*
  • Bad Neighbours (2014)*
  • College (2008)
  • Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Legally Blonde (2001)*
  • Liberal Arts (2012)
  • Like Crazy (2011)
  • Monsters University (2013)
  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
  • Pitch Perfect (2012)*
  • Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
  • So Undercover (2012)
  • Sorority Wars (2009)
  • Sydney White (2007)
  • The House Bunny (2008)
  • The Social Network (2010)

High school and college/university related TV shows:

  • Awkward (2011 - 2016)
  • Bad Education (2012 - 2014)
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990 - 2000)
  • Community (2009 - 2015)
  • Daria (1997 - 2001)
  • Educating Essex (2011)
  • Educating Yorkshire (2013)
  • Faking It (2014 - 2016)
  • Freaks and Geeks (1999 - 2000)
  • Friday Night Lights (2006 - 2011)
  • Gilmore Girls (2000 - 2007)
  • Glee (2009 - 2015)
  • Gossip Girl (2007 - 2012)
  • How to Get Away with Murder (2014 - present)
  • Ja’mie Private School Girl (2013)
  • Pretty Little Liars (2010 - present)
  • Puberty Blues (2012 - 2014)*
  • Riverdale (2017 - present)*
  • Saved by the Bell (1989 - 1992)
  • Scream Queens (2015 - present)
  • Skins (2007 - 2013)
  • Summer Heights High (2008)
  • Teen Wolf (2011 - present)
  • The Carrie Diaries (2013 - 2014)
  • The Inbetweeners (2008 - 2010)
  • The O.C. (2003 - 2007)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2011 - 2013)
  • The Vampire Diaries (2010 - 2017)
  • Waterloo Road (2006 - 2015)

I’ve not seen every single one of this list, so if it doesn’t really have much to do with education, that is why! Please feel free to add you own or message me so I can add more. 

Underrated Films

(you should totally see)

  1. Never Let Me Go (2010) (Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley)
  2. The Perfect Score (2004) (Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Greenberg, Erika Christensen)
  3. Just Friends (2005) (Ryan Reynolds, Anna Ferris) (Hysterical)
  4. Grind (2003) (Adam Brody, Jennifer Morrison, Mike Vogel)
  5. Sweet Home Alabama (2002) (Funny as hell and super sweet)
  6. Drive Me Crazy (1999)
  7. She’s the Man (2006)
  8. Chasing Liberty (2004) (Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode, and Europe)
  9. The Skulls (2000) (Joshua Jackson and Paul Walker)
  10. About Time (2013) (Rachel McAdam, Domhall Gleeson)
  11. Orange County (2002) (Jack Black and Colin Hanks)
  12. Alpha Dog (2006) (True Story, chilling, brutal)
  13. Wicker Park (2004) (great thriller)
  14. Stay Alive (2006) (Sophia Bush and a scary ass but good mystery horror)
  15. LOL (2012) (I know it’s Miley but the story is good)
  16. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (2015)
  17. What A Girl Wants (2003) (Some of Amanda Bynes best and sweetest)
  18. How To Deal (2003) (Mandy Moore, deep, and real)
  19. In Your Eyes (2014) (romance, thriller, telepathy)
  20. Project X (2012) (one of the most epic movie parties ever)
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Evolution of Mega man X (1993 - 2017)

Mega man X (1993)
Mega man X2 (1994)
Mega man X3 (1995)
Mega man X4 (1997)
Mega man Xtreme (October 2000)
Mega man X5 (November 2000)
Mega man Xtreme 2 (July 2001)
Mega man X6 (November 2001)
Mega man X7 (2003)
Mega man X: Command mission (July 2004)
Mega man X8 (December 2004)
Mega man Maverick Hunter X (2006)
Project X Zone (2012)
Project X Zone 2 (2016)
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite (2017)

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The Son of Sparda himself, Dante. I put together this list of Dante’s appearances throughout time a few years ago, and have been updating every chance I get. I searched high and low for every appearance I could find, and I hope I got them all. This is also on my deviantART, but hasn’t been updated for awhile. I did not include action figures, the radio drama, pachislot/pachinko machines, or the reboot on this list. If I’ve missed any, please let me know.  I hope you guys enjoy!

Picture 1:

Devil May Cry 1 (2001)
Devil May Cry 2 (2003)
Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (2003)
Devil May Cry Volume 1 (2003)
Devil May Cry Volume 2 (2003)
Viewtiful Joe (2003)
Devil May Cry 1 Comics (2004)
Capcom Fighting Evolution (2004)
Devil May Cry 3 (2005)
Devil May Cry 3 Manga (2005)
Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble (2005)
SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighter DS (2006)
Devil May Cry: The Animated Series (2007)
Devil May Cry 4 (2008)
Devil May Cry 4: Deadly Fortune (2008)
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011)
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Comic (2011)
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011)

Picture 2:

Onimusha Soul (2012)
Project X-Zone (2012) and Project X Zone 2 (2015)
Monster Hunter Frontier 6 (2013)
Street Fighter X All Capcom (2013)
Sengoku Basara 4 (2014. Date Masamune DLC)
Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate (2015. Felyne DLC)
Monster Hunter Explore (2015. 2016 event)
Sengoku Basara vs. Devil May Cry (2016)
Seven Knights (2016 event)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (2017)
Dead Rising 4 (2016. 2017 DLC costume)


I don’t own the rights to any of these images, Dante, or Devil May Cry. This was made purely for fun and entertainment. 

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The Found Footage Trilogy

There are a lot of found footage movies. Some great (ex: Troll Hunter), a lot more pretty bad. But there is something about these three films that makes me think of them as one unit. They don’t share any cast, they aren’t directed by the same people, they weren’t even produced by the same studio. To be perfectly honest all these films share in common is a filming style and a poster style. Project Almanac has yet to be released and it has gone through a few title changes along the way (it used to be called “Welcome to Yesterday”) but its looking pretty good as a found footage time travel movie. Chronicle is the best one of the bunch by a country mile with its homegrown superhero origin story. Project X is probably the worst of the three, having a baffling terrible title and a morally bankrupt main cast of characters. But all three of these films represent a series of important lessons to an amateur filmmaker, namely what can and cannot be done with a small amount of resources. 

Project X (2012)
Chronicle (2012)
Project Almanac (2015)

6 Cute Movie Nerds

Cameron, 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Matthew, The Girl Next Door (2004)

Scott, John Tucker Must Die (2006)

Evan, Superbad (2007)

Charlie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Thomas, Project X (2012)

BONUS (Although he is not from a movie, he is the ultimate, and #1, cutest nerd)

Seth Cohen, The O.C. (2003)

Peter Parker's Day Off

“Tony, I’m glad you’re back at the compound, I don’t like the idea of you rattling around a mansion by yourself. (Captain America Civil War, 2016) …we accept that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…and an athlete…and a basket case…a princess…and a criminal… Does that answer your question? (Breakfast Club, 1985) Who am I? I’m Spider-man.” (Spider-Man, 2002).

The idea of Spider-Man: Homecoming being a John Hughes type film is beautiful for me. A teen flick in this generation that is not based around sex, drug, and parties but goes back to the basics of teen sensation which is: identity. It’s the perfect medium, where we see Tony Stark literally suffer from PTSD (Iron Man 3) or have Jessica Jones choose to do what’s right despite knowing she’s the furthest thing from heroic (Jessica Jones, Netflix); a teenager in all his awkwardness and “pubescent mood swings” struggles to find his place in society as well as his “responsibility” to be a hero should be the movie of this generation. Marvel will be Marvel with the quit-wit, visual effects, fun-filled action, and personalized Stan Lee cameo to boot when it comes to the Spider-Man of the film. But what they’re promising and what I’m most looking forward to is the day in the life of the Tom Holland “I can’t go to Germany!” Peter Parker.

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 1986) …I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey.” (Easy A, 2010). I honestly want this movie to be as much if not more about Homecoming or Peter Parker’s daily life as I want it to be about Spider-man or any of his colorful band of animal themed villains. I want him to crush on girls: be good or bad at flirting or not even know when he is or when they are. I want him to make dumb jokes and pranks with his friends and make decisions he may come to regret later. I want him to struggle with money and timing and procrastinating on homework. I want to make memories with him through film, to learn about him along the way, and to not forget that he’s just a Sophomore; and where he doesn’t know what college he wants to go to or what career he wants to pursue that one thing is clear and that is that he is Spider-man. He might not be a respectable Captain America or a polished Iron Man but he’s got heart and compassion and the will to simple do and these are the aspects we already know and love about the character, but we now just want it brought to life in a way that we really feel connected to and that kids nowadays can relate to.

Keys to success (outside of the comic book elemental aspects):

1. Do not focus on a defined love interest as this is high school and in high school… “That’s why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they’d call em something else.” (Sixteen Candles, 1984)

2. Tend to the generation and give us moments of  nostalgia years from now that this Peter Parker was a Millenial and when he was it was ‘swag’ and ‘lit’ and ‘oh what a time to be alive’ but please not those specific examples.

3. Soundtracks are crucial to films, “preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason” (Easy A), especially in the teen flick genre where the song really sums up the film and resonates to the generation: “Don’t You (Forget About me)” -Simple Minds (Breakfast Club), “Kiss Me” -Sixpence None the Richer (She’s All That, 1999), “Scotty Doesn’t Know” -Lustra (Eurotrip, 2004), “Pursuit Of Happiness” -Kid Cudi (Project X, 2012). Honorable Mention: “I Want You To Want Me” -Letters to Cleo (10 Things I Hate About You, 1999) RIP Heath Ledger.

4. We know it’s a Spider-Man film and it’s Peter’s life but each person has something to add to the mix and we want to know that. Build the story that surrounds his everyday with the characters he encounters everyday. They’ve casted a lot of well known personalities to make for a lot of potential in each scene.

5. Let’s face it, he gets the girl. Let’s take into consideration that they want the Spider-Man franchise to follow a Harry Potter timeline spanning hopefully over 8+ movies in 10 years. “Wicked!” (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 2001) I know right? For Peter we know that he’s had many girls along the way but MJ was always his boo. As much as I would not like to have him end up in relationship by the end of Homecoming, there does still need to be some form of strong relational pull that shows that the feelings are there and are mutual whether it’s by a kiss, a glance across the room, or a smile walking away. Leave us wanting more and most importantly “…you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!” (Fight Club, 1999. I got carried away there with the quotes. 90′s baby. Movie buff.

Originally posted by aisese