Our films this week deal with graduating high school students getting ready for their next step. Some films (Lady Bird) focus mainly on the decision-making process during senior year. Others (American Graffiti) show teenagers who are eager to move on or rethinking their plans. Either way, it can make for wonderful cinema.
This is not intended as an all-inclusive list. Reader suggestions are welcome. If you know an addition to this list, please write using the comments below.
- Lady Bird (2017) (Reviewed In Thinking Cinema 11/9/17) http://www.thinkingcinema.com/film-review-lady-bird/
- Say Anything… (1989) (Article In Thinking Cinema 11/9/17) http://www.thinkingcinema.com/film-appreciation-say-anything/
- Graduation (aka Bacalaureat) (2016) Thanks for this addition, Paul Green!
- The Spectacular Now (2013)
- Ghost World (2001) Thanks for this addition, Salvatore Alaimo!
- October Sky (1999) (Article In Thinking Cinema 2/26/16) http://www.thinkingcinema.com/film-appreciation-october-sky/
- Dazed And Confused (1993)
- Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
- Breaking Away (1979)
- American Graffiti (1973) (Article In Thinking Cinema 12/30/16) http://www.thinkingcinema.com/film-appreciation-american-graffiti/