Remember your school days, full of dull lessons, grumpy teachers and dodgy school dinners? Well St Vladimir’s isn’t exactly your normal school, unless you’re a vampire that is. From July 14th you can be a part of the bloodthirsty goings on when Vampire Academy comes to DVD! In celebration of the film’s release, we’re packing our school bags, putting on our uniforms and taking a look at the best classroom movies!
Dead Poets Society
“O Captain! My Captain!” Robin Williams is inspirational teacher, John Keating, in this moving 1989 modern classic. Set in the 1950s, Welton Academy for boys is a strict conservative school not quite ready for the teaching styles of Mr Keating. A stirring watch, this film will see you determined to adopt a ‘seize the day’ outlook on life!
“Nice wig Janice, what’s it made of?” “Your mum’s chest hair!” The endlessly quotable Mean Girls is ten years old this year and is undoubtedly one of the best High School comedies around. Arguably Lindsay Lohan’s finest hour, the film delves into to the cliques, geeks and bitchiness that come with school life.
The Breakfast Club
Legendary 80’s producer and director John Hughes gave us this cult classic, which brings together five pupils from different school cliques in a Saturday morning detention. Stuck in the school library for nearly nine hours with a 1000 word essay to write? Sounds pretty boring but this film is anything but.
Based on the best-selling series of books by Richelle Mead and directed by Mean Girls director Mark Waters, Vampire Academy is everything a girl needs – best friends, forbidden romance, parties and lots and lots of vampires. St Vladimir’s Academy is a place where blood runs thicker than water and school can be murder. Alongside the usual trials – confusing boys, bitchy girls and blood-sucking teachers – the friends have discovered that someone, or something, is out to get them.
It’s the 1950s, Rock n’ Roll is in the air, leather jackets are all the rage and an Australian girl called Sandy has just enrolled at Rydell High. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-Johnson star as young sweethearts who just can’t help breaking into song to express their feelings. All together now: ♪Chang chang changitty chang shoobop, That’s the way it should be, wha ooohhhh, yeah. ♪
Back in the early 19th Century when Jane Austen penned the acclaimed novel Emma, little did she know it would one day be adapted into a Beverly Hills High School comedy. The cult 90’s film stars Alicia Silverstone as Cher, an über rich school girl who sees herself as an expert when it comes to fashion, dating and looking good. Nevertheless, it seems Cher isn’t as clued up about boys as she thought she was.
♪I got a pocket, got a pocket full of sunshine♪ Emma Stone ensured this song was eternally stuck in your head in this 2010 American high school hit. We follow Olive, a usually exemplary pupil who lies about losing her virginity, a lie that sees her labelled the school tramp. The boys are after her, the school church group see her as their next project, and all because of something that never happened.