Back to school season is full of excitement and nerves, but if you’ve left behind the world of lockers, semesters, and report cards you might be feeling a bit of melancholy for time past. Don’t be sad! Here are 14 school movies you can watch to indulge your nostalgia and revisit the glory days of your school-aged life.

Hoop Dreams (1994)

This documentary film, originally intended to be a 30-minute short, follows two African American students through their journey of adaptation and determination after they’re recruited to play basketball for a predominantly white prep high school.

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School of Rock (2003)

Out of work guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) pretends to be a music class substitute at a prep school where he teaches his cohort of impressionable and talented young students the values of rock n’ roll.

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Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

The movie that launched 1000 memes follows awkward, misunderstood, and downright weird high schooler Napoleon Dynamite (John Heder) as he deals with the trials of love, friendship, self-esteem, and caring for llamas.

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Stand and Deliver (1988)

High school math teacher Jaime Escalante has big dreams for his underperforming students, so he enrolls them in a higher mathematics curriculum in a battle against the fierce distrust and discouragement from the faculty, administration, and community around them.

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Higher Learning (1995)

A diverse group of students enters their freshman year at Columbus University, encountering an unexpected streak of racism and sexual violence on campus that challenges all of them to consider their existing prejudices.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), rebel without much of a cause, takes an epic “mental health” day that leads him throughout Chicago with his girlfriend, Sloane and his morose best friend, Cameron.

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Breakfast Club (1985)

John Hughes’ legendary teen dramedy follows five high schoolers — each the reflection of a classic teen stereotype — as they serve an emotionally charged Saturday detention together.

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Lean on Me (1989)

This biographical pic tells the story of an inner-city New Jersey School struggling to stay autonomous from state control and the unorthodox and impassioned principal, Joe Clark (Morgan Freeman), hired to achieve this.

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Mean Girls (2004)

This quintessential teen tale tells the drama and dangers of social climbing in high school, as transfer student Cady Heron navigates her rapid ascent from the mathletes to Queen B clique, the Plastics.

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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

11-year-old Akeelah (Keke Palmer) has a real knack for spelling, but the odds — and her unsupportive mother — are stacked against her; even so, the community rallies around Akeelah in a bid to get her to the National Spelling Bee.

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Dead Poet's Society (1989)

“O Captain! My Captain!” are the famous words uttered by English teacher John Keating’s (Robin Williams) class as they’re inspired to seize the day and overthrow their preparatory dispositions in this devastating coming-of-age film.

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Animal House (1978)

Delta Tau Chi is a fraternity on the brink of ruination, but the raucous members band together to defeat the will of the College Dean and rival frat Omega Theta Pi in this story of brotherhood and partying.

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Billy Madison (1995)

The charming story of Billy Madison (Adam Sandler), the heir to a Fortune 500 company who must go back to school (like, all the way back) in order to prove his worth to his father.

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Election (1999)

Popular teacher Jim (Matthew Broderick) tries to bring down the campaign of conniving candidate Tracy (Reese Witherspoon) in this film detailing the political fervor of high school elections.

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