Best Graduation Movies of All Time

Some of the best graduation movies of all time to live vicariously through.



Graduation Is Coming!

It is almost summer time, and you know what that means-graduation! As we see graduation coming around the corner, on June 23rd, it is a very exciting time. Students have begun imagining walking up to get their diplomas in their beautiful caps and gowns, trying to figure out how they should shake hands, or what hand to grab their diplomas with. Well, there is one way to help figure that all out, and that is with some of the best graduation movies of all time. Until graduation, some students may find themselves living vicariously through the characters in these movies.

Some of the Best Graduation Movies

Number one: Booksmart (rated R) – This movie focuses on two academic overachievers named Amy and Molly who believe that hard work makes them better than their peers. In the days before their graduation, the best friends realize that they may have missed some of the most memorable moments of their lives. After four years of missed fun, the girls decide to cram as much fun as possible into one night – a chaotic adventure that can’t possibly be prepared for with all their book smarts.

Number two: The Perk Of Being A Wallflower (rated PG-13). Charlie (Logan Lerman), a socially awkward teen, watches life from the sidelines until he becomes mentored by two charismatic students. As Charlie begins to explore friendship, first love, music, and more, Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller) inspire him to achieve his dreams of becoming a writer. Charlie’s inner sadness is threatened to shatter his newfound confidence as his new friends begin to leave for college.

Number three: Can’t Hardly Wait (rated PG-13) – Graduation season is here, and a wealthy classmate hosts a party at his home for all the graduating seniors – from football stars and cool girls to complete nerds. A young artist named Preston (Ethan Embry) hopes to marry Amanda (Jennifer Love Hewitt), whom he has admired for many years and long wished to bring into his life. William (Charlie Korsmo) schemes to repay meathead Mike (Peter Facinelli) for years of bullying, and Kenny (Seth Green) gets locked in a room with snarky Denise (Lauren Ambrose).

Number four: Legally Blonde (rated PG-13) – Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) happens to have it all. Despite her keen desire to marry Warner Huntington III, he (Matthew Davis) is unable to propose because she is too blonde. Elle tries everything in her power to get into Harvard and regain her ex-boyfriend’s affection. Near the end of the movie, Elle gives the graduation speech, while Warner graduates with no honors, no job offers and no girlfriend.

Number five: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (rated PG-13) – Despite his unexplained ability to cut classes, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) always manages to get away with it. In an effort to make one last splash before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, borrows a Ferrari and journeys through the streets of Chicago over the course of one day. He is hot on Ferris’ trail, as the high school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) is determined to take him down.

Happy Graduation!

There are so many more movies that are just as amazing as the ones listed above, and you can find them by searching “best graduation movies”. Happy graduation to the senior class of Kinnelon, and happy soon-to-be summer!