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As expected, the topic set off a wave of nostalgia for those halcyon days. I personally found myself warmly reminiscing about sitting in the late afternoon light in a classroom at Boston College High, copying over the Book of Deuteronomy for my “jug” punishment assignment. Ah, memories. So much nicer when they happen in the movies.
But enough of that, the results are in, as well as many wistful recollections of times gone by, and it seems like the best era for this kind of movie was the ’80s. When John Hughes left us for the great day off in the sky, he took high school with him: Three of the top five are his Brat Pack classics.