R 1978 ‧ Comedy/Romance ‧ 1h 49m
When they arrive at college, socially inept freshmen Larry (Thomas Hulce) and Kent (Stephen Furst) attempt to pledge the snooty Omega Theta Pi House, but are summarily rejected. Lowering their standards, they try at the notoriously rowdy Delta Tau Chi House, and get in. The trouble is, the college dean (John Vernon) has it in for the Deltas. He has put them on "Double Secret Probation" and secretly assigned Omega's president (James Daughton) the task of having their charter revoked.
Release date: July 28, 1978 (USA)
Director: John Landis
Featured song: Shout
Story by: Chris Miller
Screenplay: Douglas Kenney, Harold Ramis, Chris Miller
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
R 1982 ‧ Comedy/Teen ‧ 1h 30m
Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a pretty, but inexperienced, teen interested in dating. Given advice by her uninhibited friend, Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates), Stacy gets trapped in a love triangle with nice guy Mark Ratner (Brian Backer) and his more assured buddy Mike Damone (Robert Romanus). Meanwhile, Stacy's classmate Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn), who lives for surfing and being stoned, faces off against Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), a strict teacher who has no time for the slacker's antics.
Release date: August 13, 1982 (USA)
Director: Amy Heckerling
Featured song: Somebody's Baby
Screenplay: Cameron Crowe
Story by: Cameron Crowe
Dazed and Confused
R 1993 ‧ Comedy/Indie film ‧ 1h 43m
This coming-of-age film follows the mayhem of group of rowdy teenagers in Austin, Texas, celebrating the last day of high school in 1976. The graduating class heads for a popular pool hall and joins an impromptu keg party, however star football player Randall "Pink" Floyd (Jason London) has promised to focus on the championship game and abstain from partying. Meanwhile, the incoming freshmen try to avoid being hazed by the seniors, most notably the sadistic bully Fred O'Bannion (Ben Affleck).
Release date: September 24, 1993 (USA)
Director: Richard Linklater
Screenplay: Richard Linklater
Budget: 6.9 million USD
Box office: 8 million USD
PG-13 1985 ‧ Comedy/Fantasy ‧ 1h 34m
Teen misfits Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) design their ideal woman on a computer, and a freak electrical accident brings her to life in the form of the lovely, superhuman Lisa (Kelly LeBrock). She outfits Gary and Wyatt in cool clothes, surprises them with a Porsche and helps them stand up to jerks Ian (Robert Downey Jr.) and Max (Robert Rusler). But, all the while, the boys must hide Lisa's existence from Chet (Bill Paxton), Wyatt's nightmare of a big brother.
Release date: August 2, 1985 (USA)
Director: John Hughes
Featured song: Weird Science
Screenplay: John Hughes
Box office: 38.9 million USD