The Sure Thing
some Buck Rogers thing we saw 7 times (god knows why)
Grease (saw it the day I got my driver’s license)
Saturday Night Fever
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
some Brat pack thing I’ve forgotten the title of (precedes St Elmo’s Fire)
We were woefully short on “teen movies” when I was growing up. Some soapy ones like A Summer Place and Peyton Place might have teenagers, but they weren’t the focus. (Annette and Frankie were after my time.)
No, I did not know that! I was also trying to be a little funny too (5 cent laugh?)
Yet underneath my attempt for humor, I was secretly hoping for info like this…I may have the title wrong because it only pulled up one movie that was close in description. In the movie I’m thinking of the guy kills people with things like paperclips and other office/school supplies.
Star Wars 4, 5, 6
Transformers: The Movie
Anything by Woody Allen
Anything by John Woo
On TV we caught the old Universal films from the 30’s – Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy – and in theaters it was mostly the atomic mutant and SF variety – The Blob, The Day the World Ended, It Came from Outer Space, Tarantula, Them!, The Thing, Invasion of the Saucer Men, Not of This Earth, etc. We loved all of them.
I didn’t see the quintessential “teen” movie of my time – Rebel Without A Cause – until much later.
I can’t remember discussing movies with friends and classmates. So to go with movies I can remember from those years that affected me in any significant way, I’d start with:
Rebel Without A Cause
Bell, Book and Candle
The Spirit of St. Louis
The Long Hot Summer
I’m pretty sure these were high school movies, but they could have been from early college days, too. Since the OP is about high school, I won’t list any that I know were college.
I also haven’t included others that I know were from the late 50’s either because I didn’t see them as they came out (only later on TV) or they didn’t affect me particularly. But I know I’m leaving out some big ones I did see, just can’t recall without doing some searching, which would be cheating.
I didn’t see a ton of movies in high school, because I only got $5/week and I usually spent that on lunch or saved it up for clothes. I do remember seeing Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure my senior year, though.
(aside, re: the OP… slumber party years? high school? Really? I remember slumber parties from elementary school, maybe even jr. high, but I don’t remember anyone having one as late as high school…and it would have seemed really weird to me if they had.)