The Best High School Reunion Movies

Deepak, 31/10/2017

A chronological list of films that prominently feature reunions between old high school friends and flames. Surprisingly, this subject matter isn't covered in many films. In my opinion, "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" and "Grosse Point Blank" represent the pinnacle of the genre.

1.Class Reunion
2.Something Wild
3.Peggy Sue Got Married
4.Slaughter High
5.Beautiful Girls
6.Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
7.Grosse Pointe Blank
8.Zack and Miri Make a Porno
9.Hot Tub Time Machine
10. 10 Years
11. Young Adult
12.American Reunion

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The Best High School Reunion Movies
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Lizzie Borden High alumnus Walter Baylor (Blackie Dammett) is still traumatized by a nasty senior prank he endured. Years later, he breaks out of an asylum and returns to his school during a class reunion to wreak havoc on those who drove him insane. While the classmates are celebrating, many start mysteriously dying. The remaining students, including popular Bunny Packard (Miriam Flynn) and loser Gary Nash (Fred McCarren), try to find the deranged killer before it is too late.

Initial release: 29 October 1982
Director: Michael Miller
Box office: 10.1 million USD
Producer: Matty Simmons
Film series: National Lampoon's Vacation
Story
Charles Driggs, a businessman, is kidnapped by Lulu, a free-spirited woman, and taken on the ride of his life. When Lulu's ex-husband shows up, the duo are forced to confront trouble.

Initial release: 7 November 1986 (USA)
Director: Jonathan Demme
Box office: 8.4 million USD
Screenplay: E. Max Frye, Frank Wedekind
Music director: Laurie Anderson, John Cale, New Order, Fine Young Cannibals

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Peggy Sue Bodell (Kathleen Turner) attends her 25-year high school reunion after separating from her cheating husband, Charlie (Nicolas Cage). She regrets the decisions she has made in her life, such as getting pregnant by Charlie in high school. When she faints at the reunion, she awakens in 1960. …


Initial release: 10 October 1986 (USA)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Featured song: Peggy Sue Got Married
Language: English
Awards: National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
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Eight people are invited to their old high school for their ten-year reunion where a fellow former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is out to seek revenge. (90 mins.)

Director: George Dugdale, Mark Ezra
Stars: Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore, Carmine Iannaccone, Donna Yeager

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A piano player at a crossroads in his life returns home to his friends and their own problems with life and love. (112 mins.)

Director: Ted Demme
Stars: Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton, Noah Emmerich, Annabeth Gish
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Two dim-witted, inseparable friends hit the road for their ten-year high school reunion and concoct an elaborate lie about their lives in order to impress their classmates. (92 mins.)

Director: David Mirkin
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming
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Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time. (107 mins.)

Director: George Armitage
Stars: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack
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Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought. (101 mins.)

Director: Kevin Smith
Stars: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Gerry Bednob
Story
Three friends, Adam, Nick and Lou, are tired of the problems in their lives and decide to visit a winter resort. Their lives change when they are mysteriously teleported to the year 1986.

Initial release: 26 March 2010 (USA)
Director: Steve Pink
Film series: Hot Tub Time Machine Series
Box office: 64.6 million USD
Budget: 36 million USD
        
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Jake and his friends meet for the first time in ten years at a high school reunion and reminisce about the past events in their lives, realising that they haven't fully grown up as yet.

Initial release: September 2011 (Canada)
Director: Jamie Linden
Music director: Chad Fischer
Box office: 203,373 USD
Budget: 20 million USD

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Mavis is alcoholic, divorced and an author of adult novels. She decides to return to her hometown and reunite with her ex-boyfriend. The problem is, he is married and has a daughter.

Initial release: 9 December 2011 (USA)
Director: Jason Reitman
Featured song: The Concept
Screenplay: Diablo Cody
Box office: 22.65 million USD
Story
A group of friends visit their hometown after a decade. While they reminisce over their school life and await the upcoming reunion, another high school senior is on the lookout for the perfect date.

Release date: 13 April 2012 (India)
Directors: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Featured song: Laid
Film series: American Pie
Box office: 235 million USD

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