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6 back-to-school movies to watch as a new academic year begins
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6 back-to-school movies to watch as a new academic year begins

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Elsie Fisher, left, and Emily Robinson in the movie "Eighth Grade." (Linda Kallerus/A24/TNS)

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. It was the peak of our athleticism; it was the height of our awkwardness. We knew everything; we couldn’t remember the name Charles Dickens on an English test.

School is a world of contradictions everyone experiences and remembers in their own special way. Whether your school was a nightmare of unequal power dynamics or a comedy of unequal power dynamics, filmmakers have tried to bottle these disparate journeys since the beginning of cinema.

Although the decisions of face-to-face instruction and virtual learning are a new hurdle in an already complicated process, we thought we would offer up some of their favorite scholastic movies for getting in the school spirit.

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