10 Movies to See After Graduation

Now that you’ve graduated (congratulations!) and have some free time on your hands, we thought of some classic movies that would be seriously beneficial to watch on a rainy night this summer.

 

Into the Wild

Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt.

Into the Wild offers some serious philosophical truth. This incredibly powerful movie will give you insight on Christopher Mccandleuss' (Emile Hirsch) findings about happiness and experience.

 

Dazed and Confused

You know, but that’s valid because if we are all gonna die anyway shouldn’t we be enjoying ourselves now? You know, I’d like to quit thinking of the present, like right now, as some minor insignificant preamble to something else.

Don’t judge a movie by its poster when it comes to Dazed and Confused. Yes, this movie looks like an episode of That 70’s Show but it goes a lot deeper. You'll feel nostalgic about graduating combined with pure excitement and gratitude for upcoming summer nights in town.

 
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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

If you haven’t seen Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, time to climb out from the rock you’ve been under and start doing the twist (omg what  Mom joke, we know). But really, this movie is a classic for a reason and you've gotta see it. 

 

Dope

Nobody's going to suspect a thing. We're just doing what geeks do.

Okay, so you feel like a geek and you don’t really fit in, but you’ve got big dreams! Dope will encourage you to embrace your individuality, run with it, and do you.

 

Frances Ha

Sometimes it's good to do what you're supposed to do when you're supposed to do it.

Everyone goes through times in life when nothing seems like it’s going in the right direction. Frances Ha shows how embracing failure and disappointment is usually the best way to get through confusing, rejection-filled times. 

 

Dead Poets Society

That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?

Dead Poets Society will make you appreciate the power of poetry, art, and Robin Williams. You may need some tissues to get through this one, but you’ll end up feeling motivated and inspired to follow your heart and do what you love.

 

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

I love the sky. It’s so limitless.

Do you ever feel like you are stuck in this small town with no escape and no one around you understands? What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is an outlandish and heart-wrenching movie that will make appreciate the community you're in, despite its flaws.

 

Adventure Land

Are we doing this?

It's possible (and most likely) your post high school plans will not happen as expected. Adventure Land is a good reminder that you may find the most life-changing people in the most curious places. A lot of the time it becomes who you are with, not exactly what you are doing.

 
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Lost In Translation

The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.

Whether we are fresh out of school or if we are having a midlife crisis, we all look for a spark of inspiration to get us back on the right path. Lost in Translation is proof that your spark could come in any form, even a stranger you meet in Tokyo. Friendship needs no translation.

 
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

So I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them.

Perks of Being a Wallflower is a truthful coming of age movie. We all have our own stories that make us who we are, and sometimes we need to overcome our own evils to move forward and find freedom, to feel infinite. This moving highlights the of dazzling highs of high school and the dark lows. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a movie to never forget.