25 best school movies ever

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Glenn Ford attempts to bring order to a classroom full of juvenile delinquents. The story of the sensitive teacher winning over the class of hoodlums had yet to become a hoary old cliché when Blackboard Jungle was made – and it carefully couches its scenes of kids running wild in terms of a social problem (though that didn't stop Teddy Boys rioting when the film was shown in the UK).

It's chiefly known now as the first major film to use rock n' roll music on its soundtrack, helping to catapult the genre to prominence.

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