25 best school movies ever

With Apple busily reinventing education today, here's our look at the best school films of all time. Textbooks at the ready

Les Quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows) (1959)

François Truffaut went from film critic to iconic director with his debut feature, a semi-autobiographical account of a troubled youngster who runs wild and is sent to a reform school.

Truffaut pioneered many editing techniques and narrative tricks – like the infamous, ambiguous freeze-frame that closes the film – marking the beginning of the French New Wave cinema movement.

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