Better Off Dead. This highly underrated high school comedy features John Cusack, a Korean drag racer who learned English by listening to Howard Cosell, a psychotic paperboy, and a little brother who excels at attracting trashy women.
Brick. Speaking of underrated films, this one is a hardboiled detective story set in a modern suburban California high school. A fledgling Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars and everybody talks like a tough, bitter character from a Dashiell Hammett novel. If this premise doesn’t sound halfway intriguing to you, well, you’re boring.