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9 Students in Movies Who Challenged The System… And Won

Written by Alex Strike

Best way to escape studying? One word: Netflix.

Best way to escape studying and still feel like you’re still learning? Documentaries. But also these 9 movies. And the students who stood out in them.

Will Hunting from Good Will Hunting (1997)

“The only feeling of real loss is when you love someone more than you love yourself.”

Mark Zuckerberg from The Social Network (2010)

Mark Zuckerberg: As for any charges stemming from the breach of security, I believe I deserve some recognition from this board.

Chairwoman: I’m sorry?

Mark Zuckerberg: Yes?

Chairwoman: I don’t understand.

Mark Zuckerberg: Which part?

John Nash from A Beautiful Mind (2001)

“This class will be a waste of your—and what is infinitely worse—my time.”

Neil Perry from Dead Poets Society (1989)

“For the first time in my whole life, I know what I wanna do! And for the first time, I’m gonna do it!”

Martin from The Oxford Murders (2008)

“In the number pi, in the golden section, the Fibonacci series. The essence of nature is mathematical. There is a hidden meaning beneath reality. Things are organized following a model, a scheme, a logical series. Even the tiny snowflake includes a numerical basis in its structure, therefore, if we manage to discover the secret meaning of numbers, we will know the secret meaning of reality.”

Sedgewick Bell from The Emperor’s Club (2002)

“I live in a real world where people do what they need to do to get what they want. If it is lying, if it is cheating, then so be it.”

David Greene from School Ties (1992)

“No sir. You’re never going to forget this happened, because I’m going to stay here. And every time you see me, you’ll remember that it happened. You used me for football. I’ll use you to get into Harvard.”

Bartleby Gaines from Accepted (2006)

“Listen guys, there are plenty of successful people who didn’t go to college. Albert Einstein. You know? Pocahontas never went to college. Corey Feldman and Corey Haim; they had a great run.”

Ben Campbell from 21 (2008)

“Winner, winner, chicken dinner!”

Photo courtesy of Scott Beale / Laughing Squid.

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