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17 Reasons "School Of Rock" Is One Of The Greatest Movies Of All Time

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1. Jack fucking Black steals the show.

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2. Love him or hate him, there's no denying that he rocks in this movie.

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3. Even the kids in the movie can act.

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And let's be honest here, most children, like their animal counterparts on the acting skills hierarchy, ruin movies. But not here!

4. Amongst the cast is Miranda Cosgrove in a breakthrough performance.

She would later go on to star in Drake & Josh and iCarly.
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She would later go on to star in Drake & Josh and iCarly.

5. And not only can the children of the movie act, they can actually rock.

All the kids in the movie can genuinely play the instruments they're seen performing with in the movie, and played them in all of their scenes.
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All the kids in the movie can genuinely play the instruments they're seen performing with in the movie, and played them in all of their scenes.

6. It has a killer soundtrack.

Featuring the likes of AC/DC, Black Sabbath, The Clash, and a hell of a lot more.
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Featuring the likes of AC/DC, Black Sabbath, The Clash, and a hell of a lot more.

7. Especially the eponymous "School of Rock" song.

So damn catchy.
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So damn catchy.

8. Jack Black's passion for music is infectious.

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Hell, it makes you want to form your own goddamn band.

9. And the movie gives you a pretty good tour down the history of rock music.

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10. The movie is filled with quotable lines.

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11. Oh, and it's damn funny.

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12. And not just "funny for a kids' film" funny.

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13. Speaking of which, is it really even a movie for children?

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The answer is no, probably not.

14. The movie is directed by critics' darling Richard Linklater.

You know, that guy who's directed movies like Before Sunrise and Boyhood.
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You know, that guy who's directed movies like Before Sunrise and Boyhood.

15. But most importantly it's just a great feel-good film.

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16. With a positive message of accepting who you are, in the face of those who may oppose you.

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17. Oh, and it contains Jack Black's dancing.

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In the words of AC/DC: For those about to rock, we salute you.