[tps_title] 1. The Graduate [/tps_title]
- Year: 1967
- Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katharine Ross
- Accurate Depiction of Post-Grad Life on a scale of 1-10: 10, because of the fact that Benjamin Braddock, like most post-grads, has no idea what he’s going to do for the rest of his life (although most of us don’t engage in a sexual affair with an older family friend).
- If there’s one movie you watch on this list, make it The Graduate. It is the ideal graduation movie. This classic story tells the tale of Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman), an awkward post-grad with very little motivation. After being seduced by the sensual Mrs. Robinson (Bancroft), the mother of the girl he loves, Ben’s life spirals out of control. The critically acclaimed film is one of a kind. Inventive and original, The Graduate is required viewing material for every impending college graduate (plus the soundtrack is euphoric).