Alison Foster, Test Security Specialist, Caveon
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Cheating in the Movies
Ranging from the serious to the absurd, Caveon test security professionals recommend these 10 films that feature cheating to keep you entertained on your next movie night.
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Lady Bird (2017)

"Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against, but is exactly like, her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home."
Slackers (2002)

"It's the last semester of senior year for roomies Dave, Sam, and Jeff, a trio of twenty-somethings whose enthusiasm for higher learning is matched only by their enthusiasm for root canals performed without the aid of anesthesia. As such, their entire collegiate existence has been an elaborate series of cons and scams designed to plagiarize essays, skip midterms, and covertly manipulate bell curves."
Quiz Show (1994)

"These days, television game shows are strictly regulated to ensure that no cheating or discrimination goes on behind the scenes. But it has not always been so. 'Quiz Show' tells the story of the discrimination, pay-offs, and resulting cover-up behind the scenes of 'Twenty One,' the most popular intellectual game show in 1958."
Bad Genius (2017)

"This critically acclaimed foreign film features a Thai high school student who makes money by developing elaborate methods to help other students cheat. In order to pull of her biggest heist yet, Lynn and her classmates have to take the international STIC exam in Australia and deliver the answers before the exam takes place in her home country."
The Emperor’s Club (2002)

"Kevin Kline stars as Arthur Hundert, a dedicated and inspiring classics professor who has devoted his life to teaching at a prep school for boys. New student Sedgewick Bell, the headstrong son of a powerful senator, joins his class and inexorably alters Mr. Hundert's life. It is a clash of wills and personalities as these two people seemingly battle for the hearts and souls of the other students at St. Benedictus."
The Perfect Score (2004)

"College is up next for a group of high-school friends, so Francesca (Scarlett Johansson), the most daring of the group, suggests they steal SAT questions in order to increase their odds of getting into good universities. Hoop star Desmond, studly Kyle , working-class Matty , stoner Roy, and foxy Anna sign on for the scheme. But getting into the test facility after hours proves trickier than any multiple-choice exam."
Animal House (1978)

"When they arrive at college, socially inept freshmen Larry and Kent attempt to pledge the snooty Omega Theta Pi House, but are summarily rejected. Lowering their standards, they try at the notoriously rowdy Delta Tau Chi House, and get in. The trouble is, the college dean has it in for the Deltas. He has put them on "Double Secret Probation" and secretly assigned Omega's president the task of having their charter revoked."
Spies Like Us (1985)

"Looking for a way out of their mundane government jobs, Austin Millbargeand Emmett Fitz-Hume take the entrance exam for a CIA espionage program. Immediately chosen to take part in a top-secret mission in the Middle East by the officious Gen. Sline, the new recruits are set upon by Soviet forces in Afghanistan. Soon it becomes clear that the hapless pair are being used as decoys to expose the Russians for a Cold War nuclear showdown."
Star Trek (2009)

"Aboard the USS Enterprise, the most-sophisticated starship ever built, a novice crew embarks on its maiden voyage. Their path takes them on a collision course with Nero, a Romulan commander whose mission of vengeance threatens all mankind. If humanity would survive, a rebellious young officer named James T. Kirk and a coolly logical Vulcan named Spock must move beyond their rivalry and find a way to defeat Nero before it is too late."
Cheaters - HBO (2000)

"'Cheaters' chronicles the story of the 1994–1995 Steinmetz High School team that cheated in the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD). Dr. Gerard Plecki is an English teacher at the rundown Steinmetz High School in Chicago. When Plecki accepts the school's offer to become the Academic Decathlon coach, he must fight the rampant apathy and find diligent students to compete. Once the team qualifies for state competition, they face a golden opportunity to cheat their way to success."