Highest-Rated Movies about 'High School', Sort by Popularity

House Party (1990), Go (2001), Tex (1982), Bully (2011), Tru Confessions (2002), American Beauty (1999), Hoop Dreams (1994), High School Musical 2 (2007) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best High School movies.

House Party (1990)

Kid is grounded by his dad for fighting, but he is determined to sneak out to go to a huge party at Play's house and meet up with the hottest girl in school.

student, father, dj, rapper, bully, love interest, amusing

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Go (2001)

A troubled North Korean teenager (YĆ“suke Kubozuka) has difficulty adjusting to life in Japanese society.

high-school student, mother, father, teen girl, teen boy, north korean, frenetic

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Tex (1982)

Based on S.E. Hinton's novel about a teenager experiencing the pitfalls of growing up in a parentless environment.

teen boy, brother, friend, father, love interest, brooding, emotional

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Bully (2011)

Filmmaker Lee Hirsch examines five cases of youths who were bullied by their peers, including interviews with the families of two teenage boys who killed themselves to escape the torment.

teen girl, teen boy, bully, victim, parent, teacher, brutal

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Tru Confessions (2002)

A teenager (Clara Bryant) gets closer to her developmentally disabled twin (Shia LaBeouf) while producing a documentary about him.

father, twin, brother, surgeon, mother, teen girl, touching

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American Beauty (1999)

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

husband, father, young girl, stalker, student, boyfriend, witty

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Hoop Dreams (1994)

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

basketball player, teenager, mother, father, coach, teacher, uplifting

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High School Musical 2 (2007)

During summer vacation, Troy (Zac Efron) gets a job at Sharpay's (Ashley Tisdale) resort but doesn't realize she has an ulterior motive for hiring him.

teenager, girlfriend, lot, amusing, high school, troy, singing

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Take Care of My Cat (2001)

Five girls in the South Korean port city of Incheon graduate from high school and struggle to keep their friendship alive, even as adulthood forces them down separate paths. Hae-Jo (Ok Go-woon) takes a job in the financial world, while Ji-young becomes withdrawn following a family tragedy. Twin sisters are satisfied peddling junk jewelry on the street. And despite the best efforts of Tae-hee (Rachel Lillian Goldberg) to keep everyone together, the girls become increasingly distant.

girl, peddler, twin, best friend, office worker, uneasy, emotional

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The Bleeder (2016)

Liquor salesman and part-time prizefighter Chuck Wepner gets the chance to take on Muhammad Ali in a highly publicized title fight, launching him to sudden fame.

boxer, champion, wife, daughter, trainer, charming, emotional

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

teen boy, friend, teen girl, stepbrother, teacher, family member, touching

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Sing Street (2016)

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

teen boy, teen girl, friend, band member, parent, older brother, amusing

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Cheaters (2000)

Chicago high-school teacher Gerard Plecki (Jeff Daniels) prompts his students to lie and cheat in academic competition.

teacher, coach, student, rich kid, rival, engaging, shocking

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Up the Down Staircase (1967)

A novice teacher (Sandy Dennis) finds hostile students and staff apathy at a tough New York high school.

teacher, student, teen boy, teen girl, principal, bleak, gritty

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Bowling for Columbine (2002)

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

michael moore, student, activist, rock star, striking, engaging, amusing

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The Breakfast Club (1985)

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

jock, bad boy, popular girl, outcast, nerd, principal, charming

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Once Upon a Time in High School (2004)

After being enrolled in a new high school, Kwan must confront bullies.

spirit, bruce lee, fan, emotional, high school, south korea, new school

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Lilya 4-Ever (2002)

Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.

teen girl, teen boy, best friend, pimp, aunt, prostitute, bleak

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Remember the Titans (2000)

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

coach, football player, racist, homophobe, student, friend, inspiring

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The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

A judge (Myrna Loy) orders a playboy (Cary Grant) to date her infatuated teenage sister (Shirley Temple) to cure the girl's crush on him.

playboy, judge, teen girl, psychiatrist, district attorney, boyfriend, cheeky

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Undefeated (2011)

Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field.

football coach, football player, high-school student, inspiring, intense, heartwarming, memphis, tenn.

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Rushmore (1998)

The extracurricular king of Rushmore Preparatory School is put on academic probation.

teenager, teacher, friend, enemy, father, quirky, heartwarming

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Detachment (2011)

A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment.

substitute teacher, grandfather, principal, counselor, runaway, student, gritty

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Running on Empty (1988)

The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.

father, mother, son, brother, love interest, teacher, brooding

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Dazed and Confused (1993)

The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

student, athlete, druggie, bully, nerd, lighthearted, amusing

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Love, Simon (2018)

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

teen boy, teenager, family member, friend, love interest, amusing, cheeky

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Kick-Ass (2010)

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

teen boy, young girl, superhero, father, villain, girlfriend, frenetic

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The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal.

student, time traveler, friend, abusive father, childhood sweetheart, daughter, dark

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

spider-man, mentor, creature, superhero, mysterious man, cheeky, confident

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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

writer, husband, son, sociopath, daughter, solemn, intricate

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