American movies about school

List of the best American movies about the school, selected by visitors to our site: Superbad, Rushmore, Rebel Without a Cause, American Graffiti, Grease, Mean Girls, Class of 1984, The Breakfast Club, 21 Jump Street, Lady Bird.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Superbad (2007)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

High school best buddies are facing separation anxiety as they prepare to go off to college. While attempting to score alcohol for a party with help from a fake ID-toting friend, the guys' evening takes a turn into chaotic territory.

Rushmore (1998)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato, and falls for local girl Judy. However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz. When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid's real troubles begin.

American Graffiti (1973)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Grease (1978)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?

Mean Girls (2004)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:37

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Class of 1984 (1982)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

Andy is a new teacher at a inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. There is metal detectors at the front door and everything is basically run by a tough kid named Peter Stegman. Soon, Andy and Stegman become enemies and Stegman will stop at nothing to protect his turf and drug dealing business.

The Breakfast Club (1985)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, short
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

21 Jump Street (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs.

Lady Bird (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.

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Pretty in Pink (1986)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realize that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy.

Bad Teacher (2011)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job and her students is forced to return to her job to make enough money for a boob job after her rich fiancé dumps her.

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

Easy A (2010)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school board is becoming concerned, including her favorite teacher and the distracted guidance counselor. With the support of her hilariously idiosyncratic parents and a little help from a long-time crush, Olive attempts to take on her notorious new identity and crush the rumor mill once and for all.

Dead Poets Society (1989)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

Dazed and Confused (1993)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum when his football coach demands he sign a "no drugs" pledge.

Detachment (2011)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment.

The Substitute (1996)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

After he did some jobs for CIA, ex-marine John Shale is visiting his high school love Jane. She's now a teacher in Columbus High School in Miami. Soon after his arriving Jane has her knee cap broken while jogging. After that, John decides to go undercover as her substitute in high school. Very soon he finds out that gang named Kings of Destruction is terrorizing the school.

Elephant (2003)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Argentina, Jordan
Duration01:21

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.

The Faculty (1998)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:44

When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet! As mind-controlling parasites rapidly begin spreading from the faculty to the students' bodies, it's ultimately up to the few who are left – an unlikely collection of loners, leaders, nerds and jocks – to save the world from alien domination.

Only the Strong (1993)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:39

Former Green Beret Louis Stevens returns to his hometown of Miami after completing military service in Brazil, only to learn that his old high school has become a haven for gangs and drug dealers. After Stevens uses his capoeira skills to kick several drug dealers off of the school property, Kerrigan, one of Stevens' old teachers, sees the impact that Stevens has on the students. Kerrigan gives him the task of teaching Capoeira to a handful of the worst at-risk students at the school.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.

Wonder (2017)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration02:15

The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

Sixteen Candles (1984)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

A teenage girls deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.

School of Rock (2003)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:48

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.

Drillbit Taylor (2008)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully, not realising he is just a homeless beggar and petty thief looking for some easy cash.

Chemical Hearts (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA

When a hopelessly romantic high school senior falls for a mysterious new classmate, it sets them both on an unexpected journey that teaches them about love, loss, and most importantly themselves.

Spontaneous (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA

When students in their high school begin inexplicably exploding (literally), seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last.

Jennifer's Body (2009)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:42

A newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?




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