American movies about school

List of the best American movies about the school, selected by visitors to our site: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Superbad, Dead Poets Society, Rushmore, Freaky Friday, 21 Jump Street, The Breakfast Club, American Graffiti, Grease, School of Rock.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersWitch, Teens, Teachers, Harry Potter, Giants
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers, Friendship
PlaceSchool, England, Boarding school
StyleExciting, Action, Disturbing

Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – dubbed 'Dumbledore's Army' – to defend themselves against the dark arts.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotFriendship
PlaceSchool, Party

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersTeachers, Students, Pupils, Poets
PlotFriendship, First love
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleTo cry, Philosophical, Intellectual

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Pupils, Losers
PlotLove, Friendship, First love, Love triangle, Depression
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTouching

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Family, Students, Friends, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Body exchange, Growing up
PlaceSchool, USA

Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek at how the other person feels, thinks and lives.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens, Police, Pupils, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Friendship, Cheating, Undercover
PlaceSchool, Party
TimeGraduation

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, short
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Friends, Losers
PlotFriendship, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, USA

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersPupils
PlotCars, Friendship, First love, Fate, Radio
PlaceAircraft, School, Party, California, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful

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

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Trainers
PlotDancing, First love, Baseball, Jealousy
PlaceSchool
StyleLight, To cry, Cute

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?

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersTeachers, Childrens, Musicians, Students, Pupils
PlotMusic, Cheating, Uprising, Contests, Music group
PlaceSchool, New York
StyleInspirational

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Pupils, Losers
PlotLove, Revenge, Friendship, Jealousy, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, Party, USA
StyleLight

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotLoneliness, Uprising
PlaceSchool, USA, Los Angeles

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeachers, Artists, Pupils, Losers, Parents
PlotLove, Love triangle, Depression, Parenting
PlaceVillage, School, Mountains, USSR, Party
StylePsychological problems, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersCriminals
PlotMoney, Cheating
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleFascinating, Tense, Black humor, Makes me think

A superintendent of a school district works for the betterment of the student’s education when an embezzlement scheme is discovered, threatening to destroy everything.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Party, USA
StyleExplicit scenes, For a group of friends, For relax

At a high-school party, four friends find that losing their collective virginity isn't as easy as they had thought. But they still believe that they need to do so before college. To motivate themselves, they enter a pact to all "score." by their senior prom.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersDogs, Childrens, Family, Friends
PlotMotorcycles, Friendship, Hypnosis
PlaceSchool, Small cities

Junior and his father, Ben, move from Cold River to Mortville. Junior becomes threatened by Ben's desire to date again and find a new mother for Junior, and sabotages each of his dates.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersStudents, Pupils
PlotFriendship, First love, Birthday, Moving, Dreams
PlaceSchool, College, Party, New York
TimeNew Year, Graduation
StyleInteresting, Makes me think

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Adventure, Relationship, First love, Cancer
PlaceSchool, Deserts, Korea
StyleRomantic, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big secret she must keep from Landon.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersTeens, Students, Pupils, Friends
PlaceSchool

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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Blonde girls, Pupils
PlotWar, Intrigue
PlaceSchool

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils, Hippies, Trainers
PlotDrug addict, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Party, Texas, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Punks, Pupils
PlotRevenge
PlaceSchool, College
TimeFuture
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens, Gay, Childrens
PlotLove, Friendship
PlacePrison, School, Africa
StyleExciting, Cute, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Disabled people, Pupils, Trainers, Difficult teens
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Success, Training, Aerobics
PlaceSchool
StyleInspirational

A bright and determined teen who has mild cerebral palsy strives to be a wrestler on his high school's team and to win over the heart of a classmate, the girl of his dreams.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Girlfriends, Parents
PlotLove, Friendship, Fate
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleBy books

Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together they'll face the school's mean girl and remind everyone that we are all someone's DUFF… and that's totally fine.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Friends, Losers, Introverts
PlotRelationship, Friendship, First love, Growing up
PlaceSchool
StyleSoulful, By books, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Disabled people, Writers, Pupils, New kids at school
PlotLove, Relationship, First love, Depression, Love at first sight
PlaceSchool
TimeHalloween
StyleTo cry, Touching, Sad ones

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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:52
CharactersLosers
PlotFirst love
PlaceSchool, Party
TimeGraduation
StyleLight, Fascinating

A socially awkward home-schooled kid forces his way into public-school against his suffocating but loving mother's wishes.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Demons, Serial killers, Cannibals, Friends
PlotPassion, Supernatural, Demon possession
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleBlack humor, Womens in main roles

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?

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersTeens, Spy, Hired assassins, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Relationship, Jealousy, Parenting, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, Party, USA
TimeGraduation
StyleExciting

A 16-year-old international assassin yearning for a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as a senior in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that being popular can be more painful than getting water-boarded.





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