American movies about school

List of the best American movies about the school, selected by visitors to our site: Easy A, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, All Cheerleaders Die, Sex Ed, Detachment, School of Rock, School Of Life, Front of the Class, Lean On Me, Stand and Deliver.

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Easy A (2010)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersTeens, Friends, Students
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.

Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Cheerleader, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceSchool

Christina Milian stars as sassy cheer captain Lina Cruz, whose world is turned upside-down when her family moves from the urban streets of East Los Angeles to the sunny beach town of Malibu. At her new school, Lina clashes with Avery, the ultra-competitive all-star cheer captain, while also falling for Avery's super-cute brother, Evan.

All Cheerleaders Die (2013)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersWitch, Zombie, Teens, Cheerleader
PlotBody exchange, Supernatural, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceSchool
StyleDisturbing, Twisted plot

When tragedy rocks Blackfoot High, rebellious outsider Maddy Killian shocks the student body by joining the cheerleading squad. This decision drives a rift between Maddy and her ex-girlfriend Leena Miller — a loner who claims to practice the dark arts. After a confrontation with the football team, Maddy and her new cheerleader friends are sent on a supernatural roller coaster ride which leaves a path of destruction none of them may be able to escape. Remake of their own 2001 feature film.

Sex Ed (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersTeachers, Losers, Teens
PlotFriendship, Passion
PlaceSchool, Small cities, USA
StyleLight

Eddie lands his first teaching gig at an inner city middle school and finds his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sexual education. Eddie isn't really equipped to teach them...he's not exactly experienced romantically.

Detachment (2011)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeachers, Parents, Losers, Pupils
PlotDepression, Parenting
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTouching, Makes me think, Depressive, Gloomy, Serious

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.

School of Rock (2003)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersTeachers, Singers, Musicians, Rockers, Students
PlotUprising, Music, Contests, Cheating
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.

School Of Life (2005)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersTeachers
PlaceSchool

At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of carrying the legacy falls into the hands of Matt Warner, the son of the late Norman Warner who has always lived in the shadow of his father.

Front of the Class (2008)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeachers
PlaceSchool

"Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher

Lean On Me (1989)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotOn real events
PlaceSchool
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Heavy, Serious

When principal Joe Clark takes over decaying Eastside High School, he's faced with students wearing gang colors and graffiti-covered walls. Determined to do anything he must to turn the school around, he expels suspected drug dealers, padlocks doors and demands effort and results from students, staff and parents. Autocratic to a fault, this real-life educator put it all on the lin

Stand and Deliver (1988)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotOn real events
PlaceSchool, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, Touching, Makes me think, Soulful, Heavy

Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top algebra and calculus students.

Freaks of Nature (2015)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersVampire, Zombie, Teens, Aliens, Heroes
PlotApocalypse, Alien invasion, Supernatural
PlaceSchool, Small cities, USA
StyleBlack humor

In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.

The Faculty (1998)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersTeens, Aliens, Teachers, Teachers
PlotAlien invasion, Fight
PlaceSchool, Small cities, USA
StyleFascinating, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

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.

Teen Spirit (2011)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersTeens, Family
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Life after death, Rivalry
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleLight, Touching

The story is about Amber, a mean popular girl who gets electrocuted and dies and is not allowed to enter into heaven unless she helps the least popular girl in school become Prom Queen within a week, but things do not go as planned.

Bad Teacher (2011)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Teachers
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.

The Ron Clark Story (2006)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:30
CharactersTeachers
PlotOn real events
PlaceSchool, New York, USA
StyleSerious

Matthew Perry is real-life inspiration Ron Clark, a passionate and innovative teacher who leaves his small hometown to teach in one of Harlem's toughest schools. But to break through to this students, Clark must use unconventional methods, including his ground-breaking classroom rules, to drive them toward their potential.

The Karate Kid (1984)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends
PlotMartial Arts, Motorcycles, Rivalry, Karate, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Los Angeles
TimeHalloween
StyleFascinating, To cry, Touching, Serious

Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than self-defense. Armed with newfound confidence, skill and wisdom, Daniel ultimately faces off against his tormentors in this hugely popular classic underdog tale.

A Walk to Remember (2002)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotAdventure, Love, Cancer, Chase, Intrigue
PlaceSchool, Deserts, Korea
StyleTo cry, Touching, Soulful, Romantic, Inspirational

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.

Premature (2014)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
PlotTime travel
PlaceSchool

On the most important day of his young life, a high school senior is forced to relive his failed attempt at losing his virginity over and over again, until he gets it right.

Zapped (2014)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:42
CharactersDogs, Teens, Family
PlotFulfillment of desires, Rivalry, Dancing
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleFancy, Light, Fascinating, Disney

Zoey is a talented dancer whose organized life is rudely disrupted when she moves in with her new step-dad and three step-brothers, until she discovers a dog-training app that can get boys to obey her every command. But she soon learns that it isn't the cure-all she had hoped for.

Cooties (2014)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:28
CharactersZombie, Teachers
PlotApocalypse, Viruses, Supernatural, Jealousy, Survival
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleBlack humor

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.




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