Graduation Movies

List of the best graduation school melodrama movies selected by visitors to our site: The Kissing Booth, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, WPC 56, The Spectacular Now, Radio Rebel, Prom, Stay Cool, Every Day, April Showers, High School Musical 3: Senior Year
In the top there are new films of 2018, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Kissing Booth (2018)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersFriends, Teens
PlotMotorcycles, Love, First love, Dancing, Mystery, Soccer
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleFor girls, Netflix, By books, Light, Cute, Worth watching

When teenager Elle's first kiss leads to a forbidden romance with the hottest boy in high school, she risks her relationship with her best friend.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:28
CharactersFamily, Neighbors
PlotWedding, Dancing, Fate, Chase, Adoption
PlaceAustralia
TimeGraduation
StyleDisney

The continuing adventures of the Portokalos family. A follow-up to the 2002 comedy, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."

WPC 56 (2013)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPolice
PlotConfrontation
PlaceEngland
TimeGraduation

Drama following WPC Gina Dawson, the first Woman Police Constable to join Brinford Constabulary, a fictional police force in the West Midlands, in 1956. The show focuses on WPC Gina Dawson's struggle to gain acceptance in the male-dominated police station whilst having to deal with the sexist attitudes that were commonplace at the time.

The Spectacular Now (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotFirst love
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleSoulful, Touching

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

Radio Rebel (2012)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Friends, Musicians
PlotRivalry, First love, Jealousy, Music
PlaceParty
TimeGraduation

High school senior Tara is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out -- doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM radio station, which happens to be owned by her stepfather. When a slot opens up at The SLAM, Tara surprises herself by blossoming behind the mike into confident, "Radio Rebel" -- and to everyone's shock, she's a hit!

Prom (2011)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFirst love, Motorcycles, Love
TimeGraduation

At “Prom,” every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. As the big dance approaches for Nova Prescott, it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Fellow seniors Mei and Tyler harbor secrets, while others face all the insecurity and anticipation that surrounds one of high school’s most seminal events.

Stay Cool (2011)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends, Writers
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry

The film centers on a successful author who is forced to confront an unrequited high school crush when he returns home to deliver a commencement address to graduating seniors. Shasta O'Neil, a sexy high school senior flirts with the visiting author and invites him to the prom.

Every Day (2010)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersWriters
PlotDeath, Dancing
PlaceNew York
TimeGraduation
StyleTouching, Fascinating, Gloomy

Ned (Liev Schreiber) is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. His work as a writer on an outrageous, semi-pornographic TV show is less than satisfying. His fifteen year old son has just told him he is gay and his eleven year old is afraid of, well pretty much everything. When his wife, Jeannie (Helen Hunt), moves her sick and embittered father (Brian Dennehy) from Detroit into their home in NY, it puts added stress on an already strained marriage. And when a sexy female co-worker (Carla Gugino) puts the moves on Ned, the temptation sends him spiraling. EVERY DAY is about one family's struggle to survive the unexpected curve-balls that are simply part of real life; aging and death; commitment and freedom; love and acceptance. It's an uncompromising look at an ordinary family making an extraordinary journey towards themselves and towards each other.

April Showers (2009)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events
TimeGraduation
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy

A look inside a tragedy through the eyes of a survivor. Based on actual events, April Showers is about picking up the pieces in the direct aftermath of school violence

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersFriends, Teens
PlotDancing, Basketball, Music
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry

It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor ― and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something they'll remember forever. Together with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical reflecting their hopes and fears about the future and their unforgettable experiences growing up together. But with graduation approaching and college plans in question, what will become of the dreams, romances, and friendships of East High's senior Wildcats?

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Juno (2007)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersPregnant, Teens, Teachers, Parents, Doctors, Family, Mothers, Friends, Lawyers, Musicians
PlotLove, Relationship, Adoption
PlaceSchool, Hospitals, USA
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry

A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.

The Girl Next Door (2004)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Students
PlotLove, First love
PlaceUSA
TimeGraduation

Exceptionally ambitious high schooler Matthew has aspirations for a career in politics when he falls in love with his gorgeous 19-year-old neighbor, Danielle. But Matthew's bright future is jeopardized when he finds Danielle was once a porn star. As Danielle's past catches up with her, Matthew's love for her forces him to re-evaluate his goals.

What Women Want (2000)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotLove, Superpowers, Mind reading, Divorce
TimeGraduation
StyleSmart

Advertising executive Nick Marshall is as cocky as they come, but what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's thoughts, he puts his newfound talent to work against Darcy, his new boss, who seems to be infatuated with him.

Whatever It Takes (2000)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation

A nerdy teen, Ryan Woodman is smitten with the popular and gorgeous Ashley Grant, who apparently has no interest in him. Meanwhile, dim star athlete Chris Campbell has his eye on Ryan's brainy and beautiful friend, Maggie Carter. The two agree to help each other in their romantic quests, but, as they come closer to their goals, both Ryan and Chris suspect that they might be pursuing the wrong girls.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlaceParty
TimeGraduation

Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, are eager, so Joey fixes Kat up with Patrick, a new kid in town just bitter enough for Kat.

There's Something About Mary (1998)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersDogs, Architects
PlotObsession, First love, Cheating
TimeGraduation
StyleLight

For Ted, prom night went about as bad as it’s possible for any night to go. Thirteen years later, he finally gets another chance with his old prom date, only to run up against other suitors including the sleazy detective he hired to find her.

Never Been Kissed (1999)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersJournalists, Teachers, Reporters
PlaceParty
TimeGraduation
StyleTouching, Light, Cute

Josie Geller, a baby-faced junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times, must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most popular clique on campus. But she hits a major snag in her investigation -- not to mention her own failed love life -- when she falls for her dreamy English teacher, Sam Coulson.

Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Parents, Friends, Losers
PlotDancing, Love, Holidays, Cheating, Youth, Rivalry, Chase
PlaceSchool, USA
TimeGraduation
StyleLight

Nicole and Chase live next door to each other but are worlds apart. However, they plot a scheme to date each other in order to attract the interest and jealousy of their respective romantic prey. But in the mist of planning a gala centennial celebration, Nicole and Chase find that the one they always wanted was closer than they ever thought.

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersHired assassins
PlotSkirmishes
TimeGraduation
StyleExciting, Light, Fancy, Smart

Martin Blank is a hitman for hire. When he starts to develop a conscience, he botches a couple of routine jobs. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his ten-year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Pretty in Pink (1986)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers
PlotLove
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry

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.

Just One of the Guys (1985)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers
PlotUndercover
PlaceSchool, College
TimeGraduation

When Terry Griffith loses her high school's writing competition, she's convinced that it's because she's a girl. So Terry decides to change high schools and pose as a boy to prove her point. Her brother, Buddy, helps her pass as a guy so well that she is soon making friends with the boys at school, including the attractive Rick, who becomes her new best friend. But her gender-swapping makes things difficult when she falls in love with him.

Valley Girl (1983)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersFriends, Teens
PlotDancing, Love triangle
PlaceParty
TimeGraduation
StyleLight

Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.

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