10 best movies like Adventures in Public School (2018)

Movies similar to Adventures in Public School (2018): Giant Little Ones, Beanpole, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, The Kissing Booth, Crystal Sky of Yesterday, How to Be Really Bad, F*&% the Prom, My Friend Dahmer, First Girl I Loved, The DUFF.

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Giant Little Ones (2019)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama
Duration02:23
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotLove, Relationship, Growing up
PlaceSchool
StyleFascinating

Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.

Beanpole (2019)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama
Duration02:17
CharactersSisters
PlotSurvival
PlaceRussia, Party
TimeGraduation

Set in post-WWII Leningrad as two female soldiers return from war and attempt to rebuild their lives in the ravaged city.

Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
PlaceSchool
StyleNetflix, For girls, For single girls, Cute

A case of mistaken identity results in unexpected romance when the most popular girl in high school and the biggest loser must come together to win over their crushes.

The Kissing Booth (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersFriends, Teens
PlotMotorcycles, Love, First love
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleFor girls, Netflix, By books, Light

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.

Crystal Sky of Yesterday (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon
Duration01:18
CharactersFriends, Teens
PlotLove
PlaceSchool

The story of some senior high school students in a Chinese village, their dreams, friendships and romances.

How to Be Really Bad (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CharactersDemons, Teens
PlotLove
PlaceSchool

The life of 14-year-old Lilith is similar to that of a normal teenager, but there is a peculiarity: she is the daughter of the devil and lives with him in hell. Because she is totally bored there and also wants to have fun and explore the world, she makes a pact with her father: she is allowed to go to earth for a week - but she has to convert a good person to evil there. If she succeeds in this challenge, she may stay on earth forever, otherwise she'll be waving a hell of a boring job in the bookkeeping of the underworld.

F*&% the Prom (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation

Maddy and Cole were inseparable friends until high school started and Maddy became the most popular girl on campus. When she starts feeling lonely and heartbroken, she reconnects with Cole and the duo conspire to destroy the ultimate teen popularity contest

My Friend Dahmer (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersSerial killers
PlotDivorce
PlaceSchool

Jeffrey Dahmer struggles with a difficult family life as a young boy. During his teenage years he slowly transforms, edging closer to the serial killer he becomes.

First Girl I Loved (2016)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 6.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Gay
PlotLove

Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her L.A. public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend, Clifton—who has always harbored a secret crush on her—he does his best to get in the way.

The DUFF (2015)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersFriends, Girlfriends, Teens
PlotLove
PlaceSchool, USA

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.

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Freaks of Nature (2015)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersVampire, Zombie, Aliens
PlotSupernatural
PlaceSchool

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.

Paper Towns (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:48
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure
PlaceSchool

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Ghost (2015)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, family
CountryRussia
Duration02:18
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Journalists, Lovers, Losers
PlotLove, Ghosts, Revenge, Relationship, Betrayal, Death
PlaceAircraft, Moscow, Russia, School

An aircraft designer becomes a ghost after a sudden death. Now he needs to engage a help of seven-grader in order to finish all his unaccomplished tasks.

The Grad Job (2014)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance
Duration01:35
CharactersTeachers
PlaceSchool

Teenagers, in their last year of High School, steel the subjects of the Baccalaureate from the education exam division in order to succeed at the exam.

Sex Ed (2014)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersTeachers, Losers
PlaceSchool

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.

Zapped (2014)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Family
PlotFulfillment of desires
PlaceSchool

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.

Geek Charming (2011)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Friends

Dylan Schoenfield is the pink princess of the upscale Los Angeles Woodlands Academy. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new it bag that everyone covets. But when she accidentally tosses her Serge Sanchez bag into a fountain, this princess comes face-to-face with her own personal frog, self-professed film geek Josh Rosen. In return for rescuing Dylan's bag, Josh convinces Dylan to let him film her for his documentary on high school popularity. Reluctantly, Dylan lets F-list Josh into her A-list world, and is shocked to realize that sometimes nerds can be pretty cool. But when Dylan's so-called prince charming of a boyfriend dumps her flat, her life and her social status comes to a crashing halt. Can Dylan win the Woodlands Academy Fall Formal Blossom Queen crown? Can Josh win the Woodlands Academy 10th Annual Film Festival? Can Dylan, with Josh's help, pull the pieces together to create her own happily-ever-after?

Detachment (2011)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeachers, Parents, Pupils
PlotParenting
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleMakes me think, 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.

Teen Spirit (2011)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersTeens
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleTouching

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.

Easy A (2010)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersTeens, 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.

Flipped (2010)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens
PlotLove, First love
PlaceSchool
StyleBright, Vivid, Kind, Cute, Deep Meaning, Worth watching, Touching

When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.

I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:42
CharactersFriends

A valedictorian's declaration of love for a high-school cheerleader launches a night of revelry, reflection and romance for a group of graduating seniors.

Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrecomedy, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersCheerleader
PlotLove
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.

Love at First Hiccup (2009)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Denmark
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens, Family, Mothers
PlotLove, Moving
PlaceSchool, Party

A high school romantic comedy about freshman Victor who has contracted a case of Anya-itis, (acute and incurable love passion for high school senior Anja.) And why shouldn't he?

Front of the Class (2008)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 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

LOL (Laughing Out Loud) (2008)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:43

Lola, a striking teenaged girl who is on the cusp of adulthood, who longs to rush into the adult world of independence, freedom and sexual exploits, but is tenaciously held back by her mother.

The Wave (2008)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:47
CharactersTeachers
PlaceSchool

A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily the masses can become manipulated.

John Tucker Must Die (2006)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:29
PlaceSchool, USA

After discovering they are all dating the same same guy, three popular students from different cliques band together for revenge, so they enlist the help of a new gal in town and conspire to break the jerk's heart, while destroying his reputation.

The New Guy (2002)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersLosers
PlaceSchool

Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison has finally gotten lucky -- after purposely getting expelled, he takes lessons in 'badass cool' from a convict and enrolls at a new school. But can he keep up the ruse?

A Walk to Remember (2002)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.4)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
PlotLove, Adventure, Chase, Intrigue
PlaceSchool, Deserts, Korea

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.

She's All That (1999)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees to a seemingly impossible challenge. He has six weeks to gain the trust of nerdy outcast Laney Boggs -- and help her to become the school's next prom queen.

Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Parents
PlotDancing, Love, Holidays, Cheating, Youth
PlaceSchool, USA
TimeGraduation

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.

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