Movies about high school are undeniably fun to watch. Who wouldn’t want to return and relive their younger days with all the excitement and drama of today? These movies all have some things in common: they’re centered on the high school experience and show the highs and lows of growing up there, and they are all worth watching! Check out our list of the top 10 movies about high school.
Movies about High School
1. The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
This movie is a comedy that’s nothing short of genius. Starring Hailee Steinfeld (Nadine). The Edge of Seventeen follows Nadine, an average high school student whose longtime boyfriend has just dumped her on the same day he proposes to her! Her life is turned upside down, and she struggles to navigate high school again with the help of her friend Krista.
2. The Spectacular Now (2013)
The Spectacular Now is a romance/drama movie that features an incredible cast: Shailene Woodley (Aimee), Miles Teller (Sutter), Brie Larson (Jessica), and James Ponsoldt directs it. Aimee, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, is experiencing a difficult time in her life. As she falls in love with Sutter, she has to come to terms with this new relationship while also dealing with her failing relationship at home. Sutter is an interesting case since he’s part of the popular crowd and always seems to avoid responsibility.
3. Easy A (2010)
Starring Emma Stone (Penn), this is a hilarious comedy about the school drama and sex scandals of the rich and famous. The main character, Penn, is a girl who has never had a boyfriend before but is determined to have one in high school to fit in with the popular crowd. Penn’s best friend, Aubrey, thinks she’s too up and wants to be more like her to make friends.
4. Saved! (2004)
This comedy/drama movie follows the lives of the students of an evangelical high school. At this high school, everyone tries to please God in their way, but a few students struggle with it. The students include Mary (Jenna Malone), who is pregnant and ostracized from her family and other students.
5. Nerve (I) (2016)
Starring Emma Roberts (Vee), this thriller movie is about a high school senior who takes a part-time job with an online dare game for money. During the game, she makes a new friend and falls in love before realizing that things are not as they seem.
6. The DUFF (2015)
The comedy/teen movie follows a high school student who believes she’s the DUFF in school. The DUFF stands for Designated Ugly Fat Friend, which means she is one of the best friends of the popular girls at school but doesn’t have many friends of her own. Some of the main characters are Mae Whitman( Bianca), Robert Amell (Wesley), and Bella Thorne( Madison).
7. Fired Up! (2009)
Fired Up! is a sports/comedy movie starring Eric Christian Olsen (Nick) and Nicholas D’Agosto (Shawn). The film follows two football players who are set to graduate from high school but join the cheerleaders at an adult cheer camp.
8. Very Good Girls (2013)
Starring Dakota Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, this teen drama follows two best friends as they struggle with the end of their relationship and other issues that come with being young girls. The girls have been together for most of their lives, and their relationship has become complicated, affecting them differently.
9. The Perfect Score (2004)
This comedy/crime movie follows six high school students as they try to steal the answers to their upcoming SATs. The group begins to plan their heist and meets different people who may or may not help them along the way. The main characters include Chris Evans (Kyle), Scarlett Johansson, and Erika Christensen.
10. Brick (2005)
The main character of this mystery movie is Brendan (Joseph Gordon), a high school student trying to help solve the murder of his ex-girlfriend. To do this, he enlists the help of a few other students and his ex-girlfriend’s brother. Each of the students involved had their reason for getting involved in the crime-solving drama, and their stories were interesting in their own right.
The high school experience is one that a lot of people have in common and is something that can be looked back on fondly. Whether you’re having fun or dealing with hard times, these movies will help you relive your high school days, even if it’s just for a moment.