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80+ Best High School Movies Of All Time On NetFlix (2020) Teen Films

What are the best high school movies ever made? High school is the most important part of a person’s life. It comes once and when its over You’re left with lots of sweet,bitter memories forever. No matter if your high school life $ucked or you were a rockstar at high school. I bet if you’re given a chance to live those moments again you will give anything for that. Even Hollywood knows that High School is the best part of life and that is why Hollywood has a whole package of high school movies to offer. It was not until 1970s that anyone thought of making movies about high school life. The most popular high school film came in 1973 – American Graffiti. American Graffiti was brain child of George Lucas, the man who became world sensation after producing Star Wars. The success of the film exposed the theme to other film makers and then came a series of highly successful high school films.

80s was the decade that made high school movies a phenomenon. More than hundred of films on school and college themes were released. Many met critical acclaim while the box office performance of high school films was significant. This led to a flood of high school films in 90s and 00s that saw both critical and commercial success.

List of Best Films on High School

Here we have chosen a list of 80 great high school movies that you should not miss at all. We have tried to include comedy, romance and even horror genre in the list. If you find any good film based on high school life missing then do let us know in comment.

80. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure


high school movies
Director – Stephen Herek
Cast – George Carlin, Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves
IMDB Rating – 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 78%
Release Date – 17 February 1989
Box Office – $40.5 million
Genre – Adventure, Comedy, Music
Awards – None
Plot –

79. Mischief


high school movies
Director – Mel Damski
Cast – Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelly Preston, Doug McKeon, Chris Nash
IMDB Rating – 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 50%
Release Date – 8 February 1985
Box Office – $8,692,426
Genre – Comedy, Romance
Awards – None
Plot –

78. Secret Admirer


high school movies
Director – David Greenwalt
Cast – Leigh Taylor-Young, C. Thomas Howell, Fred Ward, Lori Loughlin, Cliff DeYoung, Kelly Preston, Dee Wallace Stone
IMDB Rating – 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 30%
Release Date – 14 June 1985
Box Office – $8.6 million
Genre – Comedy, Romance
Awards – None
Plot –

77. The New Guy


high school movies
Director – Ed Decter
Cast – Zooey Deschanel, Eddie Griffin, DJ Qualls, Eddie Griffin, Eliza Dushku
IMDB Rating – 5.9
Rotten Tomatoes –7%
Release Date – 7 May 2002
Box Office – $31,167,388
Genre – Comedy
Awards – None
Plot –

76. Hoop Dreams


high school movies
Director – Steve James
Cast – Arthur Agee, William Gates
IMDB Rating – 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 98%
Release Date – 14 October 1994
Box Office – $11.8 million
Genre – Documentary, Drama, Sport
Awards – None
Plot –

75. High School


high school movies
Director – John Stalberg Jr.
Cast – Adhir Kalyan, Adrien Brody, Michael Chiklis, Sean Marquette, Colin Hanks
IMDB Rating – 5.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 26%
Release Date – 24 January 2010
Box Office – $139,034
Genre – Comedy
Awards – None
Plot –

74. High School Musical


high school movies
Director – Kenny Ortega
Cast – Corbin Bleu, Vanessa Hudgens, Lucas Grabeel, Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale
IMDB Rating – 5.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 56%
Release Date – 20 January 2006
Box Office – $253 million
Genre – Comedy, Drama, Family
Awards – None
Plot –

73. Jennifer’s Body


high school movies
Director – Karyn Kusama
Cast – Johnny Simmons, Megan Fox, Amy Sedaris, Amanda Seyfried, J. K. Simmons
IMDB Rating – 5.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 44%
Release Date – 18 September 2009
Box Office – $31.6 million
Genre – Comedy, Horror
Awards – None
Plot –

72. Prom Night


high school movies
Director – Paul Lynch
Cast – Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen
IMDB Rating – 5.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 45%
Release Date – 18 July 1980
Box Office – $14.7 million
Genre – Horror, Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

71. Rock N Roll High School


high school movies
Director – Allan Arkush, Joe Dante
Cast – Vince Van Patten, Clint Howard, P. J. Soles, The Ramones
IMDB Rating – 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 80%
Release Date – 4 August 1979
Box Office – $1 million
Genre – Comedy, Music
Awards – None
Plot –

70. Say Anything


high school movies
Director – Cameron Crowe
Cast – John Mahoney, Ione Skye, John Cusack
IMDB Rating – 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 98%
Release Date – 28 July 1989
Box Office – $21.5 million
Genre – Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards – None
Plot –

69. Better-Off Dead


high school movies
Director – : Savage Steve Holland
Cast – Kim Darby, John Cusack, Diane Franklin, David Ogden Stiers
IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 76%
Release Date – 23 August 1985
Box Office – $10.3 million
Genre – Comedy, Romance
Awards – None
Plot –

68. Cry-Baby


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Director – John Walters
Cast – Iggy Pop, Johnny Depp, Polly Bergen, Amy Locane, Ricki Lake
IMDB Rating – 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 72%
Release Date – 6 April 1990
Box Office – $8.3 million
Genre – Comedy, Musical
Awards – None
Plot –

67. Porky’s


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Director – Bob Clark
Cast – Nancy Parsons, Kim Cattrall, Susan Clark, Scott Colomby, Kaki Hunter
IMDB Rating – 6.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 30%
Release Date – 13 November 1981
Box Office – $111.2 million
Genre – Comedy
Awards -None
Plot –

66. Buffy the Vampire Slayer


high school movies
Director – Fran Rubel Kuzui
Cast – Rutger Hauer, Paul Reubens, Donald Sutherland, Kristy Swanson
IMDB Rating – 5.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 35%
Release Date – 31 July 1992
Box Office – $16.6 million
Genre – Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Awards – None
Plot –

65. Never Been Kissed


high school movies
Director – Raja Gosnell
Cast – Jeremy Jordan, Drew Barrymore, John C. Reilly, David Arquette, Molly Shannon, David Arquette
IMDB Rating – 6.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 56%
Release Date – 9 April 1999
Box Office – $84.5 million
Genre – Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards – None
Plot –

64. The Girl Next Door


high school movies
Director – Luke Greenfield
Cast – Elisha Cuthbert, Chris Marquette, Emile Hirsch, Paul Dano, Timothy Olyphant
IMDB Rating – 6.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 56%
Release Date – 4 March 2004
Box Office – $30.4 million
Genre – Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards – None
Plot –

63. Bring it On


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Director – Peyton Reed
Cast – Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union, Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku
IMDB Rating – 6
Rotten Tomatoes – 63%
Release Date – 22 August 2000
Box Office – $90.5 million
Genre – Comedy, Romance, Sport
Awards – None
Plot –

62. Cruel Intentions


high school movies
Director – Roger Kumble
Cast – Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Selma Blair, Ryan Phillippe
IMDB Rating – 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 54%
Release Date – 5 March 1999
Box Office – $76.3 million
Genre – Drama, Romance
Awards – None
Plot –

61. Disturbia


high school movies
Director – D. J. Caruso
Cast – David Morse, Shia LaBeouf, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Roemer
IMDB Rating – 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes –69%
Release Date – 4 April 2007
Box Office – $117.8 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards – None
Plot –