RT Honor Roll

Rotten Tomatoes counts down the 25 best-reviewed school movies of all time!

by | September 10, 2010 | Comments

It’s time for pencils, books, and, of course, teachers’ dirty looks. Never worry, we’re making your back to school transition a fun one, filling you up with quality cinema. Behold: RT’s Honor Roll, counting down the 25 best-reviewed school movies of all time!

Movie critics are tough graders, so each Honor Roll movie worked hard to earn their position. (That means each needed a minimum 20 reviews, with a plot primarily about going to school and/or campus life.) In fact, the movies here have such good reviews that some of our favorites (classics like Back to School, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Mean Girls) just barely missed the cut. So what’s left? Lots of great stuff – movies funnier than the class clown, smarter than the valedictorian, and hotter than the head cheerleader.

Class, enough talk: Open your books to RT’s Honor Roll!

Tag Cloud

Film Festival Reality Competition Binge Guide spanish language Tarantino discovery CMT Comedy ITV Nickelodeon Trailer war Cosplay Creative Arts Emmys Anna Paquin sag awards LGBT Heroines psychological thriller children's TV Emmy Nominations Showtime Britbox Crunchyroll book WGN USA Network Sneak Peek FX YouTube Hallmark Christmas movies YouTube Red dogs Podcast mockumentary Star Trek The Walking Dead sequel Pixar green book 45 quibi TBS thriller Pop Horror Marvel Television justice league Drama halloween National Geographic movies cats Logo YouTube Premium MSNBC Teen NYCC Brie Larson elevated horror diversity TV Land Paramount Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Toys free movies biography Trophy Talk Classic Film 2019 cancelled television cancelled TV shows kids Reality toy story ghosts Spring TV DGA Apple TV+ medical drama miniseries canceled Mindy Kaling Emmys Pride Month AMC series Calendar CNN cinemax sports Musicals Animation comiccon canceled TV shows documentary Christmas Pet Sematary Character Guide festivals Epix Baby Yoda Walt Disney Pictures jamie lee curtis 007 Lucasfilm The Witch historical drama rotten movies we love TV The CW richard e. Grant social media MCU crossover south america crime Masterpiece hist Sundance Now vampires teaser New York Comic Con YA what to watch psycho casting ESPN GLAAD zero dark thirty ABC tv talk Premiere Dates GoT Western Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Food Network dragons The Arrangement cops dceu Esquire Dark Horse Comics christmas movies facebook First Reviews Stephen King Fox News screen actors guild Musical See It Skip It true crime IFC Films blaxploitation Comics on TV politics Mary poppins Disney streaming service sitcom E3 theme song composers Star Wars romantic comedy game show TLC science fiction movie Adult Swim Lifetime Christmas movies Spike docudrama latino transformers Fall TV Arrowverse Shondaland CBS All Access Amazon renewed TV shows Quiz Rocky OWN 21st Century Fox Disney Plus Film Schedule Spectrum Originals Warner Bros. DC Comics WarnerMedia Music TruTV 71st Emmy Awards 2020 Summer DC streaming service Apple TV Plus natural history Opinion Marathons Ghostbusters RT21 First Look based on movie doctor who Endgame space Country cancelled TV series Polls and Games serial killer Holidays comic Set visit Fantasy Ovation IFC directors FXX period drama Mary Tyler Moore Television Academy USA Marvel GIFs singing competition TCA 2017 finale joker Rom-Com Video Games Mary Poppins Returns MTV adventure Trivia screenings TCM dramedy Lifetime Superheroes PBS TNT Freeform X-Men Awards disaster The Purge cartoon blockbuster Disney BBC America Women's History Month Tubi animated HBO Syfy indie Academy Awards Starz cults 2017 Rock DC Universe zombie Pirates 2018 Family Sony Pictures Sci-Fi Certified Fresh Photos boxoffice Amazon Prime crime drama Avengers television Nominations SXSW Turner Classic Movies Biopics hispanic Marvel Studios TCA golden globes Nat Geo crime thriller Comic Book Oscars Thanksgiving dc spider-man witnail Watching Series Countdown Amazon Prime Video ABC Family American Society of Cinematographers werewolf History zombies Holiday Year in Review cancelled Hallmark Action SDCC A&E TIFF Acorn TV FOX 2015 Amazon Studios Winners nature El Rey Disney Channel mutant Universal spy thriller HBO Max Box Office 24 frames Bravo LGBTQ A24 political drama strong female leads comics Netflix BET Tumblr Lionsgate SundanceTV supernatural Black Mirror slashers foreign Comedy Central Captain marvel harry potter Turner CW Seed versus Cannes Crackle batman ratings Hulu Rocketman technology spain adaptation romance Netflix Christmas movies APB Martial Arts Grammys Ellie Kemper breaking bad TCA Winter 2020 Valentine's Day streaming aliens talk show stand-up comedy Infographic Election Cartoon Network Sundance cooking game of thrones Mudbound police drama VH1 travel Winter TV reboot Apple DirecTV Awards Tour President Tomatazos 20th Century Fox NBC binge Interview BBC E! San Diego Comic-Con spinoff name the review Disney+ Disney Plus cars Best and Worst Columbia Pictures Kids & Family Paramount Network video RT History Sundance TV award winner Extras VICE Mystery robots CBS Song of Ice and Fire Writers Guild of America Peacock Vudu Super Bowl Superheroe Discovery Channel OneApp PaleyFest 2016 anthology independent unscripted Chernobyl Shudder anime revenge Elton John TV renewals Red Carpet