50 Best High School Movies of All Time

#30
Adjusted Score: 89.084%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully scripted and perfectly cast, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl is a coming-of-age movie with uncommon charm and insight.
Synopsis: Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is... [More]
Directed By: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

#29
#29
Adjusted Score: 89.023%
Critics Consensus: Affecting performances from the young cast and a genuinely inspirational turn from Robin Williams grant Peter Weir's prep school drama top honors.
Synopsis: Robin Williams toned down his usually manic comic approach in this successful period drama. In 1959, the Welton Academy is... [More]
Directed By: Peter Weir

#28

Donnie Darko (2001)
86%

#28
Adjusted Score: 89.166%
Critics Consensus: Richard Kelly's debut feature Donnie Darko is a daring, original vision, packed with jarring ideas and intelligence and featuring a remarkable performance from Jake Gyllenhaal as the troubled title character.
Synopsis: Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a bright and charming high-school student who also has a dark and willfully eccentric side; he... [More]
Directed By: Richard Kelly

#27

Easy A (2010)
85%

#27
Adjusted Score: 89.941%
Critics Consensus: It owes a huge debt to older (and better) teen comedies, but Easy A proves a smart, witty showcase for its irresistibly charming star, Emma Stone.
Synopsis: Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is re-imagined as a contemporary high school comedy in this tale of a scheming student... [More]
Directed By: Will Gluck

#26

Chronicle (2012)
85%

#26
Adjusted Score: 90.75%
Critics Consensus: Chronicle transcends its found-footage gimmick with a smart script, fast-paced direction, and engaging performances from the young cast.
Synopsis: Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn... [More]
Directed By: Josh Trank

#25
Adjusted Score: 91.075%
Critics Consensus: The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a heartfelt and sincere adaptation that's bolstered by strong lead performances.
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a modern classic that captures... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Chbosky

#24

Hoosiers (1986)
88%

#24
Adjusted Score: 91.517%
Critics Consensus: It may adhere to the sports underdog formula, but Hoosiers has been made with such loving craft, and features such excellent performances, that it's hard to resist.
Synopsis: Nominated for two Oscars (R) and hailed by Sports Illustrated and ESPN as one of the best sports movies of... [More]
Directed By: David Anspaugh

#23

21 Jump Street (2012)
85%

#23
Adjusted Score: 92.378%
Critics Consensus: A smart, affectionate satire of '80s nostalgia and teen movie tropes, 21 Jump Street offers rowdy mainstream comedy with a surprisingly satisfying bite.
Synopsis: In the action-comedy 21 Jump Street, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are more than ready to leave their... [More]

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 93.215%
Critics Consensus: The Breakfast Club is a warm, insightful, and very funny look into the inner lives of teenagers.
Synopsis: John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped... [More]
Directed By: John Hughes

#21

Dope (2015)
89%

#21
Adjusted Score: 93.887%
Critics Consensus: Featuring a starmaking performance from Shameik Moore and a refreshingly original point of view from writer-director Rick Famuyiwa, Dope is smart, insightful entertainment.
Synopsis: A critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving... [More]
Directed By: Rick Famuyiwa

Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next

Tag Cloud

technology comiccon Calendar Syfy ESPN Musicals Rocky Reality FXX Spring TV BBC science fiction The Arrangement Cosplay political drama talk show VH1 BBC America cinemax 2016 2017 MTV WGN TCA Lifetime social media E! CBS All Access BET based on movie Netflix Awards Pirates psycho Starz TIFF Lionsgate politics TCA 2017 A&E Writers Guild of America FX Set visit Esquire Star Trek Food Network Animation Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Mindy Kaling Best and Worst Biopics Pop SDCC Watching Series Sci-Fi FOX diversity serial killer crime drama Grammys GLAAD YA TBS Opinion RT History Trivia 24 frames Nominations Fantasy Emmys Bravo Superheroes Year in Review cooking TCM Valentine's Day Universal IFC DC Comics singing competition Holidays HBO Video Games Star Wars boxoffice DC Universe Masterpiece ABC Family USA Fox News Cartoon Network transformers Adult Swim DirecTV OWN crime Toys TNT Tumblr Thanksgiving TLC Hulu Mary Tyler Moore Ellie Kemper GIFs Mystery Election police drama NBC American Society of Cinematographers Horror PBS Interview The CW Winter TV Fall TV sitcom NYCC Sundance Disney sports Podcast Marathons X-Men Countdown History President war GoT Schedule Extras crime thriller Rock ABC Teen Music Comedy Central El Rey historical drama zombie Character Guide Musical Tomatazos Winners travel TruTV harry potter Premiere Dates Ghostbusters discovery TV Land Country PaleyFest Box Office biography cops Super Bowl Nickelodeon Certified Fresh vampires 2015 Freeform CMT thriller APB Comedy E3 Nat Geo aliens docudrama Infographic supernatural Paramount Polls and Games Kids & Family Crackle Sneak Peek CNN Disney Channel Amazon First Look Warner Bros. CBS ITV cats Logo Photos TV Red Carpet adventure composers Trailer Dark Horse Comics MSNBC AMC VICE Reality Competition period drama dramedy Drama Showtime Rom-Com 45 SundanceTV Action Oscars Martial Arts LGBTQ 007 Comic Book Marvel Summer