Best High School/College Movies Ever!

by kateejavier | created - 04 Nov 2013 | updated - 05 Nov 2013 | Public

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1. Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

66 Metascore

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey

Votes: 312,230 | Gross: $86.06M

2. A Walk to Remember (2002)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

35 Metascore

The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 192,076 | Gross: $41.23M

3. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik

Votes: 278,791 | Gross: $38.18M

4. Clueless (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

68 Metascore

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Votes: 163,951 | Gross: $56.63M

5. A Cinderella Story (2004)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

25 Metascore

Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance.

Director: Mark Rosman | Stars: Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, Dan Byrd

Votes: 77,125 | Gross: $51.44M

6. Pretty in Pink (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

A poor girl must choose between the affections of dating her childhood sweetheart or a rich but sensitive playboy.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

Votes: 69,992 | Gross: $40.47M

7. Sixteen Candles (1984)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

61 Metascore

A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling

Votes: 97,783 | Gross: $23.69M

8. She's All That (1999)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

51 Metascore

A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Paul Walker

Votes: 80,370 | Gross: $63.37M

9. Jawbreaker (1999)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

22 Metascore

Three of the most popular girls at Reagan High accidentally kill the prom queen with a jawbreaker when a kidnapping goes horribly wrong.

Director: Darren Stein | Stars: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, Judy Greer

Votes: 22,924 | Gross: $3.07M

10. Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Drama, Romance

Two high school students become stranded on a tropical island and must rely on each other for survival. They learn more about themselves and each other while falling in love.

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Indiana Evans, Brenton Thwaites, Denise Richards, Patrick St. Esprit

Votes: 12,685

11. The Craft (1996)

R | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

55 Metascore

A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True

Votes: 71,165 | Gross: $24.88M

12. LOL (2012)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

As a new year at school begins, Lola's heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she's surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her.

Director: Lisa Azuelos | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Douglas Booth, Ashley Greene, Demi Moore

Votes: 52,383 | Gross: $0.05M

13. So Undercover (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Comedy

A tough, street-smart private eye is hired by the FBI to go undercover in a college sorority.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Jeremy Piven, Mike O'Malley, Josh Bowman

Votes: 18,528

14. Sorority Wars (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

Starting college, Katie and her BFF Sara try to get into Delta sorority. Katie overhears something that splits her from Delta and Sara. Things get nasty and she joins Kappa.

Director: James Hayman | Stars: Lucy Hale, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Amanda Schull, Phoebe Strole

Votes: 5,153

15. The House Bunny (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

55 Metascore

After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls.

Director: Fred Wolf | Stars: Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone, Kat Dennings

Votes: 76,230 | Gross: $48.24M

16. Fired Up! (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sport

31 Metascore

The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Eric Christian Olsen, Nicholas D'Agosto, Sarah Roemer, Molly Sims

Votes: 41,105 | Gross: $17.23M

17. Dirty Deeds (2002)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

1973 Sydney: An Australian gangster sees booming business, due to U.S. soldiers being in town for relaxing between their tours to the Vietnam war, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors.

Director: David Caesar | Stars: Bryan Brown, Toni Collette, John Goodman, Sam Neill

Votes: 3,070

18. Raise Your Voice (2004)

PG | 103 min | Family, Music, Musical

33 Metascore

A girl from a small town heads to the big city of Los Angeles to spend the summer at a performing arts high school.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Hilary Duff, John Corbett, Rebecca De Mornay, Oliver James

Votes: 25,978 | Gross: $10.41M

19. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 433,711 | Gross: $17.74M

20. Pitch Perfect (2012)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

66 Metascore

Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

Director: Jason Moore | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp

Votes: 263,796 | Gross: $65.00M

21. Teen Spirit (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Cassandra Scerbo, Carissa Capobianco, Gabriela Lopez, Katrina Rose Tandy

Votes: 6,727

22. Geek Charming (2011 TV Movie)

TV-G | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

To win a school popularity contest, a high school diva permits a film club classmate to record her popular life, but the film starts documenting her decline instead.

Director: Jeffrey Hornaday | Stars: Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop, Sasha Pieterse, Jordan Nichols

Votes: 10,507

23. What a Girl Wants (2003)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

41 Metascore

An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 56,521 | Gross: $35.99M

24. She's the Man (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

45 Metascore

When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for his school's star soccer player, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum, Vinnie Jones

Votes: 140,110 | Gross: $2.34M

25. Sydney White (2007)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.

Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, Matt Long, Jack Carpenter

Votes: 44,538 | Gross: $11.89M

26. Wild Child (2008)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.

Director: Nick Moore | Stars: Emma Roberts, Aidan Quinn, Natasha Richardson, Lexi Ainsworth

Votes: 46,751 | Gross: $0.02M

27. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

61 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 299,452 | Gross: $70.14M

28. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 328,634 | Gross: $45.88M

29. Bring It On (2000)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

52 Metascore

A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 83,186 | Gross: $68.38M

30. Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007 Video)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sport

At Camp Spirit Thunder, high school cheer leaders compete. The red team/Sharks' cutie, Carson, and blue team/Jets' hunk, Penn, are in love. Does that make them archenemies like the Sharks and Jets?

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Ashley Benson, Cassandra Scerbo, Noel Areizaga, Jennifer Tisdale

Votes: 11,031

31. Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006 Video)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Sport

A transfer student to a rough high school tries joining the cheer-leading squad and she not only faces off against the head cheerleader, but against her former school in preparation for a cheer-off competition.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Jake McDorman, JoJo Wright, Emme Rylan

Votes: 17,384

32. Prom (2011)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

50 Metascore

A group of teenagers get ready for their high school prom.

Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, DeVaughn Nixon, Danielle Campbell

Votes: 14,464 | Gross: $10.13M

33. American Pie (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy

58 Metascore

Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night.

Directors: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz | Stars: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Jennifer Coolidge

Votes: 360,219 | Gross: $102.56M

34. Keith (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

Natalie, head of everything in high school and tennis scholarship for college, gets Keith as Chemistry lab partner. While Natalie is anal, Keith's the opposite. Chemistry? What about boyfriend Raff and Keith's secret?

Director: Todd Kessler | Stars: Elisabeth Harnois, Jesse McCartney, Margo Harshman, Ignacio Serricchio

Votes: 34,416

35. Sleepover (2004)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

33 Metascore

Four best friends, desperate to improve their social status, enter into an all-night scavenger hunt against the popular clique in their school.

Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Mika Boorem, Scout Taylor-Compton, Jane Lynch

Votes: 14,689 | Gross: $9.44M

36. The Hot Chick (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy

29 Metascore

An attractive and popular teenager, who is mean-spirited toward others, finds herself in the body of an older man, and must find a way to get back to her original body.

Director: Tom Brady | Stars: Rob Schneider, Rachel McAdams, Anna Faris, Matthew Lawrence

Votes: 86,550 | Gross: $35.08M

37. The Princess Diaries (2001)

G | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

52 Metascore

Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo

Votes: 120,418 | Gross: $108.25M

38. Easy A (2010)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley, Dan Byrd

Votes: 340,007 | Gross: $58.40M

39. Picture This (2008 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A high school girl is invited to a party by the most popular boy in school -- only trouble is, she's grounded.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Pollak, Lauren Collins, Shenae Grimes-Beech

Votes: 9,536

40. High School Musical (2006 TV Movie)

TV-G | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A popular high school athlete and an academically gifted girl get roles in the school musical and develop a friendship that threatens East High's social order.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel

Votes: 75,647

41. Legally Blonde (2001)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

59 Metascore

Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis

Votes: 172,300 | Gross: $96.52M

42. The Clique (2006)

R | 87 min | Horror

A high school clique spends a long weekend at a secluded home in the woods. Meanwhile, a former fellow student and school outcast has been released from juvenile detention for lack of evidence that he murdered his family a year earlier.

Director: David Basulto | Stars: Nick Slatkin, Marisa Renee Odom, Chloe St. James, Johnny Yono

Votes: 169

43. Freaky Friday (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

70 Metascore

An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the other's life for one freaky Friday.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould

Votes: 118,507 | Gross: $110.23M

44. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Music

33 Metascore

A teenage girl is convinced that her home city revolves around her until her family packs up and moves to the suburbs, where she finds herself competing for attention.

Director: Sara Sugarman | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Adam Garcia, Glenne Headly

Votes: 26,404 | Gross: $29.33M