Best High School movies seen so far

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1. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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88 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 643,485 | Gross: $0.19M

2. Perfect Little Angels (1998 TV Movie)

125 min | Action, Drama, Family

5.6
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A teen and her mother suspect mind control is being practiced in their suburban housing development.

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Jody Thompson, Michael York, Jade Pawluk

Votes: 354

3. Let Me In (I) (2010)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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79 Metascore

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono

Votes: 100,058 | Gross: $12.13M

4. The Faculty (1998)

R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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61 Metascore

Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett

Votes: 97,813 | Gross: $40.06M

5. Jawbreaker (1999)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.5
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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: 20,487 | Gross: $3.07M

6. Heathers (1988)

R | 103 min | Comedy

7.3
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73 Metascore

In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk

Votes: 68,345 | Gross: $1.11M

7. Disturbing Behavior (1998)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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The new kid in town stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: James Marsden, Katie Holmes, Nick Stahl, Tobias Mehler

Votes: 18,420 | Gross: $17.41M

8. Drillbit Taylor (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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41 Metascore

Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Owen Wilson, Josh Peck, Alex Frost, Nate Hartley

Votes: 52,869 | Gross: $32.85M

9. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.6
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44 Metascore

A group of high-schoolers invite Mandy Lane, an innocent, desirable girl, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop mysteriously.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Amber Heard, Anson Mount, Whitney Able, Michael Welch

Votes: 27,566

10. Detention (2011)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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45 Metascore

As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook

Votes: 13,455

11. Disturbia (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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62 Metascore

A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Roemer

Votes: 197,715 | Gross: $80.21M

12. The Blob (1988)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr., Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 25,424 | Gross: $8.25M

13. 21 Jump Street (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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69 Metascore

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson

Votes: 446,193 | Gross: $138.45M

14. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

6.9
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64 Metascore

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

Director: Jared Hess | Stars: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell

Votes: 172,488 | Gross: $44.54M

15. Project X (2012)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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48 Metascore

3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.

Director: Nima Nourizadeh | Stars: Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Dax Flame

Votes: 168,188 | Gross: $54.73M

16. The Girl Next Door (2004)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

A teenager's dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love.

Director: Luke Greenfield | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Downs, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant

Votes: 181,416 | Gross: $14.59M

17. The New Guy (2002)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

5.9
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24 Metascore

A high school senior branded uncool in the ninth grade gets himself expelled so he changes his image to cool kid at the town's other high school.

Director: Ed Decter | Stars: DJ Qualls, Lyle Lovett, Eliza Dushku, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 30,213 | Gross: $28.97M

18. Thumbsucker (2005)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

Justin throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 19,448 | Gross: $1.33M

19. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

R | 89 min | Comedy

5.7
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32 Metascore

A sendup of all the teen movies that have accumulated in the past two decades.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Chyler Leigh, Jaime Pressly, Chris Evans, Eric Christian Olsen

Votes: 85,642 | Gross: $38.25M

20. Dance of the Dead (2008)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

5.8
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On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.

Director: Gregg Bishop | Stars: Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby, Carissa Capobianco

Votes: 10,563

21. John Tucker Must Die (2006)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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41 Metascore

Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel, Sophia Bush

Votes: 71,820 | Gross: $41.01M

22. Superbad (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy

7.6
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76 Metascore

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader

Votes: 454,262 | Gross: $121.46M

23. Pretty Persuasion (2005)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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45 Metascore

A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.

Director: Marcos Siega | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Ron Livingston, James Woods, David Wagner

Votes: 9,082 | Gross: $0.31M

24. Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.0
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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: 273,876 | Gross: $86.06M

25. The Hot Chick (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.5
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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: 80,071 | Gross: $35.08M

26. American Pie (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy

7.0
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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, Alyson Hannigan

Votes: 334,598 | Gross: $102.56M

27. The Chumscrubber (2005)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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41 Metascore

A darkly satiric story about life crumbling in the midst of a seemingly idyllic suburbia.

Director: Arie Posin | Stars: Jamie Bell, Allison Janney, Rory Culkin, Glenn Close

Votes: 16,824 | Gross: $0.05M