Most Popular "Principal" Titles

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year












































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »






Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 110,248

2. The Fosters (2013– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children.

Stars: Maia Mitchell, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Cierra Ramirez

Votes: 19,566

3. Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
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: 273,915 | Gross: $86.06M

4. Gifted (2017)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
60 Metascore

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer

Votes: 53,023 | Gross: $24.80M

5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
63 Metascore

Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris

Votes: 438,704 | Gross: $261.99M

6. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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: 288,252 | Gross: $45.88M

7. 90210 (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A Kansas family relocates to Beverly Hills, where their two children adapt to the infamous social drama of West Beverly Hills High.

Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Mack Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Jessica Stroup

Votes: 38,441

8. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996–2003)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A 16 year old high school student Sabrina Spellman finds out she's a witch. Her two witchy aunts Zelda and Hilda offered her guidance how to control her new-discovered magical powers along with Salem, a talking black cat who used to be a warlock once.

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, Nick Bakay

Votes: 26,882

9. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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: 267,549 | Gross: $70.14M

10. Fist Fight (2017)

R | 91 min | Comedy

5.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
37 Metascore

When one school teacher unwittingly causes another teacher's dismissal, he is challenged to an after-school fight.

Director: Richie Keen | Stars: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 25,029 | Gross: $32.15M

11. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
69 Metascore

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Director: David Soren | Stars: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll

Votes: 13,479 | Gross: $73.92M

12. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 99,865 | Gross: $33.08M

13. Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001–2015)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The lives of the kids at Degrassi Community School dealing with the serious and sometimes taboo issues that plague teenagers.

Stars: Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar, A.J. Saudin

Votes: 9,674

14. The Princess Diaries (2001)

G | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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: 105,100 | Gross: $108.25M

15. Easy A (2010)

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

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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: 305,080 | Gross: $58.40M

16. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
85 Metascore

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Votes: 138,890 | Gross: $33.80M

17. Saved by the Bell (1989–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A TV show centered on six students and their years at Bayside High School in Palisades, California.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies

Votes: 26,856

18. Snow Day (2000)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
34 Metascore

When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed.

Director: Chris Koch | Stars: Chevy Chase, Mark Webber, Schuyler Fisk, Chris Elliott

Votes: 10,041 | Gross: $60.02M

19. Ghost World (2001)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
88 Metascore

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro

Votes: 102,304 | Gross: $6.22M

20. 17 Again (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
48 Metascore

Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 156,589 | Gross: $64.17M

21. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
78 Metascore

After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve

Votes: 52,416 | Gross: $0.75M

22. The Boy Next Door (2015)

R | 91 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
30 Metascore

A woman, separated from her unfaithful husband, falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth, John Corbett

Votes: 31,529 | Gross: $35.39M

23. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
61 Metascore

A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt

Votes: 116,452 | Gross: $91.46M

24. Billy Madison (1995)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
16 Metascore

In order to inherit his fed up father's hotel empire, an immature and lazy man must repeat grades 1-12 all over again.

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Adam Sandler, Darren McGavin, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 113,399 | Gross: $25.59M

25. Zoey 101 (2005–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Zoey Brooks and her brother, Dustin, attend their first day at Pacific Coast Academy, a private boarding school that enrolls girls for the first time in its history.

Stars: Jamie-Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey, Erin Sanders

Votes: 11,009

26. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes

Votes: 69,159

27. A Goofy Movie (1995)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When Max makes a preposterous promise to a girl he has a crush on, his chances to fulfilling it seem hopeless when he is dragged onto a cross-country trip with his embarrassing father, Goofy.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Jim Cummings, Kellie Martin

Votes: 37,386 | Gross: $35.35M

28. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi

Votes: 38,897 | Gross: $0.93M

29. Recess (1997–2001)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Comic tales of a group of good friends, 4 boys and 2 girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.

Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Jason Davis, Rickey D'Shon Collins

Votes: 17,736

30. Grounded for Life (2001–2005)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Thirty-something Irish Catholic couple Sean and Claudia deal with their three children as well as Sean's judgmental father and his carefree brother.

Stars: Donal Logue, Megyn Price, Kevin Corrigan, Lynsey Bartilson

Votes: 12,833

31. The Art of Getting By (2011)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
36 Metascore

George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

Director: Gavin Wiesen | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Sasha Spielberg

Votes: 50,359 | Gross: $1.43M

32. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
51 Metascore

After his principal (Andy Daly) destroys his sketchbook, Rafe (Griffin Gluck) and his best friend Leo (Thomas Barbusca) decide to "destroy his book" and break every rule in the school's Code of Conduct.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Alexa Nisenson, Andrew Daly

Votes: 4,768 | Gross: $19.99M

33. To Sir, with Love (1967)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall

Votes: 13,066 | Gross: $42.43M

34. Taare Zameen Par (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer

Votes: 113,090 | Gross: $1.20M

35. Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

PG | 143 min | Drama, Music

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
59 Metascore

A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 31,808 | Gross: $82.57M

36. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
70 Metascore

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon

Votes: 34,148 | Gross: $63.86M

37. Vampires Suck (2010)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy

3.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
18 Metascore

A spoof of vampire-themed movies, where teenager Becca finds herself torn between two boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom.

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter, Diedrich Bader, Chris Riggi

Votes: 41,406 | Gross: $36.66M

38. This Land Is Mine (1943)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A mild-mannered school-teacher in a Nazi-occupied town during W.W.II finds himself being torn between collaboration and resistance.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders, Walter Slezak

Votes: 2,232

39. Diabolique (1955)

Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Votes: 47,862

40. Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Family

3.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A new group of students are now making their way through the halls of Bayside High School. Mr. Belding is still the principal, and Screech is now his assistant.

Stars: Dennis Haskins, Dustin Diamond, Samantha Esteban, Sarah Lancaster

Votes: 1,578

41. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
83 Metascore

An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Christina Brucato, Victoria Davis, Christina Vidal

Votes: 28,318 | Gross: $4.77M

42. Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990–1993)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

For a cool high school kid and his friends, thwarting authority figures and other enemies is not a problem.

Stars: Corin Nemec, Billy Jayne, Troy W. Slaten, Melanie Chartoff

Votes: 4,201

43. Prom Night (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
45 Metascore

At a high school senior prom, a masked killer stalks four teenagers who were responsible for the accidental death of a classmate six years previously.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin

Votes: 11,612 | Gross: $14.80M

44. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
77 Metascore

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Anthony Lucero, Andy Romano

Votes: 22,879 | Gross: $11.54M

45. World's Greatest Dad (I) (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
69 Metascore

When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy, Naomi Glick

Votes: 33,867 | Gross: $0.22M

46. Carrie (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her classmates and her domineering, religious mother.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson, Rena Sofer, Kandyse McClure

Votes: 8,258

47. Fame (2009)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
39 Metascore

An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

Director: Kevin Tancharoen | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally, Kay Panabaker

Votes: 14,786 | Gross: $22.46M

48. Anne of Avonlea (1987)

230 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Marilyn Lightstone, Schuyler Grant

Votes: 7,220

49. Teen Wolf Too (1987)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

3.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
8 Metascore

Todd Howard is a struggling teenager. Nothing seems to be going very well for him, until he turns into a wolf.

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin, Paul Sand

Votes: 8,978 | Gross: $7.89M

50. Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
40 Metascore

Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Larry Miller, Jamie Kennedy, Zena Grey

Votes: 6,231 | Gross: $17.29M