School massacre filmsby Jxp100 | created - 04 May 2015 | updated - 04 May 2015 | Public
films that deal with school massacres and their effects, excluding gore fests, parodies and documentaries
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1. Zero Day (2002)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama
Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.
Director: Ben Coccio | Stars: Cal Robertson, Andre Keuck, Serataren Adragna, Melissa Banks
Votes: 4,542 | Gross: $0.01M
terrifyingly realistic, best school shooting movie by far, from shooters perspective, tear jerker and stomach turner, directly based on Columbine massacre
2. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.
Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell
Votes: 160,608 | Gross: $1.74M
school massacre from the point of view of the mother, highly disturbing
3. Elephant (2003)
R | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.
Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Elias McConnell, Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, John Robinson
Votes: 94,257 | Gross: $1.23M
school shooting in dream like states following characters on the days leading up to their unwilling demise, based on Columbine massacre
4. The Class (2007)
99 min | Drama
An average Estonian high-schooler decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Director: Ilmar Raag | Stars: Vallo Kirs, Pärt Uusberg, Lauri Pedaja, Paula Solvak
foreign school shooting film about revenge and discrimination
5. Polytechnique (2009)
Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, History
A dramatization of the 1989 Montréal Massacre, during which several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.
Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Maxim Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse, Martin Watier
college shooting, art film, thought provoking, follows anti feminist shooter, based on Polytechnique massacre
6. Bang Bang You're Dead (2002)
R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.
Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Foster, Randy Harrison, Janel Moloney
film dealing with a boy suspected of school shooting plots and the suffering and lonliness as a result, well made
7. The Dirties (2013)
Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama
Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn't joking.
Director: Matt Johnson | Stars: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Padraig Singal, Ross Hill
school shooting that starts as a parody but after torment by bullies evolves into something darker
8. American Yearbook (2004)
90 min | Drama, Thriller
Will is the kid-next-door, but is relentlessly terrorized by school bullies. Then the mysterious Chance eventually convinces Will that they should get a gun and take the bullies out: pull a Columbine.
Director: Brian Ging | Stars: Nick Tagas, Jon Carlo Alvarez, Giovannie Espiritu, Chris Ratti
film about planning a "columbine"
9. Amish Grace (2010 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 89 min | Biography, Drama
When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the ... See full summary »
Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Tammy Blanchard, Fay Masterson, Madison Mason
school shooting film involving an amish community and their capability to forgive horrible crimes, based on PA amish schoolhouse shooting
10. April Showers (2009)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama
After a school shooting leaves 14 people dead, survivor Sean Ryan is forced to come to terms with loss.
Director: Andrew Robinson | Stars: Kelly Blatz, Daryl Sabara, Janel Parrish, Ellen Woglom
film about the effects of a massive school shooting on a town, directly based on Columbine massacre
11. Beautiful Boy (2010)
R | 100 min | Drama
A married couple on the verge of separation are leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at his college, then took his own life.
Director: Shawn Ku | Stars: Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, Kyle Gallner, Logan South
Votes: 6,786 | Gross: $0.08M
film about parents coping with their sons college massacre, based on Columbine and Virginia Tech massacres
12. Blackbird (I) (2012)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
An alienated teenager's posturing online threat ignites a firestorm of fear in a small community.
Director: Jason Buxton | Stars: Connor Jessup, Alexia Fast, Michael Buie, Alex Ozerov-Meyer
film about a boy accused of plotting a school shooting
13. Ekskul (2006)
A troubled adolescent high school student plans revenge on his friends who abused him. He bought a pistol and holds hostage his six friends who have insulted him in the school.
Director: Nayato Fio Nuala | Stars: Erly Ashy, Indra Brasco, Inong, Teguh Leo
film about a bullied boy and his school hostage situation
14. Heart of America (2002)
R | 87 min | Drama
On the last day of school, two bullied teenagers decide to take revenge on their tormentors.
Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Michael Paré, Patrick Muldoon, Birkett Turton
film about school bullying and violence, not a favorite of mine, based on Columbine massacre
15. Heathers (1988)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
At Westerburg High where cliques rule, jocks dominate and all the popular girls are named Heather, it's going to take a Veronica and mysterious new kid to give teen angst a body count.
Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk
Votes: 109,058 | Gross: $1.11M
film about a murderous couple and a possible school massacre, would have been farther up but isn't exactly a "school shooting" film
16. Hello Herman (2012)
TV-14 | 90 min | Drama
A journalist interviews a sixteen year old boy, who is in police custody after he shot and killed 42 people at his high school.
Director: Michelle Danner | Stars: Norman Reedus, Garrett Backstrom, Martha Higareda, Rob Estes
film about a school shooting and the fame achieved by the shooter, based on Virginia Tech massacre
17. Home Room (2002)
R | 133 min | Crime, Drama
A high school shooting has repercussions on the town and students.
Director: Paul F. Ryan | Stars: Busy Philipps, Erika Christensen, Victor Garber, Raphael Sbarge
Votes: 3,387 | Gross: $0.01M
film about the effects of a school shooting on prejudice and trust
18. If.... (1968)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama
In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.
Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan
film about a school rebellion, would have been higher but isn't exactly a "school shooting" film
19. The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
R | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A woman's survivor's guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart.
Director: Vadim Perelman | Stars: Uma Thurman, Evan Rachel Wood, Eva Amurri, Gabrielle Brennan
Votes: 14,623 | Gross: $0.30M
film about the effects of a school shooting on a girls mind, based on Columbine massacre
20. The Only Way (2004)
Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama
Devon Browning is viewed as an outcast and is a victim of physical and emotional abuse from his classmates. After a tragic death in his family, his life begins to fall off course. He ... See full summary »
Directors: Levi Obery, David Zimmerman III | Stars: Billy Kearney, Victoria Corwin, Dustin Reinmann, Jerry Stowell
film about school shooting, based on Columbine massacre
21. State's Evidence (2004)
R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller
Six high school teenagers decide to commit suicide together, but their plans soon go awry when one of them has something darker in mind as well.
Director: Benjamin Louis | Stars: Douglas Smith, Kris Lemche, Drew Tyler Bell, Alexa PenaVega
film about a group of friends and their unwilling participation in a school massacre
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