High school movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant high school movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, romantic, serious and entertaining films and TV shows about / with high school, youth, teenage life, teenager, high school life, friendship, coming of age, school, bullying and high school student plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as high school: Mean Girls (2004), Easy A (2010), 21 Jump Street (2012), Pretty Little Liars (2010), The DUFF (2015), Riverdale (2016), Awkward. (2011), Teen Wolf (2011), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Teen Spirit (2011).
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 7.5
21 Jump Street (2012)
Action, Comedy, Crime
USA
109 min.
 7.2
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Drama, Romance
USA
99 min.
 7.3
I Still See You (2018)
Fantasy, Thriller
USA
98 min.
 5.7

List of high school movies

 7.0
 287K
Mean Girls (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 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.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: high school, high school life, fish out of water, teenage life, popularity, teenager, vengeance, manipulation, rivalry, stereotypes, betrayal, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, africa, california
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 7.1
 317K
Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage life, teenage love, coming of age, notoriety, parents and children, high school life, friends, love and romance, adolescence, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
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 7.2
 462K
21 Jump Street (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, partners against crime, high school life, party, working undercover, parody, undercover cop, police investigation, misfit partners, friendship, popularity, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, high school, friendship, best friends, haunted by the past, youth, blackmail, disappearance, threat, family, gossip and rumors, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 6.5
 71K
The DUFF (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a ‘DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, high school, high school life, youth, adolescence, best friends, friends, friendship, social relations, teenager, popularity, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 7.5
 73K
Riverdale (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, biting, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, teenage life, investigation, friends, youth, love and romance, parents and children, crimes, family relations, murder ...
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 7.6
 40K
Awkward. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: An irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton whose life begins to change when a simple accident becomes an epic misunderstanding and is blown way out of proportion. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, light, ironic
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage life, teenage love, loser, friends, high school life, classmates, self esteem, jealousy, social awkwardness, youth, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.7
 111K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, humorous, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, teenage love, school, teenage life, supernatural, high school, life turned upside down, high school life, curses spells and rituals, youth, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, japan, france, mexico
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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, romantic, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen comedy ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, unlikely couple, teenage love, high school life, love and romance, teenage life, fall in love, wooing, youth, boyfriend, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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 5.6
 6K
Teen Spirit (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, light, humorous, entertaining, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: high school, afterlife, popularity, teenage life, social relations, ghost, family, high school life, prom, youth, supernatural, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 162K
17 Again (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the brink of a midlife crisis, 30-something Mike O'Donnell wishes he could have a "do-over." And that's exactly what he gets when he wakes up one morning to find he's 17 years old again. With his adult mind stuck inside ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: high school, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, body swapping, family relations, family, youth, one more chance, high school life, teenage life, wish come true, basketball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1989, future
Place: new jersey, california
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The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, disturbing, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, dangerous attraction, immortality, teenage life, youth, love and romance, high school, small town, werewolf, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century, 1860s, 2000s ...
Place: virginia, usa
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 5.4
 17K
Barely Lethal (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 16-year-old international assassin yearning for a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as a senior in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that being popular can be more painful than getting water-boarded.
Style: exciting, humorous, not serious, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, high school life, undercover, danger, secret agents, teenage life, youth, hidden identity, friends, mission, rivalry, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chechnya, moscow russia, berlin germany
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 7.5
 33K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, teenage life, youth, adolescence, first love, high school, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, romance, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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A Cinderella Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sam Montgomery is a tomboyish, unpopular girl at school. She has been text messaging a somebody named Nomad for a few months and he asks her to meet him at the Halloween dance at 11:00 in the middle of the dance floor. The only problem is, she must ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, cinderella story, fall in love, high school, opposites attract, teenage life, love and romance, youth, romance, high school hunk, school dance, step parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.7
 65K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball player, but his ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage life, couple relations, high school life, friendship, rivalry, basketball, teenage love, athlete's life, sibling relationship, love triangle, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, athlete and trainer, youth, teenage life, power relations, martial arts, high school life, rivalry, fist fighting, boxing, duel, championship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, tokyo
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The Secret Circle (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After her mother dies in a fire, Cassie Blake moves in with her grandmother in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her boyfriend Adam, brooding ...
Style: serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, witch, small town, high school, supernatural ability, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, youth, small town life, classmates, high school life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
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 5.4
 3K
Zapped (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zoey is a talented dancer whose organized life is rudely disrupted when she moves in with her new step-dad and three step-brothers, until she discovers a dog-training app that can get boys to obey her every command. But she soon learns that it ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, teen comedy
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, imaginary, youth, family, wish come true, social relations, disorder, teenager, obedience, dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, rebelliousness, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, high school life, coming of age, friendship, misfit, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, dark humor, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, double life, high school, supernatural, chosen one, teenage love, small town, good versus evil, vampire slayer, save the world, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: california, usa, campus
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 7.4
 133K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, ...
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, talky, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: popularity, teenage love, youth, love triangle, school, gossip and rumors, friends, betrayal, lifestyle, high school, high school life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 147K
Clueless (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, not serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teenage love, opposites attract, high school life, fashion, teenage life, youth, couples, popularity, love and romance, coming of age, shopping mall ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa, los angeles, california
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High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor ― and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenage love, high school life, friendship, couple relations, couples, friends, buddies, high school hunk, love and romance, prom, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa
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Another Cinderella Story (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams at a costume ball only has one hint at her identity: the Zune she left behind as she rushed home in order to make her curfew. And with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in front of him, he ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: cinderella story, high school, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, orphan, siblings relations, school, love affair, youth, contests and competitions, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Chloe King is looking forward to celebrating her birthday with her friends and single mother, just like every other year... that is until she starts developing heightened abilities and discovers she's being pursued by a mysterious figure. Chloe ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, high school, superhuman powers, life turned upside down, supernatural ability, chase, teenage life, chases and races, disorder, youth, high school life, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 8.2
 19K
A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Plot: friendship, high school, coming of age, redemption, bullying, deaf, sign language, disability, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, suicide attempt, mother son relationship ...
Place: japan
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 5.9
 5K
Avalon High (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Disney Channel's production of Julie Sherman Wolfe's screenplay adaptation of the popular novel Avalon High by Meg Cabot. Elaine "Ellie" Harrison has just moved from Minnesota to Annapolis, Maryland while her parents take a year ...
Style: feel good, exciting, serious, twists and turns
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, teenage love, friendship, wizards and magicians, heroes, legends and myths, rivalry, friends, youth, reincarnation ...
Place: maryland
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 8.1
 197K
13 Reasons Why (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.
Style: thought provoking, serious, emotional, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, loss of friend, depression, high school, human relationship, loss, loss of daughter, guilt, loss of loved one, teenage girl, family relations, audio cassette ...
Place: usa
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret letters to every boy she's ever fallen for are mysteriously mailed out.
Style: touching, sincere, light, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love and romance, high school, first love, couples, youth, escapades, sister sister relationship, family relations, happy ending, relationships, teen romance, sisterhood ...
Place: scotland
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