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The Best High School Movies and TV Shows on Starz

Finding a good High School movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best High School movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Starz.

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1. 21 Jump Street

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7.2/10
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85/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: 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 assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Friday Night Lights

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8.6/10
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85/100
Year: 2006-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Drama, Sport

What it's about: The trials and triumphs of life in the small town of Dillon, Texas, where high school football is everything.

Where to Watch: 76 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Peacock & NBC). 76 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Starz). 76 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & NBC). 76 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Hoosiers

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7.5/10
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80/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG
Drama, Sport

What it's about: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (YouTube Premium), stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Napoleon Dynamite

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6.9/10
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79/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG
Comedy

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. Finding Forrester

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7.3/10
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77/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: Gus Van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help from his new mentor Jamal receives a scholarship to a private school.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz & Sundance Now), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Bring It On

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6.0/10
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73/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Sport

What it's about: The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that's sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain, the Toros' road to total cheer glory takes a shady turn when she discovers that their perfectly-choreographed routines were in fact stolen.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Never Been Kissed

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6.1/10
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71/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Josie Geller, a baby-faced junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times, must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most popular clique on campus. But she hits a major snag in her investigation -- not to mention her own failed love life -- when she falls for her dreamy English teacher, Sam Coulson.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Lucas

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6.9/10
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69/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz).

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9. Here Comes the Boom

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6.4/10
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69/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Apt Pupil

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6.7/10
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67/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: One day in 1984, Todd Bowden, a brilliant high school boy fascinated by the history of Nazism, stumbles across an old man whose appearance resembles that of Kurt Dussander, a wanted Nazi war criminal. A month later, Todd decides to knock on his door.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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11. Jennifer's Body

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5.2/10
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64/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Jennifer, a gorgeous, seductive cheerleader who takes evil to a whole new level after she's possessed by a sinister demon. Now it's up to her best friend to stop Jennifer's reign of terror before it's too late.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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5.7/10
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62/100
Released: 1992Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Blonde, bouncy Buffy is your typical high school cheerleader: her goal is to "marry Christian Slater and die," and nothing gets in her way when it's time to shop! But all that changes when a strange man informs her she's been chosen by fate to kill vampires. With the help of a romantic rebel, Buffy is soon spending school nights protecting L.A. from Lothos the Vampire King, his sidekick, Lefty, and their determined gang of bloodsuckers. It's everything you'd expect from a teen queen in the Valley.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. Critical Thinking

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6.4/10
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61/100
Released: 2020
Drama

What it's about: Based on a true story from 1998, five Latino and Black teenagers from the toughest underserved ghetto in Miami fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Bring It On: All or Nothing

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5.6/10
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60/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Sport

What it's about: A transfer student at a rough high school tries joining the cheer-leading squad and finds that she not only has to face off against the head cheerleader, but also against her former school in preparation for a cheer-off competition.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Drive Me Crazy

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5.8/10
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60/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Nicole and Chase live next door to each other but are worlds apart. However, they plot a scheme to date each other in order to attract the interest and jealousy of their respective romantic prey. But in the mist of planning a gala centennial celebration, Nicole and Chase find that the one they always wanted was closer than they ever thought.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. The New Guy

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5.9/10
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58/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Family

What it's about: Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison has finally gotten lucky -- after purposely getting expelled, he takes lessons in 'badass cool' from a convict and enrolls at a new school. But can he keep up the ruse?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. Cherry Falls

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5.2/10
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57/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Cherry Falls is a quiet little town - until the night that a serial killer begins preying on its youth. After a third teen is found slain, the killer's modus operandi emerges: the victims were all virgins. Sheriff Marken is concerned for the safety of the teens in general and in particular his own daughter Jody, who is still a virgin...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz).

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18. America to Me

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7.3/10
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55/100
Year: 2018-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Documentary

What it's about: A year-long immersion into one of Chicago's most progressive and diverse public schools, located in suburban Oak Park. Both intimate and epic, exploring America's charged state of race, culture and education today with unprecedented depth and scope.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Starz). 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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19. His and Her Circumstances

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7.8/10
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54/100
Year: 1998-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: In His and Her Circumstances, like a drug, Yukino Miyazawa was addicted to admiration and praise from those around her. She worked hard to become the perfect student, the perfect girl. But that was before… him. Souichirou Arima. The instant she met him, she hated him. Without even trying, he snatched the very glory from her hands by easily acing the high school entrance exam that should have made her the class representative. To take back what is rightfully hers, Yukino is putting all her efforts into plotting her revenge – but was love part of the plan?

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz).

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20. Bring It On: Fight to the Finish

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5.3/10
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53/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Sport

What it's about: When her mother falls for a wealthy man, Lina Cruz must move in with her new stepfather and transfer from an urban East Los Angeles public high school to an exclusive prep school in Malibu, where she struggles to fit in with her affluent new peers. After snooty cheerleading captain Avery blocks Lina from varsity, Lina recruits her best friends from her old school to help her whip the pathetic junior varsity cheerleading squad -- the Sea Lions -- into fighting shape.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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21. I Love You, Beth Cooper

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5.3/10
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53/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: A valedictorian's declaration of love for a high-school cheerleader launches a night of revelry, reflection and romance for a group of graduating seniors.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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22. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

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4.6/10
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49/100
Released: 1989Rated: R
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A group of students on a graduation cruise bound for Manhattan soon realize they've got a stowaway aboard the ship: serial killer Jason Voorhees.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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23. Bring It On Again

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4.5/10
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46/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Sport

What it's about: When new students can't get onto their college cheerleading team, they form their own squad and prepare for a cheer off.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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24. The Rage: Carrie 2

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4.7/10
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43/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After the suicide of her only friend, Rachel has never felt more on the outside. The one person who reached out to her, Jessie, also happens to be part of the popular crowd that lives to torment outsiders like her. But Rachel has something else that separates her from the rest, a secret amazing ability to move things with her mind. Sue Snell, the only survivor of Carrie White's rampage twenty-two years ago, may hold the key to helping Rachel come to terms with her awesome, but unwanted power. But as Rachel slowly learns to trust, a terrible trap is being laid for her. And making her angry could prove to be fatal.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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25. Crossover

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2.1/10
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41/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Sport

What it's about: The clock strikes midnight, money changes hands, the crowd is on their feet, and the court is alive with fast-paced razzle-dazzle basketball. These players don't play for a school or a pro team. They play for the street and it's underground...way underground.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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