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The Best High School Movies

Finding a good High School movie 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 of all time streaming online.

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1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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8.0/10
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91/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991. High school freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two senior students, Sam and her stepbrother Patrick, become his mentors, helping him discover the joys of friendship, music and love.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Spider-Man: Homecoming

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7.4/10
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90/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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3. Superbad

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7.6/10
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90/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Comedy

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

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

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4. The Breakfast Club

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7.8/10
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88/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, brainy Brian and Andrew, the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Lady Bird

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7.4/10
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88/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A warm, affecting comedy about a high school senior (Saoirse Ronan) who must navigate a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother over the course of her eventful and poignant senior year of high school.

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

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6. Back to the Future Part II

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7.8/10
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88/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG
Comedy, Fantasy

What it's about: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents -- again.

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

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7. Moonlight

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7.4/10
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88/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

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

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8. A Silent Voice

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8.1/10
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87/100
Released: 2016
Animation, Anime

What it's about: 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 do not speak to each other again... until an older, wiser Shouya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shouko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late...?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $8.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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9. Boyhood

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7.9/10
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87/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.

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

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10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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7.8/10
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87/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG-13
Comedy

What it's about: After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school principal and fed-up sister.

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

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11. Dazed and Confused

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7.6/10
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87/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum when his football coach demands he sign a "no drugs" pledge.

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

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12. Easy A

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7.0/10
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87/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: 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 board is becoming concerned, including her favorite teacher and the distracted guidance counselor. With the support of her hilariously idiosyncratic parents and a little help from a long-time crush, Olive attempts to take on her notorious new identity and crush the rumor mill once and for all.

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

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13. Love, Simon

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7.6/10
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86/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online.

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

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14. 21 Jump Street

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7.2/10
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86/100
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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15. Booksmart

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7.2/10
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85/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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16. To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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7.1/10
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85/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: 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.

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

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17. Remember the Titans

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7.8/10
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85/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions.

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

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18. Scream

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7.2/10
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85/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

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

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19. Grease

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7.2/10
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85/100
Released: 1978Rated: PG
Musical, Romance

What it's about: Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?

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

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20. Heathers

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7.2/10
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84/100
Released: 1989Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Shudder & 2 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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21. Blue Is the Warmest Color

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7.7/10
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83/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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22. Bad Genius

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7.6/10
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83/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Lynn, a brilliant student, after helping her friends to get the grades they need, develops the idea of starting a much bigger exam-cheating business.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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23. Ghost World

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7.3/10
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83/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' friendship.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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24. 10 Things I Hate About You

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7.3/10
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83/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: On the first day at his new school, Cameron instantly falls for Bianca, the gorgeous girl of his dreams. The only problem is that Bianca is forbidden to date until her ill-tempered, completely un-dateable older sister Kat goes out, too. In an attempt to solve his problem, Cameron singles out the only guy who could possibly be a match for Kat: a mysterious bad boy with a nasty reputation of his own.

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

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25. School of Rock

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7.1/10
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83/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.

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

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26. The Edge of Seventeen

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7.3/10
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83/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.

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

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27. In the House

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7.4/10
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83/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy’s intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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28. Whisper of the Heart

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7.9/10
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83/100
Released: 1995Rated: G
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $10.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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29. Mean Girls

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7.0/10
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83/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Comedy

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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30. 22 Jump Street

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7.0/10
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83/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.

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

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31. Election

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7.2/10
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82/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex, PopcornFlix & Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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32. The Guest

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6.7/10
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82/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

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

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33. The Last Picture Show

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8.0/10
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82/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: High school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating a local beauty, while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife. As graduation nears and both boys contemplate their futures. Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business. Each struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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34. The Spectacular Now

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7.1/10
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82/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Sutter, a popular party animal, unexpectedly meets the introverted Aimee after waking up on a stranger's lawn. As Sutter deals with the problems in his life and Aimee plans for her future beyond school, an unexpected romance blossoms between them.

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

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35. Hoop Dreams

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8.3/10
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82/100
Released: 1994Rated: PG-13
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school well-known for the excellence of its basketball program. Gates and Agee dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of their close-knit families, they battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way. This acclaimed documentary was shot over the course of five years.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Fandor, Cinemax & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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36. Say Anything...

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7.3/10
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81/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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37. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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7.7/10
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81/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia.

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

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38. Clueless

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6.8/10
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81/100
Released: 1995Rated: PG-13
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: 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 hopelessly klutzy new student Tai a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother was right about how misguided she was -- and falls for him.

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

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39. Freedom Writers

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7.5/10
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80/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Biography, Crime

What it's about: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, PopcornFlix & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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40. Sixteen Candles

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7.1/10
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80/100
Released: 1984Rated: PG
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: A teenage girl deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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41. Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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7.2/10
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80/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.

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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42. Grosse Pointe Blank

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7.3/10
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80/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to botch a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his 10 year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

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

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43. Napoleon Dynamite

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6.9/10
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80/100
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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44. Brick

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7.3/10
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80/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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45. Finding Forrester

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7.3/10
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80/100
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 watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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46. American Pie

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7.0/10
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80/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: At a high-school party, four friends find that losing their collective virginity isn't as easy as they had thought. But they still believe that they need to do so before college. To motivate themselves, they enter a pact to all "score." by their senior prom.

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

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47. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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7.7/10
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80/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past isn't as simple as it seems, and eventually, will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future of herself and her friends.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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48. Half Nelson

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7.2/10
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80/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a startling discovery of his secret life, causing a tenuous bond between the two that could either end disastrously or provide a catalyst of hope.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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49. Hoosiers

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7.5/10
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79/100
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 $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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50. A Brighter Summer Day

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8.4/10
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79/100
Released: 1991
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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