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The Best High School Movies on Cinemax

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 on Cinemax.

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1. Love, Simon

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7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo92%
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85/100
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 subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $14.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. Mean Girls

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo84%
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84/100
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 stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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3. American Pie

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo61%
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78/100
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 subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. Friday Night Lights

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7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo81%
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77/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant social problems begin to flare up. It is left to the inspiring abilities of new coach Gary Gaines to instill in the other team members -- and, by proxy, the town itself -- a sense of self-respect and honor.

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

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5. Bring It On

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6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo63%
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70/100
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 popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. Lucas

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6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo70%
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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 popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax).

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7. John Tucker Must Die

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5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo28%
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64/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: After discovering they are all dating the same same guy, three popular students from different cliques band together for revenge, so they enlist the help of a new gal in town and conspire to break the jerk's heart, while destroying his reputation.

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

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8. Hope Floats

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6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo26%
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61/100
Released: 1998Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but she's faced with petty old acquaintances who are thrilled to see Birdee unhappy -- except for her friend Justin. As he helps Birdee get back on her feet, love begins to blossom.

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

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9. Bring It On: All or Nothing

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5.6/10
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57/100
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 (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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10. Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael

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5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo44%
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51/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Independent

What it's about: Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, most of all her now-married old flame Denton Webb and troubled teen Dinky Bossetti. An orphan with few friends, Dinky is convinced that Carmichael is her birth mother, and that the actress will reclaim her when she returns.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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11. Bring It On Again

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4.5/10
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43/100
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 (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).