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The Best Movies About Bullying

List Criteria: Movies that feature a bully or are about bullying

There's cyber bullying, physical bullying, playground bullying, and that creepy kid from The Christmas Story. Bullies are, sadly, incredibly common. So common that they are a common character type in many feature films. What are the best movies about bullying? The films on the list below are all about bullying or feature a bully character and are ranked by film lovers and viewers.
 
Some of the movies on this list feature more of a fictional, innocent type of bully that makes us laugh, while others dramatize the tragic real-life events of a person who has been the victim of a violent crime that started as an act of bullying.
 
This list has the best movies about bullying, including: The Flying Scotsman, The Color Purple, Mean Girls, and Boys Don’t Cry.

Vote for your favorite movie about a bully or add one that isn't already on the list.

The Best Movies About Bullying Films
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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

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    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens

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    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater

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    Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Natalie Zea

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    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

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    Emily Osment, Meaghan Rath, Kay Panabaker

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    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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    James Badge Dale, Balthazar Getty, Bob Peck

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    Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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    Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Nick Stahl

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    Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Zoe Bell

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne

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    Heather Matarazzo, Eric Mabius, Ken Leung

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    Alexa Vega, Lisa Vidal, Elizabeth Rice

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    Joan Crawford, Eve Arden, Butterfly McQueen

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    An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong Jennifer Tilly, Annabeth Gish, Sammi Hanratty Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Brian Cox, Jonny Lee Miller, Laura Fraser

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    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

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    The Fatboy Chronicles

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    Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals, Joan Cusack

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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    Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Royal Dano

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    Randy Orton, Ed Harris, Madison Pettis

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    Randy Wayne, D. David Morin, Arjay Smith

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    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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