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The Best Movies About Bullying

Updated December 29, 2020 1.5k votes 269 voters 18.4k views64 items

List RulesMovies that feature a bully or are about bullying

There's cyber (online) bullying, physical bullying, playground bullying, and that creepy kid from The Christmas Story. All-in-all there is no shortage of movies about bullying in high school and teen bullying movies. 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, based on bullying or have bullying in them, they are not movies that only have a scene with a bully. Not onlythat but these good films about bullying are ranked by movies lovers like yourself.

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.

Movies like Carrie can also be seen as anti bullying movies but which bullying film is the best? Vote for your favorite movie about a bully or add one that isn't already on the list.

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    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek

    Released1976

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  • Matilda2
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    Matilda

    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson

    Released1996

    Directed byDanny DeVito

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  • The Karate Kid3
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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio

    Released1984

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    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes

    Released2010

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  • Back to the Future5
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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

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    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

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    Alexa Vega, Lisa Vidal

    Released2005

    Directed byTom McLoughlin

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    Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny

    Released1999

    Directed byKimberly Peirce

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  • Billy Elliot10
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    Jamie Bell, Julie Walters

    Released2000

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    The Color Purple

    Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1985

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

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    Welcome to the Dollhouse

    Heather Matarazzo, Eric Mabius

    Released1995

    Directed byTodd Solondz

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  • Full Metal Jacket14
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    Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

    Released1987

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    Bully

    Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner

    Released2012

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    Joan Crawford, Eve Arden

    Released1945

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    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    Emily Osment, Meaghan Rath

    Released2011

    Directed byCharles Binamé

  • Lord of the Flies19
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    James Badge Dale, Balthazar Getty

    Released1990

    Directed byHarry Hook

  • A Christmas Story20
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    A Christmas Story

    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon

    Released1983

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    Speak

    Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Perkins

    Released2004

    Directed byJessica Sharzer

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    My Bodyguard

    Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals

    Released1980

    Directed byTony Bill

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    Randy Orton, Ed Harris

    Released2011

    Directed byMichael Pavone

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    Randy Wayne, D. David Morin

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    Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney

    Released1996

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