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The Best Movies About Bullying

Updated September 21, 2020 1.4k votes 240 voters 15.8k views40 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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    Carrie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Carrie

    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek

    Released1976

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    Matilda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Matilda

    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson

    Released1996

    Directed byDanny DeVito

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    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    The Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    The Karate Kid

    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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    Easy A is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Easy A

    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes

    Released2010

    Directed byWill Gluck

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    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Odd Girl Out is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Odd Girl Out

    Alexa Vega, Lisa Vidal

    Released2005

    Directed byTom McLoughlin

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    Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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    Heathers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

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    Boys Don't Cry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Boys Don't Cry

    Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny

    Released1999

    Directed byKimberly Peirce

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    Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Dazed and Confused

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    Lord of the Flies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Lord of the Flies

    James Badge Dale, Balthazar Getty

    Released1990

    Directed byHarry Hook

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    The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    The Color Purple

    Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1985

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1975

    Directed byMiloš Forman

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    Billy Elliot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Billy Elliot

    Jamie Bell, Julie Walters

    Released2000

    Directed byStephen Daldry

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    Welcome to the Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Welcome to the Dollhouse

    Heather Matarazzo, Eric Mabius

    Released1995

    Directed byTodd Solondz

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    Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Full Metal Jacket

    Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

    Released1987

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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    Mildred Pierce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Mildred Pierce

    Joan Crawford, Eve Arden

    Released1945

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

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    Big Bully is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Big Bully

    Tom Arnold, Rick Moranis

    Released1996

    Directed bySteve Miner

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    Bully is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Bully

    Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner

    Released2012

    Directed byLarry Clark

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    A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    A Christmas Story

    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon

    Released1983

    Directed byBob Clark

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    Evil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Evil

    Gustaf Skarsgård, Kjell Bergqvist

    Released2003

    Directed byMikael Håfström

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    Scum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Scum

    Ray Winstone, Phil Daniels

    Released1979

    Directed byAlan Clarke

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    Cyberbully is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Cyberbully

    Emily Osment, Meaghan Rath

    Released2011

    Directed byCharles Binamé

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    Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Bullying
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    Stand by Me

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman

    Released1986

    Directed byRob Reiner

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