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The Funniest Movies About High School 

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Updated May 11, 2020 3.6k votes 614 voters 28.3k views 31 items

List Rules Vote up the most hilarious comedies that center around high school students.

High school can be the best of times or it can be the worst of times, but up on the big screen, it's often the setting for hilarious comedy. The top funny movies about high school feature students looking for love, experiencing growing pains, and struggling with classwork. This is a list of the greatest funny movies about high school including everything from The Breakfast Club to Clueless to Dazed and Confused.

What films will you find on this list of great high school comedy movies? American Pie finds the funny at every turn as a group of friends vow to lose their virginity before they graduate high school. Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, and Eugene Levy starred in the original film, as well as a number of sequels. Pretty in Pink is another funny - and touching - movie about the high school experience. The biting Heathers takes a fiercely funny look at the social hierarchy of an American high school. Other good films featured on this list include Superbad, Can't Hardly Wait, and Jawbreaker.

Which of these high school comedies do you think is the funniest? Vote it up to the top of the list and please add any great movies that are missing. And if you love these movies, check out our list of all movies about high school.

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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill

Released: 2007

Directed by: Greg Mottola

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American Pie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

Released: 1999

Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

Released: 1985

Directed by: John Hughes

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Hughes

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Released: 1995

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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10 Things I Hate About Y... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

Released: 1999

Directed by: Gil Junger

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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mark Waters

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Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

Released: 1993

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

Released: 2012

Directed by: Phil Lord, Chris Miller

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Fast Times at Ridgemont ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 1982

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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Easy A is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

Released: 2010

Directed by: Will Gluck

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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peyton Reed

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Booksmart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams

Released: 2019

Directed by: Olivia Wilde

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Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

Released: 1986

Directed by: Howard Deutch

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Can't Hardly Wait is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Melissa Joan Hart, Jaime Pressly

Released: 1998

Directed by: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont

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Big Time Adolescence is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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Released: 2020

Directed by: Jason Orley

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She's All That is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim

Released: 1999

Directed by: Robert Iscove

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17 Again is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry

Released: 2009

Directed by: Burr Steers

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater

Released: 1988

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

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Project X is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Jimmy Kimmel, Alexis Knapp, Miles Teller

Released: 2012

Directed by: Nima Nourizadeh

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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne

Released: 2015

Directed by: Ari Sandel

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Election is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein

Released: 1999

Directed by: Alexander Payne

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Say Anything... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack

Released: 1989

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

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Jawbreaker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
Rose McGowan, Julie Benz, Pam Grier

Released: 1999

Directed by: Darren Stein

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Juno is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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Released: 2007

Directed by: Jason Reitman

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