High School

The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School  

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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 Comedy Movies About High School
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill
Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the ...more
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American Pie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth
American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie theatrical ...more
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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall
The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John ...more
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Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey
Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film features a large ensemble cast of actors who would later become stars, including ...more
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who skips school and spends the day in ...more
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10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger
10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy-drama film. It is directed by Gil Junger and stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The romantic comedy ...more
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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd
Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills ...more
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone ...more
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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union
Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. It was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of ...more
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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube
21 Jump Street is a 2012 American action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, executive produced by and starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and scripted by Michael ...more
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Easy A is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka
Easy A is a 2010 film directed by Will Gluck. "After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean-cut high school girl (Emma Stone) sees her life paralleling Hester ...more
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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried
Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more
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Can't Hardly Wait is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Melissa Joan Hart, Jaime Pressly
Can't Hardly Wait is a 1998 American teen comedy film written and directed by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont. It stars an ensemble cast including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie ...more
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Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald
Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools. It is one of John Hughes' films starring Molly Ringwald, and is ...more
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She's All That is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim
She's All That is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Robert Iscove and starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. It is a modern adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's ...more
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Booksmart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams
Booksmart is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Olivia Wilde. On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends, Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie ...more
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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater
Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.
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Jawbreaker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Rose McGowan, Julie Benz, Pam Grier
Jawbreaker is a 1999 American black comedy film written and directed by Darren Stein. The film stars Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, and Judy Greer as girls in an exclusive clique in ...more
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17 Again is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry
17 Again is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Burr Steers. The film follows 37-year-old Mike who becomes a 17-year-old high school student after a chance incident. The film also features ...more
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Election is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein
Election is a 1999 American comedy film directed and written by Alexander Payne and adapted by him and Jim Taylor from Tom Perrotta's 1998 novel of the same title. The plot revolves around a ...more
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The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne
The DUFF is a 2015 American teen comedy film directed by Ari Sandel, based on the novel by Kody Keplinger. A high school senior (Mae Whitman) instigates a social pecking order revolution after ...more
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Project X is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Jimmy Kimmel, Alexis Knapp, Miles Teller
Project X is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Michael Bacall and Matt Drake based on a story by Bacall, and produced by director Todd Phillips. The film ...more
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Say Anything... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack
Say Anything... is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe in his directorial debut. In 2002, Entertainment Weekly ranked Say Anything... as the greatest ...more
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The New Guy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
Zooey Deschanel, Eliza Dushku, David Hasselhoff
The New Guy is a 2002 American teen comedy film directed by Ed Decter. The film tells the story of high school loser Dizzy Gillespie Harrison. Dizzy is an unpopular, high school band geek going ...more
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Juno is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About High School
dev.uh.knee added Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman
Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more