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The Funniest Movies About High School

Updated January 11, 2021 5.1k votes 802 voters 37.5k views116 items

List RulesVote 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

    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Mottola

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    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid

    Released1999

    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off3
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union

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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum

    Released2012

    Directed byPhil Lord, Chris Miller

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    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

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    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes

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    Directed byWill Gluck

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn

    Released1982

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein

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    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku

    Released2000

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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    Can't Hardly Wait

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Melissa Joan Hart

    Released1998

    Directed byDeborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont

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    Pretty in Pink

    James Spader, Gina Gershon

    Released1986

    Directed byHoward Deutch

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    17 Again

    Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg

    Released2009

    Directed byBurr Steers

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    She's All That

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin

    Released1999

    Directed byRobert Iscove

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    Jimmy Kimmel, Alexis Knapp

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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

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    Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell

    Released2015

    Directed byAri Sandel

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    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick

    Released1999

    Directed byAlexander Payne

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  • Say Anything...22
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    John Cusack, Jeremy Piven

    Released1989

    Directed byCameron Crowe

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    Rose McGowan, Julie Benz

    Released1999

    Directed byDarren Stein

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    Juno

    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page

    Released2007

    Directed byJason Reitman

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    The New Guy

    Zooey Deschanel, Eliza Dushku

    Released2002

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