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The Funniest Movies About High School

Updated September 4, 2020 4.6k votes 694 voters 33.4k views33 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Superbad

    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Mottola

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    American Pie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    American Pie

    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid

    Released1999

    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    10 Things I Hate About You

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union

    Released1999

    Directed byGil Junger

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    Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Dazed and Confused

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    21 Jump Street

    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum

    Released2012

    Directed byPhil Lord, Chris Miller

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    Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn

    Released1982

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    Easy A is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Easy A

    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes

    Released2010

    Directed byWill Gluck

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    Booksmart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Booksmart

    Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein

    Released2019

    Directed byOlivia Wilde

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    Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Pretty in Pink

    James Spader, Gina Gershon

    Released1986

    Directed byHoward Deutch

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    Can't Hardly Wait is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Can't Hardly Wait

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Melissa Joan Hart

    Released1998

    Directed byDeborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont

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    Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku

    Released2000

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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    She's All That is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    She's All That

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin

    Released1999

    Directed byRobert Iscove

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    The Kissing Booth 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    The Kissing Booth 2

    Joey King, Molly Ringwald

    Released2020

    Directed byVince Marcello

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    17 Again is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    17 Again

    Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg

    Released2009

    Directed byBurr Steers

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    Heathers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

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    Project X is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Project X

    Jimmy Kimmel, Alexis Knapp

    Released2012

    Directed byNima Nourizadeh

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    The Binge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    The Binge

    Vince Vaughn, Skyler Gisondo

    Released2020

    Directed byJeremy Garelick

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    Election is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Election

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick

    Released1999

    Directed byAlexander Payne

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    The DUFF is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    The DUFF

    Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell

    Released2015

    Directed byAri Sandel

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    Jawbreaker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Jawbreaker

    Rose McGowan, Julie Benz

    Released1999

    Directed byDarren Stein

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    Say Anything... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Movies About High School
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    Say Anything...

    John Cusack, Jeremy Piven

    Released1989

    Directed byCameron Crowe

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