Going back to high school is not something most of us would ever want to do but these movies imagine what it would be like to go as an adult. The classic comedy, Billy Madison has Adam Sandler returning to school in order to take over his father's lucrative chain of hotels. 17 Again has Mathew Perry transform himself back into a teenager and return to high school where he has a chance to correct past mistakes. Most of these films show what a nightmare high school can be but they are all hilarious for the audience. Now it's time to determine which one of these is the best movie about returning to school.
Vote up your favorite movies about going back to school as an adult and vote down any that you think other fans should skip. Be sure to check back as new movies about going back to high school are added to the list once they are released.
Alongside Happy Gilmore, this 1995 comedy is ranked among Adam Sandler's best comedic performances. It brought home over $26 million from the box office and gave us such quotable lines as “Of course I peed my pants! Everyone my age pees their pants; it's the coolest!”
This comedic take on the 1980s classic TV show was a surprise hit when it was released in 2012. Making over $200 million at the box office and establishing the careers of directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord, 21 Jump Street's legacy, all these years later is evident. Brie Larson and Dave Franco cut their teeth on this action-comedy while Ice Cube, Rob Riggle, Nick Offerman, Jake Johnson, and Ellie Kemper round out the phenomenal cast.
Drew Barrymore broke everyone's heart when she introduced us to “Josie Grossy” in this 1999 romcom classic. Sure some of its tropes seem cliché now (and even a bit problematic– looking at you Sam Coulson), but Never Been Kissed invented so many of the conventions that made '00s teen movie so unique. There's a reason this movie continues to be referenced to this day.
There have been plenty of age swap movies throughout the years, but none starring top-of- his game Zac Efron. Playing the younger version of Matthew Perry's out of touch dad and husband, Efron proved he could hold his own in something other than a Disney movie. Audiences loved it, making close to $140 million at the box office.
Apparently Rebel Wilson's first order of business after a total body transformation was to go back to high school. Taking cues from her time in the Pitch Perfect franchise and on her rom-com Isn't It Romantic, Wilson handles the social gaffs one would experience going back to high school with comedic precision. Sam Richardson rounds out the film with an endearing performance as her guide to adulthood.
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In Night School Kevin Hart plays a successful salesman whose life takes an unexpected turn when he accidentally blows up his place of employment. Hilariously forced to attend night school to get his GED, Hart soon finds himself dealing with a group of misfit students, his former high school nemesis, and a feisty teacher (Tiffany Haddish) who doesn't think he's too bright.