Is anybody else sick of movies depicting high school in an unrealistic way? Students drinking and partying every other night, going to school without a single book in hand, or looking flawless all the time…but really? Also, did anybody else get fooled by High School Musical as well?
Sure, some people may have had that experience, and we must admit that those movies are still entertaining regardless. But relating to those movies is a whole different story.
High school is more than just fun, dating, and gossiping. It’s also about changing, growing, and learning. Whether high school was enjoyable or not, it is a huge influence and an important part of one’s life. It’s important that we have movies that reflect those years in an accurate and realistic manner.
On that note, Maimovie AI has ranked the 10 most relatable high school movies that are authentic and realistic. These movies
The following list was based on Maimovie on March 16, 2022, under the “relatable” and “high school” Keytalks. Check out the Maimovie app or website to discover more movies and shows.
2013, 1h 35m
Sutter, a popular party animal, unexpectedly meets the introverted Aimee after waking up on a stranger’s lawn. As Sutter deals with the problems in his life and Aimee plans for her future beyond school, an unexpected romance blossoms between them.
2016, 1h 45m
Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other’s older brother, who is totally his sister’s nemesis.
1999, 1h 43m
Jim McAllister, a well-liked high school government teacher, can’t help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick uses less than ethical tactics to get what she wants. When Tracy runs for school president, Jim feels that she will be a poor influence on the student body and convinces Paul, a dim-witted but popular student athlete, to run against Tracy. When she becomes aware of Jim’s secret involvement in the race, a bitter feud is sparked.
2015, 1h 45m
Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia.
2018, 2h 13m
Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she’s torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.
2016, 1h 51m
The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
2021, 2h 13m
The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973.
2012, 1h 43m
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991. High school freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two senior students, Sam and her stepbrother Patrick, become his mentors, helping him discover the joys of friendship, music and love.
2014, 2h 46m
The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
2017, 1h 34m
Lady Bird McPherson, a strong willed, deeply opinionated, artistic 17 year old comes of age in Sacramento. Her relationship with her mother and her upbringing are questioned and tested as she plans to head off to college.