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Never Getting Enough Of Chick Flicks - Best High-School Movies On Netflix

By Sonam Satija

Updated - July 27, 2020 10 min read

One just can't get enough of high school movies no matter how old you get - Chick flicks have their own charms to keep you intact with old-school romance. Nothing beats the years spent at high school, these movies have a clear representation of what we all have experienced so it's time to cherish old memories and bring them back to life.


*Disclaimer: The movies listed in the blog are available on Netflix on a temporary basis.


1. She's The Man

Director: Andy Fickman

Cast: Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey


Adorable, crass, and cheerfully mind blowing, She's the Man is floated by Amanda Bynes' vivacious execution as a young lady who professes to be a boy and who hits a noteworthy street knock when she learns her secondary school young ladies' soccer group has been cut for absence of financing. Increasingly clumsy as the plot strings must be dealt with, the film depends heavily on the magnificent Bynes. Your movies checklist is incomplete with this best teen movie.

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10


2. Mean Girls 2

Director: Melanie Mayron

Cast: Meaghan Martin, Maiara Walsh, Jennifer Stone


The story rotates around another secondary school understudy, Jo, who consents to befriend an outcast, Abby, at the asking of Abby's rich dad in return for paying the majority of Jo's expenses for the high school she had always wanted. Jo and Abby collaborate and come together to go up against the school's "mean girls," the Plastics. The story turns into a high stakes skirmish of devotion that eventually reaches a crucial stage when one of our girl discovers that her companionship has been purchased and paid for. It's one of those college movies that you can't miss out on.

IMDb Rating: 4.2/10


3. The Kissing Booth 

Director: Vince Marcello

Cast: Megan du Plessis, Lincoln Pearson, Caitlyn de Abrue 


If you're looking for a perfect combination of the best high school movie and best teen movie then this is the best choice for you. This must watch one of the good romance movies on Netflix that came out in 2018. Girls drooling over Noah, the main character of the teen love story made a benchmark when to comes to romantic movies. The movie was not released on theatre. Instead, Netflix India streamed it on little Mayfair in the month of May, and it quickly became a sensation. So get ready to swoon and watch  “The Kissing Booth,” multiple times because this love story will take you back to good old days of your high school. 

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10


4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Director: Susan Johnson

Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish


If you've spent the past week on Instagram scrolling through all 82 pictures of Peter Kavinsky's, then you must know all about the movie which is one of the best high school romance movies on Netflix. This new teen romantic comedy is enchanting. The kids of the world have already established this movie to be wholesome of pure and soft moments. The storyline of this movie is a bit complex, having a high-concept premise, but it is one of the oldest stories to be seen out there- the fake dating story. The story-line will definitely leave you awe-struck and we have no doubt that it's one of the best romantic movies on Netflix India.

IMDb Rating:  7.4/10

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5. Duff

Director: Ari Sandel

Cast: Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne


What appears at first like simply one more standard high school movie ends up being significantly better in a more entertaining second half that gets particularly lifted by the considerable chemistry among Whitman and Amell, who are exceptionally alluring and couldn't have been a more perfect decision for their roles. You

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10


6. Obvious Child

Director: Gillian Robespierre

Stars:  Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann 


The main issue that this movie deal is about abortion and it is shown in a very assured and humorous way. It doesn't believe in having a familiar heartwarming thing like any other romantic comedy movie, but instead, it shows the issue with sarcastic realism. The obvious child belongs to the best list of top Netflix comedies that uses humor to explore mature themes, including unexpected pregnancy, modern-day romantic entanglements, and unemployment.

IMDb Ranking: 6.8/10


7. 10 Things I Hate About You

Director:  Gil Junger

Cast: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt 


10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teenager light-hearted comedy-drama movie directed by Gil Junger. A movie like this doesn't precisely hit you over the head with its creativity and can only be as good as the performing artists. They should persuade you that you've never seen anything like this before. For this situation each and every individual from the cast is good to the point that they sell you on the movie from minute one. The film is enlivened of William Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew in an American secondary school scenario. This movie revolves around a young girl who can’t leave for a date until her ill-tempered elder sister does. You just cannot miss out on this one when it comes to watching the best teen movies on Netflix. 

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10


8. Alex Strangelove

Director:  Craig Johnson

Stars:  Michael Abela, Daniel Doheny, Brendan Archer


That's one strange name for a strange story. A witty and romantic movie that you have to see for yourself because he loves his girlfriend and she's also eager to devirginize him. BUT, (drum rolls for the plot twist please) he can't stop thinking about the boy he just met! (You sure were not expecting that!). This high school romance movie will definitely leave you awestruck about opening up.

IMDb Rating:  6.4/10

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9. Princess Diaries

Director: Garry Marshall

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo


This film spins around the issues of progression to the honored throne of an anecdotal European small scale state called Genovia. Amusing high schooler flick, with welcome exhibitions from Hathaway and return of Julie Andrews who is flawlessness as a ruler. It's definitely one of the best high school movies you've got to watch if you are a real movie buff.

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10


10. 17 Again

Director: Burr Steers

Cast: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann 


Apart from the dashing look of Zac Efron to make you fall hard for him at the first scene itself, 17 again is one of the best comedies on Netflix. The story is about a high school basketball champion who gets a second shot at life when he's miraculously transformed into a teenager and offered the opportunity to redefine his future. Compiling the instances and situations about graduating from high school and marking a beginning—this movie is the gateway that shows a wider world filled with opportunities, challenges, responsibilities, and joys.

IMDb Ranking: 6.4/10


11. The Breakfast Club

Director: John Hughes

Cast: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald


Earlier this year "The Breakfast Club" turned 30 years old. This Netflix comedy would make your day by not only adding laughter and fun to it but also a lot of amazing nostalgic moments that is sure to take you back to your school days. The Breakfast Club encapsulates adolescence in the '80s where 5 high schools students face detainment in their school library where eventually they become very good friends once they let go of their ego and differences. Praised as a quintessential piece of '80s cinema and highly regarded among the greatest high school comedies on Netflix.

IMDb Ranking: 7.9/10


12. Bring It On

Director:  Peyton Reed

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford


This is an engaging teen comedy whose plot focuses on the ambitious Campbell who is the captain of her high school team. And, when she is deviously relocated to another establishment, she vows revenge on the rival who has supplanted her. Striking on the right note the comedy movies that argue to the point that there is more to life than just winning and the dubiously hermetic nature of its subject.

IMDb Ranking: 6.0/10


13. Boyhood

Director: Richard Linklater

Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke


Ever imagined a movie to be made in 12 years? Yes, that's what Boyhood is all about being one of the good things to watch on Netflix. It is a bittersweet lite-sexy dramedy about the teenager who finds out about love and the meaning of friendship over one unforgettable summer. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. There has never been another movie like Boyhood, from director Richard Linklater.

IMDb Rating:  7.9



14. Clueless

Director: Amy Heckerling

Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy


Bubbling, unflappable, especially satisfied with herself, Cher (played by Alicia Silverstone) is the comic highlight of Clueless, a devilishly entertaining young sham from Amy Heckerling that, similar to its heroine, ends up having more to it than anybody could envision.

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10


15. Friend Request

Director: Simon Verhoeven

Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Pablo


It prevails at conveying alarms, amazement and some viable symbolism, and for those joining for the genre, it should do the trick. In the nick of time for Halloween, this up and coming horror movie may make you reconsider before you "friend" somebody you don't have the foggiest idea about. This movie is a perfect combination of a horror movie and a high school movie blended together.

IMDb Rating: 5.4/10


Psst! If you just can't get enough of back to school movies and TV shows, check out the best Korean high school shows for a dose of K-drama! 

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Q: Which are the best thriller movies on Netflix?

A: Creep, Gerald's Game and Killing Ground


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A: Netflix is an online platform/website which screens the top-notch series of movies, documentaries and tv shows based on monthly subscription packs. 


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A. This depends on the plan you’re subscribed to. If you’re subscribed to the Basic plan, you can stream on only one device at a time but you can connect multiple devices to your account. On the Standard plan, you can stream on two devices at a time, and with the Premium plan, you can stream on up to four devices at a time.


Q. How much does Netflix cost in India?

A. You can get a one-month free subscription but to continue, Netflix India rates start at Rs.500 (roughly $8.00) per month. It costs Rs. 650 a month (HD plan) which can be shared on 2 screens. So, you can share the password with a friend and effectively pay Rs. 325 a month. The video library of Netflix is Ad Free which makes it a delightful experience.




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