Top 10 most famous schools in movies

School is never as cool as it appears in the movies. Unfortunately, there are no realistic schools for the supernatural or those with magical inclinations. Classmates don’t randomly burst into singing and dancing; Rarely do teachers get their students into a secret gang fight. But just because these fictional schools are unrealistic doesn’t mean audiences like them any less. After all, who wants to see a movie where students actually sit back and learn?


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In real life, most people hate going to school. But those same people would give anything to get into one of these fictional schools. Who wouldn’t? They are the kind of schools that people dream about attending while in actual school.

10/10 Al Sharq Secondary School (High School Musical)

High School Musical 2 - zac efron in front of the class

East High is the school that appeared in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical. It’s the home of wildcats, who are obsessed with three things: basketball, amazing hairstyles, and of course, singing and dancing to express their feelings. High School Musical She quickly became a phenomenon that spawned two hit series and launched the careers of its main cast.

Whether or not any actual learning takes place at East High is up for debate, but it’s just not the case that their drama department is quite stacked. Practically every student can hold a note while performing a jig at the same time. What luck!

9/10 Monsters University (Monsters University)

Oozma Kappa is practicing scaring at Monsters University

monsters University It is a prequel to Monsters Inc It tells the story of how James P. Sullivan and Mike Wazowski went from bitter rivals to best friends during their time in college. And while it may not be as good as its predecessor, monsters University Still a fun Pixar movie that offers plenty of puns and jokes about the college experience.

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Basically it is Animal house for kids. It has the same tropes and follows a similar, but opposite story structure Animal houseAnd the monsters UniversityIt, in typical Pixar fashion, has a meaningful message at its core. The movie teaches kids that it’s okay to be who you are, which is a great message, no matter the age.

8/10 Ridgemont High School (Fast times at Ridgemont High)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High Sean Penn Jeff Spicoli

High school movies have become a genre of their own, and like any genre, there are some cliches and character styles attached to them. Most of it originated in the ’80s cult classic Fast times at Ridgemont High. There’s the surfer, the soccer star, the no-nonsense teacher, and of course all the teens who can’t stop thinking about sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

Fast times at Ridgemont High It is one of the greatest teen comedies of all time. The film is perhaps best remembered for its launch of several stars, including Sean Penn, Forest Whitaker, Nick Cage, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It doesn’t hurt that the movie is also incredibly hilarious and original. If only a real-life high school could have characters as colorful as Jeff Spicoli.

7/10 Wilton Academy (Dead Poets Society)

Robin Williams as Mr. Keating, who inspires his class

Wilton Academy itself is nothing special, besides being a historic all-boys prep school, but what makes this fictional school so iconic is its English teacher, John Keating, played by Robin Williams. He received an Academy Award nomination for his performance, and many consider this role to be one of his best.

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Keating is the teacher everyone wishes he was at school. He is charming, funny, smart, respectful, and genuinely cares about what he teaches. He may have been forced to leave, but his teachings continued. All together now, “Captain! My captain!”

6/10 Shermer High School (The Breakfast Club)

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club It is one of the quintessential films from the 80’s. If this random Saturday detention proves anything, Shermer High School has an incredibly interesting student body. Throughout the film, the five students who are designated as “Brain, Jock, Recluse, Princess, and Criminal” open up to each other and reveal that they aren’t all that different.

Director John Hughes chose to shoot in one location to keep the budget low, and it turned out to be one of the best parts of the movie. This library is simply iconic. Hughes also used the same school for indoor shots at Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

5/10 Horace Green Preparatory School (School of Rock)

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Such as Dead Poets Societywhat makes a school rock school So iconic is not the building itself, but the faculty. And in the case of Horace Greene Preparatory School, there is no better teacher than Jack Black’s Dewey Finn. Also, like Dead Poets SocietyDewey teaches kids to think outside the box and rebel against “the man” but uses classic rock and roll instead of poetry.

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rock school It proved so popular that it was adapted into a Broadway play and a Nickelodeon TV series. Funnily enough, the School of Rock music show actually exists in real life, even though neither is influenced by the other.

4/10 Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters (X-Men)

The Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, also known as the X-Mansion, is an operational complex and school for mutants to learn how to control their powers. The mansion features prominently throughout the entire X-Men series, with many key scenes taking place there.

The only downside to Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters is that it is always attacked by some bad guys. Other than that, it is one of the best schools out there. Where else will there be teachers like Storm and Wolverine?

3/10 Riddle High School (Grease)

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Rydell High School is the main venue fat, original music for teens where random students explode into song and dance. surely, fat It depicts the 1950s with rose-tinted glasses, but the movie is so much fun, and Styles is so iconic, it makes everyone wish they were part of the T-Birds or the Pink Ladies.

The students of Rydell High may not be the best when it comes to academics, but they sure know how to choreograph a jig and throw an end-of-year carnival. Not to mention all the fun school activities like pep parades, school dances and of course street racing against someone from the rival school.

2/10 Faber College (Animal House)

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exactly like fat is the outline of “high school movies”, Animal house It is a “college movies” scheme. Faber College is like any other college. There’s the renegade dean, the great fraternities everyone hates, and the slacker fraternities, like the Deltas, that everyone secretly wishes they could be a part of. After all, who wouldn’t want to go to a wild toga party with someone like Pluto?

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It is noteworthy that not every joke is in Animal house It has aged well, but the movie is generally considered one of the greatest comedies of all time. It quickly became the perfect version of the “wild college experience” and influenced countless students to become wild party animals, just like the Delta.

1/10 Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Harry Potter)

Homes celebrate Gryffindor's victory over Slytherin in Harry Potter.

Aside from being the most famous school in the movies, Hogwarts is also undoubtedly the fictional school that most audiences wish were real. Every fan of the Harry Potter series has wanted an acceptance letter for Hogwarts, and who can blame them? The whole school is an incredible big magic castle.

Hogwarts is home to all kinds of amazing magical things, from paintings that can talk and fairytale monsters to hidden rooms and countless friendly ghosts like Moaning Myrtle. Not to mention all the amazing school holidays and activities like the Yule Ball, and of course, all the Quidditch matches. Unfortunately, Hogwarts may not be real, but at least the world of Harry Potter is at Universal Studios, and that should.

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