15 Best Prom Movies

School is over. An independent life with all the worries looms ahead, but first, freshly baked adults will have to thoroughly celebrate the beginning of a new stage. For some, it is enough just to have a drink with friends, say goodbye to teachers and meet the dawn, while others make more grandiose plans. The adventures of teenagers are inspired by many interesting films about high school graduation – from romantic melodramas to funny comedies and thrillers.

Graduation (2020)

New movie from Netflix – politically correct musical with a powerful ensemble cast. A PTA in a conservative American town decided to cancel the graduation celebration altogether so that a lesbian schoolgirl and her lover would not show up. The stars of a failed Broadway musical, having learned about such injustice, light up with the idea of ​​​​arranging a worthy holiday for high school students, and at the same time once again light up in front of the press.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
The Prom

Genre:
Musical, drama, comedy

Actors:
Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 5.9

Age restrictions:
18+


There will be no sex! (2018)

In a new foreign film about graduation at school, three girlfriends intend to take a kind of step into adulthood by concluding an agreement in a chat between themselves. Each of the girls plans to lose their virginity at a festive evening, although two schoolgirls do not even have boyfriends. Parents, accidentally learning about the radical intentions of their daughters, agree to make every effort so that the girls do not do stupid things.

Original title:
Blockers

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 6.2

Age limit:
18+


Kill Prom (2017)

In the American comedy film, the first beauty of the school, having caught her boyfriend cheating , revised her outlook on life. The pursuit of peer recognition has ceased to seem to be the main goal of the local starlet. The heroine resumes communication with an old friend. Together, the reunited buddies plan to destroy the school farewell event, where the race for popularity and throwing show-offs reach their maximum.

Original title:
F*&% the Prom

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Danielle Campbell, Joel Courtney, Madeleine Petsch…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.4, IMDb – 4.2

Age Limits :
16+


Pursuit of Beauty (2015)

Every high school girl dreams of becoming a prom queen, but the heroine of a youth comedy film about high school graduates has little chance of getting the crown. On the morning of the most important day, everything falls apart, the hair is hopelessly ruined, and the girl is also drawn into a murky criminal story and is forced to help an FBI agent in search of a dangerous robber .

Original title:
Bad Hair Day

Genre:
Comedy, adventure, family

Actors:
Laura Marano, Lee-Allyn Baker, Christian Campbell …

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 5.9

Age Limits :
6+


Graduation (2014)

Schoolchildren from the Russian comedy flyer are planning to say goodbye to their studies. Of course, everyone has plans for a significant day: some just dream of getting drunk, others – to have sex, others – to declare their love … Ambitious intentions are hindered by parents who want the celebration to pass decorously and nobly. On the eve of the holiday, a serious conflict of generations is brewing.

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Victor Grudev, Kristina Isaykina, Sergey Pokhodaev, Sergey Burunov…

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 3.8, IMDb – 3.3

Age restrictions:
18+


Graduation (2011)

In the top of youth films about graduation – a romantic Disney melodrama. On the eve of the epochal event, a variety of teenage stories take place with anticipating the holiday high school students. An honors student busy preparing a celebration wants to drag a tough guy there who avoids such gatherings. And a young man and a girl in love do not know how to confess to each other that they entered different colleges.

Original title:
Prom

Genre:
Drama, romance, comedy

Actors:
Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, Devon Nixon …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 5.4

Age restrictions:
12+


Worst Prom (2011)

Three friends expected to incendiary say goodbye to the school past, but the plans go awry: either revealed betrayals, or a thief who has penetrated the party. The mood is thoroughly spoiled, so the guys, pumped up with alcohol and drugs , go peddling. The police will have to postpone all other cases in order to calm the raging company of teenagers who have flown off the coils.

original name :
Worst. Prom. Ever.

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Hayley Ramm, Daryl Sabara, Chloe Bridges …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 5.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Advice from the Other World (2011)

The list of the best films about graduation at school continues with an exciting story full of humor and mysticism. The bitchy beauty, obsessed with popularity, died from electric shock. Higher powers will not let the pretentious girl into heaven until she, as a ghost , helps an inconspicuous nerd to become the queen of the ball. The task seems quite doable, only the excellent student is not eager to even come to the party in honor of graduation.

Original title:
Teen Spirit

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, comedy

Actors:
Cassie Skerbo, Carissa Capobianco, Gabriela Lopez …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 5.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Graduation (2008)

A schoolgirl’s family several years ago experienced an aggressive attack by a teacher gone crazy from forbidden love . The girl grew up, patched up psychological trauma and is now preparing for the last school ball. When the heroine of a horror movie rushes with friends in a limousine, rejoicing in a new adult life, it becomes known that the villain escaped and first of all went in search of a failed lover.

Original title:
Prom Night

Genre:
Horror, detective

Actors:
Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup…

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.2, IMDb – 3.9

Age restrictions:
16+


High School Musical 3: Prom (2008)

The film about the prom continues a series of youth film musicals. The creatively gifted classmates have already blown up the school stage with a chic production and won the summer talent competition. Soon the guys will receive a certificate and will be able to choose the future. Schoolchildren dream of making music , but parents set other goals for their children: go to college and get a profession. To defend the right to creativity, the guys are preparing another performance with songs and dances .

Original title:
High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Genre:
Musical, drama, romance, comedy, family, music

Actors:
Zac Efron, Vanessa Ann Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 4.9

Age restrictions:
12+


Hell Party (2008)

Every teenager wants graduation to be unforgettable. Most expect to have a great evening thanks to alcohol and good company, but for high school students from a small town near a nuclear power plant, the party will be truly incredible due to the bloodthirsty zombies that have come . Teachers certainly did not prepare their students for such terrible events .

Original title:
Dance of the Dead

Genre:
Horror, comedy, action

Actors:
Jared Kasnitz, Grayson Chadwick, Chandler Darby…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.1, IMDb – 5.8

Age restrictions:
18+


10 Reasons I Hate (1999)

A melodramatic film about teenagers and graduation is worth watching even for connoisseurs of the classics, because the plot is based on William Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew. The girl wants to go on a date with a cool guy, but her father forbids this until the older sister – a closed man-hater – finds a boyfriend. The heroine will have to deal with the arrangement of not only her personal life.

Original title:
10 Things I Hate About You

Genre:
Drama, Romance, Comedy

Actors:
Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.3

Age Limits :
12+


Can’t wait (1998)

A stormy farewell to classmates is in full swing, but one of the graduates is not up to fun. Tomorrow the guy will have to leave the city and part with his former life forever. For four years, the young man was secretly in love with a girl, today declared the queen of the ball, and did not find the strength to confess. The hero decides not to waste the last night in vain and open his heart to the beauty.

Original title:
Can’t Hardly Wait

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy

Actors:
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:
16+


That’s All Her (1998)

The captain of the school football team and everyone’s favorite was abandoned by a girl for a handsome man from a reality show. A frustrated guy, wanting to hurt his ex-girlfriend, argues with his friends that he will make a prom queen out of any little girl. The choice falls on a quiet inconspicuous excellent student. The hero charms a girl who is ready to change under the influence of the first handsome class, but he himself loses his head from love.

Original title:
She’s All That

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy

Actors:
Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachel Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 5.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Free (1984)

A high school student moves to a small town in the Southwest with his mother. The local authorities are so religious and conservative that they even banned dancing and rock music in the city . The wayward guy is not going to put up with such harsh orders. A young man falls in love with a local rebel, the daughter of devout parents, and begins to fight for the right of graduates to celebrate graduation.

Original title:
Footloose

Genre:
Drama, romance, music

Actors:
Kevin Bacon, Laurie Singer, John Lithgow, Sarah Jessica Parker …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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