Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the summer and that means it’s time for students to return to school. For some, school got back in session in late August, while others kick off a new academic year after the holiday weekend.

This time of year finds students at all different levels. The Fall school season can mean starting freshman year or transferring to a new school that can make you feel like a freshman. It could also be your final year of high school as you prepare for the next level of education, entering college, or you could be balancing a secret superhero identity with a normal life. But school isn’t always about academics. Extracurricular activities like band, drama club, and prom are beneficial in enjoying all aspects of school and sometimes plots of revenge and experiencing substitute teachers are thrown in the mix.

While you’re sharpening your pencils for a new academic year, here are 8 back to school movies you can stream.

Do Revenge (2022)

Cast: Camila Mendes, Maya Hawke, Austin Abrams, Rish Shah, Talia Ryder, Alisha Boe, Ava Capri, Jonathan Daviss, Sophie Turner, Paris Berelc, Maia Reficco

Synopsis: “Drea and Eleanor agree to go after one another’s bullies.”

Where to watch: Netflix

Drumline (2002)

Cast: Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana, Orlando Jones, Leonard Roberts, GQ, Jason Weaver, Earl Poitier, Candace Carey, J. Anthony Brown, Afemo Omilami

Synopsis: “A band director recruits a Harlem street drummer to play at a Southern university.”

Where to watch: Starz

Honor Society (2022)

Cast: Angourie Rice, Gaten Matarazzo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Armani Jackson, Amy Keum, Ben Jackson Walker, Kelcey Mawema, Avery Konrad, Michael P. Northey, Kerry Butler, Andres Collantes, Danny Wattley

Synopsis: “Honor’s sole focus is getting into Harvard. Willing to do whatever it takes, Honor concocts a plan to take down her top three competitors, until things take a turn when she unexpectedly falls for her biggest competition.”

Where to watch: Amazon Kids+, Paramount+, Prime Video

Mean Girls (2004)

Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, Lizzy Caplan, Tina Fey, Daniel Franzese, Amy Poehler, Neil Flynn, Rajiv Surendra, Tim Meadows, Ana Gasteyer

Synopsis: “Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.”

Where to watch: Paramount+, Pluto TV

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

Cast: Chyler Leigh, Jaime Pressly, Chris Evans, Eric Christian Olsen, Mia Kirshner, Deon Richmond, Eric Jungmann, Ron Lester, Cody McMains, Sam Huntington, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Lacey Chabert, Samm Levine, Cerina Vincent

Synopsis: “A sendup of all the teen movies that have accumulated in the past two decades.”

Where to watch: Netflix

School of Rock (2003)

Cast: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal, Lucas Papaelias, Chris Stack, Sarah Silverman, Lucas Babin, Jordan-Claire Green, Miranda Cosgrove, Angelo Massagli, Maryam Hassan

Synopsis: “After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn his class into a rock band.”

Where to watch: Paramount+, Pluto TV

Senior Year (2022)

Cast: Rebel Wilson, Angourie Rice, Mary Holland, Molly Brown, Sam Richardson, Zaire Adams, Joshua Colley, Zoe Chao, Ana Yi Puig, Avantika, Justin Hartley, Tyler Barnhardt, Chris Parnell, Jade Bender

Synopsis: “A cheerleading stunt gone wrong landed her in a 20-year coma. Now she’s 37, newly awake and ready to live out her high school dream: becoming prom queen.”

Where to watch: Netflix

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine, Donald Glover, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Angourie Rice

Synopsis: “Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.”

Where to watch: Disney+, Fubo, FX Now


Amber Dover is a multimedia journalist with over a decade writing about pop culture. Cat mom with a deep love of horror, you can follow Amber at @Glambergirlblog on Instagram and Twitter.

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