“Easy A” not only launched Emma Stone’s acting career and got her a part in Marc Webb’s disappointingly average “The Amazing Spider-Man,” but it proved to the world just how hot she can be. But the thing with “Easy A” is that despite its charm, humor, and warmth, we all know that high school really wasn’t that cool. But we’ve been fooled by Hollywood before. Here are five more high school movies that are cooler than any highschooler actually is.

“The Breakfast Club”

John Hughes’ sweet and groundbreaking coming of age tale binds together five students for Saturday morning detention on March 24, 1984 at Shermer High School in Chicago. The group eventually comes together and at the end of the movie each individual leaves behind their stereotype of being an athlete, basket-case, princess, brain, and criminal.


Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg concocted this tale of two high school students looking to lose their virginity and rise up the social standings. Jonah Hill and Michael Cera come across as two affable and arrogant young men who you wouldn’t have minded hanging out with.

“High School Musical”

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens' classic differs from reality because of, you know, all of the spontaneous singing and dancing that the kids partake in. Troy and Gabriella are the Romeo and Juliet of East High School.

“Mean Girls”

Despite all of her shortcomings it still seems pretty harsh that Rachel McAdams' Regina George was inches away from her death. Still, at least because of her injuries the school was able to trend back towards normality. Surely Lindsay Lohan’s Cady should have at least been questioned by the authorities though!


Rian Johnson’s suave and debonair detective tale takes place in a California high school, where the characters talk and act like characters from a Dashiell Hammett novel, and look to find the person who caused Emily Kostich’s death. Most kids in high school just have a problem with their algebra home work.