To be fair, this movie also refers back to A Clockwork Orange. Russell Crowe is so dynamic in that movie, but neither he or his best mate are high schoolers. This is feature allows you to search the site. This service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. Wheres Deadbeat at dawn? Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

I haven’t seen many of the ones from the 80’s, and I’ll probably check out Volcano High sometime soon since I love South Korean movies. This movie is set in the land of Miami Vice. Instead, the movie shows the ugliness, pettiness, and harsh realities women have to face within their own culture and society and as well as the opposition of their male gang counterparts. Having teens is only a part of the equation. Also, I can’t remember the gang names, and they might not apply buuuuut theres an old movie with a lot of today’s big celebrities Nicholas Cage, Mickie Rourke, etc. He sings the title song and really brings the whole movie together with his raspy vocals and edgy guitar. I remember watching this movie a very, very long ago. As for Heathers, I argue the girls in that movie were no less gang members that the ladies from Mi Vida Loca, they just dress differently and have money.

It’s a small, but important subgenre that interests me greatly. Which high school gang movie deserved to be 1? Takashi Miike goes there and he bows down to no one.

I can’t believe that you forgot Juice. The OutsidersCoppola Not only is the book a classic, but the movie is as well. This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. I’ve seen Romper Stomper, which stars Russell Crowe before he won his Oscar and started throwing stuff at people. In BlackboardPoitier is a leader of a gang causing trouble for a new English teacher in a troubled inner city school.


I will note that if you have enjoyed any of these movies, you should watch The Warriors because it is one of the best. I remember watching this movie a very, very long ago. Lo and behold you included a section about them anyway!

These are the movies who have shown themselves to be the real deal when it comes to high school gang films. Hinton fan while growing up, and I think Coppola did a decent job with the movie. In Volcano Highthe principal has a manuscript that every student and teacher wants. This is used to mirkp charts and graphs on articles and the author center.

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Instead of following the new teacher in town, this film follows a former gang leader named Cody Bradley Zer who was just released from juvenile hall.

These movies do as well and some are much better at standing out in the crowd than others. This is used to prevent bots and spam.

No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. Heathers is one okrea my favorite movie. We partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites.

Also in zeo same vein is Battle RoyaleFukasaku which has the students battling against themselves instead of teachers. Though the main storyline follows Sad Girl and Mousie, it really is the story about the lives and loves of women who choose to gang bang.

The Top 10 Best High School Gang Movies

What is so special about it? He leads his band of droogs on a terrorizing rampage of auto theft, fighting, rape, and murder. Set in the barrio of Los Angeles, the movie starts with the two friends at odds while flashing back to past, happier times in high school. I was jazzed to gilm The Outsiders and especially The Warriors. It’s a really good movie that delves deep into the generational gap in Japan.


Time to go see the other movies included on this list. It’s such a haunting, yet socially observational film. Sadly, like the Warriors, those zerro members not not teenagers and has nothing to do with High School. He looks about 16 though, which is hysterical.

This film is right there next to Stand and Deliver and American MeOlmos when exploring the complexities of being a Mexican American while existing in an impoverished community. Do you know how much research I did to try to nudge The Warriors onto the list?

Now that you’ve been warmed up, it’s time to get down to the real nitty gritty. I always love to watch Heatherit’s different from other gang movies Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. If the couple you haven’t seen happens to be Volcano High and Crows Zero, go out right now and watch them!

I loved seeing him in those roles, but am equally glad he grew out of them. You can also check this website: Here are some other films that didn’t quite make the list. It could very well have been 1, had it not been for that crazy thing about high school. The students are divided into different gangs or school clubs, like the weightlifting team, the kendo team, and the rugby team.