Here is a collection of 15 must-watch movies about bullying that will help you better comprehend and combat this issue.
Schools, families, and children who are bullied continue to have serious concerns about bullying. The best list of bullying movies is located at the bottom of the page.
Billy Elliot (2000)
Stephen Daldry is the director of the comedy-drama film Billy Elliot. Julie Walters, Jamie Bell, Gary Lewis, Jamie Draven, and other actors are featured in the movie.
It centres on an 11-year-old boy from the working class who develops a love of ballet. Based on the unfavourable stereotype of male ballet dancers, his father is against him.
On September 29, 2000, Universal Pictures released the film. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best Director.
Speak is an independent coming-of-age teen drama based on Laurie Halse Andreson’s book of the same name.
Kristen Stewart, Robert John Burke, and Michael Angarano appeared in Jessica Sharzer’s film, which she also directed. The movie made its debut on January 20, 2004.
It chronicles the tale of a high school fisherman who, following the incident at school, essentially stops talking. She is the main character in the movie.
After its 2004 Sundance Film Festival premiere, Speak was aired on Showtime and Lifetime.
American Yearbook (2004)
Nick Tagas, Jon Carlo Alvarez, Chris Ratti, and Ryon Nixon are the actors who appear in the Brian Ging-directed film American Yearbook.
The film’s subject is a boy who lives next door and is terrorized by school bullies. The enigmatic Chance then persuades the boy to buy a gun, shoot the bullies, and pull a Columbine. The publication date was June 15, 2004.
The Karate Kid (2010)
Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith play the main protagonists in Harald Zwart’s martial arts drama The Karate Kid.
The story of a 12-year-old boy who encounters a bully while living in China with his mother is told by the pastor in the film.
He forms a friendship with a kung fu instructor who instructs him in self-defence. On June 11, 2010, Sony Pictures held its premiere.
The film won numerous accolades, including the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, the 2011 Kid’s Choice Awards, and the 2011 MTV Video Music Aid Japan.
The three main actors in Charles Biname’s American teen film Cyberbully are Emily Osment, Kelly Rowan, and Kay Panabaker.
The film chronicles the online bullying of a teenage girl. The movie was produced in partnership with Seventeen magazine and shown on ABC Family on February 7, 2012.
Cyberbully won numerous accolades, including Best TV Movie, Best Performance, Best Cinematography, and Best Actress Performance. The Pink song “Perfect” is included in the film.
Suicide Room (2011)
Jakub Gierszal plays the leading role in Jan Komasa’s suspenseful Polish film, Suicide Room.
The film is based on the life of a popular high school student whose depression and exclusion set in.
The film premiered on February 12, 2012, at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. Numerous accolades were given to the film, including best actor, screenplay, and film. Critics gave it positive feedback.
A Girl Like Her (2015)
Lexi Ainsworth and Hunter King are the main characters in the American footage movie A Girl Like Her. Amy S. Weber directed the motion picture.
It tells the tale of a 15-year-old victim of bullying in high school who attempted her life and the boy who tormented her for more than six months.
The Radish Creative Group held the film’s world premiere on March 27, 2015. It won numerous accolades and was named one of the top films about school bullies in 2015.
Brad Renfro, Michael Pitt, Leo Fitzpatrick, and Bijou Phillips appear in the crime drama film Bully.
On June 12, 2001, Lions Fate Films held its premiere. The killing of Bobby Kent served as the inspiration for the Larry Clark-directed film.
In the film, a group of teenagers from South Florida plot a murder and then bully and mistreat them for four years.
Bully won three Prism Awards and prizes from the Venice and Stockholm film festivals. Critics gave it a variety of reviews.
Let Me In (2010)
Matt Reeves is the director of the romantic horror movie Let Me In. Let The Right One In, and a Swedish film was remade for this one.
Kodi Smit-McPhee, Elias Koteas, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Richard Jenkins are among its cast members. On September 12, 2010, Overture Films Relativity Media presented the film in its world premiere.
The story of a boy who befriends and bonds with a young vampire in 1980s New Mexico is told in the film.
After Lucia (2012)
The Mexican drama film After Lucia was influenced by Michael Haneke of Austria.
The film won the top prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards.
Tessa La Gonzales Norvind played the lead role, and Michel Franco was the film’s director. Chuy Chavez gave it its premiere on May 21, 2013.
The film’s subject is a new girl at a school with a new job who encounters numerous challenges and bullying at her school.
Odd Girl Out (2005)
Based on Rachel Simmons’ book “Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls,” Odd Girl Out is a telefilm.
The film also features Alexa Vega, Lisa Vidal, Elizabeth Rice, Leah Pipes, and others, focusing on female bullying at schools.
The movie was first made available on DVD by Lionsgate in 2006 and was later re-released as one of the Surviving High School original movies on Lifetime.
American documentary Bully made its world premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.
The lives of five adolescents who experience bullying daily in American schools are followed in the film. Lee Hirsch helmed the movie.
Additionally, it was shown at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and the LA Film Festival. The world premiere took place on July 27, 2011.
Bully is a crucial instrument for advocating against bullying and supports a movement against it. It won numerous accolades, including the 2013 Gols Derby Awards and the 2012 Awards Circuit Community Awards.
Ja’Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson, Loma Johnson, Bob Johnson, and many others appear in the film.
Ben X (2007)
The novel Nothing Was All He Said by Nic Balthazar inspired the Belgian-Dutch film, Ben X.
To escape bullying, a boy with Asperger syndrome withdraws into the virtual world of the MMORPG ArchLord.
The accurate account of a boy who committed suicide after being bullied inspired the book.
Nic Balthazar was the director, and Greg Timmermans, Laura Verlinden, Marijke Pino, and other actors appeared in the film.
MMG Film released it on September 26, 2007. At the 31st Montreal World Film Festival, it won three honours. NDurlie of Veerle Colle created a graphic novel based on Ben X.
The third remake and adaptation of the 1976 Stephen King novel of the same name, Carrie, is a supernatural horror film.
Kimberly Peirce was the movie’s director, which starred Chole Grace Moretz, Carrie White, Julianne Moore, and others.
A girl shunned by her friends and protected by her religious mother is the subject of this contemporary retelling of Stephen King’s novel.
Her mother, the victim of a cruel prank at her senior prom, uses her power to devastating effect.
Sony Pictures Releasing gave the film its world premiere on October 27, 2013, at Arclight Hollywood in Los Angeles.
Mean Girl (2004)
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and many other actors can be seen in the American teen comedy Mean Girl.
Mark Waters directs the film. On April 19, 2004, Lorne Michaels made it available. Mean Girl 2: The Sequel debuted on ABC Family in 2011.
The film discusses the negative consequences and bullying that female high school social cliques may have on the kids.
The story’s main character is a young native girl who must negotiate the social media hierarchy of a contemporary American high school—after years of her parents teaching her at home while conducting research in Africa.
The New York ranked Mean Girl as the eleventh best performance of the twenty-first century and has won numerous honours, including three Teen Choice Awards and three MTV Movie and TV Awards.