31+ Exciting High School/College Movies and Series to Watch on Netflix

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Updated. Looking for teen romantic comedy movies and Tv shows to watch on Netflix this year? Here are a super exciting high school or college Netflix movies and series to watch in 2023.

From teen drama TV shows and series to rom-com movies and series, all available on Netflix. Before we continue, let’s look at the image and video below showing some trailers.

High School Movies on Netflix
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High School Movies on Netflix

Here is a list of high school movies on Netflix.

1. Candy Jar

Initial release: April 27, 2018

Star Casts: Christina Hendricks, Helen Hunt, Uzo Aduba

candy jarCandy Jar is a teen romance Netflix movie about an introverted high school girl from a working-class background and her wealthy, debate-team nemesis who can’t agree on anything.

But when they’re forced to work together to compete in the state championship, they might discover opposites can attract.

2. Brahman Naman

Initial release: January 24, 2016

Star Casts: Shashank Arora, Tanmay Dhanania, Chaitanya Varad.

brahman namanNaman, Ronnie, and Bernie, three sex-starved college students from the quiz team are ecstatic when they have to head to Calcutta for a competition, hoping to lose their virginity.

3. Sierra Burgess Is a Loser

Initial release: August 30, 2018

Star Casts: Shannon Purser, Kristine Froseth, RJ Cyler, Noah Centineo.

Sierra Burgess Is a Loser

A case of mistaken identity leads to an unexpected romance when a teen joins forces with a popular student to win the heart of her high school crush.

4. The Perfect Date

Initial release: April 12, 2019

Star Casts: Noah Centineo, Laura Marano, Camila Mendes

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A high school student (Noah Centineo) creates an app to offer his services as a fake date to make money for college. When he develops feelings for someone, his plan gets complicated.

5. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Initial release: August 17, 2018

Star Casts: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish

To All the Boys Ive Loved Before

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

Lara Jean Song Covey’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all– are mysteriously mailed out.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel has been released.

6. #realityhigh

Initial release: September 8, 2017

Star Casts: Nesta Cooper, Kate Walsh, John Michael Higgins

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This is a great teen movie you can watch on Netflix and everyone is talking about it. When Dani finally attracts the interest of her longtime crush, she lands in the crosshairs of his social media celebrity ex. #RealityHigh

7. Alex Strangelove

Initial release: April 14, 2018

Star Casts: Daniel Doheny, Madeline Weinstein, Antonio Marziale

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High school senior Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) has it all – the grades, the girlfriend (Madeline Weinstein), and the motley crew of hilarious friends.

Everything is smooth sailing until Alex shares that he’s decided to part ways with his virginity – and meets Elliott (Antonio Marziale), a sweet and confident gay boy who isn’t shy about his instant crush on Alex…who may or may not feel the same.

8. Dude

Initial release: 2017

Star Casts: Lucy Hale, Kathryn Prescott, Alexandra Shipp

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Riding the highs of high school, four friends bond over relationships, drugs, and living their best lives. DUDE stars Lucy Hale, Alex Wolff, Alexandra Shipp, Awkwafina, and Kathryn Prescott.

9. The Kissing Booth

Initial release: May 11, 2018

Star Casts: Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi

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The kissing booth is a movie about a high school student who is forced to confront her secret crush at a kissing booth.

A pretty, teenage girl, who has never been kissed, finds her life turned totally upside down when she decides to run a kissing booth and unexpectedly ends up locking lips with her secret crush.

The kissing booth 2 has been released on Netflix.

10. Coin Heist

Initial release: January 6, 2017

Star Casts: Sasha Pieterse, Alexis G. Zall, Alex Saxon

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How did you raise funds for your high school education?

This movie (Coin heist) is one of the best teen Netflix movies to watch. When a crisis threatens to destroy their high school, four teens hatch a daring plan to raise $10 million.

Step one?

Breaking into the U.S. Mint.

11. Tall girl

Initial release: September 13, 2019

Star Casts: Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck, Sabrina Carpenter

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When the tallest girl in high school falls for a handsome foreign exchange student, she becomes embroiled in a surprising love triangle and realizes she’s far more than her insecurities about her height have led her to believe.

12. Let it, Snow

Initial release: November 8, 2019

Star Casts: Isabela Moner, Shameik Moore, Kiernan Shipka

let it snowA snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, bringing together a group of high school students. They soon find their friendships and love lives colliding, and on Christmas morning, nothing will be the same.

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13. Dear White People

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 20+

Star Casts: Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton.

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This Netflix-original series follows a group of students of color at Winchester University, a predominantly white Ivy League college.

The students are faced with a landscape of cultural bias, social injustice, misguided activism, and slippery politics.

Through an absurdist lens, the series uses irony, self-deprecation, brutal honesty, and humor to highlight issues that still plague today’s”post-racial” society.

14. Go! Live your way (Go! Vive a Tu Manera)

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 30

Star Casts: Pilar Pascual, José Gimenez Zapiola, Renata Toscano.

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Go! Live your way is the new High School Musicals. It’s an Argentine web television series released in February 2019.

Mia (Pilar Pascual), a talented and fearless girl who lives with her adoptive godmother, receives a dance scholarship to the prestigious Saint Mary’s Academy, a school acclaimed for its performing arts department and elite students.

Mia soon clashes with the owner’s fashionable and popular daughter.

With the help of her two new best friends, Mia is poised to take Saint Mary’s by storm, even capturing the attention of the school’s heartthrob and star basketball player, her rival’s brother!

15. On my block

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 28

Star Casts: Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray.

on my block“On My Block” follows a quartet of bright, street-savvy friends who are navigating their way through high school, including all of the triumph, pain, and newness they experience along the way.

Lifelong friendships are tested as Monse, Ruby, Jamal, and Cesar confront the challenges of adolescence and life in their predominantly Hispanic and black neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles in this coming-of-age comedy series.

16. Greenhouse Academy

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 32+

Star Casts: Ariel Mortman, Finn Roberts, Chris O’Neal.

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Students at elite Southern California boarding school The Greenhouse must work together to conquer challenges after uncovering an evil plot.

Greenhouse Academy is a highly recommend show as the character is developed well, and the storyline is always exciting and will keep you hooked.

17. Project Mc²

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 26

Star Casts: Mika Abdalla, Genneya Walton, Victoria Vida.

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The series is set in a fictional city called Maywood Glen, California, it revolves around the fields of STEM, and the adventures of McKeyla McAlister and her best friends, who work for a government organization called NOV8 (pronounced “innovate”), a highly secretive group of female government operatives who are trying to protect the world using their science skills.

18. Riverdale

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 73+

Star Casts: K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes.

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While navigating the troubled waters of sex, romance, school, and family, teen Archie and his gang become entangled in a dark Riverdale mystery.

Riverdale is one of the best high school or teen TV shows available on Netflix. Its mysteries and exciting events have everyone on the edge of their seats wondering what’s going to happen next.

19. Pretty Little Liars

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 160

Star Casts: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale.

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The series follows the lives of four high school girls whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader. Rudderless without their missing leader, the four formerly tight high school friends band together when a blackmailer threatens to spill their dirt.

20. Gossip Girl

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 121

Star Casts: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley.

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High school is over for the hyper-privileged former students at an exclusive prep school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, but Gossip Girl (an anonymous blogger) still shares text-messaged scoops on scandals and heartache.

As the graduates embark on their futures, with some attending college and others focusing on burgeoning careers, Gossip Girl continues to stir the pot and feed any potential scandals.

21. How to Get Away with Murder

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 75

Star Casts: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch.

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How to Get Away with Murder is an American drama television series. Viola Davis stars as Annalise Keating, a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with five of her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot.

22. Elite

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 25+

Star Casts: Danna Paola, Miguel Herrán, María Pedraza.

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Elite is a Spanish teen drama web television series. The series presents a large ensemble cast portraying students at an elite secondary school and their friends.

The first season was released on Netflix on 5 October 2018. On 17 October 2018, Netflix renewed the series for a second, third, and fourth season. It’s an exciting Tv show.

23. “13 Reasons Why”

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 39

Star Casts: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh.

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Newcomer Katherine Langford plays the role of Hannah, a young woman who takes her own life. Two weeks after her tragic death, a classmate named Clay finds a mysterious box on his porch.

Inside the box are recordings made by Hannah — on whom Clay had a crush — in which she explains the 13 reasons why she chose to commit suicide. If Clay decides to listen to the recordings, he will find out if and how he made the list.

It’s one of Netflix’s most controversial and most-watched shows in recent years.

24. Sex Education

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 16+

Star Casts: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa.

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Socially awkward high school student Otis may not have much experience in the lovemaking department, but he gets good guidance on the topic in his personal sex-ed course — living with mom Jean, who is a sex therapist.

Being surrounded by manuals, videos, and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis has become a reluctant expert on the subject.

When his classmates learn about his home life, Otis decides to use his insider knowledge to improve his status at school, so he teams with whip-smart bad girl Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their classmates’ problems.

But through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realizes that he may need some therapy of his own.

Sex Education season 3 is coming on September 17 2021 on Netflix.

25. American Vandal

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 16

Star Casts: Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro

netflix american vandal“American Vandal” takes a look at the aftermath of various high school pranks. Aspiring student documentarian Peter Maldonado takes it upon himself, with help from friend Sam Ecklund, to investigate the cases and find out exactly who is responsible for the crimes.

After looking into vandalism at a public high school, Peter and Sam head to a Catholic school after the cafeteria’s lemonade is contaminated with laxatives. In the style of the genre it lampoons, the series leaves viewers wondering who the real perpetrator is until the very end.

26. Degrassi: Next Class

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 40

Star Casts: Amanda Arcuri, Amir Bageria, Soma Bhatia

degrassi next classFollowing the lives of a new generation of students at Degrassi Community School as they encounter high-school issues such as racism, drug use, homophobia, mental illness, cyberbullying, sexuality, religion, and more.

27. Everything Sucks

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 10

Star Casts: Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Peyton Kennedy, Patch Darragh

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It’s 1996 in a town called Boring, where high school misfits are trying to brave the ups and downs of teenage life in a simpler world without smartphones and other 21st-century technology.

The two crews of nerdy students are frustrated that no one is taking them seriously so they decide the best way to make it through high school is to join forces and make a movie — that’ll help them get noticed.

28. Alexa & Katie

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 23

Star Casts: Paris Berelc, Isabel May, Tiffani Thiessen

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High school is hard for all students, but it’s even more difficult for somebody who is dealing with personal challenges that most teens don’t. That is the case for Alexa, who is undergoing cancer treatment while trying to adjust to high school.

She maintains her outgoing personality and enthusiasm for life despite her health issues, thanks in part to her loyal best friend Katie remaining by her side through it all.

Whether they’re at school, home, or the hospital, the girls are always by each other’s side through thick and thin.

29. Stranger Things

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 25+

Star Casts: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard.

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This thrilling Netflix original drama stars Golden Globe-winning actress Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, who lives in a small Indiana town in 1983 — inspired by a time when tales of science fiction captivated audiences.

When Joyce’s 12-year-old son, Will, goes missing, she launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities.

As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl.

The first season of the Netflix show focused on a group of middle school-aged kids dealing with a supernatural occurrence in their sleepy Indiana town, evoking the Amblin films of the 80s.

But with the actors now entering their teen years, the show itself sounds like it’s evolving as well.

Speaking with EW, co-creator/co-showrunner Matt Duffer said Stranger Things 3 takes place the summer before the kids enter high school, and focuses primarily on change.

Stranger Things Season 4 has been announced. It will start streaming on Netflix in 2022.

30. Legacies

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 32

Star Casts: Danielle Rose Russell, Kaylee Bryant, Matthew Davis

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Born into a rare supernatural bloodline, Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of a werewolf and a vampire, attends the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted and learns to use and control her supernatural abilities.

You love vampire movies or series, then you’re going to love this one…trust me.

In case you weren’t aware, Legacies is a spin-off from The Originals that is also a spin-off from The Vampire Diaries (both on Netflix right now, FYI).

31. Vampire Diaries

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 171

Star Casts: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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On her first day at high school, a captivating teenager called Elena meets Stefan and immediately feels a connection with him. However, what she doesn’t know is that Stefan and his brother, Damon, are in fact vampires.

This Netflix teen series can make you feel all sorts of emotions. As it has a little bit of horror, action, romance, sadness, comedy, and happiness. The characters in the show are so inspiring and can also make you feel really good about yourself as a teenager.

Vampire Diaries series finale aired back in 2017 but fans are still hopeful the show might return, but how likely is The Vampire Diaries season 9?

32. Blood & Water

Number of seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 13+

Star Cast: Ama Qamata, Khosi Ngema, Gail Mabalane

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Blood & Water is a South African teen crime drama television series starring Ama Qamata, Khosi Ngema, and Gail Mabalane. Set in Cape Town South Africa, the series follows a girl who transfers to an elite school when she suspects one of the students may be her sister abducted as a baby.

Is Blood & Water based on a true story? Officially, the series isn’t based on a true story – although it does bear striking parallels with the case of Miché Solomon, a Cape Town resident who attended the city’s Zwaanswyk High School.

Netflix high school movies faqs

What is the release date of Stranger Things Season 4?

Production began in March 2020 and is now at a standstill due to the coronavirus. According to The Hollywood Reporter, however, production on Stranger Things season 4 may return in mid-2022.

How does kissing booth 2 end?

The Kissing Booth 2 ends with Elle lying to Noah and best friend Lee (Joel Courtney) about the fact that she got accepted into both Harvard and Berkeley. Elle Evans is notorious for trying to make everybody happy, which in turn, the way she goes about it, makes everybody mad in the long run, including herself.

Will there be elite Season 4?

“Elite” will be coming back for another season of drama in a fancy Spanish high school. Netflix has picked up the series for season 4 around two months after season 3 launched on the streamer. The cast, including Miguel Bernardeau and Claudia Salas, announced the pickup via a video from their homes in quarantine.

Will there be a season 5 of greenhouse Academy?

Netflix’s Greenhouse Academy canceled and will NOT return for season 5 as Cinthya Carmona says she’ll ‘cherish’ the show. TEEN drama Greenhouse Academy has been canceled at Netflix after four seasons, The Sun has learned.

Will there be a season 4 of On My Block?

Netflix is expected to announce plans for a fourth season of On My Block in April with the new series premiering in 2021. On My Block has returned for a third season on Netflix. But despite eight brand new episodes being made available to watch, attention has already turned to the possibility of a fourth season.

Will there be a season 4 of sex education?

Netflix has confirmed that Sex Education will return for season three. This should come as no surprise after the comedy-drama made the streaming platform’s top-ten most popular series of 2019 both in the UK and US. Sex Education season four will be released in September 2022.

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