The Ultimate Back-to-School Movie Guide

Kiko Anderson
Back to school movies

The back-to-school season can sometimes be daunting for both parents and kids. However, one way to make this season more fun and engaging is by watching movies that highlight the ups and downs of school life. Whether you’re searching for a movie that will make you laugh or one that will teach valuable life lessons, we’ve got you covered. In this ultimate back-to-school movies guide, we’ve compiled the best movies that range from comedy to drama, and that will surely help you prep your kids for the upcoming school year.

1. Comedy: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986)

This timeless classic is a must-watch for any generation. Kids will enjoy the humor as Ferris Bueller skips school and takes on Chicago for a day of fun. Parents, on the other hand, can sit back and reminisce about their own high school days while enjoying the humor and witty storyline.

2. Drama: “Dead Poet’s Society’‘ (1989)

This drama film is an excellent choice for older kids who are looking for life lessons. “Dead Poets Society” tells the story of a new English teacher (Robin Williams) at an elite all-boys prep school. Williams’ character, John Keating, encourages his students to think for themselves, inspiring them to embrace their individuality. This film is an excellent way to teach kids about the importance of staying true to oneself.

3. Animated: “Inside Out” (2015)

This animated flick is a great choice for younger kids as it explores the emotional challenges that any kid might encounter in school. “Inside Out” tells the story of an 11-year-old’s journey through a new school after her family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco. The movie uses the character’s emotions to creatively explore the range of emotions that come with starting anew in a new school.

4. Sports: “Remember the Titans” (2000)

Another this sports-inspired movie has it all. “Remember the Titans” takes place during the 1970s and tells the inspiring story of a high school football team’s first year of integration. This film can teach kids about the importance of teamwork, perseverance and diversity.

5. Kids Comedy: “Matilda” (1996)

Finally, the classic. Based on the popular Roald Dahl novel, “Matilda” tells the story of a girl with exceptional intelligence who turns to magical powers to take on the bullies in her school. This movie encourages children to embrace their unique talents and to never give up on themselves no matter what the world throws at them.


The back-to-school season can become an exciting time. Incorporate these movies for family enjoyment. From comedy, drama, animation, to sports and kids’ content, engagement is key. These movies impart lasting lessons. Explore them on approved platforms like Disney+ available on Troomi Wireless, a secure smartphone for kids. Blend these movies with Troomi Wireless for a balanced, enriching learning and fun experience.
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