Herman goes to his high school and begins a shooting rampage, killing 39 students, two teachers and a police officer. Just before he surrenders, Herman sends video of his rampage to his talk-show idol, asking to be on the program.
2. April Showers
A survivor of a high-school shooting tries to come to terms with the horrors he witnessed, along with the loss of his best friend.
A variety of adolescents at a suburban high school drift through a seemingly uneventful day, until two students arrive with violent intentions. Alex and Eric have developed elaborate plans to enter their school and gun down as many of their peers as possible.
4. Bang Bang You’re Dead
At Rivervale High School, Trevor Adams is a bullied outcast trying to fit back in after a false bomb threat he made a few months ago. Trevor is chosen to star in a play called Bang Bang You’re Dead as the main character, Josh. After parents and the community hear of the play and its lead actor, they call for it to be cancelled.
5. White Rabbit
A bullied high school student starts having visions of a rabbit that he killed when he was a kid, soon putting him in a state where his imagination threatens to cause him to carry out violent acts.
6. Zero Day
Andre and Cal are a pair of military-loving misfits from small-town America. They harbor a hatred of their high school so caustic that they come up with a plan of attack called “Zero Day.” As the days count down, they record their preparations in video diaries, hoping to achieve fame after their demise. When Zero Day arrives, Andre and Cal drive to school with a trunk of munitions and take aim. The film is based on the Columbine High School massacre.
7. The Life Before Her Eyes
As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her seemingly perfect life shaped by the events of that day.
8. Beautiful Boy
Stuck in an unhappy but comfortable marriage, businessman Bill and his wife, Kate , are shocked when they learn that their son, Sammy has gone on a deadly shooting spree on his college campus before committing suicide. Struggling to avoid the media, the couple flees to the house of Kate’s brother, Eric. While the two try to remember what they might have done to drive Sammy to his desperate act, their mutual resentment builds.
Honorable Mentions: State’s Evidence (2006) and White Rabbit (2013)
10. The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
“A woman’s survivor’s guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart.“
9. Home Room (2002)
“A high school shooting has repercussions on the town and students.“
8. Duck! The Carbine High Massacre (1999)
“Derwin and Derick, Neo-Nazis, plan to commit a school shooting and kill themselves after a sick joke by the school jocks.“
7. The Dirties (2013)
“Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn’t joking.“
6. Klass (2007)
“An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied
classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the
class. As teenagers’ honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in
5. We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)
“Kevin’s mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the
increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin
is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything
4. Elephant (2003)
“Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.“
3. Zero Day (2003)
“Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.“
2. April Showers (2009)
“A look inside a tragedy through the eyes of a survivor. Based on actual
events, April Showers is about picking up the pieces in the direct
aftermath of school violence.“
1. Bang Bang You’re Dead (2002)
“Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.“
“ Kids can be the most ruthless people in the world. They can just be supernaturally cruel. You’ve got to be a man ! Be a man ! BE A MAN ! Sometimes you just wanna cry. Sometimes hate is the only real thing in the world. You can stop loving someone, but hate seems to go on forever. People respect hate. It speaks, it vibrates. Some people don’t even need a gun to hurt you. They use words or laughter. They enjoy watching you bleed to death. They get off watching you fighting back the tears, getting a lump in your throat, blushing, wanting to cry, and they give you a name: Trashcan, pizzaface, loser, faggot, loser, weirdo, spaz, retard. ” - BANG BANG YOU’RE DEAD (2002)