As much as our world is filled with beauty and positivity, cruelty and inhumanity still reigns over the societies we live in, more and for longer than it should. Bullying is one of the various savageries the human being keeps feeding on, bringing conflict and injustice, changing and piercing some people’s lives in the most barbaric form possible. This theme is the subject of numerous films that have been made throughout time which shed light onto this ongoing problem and expose the terrible consequences that can lead from it. Some victims of this behaviour carry on a dark fate while others succumb the pressure and win over this unfair battle. These films are usually set during teenage-hood, as children can be as cruel as adults and bullies’ attitude often come from insecurities and stress that lead to overconfidence, especially nowadays with the power of internet’s anonymity.
From the hundreds of great films which integrate bullying in their storyline, here is the list of top bullying movies ever. You might be able to find some of these best movies about bullying on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Welcome To The Dollhouse (1995)
As stated before, kids can be so mean to each other that it isn’t always easy for an eleven year-old to live through junior high school peacefully and without troubles. With classmates making fun of her at school and parents that ignore and accuse her of misbehaviours, life isn’t particularly easy for unattractive and unpopular Dawn Wiener. An amazing introspective into this little girl’s inner and outer life, that entertains and propels for thought, simultaneously. In a mix of comedy and drama, one really takes from it what one can understand, but one thing’s for sure and that’s the excellent performance of young Heather Matarazzo, which launched her acting career into the start of a great filmography.
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11. The Karate Kid (1984)