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Elephant is a 2003 drama film edited, written and directed by Gus Van Sant. It takes place in the fictional Watt High School, in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, and chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting, based in part on the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. The film begins a short time before the shooting occurs, following the lives of several characters both in and out of school, who are unaware of what is about to unfold.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Lynne Ramsay has created a nihilist tale of guilt and horror. Working with co-writer Rory Kinnear, she has adapted Lionel Shriver's prizewinning 2003 novel – whose much-spoofed title is now part of the language – about a woman whose teenage son Kevin has committed a Columbine-style massacre.
Hello Herman (2012)
Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, famous journalist Lax Morales, sending him clips of the shootings captured with Herman's own digital camera. In the clips Herman tells Lax, "I want to tell my story on your show". Lax, haunted by his own past, is now face to face with Herman.
The movie explores why and how a massacre like this can happen in our society, desensitizing in America, youth violence and bullying, the impact the media has on our individual quest for fame, and ultimately our need for connection.
Polytechnique is a 2009 Canadian film from Quebec written by Jacques Davidts and Denis Villeneuve and directed by Denis Villeneuve. Set in Montreal, Quebec and based on the École Polytechnique massacre (also known as the "Montreal Massacre"), the film documents the events of December 6, 1989, through the eyes of two students who witness a gunman murder fourteen young women. The film was released on February 6, 2009, in Quebec and on March 20, 2009, in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. Its release has sparked controversy in Quebec.
Beautiful Boy (2011)
A married couple on the verge of separation are leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at his college, then took his own life.
Heart of America (also called Heart Of America: Home Room or simply Home Room; not to be confused with the 2002 film Home Room) is a 2002 drama film by German director Uwe Boll about a fictional school shooting in a suburban high school. The film also addresses the issue of school bullying.
April Showers (2009)
April Showers is an American independent film inspired by the 1999 Columbine High School shooting and the days that followed. It is written and directed by Andrew Robinson, who was a senior at Columbine High School during the shootings.
Zero Day (2004)
Zero Day is a 2003 American film directed by Ben Coccio about a school shooting. It was inspired by the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.
The Class (2007)
The Class (Estonian: Klass) is an Estonian film about school violence directed by Ilmar Raag.
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 bloodshed.
Home Room (2002)
A school massacre leaves nine students dead and one student named Deanna Cartwright seriously injured. The shooter himself is dead, shot by police during the confrontation after the actual shooting, and the only witness (and possible suspect) is Alicia Browning, a gothic student who is now under the attention of the detective in charge of the case, Det. Martin Van Zandt.
Even though he started writing the script before the event, director Paul F. Ryan later based the film on the Columbine High School massacre; the film was released only three years after the incident.
Duck! The Carbine High Massacre is a 1999 American comedy-drama film about a fictional school shooting. It was one of the first films inspired by the Columbine High School massacre. Released one year after the Columbine event, it was written, produced, and directed by William Hellfire and Joey Smack, who also starred. After the film was released, Hellfire and Smack were arrested for possession of weapons on school property.
Bang Bang You're Dead (2008)
Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.
The Life Before Her Eyes (2008)
A woman's survivor's guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart.
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Bowling for Columbine is a 2002 American documentary film written, directed and narrated by Michael Moore. The film explores what Moore suggests are the causes for the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 and other acts of violence with guns. Moore focuses on the background and environment in which the massacre took place and some common public opinions and assumptions about related issues. The film also looks into the nature of violence in the United States.
School Shootings in TV
As the glee club gathers in the choir room, two gunshots are heard, and the school goes into lockdown, with Brittany trapped in the bathroom and Tina stranded outside because she was late. Will and Beiste try to keep the students calm, but Sam decides to go after Brittany. Will then leaves them in Beiste's care and brings Brittany and two other students into the choir room.
One Tree Hill (2003)
This was a landmark episode for the series, which revolves around a school shooting: "A normal day becomes deadly when a despondent student brings a gun to Tree Hill High; Nathan and Lucas put themselves at risk to protect their friends and loved ones."
Jimmy Edwards, a bullied and tormented individual, who was once close friends with Lucas Scott, Skills Taylor and Mouth McFadden, enters the school while smoking a cigarette. He walks down the hallway and sees the thugs who beat him up the night before going through his locker; when they notice him, they move to leave, laughing while one of them bumps him purposefully and makes a rude comment. Jimmy pulls out a gun just as Peyton Sawyer and Brooke Davis come around the corner at the glass library doors. Jimmy fires one shot as Peyton and Brooke hit the floor for cover and the school is sent into a frenzied panic.
American Horror Story (2011)
In 1994, at Westfield High school, Tate Langdon murdered 15 people with a gun. He also permanently handicapped a librarian, Mr Carmichael.
The timeline is similar to the tragic event that occurred at Columbine High School. The event took place between 11:19 am and 12:08 pm. A picture from one Tate's flashbacks/fantasies shows Tate to be handling a shotgun at 11:30 am. Also, a teacher was imminent in attempting to rescue the children though in this case, the librarian lived despite being paralyzed.
Westfield High is likely a reference to the Virginia Tech shootings. Seung-Hui Cho, who committed the worst single shooter massacre in US history, killing 33 and injuring 25, was an alumni of "Westfield High" in Virginia. "Westfield High" was at the center of a heroin dealing ring among ex-students as well.
Sons of Anarchy (2008)
At a Catholic school, a violent shooting occurs which could have dire repercussions for the club.
Rick's public humiliation makes him homicidal, which causes him to come back to school armed with a gun and looking for revenge. As innocent people are caught in his path, the unthinkable happens, and everyone at Degrassi faces fear and tragedy.
Criminal Minds (2005)
Ten years ago, Hotch and Rossi, as part of the BAU at the time, worked on a mass murder case in Boise, Idaho, where bright and well liked but narcissistic North Valley High School student Randy Slade killed thirteen of his classmates in a lunch hour shooting and cell phone detonated bombing in the school's cafeteria.
Law & Order (1990)
Jack goes head-to-head with his former assistant, Jamie Ross, as he prosecutes the gunman in a high school mass shooting.
Third Watch (1999)
Sully takes Tatiana to meet his mother, and offers her a way to get her Green Card. A kid takes a gun into his high school. Faith has a physical exam.
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