4 Movies About School Shootings That Rock

Movies Touring Various School Shootings and Deaths

In recent years, school shootings in the United States by peers have been repeated. The news is plagued with this information that shakes all societies, but they do not find the way or the resources to stop it. The seventh art was no stranger to this problem and decided to portray cases that refer to the use of weapons and the madness that this practice leads to.

These are five films that invite you to reflect on these crimes committed by disturbed minds and who understand that violence is the only way to fulfill their objectives.

July 22 (available in Netflix)

This film is based on the real case that occurred precisely on July 22, 2011 in Norway. The author was a “lone wolf” as they are usually called, but he was actually a terrorist with ideas of the far right named Anders Behring Breivik. The man carried out two attacks: one was a few meters from the seat of the national government in Oslo where a truck exploded with a bomb inside and the second was carried out on Utøya, a small island where approximately 600 young people were camping. Filled with a huge cargo it was for more than an hour shooting and killing people. In Oslo, 8 people died while in the camp 69 people lost their lives, most of whom were between 17 and 18 years old. The terrorist was against the Norwegian government’s policy of openness towards foreigners. Directed by Paul Greengrass (from the saga of jason bourne) the film is in Netflix.

Based on true facts, On July 22, 2011, a right-wing extremist killed 77 people by detonating a car bomb in Oslo and then opening fire at a teenage camp.

We need to talk about Kevin (available on Prime Video)

It is a film that gets into the origin of a murderer. The film directed by Lynne Ramsey, has as protagonists tilda swinton Already Ezra Miller who play a mother and son respectively. The young man in his childhood presents attitudes that the mother understands are not usual but she is not taken into account when she takes him to different therapists. Even her husband does not share that view. Until the young man becomes a criminal and enters a school to kill at close range and without distinction. A great film that confronts the parents of these people who do not know how their children could cause these massacres.

Tilda Swinton plays the mother of a boy (Ezra Miller) accused of causing a school massacre.

If something happens to me, I love them (available on Netflix)

In just 12 minutes, this animated short covers all the pain of losing parents during a shooting that claims the life of their little daughter. Heartbreaking like few others, this story is moving because it shows the entire grieving process that these parents go through until they accept that they will no longer see their little daughter. If something happens to me, I love them won the Oscar Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2020 and was directed by Michael Govier Y Will McCormack. Safety pin.

narrated from an animation, this short follows the mourning of some parents who lost their daughter in a shooting

The Fallout (available on HBO Max)

Jenna Ortega (merlin) Y Maddie Ziegler (Music) premiered last year and is the debut of the actress Megan Park (The secret life of an american teenager) as director. The film portrays the trauma that remains for the adolescent Vada (Ortega) after witnessing a shooting at his high school. Next to her is Mia (Ziegler) who loses his brother during the masare at school. Both will have to face the ravages that this tragedy caused in their lives, which they will try to rebuild together but far from their families.

Jenna Ortega and Maddie Ziegler star in this drama about two teenagers who survive a shooting at their school.


4 Movies About School Shootings That Rock