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March 03, 2010  |   Comments (12)   |   Post a comment

Best School Bus Movie Scenes


In the spirit of the Oscars this year, the editors of SCHOOL BUS FLEET have decided to give out our own film awards. We dug up some of the most memorable school bus scenes Hollywood has to offer.


Check out our top 6 choices, then help us add to this list.

Tell Us YOUR Favorite School Bus Scenes!




1.  Forrest Gump
While sitting on a park bench, Forrest recalls the bus ride on his first day of school. Through a series of flashbacks, we see him introduce himself to his school bus driver and struggle to find a seat on the bus. Jenny shows Forrest some kindness, inviting him to sit next to her, and they strike up a conversation, which he says leads to them being “always together. Jenny and me was like peas and carrots.”
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2.  Napoleon Dynamite
Napoleon Dynamite, a listless and alienated teenager living in Idaho, decides to help his new friend win class presidency, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home. Napoleon begins his day taking the bus to school and issues one of his catch phrases: “Gosh!”


3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
After a day spent trying to prove wily teenager Ferris Bueller’s truancy, a day that included being attacked by a dog and falling into a mud puddle, Principal Ed Rooney is doggedly wandering the suburban neighborhood when a school bus driver recognizes him and picks him up. RIP, John Hughes.



4.  The Fugitive
Harrison Ford, playing the title character, makes a spectacularly dramatic emergency exit from a school bus turned prisoner transport bus.
Contains some violence



5. The Dark Knight
Leave it to the Joker to corrupt the venerable school bus. In this scene, Batman’s archnemesis uses a big yellow bus (so much for being inconspicuous) as his getaway vehicle in a bank robbery.
Contains some violence. Click here to watch



6. Billy Madison
The late, great Chris Farley struggles to contain his wrath as a bus driver under fire in this Adam Sandler comedy.
Contains some swearing. Click here to watch


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.....and Bachelor Party with Tom hanks!!!

r    |    Feb 06, 2015 07:54 AM

None of these even compare to the scene in Sky High...when the school bus takes off flying!!!! I'm pretty sure I embarrassed my kids as I was excitedly whispering (much too loudly) "Ohhhh, I want one of those!!!" LOL

Lisa    |    Feb 05, 2015 05:03 PM

My favorite scenes was in the movie 'Jeepers Creepers'. Most of the scenes is on the school bus.

Laura in Philly    |    May 14, 2012 09:48 AM

Hoosiers, basketball, late 1920s Wayne-Chevy, Hoosiers, middle 1940s Wayne-Ford, Halloweentown, kids, 1930s Wayne? Simon Birch, cold water bus tragedy, 1950s Blue Bird-Ford, Shawshank Redemption, prison, for grownups, 1920s or 1930s Superior? Gillig? Other? Worst bus blooper in a movie Sweet Hereafter, not for kids, a story in which a Wayne (Canadian Welles?) has a tragic crash into a frigid lake. A lawyer then uses a Blue Bird for evidence in the following lawsuit. Hope these are interesting.

Gerald Zimmerman    |    Jun 30, 2011 05:45 PM

Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry movie, when bad guy hijacks children and Clint is shown on highway overpass watching bus travel below him and criminal sees him on overpass

Gregory    |    Mar 15, 2011 07:47 AM

Scene from Trick R' Treat.

matts4290    |    Mar 22, 2010 10:06 PM

Third Watch school bus yard schoot out

Anonymous    |    Mar 06, 2010 07:06 PM

#4- The Fugitive. Those buses came from Midwest Transit Equipment, Inc. in Kankakee, IL ( We completed (3) buses for that movie and it was a fun project!

John M. Keigher    |    Mar 06, 2010 06:22 AM

Tom, the title's "Jeepers Creepers 2". I own it on DVD. It's excellent!

yzy    |    Mar 04, 2010 01:55 PM

Can't think of the name of the movie, but a winged monster attacks a busload of students, ripping the bus open. The best of it is when the driver is walking down the road setting out flares and is swooped away by the monster.

Tom Buffington    |    Mar 04, 2010 05:17 AM

How can you leave out Nightmare on Elm St.? That's one of the best!

H    |    Mar 03, 2010 09:14 AM

school bus scene from 16 Candles with Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall

Laurie    |    Mar 03, 2010 08:31 AM

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