James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
The ultimate high school outsider, Dean violently clashes with the popular kids.
Sissy Spacek in Carrie (1976)
As the title character, Spacek is bullied by her fellow students until a special talent emerges.
Chris Makepeace in My Bodyguard (1980)
In the underrated comedy, Makepeace gets bullied by slick young Matt Dillon, until he hires a bodyguard even more outsider-y than himself.
Anthony Michael Hall in Sixteen Candles (1984)
Well before he bulked up, Hall played the overconfident geek who pines after Molly Ringwald. Some call him Farmer Ted.
Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Club (1985)
The weirdest of a pretty weird bunch, Sheedy plays Allison, the most cast-out of the outcasts.
Patrick Dempsey in Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)
Before he was McDreamy, Dempsey actually paid a popular girl to date him. Well, not in real life.
Christian Slater in Pump Up The Volume (1990)
In this silly-ish movie, Slater uses his pirate-radio station as a way to call out the injustices of the high-school system.
Heather Matarazzo in Welcome To The Dollhouse (1995)
As the horribly named Dawn Wiener, Matarazzo is shunned by her family and her schoolmates, except for one nerd and one bully.
Jon Heder in Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
If you’re too clueless to know you’re an outsider, are you still an outsider?
Jacob Wysocki in Terri (2011)
As the title character, Wysocki sadly embraces his outsider status, until John C. Reilly takes him under his wing.