Corporal punishment movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant corporal punishment movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, harsh, bleak, emotional and rough films and TV shows about / with corporal punishment, youth, death, runaway, violence, brutality, male nudity, beating, society and life is a bitch plots mostly in Drama, History and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as corporal punishment: Boarding School (2018), Sami Blood (2016), Of Freaks and Men (1998), The Happy Valley (1986), Abandoned (2001), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Evil (2003), Bastard Out of Carolina (1996), Joe the King (1999), Dragonard (1987).

List of corporal punishment movies

Boarding School (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When troubled 12-year-old Jacob Felsen is sent away to boarding school, he enters every kid’s worst nightmare: a creepy old mansion, deserted except for six other teenage misfits and two menacing and mysterious teachers. As events become ...
Style: suspense, rough, harsh, emotional, scary
Plot: corporal punishment, boarding school, stepfather, child, little boy, child abuse, stepfather stepson relationship, boarding school life, life is a bitch, brutality, betrayal, violence ...
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 7.3
 7K
Sami Blood (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sami girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s and phrenological examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ...
Style: harsh
Plot: corporal punishment, racism, identity, boarding school, coming of age, lapland, teacher, teenage girl, humiliation, school, undressing, poetry ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: scandinavia, eastern europe, sweden
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Of Freaks and Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: female nudity, voyeurism, corporal punishment, depravity, freak, pornographer, porn, sadist, manipulations, manipulation, society, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century, 1900s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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The Happy Valley (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1940 Kenya as their country prepares for war, the local aristocratic social set lives a decadent, self-indulgent lifestyle, that leads to murder. The same events were also dramatised in the feature film White Mischief, which was released seven ...
Plot: caning, corporal punishment, british colonial, 15 year old, girl, marital infidelity, african, aristocracy, teenage girl, blood, cruelty, horse ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: africa, kenya
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Abandoned (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Áron is a happy child in his family. But at some point things take a different turn, and his mother starts to lose her health rapidly. As this happens, the man in charge decides what's best for Áron without consulting the young boy's ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: corporal punishment, kids in trouble, friendship, teenage life, human spirit, boarding school life, orphan, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, dysfunctional family, custody ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, hungary
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, life is a bitch, society, sexual abuse, violence against women, human spirit, corporal punishment, mercilessness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland, latin america
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 7.8
 37K
Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. ...
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, rebellion, rebelliousness, corporal punishment, friendship, life is a bitch, violence, humiliation, private school, youth, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, child rape, family in crisis, innocence lost, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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 6.7
 3K
Joe the King (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major ...
Style: tense, rough, emotional, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, child abuse, working class, abusive father, theft, debt, money, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
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 4.3
 324
Dragonard (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1747, a handsome but rebellious Scotsman named Richard Abdee is auctioned off as a slave on a Caribbean island controlled by French and British sugar-planters. When caught having sex with his owner's wife, Abdee is given 100 lashes with the ...
Plot: corporal punishment, adultery, punishment, slavery, brother sister incest, caribbean sea, death sentence, sexploitation, beefcake, capital punishment, sugarcane, slave auction ...
Time: 18th century
Place: jamaica, south africa, caribbean
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To End All Wars (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, harsh ...
Plot: jungle, corporal punishment, world war two, captivity, pow, war crime, soldier, military, escape, hopes, war, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: japan, scotland, asia, india, burma ...
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Heaven Help Us (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Michael Dunn arrives at St. Basil's Catholic Boys School in Brooklyn circa 1965. There, he befriends all of the misfits in his class as they collide with the repressive faculty and discover the opposite sex as they come of age.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: discipline, corporal punishment, high school, school dance, teenage life, friendship, rebelliousness, teachers and students, society, coming of age, youth, catholic school ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, boston, brooklyn new york city
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The Leaving of Liverpool (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A poignant and forceful saga which traces the fortunes of two English children uprooted from their beloved Liverpool dockside to the alien environment of Australia in the years following World War Two.
Plot: corporal punishment, world war two, self mutilation, schoolgirl, spanking, juvenile delinquency, female protagonist, orphan, self inflicted injury, caning
Place: liverpool
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 6.7
 67K
Suspiria (2018)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A young ballet dancer travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, touching, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: ritual sacrifice, dead woman, ballet, corporal punishment, good versus evil, mysterious event, paranormal phenomena, dance performance, psychotherapist, curse, witchcraft, choreography ...
Time: 70s, year 1948, year 1943, year 1977, post world war two
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, ohio, east berlin east germany, east berlin
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Carolina Moon (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman who has psychic visions returns to her hometown to exorcise her demons. Once there she finds both danger and love.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary
Plot: psychic, crimes, danger, corporal punishment, woman in danger, domestic violence, clairvoyance, mystery, romance, life is a bitch, crime investigation, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: north carolina
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 7.1
 6K
Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: corporal punishment, political intrigue, romance, politics, conspiracy, royal family, political unrest, unfulfillment, state affairs, tragic hero, betrayal, tuberculosis ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 19th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
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 8.3
 5K
Virumandi (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A reporter researching the death penalty in India is recounted the story of a farm owner Virumandi whose role in a clan feud between Naicker and Kothalla Devar leads him to death row. As the story unfolds, there is a riot in the jail, and the only ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: frame up, rivalry, prison riot, false accusation, village, death row, prison, death sentence, corporal punishment, deadly, crimes, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, escape, pow, world war two, captivity, genocide, brutality, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
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The Proposition (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: brutality, psychopath, aborigine, rape, retribution, gang, savagery, tragic event, outlaw, criminal, captain, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: australia
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The Man in the Moon (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, coming-of-age, first love, corporal punishment, love triangle, twins, rain, pregnancy, small town, sibling relationship, skinny dipping, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, london
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The Whipping Boy (1994)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Germany, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bored little prince makes a poor rat hunter his whipping boy but after his pranks at the royal court almost causes a war with the neighbor king he runs away with the whipping boy to escape from his first spanking. After being in the real world his ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: corporal punishment, orphan, kidnapping, prison, prison life, heroes, confined, escapades, criminal heroes, family, youth, prank ...
Time: middle ages
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 7.5
 23K
If.... (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film is a caustic portrait of a traditional English boys’ boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three ...
Style: cult film, biting, suspense, surreal, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school shooting, rebellion, satire, corporal punishment, private school, coming of age, youth, social satire, boarding school life, school, boarding school, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, california
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A Home of Our Own (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore they leave Los Angeles and head for the countryside, while ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, corporal punishment, single parent, american dream, small town, child abuse, widow, family problems, bittersweet, love and romance, society, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Slingshot (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he sells. His rebellious ways has gotten him the special ...
Style: serious, bleak, enigmatic, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, coming of age, childhood, child abuse, politics, working class, reform school, bigotry, mischievous children, society, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, tokyo ...
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Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: boarding school, self discovery, friends, power relations, lifestyle, dedicated educator, hardcase students, misfit, teenage life, teachers and students, corporal punishment, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe
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 6.8
 32K
Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphan, redemption, kidnapping, friendship, thief, orphanage, injustice, lifestyle, danger, runaway, poverty ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england
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 6.9
 755
Celia (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in mid 1950s Australia, with the fear of communism in the air and the country's farmlands overrun by a plague of rabbits, the film depicts a long hot summer seen through the eyes and over-active imagination of nine year old Celia. Shaken by ...
Style: scary, tense, surreal, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: corporal punishment, coming of age, suburbs, nightmare, parents and children, vengeance, family relations, daydreamer, mentally unstable, deadly, rivalry, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: emotional, disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, teenage life, downfall, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, basketball, antisocial behavior, coach, juvenile delinquency, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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Perfect Obedience (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The fictional Father Ángel de la Cruz is based on Legion of Christ founder Marcial Maciel, whose long history of child abuse was not addressed until 2006 and only publicly acknowledged in 2009. But director Luis Urquiza chooses to structure his ...
Plot: pedophile, child abuse, catholic church, beating, pedophile priest, priest, punishment, obedience, chastity, corporal punishment, bullying, forbidden love ...
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Don't Tell Papa (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A story about a third-rate DJ who finds his relationship with his young son rapidly deteriorating.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: father son relationship, fight, hospital, dancer, wedding, nightclub, male nudity, corporal punishment, transvestite, childbirth, high school, erection ...
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