Schoolhouse movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant schoolhouse movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, feel good, touching, talky and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with schoolhouse, family relations, teacher, storytelling, catastrophe, husband wife relationship, small town, friendship, death and school plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
schoolhouse movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as schoolhouse: The Birds (1963), Fear in the Night (1972), Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977), The Bloom of Yesterday (2016), Amish Grace (2010), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999), Touching Home (2008), The Village Had No Walls (1996), Miss Evers' Boys (1997), Separate But Equal (1991).

List of schoolhouse movies

The Birds (1963)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds. But upon her arrival, the bird population runs amok. ...
Style: suspenseful, surreal, scary, exciting, tense ...
Plot: dangerous animal, bird attack, bird, lawyer, birds, small town, survival, danger, paranoia, seagull, evacuation, birthday ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california
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Fear in the Night (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It took Penny Heller a long time to recover from the trauma of a brutal physical assault, suffered in her youth. When she married Robert, he provided her with the love and reassurance she craved for and the two settled down in a pretty house in the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, nervous breakdown, graphic violence, couples, family problems, conspiracy, crimes, danger, mind game, dishonesty, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, england, london
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Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's the winter of 1935 and Max Brown is newly arrived in Willowgreen, Saskatchewan - a rural Canadian prairie town - on his first teaching job in a one room schoolhouse. He quickly realizes that this is not his dream situation: the winter is ...
Plot: great depression, teacher, prairie, isolation, canadian, schoolhouse, drawing, marriage, meeting, male in bathtub, train, world war one veteran ...
Time: year 1935
Place: canada
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The Bloom of Yesterday (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An almost romantic comedy on the edge: Holocaust researcher Toto is having a major life crisis. Just when things at home and work could not get worse, he unwantedly gets a new assistent assigned to himself. Zazie is french, jewish, slightly ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, department store, hospital, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex in bed, conference, historian, jewish woman, bare ass, airport, assistant ...
Time: 2010s
Place: vienna, germany
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Amish Grace (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mass murder, murder, hopes, hitman, family problems, family relations, social relations, religions or cults, introspection, death in the family, deadly, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ichabod Crane, a Yankee wanderer, arrives in Sleepy Hollow and becomes the new schoolmaster. He meets Katrina Van Tassel, and blissfully fantasizes about how can marry her, ultimately, inherit her father's rich estate. Her suitor Brom Bones, ...
Style: suspenseful, gothic, scary, serious, suspense
Plot: love triangle, ghost, legend, supernatural, supernatural ability, unfulfillment, danger, life is a bitch, imaginary, ancient mystery, mystery, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century
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Touching Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story about a father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, parents and children, introspection, family problems, estrangement, small town, addiction, dream, baseball, twins, sport, going straight ...
Time: contemporary, quarry
Place: usa, colorado, phoenix arizona, arizona
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The Village Had No Walls (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young man from the city journeys to his first teaching post, the small hamlet of Bangarwadi, deep in the jungle, inhabited by a few shepherds and farmers as well as a criminal tribe known as the Ramoshis. After the initial shock of his strange new ...
Plot: custom, cultural difference, axe, education, punishment, death, school, countryside, exile, customs, grandfather granddaughter relationship, schoolhouse ...
Time: 1940s
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Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of the US Government's 1932 Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiments, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed.
Style: disturbing, emotional, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, world war two, public health, hopes, society, mentally challenged, misfit, idealism, courtroom drama, uncover truth, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s, year 1973, year 1932
Place: alabama, usa
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Separate But Equal (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is bracingly dramatized in Separate but Equal. In telling the detailed story of the ...
Style: captivating, talky, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, interracial relations, racism, legal, racial segregation, civil rights, rebellion, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, new york, washington d.c.
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Lantern Hill (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied. Jane is forced into a private academy, in which the ...
Plot: supernatural, cousin cousin relationship, uniform, sweater, aunt niece relationship, school teacher, deathbed, long lost daughter, little girl, secret, school, grandmother ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935
Place: nova scotia, toronto ontario canada
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Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, family problems, estrangement, couple relations, friendship, human nature, social misfits, ocean, coast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, americana, small town, parents and children, family relations, family, love and romance, small town life, romance, family life, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 1880s
Place: minnesota, kansas
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Run, Angel, Run! (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Angel (William Smith), an outlaw biker, sells out his gang by exposing their wild conquests to Like magazine for $10,000. With his photo on the cover, Angel skips town and tries to start over with help from sheep rancher Dan Felton (Dan Kemp). An ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: motorcycle gang, beer drinking, topless dancing, sunglasses, dancing, leather jacket, sheep, biker gang, straw, corvette, biker, drifter ...
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Frankenweenie (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a car hits young Victor's pet dog Sparky, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince ...
Style: gothic, scary, macabre, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, experiment, afterlife, reincarnation, supernatural, monster, pets, back from the dead, animal death, loss of loved one, suburbs, frankenstein ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, netherlands
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The Road Home (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.
Style: sentimental, emotional, stylized, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: funeral, village, businessman, teacher, death, fall in love, wooing, grief, burial, coffin, village life, romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, asia
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Tuck Everlasting (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In turn-of-the-20th-century upstate New York, Winnie Foster, a 12-year-old girl, discovers a family living in the woods near her family's home who never ages thanks to a magical spring they drink from and she is entrusted to keep their secret ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, stylized, offbeat, psychotronic
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, immortality, aging, youth, family, imaginary, mysterious character, in the woods, friends, supernatural ability, philosophy, eternal youth ...
Time: 1900s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: new york state
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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organise a daring new heist.
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, light, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, safecracker, chase, on the road, crimes, crime, treasure hunt, rivalry, adventure, partners, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, montana
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As It Is in Heaven (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A musical romantic tragedy about a famous composer who moves back to his small hometown after having had heart troubles. His search for a simple everyday life leads him into teaching the local church choir which is not easily accepted by the town ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, lyrical, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: choir, music, village, musician's life, ambition, teachers and students, human nature, romance, school, rehearsal, church, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, austria, milan italy, eastern europe ...
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My Girl 2 (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do and essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realises she knows very little about her. She manages to get ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, mortician, friendship, small town, self discovery, family, family problems, parent getting married, friends, youth, young heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pennsylvania
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A TV adaptation of Washington Irving's classic ghost story. Humor is the drawing card in this version, with Jeff Goldblum a nerdish Ichabod Crane, Dick Butkus an appropriately nasty Brom Bones, and Meg Foster as spirited Katrina van Tassel. ...
Style: nostalgic, comic, visually appealing, silent film, humorous ...
Plot: poltergeist, best friends, murder, horseman, school teacher, jealous man, horse riding, alcohol, friend, horse, love triangle, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, new jersey, canada
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Holes (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, misfit, theft, digging, destiny, warden, curse, excavation, judge, family, camp ...
Time: 1890s, 20th century, 1900s, 19th century, 1850s ...
Place: texas, latvia, usa
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Dead Heart (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Lorkin, chief lawman in the tiny rural settlement of Wala Wala, Australia, fears that long-simmering tensions between the area's aborigine natives and white settlers are on the verge of erupting. When it's discovered that Kate, the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, interracial relations, infidelity, culture clash, aborigine, horny wife, village, small town, against the odds, police corruption, desert, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: aunt niece relationship, family relations, parents and children, family life, human nature, siblings relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, sibling relationship, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, village ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: ireland, africa, europe, england, spain
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In My Country (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, interracial relations, politics, justice, apartheid, social decay, african american, racism, discrimination, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, chile, florida
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Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Paul Reubens stars as Pee-wee Herman in his second full-length film about a farmer who joins the circus after a storm drops a big tent in his front yard. Pee-wee, along with an outlandish cast of animals and circus performers, puts on the best show ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: circus, small town, farm, adventure, misfit, workplace, love triangle, trapeze, pig, romance, fall in love, family ...
Place: california
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Anne of Avonlea (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 230 min.
TV show
Story: Anne Shirley, now a schoolteacher, has begun writing stories and collecting rejection slips. She makes the acquaintance of a handsome, rich, bachelor, chases a cow, and wins (to her chagrin) a baking soda company's writing contest. She acts as ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, orphan, family relations, school, period piece, teachers and students, bittersweet, family, coming of age, strong female presence, power relations, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada, usa, chicago illinois, boston, england ...
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Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
TV show
Story: At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, teaching the ways of the world, adoption, teenage love, countryside, love and romance, coming of age, best friends, island, foster home, young heroes, little girl ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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