Boarding school life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant boarding school life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, emotional, touching, entertaining and melancholic films and TV shows about / with boarding school life, youth, boarding school, school, teacher, mentor, friendship, runaway, coming of age and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Family and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as boarding school life: House of Anubis (2011), Wild Child (2008), Dead Poets Society (1989), Rebelde Way (2002), The Chorus (2004), Cracks (2009), Before the Fall (2004), The Emperor's Club (2002), The Lover (1992), Loving Annabelle (2006).

List of boarding school life movies

House of Anubis (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 15 min.
Story: House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and Belgium. The series was created by Hans Bourlon and Gert ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: boarding school life, school, friends, disappearance, teenage life, young heroes, investigation, boarding school, riddles and clues, youth, suspicion, popularity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Wild Child (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rebellious 16 year old Poppy from Mailibu is sent to an English boarding school. Realising her Father isn't coming back to rescue her she tries to get expelled.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: school, boarding school, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, teenager, boarding school life, prank, love and romance, teenage girl, fish out of water, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california, london, canada
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, emotional, intellectual, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, poet, teacher, teaching the ways of the world, youth, poetry, coming of age, dedicated educator, professor, suicide, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 1950s
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, school, chosen one, supernatural ability, young heroes, magical, boarding school life, prophecy, best friends, supernatural, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1996, 1990s ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
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Rebelde Way (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rebelde Way is a Martín Fierro Award—nominated Argentine soap opera created and produced by Cris Morena. It originally aired from 26 May 2002 to 18 December 2003. The series was broadcast in many countries worldwide, including Peru, Germany, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school life, teenage love, boarding school life, love and romance, friendship, teachers and students, boarding school, teenage life, music band, social relations, music, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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The Chorus (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: boarding school, boarding school life, music, teacher, teachers and students, singer, musician, friendship, childhood, boss, abuse, changing lives ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, england
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Cracks (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, school, teachers and students, mental illness, coming of age, teenage life, power relations, lesbian relationship, teacher, obsession, teenage crush ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, spain
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that ...
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magical, chosen one, friendship, school, witch, wizards and magicians, boarding school life, boarding school, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, dragon, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, 1990s, year 1995
Place: england, europe, london
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.
Style: stylized, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, good versus evil, magical, supernatural ability, friendship, young heroes, boarding school life, chosen one, witch, school, curses spells and rituals, werewolf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1993, 1990s
Place: europe, england
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: exciting, touching, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, witch, chosen one, school, wizards and magicians, friendship, supernatural ability, magical, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, best friends, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1991, year 1992, 1990s
Place: england, europe
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Belgium
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.
Style: exciting, gothic, atmospheric, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, orphan, adventure, boarding school life, riddles and clues, fantasy world, imaginary, youth, destiny, time loop, monster, invisibility ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: england, wales, europe, florida
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Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, boarding school, boarding school life, pow, german, anti semitism, youth, boxing, dehumanization, nazi germany, coming of age, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, cape town south africa, washington d.c., berlin germany ...
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The Emperor's Club (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: boarding school life, cheating, reunion, hypocrisy, teachers and students, coming of age, rebelliousness, contests and competitions, haunted by the past, ambition, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s, future
Place: pennsylvania, washington d.c., new jersey
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Style: exciting, stylized, twists and turns, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: witch, young heroes, wizards and magicians, school, chosen one, supernatural ability, magical, good versus evil, boarding school life, werewolf, betrayal, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: witch, magical, wizards and magicians, chosen one, school, giant, curses spells and rituals, boarding school life, supernatural ability, best friends, child driving car, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: england, europe, london
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The Lover (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Vietnam
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, tragic love, lolita, love affair, lust, interracial relations, teenage life, older man younger woman relationship, true love, age difference, opposites attract ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: vietnam, asia, france
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Loving Annabelle (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly though when sexual chemistry appears between her and the Head of ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, coming out, forbidden love, lgbt, teachers and students, love affair, boarding school life, couples, school, college life, teacher, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: melbourne, australia
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School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: anti semitism, high school, friendship, coming of age, football, boarding school life, preparatory school, working class, sport, teenage life, society, youth ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, israel, boston
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The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: suspenseful, scary, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, boarding school life, investigation, boarding school, haunted by the past, teacher, haunted house, children, classroom, countryside, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london
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Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, Denmark, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: William Franklin is a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States only to repatriate in 1939 after his leftist political views cause him to lose his job. Franklin becomes the first non-cleric instructor at St. Jude's, a ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing
Plot: boarding school life, beating, poetry, discipline, reformatory, orphan, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, mistrust, fighting the system, celibacy ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe, spain
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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: disturbing, psychological, emotional, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rebellion, friendship, domestic violence, boarding school life, rebelliousness, coming of age, humiliation, bully, child abuse, violence, boarding school, private school ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: teachers and students, self discovery, boarding school, teacher, teaching the ways of the world, optimism, teenage life, boarding school life, loneliness, school, friendship, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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The Moth Diaries (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA, Ireland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?
Style: gothic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: vampire, boarding school, schoolgirl, friends, boarding school life, mysterious character, supernatural, social relations, danger, youth, obsession, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada
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Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, 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, touching, sentimental, serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphan, redemption, orphanage, friendship, kidnapping, thief, boarding school life, lifestyle, injustice, danger, boarding school ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
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St. Trinian's (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When their beloved school is threatened with closure should the powers that be fail to raise the proper funds, the girls scheme to steal a priceless painting and use the profits to pull St. Trinian's out of the red.
Style: witty, humorous, funny, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, school, family relations, rivalry, youth, teenage life, teachers and students, friendship, boarding school life, cons and scams, strong female character, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, london
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Zoey 101 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Zoey 101 is an American television series which originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 9, 2005 until May 2, 2008. It focuses on the lives of teenager Zoey Brooks and her friends as they attend Pacific Coast Academy, a fictional boarding school ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: battle of the sexes, boarding school, teenage life, teenage love, sitcom, best friends, youth, boarding school life, teachers and students, friendship, male female relationship, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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Boarding School (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, harsh, rough, emotional, scary
Plot: corporal punishment, boarding school, child abuse, boarding school life, life is a bitch, boy, brutality, moral ambiguity, betrayal, violence, lifestyle, compassion ...
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Lost and Delirious (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lost and Delirious is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, Lost and Delirious moves ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, coming of age, friendship, boarding school life, teenage love, boarding school, passion, roommate, party, secret, lesbian relationship, lesbian lover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, jewish, betrayal, boarding school life, german, priest, anti semitism, auschwitz, resistance, wartime life, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, jerusalem, vichy ...
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Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, love, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, interracial relations, forbidden love, teenage love ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: australia, africa, paris france, kenya, uganda
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