Private school movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant private school movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, sexy, humorous and captivating films and TV shows about / with private school, teenager, high school, youth, coming of age, school, friendship, teenage girl, student and boarding school plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as private school: The Private School (2011), Evil (2003), Dead Poets Society (1989), Gossip Girl (2007), Crown Lake (2019), Gilmore Girls (2000), Elite (2018), Down a Dark Hall (2018), If.... (1968), Cruel Intentions 2 (2000).

List of private school movies

The Private School (2011)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: in this TV series there is a school and in that school have been many secrets, students from this school find out that a teacher has gone missing so they start to look for him this then leads into a long journey which gets into a difficult situation ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: private school, friendship, high school, adventure, youth, investigation, boarding school, fall in love, school, rivalry, twists and turns, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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 7.7
 39K
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, teen drama
Plot: rebellion, coming of age, private school, friendship, rebelliousness, bully, corporal punishment, life is a bitch, high school, violence, boarding school, swedish ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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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: philosophical, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, kids, teen drama
Plot: teacher, suicide, coming of age, literature, teachers and students, poetry, poet, philosophy, dedicated educator, youth, boarding school life, education ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, usa, new england, harvard university
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 7.5
 175K
Gossip Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW for six seasons from September 19, ...
Style: romantic, witty, stylized, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, popularity, gossip and rumors, friends, teenage love, high school life, lifestyle, youth, love triangle, adolescence, betrayal, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 6.1
 162
Crown Lake (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
TV show
Story: When Eleanor "Nellie" Chambers shows up at Crown Lake Academy, a fancy all-girls boarding school, she knows this school is her ticket to a new & better life. But she also knows fitting in and learning the ropes isn’t going to be ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, bleak, suspense, mystical
Audience: teen drama
Plot: private school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenager, lifestyle, secret room, youth, gossip and rumors, high school life, friends, popularity, mystery, society ...
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 8.2
 127K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, witty, talky ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, student, boyfriend, small town life, female protagonist, social relations, lifestyle, looking for love, single mother, first love, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: yale university, connecticut, usa, new england
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 7.4
 78K
Elite (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When three working class kids enroll in the most exclusive school in Spain, the clash between the wealthy and the poor students leads to tragedy.
Style: emotional, captivating, suspenseful, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, jealousy, classmate, school, youth, murder, infidelity, love and romance, new school, seduction, society, lgbt ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s, 21st century
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Down a Dark Hall (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Kit, a troubled girl, is sent to the exclusive Blackwood boarding school, where she discovers that only other four female students have been admitted to learn the four pillars of knowledge under the ominous wing of the mysterious headmistress Madame ...
Style: scary, rough, bleak, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, haunted house, private school, troubled teen, possessed, ghost, talent, trance, black magic, hearing voices, mystery, teenager ...
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 7.4
 24K
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: disturbing, surreal, sexy, political, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, school shooting, private school, coming of age, boarding school, boys' school, school, violence, social satire, teacher, teenager, satire ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, california
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Cruel Intentions 2 (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This takes place several years before Cruel Intentions, back to when Kathryn first meets Sebastian, their sexual attraction to each other and their enjoyment in destroying the lives of their peers.
Style: sexy, suspense, semi serious, cynical, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, betrayal, stepbrother stepsister relationship, sexual relations, school, manipulation, private school, high school, infidelity, identical twins, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, europe, usa, england, manhattan new york city
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The River King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Abel Grey is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after discovering from the boy's girlfriend, Carlin, that he was ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, private school, mystery, uncover truth, murder, school, winter, teenager, dishonesty, bullying, snow, boarding school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Hate U Give (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her ...
Style: sad, captivating, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: racism, ghetto, african american, private school, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, loss of friend, teenager, coming of age, witness, friendship, teenage girl ...
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 555
Prep School (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon learning of his girlfriend's infidelity, Greg, the star player of his elite private school’s rugby team, suffers an emotional breakdown, leaving his friends and teammates to pick up the pieces and deal with the crisis in their own ways, ...
Style: surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: rugby, private school, revenge, school, high school, preparatory school, racism, fight, loyalty, rivalry, conspiracy, student ...
Place: california, san francisco
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 8.0
 8K
Maid Sama! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Misaki Ayuzawa is the first female student council president at a once all-boys school turned co-ed. She rules the school with strict discipline demeanor. But she has a secret—she works at a maid cafe due to her families circumstances. One day the ...
Style: humorous, shoujo, feel good, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: school, fall in love, high school, teenage love, teenage life, romance, love and romance, student, maid, workplace, power relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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 4.5
 2K
Coming Soon (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The trials and tribulations of wealthy young Manhattanites and their sexual coming of age, a romantic comedy set at an Upper East Side prep school.
Style: sex comedy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: private school, high school, loss of virginity, preparatory school, coming of age, wealth, nudity (full frontal - brief), lgbt teen, lgbt, love, coming out, sex scene ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, usa
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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging ...
Style: surreal, scenic, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: missing person, valentine's day, girls' boarding school, mystery, unsolved mystery, coming of age, boarding school life, private school, adolescence, wilderness, disappearance, boarding school ...
Time: 20th century, year 1900, victorian era, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: australia, south australia
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 6.4
 85K
Spanglish (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, single parent, food, infidelity, dysfunctional family, private school, parent child relationship, relationship problems, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfilled love, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, latin america, usa, malibu california ...
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Cruel Intentions (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his ...
Style: sexual, sexy, romantic, erotic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: seduction, teenager, manipulation, bet, sex, femme fatale, incest, virginity, bad girl, sexuality, teenage life, virgin ...
Time: 20th century, 18th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 18K
Deadly Class (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follow a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.
Style: atmospheric, brutal, sadistic, bloody, dark ...
Plot: youth, boarding school, training, teenager, drugs, death, gang, private school, smoking, disciple, school, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
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 4.7
 3K
Tart (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A student will do anything to become part of the "in-crowd" at the exclusive school she attends in New York.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage girl, dysfunctional family, coming of age, friends, school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage life, high school life, teenage love, private school, girls' school, rich girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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Pretty Persuasion (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.
Style: biting, cynical, stylized, realistic, erotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenager, lesbian, adolescence, lesbian sex, coming of age, sexual harassment, false accusation, dysfunctional family, school, cheerleading, stereotypes, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
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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, sexy, romantic, psychological, depressing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian teen, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, coming of age, lesbian love, lesbian lover, gender, friendship, boarding school, youth, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.8
 4K
Angel (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 15 year-old Molly is top of her high school class. But nobody suspects that the model pupil earns her money at night: as a prostitute on Sunset Blvd. The well-organized separation of her two lives is shattered when two of her friends are slain by a ...
Style: slasher, erotic, road movie, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitution, serial killer, psychopath, exploitation, cheerleader, teenage girl, double life, private school, high school, vigilante, teenager, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Blood & Water (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: South Africa
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: After crossing paths at a party, a Cape Town teen sets out to prove whether a private-school swimming star is her sister who was abducted at birth.
Style: captivating, suspense, serious, confusing, disturbing ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, private school, secret, family secret, school, sister sister relationship, uncover truth, investigation, private investigation, mystery, twins separated at birth, secret revealed ...
Place: south africa
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Like, la Leyenda (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The experiences of a group of young people interned at the Life Institute of Knowledge and Evolution (LIKE), a prestigious and cosmopolitan educational institution, with a supposedly modern and open educational system, but in reality it is deeply ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Audience: teen drama
Plot: love triangle, love interest, class differences, rich kid, private school, teen romance, betrayal, school teacher, troubled teen, classism, bullying, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
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Cancel Christmas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Santa Claus has a mission to convince three problematic guys of Riverside Academy to change their attitude, especially Adam, who after being confined to a wheelchair has become a bitter guy. The misconduct of the three is causing serious problems in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, christmas spirit, prank, private school, character change, hopes, cynicism, spoiled brat, transformation, mentor ...
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The Under-Gifted (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story centers around a graduating class of "less-gifted" students in a private Versailles high school. Only a miracle has brought the students this far along, and after a practical joke misfires and the whole school is dynamited, the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: exam, prank, youth, disorder, high school life, high school, rebellion, hardcase students, rebelliousness, private school, corporal punishment, bully ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, versailles, paris france, europe
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Three Steps Over Heaven (2004)
Genre: Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A bad boy and a socialite girl hook-up.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, first love, opposites attract, teen romance, forbidden love, youth, romance, friendship, virgin, best friend, fistfight, blackmail ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 187K
Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: funny, humorous, witty, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teacher, love triangle, depression, friendship, student, jealousy, teenager, obsession, preparatory school, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, texas
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Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: dedicated educator, prejudice, mentor, literature, friendship, teacher, basketball, coming of age, writers, writer's life, prodigy, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, boston, brooklyn new york city, scotland, usa ...
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