Preparatory school movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant preparatory school movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, talky and sexy films and TV shows about / with preparatory school, youth, coming of age, friendship, school, boarding school, high school, teenager, private school and teenage boy plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as preparatory school: Toy Soldiers (1991), Restless Virgins (2013), School Ties (1992), Rushmore (1998), Scent of a Woman (1992), December (1991), Prep School (2015), Whirlygirl (2006), Dead Poets Society (1989), The Browning Version (1994).

List of preparatory school movies

 6.6
 23K
Toy Soldiers (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, bloody, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, boys' night
Plot: boarding school, terrorism, high school, hostage, terrorist, siege, preparatory school, father son relationship, friendship, swat team, violence, death ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, virginia, florida, argentina
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Restless Virgins (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A sex scandal that shook Massachusetts prep school, Milton Academy in 2004-05 school year.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, preparatory school, scandal, high school life, social relations, teenage life, youth, lifetime, friendship, escapades, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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 6.9
 25K
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, talky, intense, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, anti semitism, preparatory school, friendship, judaism, working class, justice, boarding school life, culture clash, life philosophy, manipulation ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, israel, harvard university, boston, usa
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 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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Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, dramatic, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, blindness, blind character, human nature, mentor, human spirit, tango, thanksgiving, coming of age, disability, unlikely friendships, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new england, usa
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 6.0
 339
December (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In December of 1941, five teenage boys at a New England prep school hear the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and realize their lives are going to be changed forever. Released in 1991.
Style: realistic, serious, talky
Plot: world war two, coming of age, preparatory school, friendship, war, military, buddies, youth, self discovery, boarding school life, cons and scams, school ...
Time: year 1941, year 1938
Place: new england, pearl harbor, london, england
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Nightmare at the End of the Hall (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Courtney Snow, an author with writer's block, still haunted by the suicide of her best friend while they were in prep school, finds herself teaching at the very same school while trying to get back on her feet. She encounters a young student, ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, serious
Plot: reincarnation, suicide, teacher, supernatural, preparatory school, boarding school, family relations, youth, boarding school life, best friend, ghost, lifetime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 90s
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 5.8
 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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 5.6
 1K
Whirlygirl (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a run in with a hot exotic dancer one wintry night straight-laced prep school student James will find himself on the ride of his life. Risking his future he follows this mysterious woman to New York City - ditching school dodging cops and ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, captivating, light, sex comedy ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, teenage love, love and romance, social differences, dancer, lifestyle, college, teenage life, society, hopes, preparatory school, infatuation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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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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The Browning Version (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: talky, touching, sexy, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Plot: boarding school, teacher, coming of age, preparatory school, male nudity, science, marriage, catastrophe, adaptation, destiny, fantasy world, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, tokyo, new jersey, europe
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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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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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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, society, social differences, idealism, friendship, family relations, youth, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, teacher ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, year 1914, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, preparatory school, boy, gay, betrayal, friendship, gay interest, boarding school, power relations, friends, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: new england
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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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 7.5
 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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 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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Outside Providence (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this coming-of-age comedy, Tim Dunphy is leading a go-nowhere existence, spending his days smoking pot and hanging out with his best friend, Drugs Delaney. But Tim's lazy days of getting high are jettisoned after a brush with the law ...
Style: feel good, humorous, intense, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenager, romance, high school life, father son relationship, love, adaptation, family relations, prank, honest, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, rhode island, new jersey, connecticut, florida ...
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 6.9
 34K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: depressing, cynical, suspense, humorous, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, mental illness, addiction, dysfunctional family, depression, existentialism, dark humor, teenage life, eccentric family, eccentricity, character study, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, chicago illinois, new york, connecticut, manhattan new york city ...
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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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: teacher, coming of age, dedicated educator, boarding school life, youth, boarding school, hardcase students, friendship, cheating, ethics, school, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, future, 70s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, pennsylvania
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 6.0
 11K
Class (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Naive Midwestern prep student Jonathan bonds with his more worldly roommate, Skip, who takes the small-town boy under his wing. At Skip's urging, the inexperienced Jonathan is emboldened to seek out older women in the cocktail lounges of nearby ...
Style: sex comedy, erotic, sexy, teen sex comedy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, high school, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, age difference, sex with a minor, friendship, older woman teenage boy sex, teenager, youth, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
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The Chocolate War (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by selling chocolates.
Style: tense, surreal, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, chocolate, coming of age, preparatory school, catholic school, boxing, catholic, boy, angst, lonely, high school, peer pressure ...
Time: 80s
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The World According to Garp (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all ...
Style: touching, clever, humorous, ironic, macabre ...
Plot: writers, transsexual, single mother, wrestling, psychology, coming of age, dysfunctional family, lgbtq, writer's life, magic realism, lgbt, female nudity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
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A Little Princess (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's ...
Style: feel good, touching, serious, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: boarding school, princess, orphan, imagination, little girl, fantasy life, servant, school, girls' boarding school, coming of age, children, magic ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, future, edwardian era, 1910s
Place: new york, india, england, london, usa
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Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On a stormy Saturday afternoon, six students from Crestview Academy begin to meet horrible fates as they serve out their detentions. Is a fellow student to blame, or perhaps Crestview's alleged ghosts are behind the terrible acts?
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, suspense, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage life, twists and turns, student life, detention, murder, trapped, seance, manipulation, zombie, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.0
 5K
Afterschool (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A prep-school student (Ezra Miller) accidentally films the drug-related deaths of two classmates, then is asked to put together a memorial video.
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: boarding school, kids in trouble, teenage life, misfit, social misfits, coming of age, drug abuse, social relations, youth, life is a bitch, voyeurism, violence ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006
Place: connecticut, manhattan new york city, new york
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 5.1
 625
The Circle (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Some students at Runcie prep school form an elite club. The group is implicated in a cheating scandal and one of the club members dies mysteriously. Another member decides to try and discover the dangerous truth about Runcie.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, tense
Plot: high school, murder, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, rebellion, youth, dedicated educator, crimes, life is a bitch, teenage life, college life ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.8
 60K
Lolita (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.
Style: erotic, melancholic, sexy, sexual, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: obsession, lolita, forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, virginity, teenage girl, older man young girl relationship, lust, incest, sexuality, pedophilia ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 20th century, 50s, 1920s
Place: new england, cannes
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Another Country (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, Guy Bennett and Tommy Judd are friends because they are both outsiders in their own ways. Bennett is openly gay, Judd is a Marxist. It explores his homosexuality and exposure to Marxism, while examining the hypocrisy and snobbery ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gays and lesbians, boarding school, equality, homosexuality, homosexual, society, boys' school, romance, youth, golden years ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, year 1983, post world war two
Place: england, russia, ussr, britain, europe ...
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