Governess movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant governess movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, clever, gothic, suspense and melancholic films and TV shows about / with governess, boy, nanny, murder, children, girl, family, family relations, death and servant plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
governess movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as governess: Heidi (1968), East of Sudan (1964), The Sound of Music (1965), Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008), Jane Eyre (1983), The Innocents (1961), Firelight (1997), The Chalk Garden (1964), The Lost Prince (2003), The Awakening (2011).

List of governess movies

Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, governess, girl, mountain, friendship, human spirit, optimism, family, family life, adventure, youth, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps, europe
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East of Sudan (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A British soldier escapes from 1880s Khartoum and goes down the Nile river with a fellow soldier, a governess and the daughter of an emir.
Plot: governess, crocodile, tribe, british flag, native tribe, african tribe, reflection in a mirror, slave trader, attack, jungle, rescue, spear ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa
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The Sound of Music (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Film adaptation of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on a nun who becomes a governess for an Austrian family.
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: nun, love and romance, nanny, opposites attract, convent, novice, nazi occupation, puppet show, governess, fall in love, family, mischievous children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938
Place: austria, europe, alps, germany
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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
Style: touching, witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: singer, governess, piano, love triangle, love affair, love and romance, pianist, actress, friendship, romance, fish out of water, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
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Jane Eyre (1983)
Genre: Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: After living a miserable life with her aunt, orphaned Jane Eyre is sent to Lowood, a residential school for children of limited means. Jane takes the advice of her friend and over many years takes her studies seriously, eventually advertising for a ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, orphan, rich and poor, society, governess, dark hero, estate, social differences, haunted by the past, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
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The Innocents (1961)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.
Style: gothic, bleak, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, governess, estate, afterlife, ghost, orphan, nanny, ghost story, mystery, danger, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, 1890s
Place: england, europe
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Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, parents and children, estate, governess, fall in love, hopes, romance, love and romance, couples, family relations, couple relations, reunion ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1840s, victorian era, victorian england ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
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The Chalk Garden (1964)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! When an applicant with a mysterious past manages to get the ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: haunted by the past, nanny, problem child, adolescence, governess, judge, cure, parents and children, gardening, grandparent grandchild relationship, youth, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: england
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The Lost Prince (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The Lost Prince is an acclaimed British television drama about the life of Prince John – youngest child of Britain's King George V and Queen Mary – who died at the age of 13 in 1919. John suffered from epileptic seizures and an autism-like ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: royal family, disability, epilepsy, prince, family in crisis, garden, british royal family, separation from family, gramophone, governess, british history, protector ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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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, psychological, serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, investigation, teacher, boarding school life, haunted by the past, boarding school, children, classroom, estate, fear, uncover truth ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: england, europe, london
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The Haunting of Morella (1990)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An executed witch inhabits her teenaged daughter's body to continue in the pursuit of bloodshed.
Style: gothic, ambiguous ending
Plot: possession, witch, governess, crypt, cemetery, blind man, curse, haunted by the past, tan line, woman in bathtub, blindness, resurrection ...
Time: 18th century
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The Boy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, violence, doll, murder, boy, plot twist, secret passageway, dealing with death, haunted house, mansion, supernatural, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
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Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
Story: In this version of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre (Georgie Henley), a poor relation in the household of her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Tara FitzGerald) is despatched into the care of the callous Mr Brocklehurst at his school at Lowood. As a young ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, gothic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, couple relations, rich and poor, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, social differences, estate, romance, family secret, prejudice, childhood ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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Turn of the Screw (1985)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Spanish version of Henry James' classic tale "Turn of the Screw".
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, mansion, children, homosexuality, estate, clergy, seminary, master and servant, nanny, religions or cults, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain
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I'm the King of the Castle (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Thomas, the son of a millionaire lives a fairly isolated existence, in a mansion in rural France. His father hires a widowed woman to take care of things while he is away. The maid's son, Charles moves in as well, and the two parents hope that ...
Plot: homoeroticism, dance, class differences, symbolism, child suicide, missing father, companion, chateau, governess, dancer, obsession, father son relationship ...
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Malta, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, artsy, non-linear, road movie
Plot: investigation, train, murder, snow, doctor, justice, vengeance, murder mystery, suspect, conspiracy, stabbed to death, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, post world war one, pre world war two
Place: europe, alps, palestine, istanbul turkey, mediterranean sea ...
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Voice from the Stone (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1950s Tuscany, Voice from the Stone is the haunting and suspenseful story of Verena, a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy who has fallen silent since the sudden passing of his mother.
Style: fairy tale, suspense
Plot: father son relationship, old mansion, sculptor, mute child, caucasian, sculpture, female nudity, death, supernatural, flashback, boy, female protagonist ...
Time: 1950s
Place: italy, tuscany
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The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA, Germany, Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter of a well-known musical family, overcomes many obstacles to pursue her musical career and move to the United States.
Style: national socialism
Plot: family, water fountain, nun, nazi, nazi flag, swastika, chess, mountain, grave, backpack, train station, church ...
Time: year 1938, year 1937, year 1965
Place: austria, america
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Dark Shadows (1991)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Dark Shadows is a primetime television series which aired on NBC from January to March 1991. A re-imagining of the 1966–1971 ABC daytime gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, the revival was developed by Dan Curtis, creator of the original series.
Style: gothic
Plot: vampire, girl, murder, coffin, doctor, blood, little girl, little boy, small town, boy, love, death ...
Time: 1790s, 1990s
Place: maine
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The Happy Valley (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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: african, 15 year old, corporal punishment, cheetah, spying on couple having sex, caning, british colonial, aristocracy, governess, father daughter relationship, crying, sex ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: kenya, africa
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Chained Rage: Slave to Love (2001)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 93 min.
Story: There is no possibility of escape from slavery in the New Territories: the choice is simple, the mine slave mines or love slave.
Plot: blouse, sex slavery, lesbian threesome, female warden, corrupt, anarchy, slave, slavery, lingerie, bed, nipples, white slavery ...
Time: future
Place: mine
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Heidi (1965)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After her mother's death, the five year old orphan Heidi is brought by her aunt to her grumpy grandfather Alp, who leads a hermit life in the beautiful Swiss mountains. Heidi's natural cheerfulness quickly brings renewed joy in grandfather ...
Plot: handicap, reunion, child's point of view, governess, mountain, aunt, grandfather, orphan, slavery, rescue, child abuse, girl ...
Place: swiss alps
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In the Folds of the Flesh (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The guests of a villa are killed off one by one by their hosts. Incest, decapitations and a cyanide bath feature amongst the other bizarre delights.
Plot: blackmail, incest, host, villa, mystery, whodunit, nazi, police detective, insanity, brother sister incest, house, decapitation ...
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The National Mummy (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Style: political comedy
Plot: prostitute, mummy, vampire, werewolf, curse, rape, sex, female nudity, erotica, governess, severed arm, brothel
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Jak si zasloužit princeznu (1995)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A fairy tale of three brothers who try to save a princess kidnapped by an evil wizard.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: princess, dog, horse riding, nanny, king, horse, crying, father daughter relationship, fish out of water, three brothers, wig, missing person ...
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Passion's Way (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in early 1900's France, a widow renews a former romantic interest until it is discovered that he has had a past fling with one of her new employees, a nanny. This sets the two women into many well-mannered accusations and conversations, but ...
Plot: jealousy, train journey, reunion, telegram, grandmother, misunderstanding, governess, mother son relationship
Time: 1900s
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The Haunting of Helen Walker (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: TV remake of the Henry James' classic tale "Turn of the Screw", with changes in location and character names. A live in nanny discovers two children haunted by the spirits and deeds of their former care givers.
Plot: governess, dead child, possession, mansion, ghost, haunted house, brother sister relationship, children, supernatural
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Haba-baba-doo! Puti-puti-poo! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Philippines
Story: Unemployed Babalu & Redford White find work as maids at a household full of kids.
Plot: governess, fake doctor, large family, new job, clinic, children, pier
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Love Lesson (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A German governess is hired to give German and piano lessons to the teenager son of a rich traditional family, in the 20s. But soon they get involved, and she teaches him love lessons instead.
Plot: sexual abuse, male objectification, teenage boy, masturbation, male nudity, servant, female protagonist, employer employee relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, girl ...
Time: 1920s
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The Phantom (1984)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the early years of the century. A story of a country gentleman haunted by the memory of his first wife. His current wife, had enough of his obsession and has taken a lover, who is mysteriously paralyzed. Meanwhile, main character's son ...
Plot: wife, mute, haunted by the past, lover, cheating wife, hunting, nightmare, riding a horse, coming of age, womanizer, killing an animal, horse carriage ...
Time: 1900s
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