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, touching, clever, melancholic and gothic films and TV shows about / with governess, murder, father son relationship, boy, girl, nanny, servant, death, children and brother sister relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
governess movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as governess: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008), Crown for Christmas (2015), Heidi (1968), East of Sudan (1964), The Sound of Music (1965), Jane Eyre (1983), The Innocents (1961), Firelight (1997), The Chalk Garden (1964), The Lost Prince (2003).

List of governess movies

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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: actress, love affair, love and romance, pianist, love triangle, governess, friendship, master and servant, opposites attract, romance, fall in love, lifestyle ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
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Crown for Christmas (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After getting fired from her job as a maid at a ritzy New York City hotel, Allie reluctantly accepts a temp gig as the governess to a young girl who is part of a powerful family in Europe that lives in an actual castle. After arriving, Allie learns ...
Plot: princess, christmas, king, governess, castle, loss of mother, sibling relationship, car salesman, rental car, christmas decorations, bed and breakfast, snowball fight ...
Place: europe
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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, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, friendship, governess, girl, mountain, friends, disability, nanny, youth, family life, human spirit, hopes ...
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: tribe, governess, crocodile, shaving, army, diving, fleeing, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, insult, hiding, shield ...
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, touching, serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: nun, convent, love and romance, nanny, opposites attract, singer, party, puppet show, novice, governess, nazi occupation, mischievous children ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938
Place: austria, europe, alps, germany
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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: love and romance, orphan, couple relations, fall in love, dark hero, rich and poor, society, attic, governess, social differences, estate, haunted by the past ...
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, scary, atmospheric, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, orphan, estate, governess, afterlife, mystery, ghost, family relations, mysterious character, losing-it hero, mute or deaf ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1800s
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, uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, estate, governess, fall in love, couples, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, family relations, reunion, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian england, victorian era, 1840s ...
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: clever, serious, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: haunted by the past, cure, nanny, governess, adolescence, problem child, judge, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, couples, child as adult ...
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, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: disability, epilepsy, royal family, prince, society, intrigue, family in crisis, family relations, state affairs, countryside, nanny, 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, 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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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: ambiguous ending, gothic
Plot: possession, witch, crypt, cemetery, blind man, governess, white panties, erotica, sex, lesbian, no panties, voyeur ...
Time: 18th century
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Adult Babies (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of high-powered, middle-aged white men go to this place to take refuge from the stresses of their daily lives and spend time relaxing and regressing as “adult babies.” It’s set in a beautiful, secret location but this is not their only ...
Style: toilet humor
Plot: diaper, fetish, perversion, murder, nurse, pig, brother sister relationship, coming of age, screaming, orphan, brothel, man crying ...
Time: 2010s
Place: yorkshire, england, britain, northern england
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The Lovers (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, India, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Lovers is an epic romance time travel adventure film. Helmed by Roland Joffé from a story by Ajey Jhankar, the film is a sweeping tale of an impossible love set against the backdrop of the first Anglo-Maratha war across two time periods and ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, touching ...
Plot: betrayal, soldier, battles, love and romance, rivalry, military, treasure hunt, impossible love, fall in love, dishonesty, vengeance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 18th century, future, 21st century, 1770s, 1700s
Place: india, australia, asia, dungeon
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Dark Places (1974)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A scheming couple plot to conceal a hidden cache of stolen money from its rightful owner. The only problem is that the house they plan to hide it in is haunted.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: mental illness, murder, supernatural, ghost, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, crimes, deadly, supernatural ability, nanny, mystery, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s
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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: governess, child suicide, symbolism, dancing, rivalry, father son relationship, boy, dancer, children, obsession, castle, child ...
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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, suspect, murder mystery, stabbed to death, conspiracy, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, post world war one
Place: europe, alps, yugoslavia, 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: suspense, fairy tale
Plot: father son relationship, caucasian, sculptor, old mansion, mute child, governess, loss of mother, dinner table, dead wife, shotgun, breasts, nightgown ...
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, runaway, austrian, legacy, leaving home, novice, military uniform, broken down car, lighting a candle, war hero, dead wife, large family ...
Time: year 1938, year 1965, year 1937
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, forbidden love, sheriff, ghost, coffin, coastal town, vampire human love, mausoleum, curse, duel, children, tomb ...
Time: 1790s, 1990s
Place: maine
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The Happy Valley (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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: corporal punishment, 15 year old, cruelty, african, chair, classroom, school uniform, teenage girl, beating, sex, murder, girl ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: africa, kenya
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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: sex slave, panties, women's prison, lingerie, decadence, menage a trois, governess, female nudity, underwear, lesbian sex, prison guard, female warden ...
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: servant, reunion, child's point of view, handicap, aunt, girl, child abuse, slavery, mountain, governess, kidnapping, grandfather ...
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, whodunit, mystery, poison, organized crime, delusion, dog, german shepherd, brainwashing ...
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The National Mummy (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Saturnino, a young archaeologist, bourgeois and wealthy, lives in a luxurious mansion. He receives a visit from his old teacher, Don Felipe, accompanied by his daughter and a monumental mummy he has just discovered in one of his excavations in the ...
Style: political comedy
Plot: vampire, prostitute, mummy, werewolf, curse, rape, erotica, sex, female nudity, governess, brothel, severed arm
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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: king, father daughter relationship, dog, painting, horse riding, horse, crying, princess, sneeze, talking bird, fictitious country, seamstress ...
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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: train journey, governess, grandmother, misunderstanding, telegram, jealousy, reunion, 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: haunted house, brother sister relationship, children, possession, dead child, mansion, supernatural, ghost, governess
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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: pier, children, clinic, fake doctor, governess, new job, large family
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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: employer employee relationship, female protagonist, boy, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, servant, chauffeur, husband wife relationship, erotic fantasy, fired from a job, playing piano, maid ...
Time: 1920s
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