Movies and TV shows set in harvard university

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in harvard university ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, clever, intense, interesting and dramatic films and TV shows about / with dialogue, mentor, storytelling, friendship, college, drinking, adaptation, catastrophe, destiny and corruption 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 harvard university: The Social Network (2010), Good Will Hunting (1997), How High (2001), The Paper Chase (1973), Soul Man (1986), Prozac Nation (2001), 21 (2008), Brad's Status (2017), Brain Drain 2 (2011), Dope (2015).

List of movies set in harvard university

The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, realistic, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Plot: computers and web, ambition, rise to the top, programmer, computer genius, hacker, inventions and discoveries, social relations, creator, ego clash, betrayal, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, genius, mathematics, professor, human spirit, ambition, life philosophy, psychologist, university, teachers and students, philosophy, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 6.3
 49K
How High (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Multi-platinum rap superstars Redman and Method Man star as Jamal and Silas, two regular guys who smoke something magical, ace their college entrance exams and wind up at Harvard. Ivy League ways are strange but Silas and Jamal take it in a stride ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, absurd, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, drug abuse, youth, buddies, farce, drug dealing, college, goofy hero, marijuana, lifestyle, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary
Place: harvard university, usa, boston
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The Paper Chase (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A first-year law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of a stern professor.
Style: realistic, talky, clever, uplifting, tense ...
Plot: college, paper airplane, law student, chase, coming of age, student life, twentysomething life, love and romance, fall in love, college life, power relations, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, usa, california
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 5.2
 7K
Soul Man (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soul Man is a comedy film made in 1986 about a man who undergoes racial transformation with pills to qualify for an African-American-only scholarship at Harvard Law School. It stars C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: racism, college life, scholarship, culture clash, disorder, dishonesty, misfit, society, social differences, social relations, youth, university ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, campus, massachusetts, usa, los angeles ...
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 6.3
 16K
Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth is on the verge of losing her grip on life after she leaves her emotionally fraught home to start college. Quickly, her life takes a turn for the worse: She clashes with her roommate and decides her boyfriend, Rafe, is her sole salvation. ...
Style: psychological, clever, cynical, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: depression, mental illness, college, university, insomnia, introspection, drugs/alcohol, therapy, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, journalism, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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 6.8
 212K
21 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for ...
Style: surprise ending, exciting, suspense, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, prodigy, talented, casino, cheating, friendship, manipulations, mathematics, professor, student, youth, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston ...
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 6.5
 14K
Brad's Status (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Although Brad has a satisfying career, a sweet wife and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento, things aren't quite what he imagined during his college glory days. When he accompanies his musical prodigy son on a university tour, he ...
Plot: father son relationship, dog, old friend, midlife crisis, computer, teenage boy, gay wedding, flutist, male objectification, gay, group of friends, husband wife relationship ...
Place: harvard university
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 4.6
 806
Brain Drain 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Alfonso, pursues the girl of his life to Harvard, determined to conquer her under the same friends and outlandish plans that his brother used in Oxford. But when you least expect it appears Martha, the girl he fell in love while at school. Sequel to ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, sexy
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: university, prank, college, buddies, disorder, youth, friends, social relations, social misfits, misfit, college life, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, campus, massachusetts, harvard university
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 7.2
 77K
Dope (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, coming of age, teenage life, social relations, high school student, high school life, school, geek, unlikely friendships, mother son relationship, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, harvard university
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Green Street Hooligans (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, buddies, friendship, rivalry, lifestyle, self discovery, fist fighting, obsession, skinhead, uninhibited rivalry, social decay, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, harvard university
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 6.9
 27K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, tragic love, class differences, romance, college, terminal illness, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, hopes, unfulfillment, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: campus, harvard university
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 6.4
 22K
Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, electric chair, death row, police brutality, psychopath, neo noir, swamp, revenge, crime, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, new jersey
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 6.7
 12K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, law school, graduation, college student, self discovery, ambition, human nature, youth, father son relationship, unlikely friendships, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus, harvard university, new jersey
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 7.0
 6K
A.P. Bio (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: When Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin finds himself teaching high school in Toledo, Ohio, he tosses the syllabus and recruits his students to help enact revenge on his rival.
Plot: high school, revenge, sitcom, high school teacher, classroom, destroying property, philosopher, student, school, high school student, bully
Place: harvard university
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 7.3
 3K
The Gambler (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, gloomy, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, casino, loan, mafia, debt, professor, gangsters, college, crime, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, california
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Southside with You (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chronicles a single day in the summer of 1989 when the future president of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.
Style: romantic
Plot: ice cream, intern, meeting, poor, american history, young love, first kiss, civil rights movement, exhibition, law student, senator, reverend ...
Time: year 1961, year 1989
Place: washington d.c., united states, chicago illinois, illinois, america ...
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The Devil's Hour (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the town of Triune, a dark and Unspeakable Secret... remembers. Percy Pullman is a successful author and pastor who has become the infatuation of a killer hell bent on terror. Meanwhile, Raymond Fisk, a young local teacher, exhibits signs of ...
Style: suspense
Plot: levitation, paranormal phenomena, catholic priest, exorcism, x ray, autism, religion, supernatural power, crisis of conscience, holy water, attempted murder, torment ...
Place: harvard university
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The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 237 min.
Story: This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: swimming, greek, track and field, cycling, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, sport team, money raising, power relations, ambition, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: greece, usa, italy, athens greece, harvard university ...
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 6.3
 384
Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: captivating, uplifting, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, ship, survival, quarantine, anti semitism, d day, wartime life, confined, life is a bitch, hopes, state affairs ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, new york, naples italy, mediterranean sea, germany ...
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 6.3
 274
Admissions (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A gifted high-school student flubs her college admissions interviews for the most unexpected reasons in this independent coming-of-age drama. Cynical, world-weary Evie is more interested in taking care of her family than getting into the Ivy League ...
Style: sentimental, touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, coming of age, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, teenage life, mentally challenged, family life, youth, model train, poet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, yale university, harvard university
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 8.3
 24K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, inventions and discoveries, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, year 1981, year 1970, year 1962 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, arizona, harvard university
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 8.4
 205K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, fbi, mad scientist, scientist, special agents, investigation, paranormal activity, danger, research, top secret, experiment, creature ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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The Wrong Guy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An executive (Dave Foley) after being passed over for a promotion to president storms into his office only to find the man who got the promotion dead. Assuming everyone will think he committed the crime he takes off as a fugitive...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, based on sketch comedy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, promotion, chase, crime gone awry, farce, office, dishonesty, partners, deadly, law enforcement, disorder, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america, harvard university, cincinnati ohio, ohio ...
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Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.
Style: emotional, gloomy, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: politics, election, obsession, death, ghost, priest, politician, romance, supernatural, supernatural romance, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, canada ...
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The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where he meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did...
Style: talky, witty, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, gossip, redemption, hopes, romance, love and romance, parents and children, crimes, small town life, couples, starting over, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, long island, new york state, harvard university ...
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Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: swimming, sport, domestic violence, swimmer, dysfunctional family, athlete's life, ambition, self discovery, lifestyle, rivalry, underdog, family life ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, harvard university, sydney australia
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 5.6
 29K
The Skulls (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Luke's exultance at being selected for The Skulls (a secret society bred within the walls of a prominent Ivy League Campus) is soon overshadowed when he realises that all is 'not well in Wonderland'. For The Skulls is a breeding ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, friendship, secret society, investigation, college, social differences, society, betrayal, uncover truth, mind game, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, campus, connecticut, yale university, harvard university
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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, rape, secret, investigator, lawyer, justice, forced sex, crime, injustice, interrogation, judge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, year 1974, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, harvard university, buenos aires argentina
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Seeing Other People (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two months shy of their wedding, a couple decide to allow each other last flings until their wedding.
Style: witty, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, marriage, romance, single parent, suburbs, couples, family relations, love and romance, fall in love, suburban life, couple relations, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: harvard university, new jersey
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