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, twists and turns, intense, clever and dramatic films and TV shows about / with dialogue, mentor, friendship, storytelling, college, drinking, adaptation, catastrophe, corruption and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy 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), The Paper Chase (1973), Prozac Nation (2001), How High (2001), Brad's Status (2017), Love Story (1970), Soul Man (1986), 21 (2008), Southside with You (2016).

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, intellectual, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: rise to the top, computers and web, programmer, computer genius, hacker, ambition, social relations, businessman, creator, ego clash, hacking, social network ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
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: philosophical, psychological, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, university, life philosophy, professor, existentialism, philosophy, ambition, dedicated educator, human spirit, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, harvard university, usa
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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: feel good, captivating, uplifting, serious, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: college, law student, youth, student life, college life, hopes, contests and competitions, human nature, instructor, self discovery, fall in love, male friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, usa, boston, california
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 6.3
 17K
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, disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, college, introspection, university, therapy, youth, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, obsession, journalism, writers ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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 6.3
 52K
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, feel good, not serious, cult film, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, stoners, drug abuse, youth, buddies, drug dealing, college, goofy hero, farce, drug use, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, boston
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 6.5
 15K
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 ...
Style: humorous, captivating, thought provoking, light
Plot: old friend, father son relationship, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship, group of friends, musician, violinist, jealousy, concert, wealth, college professor, money ...
Place: harvard university, boston
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 6.9
 29K
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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, college, class differences, love, terminal illness, hopes, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, new york, boston, paris france
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 5.3
 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: feel good, humorous, controversial, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: racism, switching roles, interracial relations, satire, college life, scholarship, culture clash, society, social differences, fish out of water, hidden identity, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, harvard university, usa, los angeles, hawaii ...
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 6.8
 225K
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, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gambling, casino, prodigy, cheating, talented, friendship, mathematics, professor, student, manipulation, manipulations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, boston, massachusetts, harvard university
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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, light, sincere, sentimental
Plot: wooing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, civil rights movement, social issues, one day, african american, politics, lawyer, african american protagonist, art exhibition, driving ...
Time: year 1989, 80s, year 1961
Place: harvard university, usa, america, united states, kenya ...
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 4.6
 875
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, sexy, not serious, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: university, love and romance, love triangle, silly humor, youth, college life, college, prank, social misfits, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief), social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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 7.2
 80K
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, coming of age, teenage life, social relations, high school student, high school life, school, hip hop, geek, unlikely friendships, mother son relationship, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2015
Place: california, los angeles, usa, harvard university
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Green Street Hooligans (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport, War
Country: UK, USA
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, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, gang, friendship, buddies, self discovery, rivalry, obsession, lifestyle, fist fighting, student, skinhead, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, harvard university
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 6.4
 24K
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, twists and turns, psychological, rough, mind bending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, psychopath, police brutality, electric chair, death row, mystery, crimes, crime, fighting the system, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, miami, everglades ...
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 6.7
 13K
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, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, college, law school, homeless, graduation, unlikely friendships, college student, self discovery, human nature, ambition, youth, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, harvard university, new jersey
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 7.2
 4K
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, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, casino, debt, bookies, gambling debt, crime, crimes, money, hopes, gangsters, loan ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, harvard university, california
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, scary
Plot: exorcism, supernatural power, catholic priest, paranormal phenomena, religion, crisis of conscience, occult, x ray, autism, desperation, 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: greek, swimming, olympics, track and field, power relations, sport team, contests and competitions, hopes, human spirit, sport, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: greece, usa, pittsburgh, athens greece, italy ...
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 6.3
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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: emotional, sincere, uplifting, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, rescue, deportation, anti semitism, immigrants, idealism, fighting the system, heroic mission, human spirit, wartime life, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, new york, naples italy, mediterranean sea, harvard university ...
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 5.9
 305
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: realistic, gloomy, sentimental, contemplative, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, family life, mentally challenged, family problems, parents and children, mental retardation, sister sister relationship, ghost writer, bittersweet, teenage life, siblings relations, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, harvard university, yale university
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 8.3
 27K
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, inspirational, sincere, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged, genius ...
Time: 20th century, year 1962, year 1975, year 1951, 50s ...
Place: new hampshire, boston, usa, arizona, harvard university
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 8.4
 215K
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, mad scientist, scientist, special agents, fbi, investigation, creature, paranormal activity, experiment, alternate dimension, danger, top secret ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
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, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: murder, promotion, chase, crime gone awry, farce, hysteria, office, disorder, partners, law enforcement, master criminal, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america, harvard university, new york, cincinnati 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, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: politics, election, obsession, death, ghost, politician, romance, state affairs, haunted by the past, supernatural, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, chile, 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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: small town, gossip, auto mechanic, ex convict, redemption, sexual content, couples, small town life, family relations, social relations, opposites attract, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
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, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: swimming, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, follow your dream, rivalry, sport, parents and children, contests and competitions ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia, harvard university, melbourne australia
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 5.6
 31K
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, girls' night
Plot: secret society, murder, friendship, investigation, college, society, social differences, betrayal, mind game, uncover truth, manipulation, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: connecticut, usa, 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: suspense, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, rape, secret, investigator, justice, haunted by the past, search, suspect, police, evidence, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s, year 1974
Place: argentina, latin america, harvard university, buenos aires argentina, south america
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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: humorous, semi serious, touching, sexy, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, wedding, adultery, love and romance, couple relations, romance, couples, family relations, sex, fiance fiancee relationship, friendship, marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: harvard university, new jersey
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 6.9
 22K
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, serious, thought provoking, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: anti semitism, high school, friendship, coming of age, football, boarding school life, preparatory school, working class, teenage life, society, youth, cheating ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, israel, boston
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