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, interesting, intense and stylized films and TV shows about / with mentor, friendship, dialogue, storytelling, drinking, college, catastrophe, life philosophy, destiny and adaptation 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 harvard university: Good Will Hunting (1997), The Social Network (2010), The Paper Chase (1973), Soul Man (1986), Prozac Nation (2001), How High (2001), 21 (2008), Brain Drain 2 (2011), Dope (2015), Green Street Hooligans (2005).

List of movies set in harvard university

Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama
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, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, professor, human spirit, ambition, genius, teachers and students, university, doctors and patients, social differences, psychologist, harvard ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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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: realistic, talky, clever, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: computers and web, rise to the top, ambition, inventions and discoveries, programmer, social relations, ego clash, college, computer genius, obsession, corporate world, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, california, harvard university, massachusetts, new york
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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: talky, realistic, serious, captivating, clever ...
Plot: college, law student, studying, paper airplane, self discovery, chase, teachers and students, mentor protege relationship, coming of age, college life, student life, twentysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: scholarship, college life, racism, college, comedy of errors, hidden identity, interracial relations, culture clash, secret identity, social differences, university, student life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, massachusetts, usa, los angeles, campus ...
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 6.3
 16K
Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
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, cynical, clever, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: college, mental illness, university, depression, drugs/alcohol, therapy, introspection, insomnia, suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, writer's life, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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 6.3
 48K
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, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, drug abuse, buddies, youth, farce, college, drug dealing, marijuana, goofy hero, cannabis, pot, pimp ...
Time: contemporary
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 6.8
 208K
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: twists and turns, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, prodigy, casino, talented, betrayal, friendship, cheating, manipulations, professor, cons and scams, youth, desire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston ...
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 4.6
 792
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, sexy
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: university, buddies, youth, disorder, college, friends, social misfits, prank, love triangle, college life, student life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa, harvard university, campus
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 7.2
 75K
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, sentimental, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, geek, youth, social relations, teenager, high school student, high school life, gangsters, crime, adolescence, friendship ...
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, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, gang, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, friends, soccer, social relations, rivalry, obsession, lifestyle, self discovery, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, harvard university, europe
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 6.9
 26K
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, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, tragic love, college, terminal illness, trying to get pregnant, class differences, romance, cancer, graduation, loss of daughter, social differences, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, revenge, serial killer, prison, neo noir, death row, mystery, psychopath, electric chair, crime, swamp, police brutality ...
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, college student, law school, graduation, homeless, college life, bum, social relations, coming of age, human nature, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus, harvard university
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 8.4
 201K
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, serious, scary, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, special agents, investigation, fbi, paranormal activity, danger, top secret, research, scientist, crimes, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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 6.9
 5K
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, classroom, high school teacher, destroying property, bully, high school student, philosopher, school, student
Place: harvard university
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Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.
Plot: lesbian, polyamory, sexual perversion, censorship, bdsm, taboo, infidelity, sadism, teacher student relationship, college professor, polygamy, sorority ...
Time: year 1945, year 1941, year 1947, year 1940, year 1972 ...
Place: harvard university, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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 6.5
 12K
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, midlife crisis, dog, airplane, money, friend, bar, restaurant, food, eating, listening to music, classical music ...
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, casino, mafia, professor, debt, crime, gangsters, loan, neo noir, human nature, money ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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: chapel, african american woman, african american man, navy, art, car, church, sailor, frustration, education, youth, dinner ...
Time: year 1961, year 1989
Place: illinois, united states, harvard university, campus, kenya ...
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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: occult, levitation, demonic possession, religion, catholic priest, paranormal phenomena, exorcism, supernatural power, attempted murder, holy water, crisis of conscience, 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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: track and field, swimming, greek, contests and competitions, sport, sport team, ambition, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, power relations, cycling ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: greece, usa, harvard university, oxford university, paris france ...
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 6.2
 380
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: survival, ship, d day, anti semitism, holocaust, quarantine, deportation, immigrants, war, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, belgrade, wisconsin, harvard university, mediterranean sea ...
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 6.2
 271
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, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, coming of age, family life, youth, family relations, mentally challenged, human nature, family problems, bird, absent father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, harvard university, yale university
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 8.3
 23K
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, emotional, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: against the odds, human spirit, autism, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, scientist, inventions and discoveries, disability, mentally challenged, ambition, panic attack, genius ...
Time: 20th century, year 1975, year 1962, year 1981, year 1970 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, arizona, 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, not serious, witty, realistic, based on sketch comedy ...
Plot: murder, promotion, criminal heroes, comedy of errors, farce, chase, nothing goes right, crime, office, fish out of water, fugitives, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, cincinnati ohio, cleveland ohio, harvard university ...
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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, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: politics, election, obsession, death, politician, priest, ghost, romance, haunted by the past, congressman, love and romance, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: chile, usa, minneapolis minnesota, vietnam, harvard university ...
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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, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, gossip, fall in love, crimes, romance, hopes, redemption, love and romance, couples, family relations, social relations, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, long island, usa, 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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: swimming, sport, abusive father, dysfunctional family, swimmer, domestic violence, athlete's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia, harvard university
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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, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: college, murder, pizza, foot race, u.s. senator, secret society, fraternity, dining hall, pay phone, wealth, rooftop, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: connecticut, usa, campus, 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, twists and turns, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, secret, rape, crime, investigator, justice, vengeance, writing, passion, partner, suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 2000s, year 1974
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, harvard university
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