First day of school movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant first day of school movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, realistic, feel good, sentimental, humorous and funny films and TV shows about / with first day of school, friendship, youth, school, teenager, classroom, family relations, coming of age, teacher and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as first day of school: Inside Out (2015), The Healing Powers of Dude (2020), Gifted (2017), Flipped (2010), Pay It Forward (2000), Armageddon Time (2022), Problem Child 2 (1991), The Truth About Jane (2000), Freedom Writers (2007), Foster (2011).

List of first day of school movies

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, friendship, first love, youth, adolescence, mental illness, suicide, teenage life, depression, shyness ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, 20th century, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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Inside Out (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: touching, inspirational, emotional, colourful, sad ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: imaginary friend, memory, creativity, disney, dream, joy, childhood, moving, parents and children, disgust, coming of age, life philosophy ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
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The Healing Powers of Dude (2020)
Genre: Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
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Story: Noah, an 11-year-old boy with social anxiety disorder, has to start middle school, he turns to a mutt named Dude, a sarcastic emotional support dog who might need Noah as much as Noah needs him.
Style: funny, humorous, touching, light, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dog, animal training, quadriplegic, teenage protagonist, sociopath, teenage boy, adaptation, shyness, animal human communication, teenager, first day of school, high school life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Gifted (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Style: touching, emotional, inspirational, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: mathematics, genius, child prodigy, childhood, girl, school, friendship, child custody, children, teacher, name calling, custody battle ...
Time: year 1998
Place: california, boston, florida
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Flipped (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
Style: touching, sweet, feel good, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, date night ...
Plot: first love, fall in love, childhood, love and romance, school, adolescence, childhood sweetheart, young love, teenage life, teenage love, neighbor, crush ...
Time: 60s, 50s, year 1963, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, michigan
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Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: touching, emotional, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, life philosophy, teachers and students, single mother, alcoholic, good deed, disfigurement, death, kindness, boy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
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Armageddon Time (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A deeply personal story about the strength of family, the complexity of friendship, and the generational pursuit of the American Dream.
Style: semi autobiographical, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: american dream, boy, grandparent grandchild relationship, high school friend, friend, family problems, social problems, dream, direction and purpose, relationships, grownups, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Problem Child 2 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Junior and his father, Ben, move from Cold River to Mortville. Junior becomes threatened by Ben's desire to date again and find a new mother for Junior, and sabotages each of his dates.
Style: humorous, splatter, disgusting, psychological, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: child, children, childhood, school, farce, bullying, prank, mischievous children, single parent, fall in love, parents and children, fight scenes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, coming out, school, lesbian sex, fall in love, high school life, youth, lesbian relationship, gay teacher, friendship, high school, lesbian couple ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, year 1993
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Monster High: New Ghoul at School (2010)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Being the new girl is totally terrifying. See what really happened during Frankie Stein's first week at Monster High!
Style: humorous, captivating
Audience: kids
Plot: cheerleading, high school, friendship, supernatural, best friends, high school life, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, love triangle, mutant, rivalry, youth ...
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Freedom Writers (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, rough, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teacher, dedicated educator, teachers and students, racism, lifestyle change, teenage life, holocaust, mentor, school, teenager, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1992, year 2006 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Foster (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Some years after their son is killed, a married couple decide to adopt a child. One day a 7-year-old boy, Eli, unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep and things take a strange turn.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, sincere, philosophical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, christmas, healing, family relations, hopes, life turned upside down, divine intervention, angel, child as adult, starting over, save the day, homeless man ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, sentimental, emotional, inspirational, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: teacher, suicide, coming of age, literature, teachers and students, poetry, mentor, philosophy, poet, youth, dedicated educator, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Style: sexy, sexual, psychological, intense, tense ...
Audience: adult
Plot: teacher, lesbian, forbidden love, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, obsession, teachers and students, adultery, older woman teenage boy sex, older woman younger man sex, older woman teenage boy relationship, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
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Where the Lilies Bloom (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A family of children decide not to tell anyone their father has died, and to live on their own in the backwoods of rural North Carolina. If the state finds out they are on their own, they will be split up and sent to live in foster homes.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere, vintage
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: youth, hillbilly, orphan, backwoods, siblings relations, family life, wilderness, friendship, dealing with death, coming of age, human spirit, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s
Place: north carolina, appalachia
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College Kickboxers (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A college freshman who trains in martial arts is beaten up at work by a racist gang. His co-worker, a Chinese cook, beats the gang up and trains the young man in Kung Fu. When a tournament is to be held, the teacher tells the student that he will ...
Plot: martial arts, tournament, racism, college roommate, college student, racial slur, kickboxing, chef, high school life, brawl, mentor, student athlete ...
Time: 90s
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Freak Show (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.
Style: social, touching, sentimental, artsy, esoteric ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: lgbt, gay, lgbt teen, high school, lgbtq, self acceptance, american football, cheerleader, transsexual, friendship, lgbtqi, teenager ...
Time: 21st century
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Grease (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, humorous, light ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, teenage love, coming of age, makeover, dancing, first love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, teenager, cheerleader, love story ...
Time: year 1959, 50s, 80s, 20th century, year 1958 ...
Place: california, australia, los angeles, usa
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Little Corey Gorey (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Abused by his older brother and step mother, a highschool student takes drastic steps to regain his independence.
Style: slasher
Plot: child abuse, evil stepmother, house party, drug dealer, fat woman, racism, heavy metal culture, female nudity, drugs, sex, beer, killing an animal ...
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The Mighty Pawns (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Inner city kids are given new direction when they are convinced to join the school chess team.
Plot: chess, education, teacher student relationship, dedicated teacher, junior high school, underdog, friend, fear, teaching, prank, african american, trophy ...
Time: 80s
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The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently cheated on married woman falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.
Style: psychological, sexy, suspenseful, tense, erotic ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: obsession, older woman younger man relationship, fatal attraction, stalking, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, psychopath, obsessive love, stalker, blackmail, seduction, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Splatter University (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A sociology instructor finds her new teaching duties at a private college interrupted by the presence of a killer.
Style: slasher, scary, enigmatic, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, college, university, murder, teacher, youth, friendship, violence, mental patient, mental institution, school, tragic event ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: xian
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Greg Heffley is headed for big things, but first he has to survive the scariest, most humiliating experience of any kid’s life – middle school! That won’t be easy, considering he’s surrounded by hairy-freckled morons, wedgie-loving bullies ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, surreal, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: middle school, childhood, teenager, child protagonist, high school, fat boy, high school life, coming of age, bullying, child, peer pressure, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: canada, guatemala, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Witching of Ben Wagner (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new family moves into town and their son, Ben, meets a mysterious girl named Regina, who is rumoured to be a witch.
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, new student, mysterious girl, magic, basketball team, lost, black cat, young love, rescue from drowning, child's point of view, grandmother, stealing money ...
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Wide Awake (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A feel-good comedy about the laughter, excitement and fun that come with being a kid! Joshua is a thoughtful 10-year-old looking for some simple answers to life's eternal questions. The problem is that no one - including his concerned parents ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, emotional, light, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, boys' school, school, self discovery, religion, life philosophy, existentialism, death in the family, society, teenage life, human spirit, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy, vatican
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Vampires Suck (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Becca, an anxious, non-vampire teen is torn between two boys. Before she can choose, Becca must get around her controlling father, who embarrasses Becca by treating her like a child. Meanwhile, Becca's friends contend with their own romantic ...
Style: parody, humorous, funny, satirical, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, prom, vampire human love, werewolf, supernatural, vampire slayer, youth, satire, true love, teenage life, disaster, mentor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil, new jersey
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Mermaid (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The fanciful tale of an introverted little girl who grows up believing she has the power to make wishes come true. She must reconcile this belief with reality when, as a young woman, she journeys to Moscow and grapples with love, modernity and ...
Style: psychological, captivating, stylized, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, solar eclipse, youth, wish come true, family relations, friendship, love and romance, fall in love, lifestyle, bittersweet, love, couples ...
Place: russia, moscow russia, black sea, ussr
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Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.
Style: feel good, fairy tale, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: school, children, mischievous children, supernatural ability, parents and children, adoption, teachers and students, dysfunctional family, young heroes, telekinesis, child protagonist, elementary school ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
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The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, China
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, feel good, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: teachers and students, martial arts, human spirit, kung fu, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, coach, underdog, coming of age, bullying, perseverance ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: china, california, new jersey, beijing china, asia ...
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Jack (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack Powell suffers from an affliction that makes him grow four times faster than normal, so the 10-year-old looks like a 40-year-old man. After years of being tutored at home, Jack convinces his overprotective parents to send him to public school. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: childhood, freak, friendship, school, fish out of water, life philosophy, coping, genetics, disease, youth, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
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