Bullying movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant bullying movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic, intense, interesting and suspense films and TV shows about / with bullying, friendship, storytelling, mentor, vengeance, brutality, violence, revenge, dialogue and school plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Sweden and other countries.
bullying movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as bullying: Let the Right One In (2008), Submarine (2010), Wonder (2017), Insatiable (2018), Drown (2015), The Wild Life (2016), A Silent Voice (2016), Flatliners (2017), Pretty Little Liars (2010), Before I Fall (2017).

List of bullying movies

Let the Right One In (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, captivating, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, friendship, hidden identity, bully, bullying, youth, loneliness, mysterious character, deadly creature, murder, young love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
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Submarine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy, Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar ...
Style: witty, semi serious, talky, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, love and romance, bullying, adolescence, virginity, first love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, school, infidelity, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 20th century
Place: wales, england
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Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, inspirational, touching
Plot: school, middle school, family, bullying, friendship, family relations, deformity, child, halloween, fight, father son relationship, hospital ...
Place: pennsylvania, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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Insatiable (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A bullied teenager turns to beauty pageants as a way to exact her revenge, with the help of a disgraced coach who soon realizes he's in over his head.
Style: dark humor, cynical, ironic, absurd, idiotic
Plot: teenage girl, revenge, high school, bullying, beauty pageant, weight loss, classmate classmate relationship, lawyer, homeless man, fat girl, teenager, lgbt ...
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Drown (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Len is a Surf Lifesaving champion, a legend in the cloistered surf club just like his father. When the younger, faster, and fitter Phil arrives at the club, Len’s legendary status starts to crumble. Then Len sees Phil arriving in the company of ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense
Plot: swimming, drowning, gay love, lifeguard, jealousy, bullying, beach, gay, machismo, insecurity, abuse, sexual repression ...
Place: sydney australia
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The Wild Life (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can't stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, captivating, light, humorous
Plot: parrot, bullying, storm, island, desert island, talking to an animal, castaway, pirate, cat, anthropomorphism, survival, salvation ...
Time: 18th century
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A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Plot: friendship, high school, deaf, sign language, redemption, disability, coming of age, bullying, suicide attempt, deafness, mother daughter relationship, single mother ...
Place: japan
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Flatliners (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the ...
Style: surprise ending, serious, disturbing, light
Plot: medical student, death, car accident, medical experiment, guilty conscience, bullying, paranoia, guilt, paranormal, near death experience, experiment, haunted by the past ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, high school, friendship, blackmail, haunted by the past, threat, disappearance, best friends, youth, family, gossip and rumors, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Before I Fall (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.
Style: bad ending, suspense, intense, meditative, touching ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: time loop, female protagonist, redemption, teenagers, teenager, friendship, strong female character, suicide, death, bullying, saving a life, dying repeatedly ...
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The Dressmaker (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1950s Australia, beautiful, talented dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past. As she tries to reconcile with her mother, she starts to fall in love while transforming the fashion of the town.
Style: romantic, melancholic, colourful, enigmatic, baroque ...
Plot: dressmaker, mother daughter relationship, fashion, women, revenge, accused of murder, exile, betrayal, bullying, memory, name calling, accidental death ...
Time: 1950s
Place: australia, england
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Carrie (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, supernatural ability, social misfits, teenage life, high school, telekinesis, humiliation, revenge, supernatural, gory, alienation, massacre ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: obsession, vengeance, chase, objects come to life, survival, supernatural, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal, violence, classic car ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1978, year 1957 ...
Place: california, southern california
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Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, investigation, parents and children, innocence lost, youth, internet, teenage life, school, family in crisis, obsession, teenager, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Unfriended (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, vengeance, teenager, internet, violence, death, high school life, youth, skype, one night, dead teenager, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Accel World (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: A short, overweight student uses the Neuro Link, an evolution of the Nerve Gear, to escape himself from the reality. But his skills in the virtual world brings him to the attention of Kuroyukihime, a popular student who introduces him to the Brain ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, bullying, battle, school, game, misfit, lone hero, falling in love
Time: future
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Whispering Corridors (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: While investigating the school files, the frightened teacher Mrs. Park startles and calls the young teacher Eun-young Hur, telling her that the deceased Jin-ju Jang is back. The line dies and Mrs. Park is attacked and killed by a ghost. On the next ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, enigmatic, bleak, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, friendship, high school, revenge, supernatural ability, afterlife, who done it, psychic, paranormal, supernatural romance, bullying, dark past ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, asia
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In a Better World (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Style: realistic, emotional, bleak, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: friendship, bully, loneliness, bullying, father son relationship, hospital, divorce, small town, bomb, anger, teacher, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sudan, denmark, europe, africa, israel
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Bully (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, stylized, gloomy, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, gay slur, vengeance, youth, teenage life, rivalry, bully, teenager, bullying, friendship, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
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Three O'Clock High (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A high school nerd, Jerry Mitchell (Siemaszko) is assigned to write a piece for the school paper about new boy Buddy Revell (Tyson), who is rumored to be a psychopathic nutcase. When Jerry accidentally touches Buddy, he says that they must fight in ...
Style: clever, offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, bullying, bully, coming of age, college life, youth, college, high school life, disorder, nothing goes right, journalism, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
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A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: touching, fairy tale, emotional, compassionate, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, monster, imagination, childhood, family, nightmare, bullying, part animation, life & death, grandmother, truth, boy ...
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Lady in White (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, murder, small town, halloween, maniac, investigation, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, serial killer, danger, bullying ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: new york
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Straw Dogs (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife, Amy, to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: small town, rape, self defense, vengeance, machismo, home invasion, wife husband relationship, social relations, picked on, rivalry, bullying, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, california, new orleans
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Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away.
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: punishment, brutality, bullying, revenge, gang, execution, axe, countryside, disfigurement, hanging, humiliation, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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The Waterboy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, ridicule, low self esteem, social outcast, goofy hero, ambition, misfit, athlete's life, football, love and romance, family relations, underdog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, louisiana, new jersey
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Jawbreaker (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 3 of Reagan High School's most popular girls pretend to kidnap their friend by shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. Now the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, satirical, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, prom, murder, friendship, prank, popularity, accidental killing, teenager, fashion, bullying, makeover, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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The Tribe (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine, Netherlands
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Deaf mute Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for deaf-and-dumb. In this new place, he needs to find his way through the hierarchy of the school’s network dealing with crimes and prostitution, the Tribe. By taking part of several ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: abortion, prostitute, boarding school, misfit, prostitution, bullying, juvenile delinquency, sign language, deaf, mute or deaf, crime, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine
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The Wave (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, national socialism, based on true events, emotional ...
Plot: fascism, teachers and students, nazism, experiment, dictatorship, high school, teacher, suicide, dictator, anarchist, teenage life, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, bullying, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, generation gap, family problems, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, mississippi, asia, usa, mine
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The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, danger, family in danger, family relations, mysterious character, bullying, murder, halloween, brawl, arms dealer, killing spree, ex soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
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