Film school movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant film school movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, captivating, serious, suspense and semi serious films and TV shows about / with film school, filmmaking, nudity (full frontal - brief), filmmaker, male nudity, sex scene, film within a film, sex, love and cigarette smoking plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as film school: The Souvenir (2019), Imago mortis (2009), I Want Candy (2007), The Freshman (1990), The Souvenir: Part II (2021), A Paris Education (2018), Spice It Up (2018), Legion of Doom (2018), Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), Oki's Movie (2010).

List of film school movies

The Souvenir (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A shy but ambitious film student falls into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man.
Style: sweet, romantic, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love, student, mother daughter relationship, filmmaker, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, destiny, hopes, society, couples, youth ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, year 1980, year 1973, year 1975 ...
Place: london, venice, england
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Imago mortis (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: They say that in 1600s, long before the invention of photography, a scientist named Fumagalli, was obsessed with the idea of reproducing images. He discovered that by killing a victim and removing his eyeballs it was possible to reproduce on paper ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, enigmatic, wild
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, supernatural, haunted by the past, ghost, crimes, mystery, amateur detective, murder, serial killer, ancient mystery, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 16th century
Place: spain
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The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Italy, Sweden, Austria, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Erik Nietzsche is an intelligent but in many ways inexperienced shy young man who is convinced that he wants to be a film director. In the late 1970s, Erik is accepted by the Danish National Film School where he enters a world of angry and unhelpful ...
Style: satirical, captivating, psychological, disturbing, humorous
Plot: filmmaker, film industry, movie business, satire, filmmaking, film producer, ambitious, relationship problems, ambition, social problems, exhibitionist, sex scene ...
Place: europe, denmark
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I Want Candy (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two hopeful lads from Leatherhead trying to break into the movies stumble upon the opportunity of a lifetime. Frustrated by their arty film teacher, wannabe producer Joe and his talented but neurotic director friend Baggy head to London to sell what ...
Style: not serious, humorous, light, sex comedy, erotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: porn, blonde, filmmaking, follow your dream, peeping tom, nothing goes right, once in a lifetime opportunity, starlet, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, hopes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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The Freshman (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an "importer" bearing a startling ...
Style: parody, funny, witty, humorous, mind bending ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gangsters, mafia, fish out of water, crimes, endangered species, stepfather stepson relationship, zoo, college, affection, godfather, corruption, filmmaking ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: vermont, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, usa
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The Souvenir: Part II (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: filmmaking, grieving, confession, couple relations, relationship problems, mystery, relationships, art, woman, mother daughter relationship, grief, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: 80s
Place: london
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A Paris Education (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Etienne comes to Paris to study filmmaking at the Sorbonne. He meets Mathias and Jean-Noël who share his passion for films. But as they spend the year studying, they have to face friendship and love challenges as well as choosing their artistic ...
Style: student film
Plot: lgbt, lgbtq, friendship between men, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, one night stand, death of friend, party, student, friendship, cheating girlfriend, breakup ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, france
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Spice It Up (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A film student struggles to complete her thesis project.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: dancing, high school, filmmaking, army, university, actress, photographer, female protagonist, beach, actor, baby, sister sister relationship ...
Time: year 2013
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Legion of Doom (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A loose mix of friends freeload through film school and beyond.
Plot: breakup, acid trip, coming of age, college, drug trip, film school
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Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in 'Urban Legends: Final Cut', the suspenseful follow up to the smash hit 'Urban Legend'. At Alpine ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, surprise ending, bloody ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, murder, college, who done it, teenage life, halloween, masked killer, college life, multiple storylines, psychopath, movie business ...
Time: 90s
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Oki's Movie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A love story between a middle aged professor, a young female student who prepares a movie and a student/filmmaker who drinks too much.
Style: captivating, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love affair, couples, hopes, filmmaking, romance, fall in love, society, student, rivalry, college professor, youth, movie business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
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Pirated Copy (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A portrait of contemporary Chinese society based on the ubiquitous illegal trade in pirated DVDs.
Style: parody, humorous, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: smuggler, chase, hardship, police officer, robbery, terminal illness, adultery, prostitute, social issues, police, love, chinese ...
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Man of Marble (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Man of Marble is a Polish film about a student making a film about a bricklayer who was once idolized. She interviews people who knew him and finds old footage that lead to an unfolding mystery that causes her producer to cancel the project.
Style: emotional, compassionate, meditative, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: politics, visceral, working class, friendship, honest, eviction, terrorist, communism, journalism, heroes, ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 50s, year 1976, 20th century
Place: poland, eastern europe, canada, japan, tokyo ...
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Life! Camera Action... (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl in pursuit of her dreams of becoming a filmmaker against all odds.
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, touching, realistic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, family relations, family reunited, cultural difference, culture clash, society, life, dream, filmmaking, director, follow your dream ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Diary for My Loves (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A continuation of "Diary for My Children," the film picks up in 1950, when Juli, the diarist, is 18 and determined to become a movie director.
Style: art house
Plot: woman, communist, politics, prison, revolution, diary, anti communist, controversy, socialism, communism, deportation, autobiography ...
Time: 50s
Place: moscow russia, budapest
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Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Baldwin’s “pseudo-pseudo-documentary” presents a factual chronicle of US intervention in Latin America in the form of the ultimate far-right conspiracy theory, combining covert action, environmental catastrophe, space aliens, cattle ...
Style: experimental, cult film
Plot: conspiracy, alien, satire, invasion, ufo, media, flying saucer, television, cia, dictator, collage, newsreel footage ...
Place: america, latin america
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Celebrity s.r.o. (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The comedy unfolds in the attractive environs of the never-ending filming of a TV series. The performance opens up with wonderful interplay of relationships, characters, situations, conflicts, big hopes and ambitious plans interwoven with a love ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship between men, fake identity, ambition, friendship, manipulative woman, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, investigation, satire, employer employee relationship, self pity, friend, restaurant ...
Place: prague, central europe
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School of Horror (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aspiring filmmaker Rocky Horror (Robert Baldassari) devises a dangerous plan to create a surefire terror hit when he lures several film school classmates to a haunted tavern, hoping to capture footage of them being attacked by a legendary monster. ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: murder, found footage, cannibal, filmmaker, tavern, blood, gore, film school
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The Callback Queen (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the cut-throat London film industry a vivacious actress chasing her big break struggles to maintain her integrity in the face of the director's advances.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: casting, love, rivalry, mentor, friendship, film producer, actress, filmmaking, agent, ambition, flirting, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland, london
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Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate.
Style: melancholic, satirical, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, university, love triangle, college, lifestyle, college life, fall in love, youth, couple relations, sexual relations, lgbtq, lgbt ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, melbourne australia, australia
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I Am a Sex Addict (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Just moments before his third wedding, Zahedi relates with utter sincerity and astonishing candor his obsession with prostitutes. He retraces his romantic and sexual history, including his ideological commitment to open relationships, that led to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Plot: sex addict, eroticism, ecstasy the drug, marriage, prostitution, addiction, obsession, prostitute, sexual relations, illegal prostitution, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, year 1984, year 1987
Place: paris france, italy, austin texas, munich germany, new york ...
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LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LSD explores the human emotions of love, sex & betrayal through very candid points of view. Told through the chaos of the camera that has invaded all our lives - through handy cams filming home movies, security cameras shooting every inch of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, experimental, avant garde, captivating ...
Plot: self destructing, voyeurism, found footage, coincidence, filmmaking, obsession, journalism, society, couples, privacy invasion, human nature, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
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Scream 2 (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: serial killer, college, serial murder, twists and turns, strong female lead, masked killer, teenager, murder, mystery killer, haunted by the past, villain, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, ohio
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Road Kill (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alex is the film student forced by his college professor to stop making Jackie Chan "homage" films and make "something from the heart" in order to graduate. Lars is the painting student and Alex's roommate who is looking for ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, offbeat
Plot: woman with a gun, bad girl, filmmaking, hitman, obsession, school, artists and showbiz, beer, roommate, murder, artist, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, miami, usa, florida, los angeles
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I Love Your Work (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fictional movie star, Gray Evans, goes through the disintegration of his marriage, his gradual mental breakdown, and his increasing obsession with a young film student who reminds Gray of his own life before becoming famous. A dark psychological ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: obsession, self defense, actor's life, rise and fall, losing-it hero, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, couples, showbiz, crumbling marriage, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: sexy, factual, psychedelic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rock and roll, music band, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, music, musician, drugs, hippie, lsd, rock, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1949, year 1965 ...
Place: california, paris france, usa, britain, new york ...
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The Divorce (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.
Style: sexy, melancholic, talky, light, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, romance, prejudice, women, justice, desire, happy ending, pregnancy, wine, sisters, art history ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, maine
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Cut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of film students set out to finish filming a movie that was never completed after its director was murdered. After they begin filming, they realize they're in for a bit of trouble, not unlike the late director...
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: murder, filmmaking, survival, supernatural power, mystery, movie business, vengeance, isolation, deadly creature, supernatural, serial killer, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, year 1988
Place: australia
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The Auteur Theory (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: At an absurdly self-indulgent student film festival, the directors of the (mostly terrible) short films start getting killed off one by one and a budding British documentary filmmaker decides to investigate.
Style: student film
Plot: critic, serial killer, murder investigation, satire, film festival, film within a film, film school
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Recycled Parts (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On friday night five young friends turning into a nightmare when the driver of their vehicle plows into a pregnant woman and a mysterious "doctor" appears out of the blue to help. Once in the doctor's "office," however, the ...
Style: suspense, serious, scary, suspenseful, student film ...
Plot: on the run, mad scientist, office, college student, doctor, organ theft, organ transplant, organ trafficking, mad doctor, car accident, danger, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
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