Middle school movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant middle school movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, captivating, feel good, light, touching and realistic films and TV shows about / with middle school, friendship, school, teenager, teenage girl, teenage life, family relations, youth, friends and coming of age plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as middle school: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), Wonder (2017), Andi Mack (2017), Jessica Darling's It List (2016), Stranger Things (2016), Dear Dumb Diary (2013), Unfabulous (2004), Spork (2010), Wandering Son (2011), Eighth Grade (2018).

List of middle school movies

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 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: humorous, entertaining, light, funny, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: middle school, high school life, childhood, peer pressure, bully, cheese, teenager, child protagonist, popularity, diary, brother brother relationship, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, guatemala, manhattan new york city, new york
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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Cambodia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quiet teenage artist Rafe Katchadorian has a wild imagination and is sick of middle school and the rules that have been put before him. Rafe and his best friend Leo have come up with a plan: break every rule in the school hand book and as you ...
Style: light, funny, humorous, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen comedy
Plot: middle school, child protagonist, school, teenager, best friends, dream, against the rules, children, romance, talent, escapades, high school life ...
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 8.0
 152K
Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Canada
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: inspirational, uplifting, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: bullying, middle school, school, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, mask, family relations, deformity, child, fight ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 2K
Andi Mack (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Andi is contemplative and artistic and sheltered by overprotective parents. But on the eve of her 13th birthday, Andi's free-spirited older sister Bex returns home with a revelation that changes everything and sends Andi on an uncharted course ...
Style: captivating, exciting, thought provoking, disturbing, touching
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: middle school, teenage girl, children, love, boy, teenage life, parents and children, coping, disney, east asian lead, best friend, problem solving ...
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Jessica Darling's It List (2016)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Jessica Darling – a smart, witty, opinionated girl heading into 7th grade – was never too concerned about where she'd fit in the middle school hierarchy. But before her first day of school, her older sister — the super popular Bethany, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous, light
Audience: teens
Plot: middle school, cheerleading, popular girl, teenage girl, teenager, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, friendship, friends, social relations, girl, school ...
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 8.7
 885K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: telekinesis, supernatural, supernatural power, super powers, monster, parallel universe, friendship, missing person, boy, teenage boy, parallel world, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century
Place: usa, soviet union, ussr, indiana
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Dear Dumb Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Based on the best selling series "Dear Dumb Diary" by Jim Benton. Follow Jamie Kelly as she navigates Mackeral Middle School with the help of her best friend Isabella, her nemesis Angeline and the boy of her dreams Hudson.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: middle school, family, youth, diary, popular girl, love and romance, school, teenage life, female protagonist, female director, overalls, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.3
 3K
Unfabulous (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Unfabulous is an American children's television series that aired on Nickelodeon. The series is about an "unfabulous" 7th Grade middle school student named Addie Singer, played by Emma Roberts. The show, which debuted in late summer ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: teenager, friendship, lifestyle, youth, teenage love, middle school, teen angst, family, best friends, popular girl, friends, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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 6.8
 1K
Spork (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A frizzy-haired, pink-cheeked outcast named Spork navigates her way through the annals of junior high.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: school, middle school, gender, coming of age, nerd, neighbor, gay parent, teenage girl, teenage life, gender bending, school bully, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.0
 283
Wandering Son (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yoshino and Shuichi are two friends, both starting at a new school, both starting puberty, and both transgender. This series follows them as they come out and find acceptance.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, psychological, captivating
Plot: coming of age, transsexual, middle school, romance, puberty, teenager, friends, high school life, school life, friendship, lgbt, society ...
Place: japan
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Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Hitori Bocchi suffers from extreme social anxiety, she's not good at talking to people, takes pretty extreme actions, is surprisingly adept at avoiding people, her legs cramp when she overexerts herself, gets full of herself when alone, will ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, humorous
Plot: middle school, slice of life, school, friendship, high school life, friend, introvert, promise, high school friend, school life, friends, lifestyle ...
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 7.4
 69K
Eighth Grade (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.
Style: light, touching, melancholic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: adolescence, teenage girl, social media, middle school, friendship, teacher, youtube, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, teen angst, classmate classmate relationship ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: new york state
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, light, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family relations, social misfits, high school life, teenage life, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, friends, family, diary, middle school, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.2
 171
Kamichu! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Kamichu! is a Japanese anime television series, strongly influenced by the Shinto religion, that follows the adventures of teenage goddess Yurie Hitotsubashi and her friends. The title is short for Kamisama de Chūgakusei. The series was created by ...
Style: seinen, light, entertaining, captivating, feel good
Plot: romance, friendship, middle school, everyday life, deity, supernatural, family life, magic, goddess, school, adventure, love ...
Place: japan
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 6.6
 1K
Po (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When David Wilson's young wife falls victim to cancer, he is left a single working dad with the sole responsibility of caring for his sixth grade son with autism. Patrick, who prefers to be called 'Po,' is a gifted but challenged ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, touching, sincere
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: autism, middle school, parent child relationship, wife, cancer, family relations, parents and children, life philosophy, friendship, family, disorder, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
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Celestial Method (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The story begins one winter day when the wish of a few girls was realized with a miracle, changing the landscape of a town. "In the skies above this town, a disc is always there."
Style: captivating, disturbing, touching
Plot: alien, supernatural, school, friendship, school life, middle school, high school life, friendship between teens, love and romance, friendship between girls, conflict between friends, boy girl friendship ...
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House of Hummingbird (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Whatever she does, Eunhee feels like an outsider. Then her new Chinese teacher turns out to be so utterly different from everybody else. A compassionate and meticulously told narrative of a seemingly regular summer that leaves nothing unchanged.
Style: touching, melancholic, psychological, sexy
Plot: relationships, middle school, personal growth, high school, female protagonist, female writer, coming of age, lgbt, adolescence, female director, female sexuality
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: south korea, korea, asia, seoul
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School of Rock (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A group of rule-abiding prep school students – Zack, Lawrence, Freddy, Summer and Tomika – learn to take risks and reach new heights thanks to substitute teacher Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck musician who uses the language of rock ‘n’ roll ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, captivating, light
Audience: teen comedy, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: middle school, rock band, school, teenager, childhood, music, children, friends, friendship, best friends, multiple storylines, teacher ...
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The Amazing World of Gumball (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Ireland, USA, Germany, Japan, France
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: The life of Gumball Watterson, a 12-year old cat who attends middle school in Elmore. Accompanied by his pet, adoptive brother, and best friend Darwin Watterson, he frequently finds himself involved in various shenanigans around the city, during ...
Style: not serious, offbeat, humorous, odd, mad ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, eccentric family, family, family life, friends, anthropomorphic animal, teenage life, social relations, cat, family relations, suburban life, youth ...
Time: 2010s
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 5.2
 947
Mr. Robinson (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Centers on a rough-edged musician Craig, who's adjusting to his new life as a music teacher in a big-city middle school where he encounters teacher politics and the temptations of single moms.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: school, workplace, teachers and students, musician's life, youth, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, teenage life, middle school, music teacher, power relations, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: On her first day attending the all-girls Nanamori Middle School in Takaoka, Toyama Akaza Akari oversleeps, to be awakened by her one-year-senior childhood friends: the level-headed Funami Yui and the often self-centered Toshinou Kyouko. Planning on ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, entertaining
Plot: slice of life, school, school club, middle school, teenage life, teenager, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, friends, teenage girl, teenage sexuality, classmate, lifestyle ...
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A Whisker Away (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Miyo "Muge" Sasaki is a peculiar second-year junior high student who has fallen in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Muge resolutely pursues Kento every day, but he takes no notice of her. Nevertheless, while carrying a secret she can ...
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, feel good, visually appealing
Plot: secret love, unrequited love, transformation, school, mask, magic, supernatural, teenager, love letter, classmate, love, animals ...
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The Baby-Sitters Club (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
TV show
Story: In this contemporary take on the beloved book series, five best friends launch a baby-sitting business that's big on fun and adventure.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: children, friend, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, teenager, friendship, family relations, female protagonist, small town, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, best friend ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut
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 5.5
 13K
Little (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A woman receives the chance to relive the life of her younger self, at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much for her to bear.
Style: light, entertaining, sincere, feel good, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: peer pressure, body swapping, body transformation, male stripper, dancing, transformation, employer employee relationship, middle school, time lapse photography, bullying, love and romance, fashion designer ...
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The Queen’s Classroom (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Drama series depicts the conflicts and struggles between a cold-hearted female teacher and her students over a one school year period.
Style: humorous, captivating
Plot: school, generation gap, teacher, instructor, middle school, teacher student relationship, school teacher, student, classroom, education
Place: korea
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan, Canada
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V is the fourth main spin-off of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. Yuya Sakaki is a student who is learning to become an entertainment duelist at the You Show Duel School. He gains access to a new power during an exhibition match against the ...
Style: 2d animation
Plot: duel, friendship, game, cartoon violence, middle school, teenage girl, anthropomorphism, monster, teenager, violence, teenage boy, creature ...
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Come Home Raquel (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Raquel, a 13 year old living in Queens, NY, struggles to make sense of her life after the deportation of her parents. Things quickly change upon the arrival of a new teacher and the return of her young uncle.
Style: touching, psychological, tense, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, uncle niece relationship, new teacher, teenager, loneliness, children, middle school, missing father, second chance, latina, coming of age, broken family ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Fresh Off the Boat (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A '90s-set single-camera comedy about a hip-hop-loving Asian kid growing up in suburban Orlando, being raised by an immigrant father obsessed with all things American and an immigrant mother often bewildered by white culture.
Style: mumblecore, humorous, not serious, sitcom, funny ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: immigrants, family relations, asian american, restaurant, parents and children, family life, suburbs, society, youth, school, brother brother relationship, middle school ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, orlando florida
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 7.9
 61K
Big Mouth (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty in this edgy comedy from real-life pals Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg.
Style: humorous, sitcom, situational comedy, not serious, sex comedy ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: puberty, teenage sexuality, teenage boy, grownups, adolescence, self discovery, character change, friendship, sex education, parents and children, teenage life, dark humor ...
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The Secret Life of Alex Mack (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Secret World of Alex Mack is an American television series that ran on Nickelodeon from October 8, 1994 to January 15, 1998, replacing Clarissa Explains It All on the SNICK line-up. It also aired on YTV in Canada and NHK in Japan, and was a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, sincere, melancholic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: superhuman powers, teenage girl, scientist, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, dishonesty, goofy hero, danger, disorder, teenage life, secret, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, arizona
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