Elementary school movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant elementary school movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good, touching, light and semi serious films and TV shows about / with elementary school, youth, school, friendship, family relations, friends, childhood, teacher, teachers and students and family plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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elementary school movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as elementary school: South Park (1997), Recess (1997), Monsieur Lazhar (2011), Matilda (1996), Ladybug Ladybug (1963), Teachers (2016), The Kids from Room 402 (2000), The Simpsons (1989), Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Ducoboo (2011).

List of elementary school movies

 8.7
 337K
South Park (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Style: parody, cynical, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, elementary school, social satire, death, friends, gay slur, mischievous children, small town, vicious, buddies, killings, child swearing ...
Time: 90s, 2010s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century ...
Place: colorado, usa
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 7.8
 23K
Recess (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Recess is an American animated television series created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere and produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The series focuses on six elementary school students and their interaction with other classmates and ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, not serious, 2d animation
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: elementary school, boss, playground, school, adventure, security guard, brat, teachers and students, friendship, social relations, disorder, running ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: usa
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Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During a harsh Montréal winter, an elementary-school class is left reeling after its teacher commits suicide. Bachir Lazhar, a charismatic Algerian immigrant, steps in as the substitute teacher for the classroom of traumatized children. All the ...
Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, compassionate, thought provoking ...
Plot: elementary school, immigrants, teacher, precocious child, coping, teachers and students, society, youth, social relations, unconventional method, reach out, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec, ontario canada
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 6.9
 134K
Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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: humorous, feel good, touching, fairy tale, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: school, telekinesis, eccentric family, young heroes, child abuse, adventure, supernatural ability, parents and children, little girl, teachers and students, mischievous children, child prodigy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Ladybug Ladybug (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Staff and students at a rural school react to a warning of an imminent nuclear attack, not knowing whether it is real or mistaken.
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: elementary school, school, countryside, nuclear threat, panic, bomb shelter, cold war, anti war, youth, society, life is a bitch, dilemma ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
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 6.5
 3K
Teachers (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Written by and starring acclaimed comedy troupe The Katydids, Teachers shows their hilariously warped perspective as six elementary school teachers trying to mold young minds, even though their own lives aren’t really together.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light, touching
Plot: elementary school, school, teacher, workplace situations, teachers and students, youth, social relations, workplace, school teacher, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Kids from Room 402 (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The Kids from Room 402 is a television program that originally aired on Fox Family in the USA starting in 1999, previously aired on Teletoon, and currently airs in the UK. The show is focused primarily on the students from Room 402, as the title ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, non-linear, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: elementary school, mischievous children, teachers and students, friendship, social relations, high school life, school life, childhood, youth, power relations, newcomer, troublemaker ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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 8.6
 372K
The Simpsons (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, parody, odd ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: dark humor, siblings relations, family relations, social satire, parents and children, eccentric family, small town, satire, mischievous children, goofy hero, society, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: usa
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 7.0
 38K
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: optimism, friendship, looking for love, elementary school, social worker, homeless, female friendship, love and romance, goodhearted, hopes, selflessness, stranger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, miami
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 4.6
 882
Ducoboo (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ducoboo is a very inventive dunce and joker, he is very resourceful at finding new ways to copy from his neighbor, to cheat or to defy the teacher's authority.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, realistic
Audience: kids
Plot: mischievous children, elementary school, friendship, lifestyle, rebellion, dedicated educator, young heroes, buddies, misfit, hardcase students, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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 7.7
 84K
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, sentimental, feel good, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: first love, fall in love, teenage love, love and romance, teenage life, teenage boy, school, teen romance, adolescence, childhood sweetheart, childhood, neighbor ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s, contemporary ...
Place: usa, michigan
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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: self esteem, spelling bee, elementary school, rivalry, family relations, african american, human nature, human spirit, hopes, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
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An Invisible Sign (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mona Gray is a 20-year-old loner who, as a child, turned to math for salvation after her father became ill. As an adult, Mona now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: mathematics, elementary school, teachers and students, emotionless, power relations, prodigy, family problems, lifestyle, coming of age, family in crisis, scientist, mother daughter relationship ...
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 6.4
 134K
Billy Madison (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: graduation, elementary school, rivalry, school, inheritance, irresponsible, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, misfit, goofy hero, fall in love, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
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 5.7
 24K
Cooties (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.
Style: scary, not serious, humorous, bloody, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dark humor, gory, survival, zombie, zombie apocalypse, teacher, school, virus, supernatural, danger, deadly, small town ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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Recess: School's Out (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Recess: School's Out is a 2001 animated film based on the Disney television series Recess. This film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and was released theatrically nationwide on February 16, 2001.It's the most exciting time of year at ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: school, summer camp, elementary school, friendship, adventure, family, troublemaker, friends, mischievous children, danger, buddies, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
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Bloody Birthday (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1970, three children are born at the height of a total eclipse. Due to the sun and moon blocking Saturn, which controls emotions, they have become heartless killers ten years later, and are able to escape detection because of their youthful and ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, psychological, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, solar eclipse, elementary school, birthday, children, family life, crime, crimes, supernatural, teenage life, violence spree, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1970, 70s
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 7.6
 31K
Hey Arnold! (1996)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The daily life of Arnold--a fourth-grader with a wild imagination, street smarts and a head shaped like a football.
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family, adventure, youth, grandparent and grandchild, everyday life, mischievous children, elementary school, boy, friends, best friends, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.1
 649
Snowmen (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young friends find adventure and purpose in their attempts to set a Guinness World Record. Set in a wintry mountain town, the unpopular trio pursues fame through a series of schemes and stunts that eventually imperil their own lives. Along the ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, human spirit, terminal illness, elementary school, youth, ambition, desire for fame, family, against the odds, life is a bitch, social relations, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.1
 4K
Mr. Pip (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. In 1991, a war over a copper ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teachers and students, wartime life, elementary school, island, political unrest, state affairs, power relations, friends, civil war, social relations, war, school ...
Place: papua new guinea, asia, indonesia
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Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: When a powerful developer named Mr. Scheck wants to knock down all the stores and houses in Arnold's neighborhood to build a huge "mall-plex", it looks likes the neighborhood is doomed to disappear. But with the help of a superhero ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet, parody ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, family, mischievous children, buddies, friends, friendship, orphan, escapades, disorder, elementary school, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
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 7.0
 643
11 Flowers (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: China, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story set during China's Cultural Revolution. 11 year old Wang Han finds himself entangled with a fugative and struggles to understand the adult world.
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, disorder, elementary school, danger, mischievous children, parents and children, kids in trouble, youth, law enforcement, father son relationship, friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: china, asia
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The Chaperone (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ex-con on the run from his criminal past, hides out from those he ratted on by chaperoning a field trip to New Orleans.
Style: humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: going straight, nothing goes right, on the run, crime gone awry, family relations, chase, disorder, parents and children, hopes, redemption, heroes, job seeking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: chess, school, youth, misfit, ambition, life is a bitch, hardcase students, human spirit, against the odds, high school life, juvenile delinquency, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bronx new york city
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 7.4
 8K
About a Boy (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Will Freeman lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, lifestyle change, single parent, dysfunctional family, friendship, dating, family problems, character change, irresponsible, odd couple, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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A Cookie Cutter Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two longtime rivals and elementary school teachers duke it out during the holidays in a Christmas cookie bake-off, but their real feud ignites over a shared interest in a handsome single dad. With both determined to win the prize and the romance, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, romance, family, rivalry, contests and competitions, teachers and students, elementary school, christmas eve, christmas season, christmas movie, uninhibited rivalry, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.2
 1K
Stella (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1977. Stella entre en sixième, dans un grand lycée parisien. Stella entre dans le monde... Un nouveau monde, à l'opposé de celui qu'elle connaît. Presque un miracle. Elle, elle vit dans un café, un café d'ouvrier, à la ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: coming of age, working class, friendship, teachers and students, parents and children, school, disorder, power relations, elementary school, misfit, mischievous children, streetwise ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 7.6
 4K
Valentin (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Valentin, a 9-year-old boy living with his grandmother in late-1960s Buenos Aires, believes his family has problems that only he can solve. The youngster dreams of being reunited with his mother, who's separated from Valentin's abusive ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, sweet, lyrical ...
Plot: friendship, astronaut, dysfunctional family, parents and children, misfit, family problems, elementary school, unfulfillment, loneliness, little boy, family relations, secret life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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 5.8
 108
Hier is Lola! (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old girl who has just moved with her parents to Hamburg, Germany, is desperate for finding a best friend.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: racial slur, single mother, friendship, family, family relations, parents and children, elementary school, youth, little girl, working mom, rock star, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, hamburg germany
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
Genre: Animation, 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, bully, peer pressure, cheese, teenager, child protagonist, popularity, diary, brother brother relationship, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, guatemala, new york, manhattan new york city
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