Boarding school movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant boarding school movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, visually appealing, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films and TV shows about / with boarding school, youth, school, boarding school life, friendship, coming of age, teacher, friends, mentor and childhood plots mostly in Drama, Family and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as boarding school: Wild Child (2008), St. Trinian's (2007), House of Anubis (2011), The Chorus (2004), Flirting (1991), Never Let Me Go (2010), All I Wanna Do (1998), A Little Princess (1995), The Boarding School (2007), Rebelde Way (2002).

List of boarding school movies

Wild Child (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rebellious 16 year old Poppy from Mailibu is sent to an English boarding school. Realising her Father isn't coming back to rescue her she tries to get expelled.
Style: feel good, sweet, semi serious, ridiculous, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, teenager, girls' boarding school, teenage life, school, friendship, teenage girl, boarding school life, popularity, rich kid, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, malibu california, europe, california, london ...
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St. Trinian's (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When their beloved school is threatened with closure should the powers that be fail to raise the proper funds, the girls scheme to steal a priceless painting and use the profits to pull St. Trinian's out of the red.
Style: witty, humorous, funny, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: boarding school, school, boarding school life, family relations, adolescence, rivalry, youth, teachers and students, teenage life, friendship, cons and scams, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, london
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House of Anubis (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and Belgium. The series was created by Hans Bourlon and Gert ...
Style: light, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, young heroes, friends, school, youth, investigation, riddles and clues, teenage life, disappearance, high school, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
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The Chorus (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, boarding school, childhood, music, boarding school life, orphan, musician, boss, friendship, singer, changing lives ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, england
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, friendship, school, witch, contests and competitions, boarding school, supernatural ability, magic, curses spells and rituals, dragon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1994, year 1995 ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, boarding school life, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: australia, kenya, uganda, africa, paris france
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Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for ...
Style: psychological, sad, contemplative, melancholic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: distopia, childhood, cloning, boarding school, existentialism, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, love triangle, life is a bitch, alternate reality, dishonesty ...
Time: year 1978, 70s, 90s, 80s, year 1994 ...
Place: england, europe
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All I Wanna Do (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If there's one thing this wild group of friends at an all-girls high school has learned, it's how to get what they want! So when word leaks out that their school is about to merge with an all-boys academy, some of the students strike ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, school, battle of the sexes, coming of age, friendship between girls, teenage life, teenage love, buddies, gender, rebelliousness, teachers and students, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: new york state, tokyo, new jersey
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A Little Princess (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: little girl, boarding school, orphan, princess, servant, reunion, fantasy life, rescue, french, private school, rich poor, presumed dead ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: new york, india, usa, london, england
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.
Style: exciting, gothic, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, time travel, imaginary, children, dark fantasy, monster, time loop, beautiful scenery, boarding school, supernatural power, adventure ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s, year 2016
Place: england, wales, florida, europe
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The Boarding School (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: El Internado Laguna Negra was a Spanish television drama-thriller focusing on the students of a fictional boarding school in a forest, where teenagers are sent by their parents to study. The boarding school is situated in a forest far from the city, ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: experiment, boarding school, murder mystery, dealing with death, siblings relations, family relations, mystery, teenager, alzheimer's disease, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dungeon, secret room ...
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, touching, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, chosen one, good versus evil, school, witch, magic, supernatural ability, magical, curses spells and rituals, wizards ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, year 1992 ...
Place: england, europe
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Rebelde Way (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rebelde Way is a Martín Fierro Award—nominated Argentine soap opera created and produced by Cris Morena. It originally aired from 26 May 2002 to 18 December 2003. The series was broadcast in many countries worldwide, including Peru, Germany, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school life, teachers and students, boarding school, teenage love, friends, friendship, boarding school life, teenage life, love and romance, youth, music band, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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Cracks (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, asthma, lesbian relationship, school, girls' boarding school, teachers and students, lesbian interest, asthma attack, underage drinking, mental illness, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1934
Place: england, europe, spain
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Boarding School (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When troubled 12-year-old Jacob Felsen is sent away to boarding school, he enters every kid’s worst nightmare: a creepy old mansion, deserted except for six other teenage misfits and two menacing and mysterious teachers. As events become ...
Style: suspense, rough, harsh, scary, emotional
Plot: corporal punishment, boarding school, stepfather, little boy, child abuse, child, stepfather stepson relationship, boarding school life, life is a bitch, brutality, betrayal, moral ambiguity ...
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Tower Prep (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ian Archer wakes up one morning to find himself at a mysterious academy for teens with special abilities. Unable to find answers to his questions from the school’s faculty and cut off from any kind of outside contact or means of escape, Ian forms ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, supernatural ability, high school hunk, mystery, youth, supernatural, investigation, social relations, isolation, teenager, suspicion, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.
Style: talky, humorous, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, school, girls' school, fascism, innocence lost, teacher, school dance, weirdo, coming of age, dedicated educator, hopes, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: scotland, europe, italy, britain, edinburgh scotland ...
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Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: nazi germany, nazi, friendship, anti semitism, pow, boarding school, against humanity, boarding school life, youth, family relations, boxing, german ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, moscow russia, cape town south africa ...
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The Moth Diaries (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA, Ireland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: vampire, boarding school, boarding school life, supernatural, mysterious character, friends, social relations, youth, danger, obsession, female friendship, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, stylized, twists and turns, fairy tale, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, magic, wizards and magicians, magical, wizards, chosen one, boarding school life, supernatural ability, magic wand, curses spells and rituals, giant, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Down a Dark Hall (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Kit, a troubled girl, is sent to the exclusive Blackwood boarding school, where she discovers that only other four female students have been admitted to learn the four pillars of knowledge under the ominous wing of the mysterious headmistress Madame ...
Style: psychological thriller, rough, bleak, suspenseful, scary
Plot: private school, boarding school, haunted house, troubled teen, possessed, schoolgirl, black magic, hearing voices, talent, trance, ghost, mystery ...
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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, intellectual, uplifting, sentimental, motivational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, teacher, literature, poetry, dedicated educator, poet, philosophy, student, professor, suicide, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zip and Zap, two mischievous twins, were placed in the Esperanza, a school where the games are prohibited. There will found the Club of Marble, child resistance to challenge the authority of adults. Thanks to her intelligence, her courage and her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: boarding school, secret movement, treasure hunt, friendship, courage, teenage life, adventure, mischievous children, family relations, siblings relations, friends, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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The Private School (2011)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: in this TV series there is a school and in that school have been many secrets, students from this school find out that a teacher has gone missing so they start to look for him this then leads into a long journey which gets into a difficult situation ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: private school, adventure, friendship, youth, investigation, high school, danger, boarding school, rivalry, fall in love, school, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: suspenseful, scary, twist ending, psychological, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, ghosts, boarding school life, afterlife, boarding school, investigation, fear, haunted by the past, gothic horror, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, post world war one
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, scenic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chosen one, wizards and magicians, young heroes, magical, magic, wizards, supernatural ability, witch, magic wand, journey, bravery, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 1997, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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The Flying Classroom (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A boy who was once a perpetual outcast finds friends in a new boarding school, united with his new peers gets involved in a heated rivalry with a group of students from a neighboring school.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: boarding school, friendship, fight, mischievous children, youth, disorder, teachers and students, theatre play, school play, male bonding, male friendship, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Boys Love 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Aoi, a young teacher with striking good looks, has just learned that his newest student Sora is the alluring teen prostitute he once hired. Here the nightmare begins. As the walls of the prestigious academy become a percolating hotbed of sexual ...
Style: psychological, realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: high school, boarding school, gay, teacher student relationship, private school, teachers and students, student life, teenage life, school, love and romance, couples, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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This Special Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit-run school.
Style: sexual, touching, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay teenager, boarding school, sexual abuse, school, gays and lesbians, youth, coming out, friendship, pedophilia, clergy, teenage life, high school ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and ...
Style: touching, motivational, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: teachers and students, childhood, dedicated educator, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, dyslexia, young heroes, school, teacher, boarding school, optimism, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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