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 visually appealing, serious, melancholic, humorous, weird and stylized films and TV shows about / with boarding school, youth, school, friendship, boarding school life, coming of age, mentor, teenager, teacher and childhood plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as boarding school: Wild Child (2008), The Chorus (2004), St. Trinian's (2007), House of Anubis (2011), Flirting (1991), Never Let Me Go (2010), Tower Prep (2010), The Boarding School (2007), All I Wanna Do (1998), A Little Princess (1995).

List of boarding school movies

Wild Child (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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, ridiculous, light, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, boarding school life, teenage life, girls' boarding school, teenager, school, friendship, teenage girl, popularity, girls' school, youth, spoiled brat ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, malibu california, europe, california, london ...
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The Chorus (2004)
Genre: Comedy, 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: boarding school, teachers and students, teacher, childhood, boarding school life, music, musician, orphan, boss, friendship, singer, choir ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, england
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St. Trinian's (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 97 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, teachers and students, family relations, adolescence, boarding school life, rivalry, youth, 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, Horror, 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: suspenseful, light, semi serious, humorous, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: boarding school, boarding school life, school, young heroes, friends, disappearance, teenage life, high school, investigation, youth, adventure, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
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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, twists and turns, atmospheric, fairy tale, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, friendship, boarding school, school, contests and competitions, magic, witch, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, dragon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1995, year 1994
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: touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, teenage life, teenage love, self discovery, school, romance, forbidden love, opposites attract ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: australia, paris france, kenya, africa, uganda
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Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, melancholic, sad, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: distopia, existentialism, boarding school, childhood, cloning, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, transplant, life is a bitch, alternate reality, couples ...
Time: year 1994, 90s, 80s, 70s, year 1985 ...
Place: england, europe
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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: dark fantasy, exciting, gothic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: fantasy world, time travel, magic, supernatural power, orphan, boarding school, time loop, children, adventure, beautiful scenery, monster, children's home ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s, year 2016
Place: england, wales, florida, europe
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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, heroic, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, high school hunk, mystery, supernatural ability, youth, teenager, investigation, isolation, suspicion, supernatural, supernatural power, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, experiment, murder mystery, teenager, mystery, dealing with death, family relations, siblings relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death of friend, dungeon, secret room ...
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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, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 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, imagination, rescue, private school, presumed dead, attic, fantasy life, school ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: new york, india, usa, london, england
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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, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teachers and students, literature, boarding school life, teacher, poetry, coming of age, poet, suicide, philosophy, dedicated educator, student, boarding school ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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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, stylized, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: older woman younger woman relationship, boarding school life, asthma, boarding school, girls' boarding school, lesbian relationship, mental illness, school, teacher student relationship, teachers and students, underage drinking, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: england, europe, spain
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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: dark fantasy, exciting, stylized, twists and turns, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, magic, magical, wizards and magicians, wizards, chosen one, harry potter, boarding school life, fantasy world, supernatural ability, creature, magic wand ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1992, year 1993
Place: england, europe, london
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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, emotional, scary
Plot: corporal punishment, boarding school, stepfather, child, little boy, child abuse, stepfather stepson relationship, boarding school life, life is a bitch, violence, brutality, betrayal ...
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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, fantasy world, wizards and magicians, chosen one, magic, school, supernatural ability, magical, witch, good versus evil, wizards, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1991, year 1981 ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Rebelde Way (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, boarding school life, friends, teenage love, teenage life, boarding school, friendship, teachers and students, love and romance, youth, music, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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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, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, school, girls' school, fascism, innocence lost, coming of age, teacher, love triangle, weirdo, nudity (full frontal - brief), power relations, social relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, britain, edinburgh scotland, italy ...
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Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 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, sincere, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: nazi germany, nazi, friendship, anti semitism, pow, boarding school, against humanity, military school, youth, boarding school life, family relations, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, washington d.c., cape town south africa ...
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Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
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, family outing, teens
Plot: boarding school, secret movement, treasure hunt, friendship, courage, mischievous children, adventure, teenage life, family, young heroes, youth, twins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, magic, magical, chosen one, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, young heroes, prophecy, best friends, school, boarding school life, wizards ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1994, year 1995, year 1996 ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
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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, supernatural, mysterious character, friends, youth, social relations, obsession, haunted by the past, boarding school life, roommate, newcomer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
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Down a Dark Hall (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, scary, psychological thriller
Plot: haunted house, private school, boarding school, troubled teen, possessed, schoolgirl, trance, black magic, talent, hearing voices, ghost, mystery ...
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Bad Education (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: captivating, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, child abuse, transvestism, male nudity, boarding school, first love, teacher, gay, priest, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 60s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
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: dark fantasy, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magic, chosen one, wizards and magicians, magical, young heroes, wizards, supernatural ability, harry potter, magic wand, witch, bravery, boarding school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, 90s, year 1998
Place: england, europe, london
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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, high school, adventure, friendship, youth, investigation, school, boarding school, fall in love, rivalry, family problems, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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Level 16 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The teenage girls of Vestalis Academy are meticulously trained in the art of being “clean girls,” practicing the virtues of perfect femininity. But what exactly are they being trained for? Vivien intends to find out.
Style: brutal, mysterious, melancholic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: discipline, imprisonment, boarding school, dark secret, distopia, women's prison, girls' boarding school, deception, female protagonist, vaccine, punishment, betrayal ...
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Young Royals (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Prince Wilhelm adjusts to life at his prestigious new boarding school, Hillerska, but following his heart proves more challenging than anticipated.
Style: captivating, disturbing, romantic, psychological
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay, lgbt, school, gay lead character, royal family, coming of age, love story, teenage life, coming out, life, teenager, rich kid ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Innocence (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: boarding school, society, mystery, school, childhood, boarding school life, friendship between girls, coming of age, teenage life, ballet, adulthood, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
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