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 realistic, semi serious, serious, humorous, melancholic and sexy films and TV shows about / with boarding school, school, youth, boarding school life, friendship, teacher, coming of age, mentor, teenage life and childhood plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.

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TOP 10 movies tagged as boarding school: Wild Child (2008), Flirting (1991), The Chorus (2004), St. Trinian's (2007), Before the Fall (2004), House of Anubis (2011), Rebelde Way (2002), The Private School (2011), Cracks (2009), The Boarding School (2007).
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The Chorus (2004)
Drama, Music
France, Switzerland, Germany
97 min.
Before the Fall (2004)
Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
117 min.
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Boarding School (2018)
Horror, Mystery
111 min.
Down a Dark Hall (2018)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Spain, USA
96 min.

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, humorous, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, boarding school, school, teenage life, boarding school life, teenage love, prank, teenager, fish out of water, love and romance, girls' boarding school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california, 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, serious, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, coming-of-age, school, love, friendship, loss of virginity, self discovery, romance, social misfits, opposites attract, teenage crush ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: australia, uganda, kenya, africa, paris france
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, music, teachers and students, teacher, friendship, singer, childhood, musician, children, rebellion, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, england
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St. Trinian's (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 100 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, semi serious, sexy, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: school, boarding school, family relations, teachers and students, high school, boarding school life, high school life, teenage life, youth, rivalry, friends, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
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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: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, boarding school, boarding school life, german, anti semitism, pow, youth, family relations, against humanity, society, coming of age, nazi germany ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, washington d.c., cape town south africa, ukraine ...
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House of Anubis (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 15 min.
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, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: boarding school life, amateur detective, boarding school, school, investigation, young heroes, disappearance, riddles and clues, friends, teenage life, suspicion, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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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, touching, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: witch, school, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, chosen one, friendship, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, family, best friends, adventure, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1991, 1990s
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: gothic, exciting, twists and turns, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chosen one, school, friendship, wizards and magicians, witch, boarding school life, supernatural ability, boarding school, magical, curses spells and rituals, family, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1995, year 1994
Place: england, europe, london
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Rebelde Way (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, teenage love, boarding school life, teenage life, boarding school, friendship, love and romance, teachers and students, friends, artists and showbiz, high school, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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The Private School (2011)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
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, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: youth, friendship, adventure, fall in love, investigation, rivalry, danger, family problems, secret, boarding school, school, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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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, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, boarding school life, school, teachers and students, teacher, asthma attack, storytelling, aristocrat, uniform, underage drinking, nightmare, missing child ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, spain
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The Boarding School (2007)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
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: exciting, tense, enigmatic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, experiment, teenager, little girl, mystery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret room, teacher student relationship, murder mystery, nazis, dealing with death, death of friend ...
Place: dungeon
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All I Wanna Do (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, high school, school, battle of the sexes, buddies, gays and lesbians, innocence lost, parents and children, sexual relations, teachers and students, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: new york state, tokyo, new jersey
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: boarding school, school, fascism, teacher, innocence lost, spanish civil war, school dance, dedicated educator, against the rules, coming of age, love affair, teachers and students ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, new jersey, spain ...
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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, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: sexual abuse, boarding school, coming out, school, clergy, gays and lesbians, teenage life, friendship, youth, teenage love, coming of age, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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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, serious, captivating, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: teachers and students, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, boarding school, optimism, teenage life, boarding school life, dedicated educator, friendship, teacher, loneliness, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Belgium
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, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, time travel, orphan, riddles and clues, imaginary, boarding school life, destiny, boarding school, transformation, youth, island, monster ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: england, florida, wales, europe
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: boarding school, servant, attic, imagination, friendship, british, school, orphan, rich poor, little girl, fantasy life, schoolgirl ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: india, new york, usa, london, england
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The Tribe (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine, Netherlands
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Deaf mute Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for deaf-and-dumb. In this new place, he needs to find his way through the hierarchy of the school’s network dealing with crimes and prostitution, the Tribe. By taking part of several ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, abortion, boarding school, prostitution, mute or deaf, bullying, deaf, sign language, juvenile delinquency, adolescence, gang, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine
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Tanner Hall (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming of age stories of four teen-age girls.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, boarding school life, coming of age, innocence lost, school, teenage life, youth, social relations, teachers and students, power relations, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
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, serious, gloomy, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Plot: cloning, boarding school, friendship, love and romance, true love, life is a bitch, love triangle, dishonesty, couples, childhood, existentialism, jealousy ...
Time: year 1994, 1990s, year 1978, year 1985
Place: england, europe
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The Devil's Playground (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural feelings are deemed unnatural acts and human lives are controlled in the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, boarding school, school, catholic school, celibacy, college, clergy, discipline, gays and lesbians, teachers and students, boarding school life, college life ...
Time: 70s, 1950s
Place: melbourne, australia
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: boarding school, friendship, fight, school, teachers and students, hiding place, falling in love, thief, theatre play, boarding school life, family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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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: sexual, semi serious, sexy, realistic, psychological
Plot: high school, boarding school, prostitute, private school, prostitution, blackmail, jealousy, obsession, gays and lesbians, college, teacher student relationship, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After seven years in boarding school, Morgan Stewart is finally coming home. He discovers it's not the same happy home it used to be....
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, campaign, school, self discovery, parents and children, homecoming, teenage life, family life, youth, family relations, mischievous children, on the run ...
Time: 80s
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The Facts of Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Facts of Life is an American sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it the longest running sitcom of the 1980's. A spin-off of the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: sitcom, boarding school, boarding school life, friendship, best friends, teenage life, coming of age, youth, friends, abortion, lifestyle, bad girl ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york
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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: scary, suspenseful, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, investigation, teacher, countryside, boarding school life, haunted by the past, boarding school, fear, estate, uncover truth, afterlife ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: england, europe, london
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Dutch (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from a prep school....only to learn that her son's not the nicest kid.
Style: road movie, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: boarding school, prank, homeless shelter, holiday, thanksgiving, buddies, mischievous children, reluctant partners, parents and children, culture clash, social differences, boarding school life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, london
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She's the Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Viola Johnson is in a real jam. Complications threaten her scheme to pose as her twin brother, Sebastian, and take his place at a new boarding school. She falls in love with her handsome roommate, Duke, who loves beautiful Olivia, who has fallen for ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, cross dressing, hidden identity, twins, tomboy, sport, high school, contests and competitions, love and romance, soccer, gender bending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, campus, london, new jersey
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Zoey 101 (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Zoey 101 is an American television series which originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 9, 2005 until May 2, 2008. It focuses on the lives of teenager Zoey Brooks and her friends as they attend Pacific Coast Academy, a fictional boarding school ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: boarding school, battle of the sexes, school, sitcom, boarding school life, family, teenager, teenage life, youth, best friends, teachers and students, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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