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, serious, melancholic, humorous, semi serious and light films and TV shows about / with boarding school, youth, school, boarding school life, friendship, coming of age, teacher, mentor, teenage life and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Family and Romance 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), The Chorus (2004), Flirting (1991), Cracks (2009), The Private School (2011), Before the Fall (2004), The Boarding School (2007), Never Let Me Go (2010), House of Anubis (2011).

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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, school, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, boarding school life, teenager, teenage girl, prank, love and romance, fish out of water, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california, london, canada
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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, funny, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, school, family relations, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, rivalry, friendship, boarding school life, culture clash, transformation, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, london
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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, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: boarding school, boarding school life, music, teachers and students, teacher, friendship, singer, musician, friends, children, changing lives, abuse ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, england
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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, kids
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, paris france, uganda, kenya, africa
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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: serious, realistic, suspense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, school, teachers and students, mental illness, coming of age, lesbian relationship, teenage life, power relations, obsession, teenage crush, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, spain
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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, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: youth, adventure, friendship, rivalry, investigation, secret, boarding school, family problems, danger, private school, school, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, boarding school life, boarding school, german, youth, anti semitism, pow, nazi germany, boxing, family relations, nazi, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, ukraine, cape town south africa, washington d.c. ...
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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, good versus evil, school, wizards and magicians, chosen one, friendship, supernatural ability, magical, curses spells and rituals, best friends, fantasy world, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1991, year 1992, 1990s
Place: england, europe
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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: tense, suspenseful, exciting, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, experiment, dealing with death, teenager, murder mystery, family relations, siblings relations, little girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mystery, secret room, nazis ...
Place: dungeon
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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, heartbreaking, sad, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: cloning, love and romance, friendship, boarding school, true love, love triangle, childhood, life is a bitch, dishonesty, couples, existentialism, jealousy ...
Time: year 1994, 1990s, year 1985, year 1978
Place: europe, england
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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: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, light
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: boarding school life, school, friends, teenage life, young heroes, disappearance, investigation, riddles and clues, youth, amateur detective, boarding school, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magical, chosen one, school, wizards and magicians, friendship, witch, boarding school life, supernatural ability, boarding school, curses spells and rituals, family, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1995, 1990s
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, entertaining, romantic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school life, teenage love, boarding school life, love and romance, friendship, teachers and students, teenage life, boarding school, music band, social relations, music, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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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, emotional ...
Plot: teachers and students, self discovery, boarding school, teaching the ways of the world, optimism, teacher, teenage life, boarding school life, dedicated educator, friendship, childhood, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: boarding school, attic, servant, imagination, british, school, orphan, rich poor, little girl, fantasy life, schoolgirl, presumed dead ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: india, new york, usa, london, england
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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, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, boarding school, schoolgirl, supernatural, mysterious character, boarding school life, friends, youth, obsession, danger, social relations, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada
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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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, 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
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: school, boarding 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, italy, new jersey ...
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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, friendship, gays and lesbians, youth, teenage life, high school, homosexuality, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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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, college life, teenage 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, sentimental, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: boarding school, friendship, fight, school, teachers and students, theatre play, hiding place, thief, falling in love, family, youth, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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Goats (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Having a self-absorbed New Age mother and an estranged father means 15-year-old Ellis Whitman has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: a goat-trekking, marijuana-growing sage called Goat Man. So when Ellis decides to leave the alternative ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, light
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, eccentric family, family relations, youth, fall in love, roommate, father son relationship, divorced parents, boy girl relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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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: semi serious, sexual, sexy, realistic, psychological
Plot: high school, boarding school, prostitute, prostitution, private school, jealousy, gay, blackmail, obsession, gays and lesbians, college, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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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, cross dressing, high school life, hidden identity, sport, tomboy, twins, high school, contests and competitions, roommate, teenager, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, campus, london, new jersey
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The Nun (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of catholic school girls are victimized by a sadistic and jealous nun, "Sister Ursula". The girls drown the nun in a pool of "holy" water. Eighteen years later circumstances arise in which the nuns spirit is released to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, rough ...
Plot: evil nun, ghost, ritual murder, violence, gory, vengeance, supernatural ability, clergy, boarding school, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona spain, europe, spain, barcelona
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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: abortion, prostitute, boarding school, prostitution, misfit, bullying, deaf, sign language, juvenile delinquency, mute or deaf, adolescence, 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, gloomy, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, boarding school life, coming of age, innocence lost, teenage life, school, youth, social relations, teachers and students, power relations, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphan, kidnapping, thief, redemption, friendship, orphanage, injustice, boarding school, boarding school life, danger, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
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Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution.
Style: gothic, surreal, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: dancer's life, witch, coven, murder, mystery, boarding school, woman in danger, brutality, killing off one by one, student life, conspiracy, ballet ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
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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, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, teacher, dangerous attraction, gay, friendship, first love, blackmail, priest, child abuse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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