Movies about boarding school

List of the best movies about boarding school selected by visitors to our site: Dead Poets Society, The Children's Hour, The Emperor's Club, Private School, Older Than America, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The Blackcoat's Daughter, Boychoir, K-12.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersTeachers, Students, Pupils, Poets
PlotFriendship, First love
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleTo cry, Philosophical, Intellectual

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersLesbians, Teachers
PlotFalse accusations
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleSmart, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A private school for young girls is scandalized when one spiteful student, Mary Tilford, accuses the two young women who run the school of having a lesbian relationship.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersPrincesses
PlotLove triangle, Uprising
PlaceBoarding school
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Touching, Serious

William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to a close student-teacher relationship, but results in a life lesson for Hundert that will still haunt him a quarter of a century later.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers, Partners, Drivers
PlotFriendship
PlaceSchool, College, Boarding school

Private-school student Christine loves Jim. But her classmate, Jordan, is also vying for Jim's attention and trying to end his relationship with Christine. Meanwhile, Jim's friend Bubba embarks on a series of sexual escapades, including dressing up as a woman to access the girls' locker room. Despite Jim and Christine's efforts to spend some time alone, various shenanigans and schemes interfere.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersPriests
PlaceBoarding school
StyleAction, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious

The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to prevent her mother from revealing the atrocities that unfolded at a Native Indian boarding school.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersWitch, Teens, Teachers, Harry Potter, Giants
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers, Friendship
PlaceSchool, England, Boarding school
StyleExciting, Action, Disturbing

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 – dubbed 'Dumbledore's Army' – to defend themselves against the dark arts.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada
Duration02:44
CharactersWitch, Teens, Monsters, Childrens, Immortals
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Superpowers
PlaceIslands, Fantastic worlds, England, Orphan home, Boarding school
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Gothic, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersChildrens, Demons, Blonde girls, Nuns
PlotCars, Loneliness, Snow
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
TimeWinter
StyleDepressive

In the dead of winter, Kat and Rose, two very different girls, find themselves spending winter break at their prestigious prep school. What they don't know is that Kat is being stalked by an evil entity, and their lives are about to change forever. Meanwhile, Joan, a young, troubled woman, makes her way across a frozen landscape towards the school. But why?

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Strong women, Musicians, Orphans
PlotMusic
PlaceSchool, Texas, USA, Small cities, Boarding school
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who recognizes a unique talent in this young boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, musical
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotParenting, Female friendship
PlaceSchool, USA, Boarding school

Cry Baby, a strong and sensitive girl, is sent off to a disturbing sleepaway school that’s hidden underneath a grandiose façade. Luckily, she has a sweet and unapologetic best friend who sticks up for her when she gets bullied by the other students whose brains are under control by the Principal and his wicked staff. With the help of the magical friends they meet along the way, as well as an Angelic Spirit Guide, they are able to gain the strength they need to fight off the school’s belligerent patriarchal conditioning.

Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersTeens, Housewives
PlotFriendship, Uprising
PlaceBoarding school
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching

When Sam learns his mother cannot afford to send him to another school after he is kicked out, he and his friends start their own escort service for mature women to pay for his tuition.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens, Serial killers
PlotRevenge, Death, Pursuit
PlaceSchool, California, Small cities, Boarding school
TimeHalloween
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the headmistress of a private school. But it's not far enough to escape Myers, who soon discovers her whereabouts. As Halloween descends upon Laurie's peaceful community, a feeling of dread weighs upon her -- with good reason.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Family, Presidential
PlotAdventure
PlaceCalifornia, Boarding school
StyleTouching

A foster boy is befriended by a lost dog who turns out to belong to the President of the United States. The boy decides to run away from the foster home to return the canine to the White House -- "Because it's the right thing to do!"

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens
PlaceBoarding school

Having a self-absorbed New Age mother and an estranged father has meant 15-year-old Ellis Whitman has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: a goat-trekking, marijuana-growing sage called 'Goat Man'. When Ellis decides to leave the alternative ways of his desert homestead for a stuffy East Coast prep school, major changes are in store.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersChildrens, Soldier, Princesses, Orphans
PlotFriendship
PlaceSchool, India, New York, Boarding school
StyleTouching, Serious

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 creativity and sense of self- worth.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship, Justice
PlaceBoarding school
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Makes me think, Serious

When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man on campus thanks to his football skills, but when his Jewish background is discovered, his worst fears are realized and his friends turn on him with violent threats and public ridicule.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Mexico
CharactersIndians, Police, Students
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Revenge, Investigation, Revolution
PlacePrison, School, Boarding school
StyleSerious

Based on the book by Julia Alvarez. Three sisters become activists during the Dominican Republic's Trujillo regime when members of their family are killed by the government's troops.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:35
PlotLove, Vacation
PlaceEngland, London, Boarding school
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, By books, Serious

Academy Award-honoree Peter O'Toole stars in this musical classic about a prim English schoolmaster who learns to show his compassion through the help of an outgoing showgirl. O'Toole, who received his fourth Oscar-nomination for this performance, is joined by '60s pop star Petula Clark and fellow Oscar-nominee Michael Redgrave.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Childrens, Losers, Difficult teens
PlotDeath
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleHeavy, Tense

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 increasingly horrific, Jacob must conquer his fears to find the strength to survive.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Teachers, Friends
PlotFriendship
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

A manipulative childhood acquaintance worms her way into a teenager's circle of friends at an all-girls boarding school.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersCinderella, Orphans
PlotLove
PlaceCollege, Paris, USA, Boarding school
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Touching

Wealthy American, Jervis Pendleton has a chance encounter at a French orphanage with a cheerful 18-year-old residen, and anonymously pays for her education at a New England college. She writes letters to her mysterious benefactor regularly, but he never writes back. Several years later, he visits her at school, while still concealing his identity, and—despite their large age difference—they soon fall in love.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFamily, Orphans
PlaceSchool, England, Boarding school
Time19th century
StyleExciting, To cry, By books, Touching, Serious

The classic Shirley Temple film in which a little girl goes in search of her father who is reported missing by the military during the Second Boer War.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Twins, Doubles
PlotLove, Soccer, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, Boarding school
StyleRomantic

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 Sebastian! As if that were not enough, Viola's twin returns from London ahead of schedule but has no idea that his sister has already replaced him on campus.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Terrorists, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Death, Hostage
PlaceBoarding school
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:35
CharactersLawyers, Fathers
PlotLife, Family life, Adoption
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A girl's bright smile masks a psychopathic soul that will eliminate anyone who comes between her and her doting father.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrecomedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersSherlock Holmes, Judge, Turtles
PlaceCourt, England, Titanic, Boarding school

Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson join forces to investigate a murder at Buckingham Palace. They soon learn that they have only four days to solve the case, or the queen will become the next victim.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:25
CharactersTeens, Mathematicians, Difficult teens
PlotAdventure, Intrigue, Mystery, Ghosts
PlaceMansions, Boarding school
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Disturbing

Kit, a troubled girl, is sent to the exclusive Blackwood boarding school, where she discovers that only four other female students have been admitted to learn the four pillars of knowledge under the ominous wing of the mysterious headmistress Madame Duret.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersAlcoholics, Orphans
PlotOn real events, Baseball, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, New York, Boarding school
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

A chronicle of Babe Ruth's phenomenal story--from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball superstardom and his poignant retirement from the game. His amazing career included seven American League pennants, four World Series championships, two tempestuous marriages and a wild lifestyle that earned him numerous suspensions.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends
PlotHockey, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleSoulful

The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersWriters, Soldier, Orphans, Poor
PlotLove, War, On real events, Dancing, Adventure
PlaceBoarding school
TimeWorld War I
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strengthens as they grow up, but the outbreak of World War I threatens to shatter it.





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