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, Private School, The Emperor's Club, Older Than America, First Dog, Holmes & Watson, Down a Dark Hall, Boychoir, Nicholas Nickleby.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08

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.

The Children's Hour (1961)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

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.

Private School (1983)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

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.

The Emperor's Club (2002)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

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.

Older Than America (2008)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

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.

First Dog (2010)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA

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!"

Holmes & Watson (2018)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genrecomedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada

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.

Down a Dark Hall (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:25

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.

Boychoir (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43

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.

Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:12

The Charles Dickens story of Nicholas Nickleby, a young boy in search of a better life for his recently torn-apart family. A young compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his coldheartedly grasping uncle.

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Babes in Arms (1939)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

Mickey Moran, son of two vaudeville veterans, decide to put up his own vaudeville show with his girlfriend Patsy Barton. But child actress Rosalie wants to make a comeback and replace Patsy both professionally and as Mickey's girl.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada
Duration02:44

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.

Cougars, Inc. (2011)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:21

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.

The Butcher Boy (1998)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:50

Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When Francie's world turns to madness, he tries to counter it with further insanity, with dire consequences.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:18

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.

Afterschool (2008)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA

A prep-school student accidentally films the drug-related deaths of two classmates, then is asked to put together a memorial video.

Boarding School (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

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.

In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Mexico

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.

Madeline (1998)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, family
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:28

The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic at solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. The biggest problem comes up when Lord Covington decides to sell Madeline's school.

The Butcher Boy (1917)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, short
CountryUSA

Customers and clerks frolic in a general store. Roscoe walks out of the freezer wearing a fur coat, then does some clever cleaver tossing. In Buster's film debut he buys a pail of molasses.

Toy Soldiers (1991)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

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.

Tolkien (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

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.

She's the Man (2006)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:45

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.

Wild Child (2008)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:34

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.

Little Men (1998)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:38

In this adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, two street kids from Boston find themselves at Plumfield, a rural boarding school run by Jo and her husband -- and they soon learn academic and life lessons they won't ever forget.

Tanner Hall (2009)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA

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

The Sandpiper (1965)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

A free-spirited single mother forms a connection with the wedded headmaster of an Episcopalian boarding school in Monterey, California.

Daddy Long Legs (1955)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

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.

The Babe (1992)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

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.

K-12 (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, musical
CountryUSA

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.




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