Movies about boarding school

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Country
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.

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.

Markimdb: 5.2
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.

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:43

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 the haunting reality awaiting them.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada, USA

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: 6.3
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.

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, detective
CountryBelgium, France, United Kingdom, Japan
Duration02:02

A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

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: 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.

Markimdb: 5.2
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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, 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.

Markimdb: 4.9
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.

Markimdb: 5
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!"

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:34

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: 5
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.

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.

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.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

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: 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.

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

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: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

Martha and Karen graduate from college and turn an old Massachusetts farm into a school for girls. The friends are aided in their venture by local doctor Joe Cardin, who begins a relationship with Karen, and a prominent woman whose granddaughter, Mary, later enrolls in the new school. Mary soon reveals herself to be a spiteful child and tells a scandalous lie about Martha and Joe that threatens to destroy the lives of all involved.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

Naive Midwestern prep student Jonathan bonds with his more worldly roommate, Skip, who takes the small-town boy under his wing. At Skip's urging, the inexperienced Jonathan is emboldened to seek out older women in the cocktail lounges of nearby Chicago, where he meets and beds the alluring Ellen, who unfortunately turns out to be Skip's mother. The division between the friends is further deepened when a cheating scandal engulfs the school.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada

Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.

Markimdb: 6
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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:33

    As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

    Markimdb: 6.9
    Genremelodrama, drama, musical
    CountryUSA, United Kingdom
    Duration02:35

    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: 7.1
    Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:33

    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: 3.9
    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.

    Markimdb: 5.8
    Genrehorror, thriller
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:26

    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: 5.9
    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.

    Markimdb: 6.6
    Genrecomedy
    CountryCanada, USA
    Duration01:37

    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 back... and the girls wage an all-out assault in an outrageous battle of the sexes!

    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.

    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.

    Markimdb: 6.4
    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.

    Markimdb: 6.8
    Genredrama, sport
    CountryGermany
    Duration01:53

    An English teacher brings soccer to a German school in the 19th Century.

    Markimdb: 7.3
    Genredrama, history
    CountryNorway, Denmark, Sweden

    Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sami girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s and phrenological examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.

    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.

    Markimdb: 4.9
    Genrehorror, drama
    CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
    Duration01:22

    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?

    Markimdb: 6.4
    Genredrama, family
    CountryUSA

    After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.

    Markimdb: 4.5
    Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, crime
    CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom
    Duration01:40

    With all-new gadgets, high-flying action, exciting chases and a wisecracking new handler, Derek (Anthony Anderson), Cody has to retrieve the device before the world's leaders fall under the evil control of a diabolical villain.

    Markimdb: 7.1
    Genrethriller, crime, detective
    CountryDenmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
    Duration01:55

    In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues points in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and is convicted for the murders. When the case ends up on Carls Mørck’s desk 20 years later, he soon realises that something is terribly wrong. As Carl and Assad start investigating the case, they are led on to an old emergency call from a desperate girl who seems to know the secrets of the murders. Soon they are plunged into an intense search for the girl, Kimmie, who has been missing since the murders happened. But Carl and Assad are not the only ones trying to track her down as the girl’s testimonial is of great danger to a group of influential men at the top of society who will do all they can to keep her silent.

    Markimdb: 7.1
    Genrethriller, drama, detective
    CountryMexico
    Duration02:20

    A young teen and his misfit group of friends try to escape from a strict boarding school that holds dangerous secrets.

    Markimdb: 6.1
    Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
    CountryCanada
    Duration01:21

    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.

    Markimdb: 5.1
    Genrehorror, thriller, drama
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:37

    There are terrible things happening in the desert...unexplainable, frightening things. Tragic, inexplicable incidents… ever since she arrived.

    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.




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