Movies about schoolchildren

List of the best movies about schoolchildren selected by visitors to our site: Slaughterhouse Rulez, Shazam!, Godless Youth, Hitorijime My Hero, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom?, Loving, Dismissed, My First Girlfriend is a Gal, Closest Love To Heaven
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrehorror, comedy
Duration01:43
CharactersPupils, Monsters
PlotDeath
PlaceSchool, Portals to other worlds, England, Party

Don Wallace arrives at Slaughterhouse, an elite boarding school in the English countryside where the children of the wealthiest are groomed to dominate society. But the monolithic rules of the British upper class change when greed and recklessness unleash an ancient power hidden for centuries and future predators become helpless prey.

Shazam! (2019)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure
Duration02:12
CharactersTeens, Superhero, Family, Pupils
PlotSuperpowers, Adventure
PlaceSchool
TimeNew Year
StyleDC

A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.

Godless Youth (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime
CountryGermany
Duration01:45
CharactersPupils, Teachers
PlotLove
TimeFuture

German students compete to enter one of the country's elite schools.

Hitorijime My Hero (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, cartoon
CharactersTeachers, Pupils
PlotAdventure
PlaceSchool, Japan

High schooler Masahiro Setagawa is a fairly helpless delinquent, so much so that the neighborhood bullies use him to run their errands. His life changes when he meets high school teacher Kosuke Oshiba, a man whose fighting abilities have earned him a powerful reputation on the streets. Oshiba finds himself with a desire to protect Setagawa, and despite swearing that he's not interested in men, Setagawa finds himself getting more involved in Oshiba's affairs.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada, France, United Kingdom, India
Duration02:28
CharactersSuperhero, Teens, Parents, Friends, Pupils
PlotFidelity
PlaceSchool

Two mischievous kids hypnotize their mean elementary school principal and turn him into their comic book creation, the kind-hearted and elastic-banded Captain Underpants.

Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom? (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, melodrama, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:32
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotAdventure, The escape
PlaceJapan

One summer day, a group of sixth-grade boys have an argument about whether fireworks are round or flat when viewed from different angles and embark on a journey for the answer during the annual firework festival. Meanwhile, one of their classmates, Nazuna, is troubled by her parents' separation and decides to choose one of the boys – Norimichi or Yūsuke – to run away with, depending on who wins a race at the pool.

Loving (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySpain
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Friends, Pupils
PlotLove, Jealousy
PlaceSpain

Laura and Carlos love each other as if every day was the last, and perhaps that first love intensity is what will tear them apart a year later.

Dismissed (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Pupils
PlaceSchool
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

A straight-edged teacher finds trouble when an honors student is willing to do anything to get an A.

My First Girlfriend is a Gal (2017)
CharactersPupils
PlotRelationship, First love
PlaceJapan

A new school term begins, as does the season of new encounters. As he surveys his class full of couples, Hashiba Jun'ichi's mind is filled with distress as he asks himself, "Why am I still a virgin?!" Having heard from his friends that the easiest way to fulfill his long-standing desire to graduate from the fellowship of virgins is to kowtow to a gal, Jun'ichi does exactly that and asks his classmate Yukana out. And unbelievably, she actually agrees to date him. What will become of Jun'ichi from now on?

Closest Love To Heaven (2017)
CharactersTeens, Friends, Pupils
PlotRelationship, Love
PlaceJapan

Nino is a quiet outcast with only a bird for a friend. Kira is a popular boy with a big secret. Even though they live next to each other, they have never spoken. But when Nino learns Kira's secret, everything begins to change, and what starts as a hesitant friendship grows into something more... but how long can it last?

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Life Ahead (2017)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration02:16
CharactersPupils
PlaceRussia
TimeGraduation
StyleMakes me think, Light

Old classmates finally meet each other after 15 years since graduation from school and that's an amazing opportunity to travel back in time. Old secrets and personal vendettas, hard feelings and first loves turn to fever pitch.

Masamune-kun's Revenge (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration02:23
CharactersPupils
PlaceJapan

As a child, Masamune Makabe once suffered greatly at the hands of a wealthy and beautiful girl named Aki Adagaki, who nicknamed him "Piggy" due to his chubby appearance. Seeking revenge against his tormentor, Masamune works hard to improve himself and returns as an incredibly handsome, albeit narcissistic, high school student. When he encounters Aki once again, he is prepared to exact vengeance. With the aid of the rich girl's maid, Yoshino Koiwai, Masamune slowly begins to build his relationship with Aki, intending to break her heart when the time is right. However, as his friendship with Aki begins to grow, Masamune starts to question the objectives of his devious plans, and if bringing them to fruition is what his heart truly desires.

Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryMexico
Duration01:57
CharactersMafia, Teens, Teachers, Orphans, Gangsters, Mothers, Pupils, Tigers, Fish
PlotRevenge, Survival, Weapon, Supernatural
PlaceMexico
StyleDisturbing

A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.

Go North (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Mothers, Pupils
PlotTime travel, Disasters, Love, Death, Survival, Chase, Pursuit
PlaceSchool
TimeFuture

Set in the wake of unknown catastrophe which has resulted in an adult-free community being led by a cabal of former high school jocks. After two members set out on a dangerous journey into the unknown to find family and hope for the future, Caleb and his vicious underling Gentry follow in hot pursuit.

The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
Duration01:55
CharactersWizards, Knights, Pupils
PlotAdventure
StyleFor children, Inspirational

Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors.

K-12 (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, fantasy
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Friends, Girlfriends, Pupils
PlotParenting
PlaceSchool, USA

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.

Bixler High Private Eye (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreadventure
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotAdventure, Investigation
PlaceSchool

Teenage detective Xander DeWitt is the new kid at Bixler Valley High, and he's there to unravel the biggest mystery of his life- the truth about his missing father. But in order to crack this case, Xander must learn to work with a partner- fearless investigative reporter Kenzie Messina.

Good Boys (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, adventure
Duration03:19
CharactersTeens, Friends, Pupils
PlotAdventure, Growing up
PlaceSchool, Party
StyleLight

A group of young boys on the cusp of becoming teenagers embark on an epic quest to fix their broken drone before their parents get home.

Laplace's Witch (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantastic, crime, detective
Duration01:32
CharactersPolice, Pupils, Family
PlotDeath, Investigation, Supernatural
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Disturbing

An environmental analyst is asked by the police to determine if two deaths by hydrogen sulfide poisoning are an accident - or a murder. But when he meets a young woman at both sites, a scientific mystery begins.

Summer '03 (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrecomedy
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotRelationship, Funeral, Love, Love at first sight, Love triangle
PlaceSchool
TimeSummer
StyleLight

A 16-year-old girl and her extended family are left reeling after her calculating grandmother unveils an array of secrets on her deathbed.

Take Your Pills (2018)
CharactersParents, Doctors, Scientists, Journalists, Pupils
PlaceOffice, USA

In a hypercompetitive world, drugs like Adderall offer students, athletes, coders and others a way to do more -- faster and better. But at what cost?

High Score Girl (2018)
CharactersTeens, Friends, Pupils
PlotPursuit, Confrontation
PlaceSchool, Japan

The year is 1991 and 6th grader Yaguchi Haruo only has video games to live for. He's not popular in school and he's neither handsome, funny, nice nor even friendly. The only thing he has going for him is that he is good at video games. One day at the local arcade, he plays Oono Akira, a fellow classmate but who's popular, smart, pretty and a rich girl that absolutely destroys him at Street Fighter II. Not only does he lose to her 30 times in a row, he can’t beat her at any game. Haruo can’t seem to shake Akira off as she follows him from arcade to arcade everyday after school and beats him every time. As weird as it sounds, the odd couple begins a strange bond and friendship.

Мама навсегда (2018)
Mark
Genredrama
Duration01:49
CharactersTeachers, Pupils
PlaceRussia

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Student A (2018)
Mark6.6
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotComputer games
PlaceSchool
StyleDorama

Being bullied at school and suffering violence at home, Mi-rae, a middle school loner, lives on the border between reality and fantasy. The only places she feels restful are the computer game world, and the would in the novel she writes in her notebook. As her classmates Baek-hap and Tae-yang come close to Mi-rae, she gradually opens up her mind to them. In the meantime, the computer game service is terminated, and the world in her novel also disappears, leading Mi-rae to face a tough reality again.

Good Kids (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Students
PlotDancing
PlaceSchool, Party, USA

Four high school students look to redefine themselves after graduation.

Freakish (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA
Duration01:17
CharactersPupils
PlotDisasters, Investigation, Apocalypse, Survival
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Tense

A group of students trapped in a high school must fight for survival when predatory mutant freaks take over after a meltdown at the local chemical plant.

Orange (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:53
CharactersPupils
PlotSupernatural
PlaceJapan, School
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

One day, Naho Takamiya receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Kakeru Naruse. The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets, and she wants to fix these by making sure the Naho from the past can make the right decisions—especially regarding Kakeru. What's more shocking is that she discovers that ten years later, Kakeru will no longer be with them. Future Naho asks her to watch over him closely.

Fallen (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Hungary
Duration02:30
CharactersPupils
PlotDeath
StyleExciting

Lucinda Price is sent to a reform academy under the assumption that she has killed a boy. There, she meets two mysterious boys, Cam and Daniel, to whom she feels drawn to both. But as the love triangle unfurls, it is Daniel that Luce cannot keep herself away from, and things begin to take a darker turn when she finds out his true identity.

Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation (2016)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:40
CharactersFriends, Pupils
PlotDreams

Itsuki Tachibana is a student of Seiga Academy, a co-ed boarding high school with excellent reputation, located in a suburb outside the city center. On a day of second semester, he was summoned by Rina Izumi, the most esteemed and praised chairperson, to the student council room, without knowing what awaits him.

Billionaire Boy (2016)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:55
CharactersPupils, Billionaires, Family
PlotRelationship
PlaceSchool, England, Castle
StyleTouching

The story of Len, who made a billion dollars from inventing a new toilet roll, and his 12-year-old son Joe who appears to have everything he could want but what he really needs is a friend.

Taboo Tattoo (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, comedy, cartoon, detective
CountryJapan
CharactersPupils
PlotMartial Arts, Supernatural, Rivalry
PlaceJapan
StyleExciting

Seigi, a martial arts trained middle schooler, often feels driven to protect the weaker people around him. One day, he defends a homeless man against some punks, and the man gives him a strange tattoo on his palm in return. The tattoo is a secret weapon produced in the arms race between America and the Serinistan Kingdom. Seigi finds himself in over his head when a powerful girl, using the same secret weapon, violently pursues him in order to retrieve it. His skill at martial arts may not be enough to keep him alive, but will he be able to learn how to trigger the power of his tattoo in time?

I'm Not Ashamed (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersPupils
PlotSkirmishes, Death
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation

Based on the inspiring and powerful true story and journal entries of Rachel Joy Scott- the first student killed in the Columbine high school shooting in 1999.

Cop Car (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersPupils, Sheriffs, Dogs
PlotWeapon
PlaceUSA
StyleTense

Two kids find themselves in the centre of a deadly game of cat and mouse after taking a sheriff's cruiser for a joy ride.

Poltergeist (2015)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:41
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Parents, Mothers, Fathers, Pupils
PlotDeath, Mystery, Mystery, Mystery, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.

14+ (2015)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7)
Genremelodrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:29
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Family, Friends, Neighbors, Mothers, Fathers, Pupils
PlotLove, Jealousy, Relationship
PlaceSchool, Russia, Moscow

Alex glides his mouse tenderly over online images of Vika. He has been smitten ever since he saw her with her friends and cannot get her out of his head. Now he has found Vika’s profile online and has learned a lot about her. Vika has no idea about any of this. She is beyond Alex’s reach because her school and block of flats are enemy territory for him. Alex nonetheless sneaks into a disco at her school and plucks up the courage to ask her to dance. Incensed by the intruder, the other boys give Alex a beating.

Inside Out (2015)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersChildrens, Pupils, Wizards, Parents, Family
PlotEmotions, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSchool
StyleFor children

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Goosebumps (2015)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:23
CharactersZombie, Teens, Monsters, Parents, Friends, Pupils, Werewolf
PlotAdventure, Love, Chase
StyleExciting

After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets next door neighbor Hannah, the daughter of bestselling Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine. When Zach unintentionally unleashes real monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

A Monster Calls (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantasy, drama, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Spain
Duration02:30
CharactersMonsters, Mothers, Pupils, Family
PlotLoneliness
PlaceSchool
StyleTouching

A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.

The Boss (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:50
CharactersPupils
PlotMoney, Competitions
PlaceSchool

A titan of industry is sent to prison after she's caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.

Mars: Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru (2016)
Genremelodrama
CountryJapan
CharactersFriends, Pupils
PlotLove
PlaceJapan

Based on the manga series "Mars" by Fuyumi Soryo (published from February, 1996 to December, 2000 in Japanese shojo manga magazine Bessatsu Friend).

Sing Street (2016)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Singers, Musicians, Mothers, Pupils
PlotLove, Relationship, Art
PlaceSchool, Ireland

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Sweet Sixteen (2016)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryChina
CharactersFriends, Orphans, Fathers, Pupils
PlotLove, Adoption
PlaceSchool, China

Xia Mu is a troubled child whose salvation comes in the form of Shu Yawang. When something terrible happens to her, he seeks revenge. Nothing is the same in their lives after that.

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersFriends, Pupils
PlotLove, Youth, Rivalry
PlaceHostel, College

A comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.

Hot Bot (2016)
Markimdb: 3.3
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersTeens, Friends, Pupils
PlotLove, Seduction
PlaceUSA
StyleFancy

Hot Bot is the hilarious journey of two sexually repressed and unpopular teenage geeks who accidentally discover a life-like super-model sex bot (Bardot).

Tomorrow When the War Began (2016)
Genreaction, drama, adventure, family, military
CountryAustralia
CharactersTeens, Aliens, Friends, Pupils
PlotMystery, Hiking trip, Adventure
PlaceAustralia

This dramatic adventure series tells the story of a group of teenagers who are separated from their families following an invasion of their country, a conflict they never saw coming.

Myriad Colors Phantom World (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, cartoon
CountryJapan
CharactersMonsters, Pupils
PlotFight, Ghosts
PlaceSchool, Japan
TimeFuture

In the near future, spirits and monsters are in full sight. A boy leads a group of people with special abilities as they plot against a massive organization that takes advantage of a certain incident and eventually know the truth about their world in the process.

The Horde (2016)
Mark3 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrehorror, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Friends, Pupils, Cannibals
PlotDeath, Fear, Martial Arts
PlaceMountains, USA
StyleAction, Tense

The film follows John Crenshaw as he accompanies his girlfriend and her students on a weekend nature-photography expedition deep into the woods. What should be an educational and fun-filled weekend turns into horror as the group is besieged by an unspeakable evil - a horde of hideously disfigured, mutated humans with an insatiable taste for blood. As things go from bad to worse, Crenshaw becomes their only hope if they are going to get out alive.

Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotWeapon, War
StyleExciting

Five unlikely teenage heroes and their flying robot lions unite to form the megapowerful Voltron and defend the universe from evil.

The Morose Mononokean (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Friends, Pupils
PlaceJapan

Ashiya has spent the first seven days of high school stuck in the infirmary because of a youkai attaching itself to him. He ends up asking the owner of a small tea room called the "Mononokean" for help. This is a tale involving the very morose owner of Mononokean guiding the youkai that happened to wander into this world go to the next world.

Slash (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersTeens, Writers, Pupils
PlotSuccess, Internet, Relationship
PlaceUSA

Freshman Neil's Vanguard stories are all he cares about...until he meets the older Julia, who pushes him to put his own fan fic online. When the website's moderator takes a special interest in Neil's work, it opens up a whole new universe.

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