Prep School

The best and/or most fun films about prep school/boarding school life.
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1.
The History Boys (2006)
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An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge. (109 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
 
2.
Gossip Girl (2007 TV Series)
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Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching. (42 mins.)
 
3.
Private (2009 TV Series)
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From the executive producers of Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries comes PRIVATE, a thrilling mystery... (91 mins.)
Director: Dennie Gordon
 
4.
School Ties (1992)
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Set in the 1950s, a star-quarterback is given an opportunity to attend an elite preparatory school but must conceal the fact that he is Jewish. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Mandel
 
5.
NYC Prep (2009 TV Series)
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6.
Prep School (2015)
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When the star player of an elite prep school rugby team suffers an emotional collapse, his friends and teammates respond in their own ways, ranging from heroic to horrifying. (85 mins.)
 
7.
Crooked Arrows (2012)
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A story centered on a Native American lacrosse team making its way through a prep school league tournament. (105 mins.)
Director: Steve Rash
 
8.
Ja'mie: Private School Girl (2013 TV Series)
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The continuing story of Ja'mie King, a conniving Year 12 student at Hillford Girls Grammar, a tony private school in Sydney... (30 mins.)
 
9.
Privileged (2008 TV Series)
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A Yale-educated journalism major reluctantly becomes a live-in tutor for two spoiled grand-daughters of a Palm Beach cosmetics business magnate. (45 mins.)
 
10.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
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English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
11.
The Emperor's Club (2002)
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An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student. (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
12.
She's the Man (2006)
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When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for one of his soccer teammates, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles. (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
 
13.
All I Wanna Do (1998)
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In the 1960s, a group of friends at an all girls school learn that their school is going to be combined with a nearby all boys school. They concoct a plan to save their school while dealing with everyday problems along the way. (97 mins.)
Director: Sarah Kernochan
 
14.
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
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A rich kid becomes the self-appointed psychiatrist to the student body of his new high school. (97 mins.)
Director: Jon Poll
 
15.
Rushmore (1998)
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The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation. (93 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
16.
Wild Child (2008)
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A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father. (98 mins.)
Director: Nick Moore
 
17.
The Treatment (2006)
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Jake Singer is at loose ends in NYC, and neck deep in psychoanalysis with the outrageous Dr. Morales when he meets the enigmatic and beautiful widow Allegra Marshall. (86 mins.)
Director: Oren Rudavsky
 
18.
Admission (2013)
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A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. (107 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz
 
19.
Saved! (2004)
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When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her. (92 mins.)
Director: Brian Dannelly
 
20.
Igby Goes Down (2002)
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A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up. (98 mins.)
Director: Burr Steers
 
21.
Flirting (1991)
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Danny has been sent to boarding school, in this sequel to The Year My Voice Broke. Against a backdrop... (99 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
 
22.
Jesus Henry Christ (2011)
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At the age of ten, Henry James Herman, a boy who was conceived in a petri-dish and raised by his feminist mother, follows a string of Post-It notes in hopes of finding his biological father. (92 mins.)
Director: Dennis Lee
 
23.
The World According to Garp (1982)
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A struggling young writer finds his life and work dominated by his unfaithful wife and his radical feminist mother, whose best-selling manifesto turns her into a cultural icon. (136 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
24.
The Secret Pact (2001)
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After witnessing the killing of his parents, a young teenage boy is put in a witness relocation program and sent to a boarding school in Canada to start a new life. He soon befriends a fellow student who is a hit man looking for him. (94 mins.)
Director: Rodney Gibbons
 
25.
Finding Forrester (2000)
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A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author. (136 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
26.
Cruel Intentions (1999)
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Two vicious step-siblings of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to deflower the new headmaster's daughter before the start of term. (97 mins.)
Director: Roger Kumble
 
27.
Class (1983)
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A young man in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected. (98 mins.)
 
28.
Metropolitan (1990)
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A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up. (98 mins.)
Director: Whit Stillman
 
29.
Outside Providence (1999)
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After one too many run ins with the law, a punk teenager from a working class background is sent to prep school by his frustrated dad, and learns a thing or two. (96 mins.)
 
30.
Innocence (2004)
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A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls. (122 mins.)
 
31.
Whirlygirl (2006)
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A studious student finds adventure when he follows a mysterious woman to New York. (99 mins.)
Director: Jim Wilson
 
32.
A Little Princess (1995)
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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead. (97 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
33.
Spud (2010)
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It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. (103 mins.)
Director: Donovan Marsh
 
34.
Minor Details (2009)
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A mystery's brewing at a boarding school high school and four best friends try to find out who it is. (86 mins.)
Director: John Lyde
 
35.
The King's Daughters (2000)
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Madame de Maintenon rises from humble beginnings to become a courtesan to the royal court and eventually marries King Louis XIV. With the king's indulgence, Maintenon opens a special school for girls. (119 mins.)
Director: Patricia Mazuy
 
36.
The Browning Version (1994)
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Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British public school... (97 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
37.
The Chocolate War (1988)
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A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the... (100 mins.)
Director: Keith Gordon
 
38.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002 TV Movie)
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In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school... (99 mins.)
Director: Stuart Orme
 
39.
Uptown Girls (2003)
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A grown-up woman, who kept her childish instincts and behavior, starts working as a nanny of a 8-year-old girl, who actually acts like an adult. But in the end everything turns to its right places. (92 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
 
40.
Tart (2001)
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After her only friend is expelled from their private school in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Cat... (94 mins.)
Director: Christina Wayne
 
41.
Underclassman (2005)
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A young detective goes undercover at an elite private school to destroy an international stolen car ring. (95 mins.)
Director: Marcos Siega
 
42.
Harvard on Hudson (2014 Short Film)
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Julian, a son of privilege, roams around the Upper East Side Manhattan, looking to connect with someone until he meets Grace, a high-end escort who holds the mirror up to his cynical perspective. (15 mins.)
 
43.
Scent of a Woman (1992)
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A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated. (156 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
44.
Holding the Man (2015)
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Tim and John fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the football team... (127 mins.)
Director: Neil Armfield
 
45.
A Warrior's Heart (2011)
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A talented high school lacrosse player deals with the pain from his military dad's death, a resentful new coach, and consequences of his own arrogance. (86 mins.)
Director: Mike Sears
 
46.
Lost and Delirious (2001)
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A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers. (103 mins.)
Director: Léa Pool
 
47.
Coming Soon (1999)
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The trials and tribulations of wealthy young Manhattanites and their sexual coming of age, a romantic comedy set at an Upper East Side prep school. (96 mins.)
Director: Colette Burson
 
48.
Dear Lemon Lima (2009)
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Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back... (87 mins.)
Director: Suzi Yoonessi
 
49.
A Separate Peace (1972)
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Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The... (104 mins.)
Director: Larry Peerce
 
50.
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)
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A coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old girl trying to fit into both a posh private school and an ordinary public school. (103 mins.)
Director: Cathy Randall
 
51.
American Promise (2013 Documentary)
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This intimate documentary follows the 12-year journey of two African-American families pursuing the promise of opportunity through the education of their sons. (135 mins.)