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1. Jane Eyre (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Writers: Charlotte Brontë, Moira Buffini | Director: Cary Fukunaga | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot

2. The Facts of Life (1979–1988)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.7
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A group of girls attending a boarding school experience the joys and the trials of adolescence under the guiding hand of housemother Edna Garrett. Later in the series, Mrs. Garrett is ... See full summary »

Creators: Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon | Stars: Mindy Cohn, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Nancy McKeon

3. A Little Princess (1995)

G | 97 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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83 Metascore

A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.

Writers: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Richard LaGravenese, Elizabeth Chandler | Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Rusty Schwimmer

4. Private School (1983)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

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Christine (Phoebe Cates), a student at an exclusive all-girls private school, is in love with Jim, who attends an academy for boys nearby. Christine's arch rival Jordan also has her eye on ... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Greenburg, Suzanne O'Malley | Director: Noel Black | Stars: Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine, Michael Zorek

5. Cracks (I) (2009)

R | 104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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54 Metascore

A look at the lives and relationships among girls at an elite boarding school.

Writers: Ben Court, Caroline Ip, Jordan Scott, Sheila Kohler | Director: Jordan Scott | Stars: Eva Green, Juno Temple, María Valverde, Imogen Poots

6. Lost and Delirious (2001)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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53 Metascore

A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers.

Writers: Susan Swan, Judith Thompson | Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Piper Perabo, Jessica Paré, Mischa Barton, Jackie Burroughs

7. Madeline (1998)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

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Redheaded young girl Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic in solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. ... See full summary »

Writers: Ludwig Bemelmans, Malia Scotch Marmo, Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett | Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer | Stars: Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne, Hatty Jones, Ben Daniels

8. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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During a rural picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.

Writers: Joan Lindsay, Cliff Green | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse

9. Regarding Henry (1991)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

6.7
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Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits ... See full summary »

Writer: J.J. Abrams | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, Michael Haley, Stanley Swerdlow

10. The Children's Hour (1961)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama

7.8
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A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.

Writers: Lillian Hellman, John Michael Hayes | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins

11. Phenomena (1985)

X | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Writers: Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

12. Tanner Hall (2009)

R | 96 min | Drama

5.9
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40 Metascore

Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming of age stories of four teen-age girls.

Writers: Tatiana von Furstenberg, Francesca Gregorini | Directors: Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Furstenberg | Stars: Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson, Amy Ferguson

13. The Worst Witch (1986 TV Movie)

G | 70 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss ... See full summary »

Writers: Jill Murphy, Mary Pleshette Willis | Director: Robert Young | Stars: Diana Rigg, Charlotte Rae, Tim Curry, Fairuza Balk

14. The Little Princess (1939)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to Africa with the army.

Writers: Ethel Hill, Walter Ferris, Frances Hodgson Burnett | Directors: Walter Lang, William A. Seiter | Stars: Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter

15. The Worst Witch (1998–2001)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.1
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"The Worst Witch" series is based on the four "Worst Witch" books by Jill Murphy. It follows the adventures of Mildred Hubble, (Georgina Sherrington) a witch attending Cackles Academy. ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Duchêne, Emma Brown, Clare Coulter, Claire Porter

16. Flirting (1991)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

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Danny has been sent to boarding school, in this sequel to The Year My Voice Broke. Against a backdrop of bullying and sadistic teachers Danny strikes up an affair with an African girl, ... See full summary »

Writer: John Duigan | Director: John Duigan | Stars: Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman, Bartholomew Rose

17. The Trouble with Angels (1966)

PG | 112 min | Comedy

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Two high-spirited young students at St. Francis Academy For Girls keep things hopping for the challenged Mother Superior and her staff of bewildered Sisters.

Writers: Blanche Hanalis, Jane Trahey | Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, Binnie Barnes, Camilla Sparv

18. Love Like Poison (2010)

92 min | Drama

6.6
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Anna a young teenager comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local ... See full summary »

Writers: Mariette Désert, Katell Quillévéré | Director: Katell Quillévéré | Stars: Clara Augarde, Lio, Michel Galabru, Stefano Cassetti

19. Courage Mountain (1990)

PG | 94 min | Family, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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In this version of "Heidi," a young Swiss girl is sent off to boarding school at the beginning of World War I.

Writers: Fred Brogger, Mark Brogger, Weaver Webb | Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Juliette Caton, Charlie Sheen, Joanna Clarke, Nicola Stapleton

20. Innocence (II) (2004)

R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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78 Metascore

A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.

Writers: Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Frank Wedekind | Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic | Stars: Zoé Auclair, Lea Bridarolli, Bérangère Haubruge, Marion Cotillard

21. A Little Princess (1986 TV Mini-Series)

163 min

8.4
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Sara Crewe is the pampered darling of her father, an army captain, and the Victorian London girls' school where he places her. But when her father dies, penniless, Sara becomes a skivvy in ... See full summary »

Stars: Maureen Lipman, Amelia Shankley, Miriam Margolyes, Annette Badland

22. A Monkey in Winter (1962)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Albert is an inn owner who vowed never to drink again if he and his wife survived the war. They did, and the reformed alcoholic keeps his vow. But times have changed and soon after the war,... See full summary »

Writers: Michel Audiard, Antoine Blondin, François Boyer | Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Suzanne Flon, Gabrielle Dorziat

23. Loving Couples (1964)

118 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Three expectant mothers think back over their sex lives.

Writers: David Hughes, Mai Zetterling, Agnes von Krusenstjerna | Director: Mai Zetterling | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom, Gio Petré, Anita Björk

24. Boarding School (1978)

R | 98 min | Comedy

4.5
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This film tells the story about a group of girls at an exclusive German girls boarding school. Across the lake is an exclusive boys boarding school...

Writers: Paul Nicholas, Laura Black | Director: André Farwagi | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Gerry Sundquist, Stefano D'Amato, Gabriele Blum

25. The Man in Grey (1943)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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After a brutish, hedonistic Marquis marries a pretty young Clarissa to act as a 'brood sow,' he begins an affair with her friend who plots to take her place.

Writers: Eleanor Smith, Doreen Montgomery, Margaret Kennedy, Leslie Arliss | Director: Leslie Arliss | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger

26. Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1961)

Approved | 83 min | Horror, Mystery

4.8
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At a girl's school, several students are murdered by a snarling, wolf-man-like creature. Suspicion falls upon a newly arrived teacher.

Writer: Ernesto Gastaldi | Director: Paolo Heusch | Stars: Barbara Lass, Carl Schell, Curt Lowens, Maurice Marsac

27. Secret Places (1984)

PG | 98 min | Drama

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Writers: Zelda Barron, Janice Elliott | Director: Zelda Barron | Stars: Marie Theres Relin, Tara MacGowran, Claudine Auger, Jenny Agutter

28. Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942)

Passed | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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Dr. Gillespie is called in to investigate when a young man suffering from mental problems disappears on a killing spree.

Writers: Max Brand, Kubec Glasmon, Willis Goldbeck, Harry Ruskin | Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Donna Reed, Philip Dorn, Phil Brown

29. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Episode: Academy of Evil (1978)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Writers: Margaret Armen, Alf Harris, Edward Hume | Director: Ray Austin | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, Terri Nunn