10 Best Boarding School Movies of All Time

Boarding school days are generally the best days of our lives. But most of us probably don’t think that way as it gives us the thought of angry teachers, bullies or any other bad experience. There are some of us who actually would want to relive our formative years, there’s something irresistible about a good school movie. After all, our teenage years were when we figured out who we were, who our friends were, and who we might want to be when we grew up. It wasn’t easy, but it felt important, even if only because we didn’t know what the adult world had in store for us when it was all over.

Many of us spent our formative years away from our parents in a boarding school. The experiences of boarding school are certainly different from a regular school. That’s why we thought of putting together a list of top movies about boarding school life. Here it is.

 

10. A Little Princess (1995)

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An astonishing work of studio artifice, ‘A Little Princess’ is that rarest of creations, a children’s film that plays equally well to kids and adults. In the movie “A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.” This film reminds you what life’s all about.

 

9. Wild Child (2008)

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One of the few teen high-school dramas Emma Roberts is known for, ‘Wild Child’ is centered around a spoilt teenager Poppy, who is sent to a boarding school called Abbey Mount based out in England by her affluent, widowed father, notwithstanding her ever-growing pranks and her spendthriftness. From the outlook, ‘Wild Child’ is more or less a female-centered teenage drama based out of a high-school, with friendships, snobbery, pranks, infatuation, social awkwardness and rebellion coming into play, combined with romance, sexual advances, homesickness, spoilt-brat conundrums, jealousy, and curiosities.

 

8. Taare Zameen Par (2007)

One of the emotionally wrenching movies of the year, and also, probably of the decade in Bollywood, ‘Taare Zameen Par’ is the story of a dejected, lonely, dyslexic kid Ishaan, who is good with fine arts but poor in his academics. Aamir Khan, who plays an art teacher in the movie, takes the onus of bringing Ishaan up to speed with the materialistic world while making Ishaan’s parents realize what true love actually is – impartial and unconditional.

 

7. Cracks (2009)

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Jordan Scott’s Cracks was one of the best movie of 2009. It was filmed in County Wicklow, Ireland. The protagonists of the film are Eva Green, Juno Temple, María Valverde, and Imogen Poots. It was very well-played by all actors, including the young girls, directed beautifully and using both impressive scenery and great costumes.

 

6. All I Wanna Do (1998)

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‘All I Wanna Do’ was a great and funny movie.  Movie had a great cast: Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffman, Lynn Redgrave, Rachael Leigh Cook, Heather Matarazzo, and Matt Lawrence. This movie is about Miss Godar’s School For Girls, and when Odette comes, she meets Verena and all of her friends, and becomes a part of a club that is named after cold raviolis, is held in the attic of the school. Then, when Miss Godard’s school is to become a coed school, the girls have something to say about it, and plan to ruin the Ambros School for Boys permanently! This is a real feel good comedy.

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