Highest-Rated Movies about 'School', Sort by Popularity


Outback (1971), The Blue Angel (1930), The Blue Angel (1930), Promises (2001), A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969), Loveling (2018), House Party (1990), Virgin Mountain (2015) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best School movies.


Outback (1971)

After finishing up the school term in a remote outback town, teacher John Grant (Gary Bond) looks forward to spending his holiday with his girlfriend in Sydney. But John gets waylaid in a mining town where a gambling spree leaves him completely broke. He quickly falls in with the hard-drinking locals, who constantly ply him with alcohol and force him to participate in a gruesome kangaroo hunt. Disgusted, John tries to hitchhike out of town and, when that fails, begins to contemplate suicide.

schoolteacher, sheriff, doctor, alcoholic, frightful, gritty, school

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The Blue Angel (1930)

Prim educator Immanuel Rath (Emil Jannings) finds some of his students ogling racy photos of cabaret performer Lola Lola (Marlene Dietrich) and visits a local club, The Blue Angel, in an attempt to catch them there. Seeing Lola perform, the teacher is driven mad with lust, eventually resigning his position at the school to marry his beloved. However, married life with a woman whose job is to make men desire her proves more difficult than Rath imagined.

teacher, singer, student, lover, cabaret performer, sultry, melodramatic

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The Blue Angel (1930)

Josef von Sternberg's classic tells of a middle-aged professor whose obsession with a young cabaret singer leads to his downfall.

teacher, singer, student, lover, cabaret performer, sultry, melodramatic

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Promises (2001)

A glimpse at the Arab-Israeli conflict as seen through the eyes of seven Palestinian and Jewish children.

young boy, young girl, moving, profound, israel, palestine, family home

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A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)

Charlie Brown wins a slot in the national spelling bee in the "Peanuts" gang's first big-screen adventure.

charlie brown, snoopy, linus van pelt, lucy van pelt, cool, heartwarming, school

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Loveling (2018)

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Irene has only a few days to overcome her anxiety about sending her eldest son out into the world on his own.

mother, father, child, brother, sister, teen boy, touching

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House Party (1990)

Kid is grounded by his dad for fighting, but he is determined to sneak out to go to a huge party at Play's house and meet up with the hottest girl in school.

student, father, dj, rapper, bully, love interest, amusing

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Virgin Mountain (2015)

Fusi, a 43-year-old man who still lives with his mother, goes about his monotonous routine until he meets Alma and Hera.

virgin, loner, old man, amusing, mountain, school, dance

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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

A teacher and three schoolgirls at Appleyard College disappear in 1900.

student, young girl, young boy, headmistress, teacher, police officer, eerie

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Lazybones (1925)

"Lazybones" Steve (Buck Jones) is fawned over by his girlfriend, Agnes (Jane Novak) and doting mother. But, when he saves Agnes' sister from a suicide attempt, this loafer suddenly finds himself raising her secret newborn daughter, Kit. His easy life turns hard when the town assumes she's his illegitimate child. Steve is called to fight in World War I, and when he returns Kit is no longer a picked-on kid but a beautiful woman (Madge Bellamy). Then his love becomes not quite so paternal.

man, mother, adopted daughter, troubled woman, girlfriend, mother-in-law, mushy

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Troubled Water (2008)

After serving time in prison for the murder of a child, Jan Thomas (Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen) finds work as a church organist, where he wins the affections of Anna (Ellen Dorrit Petersen), a single mother and pastor. Having acquired the job under his middle name, Thomas, Jan conceals his past from Anna as their relationship progresses. However, he cannot maintain his secret when the mother of the murdered child (Trine Dyrholm) recognizes him at the church.

organist, pastor, mother, son, daughter, tense, dark

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Peppermint Soda (1979)

Two teenage sisters (Eleonore Klarwein, Odile Michel) go through growing pains and pleasures in 1963 France.

teen girl, sister, single mother, teacher, winsome, spirited, paris

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The Road Home (1999)

A Chinese businessman (Honglei Sun) recalls the story of the courtship of his mother (Ziyi Zhang) and father (Yulian Zhao), on the occasion of the old man's death.

businessman, father, teacher, mother, student, communist, passionate

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Honeytrap (2014)

Layla, a 15-year-old living in Brixton, becomes involved with a gang and must set up a boy to be killed.

teen girl, gang leader, gang member, teen boy, bully, bleak, brutal

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Times and Winds (2006)

Three youngsters lead difficult lives in a poor, rural mountain village in northern Turkey. Omer (Ozkan Ozen) hates his father, the village Imam, and imagines different ways to kill him. His friend Yakup (Ali Bey Kayali) has a secret infatuation with his teacher. Yildiz (Elit Iscan) must handle the housework handed out by her severe mother. Their tough existence is tempered by the wonder and excitement of youth, as their daily lives are divided into five sections, separated by prayer sessions.

villager, young boy, young girl, teacher, religious person, solemn, emotional

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Ocean Waves (1993)

The arrival of a pretty transfer student from Tokyo sets in motion a change in the relationship between two best friends.

student, teacher, young girl, young boy, lover, friend, amusing

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Mouchette (1967)

Young teen Mouchette (Nadine Nortier) faces hardships everywhere in her difficult life. Her father (Paul Hébert) is a cruel drunk who neglects her. Meanwhile, her mother (Marie Cardinal) lies ill, slowly dying. One day, fleeing a rainstorm, Mouchette comes across Arsène (Jean-Claude Guilbert), a poacher with a violent streak. He lets her take shelter in his cabin but then assaults her. Arsène even blackmails Mouchette to involve her in a cover-up for a crime he's committed.

teen girl, father, mother, poacher, warden, teacher, dark

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The Student (2016)

A high school student becomes convinced that the world is lost to evil and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults surrounding him.

student, young man, christian, friend, teacher, moralist, bleak

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Possession (1981)

A young woman (Isabelle Adjani) forsakes her husband (Sam Neill) and her lover for a tentacled creature.

young woman, husband, son, teacher, lover, creature, eerie

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Koshish (1972)

A speech and hearing-impaired couple persists through unforgiving obstacles to be accepted by society and live a life of dignity.

young man, young woman, son, mother, sister, amusing, hilarious

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The Way We Laughed (1998)

Studying to become a teacher in Turin, Italy, Pietro (Francesco Giuffrida) is joined by his older brother, Giovanni (Enrico Lo Verso), who has moved up from Sicily. While Giovanni is a worker with no schooling, Pietro shows considerable promise in academics, prompting the elder sibling to seek employment to support his brother's academic pursuits. Unfortunately, things don't go well for Giovanni and Pietro, and they face significant hardships as they try to improve their lives.

scholar, laborer, brother, emotional, melodramatic, turin, italy, apartment

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The Ron Clark Story (2006)

A small-town teacher (Matthew Perry) moves to New York and makes a difference in the lives of his students.

teacher, student, principal, father, inspiring, emotional, positive

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Billy Elliot (2000)

A working-class youngster (Jamie Bell) in 1984 England discovers a hidden talent for dance with the help of a hard-bitten teacher (Julie Walters).

dancer, miner, teacher, father, friend, inspiring, gritty

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Leon - The Professional (1994)

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

child, assassin, corrupt cop, mother, father, gangster, chilling

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Skin (2008)

A South African woman (Sophie Okonedo) appears to be black despite being born to white parents (Sam Neill, Alice Krige).

mother, father, daughter, boyfriend, friend, classmate, intense

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Shooting Dogs (2005)

In 1994 Rwanda, a priest (John Hurt) and a teacher (Hugh Dancy) at a secondary school get caught up in the genocidal conflict between the Hutu and the Tutsi.

priest, teacher, student, refugee, militant, soldier, emotional

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Aparajito (1956)

Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone.

young boy, mother, father, widow, sad, moving, india

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Children of Heaven (1997)

Two fearful children (Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi) look for a pair of missing shoes, then try to get another pair before their parents discover the loss.

young boy, young girl, father, mother, schoolgirl, teacher, emotional

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Children of Heaven (1997)

After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

young boy, young girl, father, mother, schoolgirl, teacher, emotional

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Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)

An overworked single woman (Juliette Binoche) hires a Chinese film student (Song Fang) to take care of her son.

son, nanny, tenant, filmmaker, emotional, winsome, paris

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