films The Best Movies About Prep School  

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List Rules Movies about prep schools and prep school students. Vote up the best, preppiest prep school films.

While most people graduate from high school and pursue a degree at a college or university, there is a small number of privileged kids who get to attend a special school before college to help them prepare even more for their career. The idea is interesting enough that many films have been made about life at a prep school. What are the best movies about prep school? Vote up the best on the list below and see where your favorites rank!
 
The movies on this list have been ranked as the best that tell stories about what life in a prep school is really like. Prep school films aren't limited to a specific genre, so there is sure to be a film to fit your tastes and interests.
 
This list features the best movies about prep school including, Dead Poets Society, The Emperor’s Club, Mona Lisa Smile, Prep School, Never Let Me Go, and A Little Princess. Vote up the best films below or add a preppy movie that isn't already on the list.

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Dead Poets Society Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter Weir and starring Robin Williams. Set at the conservative and aristocratic Welton Academy in the northeast United States in 1959, it tells the story of ...more

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School Ties Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Brendan Fraser School Ties is a 1992 sports film directed by Robert Mandel starring Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris O'Donnell, Cole Hauser, Randall Batinkoff, Andrew Lowery and Anthony Rapp. Fraser plays the lead role as David Greene, a Jewish ...more

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Scent of a Woman Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar Scent of a Woman is a 1992 American drama directed and produced by Martin Brest that tells the story of a preparatory school student who takes a job as an assistant to an irascible, blind, medically retired Army officer. The film stars Al ...more

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Class Rob Lowe, John Cusack, Jacqueline Bissett Class is a 1983 American romantic comedy-drama film, directed by Lewis John Carlino, starring Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe and Cliff Robertson, and is also the film debut of Andrew McCarthy, John Cusack, Virginia Madsen, Lolita Davidovich and ...more

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The Emperor's Club Kevin Kline, Patrick Dempsey, Jesse Eisenberg The Emperor's Club is a 2002 American drama film directed by Michael Hoffman and stars Kevin Kline. Based on Ethan Canin's short story "The Palace Thief," it tells the story of a prep school teacher and his students at a fictional ...more

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Mona Lisa Smile Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal Mona Lisa Smile is a 2003 drama film produced by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures in association with Red Om Films Productions, directed by Mike Newell, written by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal, and starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten ...more

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Toy Soldiers Sean Astin, Louis Gossett, Jr. Toy Soldiers is a 1991 American action drama film directed by Daniel Petrie, Jr., with a screenplay by Petrie and David Koepp. It stars Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Louis Gossett, Jr., Andrew Divoff, Mason Adams and Denholm Elliott. The plot ...more

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cybercow93 added Prep School Carly Schroeder, Taylor Lambert, Ben Bellamy

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Nicholas Nickleby Anne Hathaway, Charlie Hunnam, Christopher Plummer Nicholas Nickleby is a 2002 drama film written and directed by Douglas McGrath. The screenplay is based on The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, which originally was published in serial form between March 1838 and ...more

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The Hairy Bird Kirsten Dunst, Hayden Christensen, Rachael Leigh Cook The Hairy Bird, also released under the titles Strike! in Canada and All I Wanna Do in the United States, is a 1998 comedy film written and directed by Sarah Kernochan. It stars Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffman, Monica Keena, Heather Matarazzo and ...more

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Handsome Devil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Prep School
Mike Williams Mendes added Handsome Devil Michael McElhatton, Hugh O'Conor, Moe Dunford

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A Little Princess Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham, Vincent Schiavelli A Little Princess is a 1995 drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, and Vanessa Lee Chester. Set during World War I, it focuses on a young girl who is relegated to a life of ...more

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Another Country Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Cary Elwes Another Country is a 1984 British romantic historical drama written by Julian Mitchell, adapted from his play of the same name. Directed by Marek Kanievska, the film stars Rupert Everett and Colin Firth. Another Country is loosely based on the ...more

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Preppie Connection is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Prep School
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Mike Williams Mendes added The Tribe Alexander Panivan, Alexander Osadchiy, Rosa Babiy The Tribe is a 2014 Ukrainian drama film directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy. Starring Grygoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova and Roza Babiy. The film is set in a boarding school for deaf children, where a new arrival is drawn into an institutional ...more

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Mike Williams Mendes added All I Wanna Do All I Wanna Do is an 2011 Moroccan documentary film produced by La Prod and directed by Michelle Medina starring Omar Sayed Nass El Ghiwane and Don Bigg, Simohamed, a parking guard and his 17 year old son, Ayoub. The documentary was shot on ...more

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Riot Club is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Prep School
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Blackcoats Daughter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Prep School
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Never Let Me Go Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield Never Let Me Go is a 2010 British dystopian science fiction drama film based on Kazuo Ishiguro's 2005 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Mark Romanek from a screenplay by Alex Garland. Never Let Me Go is set in an alternate ...more

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Outside Providence Alec Baldwin, Amy Smart, Richard Jenkins Outside Providence is a 1999 American film adaptation of Peter Farrelly's 1988 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Michael Corrente, and it was written by Corrente and the brothers Peter and Bobby Farrelly. Centring on Timothy ...more

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Innocence Marion Cotillard, Corinne Marchand, Hélène de Fougerolles Innocence is a 2004 French mystery drama film written and directed by Lucile Hadžihalilović, inspired by the novella Mine-Haha, or On the Bodily Education of Young Girls by Frank Wedekind, and starring Marion Cotillard. The film follows a year ...more

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Babes in Arms Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Guy Kibbee Babes in Arms is the 1939 American film version of the 1937 Broadway musical of the same name. The film version stars Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee, June Preisser, Grace Hayes and Betty Jaynes. ...more

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Ian Steaman added Making the Grade Judd Nelson, Andrew Dice Clay, Gordon Jump Making the Grade is an American film which was released in 1984. It was directed by Dorian Walker and written by Charles Gale and Gene Quintano. It was filmed at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

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These Three Walter Brennan, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea These Three is a 1936 American drama film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Lillian Hellman is based on her 1934 play The Children's Hour. A 1961 remake of the film directed by Wyler was released as The Children's Hour in the US and ...more

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Flirting Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Thandie Newton Flirting is a 1991 Australian coming of age comedy drama film written and directed by John Duigan. The story revolves around a romance between two teenagers, and it stars Noah Taylor, who appears again as Danny Embling, the protagonist of ...more

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Prep School Kelly LeBrock, Evan Ross, Edmund Entin

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Zero for Conduct Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon Zero for Conduct is a 1933 French featurette directed by Jean Vigo. It was first shown on 7 April 1933 and was subsequently banned in France until 15 February 1946. The film draws extensively on Vigo's boarding school experiences to depict a ...more

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Lilies Brent Carver, Gary Farmer, Marcel Sabourin Lilies is a 1996 Canadian film directed by John Greyson. It is an adaptation by Michel Marc Bouchard and Linda Gaboriau of Bouchard's own play Lilies. It depicts a play being performed in a prison by the inmates. ...more