Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 by Rob Hunter
(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. This week we tour some exclusive boys schools that won’t leave you cringing at the prospect of cruel cretins crawling out into the world.)
Private schools for boys, usually exclusive and typically religious in some way, have been getting a bad rap in recent months for the miserable behaviors exhibited by their students and graduates. The truth is these schools are usually no better or worse than their public counterparts, but it’s always the terrible examples we hear about the loudest. In an effort to counter that I’d like to highlight some of the less criminal elements walking the halls of the nation’s boys schools. Of course, this being a movie site means I’ll be looking exclusively at exclusive schools in movies.
Some of the best-known include Class (1983), Dead Poet’s Society (1989) and School Ties (1992), and while one of those is clearly the better film all three are memorable and worth watching (again). There are others, though, that while worth your time are far less known for one reason or another despite showing boys and young men we can be proud of. So what do you say I share a few with you?
Keep reading for a look at six good to great boys school-set movies that you probably haven’t seen.