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Cheaters (2000)
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Cheaters (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.
Style: sincere, clever, serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, ambition, lifestyle, youth, teachers and students, teenage life, rivalry, social differences, society, contests and competitions, dedicated educator, school, life is a bitch, high school life, working class, hopes, power relations, teacher, motivation, cheating, competition, profanity, el train
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, society, high school, teenage life, high school life, power relations and hopes mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cheaters: Life of a King (2013), To Sir, with Love II (1996), Chalk (2006), Knights of the South Bronx (2005), Shackles (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Life of a King (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, rough, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, chess, teenage life, changing lives, rebellion, ambition, society, bad attitude, contests and competitions, gain trust, teachers and students, hardcase students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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To Sir, with Love II (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mark Thackeray (Poitier) is a West Indian, who in the 1967 film had taken teaching in a London East End school. He spent twenty years teaching and ten in administrative roles. He has taught the children of his former pupils, but is now retiring.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: high school, teacher, juvenile delinquency, bad attitude, urban ghetto, undisciplined, gain trust, power relations, idealism, high school life, city life, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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85%
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Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
Style: humorous, semi documentary, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, ambition, power relations, youth, hardcase students, lifestyle, rivalry, school, college, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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85%
Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: chess, school, misfit, youth, ambition, teachers and students, against the odds, juvenile delinquency, elementary school, lifestyle, high school life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Shackles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, touching, semi serious
Plot: prison, dedicated educator, human spirit, prison life, idealism, starting over, hardcase students, ambition, rehabilitation, hopes, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Our America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: journalism, murder, teenage life, uncover truth, social decay, juvenile delinquency, racism, human spirit, idealism, life is a bitch, hopes, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.9
 28
Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, disability, dedicated educator, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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81%
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How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: realistic, touching, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, hip hop, teenage life, friendship, youth, follow your dream, contests and competitions, high school life, urban ghetto life, family relations, urban ghetto, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Explosive Generation (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Peter Gifford is a likable, dedicated schoolteacher that teaches a senior life skills class. When student Janet Sommers brings up the topic of sex and dating, he asks students to write questions on the topic, and will cover them in the next class. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, psychotronic
Plot: high school, teacher, hopes, hardcase students, society, dedicated educator, youth, high school life, teachers and students, looking for sex, idealism, school ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Speak (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, rape victim, school, high school, teenage life, unsupportive friend, life is a bitch, youth, high school life, rape, family problems, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Gentleman's Game (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: golf, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, prodigy, lifestyle, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, social differences, youth, contests and competitions, working class ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, surprise ending
Plot: pregnancy, hip hop, deadend life, high school life, against the odds, social differences, urban ghetto life, human nature, down on your luck, teenage life, dedicated educator, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Lambada (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kevin Laird is a Beverly Hills school teacher by day and a mystery man by night. Using his lambada dance moves to first earn the kid's respect and acceptance, Kevin then teaches them academics. But when a jealous student exposes Kevin's ...
Style: sexy, feel good, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, college, school, high school, music, rivalry, latin, youth, coming of age, ambition, high school life, hardcase students ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills
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73%
The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, pregnancy, dishonesty, family relations, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, social relations, high school life, power relations, teenager
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Detention (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After some personal trauma, Wilson Walmsley is invited to work as a substitute teacher in a suburban public high school. He finds lack of authority and interest in the school direction and teacher body; uncontrolled and abusive students in an ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, biting, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, rebellion, confined, hardcase students, crimes, youth, society, social relations, undisciplined, power relations, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Once in a Lifetime (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a true story. In Léon Blum high school in Créteil (France), a history teacher decides to have her weakest 10th grade class take a national history competition. This will change them.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, semi serious, captivating
Plot: high school, ambition, dedicated educator, youth, contests and competitions, teachers and students, teenage life, school, contest, teenager, holocaust, science project ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, sincere
Plot: high school, american football, small town, teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, leadership, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, working class, sport, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.9
 2K
Sunset Park (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: basketball, sport, high school, underdog, society, hopes, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, hardcase students, lifestyle, dedicated educator ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Bloodbrothers (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.
Style: talky, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, moral dilemma, parents and children, sibling relationship, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, friendship, teenage life, working class, family in crisis ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, friends, society, parents and children, social decay, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Halls of Anger (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An all-black inner city school has to become an integrated school. Few dozen white kids are transfered there, but the black students are aggressively opposed to this. The school then approaches a tough black teacher for help.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere
Plot: high school, militant, social relations, power relations, urban ghetto, teaching the ways of the world, teachers and students, high school life, urban ghetto life, social differences, interracial relations, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.4
 301
America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, ambition, hopes, sport, society, rivalry, on the run, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, neorealism ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, against the odds, musician's life, lifestyle, working class, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth, music band ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.4
 20K
Lean on Me (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When principal Joe Clark takes over decaying Eastside High School, he's faced with students wearing gang colors and graffiti-covered walls. Determined to do anything he must to turn the school around, he expels suspected drug dealers, padlocks ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, gang, reform, school principal, drug dealing, human spirit, teachers and students, unwanted pregnancy, urban ghetto life, high school life, teenage life, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Sunday School Musical (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two competing groups of high school students must rally together and enter a song and dance competition in order to save their church from closing.
Style: humorous, light, exciting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, church, friends, lifestyle, follow your dream, rivalry, music band, ambition, teenage love, teachers and students, save the day, choir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.5
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Odd Girl Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, high school life, school, family relations, lifestyle, buddies, friendship, friends, rivalry, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.3
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The Beat (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, fighting the system, youth, idealism, rebellion, dedicated educator, society, life is a bitch, crimes, stoners ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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67%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human spirit, teenage love, society, hopes, win over, social misfits, teenage life, love and romance, follow your dream, misfit, youth, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: rise to the top, lifestyle, human spirit, immigrants, hopes, single parent, youth, family life, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, latin america, usa, puerto rico, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%