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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, teenage life, youth, teachers and students, contests and competitions, social differences, society, rivalry, dedicated educator, cheating, school, life is a bitch, hopes, high school life, working class, power relations, profanity, teacher, competition, el train, motivation
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about youth, society, high school, power relations, hopes, high school life and teenage life mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cheaters: Life of a King (2013), Once in a Lifetime (2014), Walkout (2006), Spare Parts (2015), 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, rough, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, chess, changing lives, rebellion, teenage life, ambition, hardcase students, contests and competitions, teachers and students, rivalry, redemption, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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95%
Once in a Lifetime (2014)
Genre: 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, sincere, realistic, semi serious
Plot: high school, ambition, dedicated educator, teenage life, teachers and students, contests and competitions, youth, contest, power relations, female director, teacher, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, brussels
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91%
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, teachers and students, politics, righting the wronged, fighting the system, rebelliousness, dedicated educator, lifestyle, against the odds, high school life ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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Spare Parts (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: With the help of their high school's newest teacher, four Hispanic students form a robotics club. Although they have no experience, the youths set their sights on a national robotics contest. With $800 and parts scavenged from old cars, they ...
Style: serious, uplifting, feel good, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: follow your dream, inventions and discoveries, contests and competitions, teachers and students, youth, dedicated educator, ambition, against the odds, high school, trophy, latin, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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, suspense, touching, captivating, semi serious
Plot: prison, dedicated educator, starting over, prison life, ambition, human spirit, idealism, hardcase students, rivalry, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: emotional, serious, rough, realistic, controversial ...
Plot: journalism, murder, social decay, teenage life, uncover truth, juvenile delinquency, racism, idealism, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, teacher, hopes, city life, urban ghetto life, hardcase students, interracial relations, dedicated educator, teachers and students, youth, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: chess, school, youth, misfit, ambition, life is a bitch, hardcase students, hopes, teachers and students, high school life, against the odds, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: against the odds, prodigy, disability, ambition, human spirit, dedicated educator, follow your dream, lifestyle, sport, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: touching, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, dancing, hip hop, contests and competitions, follow your dream, friendship, youth, teenage life, urban ghetto life, dancer's life, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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: sincere, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, teenage life, youth, unsupportive friend, high school, life is a bitch, school, rehabilitation, sexual abuse, rape, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, sexual, sexy, serious, psychotronic
Plot: high school, student, teacher, youth, couples, teenage life, stoners, power relations, urban ghetto, idealism, school, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic
Plot: sport, golf, prodigy, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, social differences, athlete and trainer, teachers and students, youth, contests and competitions ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dance, dancing, college, school, high school, music, coming of age, latin, nightlife, teenage life, couples, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, pregnancy, brooklyn new york city, life is a bitch, deadend life, medical school, high school life, lifestyle, human nature, social differences, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, youth, pregnancy, dishonesty, parents and children, high school, teachers and students, power relations, social relations, high school life, teenager
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: sincere, thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: high school, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, hardcase students, social misfits, youth, teaching the ways of the world, interracial relations, life is a bitch, militant, high school life, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 361
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: cynical, suspenseful, clever, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, confined, crimes, teachers and students, high school, power relations, re-education, undisciplined, social relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, hardcase students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 1K
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: suspense, clever, semi serious, biting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, teacher, student life, boss and employee, dedicated educator, gays and lesbians, teenage life, underdog, ambition, school, college, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: touching, feel good, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: sport, high school, small town, athlete's life, leadership, teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, youth, working class, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 745
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, touching, thought provoking, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, against the odds, lifestyle, musician's life, youth, working class, music band, society, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
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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, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, basketball, high school, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, hopes, dedicated educator, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, hardcase students, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, family life, moral dilemma, sibling relationship, working class, life is a bitch, family in crisis, friendship, youth, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, teenage life, family in crisis, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Emperor's Club (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school life, dedicated educator, cheating, reunion, hypocrisy, boarding school, teachers and students, coming of age, contests and competitions, rebelliousness, haunted by the past, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s, future
Place: washington d.c., pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Make It Happen (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Embarking on a journey to fulfill her dreams as a dancer, a young girl discovers a new style of dance that will prove to be the source of both conflict and self-discovery.
Style: uplifting, captivating, entertaining, light, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: follow your dream, love and romance, contests and competitions, dance school, ambition, rivalry, friendship, youth, dancing, dancer's life, music, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: realistic, uplifting, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, rivalry, redemption, on the run, youth, ambition, sport, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, touching, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, life is a bitch, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, society, family relations, social decay, family problems, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: uplifting, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human spirit, teenage love, high school, hopes, social misfits, follow your dream, love and romance, youth, teenage life, win over, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, exciting, light, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, church, friends, follow your dream, lifestyle, rivalry, music band, teachers and students, ambition, teenage love, save the day, choir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%