Movies like The Chocolate War

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The Chocolate War (1988)
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The Chocolate War (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by selling chocolates.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, surreal, suspenseful
Plot: high school, boxing, student, chocolate, catholic, catholic school, youth, gang, politics, teachers and students, fighting the system, manipulations, money raising, high school life, manipulation, society, coming of age, underdog, coping, power relations, fundraiser, teenager, football, school, gay ...
Time: 80s

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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, school, high school, society, power relations, teacher and teachers and students mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Chocolate War: Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005), Foxfire (1996), Odd Girl Out (2005), Half Nelson (2006), To Play or To Die (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: boarding school, friends, self discovery, lifestyle, misfit, teachers and students, dedicated educator, hardcase students, teenage life, power relations, coming of age, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
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95%
 6.2
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Foxfire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, teacher, youth, rebellion, teenage girl, hostage, tattoo, prison, coming of age, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.6
 3K
Odd Girl Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, school, family relations, buddies, lifestyle, friendship, high school life, youth, friends, misfit, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.2
 83K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: talky, serious, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, student, friendship, loneliness, basketball, liberal, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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To Play or To Die (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 48 min.
Story: In this short motion picture, schoolboy Kees is intelligent, introvert and sensitive, but gets ridiculed verbally and physically at an all-boys school by mindlessly cocky class mates and even insensitive teachers, especially in gym, where his ...
Style: psychological, sexual, sexy, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, school, misfit, high school life, gender, lifestyle, teenage life, power relations, when the parents are away, gays and lesbians, lgbt ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.6
 2K
Class Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Relations between the students and the new teacher of German are extremely tense. When one female student commits suicide, her schoolmates blame the teacher for her death. An awareness that things are not quite so black and white comes too late.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: high school, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, rebelliousness, high school life, innocence lost, social relations, power relations, coping, generation gap, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia, central europe
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
76%
This Special Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit-run school.
Style: sexual, psychological, sexy, touching, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, gay teenager, sexual abuse, school, friendship, coming out, youth, catholic school, pedophilia, clergy, gays and lesbians, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 ⇓
74%
 5.9
 171
The Beat (1987)
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, idealism, youth, fighting the system, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, society, rebellion, crimes, stoners ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 4K
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: realistic, serious, clever, sincere, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, teachers and students, youth, social differences, society, teenage life, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.8
 7K
2:37 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: incest rape, high school, brother sister incest, teenage love, teenage life, youth, social relations, society, unwanted pregnancy, social misfits, incest, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.3
 24K
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 ⇓
70%
 5.9
 303
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 ⇓
67%
The Devil's Playground (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural feelings are deemed unnatural acts and human lives are controlled in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, school, celibacy, family relations, catholic school, mutual masturbation, altar boy, hopes, siblings relations, sexual abuse, injustice ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 1950s, year 1953
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 74K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, depression, suicide, social decay, unhappy, social problems, human relationship, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, social relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
To Sir, with Love (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, high school, school, youth, teacher student relationship, high school teacher, interracial relations, idealism, teachers and students, hardcase students, society, dignity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Invisible Eye (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spying on her students, a teacher finds an exciting hobby.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: political unrest, high school life, society, rebellion, workplace, youth, teachers and students, against the rules, workplace situations, responsibility, high school, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 5.9
 271
Boys Love 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Aoi, a young teacher with striking good looks, has just learned that his newest student Sora is the alluring teen prostitute he once hired. Here the nightmare begins. As the walls of the prestigious academy become a percolating hotbed of sexual ...
Style: sexy, sexual, psychological, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: high school, boarding school, gay, private school, obsession, prostitute, teacher student relationship, blackmail, jealousy, prostitution, transsexual, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.5
 143
Maryjane (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teacher trying to break up a local drug ring is framed and arrested for possession of marijuana.
Style: realistic, serious, psychotronic
Plot: high school, school, friendship, drug dealing, frame up, drugs/alcohol, friends, power relations, teenage life, partners, urban ghetto, drug abuse ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 27K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, teenage sexuality, high school life, unfulfillment, adolescence, youth, teenage girl, high school student, high school, loneliness, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
 10K
The Wanderers (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The streets of the Bronx are owned by 60’s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard Price about the history of the Italian-American gang ‘The Wanderers.’
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sentimental, cult film ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: street gang, coming of age, gang, high school, pregnancy, gang war, cheerleader, gangsters, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, culture clash, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963, 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his new found sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, surreal, touching ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, friendship, gays and lesbians, teenage life, gender, youth, high school life, lifestyle, human nature, make believe ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 7.3
 2K
Conrack (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young, white teacher is assigned to an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina populated mostly by poor black families. He finds that the basically illiterate, neglected children there know so little of the world outside their island.
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: island, school, family relations, interracial relations, teacher, racism, hardcase students, college life, idealism, rebellion, misfit, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1969
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Heart of America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Starring Jurgen Prochnow ('The Replacement Killers' 'Air Force One' and Patrick Muldoon 'Stigmata' 'Starship Troopers'), 'Heart of America' is a powerhouse of a contemporary drama and essential ...
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: high school, school shooting, vengeance, psychopath, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, youth, kids in trouble, social misfits, hardcase students, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.8
 35K
Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rebellion, rebelliousness, boarding school life, friendship, humiliation, bully, violence, youth, lifestyle, society, human nature, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Up the Down Staircase (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sylvia Barrett is a rookie teacher at New York's inner-city Calvin Coolidge High: her lit classes are overcrowded, a window is broken, there's no chalk, books arrive late. The administration is concerned mainly with forms and rules ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, friendship, culture clash, fish out of water, school teacher, teacher, youth, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, teachers and students, hardcase students, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The City and the Dogs (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Four angry cadets have formed an inner circle in an attempt to beat the system and ward off the boredom and stifling confinement of the military academy, set off a chain of events that starts with a theft and leads to murder.
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: murder, investigation, isolation, snitch, military, army, violence spree, rebellion, vengeance, military life, fighting the system, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.5
 33K
The Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Style: sincere, psychological, melancholic, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, school, school life, social relations, self discovery, workplace, interracial relations, society, teenage life, french, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: suicide attempt, therapy, dysfunctional family, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, loss of son, coming of age, middle class, family problems, youth, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, texas, illinois, chicago illinois, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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