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, suspenseful, surreal
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, chocolate, high school, boxing, catholic, catholic school, gang, youth, politics, teachers and students, coping, fighting the system, high school life, society, manipulation, underdog, money raising, power relations, fund raising, teenager, gay, football, school, painter, american football ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and psychological films with plots about youth, high school, society, high school life, school, teenage life and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Chocolate War: Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005), Odd Girl Out (2005), The Emperor's Club (2002), Speak (2004), 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, suspenseful ...
Plot: boarding school, friends, self discovery, dedicated educator, hardcase students, misfit, lifestyle, power relations, teachers and students, teenage life, corporal punishment, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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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
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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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school life, dedicated educator, cheating, teacher, ethics, hypocrisy, boarding school, school teacher, undisciplined, teachers and students, coming of age, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s, future
Place: pennsylvania, washington d.c., new jersey
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86%
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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 ⇓
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: sexy, serious, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, high school, school, gay interest, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, gender, misfit, power relations, when the parents are away, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
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79%
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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, high school life, rebelliousness, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, coping, social relations, power relations, generation gap, rebellion, emotionless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia, central europe
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73%
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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: bleak, psychological, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, brother sister incest, high school life, incest rape, teenage life, teenage love, social relations, youth, unwanted pregnancy, rape, society, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: realistic, psychological, semi serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, gay, high school, boarding school, teachers and students, private school, student life, transsexual, love and romance, teenage life, school, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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69%
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This Special Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 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: touching, sexy, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: gay teenager, boarding school, teenage life, school, gays and lesbians, friendship, coming out, sexual abuse, catholic school, pedophilia, youth, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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69%
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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: realistic, serious, clever, sincere, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, society, dedicated educator, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, teenage life, teachers and students, social differences, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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66%
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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, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, crush, teenage girl, coming of age, teenage sexuality, adolescence, high school life, unfulfillment, youth, high school student, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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66%
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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, loneliness, friendship, liberal, basketball, student, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california
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66%
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Bad Seeds (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quiet 16-year-old Louis, the high school headmaster’s son, has never been in trouble. His best friend, 18-year-old Greg, however, is his polar opposite: provocative, angry, violent, he has been kicked out of school for physically threatening young ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: kidnapping, youth, teachers and students, parents and children, parent child relationship, family relations, power relations, disorder, social relations, confined, crime gone awry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, celibacy, altar boy, family relations, school, catholic school, youth, gays and lesbians, clergy, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 50s, year 1953
Place: melbourne australia, australia
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64%
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, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, dedicated educator, high school, school, youth, high school teacher, teacher student relationship, interracial relations, idealism, studying, changing lives, dignity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
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63%
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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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62%
Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: surreal, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, friendship, gays and lesbians, gay, gender, youth, teenage life, tiger, pretense, romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Mamitas (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager in Echo Park deals with the loss of his mother and his attraction to a girl not considered "cool" by his friends.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, youth, high school, opposites attract, couples, social relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, society, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Han Gong-ju (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After transferring to a new school, a teenage girl finds her troubled past exposed when she innocently signs up for a singing club.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: teenage rape, high school, haunted by the past, coming of age, life is a bitch, estrangement, teenage life, school, investigation, confronting the past, family secret, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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60%
Student Confidential (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four high school students are led into the world of adult vices by their guidance counselor, a shadowy, suicidal millionaire.
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, erotic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, satire, suicide attempt, nudity (full frontal - brief), power relations, love and romance, juvenile delinquency, hardcase students, youth, coming of age, society, college ...
Time: 80s
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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: thought provoking, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: snitch, military, investigation, murder, isolation, army, power relations, boarding school, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: peru, latin america
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59%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: politics, discrimination, society, rebellion, lifestyle, righting the wronged, teachers and students, fighting the system, dedicated educator, rebelliousness, high school, injustice ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, year 1969
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california
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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
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57%
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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, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: political unrest, high school life, workplace, youth, rebellion, society, teachers and students, against the rules, social relations, workplace situations, responsibility, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
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56%
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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
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55%
A Girl Like Her (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sophomore year has been a nightmare for Jessica Burns. Relentlessly harassed by her former friend Avery Keller, Jessica doesn't know what she did to deserve the abuse from one of South Brookdale High's most popular and beautiful students. ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, hidden camera, high school, high school life, kids in trouble, teenage life, humiliation, female protagonist, filmmaker, mother daughter relationship, teenage boy, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Toy Soldiers (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five parallel coming-of-age stories dramatize the stages of grief. A youthful mother in a custody battle over her children, finds ...
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, coming out, teenage life, custody, addiction, family problems, misfit, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, bittersweet, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, high school life, school, social relations, self discovery, workplace, interracial relations, teenage life, society, french, dedicated educator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, caribbean ...
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54%
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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, rough, disturbing, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, rebellion, corporal punishment, rebelliousness, private school, friendship, life is a bitch, violence, humiliation, boarding school life, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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54%
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Ricochet River (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, teenage life, interracial relations, culture clash, society, youth, best friends, lifestyle, social misfits, small town ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: oregon, usa
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53%