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The Chorus (2004)
 7.8
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The Chorus (2004)
Original name: Les Choristes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, inspirational, serious, emotional, talky, realistic, intense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teacher, boarding school, childhood, music, teachers and students, orphan, boarding school life, musician, friendship, children, boss, school, choir, boys' school, friends, changing lives, singer, abuse, boys' choir, coming of age, youth, dedicated educator, injustice, intrigue, win over ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, new york, england, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and feel good films with plots about friendship, youth, coming of age, childhood, mentor, school and destiny mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like The Chorus: Dead Poets Society (1989), Like Stars on Earth (2007), Billy Elliot (2000), Pay It Forward (2000), Boychoir (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, sentimental, uplifting, intellectual, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teacher, suicide, coming of age, literature, poetry, poet, teachers and students, philosophy, youth, boarding school life, dedicated educator, professor ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and ...
Style: motivational, touching, captivating, inspirational, sad ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dyslexia, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, childhood, dedicated educator, school, teacher, coming of age, young heroes, shyness, teenage life ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
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Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, feel good, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, ballet, gay, father son relationship, boxing, dancing, follow your dream, audition, working class, hopes, childhood, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 90s
Place: england, northern england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 119K
Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: inspirational, motivational, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, life philosophy, parents and children, single mother, disfigurement, teachers and students, addiction, youth, school, child's point of view ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Boychoir (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: music school, choir, boy, music, boys' choir, teachers and students, dedicated educator, orphan, classical music, troubled teen, death of mother, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
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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, teen drama
Plot: rebellion, bully, coming of age, violence, friendship, corporal punishment, private school, rebelliousness, boarding school life, life is a bitch, boarding school, humiliation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: teacher, boarding school life, dedicated educator, coming of age, boarding school, youth, friendship, cheating, school teacher, ethics, adolescence, hypocrisy ...
Time: 20th century, future, 70s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Music of the Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.
Style: inspirational, sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: school, teacher, dedicated educator, music teacher, musician, violinist, music, female protagonist, happy ending, school teacher, fighting the system, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but ...
Style: emotional, touching, inspirational, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, classical music, school, composer, high school, teacher, music teacher, honest, musician, mentor, unlikely friendships, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 107K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: prodigy, music, child prodigy, orphan, musician, youth, child protagonist, childhood, musician's life, orphanage, genius, chance meeting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Monsieur Ibrahim is a story about a young Jewish boy in Paris who meets an old Muslim Turkish grocery store owner. The film touches the themes of friendship and love as the old man is a father figure to the boy as he teaches him of the Koran. The ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: muslim, coming of age, friendship, adoption, self discovery, youth, religion, koran, generation gap, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, europe, new jersey, france, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 4K
Together (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: China, South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a violin prodigy Xiaochun and his father head to Beijing seeking fame and fortune, they soon discover a fierce world of cutthroat ambition. But when Xiaochun is "adopted" by a famous music tutor, success finally seems within reach - ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: father son relationship, youth, ambition, prodigy, violin, rise to the top, musician's life, teenage life, hopes, human nature, teachers and students, music ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, tokyo, beijing china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 233
Mumu (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story a rescue, the rescue of a bad brat's life in the post-WWII period. In 1947, Roger reaches 11 years old. He's a kid badly loved, mischievous and specializes in silly things to do. He is sent to a small boarding school in a small ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: boarding school, children, teachers and students, school, mischievous children, hardcase students, youth, village, rebellion, parents and children, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: sexy, talky, atmospheric, inspirational, enigmatic ...
Plot: jazz, addiction, music, musician, friendship, alcohol abuse, rock and roll, bittersweet, drug addiction, solitude, segregation, transformation ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, art, dedicated educator, femininity, teacher, college, coming of age, women, teenager, gender, art history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Legend of 1900 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 169 min.
Story: The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of ...
Style: touching, breathtaking, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: jazz, pianist, music, genius, prodigy, musician, loneliness, child prodigy, orphan, ship, friendship, musician's life ...
Time: victorian era, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 303K
School of Rock (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' ...
Style: feel good, funny, sexy, humorous, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: teacher, music, school, rock band, rock music, music band, musician, teachers and students, rock and roll, battle of the bands, student, rock concert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 5K
Vitus (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Vitus tells the story of a highly-gifted boy (played by real-life piano prodigy Teo Gheorghiu) whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: child prodigy, prodigy, pianist, music, youth, coming of age, performance, family relations, friendship, rebelliousness, parents and children, overbearing parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Small Change (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Various experiences of childhood are seen in several sequences that take place in the small town of Thiers, France. Vignettes include a boy's awakening interest in girls, couples double-dating at the movies, brothers giving their friend a ...
Style: art house, uplifting, serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: child abuse, coming of age, childhood, traumatic childhood, breast feeding, school, teacher, little boy, medical, boy, professor, single parent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Little Red Flowers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Liang is a four-year-old little rebel, possessed of a pair of luminous eyes and a precociously indomitable will. His father deposits him at a well-appointed residential kindergarten in post-1949 Beijing, since his parents are often away. Life at the ...
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: children, boarding school, rebelliousness, kindergarten, boarding school life, rebellion, lifestyle, society, hopes, orphan, dedicated educator, road not taken ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
 18K
The Concert (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Romania, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A former world-famous conductor of the Bolshoï orchestra, known as "The Maëstro", Andreï Filipov had seen his career publicly broken by Leonid Brezhnev for hiring Jewish musicians and now works cleaning the concert hall where he once ...
Style: touching, feel good, twists and turns, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: classical music, music, creativity, russian, orchestra, redemption, violinist, adaptation, performance, prodigy, music band, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, russia, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, society, idealism, social differences, friendship, family relations, youth, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, teacher ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, year 1914, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.9
 93K
Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, feel good, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: music band, friendship, musician's life, school, youth, coming of age, music, teenager, rock and roll, teenage life, dream girl, singer ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, future, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: dedicated educator, mentor, basketball, prejudice, literature, friendship, teacher, coming of age, writer's life, prodigy, writers, sport ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, boston, scotland, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: inspirational, touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: tourette's syndrome, dedicated educator, school, teachers and students, teacher, social misfits, stuttering, family relations, disability, life philosophy, honest, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: louisiana, england, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Inside I'm Dancing (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: emotional, uplifting, touching, dramatic, sad ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, loneliness, character study, cerebral palsy, human spirit, life philosophy, life & death, handicapped, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Spud (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. John Milton is a boy from an ordinary ...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, feel good, serious ...
Plot: private school, friendship, teachers and students, fish out of water, love and romance, childhood, bully, teenage crush, teenage boy, little boy, preparatory school, school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The History Boys (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students at a Yorkshire grammar school in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master, a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their ...
Style: witty, stylized, melancholic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: teacher, exam, gay, gay teenager, coming of age, education, lgbt, youth, lifestyle, friends, anti conformity, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, yorkshire, london, new jersey, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.5
 4K
Valentin (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Valentin, a 9-year-old boy living with his grandmother in late-1960s Buenos Aires, believes his family has problems that only he can solve. The youngster dreams of being reunited with his mother, who's separated from Valentin's abusive ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sweet, lyrical, uplifting ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, astronaut, dysfunctional family, loneliness, little boy, children, family problems, parents and children, misfit, elementary school, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Shall We Dance? (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Style: feel good, touching, inspirational, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: friendship, couple relations, follow your dream, dancing, dancer's life, dance school, teachers and students, marriage, rags to riches, family, hopes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%