Movies like The Emperor's Club

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The Emperor's Club (2002)
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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 a close student-teacher relationship, but results in a life lesson for Hundert that will still haunt him a quarter of a century later.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, clever, gloomy, serious, emotional, inspirational, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: boarding school life, cheating, greek, hypocrisy, senator, reunion, confession, coming of age, boarding school, youth, teachers and students, contests and competitions, self discovery, ambition, rebellion, against the rules, hopes, haunted by the past, society, lifestyle, rebelliousness, idealism, disorder, bad attitude, insubordination ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 2000s, future
Place: washington d.c., pennsylvania, new jersey

Most similar movies to The Emperor's Club

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about youth, coming of age, friendship, school, teacher, power relations and dialogue mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Emperor's Club: Dead Poets Society (1989), School Ties (1992), Lean on Me (1989), To Sir, with Love (1967), Life of a King (2013). 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: uplifting, sentimental, emotional, intellectual, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, poet, teacher, teaching the ways of the world, youth, poetry, coming of age, dedicated educator, professor, suicide, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 1950s
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: anti semitism, high school, friendship, coming of age, football, boarding school life, preparatory school, working class, sport, society, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, israel, boston
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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, uplifting, rough, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, reform, drug dealing, gang, school principal, human spirit, uneducated, dedication, teenage life, self fulfillment, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new jersey
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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: kids, teens
Plot: teacher, high school, school, youth, high school teacher, teacher student relationship, idealism, changing lives, power relations, undisciplined, bad attitude, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
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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: realistic, touching, rough, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chess, ambition, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, reach out, sport, high school, high school life, society, insubordination, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Stand and Deliver (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, mathematics, cheating, summer school, mexican american, education, idealism, dedication, teenage life, breaking point, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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32%
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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: disturbing, psychological, serious, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rebellion, friendship, rebelliousness, boarding school life, domestic violence, coming of age, humiliation, bully, child abuse, violence, boarding school, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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30%
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, romantic, inspirational, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, college, gender, society, dedicated educator, college life, fighting the system, friendship, friendship between women, stereotypes, graduation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
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30%
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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: touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, mentor, dedicated educator, basketball, african american, age difference, prejudice, plagiarism, private school, prodigy, writer's life, teacher ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, scotland, new york yankees, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, touching
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, bullying, rugby, boarding school life, teachers and students, hopes, idealism, youth, self discovery, social misfits, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
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28%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: gothic, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, cancer, divorce, architect, reconciliation, marijuana, dying, midlife crisis, house, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, human nature, society, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
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27%
The Browning Version (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: touching, talky, realistic, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, boarding school, love and romance, greek, college life, apprentice, dishonesty, love affair, couples, college, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
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27%
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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: offbeat, sincere, clever, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, social differences, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, hopes, power relations, teachers and students, dedicated educator, youth, society, high school life, working class ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, teacher, power relations, undisciplined, dedicated educator, urban ghetto life, city life, teachers and students, youth, idealism, hardcase students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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27%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, injustice, disfigurement, teacher, social misfits, false accusation, physical appearance, teaching the ways of the world, secret, gossip and rumors, mysterious character, suspicion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, bullying, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, parents and children, society, understanding, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, mississippi, asia, usa, mine
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26%
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Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, family relations, haunted by the past, friendship, teenage life, family life, self discovery, youth, parents and children, friends, hopes ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
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25%
Sticks & Stones (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: For three high school friends, growing up takes a dangerous turn when the local bully targets them with his aggression. With no one to turn to but each other, they muster the courage to take a shot at settling the score.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: junior high school, humiliation, boy, outcast, bully, baseball, bullying, hopes, misfit, mischievous children, friends, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Dangerous Minds (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, gloomy, rough, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, teenage life, amusement park, karate, changing lives, latinos, dedicated educator, urban ghetto life, hopes, life is a bitch, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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25%
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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: sentimental, sincere, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, addiction, school, death, life philosophy, bully, exotic dancer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
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25%
Gross Anatomy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Slovak is a brilliant first-year med student whose casual, nonconforming approach to life gets tested when he enrolls in Gross Anatomy, the toughest course in med school.
Style: talky, clever, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: school, romance, society, misfit, lifestyle, hopes, doctors and patients, love and romance, teachers and students, couple relations, power relations, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: medical school, new jersey, california
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The Ice Storm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, emotional, realistic, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, neighbor, thanksgiving, innocence lost, mate swapping, coming of age, guilt, infidelity, generation gap, storm, marijuana, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, first love, high school life, shyness, social misfits, love and romance, adolescence, friends, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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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: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, coming out, teacher, youth, rebellion, prison, tattoo, hostage, teenage girl, lesbian ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
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24%
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.
Style: realistic, touching, talky, harsh, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, friendship, youth, juvenile delinquency, high school life, friends, kids in trouble, lifestyle, teenage life, coming of age, teenager, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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23%
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Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: poetry, innocence lost, writer's life, love and romance, teachers and students, power relations, family in crisis, family relations, parents and children, youth, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
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23%
A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: coming of age, betrayal, friendship, love affair, teenage life, rebellion, college life, hopes, buddies, best friends, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: new england
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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: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious
Plot: boarding school, school, teachers and students, friends, couples, social differences, society, friendship, tragic hero, idealism, youth, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, sincere, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, friendship, nun, rabbi, afterlife, society, innocence lost, religions or cults, suburbs, family relations, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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