Movies like The Emperor's Club

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The Emperor's Club
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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, inspirational, clever, dramatic, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, cheating, teacher, redemption, friendship, morality, dedicated educator, pornography, mentor, destiny, teachers and students, boarding school life, childhood, school, life philosophy, catastrophe, fantasy world, underdog, unlikely friendships, runaway, youth, sacrifice, corruption, life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, 2000s
Place: new jersey, pennsylvania, washington d.c.

Most similar movies to The Emperor's Club

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about mentor, childhood, catastrophe, runaway, dialogue, storytelling and culture clash mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Emperor's Club: Dead Poets Society (1989), Stand and Deliver (1988), Lean on Me (1989), School Ties (1992), The War (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dead Poets Society
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, literature, teacher, poetry, friendship, suicide, philosophy, mentor, idealism, professor, dedicated educator ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 1950s
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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Stand and Deliver
Genre: 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, sentimental, touching, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, mathematics, idealism, school, underdog, dedicated educator, fighting the system, mentor, hardcase students, childhood, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   67%
 
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Lean on Me
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, atmospheric, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, violence, dedicated educator, mentor, school, hardcase students, bullying, coming of age, urban, rags to riches, underdog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   62%
 
 6.9
 20K
School Ties
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: realistic, serious, emotional, thought provoking, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, boarding school, friendship, football, anti semitism, cheating, working class, school, jewish, prejudice, jews ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, israel, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   64%
 
 6.7
 11K
The War
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, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: war, coming of age, vietnam war, bullying, friendship, childhood, father son relationship, courage, violence, innocence lost, morality, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, mississippi, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   53%
 
The Man Without a Face
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, clever, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, boarding school, teacher, island, mentor, coming of age, social misfits, dysfunctional family, unlikely friendships, childhood, physical appearance, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
To Sir, with Love
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: high school, school, teacher, idealism, race, teenager, british, dedicated educator, dance, coming of age, mentor, runaway ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: london, england, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
 7.7
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The Cure
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, terminal illness, aids, childhood, children, hospital, best friends, unlikely friendships, adolescence, mentor, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
Front of the Class
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: touching, realistic, serious, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: stuttering, school, disability, teacher, social misfits, childhood, mentor, family, follow your dream, life philosophy, life & death, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
Finding Forrester
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, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: mentor, writer's life, friendship, high school, literature, basketball, teacher, writing, coming of age, prejudice, school, dedicated educator ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, scotland, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
Gross Anatomy
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: school, romance, laboratory, opposites attract, college, couple relations, mentor, social differences, teachers and students, teacher, doctors, college life ...
Time: 80s
Place: medical school, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
Life as a House
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, divorce, father son relationship, redemption, hospital, parents and children, depression, death, single father, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
The Browning Version
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: talky, touching, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, self discovery, male nudity, life & death, science, boarding school, college life, drinking, marriage, mentor, school, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   42%
 
Akeelah and the Bee
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, underdog, mentor, courage, coming of age, friendship, dedicated educator, urban, contests and competitions, happy ending, kids and family, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
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Radio Flyer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, child abuse, parents and children, imaginary friend, dysfunctional family, bullying, children, siblings relations, mentor, physical abuse, life is a bitch, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1969
Place: cross country, california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
Stolen Summer
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, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, school, catholicism, judaism, religion, jewish, children, irish, jews, suburbs, parents and children, god ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, 1930s, year 1976
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
 6.8
 9K
My Life
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, talky, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, death, father son relationship, childhood, parenthood, family life, afterlife, reconciliation, life & death, life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
 7.6
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Ponette
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A four-year-old girl must come to terms with the loss of her mother and the reality of death in this award-winning French drama. Little Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is riding in a car with her mother when they're involved in a serious accident; ...
Style: talky, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, death, children, dealing with death, friendship, childhood, school, imagination, adolescence, hopes, mentor, bereavement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, tokyo, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
Little Man Tate
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, working class, mathematics, single parent, college, mentor, prodigy, hospital, childhood, genius, happy ending, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
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Two Bits
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, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, homeless, life & death, mentor, parents and children, coming-of-age, fantasy world, rich and poor, poker, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
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System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
 6.7
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Blue Car
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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, school, hospital, writer's life, relationships, nudity (topless - notable), poetry, teacher, loneliness, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   30%
 
Mona Lisa Smile
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, gender, college, stereotypes, dedicated educator, women, friendship, teacher student relationship, friendship between women, mentor, teachers and students, destiny ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, new jersey, yale university ...
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System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
Beijing Bicycle
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.
Style: emotional, serious, compassionate, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, school, adolescence, high school, male nudity, mentor, teenager, coming-of-age, childhood, teenagers, urban ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, tokyo, new jersey, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
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Foxfire
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, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, teacher, school, lesbian, vengeance, kidnapping, teenager, college, drugs, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
 6.4
 4K
City of Joy
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In this drama, a wealthy American doctor learns some important lessons about life in one of the poorest cities on Earth. Max Lowe (Patrick Swayze) is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he loses a ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, poverty, human spirit, indians, hospital, life philosophy, self discovery, mentor, homeless, clinic, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
 7.7
 7K
Not One Less
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Teacher Gao loves the students in his poor village and is devoted to educating them in the hope of their greater futures. When he is called away to tend to his dying mother for a month, the Mayor calls in an inexperienced 13 year-old replacement, ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: teacher, coming of age, poverty, school, children, elementary school, dedicated educator, friendship, childhood, mentor, obsessive quest, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, tokyo, japan, new jersey, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   31%
 
Jack the Bear
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: redemption, dysfunctional family, single parent, dealing with death, hospital, single father, family drama, childhood, parents and children, loneliness, adolescence, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
 7.4
 2K
Tully
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, dysfunctional family, young lovers, single father, family drama, relationships, crumbling marriage, romance, drinking, loneliness, opposites attract ...
Place: england, nebraska, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
 7.1
 2K
The Chosen
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, coming of age, father son relationship, religion, jews, judaism, unlikely friendships, jewish, childhood, interracial relations, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, israel, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   32%
 
 7.4
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Chocolate
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, serious, reflective ...
Plot: culture clash, colonialism, coming of age, racism, french, interracial relations, jazz, relationships, social differences, storytelling, prejudice, childhood ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   24%
 
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