Movies like The Class

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The Class (2008)
Original name: Entre les murs
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: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, psychological, bleak, harsh, interesting, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, high school life, dedicated educator, school, high school, french, education, high school teacher, respect, literature, student, realism, hardcase students, class society, boredom, illegal immigration, school life, society, youth, power relations, social relations, self discovery, interracial relations, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, morocco, caribbean, paris france, latin america, california

Most similar movies to The Class

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and psychological films with plots about youth, teachers and students, school, power relations, teacher, high school and society mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Class: Detachment (2011), The Wave (2008), To Sir, with Love (1967), Half Nelson (2006), Once in a Lifetime (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.0
 13K
The Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, social decay, friendship, high school life, misfit, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: estonia, europe
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100%
 7.7
 67K
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, bleak, serious, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, life is a bitch, unhappy, human relationship, dedicated educator, social problems, social relations, high school life, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
 7.6
 92K
The Wave (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, serious, national socialism ...
Plot: fascism, teachers and students, experiment, nazism, dictatorship, high school, german, teacher, classroom, anarchist, dictator, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: teacher, school, high school, high school teacher, teacher student relationship, youth, idealism, dedicated educator, maturity, teenage crush, high school dance, respect ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.2
 79K
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, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, basketball, liberal, student, african american, drug abuse, loneliness, friendship, high school, bicycle, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Once in a Lifetime (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a true story. In Léon Blum high school in Créteil (France), a history teacher decides to have her weakest 10th grade class take a national history competition. This will change them.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: high school, dedicated educator, teachers and students, ambition, youth, power relations, contests and competitions, teenage life, teacher student relationship, shoah, contest, parisian suburb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 2K
Skirt Day (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A troubled and emotionally fragile woman finds herself at the center of a firestorm, in this gut-wrenching psychological drama.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: teachers and students, hostage, hostages, mentally unstable, adolescence, high school, confined, society, power relations, hardcase students, immigrants, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Stand and Deliver (1988)
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, serious, thought provoking, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, mathematics, mexican american, education, summer school, cheating, idealism, dedicated educator, hardcase students, high school teacher, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, student, teacher, dedicated educator, school, hardcase students, urban ghetto, idealism, looking for sex, teachers and students, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
It All Starts Today (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in a forlorn mining town near Valencienne in the north of France, the story is about one man's struggle to bring life to his once prosperous village and its inhabitants. Philippe Torreton, who won a César for Best Actor with his title role ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: teacher, realism, dedicated educator, hopes, small town, society, power relations, life is a bitch, teachers and students, dysfunctional family, small town life, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, kindergarten, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, friendship, high school life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, youth, life is a bitch, teachers and students, family problems, school, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 23K
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: touching, sincere, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, innocence lost, teenage life, high school, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, high school life, unsupportive friend, school, misfit, small town, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: high school, teacher, juvenile delinquency, dedicated educator, hardcase students, education, idealism, urban, teachers and students, high school life, urban ghetto, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 4K
Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, down on your luck, countryside, dishonesty, family problems, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couple relations, crimes, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 16K
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, atmospheric, serious, sincere, based on true events ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, gang, drug dealing, school principal, reform, dedicated educator, hardcase students, urban, human spirit, idealism, teachers and students, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: high school, teacher, fish out of water, friendship, culture clash, dedicated educator, hardcase students, teachers and students, urban ghetto, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: feel good, serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: island, school, racism, teacher, dedicated educator, hardcase students, college, fighting the system, high school, human spirit, idealism, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 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: serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, buddies, social misfits, friendship, teachers and students, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, misfit, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social misfits, teachers and students, stuttering, disability, school, family relations, dedicated educator, follow your dream, family, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 26K
In the House (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: high school, teacher, teen angst, teacher student relationship, school, homework, teenager, student, desire, teachers and students, lgbt, homosexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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31%
 6.9
 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: bleak, psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, youth, social relations, teenage love, coming out, suicide, teenager, student, school, rape ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 275
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, sincere
Plot: high school, hardcase students, interracial relations, urban ghetto, social differences, high school life, youth, power relations, social relations, social misfits, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 132
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: serious, realistic
Plot: high school, school, drug dealing, friendship, dedicated educator, drugs/alcohol, teachers and students, drug abuse, urban ghetto, frame up, high school life, rebellion ...
Time: 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Freedom Writers (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, based on true events ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, high school, idealism, dedicated educator, teacher, urban ghetto life, teenage life, gang violence, holocaust, domestic violence, divorce, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 3K
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: serious, clever, realistic, offbeat, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, social differences, school, teachers and students, high school life, teenage life, working class, ambition, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Who Saw Him Die? (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sören Mårtensson is a middle school teacher. His classroom occupied by half-grown children. His work is tormenting him and at night he is haunted by nightmares.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: teacher, school, mentally unstable, mischievous children, teachers and students, youth, power relations, disorder, dedicated educator, classroom, forest, sea ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 483
Poison Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of college students are duped by a charming pathological liar.
Style: clever, serious, talky, realistic, biting ...
Plot: friendship, manipulations, student life, university, college, youth, power relations, betrayal, teachers and students, college life, friends, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: teachers and students, high school life, high school, state affairs, youth, power relations, social relations, against the rules, political unrest, workplace situations, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, tense ...
Plot: high school, rebellion, innocence lost, rebelliousness, teachers and students, high school life, youth, power relations, social relations, teenage life, undisciplined, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovenia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 967
Mirage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of Macedonia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: coming of age, school, poet, dedicated educator, single parent, rehabilitation, friendship, village, parents and children, urban ghetto, teachers and students, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia, france, bosnia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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