Movies like The Class 2008

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The Class (2008)
 7.5
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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, psychological, sincere, thought provoking, serious, bleak, harsh, interesting, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, french, high school life, high school, school, student, respect, education, high school teacher, dedicated educator, literature, teenage life, youth, success, struggle, interracial relations, self discovery, classmates, realism, coworker, blacks and whites, society, workplace, challenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, morocco, caribbean, paris france, latin america, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about youth, high school, teachers and students, school, power relations, high school life and teacher mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Class: Detachment (2011), The Wave (2008), To Sir, with Love (1967), Time Out (2001), Once in a Lifetime (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: tense, disturbing, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, society, life is a bitch, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, misfit, rivalry, youth, human nature, friendship, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
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100%
 7.7
 69K
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, thought provoking, serious, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, social problems, unhappy, human relationship, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, social relations, high school life, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 94K
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: psychological, disturbing, national socialism, based on true events, emotional ...
Plot: fascism, teachers and students, nazism, experiment, dictatorship, high school, teacher, suicide, dictator, anarchist, teenage life, society ...
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: teacher, high school, school, youth, high school teacher, teacher student relationship, idealism, dedicated educator, undisciplined, reach out, teachers and students, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, couple relations, crimes, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, dishonesty, society, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, semi serious, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: high school, ambition, youth, teachers and students, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, teenage life, power relations, ceremony, teacher, bus, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: realistic, tense, thought provoking, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: teachers and students, hostage, hardcase students, losing-it hero, hostages, immigrants, life is a bitch, spouse leaving, crimes, interracial relations, confined, breaking point ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 80K
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: realistic, talky, sincere, serious, rough ...
Plot: teacher, student, liberal, basketball, teachers and students, african american, friendship, drug abuse, loneliness, cocaine, coach, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: high school, teacher, student, power relations, urban ghetto, stoners, idealism, high school life, society, youth, school, teenage life ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 17K
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, sincere, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, reform, gang, school principal, drug dealing, uneducated, teenage life, dedication, human spirit, lifestyle, urban, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, suspense, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, friendship, parents and children, high school life, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, teachers and students, school, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: disturbing, gloomy, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: high school, culture clash, friendship, fish out of water, teacher, high school life, misfit, innocence lost, society, youth, power relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 25K
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, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage sexuality, youth, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: sincere, bleak, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: teacher, social decay, fighting the system, small town life, dysfunctional family, society, social worker, life is a bitch, teachers and students, dedicated educator, hopes, realism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: kindergarten, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, youth, teenage life, unsupportive friend, high school, life is a bitch, misfit, high school life, school, rape, sexual abuse, mute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 282
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: sincere, bleak, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: high school, ambition, society, high school life, militant, social differences, urban ghetto, social misfits, teaching the ways of the world, urban ghetto life, interracial relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
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31%
 6.9
 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: realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: school, high school, teachers and students, friends, social misfits, family relations, love and romance, rivalry, friendship, buddies, teenage life, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 8K
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, realistic, sincere, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, coming out, teacher, rebellion, youth, tattoo, hostage, teenage girl, prison, lesbian ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 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: realistic, serious, sincere, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: island, school, teacher, racism, culture clash, college, fighting the system, human spirit, mentally challenged, misfit, society, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: touching, uplifting, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: high school, teacher, juvenile delinquency, hopes, reach out, hardcase students, bad attitude, urban ghetto life, interracial relations, dedicated educator, undisciplined, gain trust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: tense, gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: youth, workplace, high school life, society, high school, social relations, power relations, teachers and students, against the rules, political unrest, rebellion, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
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29%
 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, realistic, sincere, serious
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, incest, eating disorder, homosexual, teenager, suicide, rape, gay, school, student, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 3K
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, love and romance, family in crisis, family relations, teachers and students, parents and children, writer's life, innocence lost, power relations, youth, teenage life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, sincere ...
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 ⇓
27%
 6.5
 488
Poison Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of college students are duped by a charming pathological liar.
Style: thought provoking, cynical, tense, talky, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, youth, betrayal, manipulations, teachers and students, student life, college life, university, college, power relations, friends, loyalty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: touching, psychological, serious, sincere, tense ...
Plot: high school, rebellion, coping, social relations, power relations, innocence lost, rebelliousness, high school life, youth, undisciplined, teachers and students, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, kids
Plot: boarding school life, cheating, reunion, hypocrisy, teachers and students, coming of age, rebelliousness, contests and competitions, haunted by the past, ambition, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s, future
Place: pennsylvania, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 170
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, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: kidnapping, gun, teenager, cell phone, rebellion, parents and children, hardcase students, confined, teachers and students, crimes, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.0
 139
Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: gloomy, tense, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, high school life, youth, drug abuse, friendship, life is a bitch, best friends, coming of age, friends, classroom, 14 year old, friendship between girls ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 4K
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, clever, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, contests and competitions, teachers and students, dedicated educator, school, rivalry, power relations, youth, ambition, hopes, life is a bitch, working class ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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