Movies and TV shows like GTO

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GTO
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: About Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old ex-gangster member and a virgin. He has one ambition that no one ever expected from him. His solely life purpose is to become the greatest high school teacher ever.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, starting over, high school, teachers and students, workplace situations, youth, power relations, rebelliousness, high school life, teenage life, fish out of water, uneducated, adult virgin, bad attitude, undisciplined, street kid, changing lives, virginity, lifestyle, teaching, teacher student relationship, teacher, student, school
Place: asia, japan
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Toradora!
Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Japan
24 min.
 8.2
Paradise Kiss
Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Japan
23 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to GTO

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and touching films and TV series with plots about youth, high school, teenage life, high school life, friendship, friends and romance mostly in Comedy, Drama and Animation genres. Some movies like GTO: GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (1998), Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012), Paradise Kiss (2005), The Prince of Tennis (2001), K-On! (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Onizuka is an ex-biker and gang leader who has one goal, to become the greatest teacher. He learns of the power and respect possible as an intern teacher, using his strength and connections to get his students to respect him. Now, graduated, he gets ...
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, hardcase students, high school, starting over, teachers and students, workplace situations, fish out of water, youth, power relations, workplace, idealism, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
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System:   95%
    User:   67%
 
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Sakura Dormitory is a dorm of the high school affiliated with Suimei University of the Arts (often shortened as Suiko), which hosts the strangest, most trouble-making students. After being kicked out of the normal dorm for keeping a stray cat, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, love triangle, high school life, high school, romance, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples, social relations, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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System:   66%
    User:   78%
 
Paradise Kiss
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Top high-school student seeks some purpose in life. A group of fashion design students ask her to be the front model for their clothing label "Paradise Kiss". Although she finds them weird, she accepts and soon blossoms as a person.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rise to the top, fashion, high school life, college, high school, romance, youth, designer, model, social climbing, lifestyle, fashion designer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   58%
 
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The Prince of Tennis
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Prince of Tennis follows the story of a 12 year old boy Ryoma Echizen who won four consecutive titles in the American Junior Tennis tournaments. He's an amazing tennis player and is considered a prodigy. He moved from America to Japan and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, prodigy, high school, sport, high school life, teenage life, school, youth, power relations, friends, superhuman powers, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   78%
 
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K-On!
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Story: Rock n' Roll may never die, but the Sakuragoaka Girl's High School Light Music Club might not be here to stay unless would-be drummer Ritsu Tainaka can find three more members to replace the graduated seniors. Determined to see that the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, coming of age, high school, high school life, student life, teenage life, youth, friends, friendship, teachers and students, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   66%
 
I Don't Have Many Friends
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Kodaka Hasegawa has just transferred to St. Chronica's Academy and he's having a hard time making friends. With his naturally blond hair and fierce looking eyes, people constantly mistake him for a delinquent. One day, he runs into his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, friendship, high school, high school life, teenage life, misfit, youth, harem, social relations, friends, teenage love, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   58%
 
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Toradora!
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, sincere
Plot: romance, friendship, looking for love, high school, wooing, high school life, teenage life, love and romance, school, schoolgirl, youth, best friends ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   55%
 
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Clannad: The Motion Picture
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clannad is set in a high-school located in some Japanese town. Okazaki Tomoya is a third-year student who doesn't take his studies seriously. Always late for class, he's seen as a delinquent by the rest of his classmates who are busy ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, high school life, teenage life, romance, terminal illness, coming of age, youth, love and romance, star, ear, bread ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   62%
 
Heaven and Earth
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Tenjho Tenge, also written as Tenjo Tenge, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Oh! great. The story primarily focuses on the members of the Juken Club and their opposition, the Executive Council, which is the ruling student body of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, gang, high school, school, high school life, teenage life, youth, siblings relations, legends and myths, rivalry, friends, female fighter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   47%
 
I Like What I Like, So There
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Hashiba has an accident and has lost all of his memories. When Fujimori comes to his school as his new roommate, He tells Hashiba that he is called Ran. He and Hashiba both have a split personality which they developed in their youth.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: young lovers, high school life, memory loss, romance, high school, teenage life, love and romance, youth, gays and lesbians, split personality, gender, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   47%
 
Ouran High School Host Club
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The series follows Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student at Ouran High School, and the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: gender bending, mistaken identity, high school life, high school, teenage life, youth, romance, disorder, rich and poor, dishonesty, society, cross dressing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   54%
 
Physical or Chemical
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Física o Química was a Spanish television series made by Antena 3. The first episode premiered on 4 February 2008. Before its televised broadcast, Física o Química was released on cell phones in Vodafone live! and on the official website of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, youth, teachers and students, high school life, high school, power relations, teenage life, workplace situations, workplace, love, gay teenager, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   58%
 
His and Her Circumstances
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: In His and Her Circumstances, like a drug, Yukino Miyazawa was addicted to admiration and praise from those around her. She worked hard to become the perfect student, the perfect girl. But that was before… him. Souichirou Arima. The instant she ...
Style: feel good, talky, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teenage love, young lovers, romance, teenage life, estrangement, against the odds, hopes, love and romance, friendship, youth, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
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Love Hina
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 544 min.
Story: Keitaro and his childhood sweetheart make a promise to be accepted at and to meet each other at the prestigous Toudai University before she moved out of his life. About a decade later, Keitaro has become an artist and a daydreamer, having ranked ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: martial arts, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, university, school, opposites attract, romance, friendship, looking for sex, college, love triangle, teenage love ...
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
Waiting in the Summer
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Kaito Kirishima is testing out his new camera, when something comes crashing from the sky, injuring him. The next morning he wakes up fine though, believing it was a dream, however during the day he experiences flashes from what happened and also ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, touching, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, benign alien, high school, young lovers, romance, teenage love, true love, high school life, friendship, teenage life, filmmaking, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
The Family Game
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the younger son is a rebellious goof-off for whom a tutor must be ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: dedicated educator, college life, school, family life, youth, college, family relations, human nature, parents and children, teachers and students, military life, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   57%
 
Life As We Know It
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: See life through the eyes of Dino, Ben, and Jonathan -- three teens experiencing the joys and pains of growing up. Although different in many ways, these guys have one main thing in common -- women. Together, their attitudes about women are ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexual, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, looking for sex, parents and children, teachers and students, teenage love, suburbs, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
Taisho Baseball Girls
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: underdog, sport, feminism, high school, sport team, ambition, youth, athlete's life, high school life, romance, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   53%
 
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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Yuta has a problem. As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with "chunibyo," a state where they're so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, imaginary, youth, supernatural, teenage love, student life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
Those Obnoxious Aliens
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. Earth's champion, randomly selected by the aliens, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: benign alien, odd couple, high school, contests and competitions, interracial relations, alien encounter, imaginary, space and aliens, youth, disorder, save the world, high school life ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   48%
 
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Swing Girls
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A tale of delinquent and lazy school girls. In their efforts to cut remedial summer math class, they end up poisoning and replacing the schools brass band.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: jazz, music band, contests and competitions, high school, music, teachers and students, high school life, ambition, youth, best friends, hardcase students, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   50%
 
 8.1
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Daria
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Daria Morgendorffer lives with her stressed-out, career-fixated parents, Helen and Jake, and her relentlessly cute and popular little sister, Quinn. Daria and her fellow outcast and best friend, Jane Lane, attend Lawndale High School where they are ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: best friends, suburbs, rock, verbal byplay, social misfits, eccentric family, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, high school, sarcasm, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
 7.7
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SuperGals
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Sporting designer clothes, make-up, and nails, Ran Kotobuki is the very picture of a trendy, young Shibuya girl, but don't let that fool you. This girl comes from a family of cops, and she’s ready to lay you out flat if you even think about ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: best friends, teenage life, youth, friends, parents and children, teenager, family relations, high school, marriage proposal, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, abandoned by mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   54%
 
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Azumanga Daioh
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Azumanga Daioh is a Japanese comedy manga by Kiyohiko Azuma. It was serialized by MediaWorks in the shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh from 1999 to 2002 and collected in four bound volumes. In May 2009, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, biting
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: high school, hardcase students, teachers and students, high school life, teenage life, youth, friendship, coming of age, friends, misfit, slice of life, birthday ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
Fruits Basket
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting, touching
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: curses spells and rituals, transformation, teenage life, love and romance, youth, friendship, friends, teenage love, romance, high school life, family relations, high school hunk ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
Strawberry Panic
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Nagisa Aoi is a new transfer student into one of the three prestigious all-girls Catholic high schools on Astraea Hill: a school called St. Miator (the other two are St. Spica and St. Lelim (known in the anime as Le Rim, for some reason). While ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, sexual, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, high school, school, love and romance, boarding school, youth, romance, gays and lesbians, high school life, friends, social relations ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   48%
 
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Clannad
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Tomoya Okazaki is a third year high school student resentful of his life. His mother passed away from a car accident when he was younger, causing his father to resort to alcohol and cigarettes. This results in fights between the two until ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, uplifting
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, high school, romance, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, fall in love, ambition, hopes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
 7.9
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Big Windup!
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Follows Ren Mihashi, who had previously excelled as his middle school baseball team's ace pitcher, due to his grandfather's connections as its manager. As he graduates to high school, whose baseball team his grandfather does not manage, he ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: self discovery, high school, sport, sport team, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, power relations, prodigy, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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System:   48%
    User:   51%
 

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Ocean Waves
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: At Kichijōji Station, Tokyo, Taku Morisaki glimpses a familiar woman on the platform opposite boarding a train. Later, her photo falls from a shelf as he exits his apartment before flying to Kōchi Prefecture. Picking it up, he looks at it briefly ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, teenage love, romance, high school, high school life, urban, teenage life, love and romance, youth, unspoken love, high school reunion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, japan
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System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
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Jailbait
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's not easy being the most popular couple in high school. Adam and Amber are the golden pair of Gaitlin High and are very busy being cool. Yet somehow Adam finds time for extracurricular activities, like making-it with Gynger, a sophomore, in ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, young lovers, small town, suburbs, looking for sex, sexual relations, teachers and students, teenage love, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life ...
Time: 90s
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System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
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