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GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (1998)
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GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (1998)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 a job at a prestigious private school to handle their 'problem class' that made the past few teachers quit. He must handle a different sort of trouble when the trouble makers include some of the smartest kids in Japan who prefer a more cerebral approach to torturing their teacher. Onizuka must slowly win his students over and deal with their mistrust of teachers while handling the distrust of his fellow teachers.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, semi serious, inspirational, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teachers and students, fish out of water, hardcase students, society, lifestyle, dedicated educator, workplace situations, friendship, teenage life, youth, street kid, underground, virginity, starting over, hopes, juvenile delinquency, new job, rebelliousness, win over, idealism, adult virgin, bad attitude, workplace, streetwise ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

Most similar movies to GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about youth, high school, high school life, teenage life, teachers and students, lifestyle and power relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka: Gokusen (2002), GTO (1999), You're My Hero (2003), Physical or Chemical (2008), Boston Public (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gokusen (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Newly graduate Yamaguchi Kumiko an idealistic teacher who entered Shirokin High to be a math teacher. Having high hopes for her students, her world turned up side down when she finds out that she'll be teaching the class 3-D the hardest class ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic
Plot: yakuza, school teacher, bully, school, teacher student relationship, teacher, hardcase students, gain trust, high school teacher, troubled teen, teachers and students, criminal syndicate ...
Place: japan
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GTO (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, power relations, bad attitude, starting over, lifestyle, youth, dedicated educator, streetwise, rebelliousness, teenage life, workplace situations, fish out of water ...
Place: asia, japan
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You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, teenage life, idealism, society, snitch, misfit, clergy, rebelliousness, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
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Physical or Chemical (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
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: realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, erotic
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, gay teenager, gay, teachers and students, high school life, teenage life, love, friendship, power relations, dedicated educator, workplace situations, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, europe, spain
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Boston Public (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Boston Public is an American drama television series created by David E. Kelley and broadcast on Fox. It centered on Winslow High School, a fictional public high school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The show was named for the real public school ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, teachers and students, teacher student relationship, teacher, everyday life, rivalry, youth, teenage life, society, social problems, idealism, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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Shimokita Glory Days (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Yuta Ono flees from the responsibilities of his family run business and attempts to get into college to get a girl. By a twist a fate, Yuta Ono then finds himself living with five beautiful young ladies. all of whom Yuta finds exciting.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, student life, harem, lifestyle, university, youth, romance, neighbor, roommate roommate relationship, roommate, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Miss Guided (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Story: Miss Guided is an American sitcom that ran from March 18, 2008 to April 3, 2008 as a mid-season replacement on ABC. The series follows the life of Becky Freeley, a guidance counselor at a high school that she attended when she was a teenager. The ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom, feel good ...
Plot: high school, teacher, school, high school teacher, dedicated educator, high school life, teachers and students, workplace, hardcase students, youth, power relations, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century
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Teachers. (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Teachers is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC. The show ran for six episodes until its cancellation on May 2, 2006. Loosely based upon a UK series of the same name, it was developed by Matt Tarses, co-executive producer of the medical ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: high school, friendship, teachers and students, school teacher, workplace, hardcase students, lifestyle, workplace situations, studying, boss, promotion, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
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Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
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Time: contemporary
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Teachers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Teachers is a British television comedy-drama series, created by Tim Loane and originally shown on Channel 4. The series follows a group of secondary school teachers in their daily lives. While the first series centers heavily around probationary ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual, witty ...
Plot: high school, high school life, high school teacher, infidelity, teachers and students, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, lifestyle, couples, thirtysomething life, unsupportive coworkers, buddies ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, sentimental
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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My Life as Liz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: My Life as Liz is a mockumentary style American television series that centers on the life of Liz Lee, a misfit high-school senior living in small town Texas. The series debuted on MTV on January 18, 2010. The first season finale aired on March 8, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: What About Joan? is an ABC sitcom that aired in 2001 for 2 seasons. It starred Joan Cusack as Joan Gallagher, a Chicago schoolteacher and the comedy of her day-to-day life. It co-starred Kyle Chandler. It was produced by James L. Brooks, Richard ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, high school, lifestyle, workplace situations, workplace romance, love and romance, workplace, teachers and students, high school teacher, power relations, friends ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
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Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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TV show
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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 ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
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Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Strangers with Candy is a television series produced by Comedy Central. It first aired on April 7, 1999, and concluded its third and final season on October 2, 2000. Its timeslot was Sundays at 10:00 p.m.. In 2007, Strangers with Candy was ranked ...
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, clever, semi serious ...
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The Suite Life on Deck (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows twin brothers Zack and Cody Martin and hotel heiress London Tipton in a new setting, the SS Tipton, where they attend classes at "Seven Seas High" and meet Bailey Pickett while Mr. Moseby manages the ship. The ship ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: inspirational, light, feel good, humorous
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Country: USA
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TV show
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Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, captivating, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: witty, clever, sentimental, humorous, suspense ...
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Time: 80s
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: supernatural, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, youth, young heroes, danger, rivalry, teachers and students, friendship, parallel world, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: A new couple, their exes and their children navigate the emotional challenges and tricky logistics of blended family life in this Swedish dramedy.
Style: sincere, entertaining, captivating, humorous
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, teens
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Model Behavior (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: This is a Disney Channel movie about two teenage girls, one an ordinary high school girl and the other a top teen model, who meet and switch places.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, lifestyle, fish out of water, teenage life, eccentric family, wish come true, switching roles, disorder, coming of age, youth, misfit, family relations ...
Time: 90s
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19%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Jane by Design (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Jane by Design is an American comedy-drama television series on ABC Family. The series followed the life of Jane Quimby, a teenager who had to be mistaken for an adult to finally get her fashion dream job and work with a world-famous designer, Gray ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager with an early onset of male-pattern baldness befriends his high school's janitor.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, social misfits, misfit, youth, society, teachers and students, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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