Movies like Halls of Anger

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Halls of Anger (1970)
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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, thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, militant, youth, teachers and students, life is a bitch, interracial relations, ambition, urban ghetto life, high school life, social differences, society, social misfits, teaching the ways of the world, hardcase students, power relations, social relations, urban ghetto, school, basketball, fight, ghetto, student, teacher, female nudity, racial slur ...
Time: 60s, 70s

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Most similar movies to Halls of Anger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about youth, society, high school, power relations, high school life, teachers and students and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Halls of Anger: The Explosive Generation (1961), Cheaters (2000), Conrack (1974), Knights of the South Bronx (2005), Walkout (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sexy, psychotronic
Plot: high school, teacher, student, couples, teenage life, school, high school life, looking for sex, idealism, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, power relations ...
Time: 60s
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95%
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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: clever, sincere, realistic, serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, teachers and students, teenage life, rivalry, dedicated educator, society, youth, contests and competitions, social differences, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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85%
 7.3
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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: serious, realistic, touching, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: school, island, interracial relations, family relations, racism, teacher, power relations, culture clash, teachers and students, high school life, college life, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: chess, school, youth, misfit, high school life, ambition, hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, against the odds, lifestyle, life is a bitch, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, politics, righting the wronged, teachers and students, lifestyle, fighting the system, dedicated educator, rebelliousness, high school life, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: sincere, emotional, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, teacher, idealism, city life, undisciplined, bad attitude, urban ghetto, gain trust, reach out, power relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: bleak, gloomy, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: high school, friendship, fish out of water, culture clash, school teacher, teacher, power relations, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, innocence lost, teachers and students, teenage life ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.7
 77K
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, thought provoking, serious, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: depression, teachers and students, teacher, suicide, unhappy, social decay, social problems, life is a bitch, human relationship, classroom, dedicated educator, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 503
Shackles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.
Style: realistic, suspense, captivating, touching, semi serious
Plot: prison, dedicated educator, prison life, starting over, idealism, human spirit, hardcase students, ambition, hopes, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 268
Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: interracial relations, youth, life is a bitch, society, immigrants, misfit, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, coming of age, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, false accusation, interracial relations, racism, prison, aunt, convenience store, redemption, death row, urban ghetto, animal life, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Heart of America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Starring Jurgen Prochnow ('The Replacement Killers' 'Air Force One' and Patrick Muldoon 'Stigmata' 'Starship Troopers'), 'Heart of America' is a powerhouse of a contemporary drama and essential ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: school shooting, high school, vengeance, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, psychopath, social misfits, life is a bitch, hardcase students, deadly, kids in trouble, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 757
Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, neorealism ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, asthma attack, high school, musician's life, lifestyle, against the odds, life is a bitch, society, youth, hopes, music band ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The unintentional shooting by police of a star basketball player has profound personal, political and community repercussions in this acclaimed adaptation of the novel Hog Butcher by Ronald Fair. This was one of the more thoughtful urban dramas ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, murder, sport team, injustice, urban ghetto, power relations, politics, ambition, life is a bitch, crimes, youth ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
She Fought Alone (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: All, including school administration and a friend, turn their backs on a girl who accused a classmate of rape.
Style: disturbing, sincere, realistic, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: rape, high school, innocence lost, juvenile delinquency, sexual abuse, teenage love, fighting the system, rebellion, against the odds, youth, legal, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 34K
The Class (2008)
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: sincere, psychological, melancholic, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, school, school life, social relations, workplace, self discovery, interracial relations, society, teenage life, french, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: political unrest, high school life, rebellion, workplace, youth, society, teachers and students, against the rules, social relations, workplace situations, responsibility, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.4
 980
Lambada (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kevin Laird is a Beverly Hills school teacher by day and a mystery man by night. Using his lambada dance moves to first earn the kid's respect and acceptance, Kevin then teaches them academics. But when a jealous student exposes Kevin's ...
Style: sexy, feel good, semi serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dance, dancing, college, school, high school, music, high school life, nightlife, disgruntled, ambition, power relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 442
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, youth, racism, social differences, lacrosse, family relations, interracial relations, power relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, dishonesty, youth, pregnancy, parents and children, family relations, teachers and students, high school life, power relations, social relations, teenager
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, pregnancy, brooklyn new york city, deadend life, kids in trouble, medical school, power relations, urban ghetto, family relations, high school life, human nature, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Our America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: journalism, murder, juvenile delinquency, uncover truth, teenage life, social decay, life is a bitch, idealism, racism, human spirit, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: high school, youth, high school life, teachers and students, rebelliousness, teenage life, innocence lost, power relations, social relations, coping, generation gap, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.2
 84K
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, serious, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, student, friendship, loneliness, liberal, basketball, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 1K
Hello Herman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: high school life, teenage life, social relations, haunted by the past, youth, losing-it hero, school shooting, loneliness, social misfits, interview, murder, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 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: psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, emotional ...
Plot: hostage, teachers and students, juvenile delinquency, hardcase students, youth, mentally unstable, high school, breaking point, life is a bitch, society, immigrants, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 361
Detention (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After some personal trauma, Wilson Walmsley is invited to work as a substitute teacher in a suburban public high school. He finds lack of authority and interest in the school direction and teacher body; uncontrolled and abusive students in an ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, clever, suspense, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, disorder, social relations, power relations, undisciplined, re-education, profanity, high school life, teenage life, teachers and students, high school, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 172
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: realistic, serious, psychotronic
Plot: high school, friendship, school, frame up, drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes, misfit, dedicated educator, youth, rebellion, partners ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 18K
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, atmospheric, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, gang, reform, school principal, drug dealing, hardcase students, self fulfillment, reach out, power relations, changing lives, bad attitude, win over ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 1K
Behavior (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Meet Chala, an eleven year-old boy with a hard life and strong respect for Carmela, his sixth grade teacher. The pair develops a solid bond, but after Carmela suffers an accident, things get complicated…
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, biting ...
Plot: fighting the system, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, hopes, teachers and students, urban ghetto life, youth, rebellion, hardcase students, dedicated educator, society, education ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%