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Ciao, Professore! (1992)
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Ciao, Professore! (1992)
Original name: Io speriamo che me la cavo
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bureaucratic snafu sends Marco Tullio Sperelli, a portly, middle-aged northern Italian, to teach third grade in a poor town outside Naples
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, whimsical, melancholic, light, weird, nostalgic, talky, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, rich and poor, friendship, culture clash, coming of age, teenage life, village, youth, friends, misfit, teachers and students, self discovery, rebellion, village life, hopes, urban ghetto life, high school life, juvenile delinquency, social differences, society, buddies, high school, opposites attract, idealism, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about youth, school, friends, power relations, high school life, high school and teenage life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Ciao, Professore!: White Collar Blues (1975), Lower Learning (2008), Crash Course (1988), Night Before the Exams (2006), Class Act (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
White Collar Blues (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Paolo Villaggio's books "Fantozzi" and "Il secondo, tragico Fantozzi", which are popular in Italy, this film tells the story of an unfortunate accountant's life over the course of one year, shown in a variety ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, cult film
Plot: office, nothing goes right, disorder, workplace, goofy hero, farce, down on your luck, boss and employee, workplace situations, power relations, surrealism, bad luck ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
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Lower Learning (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Barry Goldwater Elementary is on the brink of collapse: the lowest test scores in the state, teachers who are either drunk or having sex on school grounds, and a principal who extorts money from parents. It's up to Tom, the down-on-his-luck ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: school, against the odds, fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, dedicated educator, teachers and students, teenage life, high school life, idealism, satire, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Crash Course (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Some students taking driver's ed during the summer. Among the students is Riko, a cocky guy; Chad, a guy from a privileged background, who's terrified to get behind the wheel; Vanessa, who's over protective mom who wouldn't allow ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: high school, power relations, urban ghetto, adolescence vs adulthood, school, teachers and students, urban ghetto life, high school life, teenage life, stoners, dedicated educator, youth ...
Time: 80s
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Night Before the Exams (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rome, 1989. Luca Molinari meets Claudia in a party, both of them are stressed about the upcoming final exams. Luca falls in love with the girl and now spends his time looking for her. He is assisted by his inseparable friends: Alice, Richard, ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, lifestyle, buddies, love and romance, youth, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, high school, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Class Act (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records, everyone thinks each is the other one. Now, Duncan kind of likes the attention from being thought of as a real bad dude, if only ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, high school, juvenile delinquency, buddies, partners, youth, society, misfit, dedicated educator, misfit partners, odd couple, hardcase students ...
Time: 90s
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Kids in America (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Inspired by real events, this ribald comedy pits an unlikely gang of students against their principal after she bars safe-sex activities on campus. Protesting Principal Weller's muzzling of free speech, the teens stage a bold and hilarious ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, safe sex, teenage life, sexual relations, friendship, lifestyle, rebellion, high school life, school, power relations, hopes, gender ...
Time: contemporary
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Ducoboo (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ducoboo is a very inventive dunce and joker, he is very resourceful at finding new ways to copy from his neighbor, to cheat or to defy the teacher's authority.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: kids
Plot: mischievous children, elementary school, friendship, lifestyle, rebellion, dedicated educator, young heroes, buddies, misfit, hardcase students, youth, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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All I Wanna Do (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If there's one thing this wild group of friends at an all-girls high school has learned, it's how to get what they want! So when word leaks out that their school is about to merge with an all-boys academy, some of the students strike ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, school, battle of the sexes, coming of age, friendship between girls, teenage life, teenage love, buddies, gender, rebelliousness, teachers and students, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
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50%
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Welcome Back, Kotter (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Welcome Back, Kotter is an American television sitcom starring Gabe Kaplan and featuring a young John Travolta. Videotaped in front of a live studio audience, it originally aired on the ABC network from September 9, 1975, to June 8, 1979.
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: high school, idealism, reach out, friends, power relations, troublemaker, urban ghetto, hardcase students, urban ghetto life, urban, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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48%
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Party Girl (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Although Mary has little income, she still finds ways to spend her nights at clubs. After being arrested for throwing an illegal rave, she asks her aunt Judy for bail money. Judy then finds Mary a job at her library so that Mary can repay her. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, lebanese, library, librarian, party, coming of age, society, lifestyle, romance, opposites attract, misfit, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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The Liverpool Goalie (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Jo is a smart thinker of a guy, and has a very vivid imagination, but is bothered by his fellow classmates, and is a rather hopeless soccer goalie. Still he tries to cope with this difficult time in life. He's doing the ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, witty, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Who Shot Patakango? (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale set in Brooklyn during the late '50s which centers around the high school life of a group of teens that have to deal with racial tensions at their interracial vocational high school.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: school, teachers and students, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, college life, high school, racism, interracial relations, teenage life, college, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: new york
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42%
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 96 min.
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Audience: date night
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39%
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers ...
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Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (1992)
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Phat Beach (1996)
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34%
White as Milk, Red as Blood (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 102 min.
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