Movies like Lower Learning

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Lower Learning (2008)
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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 vice-principal, to rally the lazy teachers, expose the principal's corruption, and turn the school around before an end of the day board decision.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: school, fighting the system, ambition, against the odds, rebellion, dedicated educator, teenage life, youth, misfit, teachers and students, satire, high school life, society, idealism, hardcase students, rally, anti hero, high school, underdog, anti heroes, adolescence vs adulthood, media satire, power relations, boxing, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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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, high school life, high school, teenage life, friends, power relations and school mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Lower Learning: Kids in America (2005), Crash Course (1988), Chalk (2006), Serial Teachers (2013), Miss Guided (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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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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 ...
Style: humorous, semi documentary, psychological, captivating, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, power relations, lifestyle, ambition, hardcase students, youth, rivalry, underdog, high school life, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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83%
Serial Teachers (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: With only 12 percent of its pupils obtaining their baccalaureate, Jules Ferry High School is the worst school in France. The Inspector of Schools has already exhausted all the conventional means to raise standards at the school and he has no choice ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, feel good, captivating
Plot: teachers and students, high school, youth, high school life, school teacher, school, teenage life, silly humor, hardcase students, disorder, teenager, classroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, hardcase students, workplace, youth, power relations, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Ciao, Professore! (1992)
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, semi serious, realistic, whimsical, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, rich and poor, friendship, culture clash, coming of age, village life, social differences, fish out of water, high school, teachers and students, urban ghetto life, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Outcasts (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by uniting the outcasts of the school against her and her circle of friends.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: best friends, disorder, vengeance, high school, youth, society, coming of age, rivalry, teenage life, misfit, prank, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, friends, unemployment, politics, campaign, against the odds, society, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Harold (2008)
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, society, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, social misfits, misfit, youth, teachers and students, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.1
 21K
Mean Girls 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around a new high school student, Jo (Meaghan Martin) , who agrees to befriend an outcast, Abby (Jennifer Stone), at the urging of Abby's wealthy father in exchange for paying all of Jo's costs for the college of her ...
Style: witty, feel good, cynical, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: misfit, friends, high school life, high school, teenage life, social misfits, teachers and students, best friends, youth, high school hunk, bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Gym Teacher: The Movie (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dave Stweie was America's hope for the gold in the 1988 Seoul Games.... until he ran face first into the vault. After Suffering humiliation on a global scale, Dave eventually faded into obscurity and became a gym teacher. A gym teacher with the ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, teachers and students, family life, school, redemption, athlete's life, lifestyle, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, youth, storage unit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.8
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Expelled (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Felix (Cameron Dallas) is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with his friend’s help, stops at nothing to hide it from his parents.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, friends, youth, prankster, siblings relations, disorder, school expulsion, power relations, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Welcome Back, Kotter (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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
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 5.8
 7K
High School (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high school valedictorian who gets baked with the local stoner finds himself the subject of a drug test. The situation causes him to concoct an ambitious plan to get his entire graduating class to face the same fate, and fail.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, weed, high school, fighting the system, teenage life, misfit, nothing goes right, against the rules, rebellion, youth, manipulations, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The nerds are now in control of the university, as a result of Lewis Skolnick and the rest's actions in the two previous movies. A new generation of sportsmen arrive, however, determined on winning the school back. The principle, himself an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: school, farce, college life, disorder, campaign, social relations, power relations, friends, society, ambition, rivalry, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dear Lemon Lima (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. Downgraded to social outcast, Vanessa struggles to reclaim ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, high school life, against the odds, ambition, contests and competitions, imaginary character, teenage protagonist, obsession, 13 year old, teenage girl, coming of age, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Russell has been expelled from several schools for lewd, crude and nude conduct. Busterburger University is his last chance at education and satisfying his disappointed parents
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
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Time: 80s
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The Graduates (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four friends head to Senior Week in Ocean City, Maryland, to celebrate high school graduation.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, sex comedy
Plot: beach, satire, teenage life, teenage love, young lovers, buddies, youth, nothing goes right, love and romance, best friends, looking for love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Excuse my French (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Egypt
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Christian kid suddenly is forced to go to a public school after his father dies and because of a misunderstanding everyone thinks that he's a Muslim.
Style: realistic, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Plot: school, social differences, hidden identity, family problems, dishonesty, teachers and students, discrimination, religions or cults, youth, society, death in the family, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, egypt
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42%
Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marc Hall, a young man living in Quebec, registers his prom date as per his Catholic school's rules. He is denied his request, because his prom date is a boy. Marc Hall is an openly gay teenager in a very conservative Catholic school. This film ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional
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Time: contemporary
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41%
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Prom Wars: Love Is a Battlefield (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The graduating class at Miss Aversham and Miss Cronstall's School for Girls find that they have - in defiance of the natural laws of probability - all blossomed simultaneously. Capitalizing on their unique status, and intent on teaching high ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, ambition, teenage life, best friends, friends, rivalry, buddies, lifestyle, youth, silly humor, high school, contests and competitions ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Cult of Sincerity (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A New York hipster sets out on a a quest to create the most sincere T-shirt ever.
Style: semi serious, cynical, talky, humorous, witty ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, society, friends, dull life, ambition, youth, lifestyle, hopes, unfulfillment, farce, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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41%
Cromartie High School: The Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a good student named Kamiyama gets placed in a high school filled with disobedient kids, he steps up to the plate and takes a position of leadership. Urging the young slackers and rebels to clean up their act, Kamiyama is in store for a lot of ...
Style: semi serious, surreal, humorous, offbeat, exciting
Audience: teens
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Place: japan
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Senior Skip Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adam Harris, a semi-lame senior, is head over heels in love with Cara. Unfortunately she is the most popular girl in school. On the one day of the year that he could actually have a chance, senior skip day, he screws it all up by accidentally ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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My Life as Liz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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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, realistic, humorous, witty, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, social relations, friendship, youth, high school life, power relations, best friends, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, society, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Secret Lives of Dorks (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In The Secret Lives of Dorks, Payton (Gaelan Connell) is a pathetic dork, a comic book geek whose high school career is one hopeless faux pas after another. Yet he's a dreamer and madly in love with the head cheerleader Carrie (Riley Voelkel), ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Super Sweet 16: The Movie (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, friends, contests and competitions, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, youth, couples, high school, rivalry, birthday party, love ...
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