Movies like Bad Education 2004

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Bad Education (2004)
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Bad Education (2004)
Original name: La mala educación
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are followed through the next few decades, their reunion marking life and death.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, disturbing, melancholic, intense, sexual, sexy, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, child abuse, male nudity, teacher, priest, boarding school, dangerous attraction, first love, blackmail, gay, life is a bitch, gender bending, friendship, youth, romance, danger, society, couples, gender, sexual identity, sexuality, mystery, movie business ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about male nudity, loneliness, nudity (full frontal - brief), runaway, weird, obsession and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Bad Education: Tomboy (2011), All About My Mother (1999), L.I.E. (2001), Talk to Her (2002), This Special Friendship (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tomboy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Mickaël.
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, child protagonist, sexual identity, friendship, gender bending, family relations, youth, self discovery, dishonesty, society, cross dressing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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All About My Mother (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Style: touching, emotional, stylized, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, birthday, transplant, transsexual, aids, friends, friendship, redemption, lesbian, nurse, letter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: barcelona, spain, madrid, barcelona spain
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100%
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L.I.E. (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, touching, brutal, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male prostitution, sexual abuse, pedophile, coming of age, pornography, juvenile delinquency, death of mother, gay, youth, suburbs, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 104K
Talk to Her (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: friendship, rape, suicide, tragic love, hospital, coma, obsession, tragic event, ballet, life is a bitch, power of love, self destructing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, jordan, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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This Special Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit-run school.
Style: sexual, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, boarding school, sexual abuse, school, gays and lesbians, youth, coming out, friendship, pedophilia, clergy, teenage life, high school ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Forever Mary (1989)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A teacher discovers his calling. Marco relocates to Palermo from Milan and takes a job teaching in a reform school while he waits for a high school position. He tries to understand and motivate his handful of students, reading them colloquial ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: prison, youth, juvenile delinquent, reformatory, school, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, reform, teachers and students, prison life, transvestism, optimism ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
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Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, intense, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, strong sexual content, lust, paraplegic, bus, sexual relations, adultery, obsession, love triangle, desire, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, barcelona spain, miami ...
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34%
The Child I Never Was (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A serial killer dispassionately discusses the nuts and bolts of his grisly avocation, as well as the youthful traumas which helped to mold him into a psychopath, in this disturbing independent drama from Germany, based on the true story of of ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, murder, psychopath, sexual obsession, sexual abuse, child abuse, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, investigation, juvenile delinquency, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, year 1962, year 1976
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.5
 92K
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, rape, gender, lesbian, hidden identity, tragic love, gay slur, gender bending, sexuality, friendship, small town, disguise ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 11K
Law of Desire (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When porn director Pablo reluctantly breaks up with his boyfriend, Juan, he encourages him to stay in touch. Juan moves away to live in a lighthouse and eventually writes his ex, but in the interim Pablo has taken up a psychotic new lover, Antonio ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, stylized, talky ...
Plot: murder, love triangle, passion, family relations, obsession, love and romance, gender, romance, parents and children, memory loss, movie business, sibling relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, morocco, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 11K
Matador (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A conflicted youth confesses to crimes he didn't commit while a man and woman aroused by death become obsessed with each other.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: drowning, obsession, murder, necrophilia, serial killer, crimes, dangerous attraction, perversion, crimes of passion, sexual relations, femme fatale, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Recently released from a mental hospital, Ricky ties up Marina, a film star he once had sex with and keeps her hostage.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, strong sexual content, porn actress, love and romance, mentally unstable, inferiority complex, porn star, filmmaking, prison, sexuality, psychology ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 2K
Hardcore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Greece
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leaving behind a hard life with their families, two young girls end up in a brothel, fall in love and support one another against the adversities and violence of the night.
Style: rough, stylized, serious, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, drug abuse, life is a bitch, going straight, femme fatale, youth, love and romance, crimes, addiction, social differences, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 48K
Pain & Glory (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gay, filmmaker, movie business, introspection, actor, artistic creation, homosexuality, cinema, stage, desire, sexual awakening, depression ...
Time: 1950s, 2010s, year 1981, year 1985, 50s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Our Lady of the Assassins (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Colombia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: World-weary arthur Fernando has returned to his native Colombia to live out his days in peace. But Fernando's once-quiet hometown has become a hotbed of violence, drugs and corruption. On the brink of despair, Fernando meets Alexis, a ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, meditative, contemplative ...
Plot: gang, murder, drug dealing, gay, vengeance, teenage life, love affair, fall in love, deadly, youth, friendship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia, los angeles, usa, latin america, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, tense, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, writer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, journalism, crumbling marriage, love and romance, strong female presence, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 14K
High Heels (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: High Heels is a murder mystery comedy centering on flamboyant actress Becky del Paramo and her daughter Rebecca, a television anchorwoman. After being estranged for 15 years, Becky re-enters Rebecca's life when she comes to perform a concert. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, suspense, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, obsession, who done it, family relations, couples, romance, guilt, confession, love triangle, actress, singer ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, mexico, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Michael's Death (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Opening at the funeral mass for Mikel, we flashback to those that played a part in Mikel's life and death; his estranged wife, his traditional Basque mother, a female impersonator and friend to Mikel in his coming out, and even the local priest.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: funeral, society, crumbling marriage, coming out, domestic disturbance, unfulfillment, gender, couples, family relations, estrangement, friends, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: basque country, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Midnight Dancers (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brothers Joel (Alex Del Rosario), Dennis (Grandong Cervantes) and Sonny (Lawrence David) work together as dancers at a low-rent gay bar in downtown Manila, in the Philippines. Despite his mother's pleas, Sonny decides to quit college to work ...
Style: sexy, sexual, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gang, prostitute, family relations, nightclub, disco, university, gay bar, transsexual, redemption, island, college, survival ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
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Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch, downfall, drug dealing, family problems, siblings relations, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
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24%
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Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexual, sexy, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, village life, love and romance, gender, gang, gangsters, dishonesty, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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23%
 6.8
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Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphanage, orphan, redemption, kidnapping, friendship, thief, boarding school life, lifestyle, injustice, danger, boarding school ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 3K
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: urban legend, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, couples, crimes, gender, city life, urban, vengeance, storytelling, murder, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s
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22%
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The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, melancholic, psychological ...
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Crying Game (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Irish Republican Army member Fergus (Stephen Rea) forms an unexpected bond with Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Maguire (Adrian Dunbar). ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, touching ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Blind Sunflowers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ourense, Spain, 1940. Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo spend years hidden in his house with his children (Elenita and Lorenzo), trying to dodge persecution. Salvador, a priest confused after battling ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: repression, secret, confession, survival, life is a bitch, family relations, society, fugitives, love and romance, clergy, soldier, parents and children ...
Place: spain, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 10K
The Tribe (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine, Netherlands
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Deaf mute Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for deaf-and-dumb. In this new place, he needs to find his way through the hierarchy of the school’s network dealing with crimes and prostitution, the Tribe. By taking part of several ...
Style: disturbing, tense, rough, bleak, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mute or deaf, prostitute, misfit, boarding school, juvenile delinquency, abortion, bullying, gang, crime, crimes, young lovers, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.0
 137K
Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: bleak, art house, psychological, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: rape, female protagonist, morality, small town life, haunted by the past, society, gangsters, vengeance, mob boss, victim, woman in danger, rocky mountains ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but ...
Style: cult film, stylized, talky, surreal, dark humor ...
Plot: restaurant, gangsters, cheating wife, cannibalism, satire, cook, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, crimes, criminal's revenge, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 3K
Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, gender, parents and children, family problems, society, unfulfillment, family drama, sexuality, lgbt, depression, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%