Movies like The Elementary School

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The Elementary School (1991)
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The Elementary School (1991)
Original name: Obecná škola
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is replaced by the militant Igor Hnidzo. He is very strict - but also very just. His weakness is his interest in young women. Plot by Mattias Thuresson.
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, atmospheric, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: world war two, friendship, school, teacher, self discovery, village, youth, friends, politics, family relations, teachers and students, village life, society, power relations, teacher student relationship, football, soccer, fight, prostitute, thief, fascist, pregnancy, student, nazi, motorcycle ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1946
Place: europe, czech republic, prague, czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia

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Most similar movies to The Elementary School

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about friendship, family relations, youth, school, friends, coming of age and storytelling mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like The Elementary School: Kolya (1996), Empties (2007), Closely Watched Trains (1966), School of Life (2005), Secluded, Near Woods (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kolya (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Czech Republic Director Jan Sverák tells in this Oscar winning film the story of the disillusioned Prague man named Cellisten Louka, who after a fictitious marriage with a Russian emigrant must suddenly take responsibility for her son. However ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: communism, adoption, musician, friendship, politics, womanizer, family relations, concert, funeral, cello, cellist, socialism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, moscow russia, prague czechoslovakia ...
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95%
 7.3
 4K
Empties (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Czech literature teacher Josef Tkaloun, who is past retirement age, realises one day that he no longer understands his pupils, and so he quits… dramatically. What he does not predict is that in doing this he will lose his sense of place in society.
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, hopes, dishonesty, couples, friends, family relations, friendship, parents and children, couple relations, starting over, grandfather grandson relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: prague, europe, czech republic, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a small town still occupied by the Germans as World War II's tide is turning toward the Allies, apprentice train-watcher Milos is oblivious to the war. Instead, he is obsessed with having his first sexual experience. Despite the favors of ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, politics, resistance, occupation, war, wartime life, village life, communism, storytelling, virginity, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: czech republic, europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
School of Life (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: school, rivalry, goofy hero, small town life, teacher, friends, father son relationship, teachers and students, family, teenage life, high school, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Secluded, Near Woods (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Lavicka's, a Czech family from the city, rents a house in the country with the option to buy. However, old Mr Komarek seems reluctant to sell the house as they agreed.
Plot: children, friendship, wheelchair, beer, drink, drinking, father son relationship, friend, hospital, old man, architect, countryside ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 622
Barefoot (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Story of a small boy is forced to move out of Prague during World War 2 to a small village of Slavonice where he meets the rest of his family. He needs to make new friends and get used to a new life which is immensely different from what this city ...
Plot: horse, husband wife relationship, pipe smoking, director, train, little boy, funeral, death, girl, school, little girl, secret ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1945
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 2K
1981 (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Filmmaker Ricardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding his family moving to a new neighborhood when he was 11-years-old.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: working class, family relations, family life, social differences, misfit, youth, cons and scams, physical appearance, husband wife relationship, friendship, boy, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 12th century, 1890s, year 1942 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Flying Classroom (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A boy who was once a perpetual outcast finds friends in a new boarding school, united with his new peers gets involved in a heated rivalry with a group of students from a neighboring school.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: boarding school, friendship, fight, mischievous children, youth, disorder, teachers and students, theatre play, prank, school play, male friendship, male bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Stanley studies in the all-boys Holy Family High School in Andheri East, Mumbai. While his class-mates bring their own tiffin-boxes, Stanley does not do so on the pretext that his mother is away. His friends share their food with him, much to the ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, family, power relations, social relations, teachers and students, student, teacher, elementary school, teacher student relationship, youth, lunch, recital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces (1990)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Tunisia, France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Noura dangles uncertainly in that difficult netherworld between childhood and adulthood. His growing libido has gotten him banned from the women's baths, where his mother took him when he was younger, but he's not yet old ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sincere, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, loss of virginity, society, voyeurism, innocence lost, youth, self discovery, teenage love, parents and children, teenage life, master and servant ...
Time: 80s
Place: tunisia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 204
Mumu (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story a rescue, the rescue of a bad brat's life in the post-WWII period. In 1947, Roger reaches 11 years old. He's a kid badly loved, mischievous and specializes in silly things to do. He is sent to a small boarding school in a small ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: boarding school, teachers and students, school, hardcase students, mischievous children, boarding school life, parents and children, social relations, family relations, power relations, disorder, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, 40s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Secrets of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: friendship, world war two, war, best friends, youth, village life, village, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, friendship between boys, teenager, child ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 2K
Up and Down (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Milan and Goran are two criminals who smuggle illegal immigrants. One night after they complete a smuggle, they discover that one of the immigrants has left a baby behind. Milan and Goran decide to sell the baby to Lubos and Eman, who are ...
Style: psychological, semi serious, touching, contemplative, humorous ...
Plot: immigrants, reunion, racism, family relations, couples, society, family gatherings, cons and scams, bittersweet, adoption, dealing with death, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: burma, slovakia, germany, romania, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: politics, friendship, coming of age, infidelity, single parent, self discovery, teenage love, introspection, misfit, fall in love, romance, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1977
Place: ireland, europe, paris france, milwaukee wisconsin, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
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My Dog Skip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, americana, baseball, dog, family, lifestyle, youth, world war two, coming of age, dog movie, child's point of view ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
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Lloyd (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A boy learns that confidence and self-esteem are the greatest gifts.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, school, friends, love and romance, teachers and students, misfit, win over, power relations, disorder, fall in love, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Children on Their Birthdays (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Havoc is created in a small Southern community when a 12-year-old shows up, causing a couple 13-year-old friends to fall in love with her, thus possibly jeopardizing their friendship.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love triangle, friendship, small town, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, youth, social relations, family, society, interracial relations, americana ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1947
Place: alabama, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, family life, follow your dream, parents and children, youth, power relations, journalism, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Wide Awake (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A feel-good comedy about the laughter, excitement and fun that come with being a kid! Joshua is a thoughtful 10-year-old looking for some simple answers to life's eternal questions. The problem is that no one - including his concerned parents ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, emotional, light, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, self discovery, society, death in the family, human spirit, teenage life, friendship, religion, nun, family relations, boys' school, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
My Sweet Little Village (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The movie's main storyline follows the life of Otík, a mentally retarded young man, in a tight-knit village community. The sweet-tempered Otík works as an assistant truck driver with Mr. Pávek, his older colleague and practical-minded ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: village life, parents and children, culture clash, misfit, society, couples, family problems, village, friendship, infidelity, family relations, friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 909
Rat (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a night of drinking Guiness at the local watering hole, an ordinary, working-class, family man in Dublin's life is turned upside-down when he wakes up as a rat.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: friendship, adventurer, fish out of water, self discovery, eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family life, disorder, society, rat, husband wife relationship, secret ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A League of Their Own (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, world war two, friendship, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, underdog, female athlete, sport team, coach ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: chicago illinois, usa, oregon, colorado, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 9K
House of D (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother battling depression after the death of her ...
Style: sentimental, light, emotional, intense, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, self discovery, troublemaker, haunted by the past, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age, mentally challenged, love and romance, misfit, basketball, coma ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, paris france, usa, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Renaissance Man (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Danny DeVito plays an advertising man who is slowly sliding downhill. When he is fired from his job in Detroit, he signs up for unemployment. One day they find him a job; Teaching thinking skills to Army recruits. He arrives on base to find that ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, unemployment, soldier, self discovery, underdog, military, instructor, misfit, hopes, military life, unlikely friendships, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: detroit, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 11K
Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, politics, classmate, childhood, poverty, sexual initiation, demonstration, historical event, communism, social differences, political unrest, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago de chile, santiago chile, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dark Blue World (2001)
Genre: War, Drama, Action, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, world war two, romance, friendship, pilot, war, culture clash, wartime life, aviation, battle zone, aerial combat, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: england, europe, poland, london, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 690
Paper Birds (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jorge and Enrique are two artist in the post Spanish Civil War times that adopt an orphan child called Miguel. With a varieté company that travel around the country, Jorge and Enrique see the horrors left by the war meanwhile the Republic Army ...
Style: humorous, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: performer's life, artists and showbiz, family relations, society, life is a bitch, orphan, spanish civil war, friendship, rivalry, coming of age, bittersweet, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Peppermint Soda (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School starts. A turbulent year awaits them both.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: school, friendship, high school, coming of age, family relations, friends, lifestyle, human nature, high school life, couples, teenage love, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sicilia! Sicilia! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, social differences, family relations, politics, small town, election, world war two, communism, hopes, love and romance, injustice, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 94K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, youth, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1946
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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