Movies like Evil 2003

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Evil (2003)
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Evil (2003)
Original name: Ondskan
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. In fact already Erik frequently receives a ‘good’ thrashing at the hands of his sadistic stepfather – so he is packed off by his mother to boardingschool
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, touching, emotional, serious, harsh, realistic, cult film, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, rebellion, rebelliousness, corporal punishment, friendship, life is a bitch, violence, humiliation, private school, youth, lifestyle, society, human nature, hardcase students, coming of age, boarding school life, boarding school, roommate, child abuse, anti conformity, vengeance, domestic violence, robbery, friends, teachers and students ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and emotional films with plots about youth, friendship, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, school and bullying mostly in Drama, Action and History genres. Some movies like Evil: King of Devil's Island (2010), Song for a Raggy Boy (2003), Before the Fall (2004), If.... (1968), Mysterious Skin (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
King of Devil's Island (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Norway, France, Sweden, Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, 1915. On the island Bastøy, outside Oslo, a group of young boys aged 11 to 18, are held in an institution for delinquent youth, notorious for its sadistic regime. One day a new boy, Erling, arrives, ...
Style: bleak, tense, atmospheric, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: punishment, beating, prison life, island, child abuse, sexual abuse, humiliation, juvenile detention, riot, escape attempt, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: norway, eastern europe, scandinavia, poland, japan
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100%
Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, Denmark, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: William Franklin is a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States only to repatriate in 1939 after his leftist political views cause him to lose his job. Franklin becomes the first non-cleric instructor at St. Jude's, a ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: dedicated educator, beating, boarding school life, reformatory, discipline, gay rape, orphan, juvenile delinquency, fighting the system, teachers and students, human spirit, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe, spain
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100%
Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: nazi germany, nazi, friendship, anti semitism, pow, boarding school, against humanity, youth, military school, family relations, boxing, boarding school life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, cape town south africa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 23K
If.... (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film is a caustic portrait of a traditional English boys’ boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three ...
Style: cult film, biting, suspense, surreal, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school shooting, rebellion, satire, corporal punishment, private school, coming of age, youth, social satire, boarding school life, school, boarding school, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: disturbing, psychological, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Plot: homosexual rape, male rape, child molestation, pedophilia, child abuse, man boy relationship, homosexual, sexual abuse, gay rape, gay teenager, gay, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 59K
The Chorus (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school, teacher, childhood, boarding school life, musician, music, boss, orphan, friendship, singer, changing lives ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 53K
Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: melancholic, emotional, sincere, psychological, touching ...
Plot: oedipus complex, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, 15 year old, juvenile delinquent, mother son relationship, teenage life, troubled teen, youth, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, year 2015, near future ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 15K
The Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: vengeance, life is a bitch, school shooting, juvenile delinquency, social decay, society, social misfits, humiliation, teenage life, youth, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, life is a bitch, society, sexual abuse, violence against women, human spirit, corporal punishment, mercilessness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: france, paris france
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100%
Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: boarding school, self discovery, friends, power relations, lifestyle, dedicated educator, hardcase students, misfit, teenage life, teachers and students, corporal punishment, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Emperor's Club (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school life, dedicated educator, cheating, reunion, hypocrisy, boarding school, school teacher, undisciplined, teachers and students, coming of age, society, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s, future
Place: pennsylvania, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 23K
School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, serious, thought provoking, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: anti semitism, coming of age, high school, friendship, preparatory school, boarding school life, working class, football, teenage life, society, youth, cheating ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, israel, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Slingshot (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he sells. His rebellious ways has gotten him the special ...
Style: serious, bleak, enigmatic, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, coming of age, childhood, child abuse, politics, working class, reform school, bigotry, mischievous children, society, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
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My Brother Tom (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a ...
Style: psychological, sincere, rough, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, rebellion, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, rebelliousness, friends, escape from reality, in the woods, teenage boy, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Young Torless (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: At a boarding school in the pre-war Austro-Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates, Basini, who has been caught stealing money from one of the two. The two decide that rather than turn Basini in to the school ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, fascism, mathematics, hypocrisy, torture, bullying, youth, dishonesty, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, pre world war one, turn of the century
Place: europe, germany, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The City and the Dogs (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Four angry cadets have formed an inner circle in an attempt to beat the system and ward off the boredom and stifling confinement of the military academy, set off a chain of events that starts with a theft and leads to murder.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, military, snitch, murder, isolation, army, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, kids in trouble, boarding school, power relations, violence spree ...
Time: 80s
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, child rape, family in crisis, innocence lost, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Mirage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country:
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, bleak
Plot: poet, hopes, family relations, kids in trouble, friendship, teenage life, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, parents and children, soldier, youth, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, macedonia, former yugoslavia, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
Style: touching, disturbing, sexual, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, coming of age, betrayal, college, college life, boarding school life, school, power relations, love affair, teenage life, student life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Beijing Bicycle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, compassionate, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: delivery, bicycle, gang, fish out of water, teenage life, disorder, youth, life is a bitch, buddies, society, down on your luck, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beijing china, china, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 4K
Zero Day (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: school shooting, vengeance, friendship, high school, murder, brutality, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, kids in trouble, youth, suicide, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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White Rabbit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied student sees visions of a rabbit he was forced to kill as a child, and those visions propel him into a state where his imagination causes him to carry out violent acts.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, dark, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, high school, kids in trouble, rabbit, rebelliousness, friendship, life is a bitch, society, bullying, vengeance, imagination, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Red Like the Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
Style: uplifting, touching, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: blind character, against the odds, friendship, human spirit, ambition, fighting the system, follow your dream, rebellion, hopes, disability, rebelliousness, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, friendship, family relations, wartime life, society, culture clash, working class, youth, best friend, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s, post world war two
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
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Hesher (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, dysfunctional character, loner, youth, arson, depression, stranger, bully, grief, rebelliousness, death in the family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Beautiful Secret (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The beloved screen legend Katy Jurado, the lights one last time in the history of a special friendship that develops between a lonely old woman and Jorge, a rebellious teenager in Mexico City in 1984. Through the use flashbacks, Jorge, now an adult, ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, rebellion, rebelliousness, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, youth, hopes, elderly, golden years, coming of age, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
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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, loneliness, friendship, basketball, liberal, student, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
In a Better World (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Style: emotional, bleak, thought provoking, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: bully, bullying, friendship, father son relationship, loneliness, bomb, divorce, marital problem, moral dilemma, small town, anger, refugee camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sudan, denmark, europe, africa, london ...
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Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, high school life, friendship, youth, social misfits, drug abuse, misfit, society, girl gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%