Movies like One Eight Seven

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One Eight Seven (1997)
 6.7
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One Eight Seven (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After surviving a stabbing by a student, teacher Trevor Garfield moves from New York to Los Angeles. There, he resumes teaching as a substitute teacher. The education system, where violent bullies control the classrooms and the administration is afraid of lawsuits, slowly drives Garfield mad.
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, cult film, melancholic, intense, bad ending, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, boss, attack, stabbing, lowrider, youth, teachers and students, life is a bitch, graphic violence, urban ghetto life, self destructing, latinos, resistance, high school life, juvenile delinquency, blacks and whites, self esteem, society, urban, lifestyle, machismo, hypocrisy, drugs/alcohol, bad attitude ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey

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Most similar movies to One Eight Seven

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and rough films with plots about society, mentor, youth, dialogue, redemption, runaway and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like One Eight Seven: Dangerous Minds (1995), Light It Up (1999), Skirt Day (2008), Changing Lanes (2002), Fresh (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dangerous Minds (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, rough, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, teacher, rap, profanity, teenage life, hopes, amusement park, school teacher, boss, high school life, karate, naval officer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
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80%
 6.1
 4K
Light It Up (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, school, hostage, attic, kids in trouble, urban, down on your luck, city life, pregnancy, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 70K
Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: complex, thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, bankruptcy, vengeance, hotshot lawyer, divorced divorcee, obsession, social differences, down on your luck, racism, rich and poor, human nature, hate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.6
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Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, touching, rough ...
Plot: african american, chess, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, crimes, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, youth, life is a bitch, family relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 19K
Lean on Me (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When principal Joe Clark takes over decaying Eastside High School, he's faced with students wearing gang colors and graffiti-covered walls. Determined to do anything he must to turn the school around, he expels suspected drug dealers, padlocks ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, sincere, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, gang, reform, drug dealing, school principal, lifestyle, youth, hopes, urban, unwanted pregnancy, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Stand and Deliver (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top ...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, high school, dedicated educator, mathematics, studying, high school life, summer school, cheating, education, mexican american, idealism, reach out ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Principal (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Burglary. Drugs. Assault. Rape. The students at Brandel High are more than new Principal Rick Latimer bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school using knives - even guns - when they have to. When Latimer and the head of security try to clean ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, high school life, gang, chase, youth gang, teacher, vigilantism, single parent, drug dealing, murder, ghetto, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, suburbs, americana, guilt, rape, court, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 328K
Jackie Brown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: talky, twists and turns, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime, stewardess, smuggling, heist, twists & turns, airport, ex convict, racial slur, deception, crimes, deal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, street gang, police brutality, drug dealing, crime, crimes, hip hop, murder, friendship, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
To Sir, with Love II (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mark Thackeray (Poitier) is a West Indian, who in the 1967 film had taken teaching in a London East End school. He spent twenty years teaching and ten in administrative roles. He has taught the children of his former pupils, but is now retiring.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, teacher, power relations, undisciplined, gain trust, youth, society, hardcase students, hopes, dedicated educator, reach out ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 10K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, twists and turns, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: dog, pets, vengeance, killing a dog, crimes, redemption, justice, murder, small town, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
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Detention (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After some personal trauma, Wilson Walmsley is invited to work as a substitute teacher in a suburban public high school. He finds lack of authority and interest in the school direction and teacher body; uncontrolled and abusive students in an ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, clever, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, re-education, undisciplined, disorder, profanity, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), high school life, teenage life, teachers and students, high school, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Substitute (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After he did some jobs for CIA, ex-marine John Shale is visiting his high school love Jane. She's now a teacher in Columbus High School in Miami. Soon after his arriving Jane has her knee cap broken while jogging. After that, John decides to go ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, high school, hidden identity, danger, high school life, crime, undercover, gang, youth, society, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 21K
O (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hot young stars, a hip, driving soundtrack, plus a provocative tale of jealousy and betrayal combine to create this controversial modern-day version of Shakespeare's classic, "Othello." O is Odin James (Mekhi Phifer), the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, intense, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, friends, betrayal, interracial relations, basketball, teenage life, downfall, love and romance, youth, couple relations, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 791
Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, neorealism ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, asthma attack, high school, lifestyle, musician's life, against the odds, life is a bitch, society, hopes, music band, youth ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 4K
Cheaters (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.
Style: clever, sincere, realistic, serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, social differences, teenage life, youth, rivalry, dedicated educator, society, contests and competitions, teachers and students, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, youth, rivalry, crimes, crime, gang war, society, confined, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former high school student, Jason Copeland, returns to his school to take his revenge on the teachers for failing him out of school.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: high school, school, hostage, vengeance, school shooting, high school life, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, police station, teenage life, haunted by the past, violence spree ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bang Bang You're Dead (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, sincere, harsh, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, bullying, high school, social misfits, teenage life, bomb, death threat, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, social problems, teachers and students, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 12K
Edmond (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, cynical, rough ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, midlife crisis, racism, murder, prejudice, fortune teller, starting over, destiny, self control, society, unlikely criminals, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 20K
City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, suspense, talky ...
Plot: investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, police, mayor, crimes, uncover truth, society, corruption, murder, mafia, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Lakeview Terrace (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young interracial couple has just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbor, who disapproves of their relationship. A tightly wound LAPD officer has appointed himself the watchdog of the ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: interracial relations, interracial couple, neighbor, pursuit, racism, shot to death, family problems, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, society, husband wife relationship, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 3K
Oleanna (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few things that can be taken the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: sexual harassment, dishonesty, teachers and students, false accusation, campus, manipulation, police investigation, existentialism, revenge, violent, legal, workplace ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Little Nikita (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, family relations, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, crimes, fbi, kgb, parents and children, teenage life, double agent, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, ussr, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 16K
Freedomland (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, hospital, interracial relations, missing child, vengeance, police detective, crimes, psychopath, mystery, racism, mother child relationship, lie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Crazy Life (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, drug dealing, urban ghetto, teenage life, urban ghetto life, youth, gang member, revenge, poverty, latin ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Where the Day Takes You (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer this harsh life to going back to their families. King, ...
Style: gloomy, touching, rough, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: street kid, realism, prostitution, runaway, hustler, friends, criminal psychologist, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, crimes, society, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 86K
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 ⇓
35%