Movies like School Ties

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School Ties (1992)
 6.9
 24K
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 on campus thanks to his football skills, but when his Jewish background is discovered, his worst fears are realized and his friends turn on him with violent threats and public ridicule.
Style: emotional, talky, intense, thought provoking, serious, feel good, sincere, realistic, inspirational, educational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, high school, preparatory school, friendship, football, justice, boarding school life, working class, boarding school, american football, judaism, manipulation, culture clash, life philosophy, peer pressure, morality, redemption, youth, teenage life, society, school, prejudice, bullying, identity ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, massachusetts, israel, harvard university, boston

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, coming of age, friendship, society, school, high school and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like School Ties: The Emperor's Club (2002), Scent of a Woman (1992), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Lean on Me (1989), The Chosen (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: teacher, boarding school life, dedicated educator, coming of age, boarding school, youth, friendship, cheating, school teacher, ethics, adolescence, hypocrisy ...
Time: 20th century, future, 70s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, pennsylvania
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50%
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, dramatic, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, blind character, mentor, human spirit, human nature, blindness, coming of age, tango, depression, unlikely friendships, thanksgiving, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, art, dedicated educator, femininity, teacher, college, coming of age, women, teenager, gender, art history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 21K
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: inspirational, feel good, realistic, harsh, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, african american, gang, teenager, violence, school, education, teenage pregnancy, bad singing, high school principal, police arrest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 2K
The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: realistic, touching, dramatic, talky, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, jewish, religion, father son relationship, culture clash, chosen one, judaism, rabbi, jewish culture, orthodox jew, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, israel, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: talky, intense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, friendship, manipulation, betrayal, legal action, college, corruption, society, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, california, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, sentimental, uplifting, intellectual, emotional ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teacher, suicide, coming of age, literature, poetry, poet, teachers and students, philosophy, youth, boarding school life, dedicated educator, professor ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 17K
Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, enigmatic, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, high school, mother daughter relationship, life philosophy, redemption, character study, investigation, life is a bitch, youth, haunted by the past, teenage life, road accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.8
 822
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: disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, touching, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, teenager, adolescence, musician's life, lifestyle, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: future, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 503
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lacrosse, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, social differences, racism, youth, woman, bittersweet, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sad
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, youth, homeless, life is a bitch, lifestyle, teenage life, friendship, working class, hopes, forceful separation, urban ghetto life, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brooklyn new york city, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 39K
Evil (2003)
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”. ...
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: rebellion, bully, coming of age, violence, friendship, corporal punishment, private school, rebelliousness, boarding school life, life is a bitch, boarding school, humiliation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 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: realistic, serious, clever, sincere, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, society, dedicated educator, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, teenage life, teachers and students, social differences, education ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 316
Ricochet River (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, interracial relations, culture clash, love and romance, small town, on the road, society, youth, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
To Save a Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what ...
Style: christian film, captivating, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: religious, christian, high school, friendship, bittersweet, self discovery, social differences, social relations, high school life, innocence lost, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, society, lifestyle, youth, friendship, teenage life, coming of age, high school life, innocence lost, teenager, high school, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 4K
Odd Girl Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, high school, high school life, school, friendship, family relations, lifestyle, buddies, teachers and students, teenage life, friends, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 13K
The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching, poignant ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bullying, coming of age, vietnam war, father son relationship, friendship, childhood, child, youth, war, bittersweet, boy, morality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, family outing, teens
Plot: race against time, cure, hopes, against the odds, human spirit, family problems, unlikely partners, parents and children, family in crisis, child illness, doctors and patients, medical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, las vegas, portland oregon, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, friendship, coming of age, mentor, disfigurement, injustice, loneliness, social misfits, teaching the ways of the world, false accusation, mysterious character, family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: dedicated educator, mentor, basketball, prejudice, literature, friendship, teacher, coming of age, writer's life, prodigy, writers, sport ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, boston, scotland, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, small town, college, friendship, romance, betrayal, college life, adaptation, love affair, student, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 39K
The Believer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: skinhead, judaism, racism, anti semitism, neo nazi, nazism, hate, bomb, identity crisis, anger, introspection, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, israel, argentina, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.1
 3K
American Gun (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, on the road, family problems, teenage life, americana, single parent, dealing with death, death in the family, working class, human nature, parents and children, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, virginia, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 88K
Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, sincere, tense, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, underage drinking, peer pressure, dysfunctional family, friendship, addiction, drug addiction, friends, mother daughter relationship, marijuana, kids in trouble, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, venice beach california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.4
 389
The Last Year (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Paul's homosexual affair at Bible College with a new student named Alex sets tongues wagging, mostly with un-Christian reactions. The dean, himself a closet case, threatens to expel Paul, and the football jocks have their eye on Alex. The ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, incest, gays and lesbians, couples, love and romance, youth, gender, teenage love, love affair, friendship, injustice, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, youth, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 324
Snow in August (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a world filled with hatred, their only hope was magic. Believe and anything can happen.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: youth, racism, friendship, culture clash, bittersweet, vengeance, gang, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, injustice, human spirit ...
Place: new york, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: racism, friendship, civil rights, coming of age, teenage life, teenage girl, single father, haunted by the past, african american, racial segregation, interracial relations, family business ...
Time: year 1964, 60s, 20th century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 29K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, coming of age, teenage life, teenager, adolescence, teenage girl, crush, depression, high school, loneliness, teenage sexuality, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%