Movies like To Sir, with Love

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To Sir, with Love
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere, inspirational, emotional, earnest, clever, talky ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: high school, school, teacher, idealism, race, teenager, british, dedicated educator, dance, coming of age, mentor, runaway, prejudice, childhood, bullying, interracial relations, love, friendship, destiny, jungle, unlikely friendships, urban, teachers and students, coming-of-age, period piece ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: london, england, europe, east end london
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Front of the Class
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Lilies of the Field
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94 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, dramatic and sentimental films with plots about mentor, runaway, unlikely friendships, catastrophe, friendship, childhood and storytelling mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like To Sir, with Love: Stand and Deliver (1988), Lean on Me (1989), The Emperor's Club (2002), Lilies of the Field (1963), Finding Forrester (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stand and Deliver
Genre: 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: realistic, sentimental, touching, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Lean on Me
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, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new jersey
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The Emperor's Club
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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
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Time: 20th century, 70s, future, 2000s
Place: new jersey, pennsylvania, washington d.c.
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Lilies of the Field
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: desert, friendship, german, clergy, nun, storytelling, convent, destiny, mentor, odd couple, courage, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
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To Sir, with Love II
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
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Finding Forrester
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: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
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The Browning Version
Genre: Drama
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Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: talky, touching, clever, serious, realistic ...
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Country: USA
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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: emotional, touching, sentimental, clever, serious ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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    User:   47%
 
The Secret Life of Bees
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
Akeelah and the Bee
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, underdog, mentor, courage, coming of age, friendship, dedicated educator, urban, contests and competitions, happy ending, kids and family, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
 7.5
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The Class
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: high school, teacher, school, french, literature, teachers and students, dedicated educator, realism, teenager, hardcase students, mentor, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, latin america, california, caribbean ...
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System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
 7.1
 2K
The Chosen
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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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: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, coming of age, father son relationship, religion, jews, judaism, unlikely friendships, jewish, childhood, interracial relations, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, israel, usa, california
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System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
 6.7
 11K
The War
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.
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School Ties
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Front of the Class
Genre: Drama
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Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: touching, realistic, serious, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: stuttering, school, disability, teacher, social misfits, childhood, mentor, family, follow your dream, life philosophy, life & death, parents and children ...
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Dangerous Minds
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, serious, gloomy, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, school, friendship, death, dedicated educator, poetry, redemption, hardcase students, poverty, mentor, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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An Education
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Style: witty, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: england, london, europe, california, france ...
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The Cure
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, terminal illness, aids, childhood, children, hospital, best friends, unlikely friendships, adolescence, mentor, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
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Enchanted April
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.
Style: talky, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
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    User:   41%
 
Driving Miss Daisy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: aging, friendship, jewish, prejudice, culture clash, segregation, racism, elderly, civil rights, golden years, unlikely friendships, master and servant ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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Foxfire
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
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Time: 90s
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A Raisin in the Sun
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Style: sentimental, serious, dramatic, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, poverty, dysfunctional family, segregation, money, family life, family, greed, family in crisis, dreams, redemption ...
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Place: usa, medical school, chicago illinois
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Not One Less
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Teacher Gao loves the students in his poor village and is devoted to educating them in the hope of their greater futures. When he is called away to tend to his dying mother for a month, the Mayor calls in an inexperienced 13 year-old replacement, ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, feel good, sincere ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, tokyo, japan, new jersey, iran
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Is Anybody There?
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Story: A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, golden years, life & death, loneliness, childhood, coming-of-age, mentor, retirement home, afterlife, dealing with death, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland
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Little Man Tate
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Madame Sousatzka
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The relationship between a demanding piano teacher and her student, an Indian prodigy.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, dedicated educator, teacher, immigrants, friendship, music, mentor, indians, childhood, prodigy, immortality ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
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Detachment
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, stylized ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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    User:   36%
 
Me Without You
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, california
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Mona Lisa Smile
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 ...
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