Movies and TV shows like Boston Public

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Boston Public
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Boston Public is an American drama television series created by David E. Kelley and broadcast on Fox. It centered on Winslow High School, a fictional public high school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The show was named for the real public school district in which it takes place. It featured a large ensemble cast and focused on the work and private lives of the various teachers, students, and administrators at the school. It aired from October 2000 to January 2004. Its slogan was "Every day is a fight. For respect. For dignity. For sanity."
Style: sentimental, semi serious, sincere, realistic, clever, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, idealism, teachers and students, high school life, workplace situations, hopes, society, youth, power relations, workplace, interracial relations, racism, teenage life, workplace intrigue, rivalry, bully, debate, stabbing, sexual identity, challenge, everyday life, social problems, struggle, school life, manic depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and sentimental films and TV series with plots about high school, youth, power relations, high school life, teenage life, friendship and teacher mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Boston Public: Rocket Science (2007), Physical or Chemical (2008), Terri (2011), Boston Legal (2004), Teachers (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rocket Science
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Duration: 101 min.
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Duration: 75 min.
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous ...
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Boston Legal
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Duration: 44 min.
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Teachers.
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
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Teachers
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Lower Learning
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
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The English Teacher
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
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Pretty Persuasion
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.
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Audience: teens
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Whoopi
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sincere, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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Liv and Maddie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The exploits of identical twins Liv, a former television star back home in Wisconsin and in the process of adding movie star to her credits, as well as beginning to focus on her music career, and Maddie, an outstanding student and basketball ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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System:   42%
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Welcome Back, Kotter
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Welcome Back, Kotter is an American television sitcom starring Gabe Kaplan and featuring a young John Travolta. Videotaped in front of a live studio audience, it originally aired on the ABC network from September 9, 1975, to June 8, 1979.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: dedicated educator, sitcom, hardcase students, high school, juvenile delinquency, urban, idealism, urban ghetto, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, stoners ...
Time: 70s
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Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his buisness. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
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Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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    User:   46%
 
Men, Women & Children
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, interesting, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
The Good Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about a mostly normal young man who makes the most out of fitting in when he obviously doesn't.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: mysterious character, social misfits, small town, dysfunctional family, small town life, high school, teenage life, coming of age, suicide of father, fish out of water, society, youth ...
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