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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, high school life, teenage life, power relations, coming of age and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Boston Public: Physical or Chemical (2008), Archie's Final Project (2009), Teachers (1984), Rocket Science (2007), Terri (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Physical or Chemical
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Duration: 75 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
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Teachers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teacher tries to overcome his frustration teaching a high-school that seems to be full of flunkies.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Rocket Science
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
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Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous ...
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Boston Legal
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Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008. Boston Legal is a spin-off of long-running Kelley ...
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Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
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Freaks and Geeks
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Style: witty, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
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The Good Life
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere
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System:   53%
    User:   52%
 
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Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Cougars Inc.
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Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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Duration: 30 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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The Trotsky
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: fighting the system, high school, rebelliousness, high school life, teenage life, rebellion, youth, social relations, idealism, fall in love, destiny, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada
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Beeswax
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A marvelous new film from Andrew Bujalski, one of the brightest stars in indie film, Beeswax revolves around the personal and professional entanglements of twin sisters Jeannie and Lauren – played by extraordinary newcomers Tilly and Maggie ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: twins, legal action, siblings relations, workplace intrigue, disability, hopes, family relations, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, legal, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, kenya, austin texas
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Everybody's Doing It
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Angela and Travis consider having sex for the first time just as their high school starts up an abstinence education program. Making matters worse, a "good girl" collects abstinence pledges from students and blows the whistle on Angela and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
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Drillbit Taylor
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully, not realising he is just a homeless beggar and petty thief looking for some easy cash.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen comedy
Plot: high school, teacher, homeless, friendship, bullying, teenage life, teenager, happy ending, rivalry, school, adolescence, nerds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, campus, new jersey
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Girl Meets World
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The adventures of relatable and adventurous Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and her bold best friend Maya as they traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
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    User:   38%
 
The Forest for the Trees
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 81 min.
Story: As an awkward idealistic high school teacher begins her first job in the city, things turn out to be much tougher than she had imagined.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dedicated educator, hardcase students, innocence lost, high school, teacher, teachers and students, misfit, society, power relations, idealism, down on your luck, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: twins, ego clash, family, high school, sitcom, siblings relations, high school life, teenage life, youth, teenager, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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    User:   42%
 
Where Do We Go Now?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Lebanon, Egypt, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On a remote, isolated, unnamed Lebanese village inhabited by both Muslims and Christians. The village is surrounded by land mines and only reachable by a small bridge. As civil strife engulfed the country, the women in the village learn of this fact ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: social differences, village, village life, religions or cults, society, social relations, uninhibited rivalry, virgin mary statue, hijab, religious differences, idealism, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon
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Teachers.
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Teachers is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC. The show ran for six episodes until its cancellation on May 2, 2006. Loosely based upon a UK series of the same name, it was developed by Matt Tarses, co-executive producer of the medical ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: high school, teachers and students, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, urban ghetto, workplace, power relations, friendship, teacher, social relations, hardcase students, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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    User:   32%
 
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Gilmore Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: witty, talky, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: mother daughter relationship, best friends, small town, verbal byplay, family, female protagonist, single mother, teenager, looking for love, thirtysomething life, private school, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
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Fat Kid Rules the World
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, drugs/alcohol, odd couple, high school, social misfits, rock, coming of age, teenage life, misfit, youth, mentally unstable, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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    User:   36%
 

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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