Movies and TV shows like Boston Public

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Boston Public (2000)
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, bully, idealism, teachers and students, high school life, workplace situations, hopes, society, youth, power relations, workplace, interracial relations, racism, teenage life, workplace intrigue, rivalry, 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, social relations and friends mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Boston Public: Physical or Chemical (2008), My Generation (2010), Hull High (1990), Freaks and Geeks (1999), Teachers (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Physical or Chemical (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Física o Química was a Spanish television series made by Antena 3. The first episode premiered on 4 February 2008. Before its televised broadcast, Física o Química was released on cell phones in Vodafone live! and on the official website of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, dedicated educator, teachers and students, high school life, high school, power relations, teenage life, workplace situations, workplace, love, gay teenager, gay kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, madrid, spain
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My Generation (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A documentary crew follows the stories of nine classmates during their high school years in Austin, Texas, and then revisits them ten years later to examine how far they have come.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, sincere
Plot: high school, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, high school reunion, hometown, flashback, high school life, teenage life, hopes, youth, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, austin texas
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Hull High (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hull High is an American musical teen drama series which aired on the NBC television network in 1990. The series was created and executive produced by Gil Grant.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school, teachers and students, high school life, hip hop, music, teenage life, youth, social relations, power relations, love interest, rap, high school student ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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Freaks and Geeks (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: High school mathlete Lindsay Weir rebels and begins hanging out with a crowd of burnouts (the "freaks"), while her brother Sam Weir navigates a different part of the social universe with his nerdy friends (the "geeks").
Style: witty, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, retro, teenage life, high school life, friendship, geek, teacher, buddies, teenage love, cult, suburbs, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit, usa
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Teachers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Teachers is a British television comedy-drama series, created by Tim Loane and originally shown on Channel 4. The series follows a group of secondary school teachers in their daily lives. While the first series centers heavily around probationary ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, sexual
Plot: high school, teacher, high school teacher, high school life, infidelity, buddies, drugs/alcohol, teachers and students, bar, workplace situations, thirtysomething life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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The English Teacher (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Teacher Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) balances her staid home life with an incredible passion for her subject, but her routine is forever altered when a former star pupil and his unsupportive father reenter her life. Go-to television director ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: high school, teachers and students, teacher student relationship, writer's life, older woman younger man relationship, high school teacher, small town, small town life, workplace, power relations, social relations, repression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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Teachers. (2006)
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: high school, teacher, friendship, teachers and students, workplace situations, high school teacher, sitcom, thirtysomething life, urban ghetto, workplace, power relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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Teachers (1984)
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: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous
Plot: high school, lawsuit, high school teacher, dedicated educator, idealism, teachers and students, high school life, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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69%
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Vice Principals (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The story of a high school and the people who almost run it, the vice principals.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, entertaining, light
Plot: high school, teachers and students, workplace, power relations, vengeance, friendship, plan, revenge plot, school principal, teenagers, adventure, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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My Life as Liz (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: My Life as Liz is a mockumentary style American television series that centers on the life of Liz Lee, a misfit high-school senior living in small town Texas. The series debuted on MTV on January 18, 2010. The first season finale aired on March 8, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, americana, reality, high school life, teenager, teenage life, small town, youth, friends, social relations, best friends, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, new york
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Liv and Maddie (2013)
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, feel good, sentimental, not serious, realistic
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Plot: high school life, twins, family, high school, siblings relations, teenage life, youth, family relations, parents and children, teachers and students, family life, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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Happyland (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: Having grown up in a world of manufactured happiness, Lucy, the cynical teenage daughter of a idealistic theme park princess mom, wants to get out and experience something real. When Ian, the new park owner's son, arrives and sweeps her off her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: theme park, teenage life, coming of age, teenager, amusement park, love and romance, youth, workplace, parents and children, teenage love, dysfunctional family, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Miss Guided (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Miss Guided is an American sitcom that ran from March 18, 2008 to April 3, 2008 as a mid-season replacement on ABC. The series follows the life of Becky Freeley, a guidance counselor at a high school that she attended when she was a teenager. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
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Time: 20th century
Place: holland
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, family outing
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Ultra-competitive fraternal twins Lindy and Logan Watson, together with their four best friends, navigate their freshman year of high school. Each episode begins with a comedic "what just happened?" situation as Lindy and Logan each spin ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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A.N.T. Farm (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A.N.T. Farm is a Disney Channel sitcom which premiered on May 6, 2011 as a special preview and continued as a regular series on June 17, 2011. The pilot episode, "transplANTed" aired after the series finale of The Suite Life on Deck. The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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Enlightened (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Enlightened follows the story of Amy, a self-destructive executive, who, after a very public breakdown and a subsequent philosophical awakening in rehabilitation, tries to get her life back together.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: starting over, self discovery, midlife crisis, workplace situations, mental disorders, coping, depression, optimism, family relations, sanity, ex couple relations, responsibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Struck by Lightning (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lightning, dead boy, electrocution, blackmail, high school life, small town life, death, grandparent grandchild relationship, teenage life, small town, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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90210 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 90210 revolves around several students at the fictional West Beverly Hills High School, including new Beverly Hills residents Annie Wilson and Dixon Wilson. Their father, Harry Wilson, has returned from Kansas to his Beverly Hills childhood home ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, teachers and students, high school life, love, teenage life, youth, friends, social relations, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles, usa
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Skins (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A wild ride through the lives of a group of high school friends stumbling through the mine field of adolescence... and stepping on most of the mines as they go.
Style: semi serious, sexual, realistic, based on british tv series
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, looking for sex, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, teenager, teenage sexuality, youth, coming of age, love and romance, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
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Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, computers and web, teenage love, parents and children, high school life, overprotective parent, coming of age, teenager, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sweet Valley High (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sweet Valley High is an American comedy-drama series very loosely based on Francine Pascal's book series of the same name. The series ran from September 5, 1994 to October 14, 1997, and was produced by Saban Entertainment. The rights are now ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: twins, high school, siblings relations, high school life, teenage life, youth, family relations, social relations, best friends, teenage love, mistaken identity, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Boston Legal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
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 ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: courtroom drama, law firm, lawyer, legal action, legal, ethics, hotshot lawyer, friendship, partners, society, workplace, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Aliens in America (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Aliens in America is an American sitcom created by David Guarascio and Moses Port that aired on The CW for one season from 2007–2008. Guarascio and Port also served as executive producers of the show alongside Tim Doyle. Luke Greenfield directed ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sitcom, muslim, exchange student, friendship, fish out of water, racism, teenager, teenage life, misfit, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wisconsin, usa
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Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teacher, high school, dedicated educator, hardcase students, underdog, school, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, college, boss and employee, teachers and students, college life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Welcome Back, Kotter (1975)
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, high school, dedicated educator, hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, urban, idealism, teachers and students, urban ghetto, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, stoners ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Drillbit Taylor (2008)
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, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, friends, bodyguard, school bus, nerd, fight, friendship, teenage life, high school life, homeless, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, campus, new jersey
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41%
Archie's Final Project (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teen coming-of-age romantic dramedy about a media-obsessed geek and the most beautiful and twisted girl in school.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, social misfits, rock, introspection, high school, handheld camera, teenager, obsession, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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41%
Radio Free Roscoe (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Radio Free Roscoe was a Canadian television series filmed in Toronto, Ontario. The show was produced by Decode Entertainment, and it first aired on 1 August 2003 on Family, in Canada. It has also been dubbed in French in the province of Quebec and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: high school, radio, rebelliousness, adolescence vs adulthood, teenager, aspiring singer, radio show, sitcom, disability, teenage life, media, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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