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Porterhouse Blue
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: In late-'80s Britain, Porterhouse College Cambridge is an anachronism, its students uniformly male and (in the vast number of cases) privately educated. When the incumbent Master dies (from a stroke brought on by overeating) the government revenges itself on Porterhouse by appointing as his successor an old graduate, the politician Sir Godber Evans. One of the tiny minority of state-school students the college has had forced on it over the years, Evans returns to his alma mater determined to drag this bastion of privilege into the twentieth century. The elderly academic staff cease their bickering and close ranks against him, but the new Master finds his most implacable and unscrupulous opponent in Skullion, the college porter.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty, thought provoking, biting, cynical
Plot: college life, student life, school, youth, power relations, college, teachers and students, hopes, state affairs, reform, older woman younger man relationship
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films and TV series with plots about power relations, youth, society, love and romance, college, college life and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Porterhouse Blue: Yes, Prime Minister (1986), Yes Minister (1980), Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986), The Family Game (1983), The Young Ones (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation
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