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To Serve Them All My Days (1980)
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To Serve Them All My Days
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 673 min.
Story: David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school in S.W. England. He is not at all sure he can do the job, but the avuncular headmaster has faith in him. David, although well educated, is just a humble lad from the Welsh valleys at heart and has to fit himself and his ideas into the heart of the English establishment.
Style: talky, clever, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dedicated educator, rise to the top, boarding school, school, human spirit, war, idealism, college, rich and poor, social differences, teachers and students, boarding school life, college life, wartime life, working class, battles, fighting the system, society, youth, power relations, buddies, soldier, politics, fish out of water, ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films and TV series with plots about society, power relations, school, youth, hopes, friendship and idealism mostly in Drama and War genres. Some movies like To Serve Them All My Days: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002), Upstairs, Downstairs (1971), The Browning Version (1994), Red Like the Sky (2006), Conrack (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
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Great Expectations
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Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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