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Bad Spelling (2004)
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Bad Spelling (2004)
Original name: Les fautes d'orthographe
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At a French boarding school for troubled youth in the early 1970's, the Headmaster and his wife decide that their son Daniel, who is fifteen years old but looks younger, should finally go live in the dorm with all the other students, as they do not want it to seem Daniel is receiving any special treatment. Daniel is now faced with the challenge of earning the trust and respect of the other students, who all come from troubled backgrounds.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: rebellion, friendship, youth, boarding school, buddies, family relations, rebelliousness, boys' school, boss and employee, school, friends, boarding school life, power relations, pets, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), male objectification, eating disorder, shower, pubic hair, male underwear, dressing room, male bare butt, locker room
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, friendship, coming of age, friends, family relations, teenage life and rebellion mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Bad Spelling: This Special Friendship (1964), Home (2008), Living on Love Alone (2010), Mumu (2010), Burnt Out (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
This Special Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tale of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit-run school.
Style: touching, sexy, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: gay teenager, boarding school, teenage life, school, gays and lesbians, friendship, coming out, sexual abuse, catholic school, pedophilia, youth, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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Home (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Marthe (Isabelle Huppert) and Michel (Olivier Gourmet) live with their three children in a remote house next to an abandoned highway using it as an extension to their property. One day without warning, construction workers begin to upgrade the road ...
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: highway, fighting the system, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, privacy invasion, rebellion, society, eccentric family, family life, countryside, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Living on Love Alone (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julie Bataille is fed up with student jobs. At 23, with a 5-years university degree, she wants to work for real. She meets Ben by chance at a job interview. He's a guy who chose to live by the day, getting by with whatever crosses his path and ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: love and romance, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love, love affair, college graduate, rebelliousness, twentysomething life, clubbing, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Mumu (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story a rescue, the rescue of a bad brat's life in the post-WWII period. In 1947, Roger reaches 11 years old. He's a kid badly loved, mischievous and specializes in silly things to do. He is sent to a small boarding school in a small ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: boarding school, teachers and students, school, mischievous children, hardcase students, youth, village, rebellion, parents and children, family relations, power relations, boarding school life ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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29%
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Burnt Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: François Durrieux, a man in his forties, married to Clémence and father of Benjamin, has been employed for years by the firm DSBO. In order not to lose his job, he always submits to his boss's demands whether it means working after office ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: parents and children, fighting the system, workplace, power relations, workplace situations, boss and employee, suffering, middle aged man, friendship, revolt, employee, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, youth, hopes, reform, exile, warning, family relations, siblings relations, rebelliousness, human spirit, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dictatorship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: romania, europe
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Run Sister Run! (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Emilia is a teenager and a good girl, who never forgets her homework or her little sister, Elsa. Siiri is just one year older than Emilia but not at all like her. When Emilia and Siiri become friends, Emilia's life changes. Siiri encourages her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, life turned upside down, rebelliousness, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, family problems, social relations, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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26%
Falkenberg Farewell (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's the last summer in Falkenberg for five childhood friends. David yearns to be a child again and Holger never wants to move away. Jesper constantly returns home without anybody really noticing that he’s been gone. Jörgen finances his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, grownups, best friends, small town, youth, childhood friend, moving, society, summer, small town life, adult as child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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26%
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Atomic Age (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Two young boys, Victor and Rainer, take the commuter train to spend the evening in Paris. In a nightclub on the banks of the Seine they go from one disappointment to another, from failed chat ups to street brawls. But as they get carried away by the ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, buddies, friends, city life, on the road, gender, youth, coming out, friendship between boys, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, friends, society, lifestyle, youth, high school life, innocence lost, coming of age, teenager, drugs, sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, friends, family problems, elderly, youth, village, countryside, school, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
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24%
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Conception (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of bored well-off young adults come up with anarchic concept of Conceptionism, that promotes absolute looseness when it comes to sex and drugs, but total rejection of money and ego. However, their movement won't last long.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, buddies, friends, rebellion, intrigue, society, student life, rebelliousness, mistaken identity, anarchism, sex scene, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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My Brother Tom (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a ...
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, rough, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, rebellion, forest, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, youth, social misfits, escape from reality, friends, dysfunctional family, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: ambition, friendship, follow your dream, teenage life, hip hop, youth, society, family relations, hopes, music, friends, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Sonja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sonja is struggling to deal with her parent separation, and find her feelings for her best friend might not just be a phase.
Style: realistic, sexy, touching, sincere, sexual
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, youth, coming out, unfulfilled love, couples, friends, best friends, lifestyle, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of three sensitive teens who are forced to deal with violence at home, violence at school. It is a story of friendship, of love and hate, where the adolescents world is revealed as cruel and beautiful, a world where the desire to ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, friendship, buddies, love and romance, youth, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, friends, coming of age, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Happiness Runs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The neglected child of parents living on a commune, Victor is helpless to resist the atmosphere of sex and drugs that permeates his world, but he"s smart enough to know that if he is going to survive, he has to get out.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: fat girl, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, youth, self discovery, parents and children, rebellion, rebelliousness, hippie, voyeur, rape victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Rockford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The movie chronicles the arrival of a (Hindu) student to a strict all-boys Christian boarding school in India and his assimilation into the school. The change is quite dramatic to the protagonist and there are a lot of events that would look ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual
Plot: coming of age, boarding school, youth, rivalry, best friends, love and romance, friends, power relations, family relations, boarding school life, friendship, school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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A Beautiful Secret (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The beloved screen legend Katy Jurado, the lights one last time in the history of a special friendship that develops between a lonely old woman and Jorge, a rebellious teenager in Mexico City in 1984. Through the use flashbacks, Jorge, now an adult, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, rebellion, hopes, youth, teenage life, rebelliousness, teaching the ways of the world, elderly, bittersweet, friends, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Cougars Inc. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When Sam learns his mother cannot afford to send him to another school after he is kicked out, he and his friends start their own escort service for mature women to pay for his tuition.
Style: sexy, semi serious, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage girl, infidelity, escort, friendship, boarding school, older woman teenage boy relationship, parents and children, teenage love, youth, housewife, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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21%
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, strong female presence, life is a bitch, friends, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Miss Sweden (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Moa is in her early 20s, works at a factory and lives by herself in a cottage in the forest. She is a vegan and follows her friends and demonstrations, mostly to fit in. But at home, by herself, she listens to pop music and use make-up.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: demonstration, feminist, small town, vegetarian, family relations, youth, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, friendship, aging, curses spells and rituals, adoption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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21%
Do Fish Do It? (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 16-year old Jan is absent-mindedly strolling through the streets when he's run over by roller-skating Nina. As fast as she has stormed into his life, however, she rushes off again. Nina is 15 years old and full of crazy ideas. She lives ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, fish, aids, family relations, breakup, best friends, couples, skating, love and romance, youth, teenage love, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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21%
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Lovely Rita (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Lovely Rita is a 2001 Austrian drama film directed by Jessica Hausner. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Plot: school, teenage life, older man young girl relationship, starting over, misfit, youth, family relations, sexual relations, small town, feminism, teen angst, father daughter relationship ...
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21%
The Mighty Celt (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Centred around greyhound racing in a Catholic community after the "Troubles" have ended but where their legacy remains strong. Donal is a 14-year old who works in a greyhound racing kennel owned by Good Joe. If Donal's favourite ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
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20%
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Smart Ass (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kelly, Dan and Louis are students at a prestigious business school, destined to become tomorrow's elite. The industrious trio are determined to start putting their education into practise from the off in an attempt to make as much money as they ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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20%
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Mina Walking (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Afghanistan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Saddled by a senile grandfather and a neglectful father, Mina, an impulsive twelve-year-old Afghan street seller sees her future slipping away when she is forced to neglect her education and walk the streets of Kabul to support her fragmented ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family problems, child as adult, rebellion, family relations, youth, single parent, realism, parents and children, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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20%
I'm Gonna Explode (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tale of a young couple who throw caution to the wind and set out in search of their true fate. Román is the son of a contemptible, right-leaning congressman. Recently enrolled in a new high school, the rebellious teen clumsily attempts to hang ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
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The Devil in the Skin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Coming-of-Age drama telling the story of the strong bond between Xavier and his little brother Jacques and their struggle to remain together despite all odds.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
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