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Stolen Spring (1993)
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Stolen Spring (1993)
Original name: Det forsømte forår
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: At their 25th high-school anniversary some bourgeois citizens remember their time in school as a happy one. In reality it was quite the contrary. The school was a madhouse in which the teachers, especially Blomme, tormented the students. As a result one of them became a murderer.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, teenage life, school, teachers and students, life is a bitch, high school life, social relations, poisoning, under the surface, power relations, teacher, education, teenager, sadist, high school student, school teacher, teenage boy, high school reunion, high school, high school teacher, dying words, clarinet, danish, class reunion, high school boy
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: denmark, scandinavia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and tense films with plots about youth, high school, power relations, society, high school life, teachers and students and teenage life mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Stolen Spring: Who Saw Him Die? (1968), The Invisible Eye (2010), Up the Down Staircase (1967), Class Enemy (2013), This Special Friendship (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Who Saw Him Die? (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sören Mårtensson is a middle school teacher. His classroom occupied by half-grown children. His work is tormenting him and at night he is haunted by nightmares.
Style: mind bending, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: school, teacher, dedicated educator, mischievous children, mentally unstable, youth, disorder, power relations, teachers and students, nudity (full frontal - brief), schoolboy, sea ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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95%
The Invisible Eye (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spying on her students, a teacher finds an exciting hobby.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: political unrest, high school life, workplace, youth, rebellion, society, teachers and students, against the rules, social relations, workplace situations, responsibility, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Up the Down Staircase (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sylvia Barrett is a rookie teacher at New York's inner-city Calvin Coolidge High: her lit classes are overcrowded, a window is broken, there's no chalk, books arrive late. The administration is concerned mainly with forms and rules ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, fish out of water, culture clash, high school life, friendship, teacher, english teacher, school teacher, dedicated educator, chaos and mayhem, adolescence vs adulthood, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
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83%
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Class Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Relations between the students and the new teacher of German are extremely tense. When one female student commits suicide, her schoolmates blame the teacher for her death. An awareness that things are not quite so black and white comes too late.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: high school, high school life, rebelliousness, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, coping, social relations, power relations, generation gap, rebellion, emotionless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Bad Seeds (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quiet 16-year-old Louis, the high school headmaster’s son, has never been in trouble. His best friend, 18-year-old Greg, however, is his polar opposite: provocative, angry, violent, he has been kicked out of school for physically threatening young ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: kidnapping, youth, teachers and students, parents and children, parent child relationship, family relations, power relations, disorder, social relations, confined, crime gone awry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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73%
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The Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Style: sincere, psychological, melancholic, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, high school life, school, social relations, self discovery, workplace, interracial relations, teenage life, society, french, dedicated educator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Explosive Generation (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Peter Gifford is a likable, dedicated schoolteacher that teaches a senior life skills class. When student Janet Sommers brings up the topic of sex and dating, he asks students to write questions on the topic, and will cover them in the next class. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, psychotronic
Plot: high school, teacher, hopes, hardcase students, society, dedicated educator, youth, high school life, teachers and students, looking for sex, idealism, school ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, high school life, teenage life, friendship, youth, misfit, social misfits, society, drug abuse, girl gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, pregnancy, dishonesty, family relations, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, social relations, high school life, power relations, teenager
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
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Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, dysfunctional family, age difference, sex scene, mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.2
 858
The Substitute (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A high school substitute English teacher resorts to murder to protect her murderous dark past while seducing a student whom begins to suspect her true identity.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, high school, power relations, high school hunk, disorder, dishonesty, youth, hidden identity, crimes, workplace situations, teachers and students, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, friends, society, parents and children, social decay, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Heart of America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Starring Jurgen Prochnow ('The Replacement Killers' 'Air Force One' and Patrick Muldoon 'Stigmata' 'Starship Troopers'), 'Heart of America' is a powerhouse of a contemporary drama and essential ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: school shooting, high school, bully, teenage life, vengeance, psychopath, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, youth, hardcase students, society, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Scarecrow (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A twelve years old girl Lena who has come to live with her grandfather in a small Russian town is being bullied by her classmates. She took the rap of being a class traitor because she was in love with the boy who had betrayed his classmates when ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, sincere, touching, suspense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, youth, mockery, teenager, outcast, betrayal by friend, school, first love, deception, brutality, grandfather granddaughter relationship, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
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Dust (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: murder, parents and children, obsession, boss and employee, interracial relations, sexual abuse, farm, power relations, family relations, strong female presence, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Ladygrey (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Estelle fights to maintain her sense of self while sleeping with Angus for money.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, under the surface, interracial relations, community, social relations, mentally challenged, nudity (full frontal - brief), skull, widower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, rivalry, gang, high school, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, high school life, friendship, youth, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.6
 532
Villa paranoia (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Med stjerner som Frits Helmuth, Sonja Richter, Sidse Babett Knudsen og selvfølgelig Erik Clausen selv på plakaten, er der lagt i hønsegården til et af Clausens sædvanlige humoristiske og satiriske øjebliksbilleder af dagens Danmark. Anna har ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat
Plot: under the surface, disability, family relations, parents and children, mute or deaf, satire, farm, nurse, farmer, wheelchair, dress
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Cheaters (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, sincere, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, society, dedicated educator, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, teenage life, teachers and students, social differences, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Accused (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On the surface Henrik and Nina Christofferson are an ordinary family living happily. But they have a problem. Their daughter, Stine, a difficult 14 year old, has a habit of telling lies in class. When Stine accuses her father of sexual abuse, and is ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, lawyer, family relations, under the surface, child abuse, parents and children, incest, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, prisoner, degradation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 384
Halls of Anger (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An all-black inner city school has to become an integrated school. Few dozen white kids are transfered there, but the black students are aggressively opposed to this. The school then approaches a tough black teacher for help.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere
Plot: high school, militant, social relations, power relations, urban ghetto, teaching the ways of the world, teachers and students, high school life, urban ghetto life, social differences, interracial relations, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Hello Herman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: school shooting, teenage life, social relations, haunted by the past, high school life, youth, losing-it hero, loneliness, social misfits, murder, misfit, high school ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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To Sir, with Love (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, dedicated educator, high school, school, youth, high school teacher, teacher student relationship, interracial relations, idealism, studying, changing lives, dignity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Tree of Knowledge (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As a group of Danish children pass into adolescence, gradually the most popular girl becomes an outcast, for trivial reasons that she never understands.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, adolescence, school, teenage protagonist, misfit, love and romance, society, youth, family relations, teenage life, fox, female hysteria ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 50s, year 1958
Place: denmark, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
It All Starts Today (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in a forlorn mining town near Valencienne in the north of France, the story is about one man's struggle to bring life to his once prosperous village and its inhabitants. Philippe Torreton, who won a César for Best Actor with his title role ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: teacher, dedicated educator, kindergarten, life is a bitch, society, hopes, fighting the system, power relations, social worker, social relations, realism, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, murder, friendship, social relations, law enforcement, lifestyle, dishonesty, crimes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
To Sir, with Love II (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mark Thackeray (Poitier) is a West Indian, who in the 1967 film had taken teaching in a London East End school. He spent twenty years teaching and ten in administrative roles. He has taught the children of his former pupils, but is now retiring.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: high school, teacher, juvenile delinquency, bad attitude, urban ghetto, undisciplined, gain trust, power relations, idealism, high school life, city life, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Boys of Paul Street (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things do get out of hand, however, the problem is "solved" by the city government, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: school, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, teachers and students, parents and children, family relations, social relations, power relations, disorder, friends, mischievous children, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Knife That Killed Me (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A journey through the memories of teenager Paul Varderman as he reflects on the events leading to the fatal moment his life is cut short. Paul moves to a new school and becomes involved with 'The Freaks', a group on the periphery of school ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage life, gang, crimes, high school life, youth, downfall, high school, kids in trouble, unfulfillment, social relations, barefoot male
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%