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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, poisoning, under the surface, power relations, social relations, teacher, education, danish, teenager, sadist, high school student, high school reunion, high school, high school teacher, clarinet, dying words, class reunion, high school boy
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
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, society, power relations, teachers and students, high school, life is a bitch and high school 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), The Substitute (1993). 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: tense, sincere, psychological, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: school, teacher, mentally unstable, disorder, mischievous children, dedicated educator, teachers and students, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), power relations, classroom, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, 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, tense, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: political unrest, high school life, society, rebellion, workplace, youth, teachers and students, against the rules, workplace situations, responsibility, high school, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, friendship, culture clash, fish out of water, school teacher, teacher, youth, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, teachers and students, hardcase students, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.6
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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, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, rebelliousness, high school life, innocence lost, social relations, power relations, coping, generation gap, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 5.4
 795
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: high school, murder, teachers and students, workplace situations, hidden identity, youth, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, haunted by the past, crimes, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
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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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, friendship, teenage life, society, misfit, drug abuse, girl gang, coming of age, revenge, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: high school, school shooting, vengeance, psychopath, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, youth, kids in trouble, social misfits, hardcase students, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
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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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: murder, strong female presence, crimes, boss and employee, parents and children, interracial relations, life is a bitch, obsession, graphic violence, workplace, deadly, farm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, sexual, sexy, serious, psychotronic
Plot: high school, student, teacher, youth, couples, teenage life, stoners, power relations, urban ghetto, idealism, school, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.1
 110
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, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, society, under the surface, interracial relations, life is a bitch, community, social relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), priest, male nudity, skull ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, mockery, school, outcast, first love, betrayal by friend, deception, teenagers, teenager, brutality, grandfather granddaughter relationship, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
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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, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: high school life, teenage life, haunted by the past, social relations, youth, losing-it hero, loneliness, social misfits, murder, interview, high school, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 256
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: tense, suspenseful, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: small town, conspiracy, interracial relations, society, lifestyle, crimes, life is a bitch, mystery, americana, police investigation, murder, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, youth, pregnancy, dishonesty, parents and children, high school, teachers and students, power relations, social relations, high school life, teenager
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, racism, social differences, life is a bitch, society, introspection, crimes, social decay, discrimination, injustice, small town, arson ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 303
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: sincere, thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: high school, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, hardcase students, social misfits, youth, teaching the ways of the world, interracial relations, life is a bitch, militant, high school life, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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This Special Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 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: sexual, psychological, sexy, touching, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, gay teenager, sexual abuse, school, friendship, coming out, youth, catholic school, pedophilia, clergy, gays and lesbians, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: gloomy, touching, contemplative, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: teacher, fighting the system, small town life, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, hopes, teachers and students, dysfunctional family, social worker, society, small town, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, touching, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, life is a bitch, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, society, family relations, social decay, family problems, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
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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, bleak, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prisoner, lawyer, under the surface, family relations, child abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, incest, degradation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, teacher, hopes, city life, urban ghetto life, hardcase students, interracial relations, dedicated educator, teachers and students, youth, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
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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, school, school life, social relations, self discovery, workplace, interracial relations, society, teenage life, french, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 3K
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, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: high school, rivalry, crimes, juvenile delinquency, gang, high school life, friendship, society, youth, teenage life, life is a bitch, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 5.5
 179
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, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, teenager, cell phone, gun, single parent, youth, parents and children, confined, crimes, teachers and students, crime gone awry, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 508
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: offbeat, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: satire, parents and children, mute or deaf, disability, family relations, under the surface, farm, dress, wheelchair, nurse, farmer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 279
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, rough, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, drug abuse, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, age difference, partying, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, disorder, power relations, family relations, friends, social relations, urban, young heroes, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, mischievous children, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 4K
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, rivalry, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, teachers and students, youth, social differences, society, teenage life, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: politics, prison, racism, false accusation, interracial relations, aunt, convenience store, redemption, death row, youth, juvenile delinquency, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 74K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, depression, suicide, social decay, unhappy, social problems, human relationship, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, social relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%