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The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
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The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a young girl, Laura Tweedle-Rambotham who grew up in the outback, and at around the age of 14, is sent off by her poor mother who has scrimped and saved for her to go to a prestigious women’s private college in Melbourne, the Presbyterian Ladies College.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, school, teenage love, youth, friendship, friends, family relations, misfit, teachers and students, prodigy, injustice, love and romance, fall in love, boarding school, society, human nature, couples, lifestyle, social misfits, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, boarding school life, power relations, lesbian, female nudity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about youth, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, friends, society and family relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Getting of Wisdom: Dogs in Space (1986), 2 Friends (1986), The Fringe Dwellers (1986), Odd Girl Out (2005), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dogs in Space (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The place is Melbourne, Australia 1978. The punk phenomenon is sweeping the country and Dogs In Space, a punk group, are part of it. In a squat, in a dodgy suburb, live a ragtag collection of outcasts and don't-wanna-be's who survive on a ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, punk, friends, satellite, ambition, music, youth, coming of age, celebrity culture, friendship, teenage life, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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2 Friends (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two girls, at 15; Louise, in a prestigious girls' high school, and Kelly, who was admitted but forbidden by her father to attend. This is the end of their friendship, and from here the film progresses in a backwards time line to a final freeze ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, non-linear, surreal
Plot: best friends, friendship, school, parents and children, teenage life, high school, coming of age, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, college, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: racism, fish out of water, pregnancy, interracial relations, social differences, parents and children, family life, culture clash, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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52%
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Odd Girl Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, high school life, school, lifestyle, buddies, family relations, friendship, rivalry, love and romance, misfit, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, idealism, friendship, society, youth, family relations, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human nature, misfit, life is a bitch, society, elderly ...
Time: contemporary
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44%
Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: boarding school, self discovery, friends, lifestyle, dedicated educator, hardcase students, misfit, power relations, teenage life, teachers and students, corporal punishment, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe
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43%
Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60'ies Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.
Style: contemplative, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, coming of age, youth, friends, mysterious character, kids in trouble, family relations, working class, teenage life, human nature, 15 year old, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, friendship, teenage love, buddies, love and romance, youth, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, coming of age, friends, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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36%
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, psychological, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, boarding school, teenage life, school, gays and lesbians, friendship, coming out, sexual abuse, pedophilia, catholic school, youth, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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36%
Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: lifestyle, false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, family relations, youth, society, love and romance, destructive relationship, high school, half brother, skateboard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, lifestyle, couples, family relations, love and romance, youth, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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34%
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Sebastian (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this thoughtful Scandinavian drama, a teenage boy wrestles with his sexuality and learns that most of his deepest fears were unfounded. Sebastian is almost 17 when he figures out that he is a homosexual. Though he lives with wonderful, stable ...
Style: sexual, touching, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: coming out, coming of age, friends, gender, love and romance, best friends, gays and lesbians, youth, friendship, sexual relations, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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34%
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Ricochet River (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, self discovery, interracial relations, teenage life, love and romance, society, best friends, social misfits, on the road, small town, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: oregon, usa
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34%
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Mall Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shopping malls - today's place of creating desires. Best jewelry, clothes, shoes. Unaffordable by young girls, but they "work" to get themselves sponsors for new items.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, tense ...
Plot: shopping mall, teenage prostitute, poverty, teenage love, love and romance, misfit, youth, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, school, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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34%
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Campfire (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of one woman's personal battle for acceptance, but also a portrait of a political movement that has forever affected millions of lives in the Middle East.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, starting over, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, youth, romance, hopes, love and romance, society, politics, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, jerusalem
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Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, disgraced, family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, single parent, love and romance, human nature, friendship, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: maine, new england
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32%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: social misfits, society, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Tanner Hall (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming of age stories of four teen-age girls.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, power relations, friends, social relations, innocence lost, teachers and students, teenage girl, friendship, envy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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31%
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, parents and children, friends, society, social decay, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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31%
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The Last Year (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Paul's homosexual affair at Bible College with a new student named Alex sets tongues wagging, mostly with un-Christian reactions. The dean, himself a closet case, threatens to expel Paul, and the football jocks have their eye on Alex. The ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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30%
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Spud (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. John Milton is a boy from an ordinary ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, feel good, serious ...
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, teachers and students, private school, love and romance, school, teenage love, boarding school, power relations, friends, youth, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
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30%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, friends, opposites attract, family relations, immigrants, love and romance, introspection, human nature, friendship, coming of age, family life ...
Time: contemporary
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29%
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A Borrowed Identity (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Arab is caught between cultures as he is sent to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Israel in the 1980s.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, friendship, boarding school, teenage love, introspection, hopes, impossible love, culture clash, misfit, social misfits, immigrants, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1982 ...
Place: israel, middle east
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28%
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 540
Little Men (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, two street kids from Boston find themselves at Plumfield, a rural boarding school run by Jo and her husband -- and they soon learn academic and life lessons they won't ever forget.
Style: feel good, uplifting, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: family relations, orphan, boarding school, society, youth, school, family life, power relations, kids in trouble, boarding school life, teen rebel, homelessness ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Moving Out (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Coming-of-age story about an Italian-Australian teenager making his way in the world.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: suburbs, coming of age, immigrants, family relations, misfit, society, youth, life turned upside down, culture clash, teenage life, moving, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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28%
Looks and Smiles (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents, works on his motorbike, looks for work, and every two ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, biting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, friendship, social decay, youth, family relations, power relations, friends, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england
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28%
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Kick'n Rush (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around Jakob, Bo and Mikkel - three friends who spend their days lusting over unattainable women and engaging in a variety of illegal activities (i.e. they'll rent a movie and then break into a house to watch it). After ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, family relations, society, lifestyle, buddies, youth, friendship between boys, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
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28%
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Crazy Love (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three 'Bukowskian' torrid nights in the life of a man in search of love. Harry Voss, 12, is young and naive. Love, for him, is romantic love between princes and princesses demurely kissing each other on the mouth. His father is a hero who ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, dark humor, couples, anti hero, suburban life, suburbs, addiction, teenage love, lifestyle, prostitute, youth, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 1950s ...
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28%
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: sentimental, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rebelliousness, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, rebellion, romance, love and romance, youth, society, on the road, social differences, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
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28%