Movies like The Student 2016

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The Student (2016)
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The Student (2016)
Original name: Ученик
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Veniamin, a teenager in the midst of a mystical crisis, has his mother, schoolmates and entire high school turned upside down by his questions. - Can girls go to their swimming classes in bikinis? - Does sex education have a place in school? - Should the theory of evolution be taught as part of the Natural Sciences? The adults are soon overwhelmed by the certitudes of the youngster who swears only by Scripture. No one but Elena, his biology teacher, will alone challenge him on his own ground.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, complex
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: religion, teacher, school, violence, student, bible, religious fundamentalist, religious fundamentalism, faith, anger, mother son relationship, male nudity, high school, gay, female nudity, death, insanity, high school student, hallucination, lesson, divorced woman, aggression, anti social, addiction, disabled person ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, captivating, disturbing and realistic films with plots about teacher, student, school, high school, classroom, teenager and religion mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Student: Yes&Yes (2014), Detachment (2011), Uncommon (2015), God's Not Dead 2 (2016), The Nerd's Confession (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Yes&Yes (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sasha is a young girl living in a block flat with her family in Moscow. Once she falls in love with Antonin, a bohemian artist and hard drinker. Their short love affair is pulling her down, to the bottom of her subconscious. Overwhelmed with ...
Style: captivating, psychological
Plot: painter, love interest, relationships, female teacher, school teacher, male female relationship, love affair, couple relations, love story, male nudity, female nudity, drug overdose ...
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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, bleak, serious, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, depression, suicide, teachers and students, unhappy, social problems, dedicated educator, human relationship, social decay, life is a bitch, school, unhappiness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Uncommon (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jesus combined diverse people and assorted stories to change the world! Now, He wants to use you! When the students of Rosewood High School lose their theater, music and dance departments due to budgets cuts, they create their own. Struggling to ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating, psychological, christian film
Plot: high school student, faith, bible, christian propaganda, religion, rehearsal, christianity, theatre play, religious faith, religious conversion, high school life, school club ...
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God's Not Dead 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.
Style: christian film, scenic, disturbing
Plot: christian, christianity, manipulation, christian propaganda, faith, religious fanatic, religion, alternate universe, religious persecution, bible, teacher, lawsuit ...
Place: phoenix arizona
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The Nerd's Confession (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Eugene is a teenage nerd who lives in a small Russian town. He sits in front of his computer all day long, playing games and surfing the Internet. He decides to run a small porn website and soon as he earns his first money from e-commerce. His life ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, unusual plot structure
Plot: teenage protagonist, student, socially awkward, family relations, friendship between men, teenage boy, flash forward, best friend, friendship between boys, father son relationship, chase, gambling ...
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The Red and the Blue (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of a teacher and his students, set in an Italian high school.
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: teachers and students, high school teacher, student, teacher, teenager, adolescence, school, school teacher, schoolgirl, teacher student relationship, middle school, high school life ...
Place: italy
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The Fire That Burns (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.
Plot: gay, coming of age, lgbt, school, religion, altar boy, catholic, childhood, youth, lgbtq, choir, boy ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
Place: france, paris france
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Stations of the Cross (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maria finds herself caught between two worlds. At school this 14-year-old girl has all the typical teenage interests, but when she’s at home with her family she follows the teachings of the Society of St. Pius XII and their traditionalist ...
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, melancholic, art house ...
Audience: teens
Plot: religion, self sacrifice, good versus evil, church, priest, domineering mother, school, society, clergy, religious fundamentalist, religious fundamentalism, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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God's Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Following his wife’s death, public high-school teacher Michael Evens (Stephen Baldwin) re-launches the Bible Club she originally founded. When upset parents cite the separation of church and state and want the group disbanded, a passionate dispute ...
Style: christian film
Plot: faith, christian, bible, religious, high school, vandalism, fight, grief, religion, christianity, death of wife, arson ...
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God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pastor Dave responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, rough, christian film ...
Plot: christian, faith, religious fanatic, christianity, church, brother brother relationship, university, protest, pastor, arson, religious fundamentalism, jail ...
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45%
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Bleak Night (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: There were three friends. Someone became the assailant and someone became the victim. Another swings his fists in anger at their broken friendship. Through the director’s creation of young actors and looking into the life of high school boys, the ...
Style: non-linear, rough, suspense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, high school student, death, high school, violence, student, father, loss of son, teen suicide, brutality, bullying, korean ...
Place: korea
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45%
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Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Audience: teens
Plot: american football, mental illness, friendship, student, restaurant, teacher, husband wife relationship, marriage, father son relationship, adultery, love, brother brother relationship ...
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Let There Be Light (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An atheist goes through a near-death experience in an auto accident before converting to Christianity.
Style: christian film, captivating, rough, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Plot: christianity, afterlife, religious, faith, atheist, religion, marriage, transformation, brain tumor, pastor, bible, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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43%
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Young Ahmed (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Belgian teenager hatches a plot to kill his teacher after embracing an extremist interpretation of the Quran.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, sincere
Plot: escape, fanatic, islam, arab, psychologist, muslim, friendship, disorder, youth, society, culture clash, religious ...
Time: contemporary
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42%
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Spieltrieb (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tangled drama of cruelty and manipulation, attraction and love.
Style: psychological, disturbing, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: high school student, teacher student sex, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, humiliation, teacher, sexual manipulation, teenage girl, blackmailer, blackmail, teacher student relationship, adultery ...
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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: realistic, sentimental, touching, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: teacher, high school, school, education, dedicated teacher, teenager, dedicated educator, dancing, racism, coming of age, teacher student relationship, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, east end london, europe
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42%
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Fremde Tochter (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Lena meets 19-year-old Farid, a young Muslim. She has a clear-cut attitude towards his culture and religion: utter rejection. Despite their differences – or perhaps because of them – they fall in love.
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, suspense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: teenage girl, tragic love, religion, cultural difference, teenage protagonist, 17 year old, female protagonist, teenage boy, teenager, couple relations, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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42%
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The Forest (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Danila is sixteen. Katya is twice his age. He spends hours watching her from an old shed on the forest. He does not even think about trying to be with her until Danila's father shows up on Katya's doorstep in an attempt to run away from ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: older woman teenage boy relationship, older woman teenage boy sex, mature woman, age difference, teenage sexuality, sexuality, villager, sexual abuse, dysfunctional marriage, father son relationship, obsession, extramarital affair ...
Time: 21st century
Place: russia
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2:37 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: brother sister incest, high school, incest rape, suicide, youth, high school life, teenage life, teenage love, unwanted pregnancy, social relations, rape, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south australia, adelaide south australia, australia
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42%
Saul: The Journey to Damascus (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Malta, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Known as Saul the Butcher, the stoning of Stephen was said to have shattered Saul's faith in the Temple and its denial of Christ as the Messiah. His conversion to Christianity and baptism as Paul changed the history of the world.
Style: disturbing, captivating, christian film, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: christianity, bible, faith, bible story, religious faith, changing lives, change of heart, religious conversion, religious differences, belief in god, religious fundamentalism, religious intolerance ...
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42%
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Boys Love 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Aoi, a young teacher with striking good looks, has just learned that his newest student Sora is the alluring teen prostitute he once hired. Here the nightmare begins. As the walls of the prestigious academy become a percolating hotbed of sexual ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sexy, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: gay, teacher student relationship, high school, teachers and students, transsexual, boarding school, student life, private school, power relations, couples, teenage life, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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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, melancholic, intellectual, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, high school life, school, education, high school, adolescence, dedicated educator, life philosophy, workplace, social relations, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, latin america, california, europe ...
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41%
Things That Hang from Trees (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The young boy's seemingly simple goal develops ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, touching, captivating
Plot: child abuse, boy, husband wife relationship, mental illness, drunkenness, teasing, small town, bullying, abusive husband, father son relationship, mother son relationship, traumatic childhood ...
Time: year 1969, 60s
Place: florida
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Prayer Never Fails (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: PRAYER NEVER FAILS is a gripping legal drama about an up-and-coming small town high school basketball coach, well on his way to a championship caliber season, when he is fired after he prays with one of his players who is in great need. The movie is ...
Style: christian film, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: faith, lawsuit, coach, fired from the job, court, lawyer, christian, lawyer client relationship, atheist, high school, basketball coach, religious conflict ...
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Speaking in Tongues (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A lonely college student grieving the loss of his mother has found purpose in a local megachurch. When a young pastor invites him to Chicago for a summer internship evangelizing the 'lost', his new faith is put to the test.
Style: captivating, psychological
Plot: evangelist, christian, religious conversion, religious faith, religion, changing lives, faith, character change, student, religious, change of heart, lifestyle change ...
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40%
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Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: depressing, talky, emotional, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, drugs, teachers and students, loneliness, friendship, addiction, student, ghetto, drug addiction, drug abuse, existentialism, secret ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city
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40%
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Ambivalence (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two friends, young psychiatrists, perceive life in different ways. One wants to do the right thing. The second is to experiment. One is a diligent student. The second is the troublemaker. One loves, hating. The second hates, loving. It's a pity ...
Style: realistic, captivating, surprise ending, ambiguous ending, disturbing ...
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, extramarital affair, sex with stepmother, older woman teenage boy sex, love triangle, love affair, milf, horny wife, mature woman, best friends, friendship, seductive woman ...
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Skirt Day (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A troubled and emotionally fragile woman finds herself at the center of a firestorm, in this gut-wrenching psychological drama.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, rough, sincere ...
Plot: female teacher, hostage, teachers and students, juvenile delinquency, hardcase students, high school, youth, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, society, breaking point, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france
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39%
The Devil's Playground (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural feelings are deemed unnatural acts and human lives are controlled in the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, boarding school, adolescence, altar boy, celibacy, youth, gay, female nudity, sex, erection, catholic, catholic school ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1953
Place: melbourne australia, australia
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39%
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In Our Prime (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ji-woo, an outcast in a prestigious private high school, does not fit in due to different social backgrounds than his well-to-do classmates. One day, he meets Hak-sung, the school’s security guard who is actually a mathematical genius defected ...
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, captivating
Plot: mathematician, mathematics, high school, math teacher, teacher student relationship, schoolboy, secret past, teacher, school, problem, unlikely friendships, friendship between men
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