Movies like The Student

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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: complex, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: religion, teacher, school, student, violence, bible, anger, prayer, faith, classroom, praying, high school, mother son relationship, death, kiss, swimming pool, anti social, religious fundamentalism, teenager, seduction, book, coach, homosexual, divorce, sociopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia

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Most similar movies to The Student

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, captivating, realistic and serious films with plots about school, teacher, student, classroom, teenager, high school and teenage girl mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Student: Detachment (2011), God's Not Dead 2 (2016), The Nerd's Confession (2016), The Forest (2018), The Fire That Burns (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Plot: depression, teachers and students, teacher, suicide, classroom, unhappy, social problems, social decay, human relationship, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
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
Plot: christian, christianity, religious persecution, teacher, christian propaganda, lawsuit, faith, prayer, church, atheist, bible, religion ...
Place: phoenix arizona
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69%
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, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, unusual plot structure
Plot: teenage protagonist, socially awkward, student, family relations, teenage boy, friendship between men, interview, chase, gambling, flash forward, best friend, friendship between boys ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
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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: psychological, melancholic, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: older woman teenage boy sex, obsession, loner, humiliation, coming of age, bullying, dysfunctional family, sexuality, village, shyness, husband wife relationship, 16 year old ...
Time: 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: catholic, altar boy, gay, religion, school, child abuse, running, lie, faith, jealousy, singer, love ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, captivating, psychological, rough, christian film
Plot: church, christian, brother brother relationship, faith, religious fundamentalism, religion, religious fanatic, university, arson, pastor, jail, prayer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
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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, disturbing, psychological, suspense
Plot: friendship, high school, death, high school student, violence, student, father, loss of son, brutality, teen suicide, apology, korean ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.7
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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: therapist, christianity, christian, teacher, school, christian propaganda, bullying, anti depressant, bully, bible, suicidal, bible quote ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Lesson (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Greece
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An honest, hard-working schoolteacher in a small Bulgarian town is driven to desperate measures to avoid financial ruin.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: school, teacher, teachers and students, small town, money problems, classroom, stolen money, loan shark, lie, dedicated educator, power relations, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria
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51%
 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, high school life, school, social relations, workplace, self discovery, interracial relations, society, teenage life, french, dedicated educator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
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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: talky, serious, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, loneliness, friendship, basketball, liberal, student, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, melancholic, art house, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: clergy, society, church, religion, domineering mother, overbearing mother, self sacrifice, good versus evil, school, teenage life, anorexia, cause and meaning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
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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, ambiguous ending, retro, disturbing ...
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, unfaithful wife, sex with stepmother, extramarital affair, older woman teenage boy sex, love affair, love triangle, milf, best friends, friendship, seductive woman, psychiatrist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: psychological, disturbing, captivating, touching
Plot: child abuse, traumatic childhood, husband wife relationship, mental illness, boy, small town, teasing, drunkenness, abusive husband, bullying, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
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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: male female relationship, cafe, marriage, lie, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ulcer, bare breasts, band, brother brother relationship, restaurant, food, undressing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
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The Public (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.
Style: complex, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: library, life is a bitch, violence, psychopath, life & death, brutality, society, hospital, danger, pubic hair, male nudity, homelessness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cincinnati ohio, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, high school life, teachers and students, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
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Open Future (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A 16 year old boy growing up in the 60's, experimenting with life, sex, drugs and alcohol.
Plot: school, camera, communism, undressing, bully, male male hug, hallucination, wet clothes, demonstration, pocket knife, sculptor, band ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.5
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Matted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Rose Lee is just a typical high school student trying to figure things out. Her dream is to join the boy's wrestling team, but no one is making it easy for her. Along the way, she'll discover that her most difficult opponent may be herself.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, captivating, contemplative ...
Audience: student film
Plot: girl, teenage girl, friendship, dysfunctional family, teenage boy, student, female protagonist, lgbt, school, best friend, gender bending, transsexuality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
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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, sincere, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: brother sister incest, high school, high school life, incest rape, teenage love, teenage life, social relations, youth, unwanted pregnancy, rape, social misfits, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, religion, religious faith, changing lives, pastor, change of heart, student, religious, character change, college student ...
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46%
 6.6
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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: christian film
Plot: freedom of speech, church, courtroom, religion, classroom, atheist, janitor, high school student, bible, lawyer, christian, school janitor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, thought provoking, complex, rough, captivating ...
Plot: christianity, brain tumor, afterlife, bible, religion, atheist, religious, father son relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, hospital, marriage proposal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.4
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Family Film (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, France, Slovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple embark on an early vacation. Left alone, their children cut loose until the boy gets caught for skipping school and things take an unexpected turn. Boasting exquisite camera work, the film is also unforgettable for its wholly original ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, captivating, sincere, poignant ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lost dog, family relations, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, shipwreck, marital crisis, family tragedy, fear ...
Place: central europe, prague, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: boarding school, coming of age, celibacy, altar boy, school, family relations, catholic school, mutual masturbation, society, hopes, gays and lesbians, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 1950s, year 1953
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 304
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: psychological, realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, gay, high school, boarding school, private school, teachers and students, student life, teenage life, school, love and romance, couples, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Apparition (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jacques is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial and talented investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican who recruits him for a special task; taking part of a committee to investigate the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: catholic church, pilgrimage, reporter, investigation, religion, faith, catholic priest, priest, journalist, interview, lawyer, teenage girl ...
Place: vatican, southern france, south of france, rome italy, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 392
Spieltrieb (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tangled drama of cruelty and manipulation, attraction and love.
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing, twists and turns
Plot: mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, teacher student sex, adultery, blackmailer, blackmail, teacher, teenage girl, high school student, humiliation, teacher student relationship, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 15
Umbrella (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alexander Way, a secondary school teacher with a fractured personal life, finds himself attempting to rescue a woman from a violent sexual attack. Alexander finds himself overpowered, beaten & taken to hospital. Jesiah Jarvus, a famous British ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, captivating, touching
Plot: marriage, family relations, school, injury, father son relationship, cancer, violence, father daughter relationship, teacher, husband wife relationship, doctor, hospital ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
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6A (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 61 min.
Story: As if immersed in the situation, the viewer witnesses a distressing encounter between angry parents, a helpless teacher and three schoolgirls. It soon becomes clear that certain things are going wrong in their class. There have been complaints of ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: school teacher, teenager, bullying, teacher, school, mistrust, parents, doubt, friendship, crisis, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: eastern europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%