Movies like Sami Blood

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Sami Blood (2016)
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Sami Blood (2016)
Original name: Sameblod
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sami girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s and phrenological examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.
Style: harsh
Plot: racism, coming of age, boarding school, identity, lapland, corporal punishment, teacher, sister sister relationship, teenage girl, runaway, sister, race, dancing, school, student, camp, train, church, book, singing, theft, university, team, instructor, kiss ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: sweden

Most similar movies to Sami Blood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and harsh films with plots about coming of age, school, friendship, teacher, youth, teacher student relationship and classroom mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Sami Blood: Evil (2003), Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005), Miss Impossible (2016), Wild Reeds (1994), The Slingshot (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. ...
Style: disturbing, serious, emotional, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rebellion, rebelliousness, boarding school life, coming of age, domestic violence, friendship, violence, bully, humiliation, hardcase students, child abuse, private school ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, bullying, rugby, coming of age, dedicated educator, hardcase students, social misfits, idealism, teachers and students, boarding school life, teenage life, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Miss Impossible (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: They’re all nuts. Her parents, who want to send her off to boarding school. Her new teacher, who expects her to read impossibly old books. Her fellow band members, who make her sing ridiculous lyrics and dress her up in a frilly white dress for ...
Plot: coming of age, birthday, singing, female protagonist, new year, three sisters, barefoot, christmas present, dress, classroom, gay, grandmother ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.5
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Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, coming out, gay, love triangle, friendship, boarding school, politics, french, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, romance, self discovery ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, algeria, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Slingshot (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he sells. His rebellious ways has gotten him the special ...
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, sadistic, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, childhood, jewish, condom, slingshot, socialism, fascist, child abuse, reform school, working class, bigotry ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, boarding school, school, catholic school, celibacy, college, clergy, discipline, gays and lesbians, teachers and students, college life, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 1950s
Place: melbourne, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, child abuse, telephone call, lie, student, typewriter, kiss, singer, pen, prayer, blood, teacher ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.6
 7K
Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, fascism, spanish civil war, teacher, atheist, butterfly, latin, politics, innocence lost, dedicated educator, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, australia, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 7.6
 2K
Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, racism, teenage love, social differences, fish out of water, misfit, society, youth, parents and children, high school life, sport team, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: teacher, school, high school, teacher student relationship, high school teacher, youth, idealism, dedicated educator, respect, high school dance, maturity, education ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 161
Hide and Seek (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Mixes documentary interviews of memories of lesbian adolescence with the story of the 12-year-old girl Lou discovering her sexuality in 1960s America.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, educational film
Audience: girls' night
Plot: school, gays and lesbians, high school, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, boarding school, gender bending, teenage life, gender, society, youth, best friends ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Young Torless (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: At a boarding school in the pre-war Austro-Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates, Basini, who has been caught stealing money from one of the two. The two decide that rather than turn Basini in to the school ...
Style: serious, bleak, thought provoking, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: boarding school, torture, bullying, coming of age, fascism, mathematics, hypocrisy, hardcase students, innocence lost, military academy, lgbt, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
 20K
If.... (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film is a caustic portrait of a traditional English boys’ boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three ...
Style: biting, surreal, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, coming of age, social satire, boarding school life, youth, school, boarding school, buddies, private school, social misfits, innocence lost, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 96
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: circus, playing guitar, male in shower, taking a shower, drawing, rope ladder, underage drinking, unemployment, male objectification, 16 year old, skinny dipping, coming of age ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 979
Mirage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of Macedonia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: coming of age, school, poet, dedicated educator, single parent, rehabilitation, friendship, village, parents and children, teachers and students, urban ghetto, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
 313K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, divorced parents, parenting, abusive husband, high school, boy, teenager, family, birthday, coming-of-age, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2009 ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 29K
Mustang (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a Turkish village, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages.
Style: bleak, heartbreaking, harsh, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: violence, sexism, teenage girl, arranged marriage, sisters, sibling relationship, teenage sexuality, gang, coming of age, virginity, teenager, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east, california, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Education of Little Tree (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life.
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, orphan, friendship, parents and children, friends, starting over, society, youth, family relations, american indian, native american ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, coming of age, haunted by the past, small town, domestic violence, civil rights, african american, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Chocolate War (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by selling chocolates.
Style: surreal, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: high school, catholic school, chocolate, student, catholic, boxing, manipulations, coming of age, private school, fundraiser, youth, gang ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
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Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, unemployment, irish, coming of age, human nature, parents and children, prejudice, rich and poor, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, new york, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Times and Winds (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, touching, rough ...
Plot: village, friendship, islam, mountain, dream, coming of age, solar eclipse, innocence lost, introspection, sibling relationship, shepherd, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
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M (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lila and Mo meet at a bus stop. Lila has a paralyzing speech impediment. Mo is chatty and exuberant. Lila is preparing for her exams. Mo illegally races cars for a living. Opposites attract, and they fall in love. But Mo carries a secret burden…
Plot: speech impediment, opposites attract, bus, tooth pulling, bus stop, sister sister relationship, male nudity, love, fire, stuttering, hammock, high school student ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.0
 11K
Towelhead (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gulf war, sexual abuse, small town, racism, neighbor, menstruation, pedophilia, child abuse, lebanese, first love, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1991, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
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December (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In December of 1941, five teenage boys at a New England prep school hear the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and realize their lives are going to be changed forever. Released in 1991.
Style: serious, talky, realistic
Plot: coming of age, preparatory school, buddies, self discovery, school, war, youth, boarding school, friends, friendship, boarding school life, cons and scams ...
Place: pearl harbor, england, new england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Those Glory Glory Days (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Girls growing up in 1960-61 London develop a passion for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the first British team in the 20th century to win the English league and FA Cup "double". Twenty years later, one of the girls tracks down players of ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, obsession, teenage life, sport team, youth, high school, small town, social relations, coming of age, best friends, contests and competitions, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 3K
Worlds Apart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The daughter of a Jehovah's Witness is forced to choose between religion and love when she falls for someone outside her faith.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, psychological
Plot: school, coming of age, clergy, lovers reunited, suburban life, suburbs, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Noi the Albino (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, UK, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, surrounded by ominous mountains and buried under a shroud of snow. Noi dreams of escaping from this white-walled prison with ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: gas station, friendship, coming of age, village, genius, map, axe, museum, birthday, parents and children, underdog, idiot ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iceland, cairo egypt, singapore, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Marcelo Zona Sul (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Rio de Janeiro, more specifically in Copacabana, the sixteen year-old rebel and reckless teenager Marcelo is a terrible student that plays hooky from school and a liar. He dreams on leaving his home and move to São Paulo to work hard, make money ...
Plot: coming of age, crying man, restaurant, school, father son relationship, running, classmate classmate relationship, bossy woman, hitchhiking, teenager, teenage girl, beach ...
Time: 1960s
Place: rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Barndommens gade (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: I en lille 2-værelses baggårdslejlighed, på Vesterbro i København, bor den 14 årige Ester (Sofie Gråbøl) sammen med faderen (Torben Jensen), moderen (Vigga Bro) og storebroderen Carl (Carl Quist Møller). Det er tidens typiske arbejderkvarter ...
Plot: coming of age, mother daughter relationship, girl, menstruation
Time: 1930s
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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