Movies like Sami Blood

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Sami Blood (2016)
 7.4
 4K
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, theft, university, team, instructor, pain, punishment, social outcast, urban ...
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 sentimental films with plots about coming of age, school, youth, friendship, teacher, society and boarding school mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Sami Blood: Evil (2003), The Slingshot (1993), Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005), Go (2001), Miss Impossible (2016). 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%
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, child abuse, slingshot, reform school, spanking, fascist, working class, bigotry ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: serious, touching, 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 ⇓
69%
 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, realistic, sentimental, 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 ⇓
67%
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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, party, kiss, teacher, school, sister sister relationship, teenage girl, teenager, dress, concert, birthday, book ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, high school teacher, teacher student relationship, youth, idealism, dedicated educator, teenage crush, high school dance, maturity, respect ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 279
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, boarding school, youth, friends, friendship, boarding school life, cons and scams ...
Place: pearl harbor, england, new england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 160
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: serious, sexual, 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 ⇓
51%
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 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 ⇓
50%
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, boarding school life, college life ...
Time: 70s, 1950s
Place: melbourne, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 5K
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 ⇓
50%
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: friendship, coming of age, racism, 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
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.1
 95
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: boy, friend, dog, friendship, flashback, student, school, nurse, blood, doctor, hallucination, teacher ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, orphan, friendship, parents and children, friends, starting over, society, youth, family relations, school, little boy ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: boarding school, bullying, torture, coming of age, fascism, mathematics, hypocrisy, hardcase students, innocence lost, military academy, moral dilemma, school ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 20K
School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: anti semitism, high school, coming of age, friendship, preparatory school, football, cheating, boarding school life, sport, boarding school, working class, teenage life ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, israel, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 8
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: student film
Plot: female protagonist, father daughter relationship, shower, girl, teacher, psychiatrist, school, student, teenager, television, teenage girl, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Where the Spirit Lives (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1937, a young First Nations (Canadian native) girl named Ashtecome is kidnapped along with several other children from a village as part of a deliberate Canadian policy to force First Nations children to abandon their culture in order to be ...
Plot: boarding school, native american, school, child abuse, racism, culture clash
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.6
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Hope (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a town's secret, a family's crisis, and a young girl's struggle to reveal the truth.
Plot: racist, school, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, small town, fire, sister sister relationship, teacher, little girl, dancing, wheelchair, tomboy ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: gloomy, serious, 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, 1990s, year 1990, year 1991
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
44%
 6.4
 584
The Bay Boy (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Roman Catholic teenage boy in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia during the 1930s faces various growing-up problems: Should be become a priest? What should he do about the murder he witnessed, committed by a local cop and upstanding ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, murder, juvenile delinquency, small town, single parent, suburbs, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love, small town life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, touching, tense
Plot: coming of age, best friend, friendship, parents and children, social differences, countryside, culture clash, society, youth, family relations, social misfits, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.6
 19K
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 ⇓
39%
 7.0
 127
Pressure (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A British-born younger son of an immigrant family from Trinidad finds himself adrift between two cultures.
Plot: job interview, coming of age, racism, racist, social criticism
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, obsession, teenage life, sport team, high school, youth, social relations, small town, coming of age, best friends, contests and competitions, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 74
Mimi (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Guido is an international journalist with an unusually difficult relationship with his daughter, Mimi. He hasn't seen her for several years and has just taken her away from the boarding school she was immured in. She is now 15, and for some ...
Style: sexual
Plot: teenage girl, father daughter relationship, journalist, puberty, coming of age, incest, hotel, girl man relationship, boarding school, lolita, mirror, breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 2K
Chocolate (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: colonialism, interracial relations, racism, culture clash, jazz, coming of age, social differences, sexual tension, discrimination, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 123
Danmark (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 22-year-old Norge lives a careless life as a bachelor in the province. The slacker idyll meets a sudden end when 16-year-old Josephine turns up after a one-night-stand and tells him she’s pregnant
Plot: youth, coming of age, slacker, teenage girl, pregnancy, sex scene, rapper, abortion, male nudity, female nudity
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Speed Walking (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a quirky, small town, situated in the outskirts of everything, 14-year-old Martin is getting ready for one of the most formal transitions from boy to man; the communion. It's 1976, music's in the air and hormones are blossoming. But in ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: small town, coming of age, love triangle, dealing with death, death in the family, teenage life, life turned upside down, youth, innocence lost, parents and children, teenage love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%