Movies like Spare the Rod

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Spare the Rod (1961)
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Spare the Rod (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It is London in the year 1960 and John Saunders enthusiastically begins his new teaching career at a tough slum-area school. His class are bored pupils in their last term before leaving. Will he handle the grave problems that lie ahead?
Plot: school, school teacher, teenager, teacher, slut, blonde, slum, brawl, letter, smoking, inspiration, director, cigarette smoking, dinner, riot, neglected child, beating, school class, hooliganism, new teacher, drinking alcohol, eyeglasses, drinking, fistfight, facial bruise ...
Place: london, east end london

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Most similar movies to Spare the Rod

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about school, teacher, school teacher, teenager, classroom, youth and family relations mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Spare the Rod: To Sir, with Love (1967), Birth of a Nation (1983), Small Voices (2002), Clockwork Mice (1995), 6A (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, teacher student relationship, high school teacher, interracial relations, idealism, high school life, teachers and students, win over ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
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95%
Birth of a Nation (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A new teacher at a highly problematic comprehensive school feels that corporal punishment may just be inflaming the problems, and so begins to campaign against it.
Plot: corporal punishment, school, riot, juvenile delinquent, sex education, education, children, bullying, classroom, teacher, profanity
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87%
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Small Voices (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Melinda is a new substitute teacher at the Malawig Elementary School, located in a poor remote barrio. A young university graduate, her family expects her to look for work abroad, but in her idealism she takes on a challenging job in the provincial ...
Plot: book, teenager, teacher student relationship, unemployment, school, education, dedicated teacher, classroom, inspiration, teacher, provincial life, teaching ...
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76%
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Clockwork Mice (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When new teacher Steve Drake joins the faculty at a school for special-needs students, his unorthodox instruction methods raise eyebrows. But attitudes begin to change when he makes a connection with a particularly unruly student.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, touching
Plot: school, idealism, running, teacher, romance, power relations, youth, rebellion, teachers and students, mentally unstable, dedicated educator, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: suspense, tense, contemplative, unusual plot structure, captivating ...
Plot: school teacher, teenager, bullying, teacher, school, mistrust, parents, crisis, friendship, doubt, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: eastern europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Term of Trial (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Weir, an alcoholic schoolteacher, whose criminal record for refusing to fight during the Second World War has prevented him from progressing further in his teaching career, is looked upon with disdain by his headmaster, his pupils and even his wife. ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, marriage, revenge, rejection, injustice, male female relationship, classroom, teenage crush, tutor, false accusation of rape, parent, courtroom ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Nighthawks (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A gay man is forced to hide his sexuality by day while living his secret life by night. A respectable geography teacher by day; by night, hanging out in London's gay bars, looking for a long-term relationship, but usually encountering only ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: coming out, disco, school, youth, lifestyle, gender, society, gays and lesbians, love and romance, couples, self discovery, school teacher ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: touching, captivating, sentimental, psychological
Plot: marriage, school, family relations, injury, father son relationship, cancer, violence, father daughter relationship, teacher, husband wife relationship, doctor, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Good Morning Children (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 175 min.
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Story: The intermediate school in the small community of Kroka is preparing for the annual Lucia, Queen of Light, celebration. Each year, the prettiest girl in the school is chosen to play Lucia, but this year they decide to break the tradition and instead ...
Plot: small town, school, school teacher, unrequited love, teacher, unhappy marriage, parent, parent child relationship, infidelity, disciple, parents, director
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An abusive sexual relationship between a white spinster schoolteacher and a young black janitor in 1956 Kansas complicates her struggle to come to grips with her sexuality and emotions.
Plot: janitor, radiator, exploring sexuality, christmas tree, outburst, director, pill, paranoia, female teacher, recluse, female star appears nude, depression ...
Time: 50s, year 1956, year 1955, year 1954, 1950s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Salvatore (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Salvatore is a young orphan, living in Sicily with his little sister and his grandmother; after loosing his father in a tragic way he quits school and starts working as a fisherman and a farmer in order to support his little family. The Social ...
Plot: brawl, street, grandmother, janitor, child, beach, cemetery, school, father, tomato, van, accident ...
Time: 2000s
Place: sicily, mediterranean sea, italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Class Of Miss MacMichael (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dedicated teacher (Glenda Jackson) tries to reach out to juvenile delinquent students at a London alternative school.
Plot: school, racism, director, theft, mentally challenged, teacher, problem child, school teacher, mental disorder, marijuana, sex education, castration
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Fighting Back (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fighting Back is a 1982 Australian film about troubled teenagers.
Plot: racism, teaching, terror, teenager, police officer, revenge, school, ghetto, cross cultural relations, rage, slum, journalism ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Lamb (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Michael Lamb is a Father questioning his calling, in a Reform School in Ireland. When young epileptic runaway Eoin is sent to the school, the two recognise kindred spirits and escape to London together. With the police on their tail and the money ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: adoption, kidnapping, on the run, crimes, hopes, society, life is a bitch, family relations, religions or cults, power relations, alcohol abuse, working class ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, london, europe, england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Evening Dress (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Like many of her classmates, 12 year old tomboy Juliette has a crush on Mrs. Solenska, a teacher distinguished by stylish attire and an uninhibited, provocative classroom demeanor. Juliette's fascination turns into all-consuming obsession, ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, lesbian interest, gay love, teenage love, teenage girl, tomboy, school, school teacher, suicide attempt, teacher, obsession, obsessive love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Wedding in White (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young girl's brother comes home from the army, and brings an army buddy with him. The three of them go out that night to celebrate, and after much drinking has been done, the brother's friend rapes the sister. After the two men have gone ...
Plot: rape, world war two, dysfunctional family, teenager, parent child relationship, teenage pregnancy, drunkenness, belt, model ship, pregnancy, teenage daughter, hit in the crotch ...
Time: 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, idealism, friendship, society, family relations, youth, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Conrack (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young, white teacher is assigned to an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina populated mostly by poor black families. He finds that the basically illiterate, neglected children there know so little of the world outside their island.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, touching, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: school, island, interracial relations, family relations, teacher, racism, teachers and students, high school life, college life, human spirit, idealism, college ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Flavor of Corn (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lorenzo, a handsome first-year professor in an isolated Italian village, falls under the spell of his most beguiling pupil, a dark-haired, starry-eyed 12-year-old named Duilio. As Lorenzo's relationship with his heartless girlfriend ...
Style: homoerotic
Plot: homoeroticism, male homosexuality, lgbt, barefoot male, cheating girlfriend, death, bisexual, holding hands, countryside, crying man, love letter, male nudity ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Turning Paige (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young would-be writer is forced to confront her past upon the return of her angry, wayward brother.
Plot: car, lighting a cigarette, aspiring writer, drinking, father daughter relationship, fight, drunkenness, teacher, death of mother, death of parent, swearing, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Who Saw Him Die? (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sören Mårtensson is a middle school teacher. His classroom occupied by half-grown children. His work is tormenting him and at night he is haunted by nightmares.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, tense, bleak ...
Plot: school, teacher, youth, dedicated educator, mentally unstable, teachers and students, power relations, disorder, mischievous children, nudity (full frontal - brief), bloody body of a child, shower ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Student (2016)
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? - ...
Style: complex, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: religion, teacher, violence, student, school, praying, bible, prayer, anger, classroom, faith, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ramdhanu-The Rainbow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Mitali was a worried mother. This time, once again, her 5 year old son Gogol had failed to pass the admission test in a reputed school. Mitali was determined to get her son admitted into a reputed school. Gogol loved the song of birds, the flight of ...
Plot: children, school, education, female director
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34%
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The Kids Aren't Alright (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Story: Ross is trying to come to terms with the suicide of one of his classmates, as he finds his life falling down around him. Suddenly he finds himself involved in a new friendship with the new girl in school, Róisín. She helps to lead him in the right ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, tense, lgbt cinema, contemplative ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenager, school, suicide, homosexuality, youth, love and romance, friends, friendship, romance, sexual orientation, lgbt, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Secret Places (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young girls, soon to be women, sharing everything...except their secret places.
Plot: girls' school, refugee, world war two, female director, lesbianism, uniform, teenage girl, female nudity, schoolgirl, girl, bathtub, crush ...
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Wind of Change (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Taking its title from Harold Macmillan's widely-reported Cape Town speech about the process of decolonisation in Africa, The Wind of Change showed the other side of the coin: the impact of colonial immigration at 'home'. The film ...
Plot: brother sister relationship, father son relationship, racism, husband wife relationship, interracial relations, family relations, working class family, race riot, generation gap, bar, working class, dysfunctional family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Miss Nobody (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A devout Catholic peasant girl is corrupted by two new friends when her family moves to the city. An allegory of traditional Polish values under threat from materialism and decadence in the post-Communist era.
Plot: high school, church, faith, disciple, school teacher, teacher, loneliness, country girl
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Child in Time (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set two years after his daughter went missing, The Child In Time follows Stephen Lewis, a children's author, as he struggles to find purpose in his life without her. His wife Julie has left him, and his best friends Charles and Thelma have ...
Plot: missing child, marital separation, british prime minister, missing daughter, marriage crisis, estranged couple, lost child, real estate agent, hospital, church, forest, death of friend ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Confused Feelings (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is the story of a middle age professor who falls deaply in love with a young student in his English literature class. The student is a boarder in the teacher's house. The teacher is married and his wife knows he is mostly attracted to young ...
Plot: gay teenager, love, school, homosexual, gay interest, intergenerational friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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An Education (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, stylized, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: age difference, older man younger woman relationship, love affair, love and romance, self discovery, teenage life, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, suburbs, adolescence vs adulthood, betrayal, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: london, england, europe, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%