Movies like 30 Door Key

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30 Door Key (1991)
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30 Door Key (1991)
Original name: Ferdydurke
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, UK, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young writer in 1939 Warsaw faces the conflict of acting his age or relapsing into childhood during the brink of World War II. Based on the famous novel Ferdydurke by Witold Gombrowicz.
Plot: teacher, bully, boarding school, surrealism, adult as child
Place: poland

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Most similar movies to 30 Door Key

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, political and erotic films with plots about surrealism, teacher, boarding school, murder, female nudity, school and male nudity mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like 30 Door Key: Hands Up! (1981), Miss Nobody (1996), Tusk (1980), Birth of a Nation (1983), Moonlighting (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 299
Hands Up! (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Beginning with a sci-fi prologue before finding itself with several doctors attending a medical school reunion in a sealed-up railway carriage. Between drinks, the disenchanted medicos ruminate over the effect that communism (particularly the ...
Style: political
Plot: post apocalypse, politics, plaster cast, medical profession, communism, cinema
Place: poland
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95%
 5.9
 406
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: teacher, loneliness, faith, disciple, school teacher, high school, church, country girl
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.9
 419
Tusk (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An English girl and an Indian elephant, born on the same day, share a common destiny...
Plot: poacher, animal human communication, elephant, friendship, birth, dream, surrealism
Time: 1900s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 7.5
 3K
Moonlighting (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, tense, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, working class, political unrest, workplace situations, boss and employee, disorder, injustice, polish, power relations, workplace, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, poland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.2
 254
Shameless (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's the summer of 1951 in Oslo. Lillian and Amund Wang are blessed with their first and only child. Adrian Wang - a boy or a girl?
Plot: family relations, shame, bully, bullying, transsexual, albino, secret, oedipus complex
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Magician of Lublin (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Yasha is a Jewish stage magician who tours through eastern Europe while destroying his career through personal problems. He has one more chance at theatrical success, but he needs to do a brand new trick in a Warsaw theater.
Plot: stage magician, haircut, magician, illusionist, shaving head
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Law and the Fist (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the end of World War Two, Polish people move to the western lands vacated by Germans. But some ruthless profiteers pose as government representatives and intend to make off with loot from a deserted town they took over. One honest man stands up ...
Plot: world war two, death by gunshot, ghost town, murder, violence, drinking, train, shooting, post war, death, gun
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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24 Hours in the Life of a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in 1913, 1936 and 2001. When he returns to the casino and seaside resort of his early teens, Louis, a 78 year old man encounters Olivia, a 19 year old young woman madly in love with a violent cad. Louis tells the story of his own mother having a ...
Plot: fall in love, female nudity, sex scene, widow, falling in love, memory, casino, young woman, resort, gambler
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 233
Nightmares (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set before the first Wold War in part of Poland under Austrain occupation, the story of a young boy in primary school who later grows up to become a rebellious, poetic-minded teen in the same school when the national movement toward liberation is ...
Plot: school, boarding house, rebel, torture, tyranny, father son relationship, female nudity, teenage boy, boy, skinny dipping, cruelty, pessimism ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 350
Eminent Domain (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A high-ranking Polish politburo member is banished from the party, and must find out why. Set in 1979 Poland before the Solidarity events.
Plot: cold war, espionage, teenage girl
Time: 70s
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Whispering Pages (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The pages that whisper through this brooding, beautiful tone poem are from nineteenth-century Russian literature, primarily Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. An anonymous man wanders through decomposing, fog-enshrouded catacombs and encounters a ...
Plot: murder, faith, religion, poverty, lion, humiliation, reflection, surrealism, water, homelessness, desperation, hiding place
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, world war two, refugee, female director, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, suspicion, girls' boarding school, teacher, german, bathtub, crush ...
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
And in the Morning They Woke Up (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: And in The Morning They Woke Up
Plot: surrealism, hung over, flashback, vodka
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Good and Bad at Games (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The story, told partly in flashback to 1968, concerns a clique of English public schoolboys who bully and humiliate an unpopular younger pupil (Cox) who is 'bad at games'. Ten years later Cox uses the naive and equal outsider Niles, who is ...
Plot: male objectification, boarding school, humiliation, cricket the game, male nudity, male in shower, traumatic experience, barefoot male, revenge, pubic hair, male in bathtub, taking a shower ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 707
Partner (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In PARTNER, Bernardo Bertolucci conflated his interests in psychoanalysis, nonlinear narrative, and Godard to create a uniquely avant-garde work unlike anything in his ouevre. The film is loosely based on Dostoyevsky's novel THE DOUBLE and ...
Plot: student, kiss, surrealism, car, pianist, marxism, class struggle, murder, quotation, communism, murderer
Time: year 1968
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart. Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year- the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates ...
Plot: african american, slavery, great depression, miscarriage of justice, frame up, dysfunctional family, black family, child's point of view, boycott, teacher, interracial relations
Time: 1930s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Borrowed Bride (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ali is 18. His feet are firmly off the ground. The very idea of marriage seems like a game. But the bride's parents are ready and willing. Business ventures will be set up between the families; the arrangement will pay off all round. Ali, ...
Plot: custom, teacher, customs, sexual attraction, teenage boy, based on a novel, crying, theater, turkish, dinner, merchant, prison ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Bengali Night (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Allan (Hugh Grant) is an engineer working in 1930s Calcutta. He is invited to stay with the family of his boss, Narendra Sen (Soumitra Chatterjee) which includes his wife, Indira (Shabana Azmi) and daughter Gayatri (Supriya Pathak). Gayatri and ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love
Place: kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Spring for the Thirsty (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A parable centering on an old man who lives a secluded life in the desert, alone with only his memories and photographs. His wellspring, once a source of joy and hope for thirsty passersby, is now rarely used. No longer able to find comfort in his ...
Plot: surrealism, very little dialogue, old man, water, coffin
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
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The Balcony (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Shelley Winters is the madame of a house where customers play out their erotic fantasies, oblivious to a revolution which is sweeping the country. When her old friend, the chief of police (Peter Falk), asks her to impersonate the missing queen in ...
Style: sexy
Plot: surrealism, sex scene, judge, prostitute, brothel, sexual fantasy, revolution, lesbian, soldier, lesbian kiss, police, clergy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Story of Sin (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A beautiful Polish girl whose lover has gone to Rome to seek a divorce from his previous wife travels around Europe in search of him and suffers a variety of tragic adventures as the men around her try to fit her into their own selfish schemes.
Style: erotic
Plot: prostitution, casino, teenage girl, erotica, male nudity, love, female nudity, surrealism, separation, sex, mother kills own child, male full rear nudity ...
Time: 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Chosen Ones (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the late 70s, young Petra Grust begins teaching at the progressive Odenwald School. She is flattered by the trust placed in her by its widely respected headmaster Simon Pistorius. But gradually certain incidents at the boarding school begin to ...
Plot: child abuse, boarding school, boy, whistleblower, overalls, gay, suicide, kiss, suicide attempt
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.9
 124
Negatives (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A couple's bizarre romantic relationship is disrupted by the intrusion of a third person.
Plot: eyeglasses, female stockinged foot, female stockinged legs, playing footsie
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 2K
Man to Man (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Africa, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An epic about anthropologists who hunt and capture pygmies for study back in Europe, in an attempt to illustrate the link between man and ape.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: explorer, culture clash, moral dilemma, uncover truth, dehumanization, ambition, obsessive quest, society, escapades, against humanity, human nature, buried truth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland, africa, europe, edinburgh scotland, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.0
 118
Simona (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While at a bullfight Simona begins flashing back to a torrid sexual relationship she had with George. Her relationship with George was one of open sexual discoveries which eventually led to revenge and murder.
Style: erotic
Plot: deviant sex, threesome, surrealism, bisexuality, erotica, female nudity, revenge, sex, shower, coming of age, male full rear nudity, female full frontal nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 52
Back Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The war in Europe is over, but the one at home has only just begun. The Second World War is ending and throughout Britain, evacuees are returning home to their families - but not the families they remember. Like so many other women, Peggy’s life ...
Plot: world war two, english, boarding school, marriage, rationing, presumed dead, loss of husband, mother daughter relationship, american soldier, brother sister relationship, homecoming, snobbism ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, culture clash, racism, school, child abuse
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When his wife leaves him, a young French actor, François Combe, moves to New York to work for a television company. One evening, he meets an attractive young woman, Kay Larsi, in a bar.
Plot: hollywood, telegram, passion
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Fruit Machine (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Michael are two 16-year-old gay friends from Liverpool. Berated by his father for his camp behavior, Eddie runs away from his Liverpool home and joins Michael, a streetwise hustler, who is also on the run.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, nightclub, youth, gay lead character, friendship, gay, on the run, best friends, obsession, male prostitute, witnessing a crime, runaway ...
Time: 80s
Place: liverpool, brighton, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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