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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and tense films with plots about teacher, surrealism, school, boarding school, classroom, friendship and coming of age mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like 30 Door Key: Miss Nobody (1996), Hands Up! (1981), Tusk (1980), Birth of a Nation (1983), The Magician of Lublin (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: teacher, disciple, school teacher, loneliness, church, high school, faith, country girl
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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: communism, medical profession, politics, plaster cast, post apocalypse, cinema
Place: poland
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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: surrealism, birth, dream, friendship, elephant, poacher, animal human communication
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: india
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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: school, corporal punishment, juvenile delinquent, sex education, riot, teacher, education, classroom, children, bullying, profanity
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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: haircut, illusionist, magician, stage magician, shaving head
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: poland
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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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, working class, workplace situations, fish out of water, boss and employee, political unrest, power relations, injustice, disorder, polish, society, workplace ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, poland, europe, england
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Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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: teacher, slavery, boycott, black family, miscarriage of justice, african american, dysfunctional family, child's point of view, great depression, frame up, interracial relations
Time: 1930s
Place: mississippi
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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, train, violence, gun, death by gunshot, shooting, death, drinking alcohol, murder, post war, ghost town, drinking
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: poland
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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: sex scene, female nudity, male objectification, fall in love, casino, gambler, widow, memory, young woman, falling in love, resort
Place: france
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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: rebel, torture, tyranny, father son relationship, female nudity, teenage boy, boy, skinny dipping, cruelty, pessimism, religion, student ...
Time: pre world war one
Place: poland
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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: faith, homelessness, religion, poverty, lion, murder, humiliation, reflection, desperation, surrealism, water, hiding place
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Secret Places (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young girls, soon to be women, sharing everything...except their secret places.
Plot: refugee, world war two, girls' school, female director, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, girl, lesbianism, suspicion, friendship, bathtub, crush ...
Place: britain, england
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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
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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: humiliation, male in shower, male objectification, revenge, group shower, pubic hair, shower, male nudity, boarding school, traumatic experience, barefoot male, male in bathtub ...
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Borrowed Bride (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 115 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, customs, teacher, teenage boy, sexual attraction, turkish, merchant, based on a novel, crying, prison, theater, dinner ...
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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: forbidden love, love triangle
Place: kolkata
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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, coffin, old man, very little dialogue, water
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Negatives (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
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Duration: 122 min.
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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, surrealism, bisexuality, threesome, murder, shower, sex, erotica, female nudity, bare breasts, deep cleavage, older woman younger man sex ...
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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 ...
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Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 110 min.
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Eminent Domain (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
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A Taste of Honey (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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The Fruit Machine (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
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Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
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Plot: boarding school, self discovery, friends, lifestyle, dedicated educator, hardcase students, misfit, power relations, teenage life, teachers and students, coming of age, father son relationship ...
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Place: england, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 92 min.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War South, a sadistic plantation-owner brutalizes his slaves to the point of them heaving no other choice but to rebel. Always obedient, peaceful and honest old slave Tom plays a central role in this tragedy.
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