Movies like Special Education

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Special Education (1977)
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Special Education (1977)
Original name: Specijalno vaspitanje
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Educator and those educated in a home for juvenile delinquents in the same test: approach, take a peek into his soul to become a man. The story of a minor, neglected boys-offenders and their teachers who try to reject the old methods of rehabilitation.
Plot: car accident, police officer, education, hitchhiking, juvenile detention, teaching, escape, prostitute, thief, friendship, death, theft, boy, teenage boy, juvenile delinquency, counselor, runaway, teen angst, small town, friend, serbian, prostitute mother, mother son relationship
Place: belgrade

Most similar movies to Special Education

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and psychological films with plots about car accident, friendship, death, police officer, boy, thief and runaway mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Special Education: Round Trip (1978), Desperate Lives (1982), The Handsome Priest (1989), The Last Snows of Spring (1973), Zerwany (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Round Trip (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of a group of people who came to France to the temporary work, their sufferings, persecutions, and a constant struggle for survival.
Plot: return home, getting home, brutality, murder, deportation, police, arrest, farm, immigrants, job seeking, destiny, police officer ...
Place: paris france
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Desperate Lives (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A brother and sister get caught up in the drug scene in their local high school, with tragic results.
Plot: high school, high school student, car accident, teenage girl, suicide, marijuana, drugs, drug dealing, drug addiction, teenage boy, counselor, drug dealer ...
Time: 80s
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The Handsome Priest (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young petty thief befriends the local priest.
Plot: coming of age, prison, death of grandfather, accountant, innocence, burglar, book, gang, bicycle, jealousy, poverty, merchant ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
Place: venice
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The Last Snows of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 10-year-old boy starts to die of neglect when his widowed father spends too much time forsaking his parental duties in favour of playboy activities and a jet-set life-style.
Plot: leukemia, father son reunion, death of son, desire, merry go round, fair, tiredness, blond boy, death of child, boy, dead child, girlfriend ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Zerwany (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Events are shown from the perspective of a boy (played by Christopher Ciupa ), which surpasses the intelligence and sensitivity of others, is the one who feels and sees more. Lost hero who is trying to find a cruel world. Children's home, ...
Style: compassionate, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: child abuse, orphanage, brutality, boy, reformatory, runaway, juvenile detention, kids in trouble, compassion, absent mother, life is a bitch, cruelty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Book of Love (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After tragedy strikes Henry and Penny, he befriends a tenacious young girl and discovers she is constructing a raft to sail across the Atlantic to find her lost father. Together, along with some unlikely friends, they set forth to construct the ...
Style: touching, captivating, contemplative, psychological
Plot: architect, raft, car accident, quitting job, husband wife relationship, death, friendship, teenager, homeless, help, pregnant woman, pregnant wife ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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I Even Met Happy Gypsies (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The protagonist, Bora, is a charming but mean-spirited gypsy, while his older wife, Lence, is submissive. Bora is in love with the younger Tisa, who is being offered in marriage by her father. The two get themselves in trouble and eventually have to ...
Plot: broken glass, murder, gypsy, feather, blood, mud, alcohol, incest rape, binge drinking, business partner, wedding party, poverty ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: belgrade, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
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Starlight Hotel (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, Kate (Greer Robson) is a 13-year-old girl living on New Zealand's South Island. When her mother dies and her father is offered a job in Wellington on North Island, Kate is sent to live with an aunt. The girl runs ...
Plot: runaway, drifter, escape, criminal, world war one veteran, girl man relationship, barn, search for father, farm, aunt niece relationship, loneliness, hiding ...
Time: 1930s
Place: new zealand
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The Young Runaways (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three unhappy teenagers run away from home, only to discover living on their own isn't as idyllic as they imagined.
Plot: teenager, runaway, biker, car accident, armed robbery, reality, friendship, farm, prostitution, burned to death, thief, drugs ...
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Runaway, Runaway (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unhappy teenager hits the road to meet up with a man in California whom she barely knows. Along the way the naive teen stumbles around trying to do her best to get by, but eventually falls prey to some unseemly characters willing to take ...
Plot: runaway teen, hitchhiking, teenage girl, teenager, friendship, roommate, businessman, runaway
Place: venice california
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Facing Mirrors (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rana has chosen a path in order to support her family, while Adineh (Eddie) has fled his home and city to escape his complicated situation as a transsexual man prevented from living as his true self by his family. They find themselves on the same ...
Plot: escape, transsexual, female director, taxi, passport, patriarchy, trance, unlikely friendships, arranged marriage, domineering father, muslim, head scarf ...
Place: iran
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54%
The Little Thief (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends (Michel Davenne, a married lover; Raoul, a fellow thief; Mauricette ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, intellectual
Plot: friendship, fetish, parents and children, teenage life, pregnancy, innocence lost, family relations, friends, world war two, coming of age, romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: paris france, normandy
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80 Steps to Jonah (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wayne Newton stars as an accused thug hiding out at a camp for blind children.
Plot: gambling, mistaken identity, stolen car, eight year old, blind girl, summer camp, drifter, housekeeper, handyman, boy, car accident, police officer ...
Place: nevada
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The Selfish Giant (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.
Style: sad, depressing, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, theft, domestic violence, horse, teenage life, child abuse, juvenile delinquency, thief, misfit, poverty, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland ...
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The Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lithuania
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Monika, a middle-aged wealthy woman, goes through a marriage crisis with her younger husband Linas. A car accident leads Monika to meeting three young girls, Kristina, Egle and Gitana, who happen to be ex-prostitutes extradited from Germany. The ...
Plot: car accident, friendship, death, suicide, middle aged woman, prostitution, storytelling, painting, husband leaves wife
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Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story of a delinquent eleven-year-old orphan in fascist Argentina.
Style: neorealism
Plot: adolescence, freedom, fascism, orphan, escape, male rape, physical abuse, alone, family abandonment, psychological abuse, hopes, poverty ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: buenos aires argentina
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: atmospheric, bleak, touching, meditative, lyrical ...
Audience: kids
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Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
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Duration: 94 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Raping! (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A woman on her way to Tokyo is repeatedly raped by various men she encounters on the highway.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 98 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, tragic ending ...
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Place: kazakhstan, russia, europe, eastern europe
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Accidental Friendship (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Homeless woman Yvonne Caldwell is a woman with good reason to be bitter: she has lost everything except her two beloved dogs, Bebe and Man-Man. With her one friend, Wes, Caldwell lives the daily struggle of being homeless in Los Angeles until a ...
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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