Movies and TV shows like Tom Brown's Schooldays

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Tom Brown's Schooldays (1971)
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Tom Brown's Schooldays (1971)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Brown's Schooldays is a 1971 television serial adaptation of the Thomas Hughes novel of the same name. It was originally shown on the BBC1 Sunday tea time slot, which often showed adaptations of classic novels aimed at a family audience. It may have been more freely adapted than most of these Sunday adaptations, e.g. including Flashman's father who was not in the novel, and like some other adaptations of Hughes' novel it expanded Flashman and Dr. Arnold's roles. However it was regarded as well-acted, particularly by Murphy, Morant and Cuthbertson, and was later shown on Masterpiece Theater in the USA. Both the programme and Murphy's performance won Emmy Awards. It did include a couple of corporal punishment scenes which were rather strong stuff for family viewing.
Plot: bullying, bully, schoolyard fight, coming of age, boys' school, corporal punishment, bully comeuppance

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films and TV series with plots about family relations, coming of age, youth, friendship, school, family and teenage life mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Tom Brown's Schooldays: Little Women (1970), Anne of Avonlea (1975), Anne of Green Gables (1972), Best Friends (2007), Breaking Away (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Little Women (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel.
Plot: family relations, american civil war, period piece, sister sister relationship, coming of age
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: massachusetts, new england
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Anne of Avonlea (1975)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
TV show
Story: Anne of Avonlea is a film made for television 4-part mini-series, developed in United Kingdom. It is based on Anne of Avonlea, the sequel to Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Plot: family relations, girl, heroine
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Anne of Green Gables (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 280 min.
TV show
Story: Anne of Green Gables is a made-for-television British mini-series directed by Joan Craft based upon the novel, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
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Breaking Away (1980)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Breaking Away is a 1980 American comedy-drama television series that was based on the 1979 film of the same name. It was created by Steve Tesich, who wrote the original film, and the film's director Peter Yates served as Executive Producer. As ...
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 135 min.
TV show
Story: When the "Good For You" party bans chocolate, two boys resolve to bring down the government.
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, best friend, teenager, tomboy, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, teenage love, youth, friends, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood ...
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 163 min.
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Story: Sara Crewe is the pampered darling of her father, an army colonel, and the Victorian London girls' school where he places her. But when her father dies, penniless, Sara becomes a skivvy in Miss Michin's school, befriended only by the ...
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Lost Empires (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 420 min.
TV show
Story: In 1913, young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the British music hall. Traveling from one city to the next, assisting at conjuring acts and disappearing acts, Richard comes to know ...
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Duration: 360 min.
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
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Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
TV show
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
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TV show
Story: Break in the Sun is a British television serial made by the BBC in 1981. The series, written by Bernard Ashley, was considerably more gritty and controversial than standard BBC children's serial fare up until that time, dealing with a young ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Christy is an American historical fiction drama series which aired on CBS from April 1994 to August 1995, for twenty episodes. Christy was based on the novel Christy by Catherine Marshall, the widow of Senate chaplain Peter Marshall. The novel had ...
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Teresa Raquin (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
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Blue Water High (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Water High is an Australian television drama series, broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on ABC1 and on Austar/Foxtel Nickelodeon channel in Australia and on various channels in many other countries. Each season follows the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Worzel Gummidge (1979)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Worzel Gummidge is a children's comedy series, produced by Southern Television for ITV, based on the books by Barbara Euphan Todd. Starting in 1979, the programme starred Jon Pertwee in the title role and ran for four series in the UK until ...
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