Movies like The Kindergarten Teacher

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The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)
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The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent.
Style: suspense, sentimental, touching, rough, emotional
Plot: child prodigy, poetry, kindergarten, child abduction, teacher, little boy, genius, school, student, art, marriage, talent, husband wife relationship, poem, child, female protagonist, anger, performance, teacher student relationship, talented, poetry reading, parenting, car, police, scientist ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Kindergarten Teacher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, tense, psychological and realistic films with plots about murder, husband wife relationship, family relations, obsession, teacher, school and police mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Kindergarten Teacher: Gifted (2017), A Teacher's Obsession (2015), Room (2015), In the House (2012), Love's a Bitch (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gifted (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Style: inspirational, sweet, touching, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: child prodigy, childhood, genius, school, mathematics, uncle niece relationship, child custody, teacher, girl, friendship, family, happiness ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, boston, california
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The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A teacher discovers in a five year-old child a prodigious gift for poetry. Amazed and inspired by this young boy, she decides to protect his talent in spite of everyone.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, clever, exciting ...
Plot: obsession, kindergarten, dedicated educator, teaching the ways of the world, female teacher, single parent, teachers and students, family relations, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, prodigy, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, boston, madrid, jerusalem, tel aviv israel
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100%
A Teacher's Obsession (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A high-school English teacher becomes dangerously obsessed with a star athlete who needs academic help.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: teacher student relationship, high school, teacher, manipulative woman, female protagonist, lesbian subtext, female teacher, couples, society, lesbian interest, teachers and students, school ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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59%
 8.1
 395K
Room (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?
Style: sentimental, heartbreaking, tense, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, mother son relationship, captive, isolation, locked in a room, child born of rape, escape, kidnapped, imprisonment, captivity, confined, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.4
 31K
In the House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his ...
Style: suspense, odd, enigmatic, witty, disturbing ...
Plot: teacher, high school, student, teacher student relationship, privacy invasion, writers, school, stalking, teen angst, manipulation, manipulations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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56%
 8.1
 232K
Love's a Bitch (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Three different people in Mexico City are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer ...
Style: bleak, tense, emotional, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, dog, multiple storylines, siblings relations, hitman, marital problem, machismo, marriage, divorce, robbery, human nature, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Won't Back Down (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: school, fighting the system, human spirit, teachers and students, parents and children, hopes, changing lives, family relations, social relations, society, youth, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Perfect Neighbor (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Kansas City, the deranged middle-age Donna Germaine stabs and kills her lover, when he calls off their relationship to stay with his wife. Donna uses an excuse to move to the house of her aunt, and she becomes obsessed in their neighbor, the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense, complex
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, murder, marriage, betrayal, husband wife relationship, neighbor, attraction, starting over, marital problem
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, rough, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, society, fighting the system, rebellion, crimes, discrimination, injustice, lawyer, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 7K
The King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incestuous sex, redemption, confession, hypocrisy, incest, murder, haunted by the past, family problems, clergy, society, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 16
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, psychological, captivating, sentimental
Plot: marriage, injury, family relations, school, teacher, father son relationship, violence, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, doctor, cancer, hospital ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 2K
Firstborn (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with ...
Style: suspense, tense, biting, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: single parent, chase, family relations, dysfunctional family, woman in danger, family in danger, school, little brother, siblings relations, drug abuse, teenage life, obsession ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
If These Walls Could Talk (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If These Walls Could Talk follows the plights of three different women and their experiences with abortion. Each of the three stories takes place in the same house in three different years: 1952, 1974, and 1996.
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, moral dilemma, multiple storylines, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, nurse, women's rights, couples, life is a bitch, society, student ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1950s ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 20K
Cracks (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: boarding school life, asthma, boarding school, older woman younger woman relationship, girls' boarding school, lesbian relationship, lesbian interest, school, teachers and students, asthma attack, underage drinking, mental illness ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1934
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Secrets We Keep (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In post-World War II America, a woman, rebuilding her life in the suburbs with her husband, kidnaps her neighbor and seeks vengeance for the heinous war crimes she believes he committed against her.
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, suspense, tense, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, vengeance, revenge, husband wife relationship, murder, captive, concentration camp, tragic past, moral dilemma, abduction, secret past, human relationship ...
Time: post world war two, year 1959, year 1946
Place: okinawa, greece, bucharest, romania, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 10K
Inconceivable (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mother looks to escape her abusive past by moving to a new town where she befriends another mother, who grows suspicious of her.
Style: disturbing, sexy, captivating, artsy, suspense ...
Plot: female nudity, family relations, surrogate mother, pregnancy, murder, obsession, mother daughter relationship, child, manipulative person, manipulative woman, troubled past, manipulation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Book of Henry (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naomi Watts stars as Susan, a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town. Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only manages the family finances but acts as emotional support for his mother and younger brother. When Henry ...
Style: touching, emotional, sad, serious, captivating
Plot: boy genius, child prodigy, single mother, suicide, mother son relationship, death of brother, genius, brain tumor, small town, precocious child, book, dancing ...
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.3
 2K
Broken Vows (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Broken Vows" tells the story of Patrick Flynn (Bentley), whose charm and charisma masks a profound psychosis. Patrick seduces Tara Bloom (Alexander), instantly becoming infatuated with the beauty. But when Tara rejects Patrick, he is sent ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: stalker, obsessive love, one night stand, psychopath, infidelity, obsession, infatuation, murder, husband wife relationship, fiance fiancee relationship, crush, delusion ...
Place: new orleans, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family ...
Style: psychological thriller, neo noir, psychological, suspense, brutal ...
Plot: writers, rape and murder, revenge, ex husband ex wife relationship, symbolism, loss of family, rape, murder of family, novelist, husband wife relationship, vigilantism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, los angeles, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Teacher, My Obsession (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Riley is struggling to make friends after transferring to a new high school where her father, Chris, is an English teacher. When she meets Kyla, they quickly becomes close friends. However, the friendship takes a strange turn when Riley learns that ...
Style: talky, romantic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, male teacher female student affair, loneliness, high school teacher, obsession, teenage girl, female protagonist, teenager, high school, school, teenage love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
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Paulina (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paulina is a young lawyer with a promising career in Buenos Aires, who chooses to go back to her home town. Her father, Fernando, is a well known judge. Against his will, Paulina decides to teach in a suburban high school as part of an inclusion ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: rape, teacher, gang rape, rape victim, police, female protagonist, police violence, teacher student relationship, motorcycle, multiple perspectives, drinking, father daughter relationship ...
Place: paraguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 15K
Unforgettable (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Julia moves in with her fiancé, David, but his ex-wife and her own haunting past join forces to rock her quiet suburban existence.
Style: suspense, psychological thriller, rough, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, ex husband ex wife relationship, mentally unstable, insanity, stalking, jealousy, unrequited love, deception, betrayal, ex husband, frame up, divorce ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: nanny, obsession, asthma, vengeance, family in danger, danger, psychopath, domestic disturbance, haunted by the past, loss of child, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Style: sexual, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: adultery, obsession, teacher, blackmail, teachers and students, forbidden love, older woman younger man sex, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, lust, extramarital affair, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 119K
One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath as protagonist, loner, loneliness, cheating, voyeurism, insanity, adultery, stalker, theft, undercover, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Along Came a Spider (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teacher kidnaps a girl from a prestigious school, homicide detective, Alex Cross takes the case and teams up with young security agent, Jezzie Flannigan in hope of finding the girl and stopping the brutal psychopath. Every second counts as ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, surprise ending, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, police investigation, serial murder, kidnapping, psychologist, psychopath, crime, crimes, investigation, ransom, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
Style: sexy, erotic, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual obsession, adultery, infidelity, crimes of passion, extramarital affair, obsession, family in danger, dishonesty, danger, dangerous attraction, terrorizing, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.1
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Backwaters (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A paralyzed woman goes missing after she and her husband travel to India for specialized medical attention.
Style: captivating, exciting, disturbing, sentimental, tense ...
Plot: adultery, husband wife relationship, marital problem, murder, car accident, murder of wife, emotional abuse, false accusation, infidelity, female nudity, sex, erotica ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 2K
An Affair (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A newly appointed teacher finds herself being followed, and soon discovers that one of her own students is obsessed with her.
Style: sexy, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating
Plot: teacher student sex, unfaithful wife, older woman teenage boy sex, teacher student relationship, forbidden sex, dangerous attraction, fatal attraction, teachers and students, mature woman, female teacher, cheating wife, horny woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 2K
Scorned (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A vengeful widow is out to seduce the relatives of the man she blames for her husband's death.
Style: serious, realistic, surprise ending, suspense, tense ...
Plot: seduction, femme fatale, sexual relations, manipulation, psychopath, widow, danger, crimes, dangerous attraction, family problems, vengeance, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%