Movies like The Rainbow Troops

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The Rainbow Troops (2008)
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The Rainbow Troops (2008)
Original name: Laskar Pelangi
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.
Style: touching, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: social differences, poverty, village, youth, teachers and students, school, self fulfillment, social relations, island, friendship, student, adventure, hopes, society, idealism, uneducated, dedicated educator, power relations, farming, coming of age, mining
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indonesia, asia

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Most similar movies to The Rainbow Troops

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about youth, friendship, school, family relations, society, power relations and friends mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Rainbow Troops: Jungle Child (2011), Mr. Pip (2012), War of the Buttons (1994), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002), Where is the Friend's Home? (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jungle Child (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: interracial relations, adventure, jungle, social differences, society, youth, friendship, family life, fish out of water, culture clash, family in danger, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, germany, indonesia
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Mr. Pip (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. In 1991, a war over a copper ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: teachers and students, elementary school, wartime life, island, civil war, friends, war, power relations, social relations, political unrest, state affairs, school ...
Place: papua new guinea, asia, indonesia
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66%
War of the Buttons (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces and underwear of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with their parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, friendship, adventure, family, coming of age, social relations, friends, village, uninhibited rivalry, innocence lost, teenage life, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, society, idealism, social differences, friendship, youth, family relations, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, year 1914, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: family relations, village life, village, power relations, social relations, obsessive quest, coming of age, young heroes, youth, society, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
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58%
Beyond the Blackboard (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, “Beyond the Blackboard” is about a 24-year-old first-time teacher who makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter’s makeshift classroom. Set in 1987 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: homeless, teacher, changing lives, power relations, society, youth, hopes, teachers and students, idealism, dedication, school, new job ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: usa, new mexico, salt lake city utah
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56%
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Punch (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tall, exotic looking and aimless 17-year-old Do Wan-deuk lives in a shabby house in a poor hillside village with a dwarf father and a stammering uncle. One day, his teacher reveals the surprising news that Wan-deuk’s runaway mother was actually ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage life, hardcase students, athlete and trainer, youth, coming of age, ambition, teachers and students, friendship, rivalry, kickboxing, sport, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Red Like the Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, fairy tale ...
Plot: blind character, against the odds, human spirit, friendship, fighting the system, ambition, follow your dream, rebellion, disability, rebelliousness, society, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany
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48%
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Finn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine year old Finn lives with his father in a small town. Together with his best friend Erik he plays football, but he prefers to play music. His dad wants him to play football, just like every other kid his age. Finn does not understand why, but ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family, youth, father figure, follow your dream, parents and children, family relations, hopes, elderly, teachers and students, musician's life, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
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46%
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Conrack (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young, white teacher is assigned to an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina populated mostly by poor black families. He finds that the basically illiterate, neglected children there know so little of the world outside their island.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, feel good, touching ...
Plot: island, school, family relations, interracial relations, teacher, racism, power relations, urban ghetto, hardcase students, misfit, fighting the system, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, 60s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Alice Upside Down (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Still mourning the death of her mother a few years back, ALICE McKINLEY finds her life seriously disrupted when her father BEN buys a store and moves her and her older brother LESTER to a new town. In the painful throes of adolescence, Alice has a ...
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: school, adventure, teenage life, family life, starting over, family, coming of age, family relations, disorder, teachers and students, hopes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Amy (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman leaves her husband after the death of her child to teach deaf children how to speak. Her own child was deaf and although she has no formal training she successfully teaches one boy.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, dedicated educator, world war two, power relations, disability, family relations, rise and fall, youth, ambition, mute or deaf, downfall, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
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42%
Kathmandu Lullaby (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Laia, a young Catalan teacher, moves to Kathmandu in the early 90's, to volunteer in a local school. She will soon discover extreme poverty and a devastatingly bleak educational system that leaves out the most needy. She initially protests and ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, touching ...
Plot: school, teacher, romance, self discovery, society, fall in love, hopes, urban ghetto, youth, deportation, commitment, poverty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2010s
Place: nepal, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Nomadic Childhoods (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia, Mongolia, India
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 3 stories, 3 countries. Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia. Nomad children fill a hostile world with their wishes and their dreams. At major cross-roads in their lives, they are confronted by love, danger and death.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: youth, love and romance, society, wilderness, coming of age, tradition versus modernity, hopes, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mongolia, tibet, asia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, friends, family problems, elderly, youth, village, countryside, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kamran is a 12 year old boy in the present day who discovers that his ancestor is the 11th Century Mathematician, Astronomer, Poet of Persia, Omar Khayyam. The story has been passed down in his family from one generation to another, and now it is ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, epic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: social relations, mathematics, adventure, power relations, religions or cults, friends, love and romance, friendship, tradition, legends and myths, astronomer, mathematician ...
Time: middle ages
Place: iran, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Zezé is an 8 year old boy who, although a naughty boy, has a good heart. He leads a very modest life, due to the fact that his father has been unemployed for a long time, and has the habit of having long conversations with a sweet orange tree which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, friends, family life, mischievous children, youth, father son relationship, tree, poverty, school, boy, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: village, coming of age, world war one, society, youth, friendship, village life, teenager, childhood, military police, bicycle, countryside ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Invisible Eye (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spying on her students, a teacher finds an exciting hobby.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: political unrest, high school life, teachers and students, workplace, youth, rebellion, society, workplace situations, against the rules, social relations, responsibility, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, society, teenage life, idealism, snitch, clergy, misfit, high school, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Little Devil (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: India, Canada
Story: After the tragic passing away of his mother, Joseph Ignace alias Jassiya (Rushabh Patni) is sent to a Catholic Hostel where he can continue his studies as well as live in the hostel. The sudden separation from his mother, diet, and familiar ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional
Plot: human spirit, friendship, hopes, boarding school life, social differences, society, social misfits, youth, redemption, bittersweet, boarding school, cross cultural relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Mooz-lum (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Thanks to a strict Muslim upbringing that largely shielded him from the outside world, Tariq's first year of college proves transformative. That is, until the 9/11 terrorist attacks invite growing suspicion and distrust from his angry ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, social differences, college life, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, college, social relations, teachers and students, lifestyle, society, 9/11 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, dedicated educator, hopes, human spirit, bittersweet, misfit, social misfits, youth, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Someone to Run With (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Through the streets of Jerusalem two teenagers' stories will unite to tell the summer adventure of their lives. Tamar is an amazingly talented but very quiet and insecure girl, who leaves behind her home and all she knows, changing herself ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, escapades, youth, self discovery, teenage life, hopes, coming of age, track down, crimes, missing person, nun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet nine-year old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding your voice! Saige is excited about the new school year, until she discovers that art-her favorite class-has been cut. On top of that, her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, family relations, youth, school, friendship, art, balloon, horse, friends, female protagonist, teenage girl, singing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Different Drummers (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When David accurately foretells the death of their teacher and says God told him, Lyle devises a plan to find out if God really exists.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: best friends, disability, youth, friendship, friends, teacher, father son relationship, death of friend, student, foreknowledge, dance lesson, police officer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Hanni & Nanni (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A drama centered around twins attending the same boarding school.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: twins, boarding school, friendship, mischievous children, youth, social relations, disorder, school, adventure, couples, friends, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, lacrosse, high school, bittersweet, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Truth or Dare (1997)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Summer holiday is over. Nora begins sixth grade and is drawn to intrigues and doesn't really know what side she's on. Or wants to be on. On one hand she feels sorry for the bullied Karin, one the other hand she wants to be friends with ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, school, teenage life, social relations, family, youth, friendship, bullying, bully, truth or dare, puberty, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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34%
The Miracle of Marcelino (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Marcelino Pan Y Vino (English: "Marcelino Bread And Wine") is a 1955 Spanish film. It was a success, and other countries have produced versions of it. The 1955 film was written by José María Sánchez Silva, who based it on his novel, and ...
Style: captivating, sincere, light, emotional, serious ...
Plot: monastery, orphan, clergy, religions or cults, village, little boy, friendship, society, family relations, miraculous event, youth
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%