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Waterloo Road (2006)
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Waterloo Road (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Waterloo Road is a UK television drama series the first broadcast was in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 9 March 2006. Originally set in a troubled comprehensive school in Rochdale, England, the location of the show was moved to the former Greenock Academy in Greenock, Scotland in 2012. The series focuses on the lives of the school's teachers and students, and confronts social issues such as extramarital affairs, abortion, divorce, child abuse, and suicide. Waterloo Road is produced by Shed Productions, the company responsible for Bad Girls and Footballers' Wives.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: high school, teenage life, teachers and students, social problems, social differences, romance, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, workplace intrigue, society, workplace situations, social relations, suicide attempt, workplace romance, nervous breakdown, love and romance, abortion, high school life, juvenile delinquency, loss of loved one, loss of friend, death wish, uneducated, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, scotland, manchester, northern england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and emotional films and TV series with plots about youth, love and romance, teenage life, high school, society, family relations and power relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Waterloo Road: My Mad Fat Diary (2013), Sparkhouse (2002), Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), Heartbreak High (1994), Holby City (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: fat girl, teenage life, depression, physical appearance, youth, best friends, teenage love, social misfits, first love, adolescence, loneliness, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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Sparkhouse (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The relationship between childhood sweethearts, a farmer's daughter and boy from a rich family, turns tumultuous in this modern interpretation of Wuthering Heights.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The life of a group of adolescents going through the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, school, family relations, teacher, life is a bitch, teachers and students, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, racism, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Heartbreak High (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Heartbreak High is a popular Australian television series that ran for five years from 1994 to 1999. The series dealt with the students of Hartley High, a tough high school in a multi-racial area of Sydney, and proved to be a more gritty and ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: teens, teen drama
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Holby City (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Teachers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Teachers is a British television comedy-drama series, created by Tim Loane and originally shown on Channel 4. The series follows a group of secondary school teachers in their daily lives. While the first series centers heavily around probationary ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, emotional
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Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
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Bringing Rain (2003)
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Duration: 22 min.
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Duration: 108 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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