Movies like Life of a King

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Life of a King (2013)
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Life of a King (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the streets and working towards lives they never believed they were capable of. This is his inspirational story.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, rough, psychological, thought provoking, captivating, gloomy, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, chess, teenage life, ambition, rebellion, changing lives, youth, teachers and students, contests and competitions, society, redemption, gain trust, bad attitude, rivalry, hardcase students, reach out, high school, underdog, insubordination, ex convict, school, criminal, social problems, sport, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, power relations, high school, society, hopes, high school life and teachers and students mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres. Some movies like Life of a King: Finding Forrester (2000), To Sir, with Love II (1996), Forever Strong (2008), Firelight (2012), Cheaters (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mentor, dedicated educator, prejudice, friendship, prodigy, basketball, writer's life, african american, private school, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, scotland, new york yankees, brooklyn new york city ...
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To Sir, with Love II (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mark Thackeray (Poitier) is a West Indian, who in the 1967 film had taken teaching in a London East End school. He spent twenty years teaching and ten in administrative roles. He has taught the children of his former pupils, but is now retiring.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, teacher, teenage life, city life, urban ghetto, bad attitude, reach out, power relations, undisciplined, gain trust, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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100%
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Forever Strong (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, touching, rough
Plot: coach, rugby, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, father son relationship, human spirit, starting over, ambition, sport, redemption, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
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100%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, reach out, power relations, human spirit, society, hopes, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Cheaters (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.
Style: clever, sincere, realistic, serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, social differences, teenage life, youth, rivalry, dedicated educator, society, contests and competitions, teachers and students, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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78%
Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: chess, school, misfit, youth, elementary school, lifestyle, teachers and students, hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bronx new york city
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78%
Once in a Lifetime (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a true story. In Léon Blum high school in Créteil (France), a history teacher decides to have her weakest 10th grade class take a national history competition. This will change them.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: high school, dedicated educator, ambition, teenage life, teachers and students, contests and competitions, youth, contest, school, teenager, science project, young people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, brussels belgium, brussels
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100%
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, discrimination, society, rebellion, teachers and students, fighting the system, lifestyle, righting the wronged, dedicated educator, rebelliousness, high school, injustice ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california
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100%
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Shackles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.
Style: realistic, suspense, captivating, touching, semi serious
Plot: prison, dedicated educator, prison life, starting over, idealism, human spirit, ambition, hardcase students, rehabilitation, rivalry, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Lean on Me (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When principal Joe Clark takes over decaying Eastside High School, he's faced with students wearing gang colors and graffiti-covered walls. Determined to do anything he must to turn the school around, he expels suspected drug dealers, padlocks ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, sincere, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, gang, reform, school principal, drug dealing, human spirit, changing lives, undisciplined, uneducated, dedication, power relations, reach out ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
She Fought Alone (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: All, including school administration and a friend, turn their backs on a girl who accused a classmate of rape.
Style: disturbing, sincere, realistic, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: rape, high school, innocence lost, juvenile delinquency, sexual abuse, teenage love, fighting the system, against the odds, rebellion, youth, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 28
Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: against the odds, prodigy, ambition, follow your dream, dedicated educator, disability, human spirit, life is a bitch, sport, society, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
Style: humorous, semi documentary, captivating, psychological, clever ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, power relations, lifestyle, ambition, hardcase students, youth, rivalry, school, college, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, haunted by the past, prodigy, starting over, society, on the run, ambition, fall in love, redemption, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, dishonesty, pregnancy, youth, high school, family relations, parents and children, teachers and students, power relations, social relations, high school life, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 489
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, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, lacrosse, high school life, family relations, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Speak (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, rape victim, teenage life, unsupportive friend, life is a bitch, school, high school, youth, high school life, family problems, rape, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Take the Lead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom ...
Style: feel good, captivating, inspirational, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, dancer, dedicated educator, high school, dance, ambition, teachers and students, against the odds, respect, contests and competitions, music ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: inspirational, touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, dedicated educator, teachers and students, school, social misfits, stuttering, family relations, understanding, human spirit, follow your dream, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, atlanta georgia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Spare Parts (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: With the help of their high school's newest teacher, four Hispanic students form a robotics club. Although they have no experience, the youths set their sights on a national robotics contest. With $800 and parts scavenged from old cars, they ...
Style: serious, uplifting, feel good, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: follow your dream, contests and competitions, inventions and discoveries, teachers and students, ambition, against the odds, dedicated educator, youth, high school, trophy, latin, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, human spirit, youth, misfit, high school, love and romance, society, follow your dream, win over, hopes, teenage life, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Critical Thinking (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true story from 1998, five Latino and Black teenagers from the toughest underserved ghetto in Miami fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher.
Style: motivational, psychological, thought provoking, contemplative, captivating
Plot: chess, high school, misfit, social problems, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, society, human relationship, city, unconventional method, hardcase students, contest ...
Place: miami
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52%
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Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, bleak, serious, depressing ...
Plot: depression, teacher, teachers and students, suicide, classroom, dedicated educator, unhappy, social problems, social decay, human relationship, life is a bitch, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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4 Minute Mile (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: single parent, athlete and trainer, hopes, training, high school, family problems, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, redemption, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Teenage Dirtbag (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A popular high school girl is harassed by a delinquent boy until they are placed in creative writing class together. Through written words, they create a bond, but tragically a bond that cannot withstand her social pressures or his brutal home life.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: domestic violence, delusion, stalking, dysfunctional family, high school, cheerleader, hate, criminal, teenage life, social differences, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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
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50%
Dangerous Minds (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, rough, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, teacher, profanity, hopes, teenage life, amusement park, school teacher, rap, boss, high school life, karate, naval officer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Class Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Relations between the students and the new teacher of German are extremely tense. When one female student commits suicide, her schoolmates blame the teacher for her death. An awareness that things are not quite so black and white comes too late.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: high school, youth, rebelliousness, high school life, teenage life, teachers and students, power relations, coping, social relations, generation gap, rebellion, classroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hometown Legend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.
Style: feel good, touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: high school, small town, leadership, athlete's life, human spirit, teenage life, against the odds, rivalry, ambition, hopes, society, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Black Cloud (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: native american, boxer, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, racism, human spirit, society, hopes, self discovery, love, discrimination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%