Movies like The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.
Plot: dog, school, student, teacher, food, book, hunger, radio, teenage boy, political corruption, junkyard, chief, father son relationship, eating, rain, listening to a radio, bicycle, mother daughter relationship, classroom, corn, windmill, wind, librarian, water well, school expulsion ...

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Most similar movies to The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and bleak films with plots about teacher, friendship, school, coming of age, classroom, teenage boy and father son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Beijing Bicycle (2001), Cider with Rosie (2015), Life after all (2003), Miss Impossible (2016), Levelland (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beijing Bicycle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, compassionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bicycle, coming of age, delivery, teenage life, city, job, robbery, urban, city life, fish out of water, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, beijing china, tokyo, new jersey
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95%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: coming of age, village, classroom, bicycle, deserter, village life, apple tree, youth, social relations, friendship, wartime life, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Life after all (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: La vie quand même (LIFE AFTER ALL) is another film in a series collectively called 'Tales from the Orphanage'. The story is simple on the surface (children coping with the sudden loss of parents), but in the hands of writer Sophie Tasma ...
Plot: coming of age, hearing voices, telephone call, psychologist, grave, orphan, debt, garden, reincarnation, police officer, memory, pizza ...
Place: canada, china, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Miss Impossible (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: They’re all nuts. Her parents, who want to send her off to boarding school. Her new teacher, who expects her to read impossibly old books. Her fellow band members, who make her sing ridiculous lyrics and dress her up in a frilly white dress for ...
Plot: coming of age, birthday, singing, female protagonist, new year, three sisters, barefoot, christmas present, dress, classroom, gay, grandmother ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Plot: ex husband ex wife relationship, sunbathing, ping pong, car wash, teacher student relationship, marital separation, coach, oil company, coming of age, skinny dipping, skateboard, punk rock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Violation of Sarah McDavid (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sarah McDavid, an idealistic young teacher, takes a job in a rough high school where she is eventually attacked and raped in her classroom after school hours and decides to buck the school system in an attempt to make schools safer for students and ...
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, teenage boy, marriage proposal, student, teacher, school, high school, classroom, woman with glasses, jar, female teacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Kosumosu (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teen Akiko (Akane Oda) returns to her home village in Japan after seven years in South America, where she contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion. The town, thick with paranoia, is quick to ostracize the ailing Akiko. With only her best friend ...
Plot: cigarette smoking, friend, library, rooftop, friendship, secret, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, teacher, student, band ...
Place: south america, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Secret Places (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young girls, soon to be women, sharing everything...except their secret places.
Plot: refugee, girl, redhead, lesbian interest, teenage girl, girls' school, girls' boarding school, classroom, school uniform, german, schoolgirl, coming of age ...
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, bullying, rugby, coming of age, dedicated educator, hardcase students, social misfits, idealism, teachers and students, boarding school life, teenage life, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Marcelo Zona Sul (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Rio de Janeiro, more specifically in Copacabana, the sixteen year-old rebel and reckless teenager Marcelo is a terrible student that plays hooky from school and a liar. He dreams on leaving his home and move to São Paulo to work hard, make money ...
Plot: coming of age, crying man, restaurant, school, father son relationship, running, classmate classmate relationship, bossy woman, hitchhiking, teenager, teenage girl, beach ...
Time: 1960s
Place: rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Lamb (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Michael Lamb is a Father questioning his calling, in a Reform School in Ireland. When young epileptic runaway Eoin is sent to the school, the two recognise kindred spirits and escape to London together. With the police on their tail and the money ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, on the run, kidnapping, juvenile delinquency, teachers and students, school, alcohol abuse, working class, kids in trouble, religions or cults, hopes, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Times and Winds (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, touching, rough ...
Plot: village, friendship, islam, mountain, dream, coming of age, solar eclipse, innocence lost, introspection, sibling relationship, shepherd, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Happy Valley (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1940 Kenya as their country prepares for war, the local aristocratic social set lives a decadent, self-indulgent lifestyle, that leads to murder. The same events were also dramatised in the feature film White Mischief, which was released seven ...
Plot: corporal punishment, teenage girl, beating, teacher, school, horse, horse riding, record player, crying, father daughter relationship, blood, spying on couple having sex ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 14
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 ...
Plot: violence, rape, brother brother relationship, fight, fistfight, beach, hospital, police, cancer, injury, father daughter relationship, teacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Mirage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of Macedonia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: coming of age, school, poet, dedicated educator, single parent, rehabilitation, friendship, village, parents and children, teachers and students, urban ghetto, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: macedonia, europe, former yugoslavia, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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If.... (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film is a caustic portrait of a traditional English boys’ boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three ...
Style: biting, surreal, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, coming of age, social satire, boarding school life, youth, school, boarding school, buddies, private school, social misfits, innocence lost, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Little Men (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Greece, Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute ...
Style: bilingual
Plot: best friend, landlord tenant relationship, eviction, father son relationship, gentrification, cousin cousin relationship, aspiring actor, old friend, friendship between boys, middle school, scooter, bullying ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. ...
Style: disturbing, serious, emotional, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rebellion, rebelliousness, boarding school life, coming of age, domestic violence, friendship, violence, bully, humiliation, hardcase students, child abuse, private school ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: train, mentally challenged, urban, self discovery, parents and children, missing child, misfit, family relations, social misfits, teenage life, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1984, year 2012
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 75K
Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, peer pressure, makeover, domestic violence, addiction, coming of age, friendship, theft, drug overdose, teacher student relationship, underage drinking, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 477
Magnifico (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With a daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy and a son who's lost his much-needed scholarship, an impoverished married couple begins to abandon their faith and courage in the face of such misfortune. But when a gifted young boy called ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: school, terminal illness, dealing with death, hip hop, siblings relations, death in the family, coming of age, death of son, hopes, society, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: bleak, talky, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, prison, dysfunctional family, theft, teacher, stabbing, robbery, jealousy, coming of age, romance, writer's life, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, california, phoenix arizona, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, friendship, drug abuse, prostitute, drug addiction, heroin, waitress, baby, drug dealer, birthday, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Leave No Trace (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, veteran, hiking, hitchhiking, teenage girl, off the grid, post traumatic stress disorder, forest, social services, starting a fire, farmer, campfire ...
Place: washington state, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Not One Less (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Teacher Gao loves the students in his poor village and is devoted to educating them in the hope of their greater futures. When he is called away to tend to his dying mother for a month, the Mayor calls in an inexperienced 13 year-old replacement, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching, sincere ...
Plot: teacher, coming of age, chalk, promise, boy, city, mayor, girl, mountain, village, food, money ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, tokyo, japan, new jersey, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 75
Moving Out (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Coming-of-age story about an Italian-Australian teenager making his way in the world.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, suburbs, culture clash, misfit, society, youth, teenage life, life turned upside down, family relations, friendship, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Evening Dress (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Like many of her classmates, 12 year old tomboy Juliette has a crush on Mrs. Solenska, a teacher distinguished by stylish attire and an uninhibited, provocative classroom demeanor. Juliette's fascination turns into all-consuming obsession, ...
Plot: lesbian, white panties, panties, teenage girl, lesbian interest, coming of age, teenage love, bicycle, single mother, girl, perfume, supermarket ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Standing Tall (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.
Plot: juvenile delinquent, social worker, judge, delinquent, juvenile delinquency, teen angst, criminal, coming of age, reform, troublemaker, reform school, pregnant teenager ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 80K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, basketball, liberal, student, friendship, african american, drug abuse, high school, ghetto, junior high school, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 54K
Fish Tank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: family problems, party, youth, innocence lost, coming of age, fall in love, teenager, dysfunctional family, boyfriend, age difference, adultery, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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