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We Are the Wave (2019)
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We Are the Wave (2019)
Original name: Wir Sind Die Welle
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A mysterious classmate leads four idealistic teens in a revolt against a rising tide of nationalistic fervor, but their movement takes a dark turn.
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: propaganda, teenager, teenage life, fighting the system, outcast, social problems, rebel, social outcast, society, showdown, social misfits, rebelliousness, white trash, social relations, fascism, adaptation

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, psychological, realistic and suspense films and TV series with plots about society, social relations, social problems, life is a bitch, teenage life, teenager and youth mostly in Drama, Crime and History genres. Some movies like We Are the Wave: Early Swallows (2019), We Children from Bahnhof Zoo (2021), Grand Army (2020), Canterbury Tales (2003), Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpan Bhi Tha (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Early Swallows (2019)
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We Children from Bahnhof Zoo (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Czech Republic, Italy
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Grand Army (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Five students at the largest public high school in Brooklyn take on a chaotic world as they fight to succeed, survive, break free and seize the future.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, emotional, entertaining
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Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
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Canterbury Tales (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptations of Chaucer's Tales to a modern setting.
Style: anthology, captivating
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Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpan Bhi Tha (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
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Hermafrodita (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based in the 1960's, in a small village of the Dominican Republic, Maria, a hermaphrodite, is born. She is brought up by her grandmother in a racial environment. She experiences her first love with La Melaza an assassin who seeks refuge in her ...
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Monster (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder.
Style: captivating
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Style: erotic, romantic, psychological, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teen drama
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 125 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, sincere
Plot: problem child, school, teenager, adaptation, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, mother issues, social outcast, outcast, bad mother, young girl, manipulative girl ...
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Sparta (2018)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 50 min.
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Hounded on a Carnival Monday (2002)
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Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Kanojo no Jinsei wa Machigai ja Nai" (literal translation: Her life is not at fault) by Director Hiroki, it is a powerful story of survivors, who are all trying to find their own silver linings in life.
Style: psychological, captivating
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1Life (2016)
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Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, psychological ...
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Crematorium (2011)
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Country: Spain
Duration: 397 min.
TV show
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Genre: Drama
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TV show
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