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This Special Friendship (1964)
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This Special Friendship (1964)
Original name: Les amitiés particulières
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit-run school.
Style: sexual, psychological, touching, sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: gay teenager, boarding school, sexual abuse, school, gays and lesbians, coming out, youth, friendship, pedophilia, teenage life, clergy, friends, teachers and students, religions or cults, life is a bitch, rebellion, high school life, society, gender, high school, boarding school life, power relations, social relations, teenage love, male homosexuality ...
Time: 60s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sexy films with plots about youth, coming of age, teenage life, friendship, love and romance, friends and school mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like This Special Friendship: You Are Not Alone (1978), A Separate Peace (1972), Bad Spelling (2004), Shank (2009), The Last Year (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, friends, couples, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
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100%
A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
Style: touching, disturbing, sexual, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, betrayal, coming of age, friendship, youth, buddies, lifestyle, gender, love and romance, gays and lesbians, rebellion, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new england
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100%
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Bad Spelling (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At a French boarding school for troubled youth in the early 1970's, the Headmaster and his wife decide that their son Daniel, who is fifteen years old but looks younger, should finally go live in the dorm with all the other students, as they do ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: rebellion, friendship, family relations, rebelliousness, buddies, youth, boarding school, boss and employee, boys' school, friends, pets, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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100%
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Shank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Teenage gang member Cal, hides his sexuality from his fellow gang members despite their often violent dislike of anyone that isn't the same as them, be they unsuspecting shoppers, foreign students, gays, etc. When his world collides with ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, compassionate, captivating ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay slur, gang, coming out, gay love, rape, gay bashing, first gay sexual experience, love and romance, gays and lesbians, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Last Year (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Paul's homosexual affair at Bible College with a new student named Alex sets tongues wagging, mostly with un-Christian reactions. The dean, himself a closet case, threatens to expel Paul, and the football jocks have their eye on Alex. The ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, youth, couples, love affair, friendship, teenage love, injustice, friends, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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The Nature of Nicholas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Nature of Nicholas is a surreal story of twelve-year-old Nicholas as he struggles with an attraction to his best friend.
Style: touching, serious, surreal, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: sexual orientation, coming out, friendship, school, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, obsession, family relations, youth, self acceptance, friendship between boys ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: canada
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100%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, life is a bitch, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, friends, society, social decay, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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27%
To Play or To Die (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 48 min.
Story: In this short motion picture, schoolboy Kees is intelligent, introvert and sensitive, but gets ridiculed verbally and physically at an all-boys school by mindlessly cocky class mates and even insensitive teachers, especially in gym, where his ...
Style: sexual, psychological, tense, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, high school, youth, gays and lesbians, power relations, lifestyle, misfit, gender, high school life, teenage life, when the parents are away, lgbt ...
Time: 80s
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26%
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Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, contemplative, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, male homosexuality, love triangle, friendship, coming out, politics, boarding school, gay teenager, gay interest, gays and lesbians, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
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26%
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The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, christian film, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, single parent, family relations, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, best friends, parents and children, youth, society, direction and purpose, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his new found sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Style: surreal, serious, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, friendship, teenage love, gays and lesbians, youth, gender, teenage life, pretense, make believe, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
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26%
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Boys Love 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Aoi, a young teacher with striking good looks, has just learned that his newest student Sora is the alluring teen prostitute he once hired. Here the nightmare begins. As the walls of the prestigious academy become a percolating hotbed of sexual ...
Style: psychological, realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: high school, boarding school, gay, teacher student relationship, private school, teachers and students, student life, teenage life, school, love and romance, couples, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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25%
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Breathe (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Charlie, a 17-year-old girl tortured by doubt, is thrilled when she becomes friends with Sarah, but when Sarah tires of Charlie and looks for a new friend, their relationship takes an ominous turn.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: asthma, teenage love, friendship, high school life, love affair, youth, romance, young lovers, social relations, teenage life, gender, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, power relations, friends, boarding school, injustice, coming of age, society, misfit, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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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: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, teenage life, unsupportive friend, life is a bitch, rape victim, school, high school, youth, rehabilitation, family problems, sexual abuse, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, idealism, friendship, society, family relations, youth, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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24%
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Rockford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The movie chronicles the arrival of a (Hindu) student to a strict all-boys Christian boarding school in India and his assimilation into the school. The change is quite dramatic to the protagonist and there are a lot of events that would look ...
Style: humorous, sexual, semi serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: coming of age, boarding school, teenage life, friendship, high school, school, teachers and students, boarding school life, high school life, love and romance, youth, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Odd Girl Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, school, buddies, lifestyle, family relations, friendship, youth, misfit, love and romance, rivalry, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Whole New Thing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Socially isolated by his parents (Rebecca Jenkins, Robert Joy), an androgynous teen (Aaron Webber) enrolls in high school and develops a crush on his male teacher (Daniel MacIvor).
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, teachers and students, school, coming out, coming of age, gender, love and romance, high school, sexual relations, college, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, nova scotia
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24%
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shot in and around the central Otago communities of Omakau, Ophir and Alexandra, A coming-of-age film that centers on overweight 12-year old Billy who is not interested in being a farmer and doesn't care for Rugby. His escape is the fantasy ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, countryside, bullying, rugby, teenage life, teenage love, youth, misfit, social misfits, lifestyle, gender ...
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Place: new zealand
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24%
Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marc Hall, a young man living in Quebec, registers his prom date as per his Catholic school's rules. He is denied his request, because his prom date is a boy. Marc Hall is an openly gay teenager in a very conservative Catholic school. This film ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: prom, gay teenager, coming out, against the odds, teenage life, teenage love, rebellion, fighting the system, youth, society, lifestyle, catholic school ...
Time: contemporary
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24%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benjamin is a 16 year old half-side spastic with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is difficult in the first place and he has to struggle with the various problems ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, puberty, first sex, boarding school, teenage love, fall in love, teenage life, social relations, love and romance, youth, innocence lost, teenage crush ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, bavaria
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24%
Brother to Brother (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.
Style: serious, touching, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative
Plot: human nature, society, gay teenager, friendship, golden years, lifestyle, love and romance, artists and showbiz, estrangement, gay, black lgbt, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
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24%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco, Switzerland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morocco. Growing up in a large family in a working-class neighborhood, Abdellah is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, an older brother whom he ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sonja is struggling to deal with her parent separation, and find her feelings for her best friend might not just be a phase.
Style: realistic, sexy, touching, sincere, sexual
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, youth, unfulfilled love, coming out, best friends, lifestyle, couples, friends, teenage life ...
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Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, disgraced, love and romance, friendship, family problems, youth, single parent, dysfunctional family, family life, human nature, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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23%
A Borrowed Identity (2014)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Arab is caught between cultures as he is sent to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Israel in the 1980s.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, boarding school, teenage love, introspection, hopes, friends, social misfits, immigrants, misfit, fish out of water, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1982 ...
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23%
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, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: political unrest, high school life, rebellion, workplace, youth, society, teachers and students, against the rules, workplace situations, social relations, responsibility, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
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23%
Around the Fire (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Simon is an intelligent and privileged young man whose family expects him to become a Princeton graduate. Crying out for attention from his reserved and cool hearted family, Simon commits numerous petty crimes and is soon sent away to boarding ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
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23%
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Boys Life 2 (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. In "Trevor", by Peggy Rajski, a teenager faces homophobia and falls in love for the first time. Tom DeCerchio directed "Nunzio's Second ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, anthology ...
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23%