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Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:05
CharactersDisabled people, Losers
PlotOn real events, Death
PlaceSchool, Asia, Korea, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleGloomy, Depressive, Serious

Based on actual events that took place at Gwangju Inhwa School for the hearing-impaired, where young deaf students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members over a period of five years in the early 2000s.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryMexico, France
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Cooks
PlotTravel
PlaceSea, School, Mexico
StyleTense, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens
PlotSurvival
PlacePrison, Women's Prison
StyleHeavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

A gritty coming of age thriller about a young girl sent to juvenile prison for the murder of her abusive step father. The film follows Anna Nix's journey into the dark world of an all girls jail where she discovers complex relationships, drugs, mental illness and her eventual search for redemption.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Obsession, Pursuit, Internet
PlaceSchool
StyleSoulful, Serious

A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her parents are shattered by their daughter's actions and struggle to support her as she comes to terms with what has happened to her once innocent life.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, sport
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens, Students
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching

A deadbeat teacher helps an angry, aimless teenager find direction in life during his final year of high school.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration02:02
CharactersMusicians, Losers
PlotFriendship
PlaceSweden
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Touching, Depressive

Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from Germany. After WWII Simon travels to explore his roots - a journey that leads to the basic mysteries of the human life. After the bestselling novel by Marianne Fredriksson.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Friends, Sisters, Girlfriends
PlotDancing, American Football, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Ghetto, France
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:07
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Doctors, Friends, Losers
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Mental disorders
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration02:23
CharactersDogs, Teens, Lesbians, Rich, Friends
PlotDancing, Revenge, Friendship, Uprising
PlaceUSA, Small cities, New York
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Set in the 1950s, a a group of young girls in upstate New York form their own gang.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryGeorgia, Germany, France
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotDancing, Friendship, Weapon
PlacePrison, School
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Serious

Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Friends, Football hooligans
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and fighting.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeachers, Artists, Pupils, Losers, Parents
PlotLove, Love triangle, Depression, Parenting
PlaceVillage, School, Mountains, USSR, Party
StylePsychological problems, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching, Depressive

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 enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryIran
CharactersTaxi drivers
PlotLove, Friendship, Jealousy, Everyday life
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Gloomy

Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class society.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Japan
Duration01:37
CharactersTwins, Psychologists
PlotOn real events, Travel
PlaceAsia
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

The dysfunctional twenty-three years old Sarah takes her six year old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and lowlife style and is introduced to booze and drugs and mentally, physically and sexually abused by Sarah, her lovers and her religiously fanatic family.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:06
CharactersFriends, Fathers, Nurses
PlotWar, Friendship, Pursuit
PlaceShips, Korea
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Epic, Touching, Serious

Korea, 1950. A child's vow to take care of his family marks the beginning of a lifelong promise spanning sixty years.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Human trafficking
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

The true story of Chong Kim who, as a young teen, was abducted into the sex trade, and the complicated moral choices she had to make in order to survive as her situation grew more desperate.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryMorocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
CharactersTeens, Friends, Street children, Poor
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Friendship
PlaceSea, Islands, Africa
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's revenge. Ali wants to become a sailor - when he was living with his mother, a prostitute, he used to listen to a fairy tale about the sailor who discovered the miracle island with two suns. Instead of finding his island in the dream, Ali and his friends are confronted with Dib's gang. Matters are getting serious.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountrySweden
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events
PlaceSweden
StyleBy books, Touching, Depressive, Serious

The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa Linderborg's best-selling novel.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Teens
PlotFight, Friendship, Death, Weapon, Swimming
PlaceForest, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Gloomy, Touching, Depressive

Tommy and his older brother Eric live in the midst of vast remote forests. The death of their friend pushes them close to the edge. Eric doesn’t know how to channel his energy. All at once, nature’s vastness feels stifling.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events, Friendship
TimeGraduation
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

A look inside a tragedy through the eyes of a survivor. Based on actual events, April Showers is about picking up the pieces in the direct aftermath of school violence

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends
PlotLove, Friendship, Death
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching, Depressive

Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a member of the group dies. Narrated by one of the children, the film follows the kids as they struggle to balance their own ambitions and relationships against a tragic lie.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountrySpain
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends
PlotFight, Motorcycles, Friendship
PlaceCourt, Spain
StyleAction, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

One summer, Dario flees the hellish environment of his home. Luismi, unconditional friend, a poor devil with pretensions of winning, and Antonia, an old woman who collects abandoned his motorcar furniture, become his new family. Three generations living together in a city too big to be alone.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryIsrael
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events, Passion
PlaceSchool, Israel
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Gili is a teenager who decides to change schools. She is determined to improve her lame social status. Over the course of a few weeks she hooks up with several different boys, all from her new school. Their encounters get more and more sexual, each time exploring their limits a little further. The boys are eager to take what is so generously offered, and Gili is thrilled with the attention. Just as Gili is trapped in the zone where it's not certain if she is giving her consent to what is happening or not, the viewer too feels trapped in the same zone, feeling for certain that something terrible is happening, but unable to pin point exactly when, and what...

Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
PlotFight, Investigation, Friendship
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Echo must deal with the regular dramas of high school, in addition to grappling with the murder of her older sister, Zoë. But when Echo receives a diary from Zoë's boyfriend, she begins to untangle the secret life her sister lived.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryRomania, France
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils, Friends, Parents
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Friendship, Political
PlaceVillage, School
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime before a disciplinary committee and Eva is expelled from school and transferred to a reformatory establishment. There she meets Andrei, and decides to escape Romania with him. Lalalilu becomes convinced that Ceausescu is the main reason for Eva's decision to leave. So with his friends from school he devises a plan to kill the dictator.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Losers
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Death
PlaceBoarding school
StyleGloomy, Depressive, Serious

A prep-school student accidentally films the drug-related deaths of two classmates, then is asked to put together a memorial video.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland
Duration02:14
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Poor
PlotOn real events
PlaceIreland, New York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Friends, Losers
PlotMusic, Friendship, Death
PlaceSchool
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves everyone, especially his best friend and band-mate, Chris, with a lot of questions.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, West Germany, Italy
Duration01:44
CharactersJews, Pupils, Friends
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Death
PlaceFrance, USA, Boarding school
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching

Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Malle’s own childhood, the film is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryNetherlands, United Kingdom
Duration02:03
CharactersTeens
PlotFriendship, Love with age difference, Uprising
PlaceSchool, England, Party
StyleSoulful, Depressive, Serious

Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.





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