10 best movies like Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

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Movies similar to Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982): Up the Down Staircase, Poldark, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Magicians, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, Charlie's Country, Broken, Detachment, Hesher, Exit Through the Gift Shop.

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Up the Down Staircase (1967)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.4)
CharactersTeachers, Teens, Losers
PlaceNew York
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Gloomy

    Sylvia Barrett is a rookie teacher at New York's inner-city Calvin Coolidge High: her lit classes are overcrowded, a window is broken, there's no chalk, books arrive late. The administration is concerned mainly with forms and rules (there's an up and and a down staircase); bells ring at the wrong time. Nevertheless, she tries. How she handles the chaos and her despair in her first semester makes up the film: a promising student drops out, another sleeps through class, a girl with a crush on a male teacher gets suicidal, and a bright but troublesome student misunderstands Sylvia's reaching out. A discussion of Dickens, parents' night, and a mock trial highlight the term. Can she make it?

    Poldark (2015)
    Mark7.2 (imdb: 8.3)
    Genremelodrama, drama, history
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    PlotRelationship, Love triangle

      Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

      Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
      Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.6)
      Genrefantasy, adventure, family
      CountryUSA, United Kingdom
      CharactersFamily, Wizards, Witch, Cats, Teachers, Dragons, Snake, Monsters, Terrorists
      PlotUprising, Magic, Mystery, Mystery, Confrontation, Adventure, Love, Prison Break
      PlaceNew York, Paris, England, Prison, Mountains, Ships, Jungle
      StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Depressive, Unexpected ending

        Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment and has begun gathering followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one capable of putting a stop to him is the wizard he once called his closest friend, Albus Dumbledore. However, Dumbledore will need to seek help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

        The Magicians (2015)
        Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.6)
        Genrefantasy, adventure
        CharactersWizards, Gays, Friends, Gods, Kings, Students, Teachers
        PlotMagic, Adventures, Superpowers, Depression, Life after death, Time travel
        PlaceParallel worlds, School, College
        StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

          Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.

          The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
          Mark10 (imdb: 4.8)
          Genrehorror, thriller, drama
          CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
          CharactersMilitary, Demons, Teachers, Angels
          PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts
          PlaceEngland, Estate
          TimeWorld War II
          StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, Gothic, Gloomy

            40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.

            Charlie's Country (2013)
            Markimdb: 7.2
            PlacePrison, Australia
            StyleAtmospheric, Makes me think, Gloomy

              Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kin and ken seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in doing so sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.

              Broken (2012)
              Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.3)
              Genremelodrama, drama
              CountryUnited Kingdom
              CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils
              PlotBetrayal, Cheating, False accusations, First love, Mental disorders
              PlaceSchool, England, London
              StyleTouching, Gloomy

                Three suburban English families' lives intertwine with tragic consequences.

                Detachment (2011)
                Mark8 (imdb: 7.7)
                CharactersTeachers, Parents, Pupils, Losers
                PlotParenting, Depression
                PlaceSchool, USA
                StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Touching, Gloomy

                  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.

                  Hesher (2010)
                  Mark8 (imdb: 7)
                  CharactersFriends, Losers
                  PlotDepression, Uprising
                  StyleDepressive, Fancy, Gloomy

                    A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.

                    Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
                    Mark10 (imdb: 8)
                    Genrecomedy, documentary
                    CountryUnited Kingdom
                    CharactersArtists, Friends, Losers
                    PlotArt, Obsession, Success, Uprising
                    PlaceLos Angeles, England, London
                    StyleExciting, Soulful, Smart

                      Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner.

                      Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
                      Markimdb: 7.1
                      Genredrama, history
                      CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
                      PlotUprising, On real events
                      TimeNew Year
                      StyleSoulful, Touching, Gloomy

                        The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.

                        Black Venus (2010)
                        Markimdb: 6.8
                        Genredrama, history
                        CountryFrance, Belgium
                        CharactersLosers, Poor
                        PlotUprising, On real events
                        StyleMakes me think, Gloomy, Fascinating

                          The true story of Saartjes Baartman, a black South African worker who moves to London with her master in the early 19th century. Although she dreams of being an artist, once in Europe she is exploited as a sideshow attraction due to her large buttocks and genitalia.

                          Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
                          Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.1)
                          Genrefantastic, comedy
                          CountryUnited Kingdom
                          CharactersFriends, Losers
                          PlotTime travel, Time machine, Adventure, Dreams, Travel
                          PlaceEngland, Parallel worlds
                          StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fancy

                            Three men walk into a bar; two geeks and a cynic. They are three ordinary blokes who all have dreams and hopes for an exciting and better future

                            Afterschool (2008)
                            Mark10 (imdb: 6.1)
                            Genredrama, detective
                            CharactersTeens, Losers, Students, Teachers
                            PlotInvestigation, Death
                            StyleDepressive, Gloomy

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

                              Lower Learning (2008)
                              Markimdb: 4
                              CharactersTeens, Losers, Students, Teachers
                              PlotBoxing, Uprising

                                Barry Goldwater Elementary is on the brink of collapse: the lowest test scores in the state, teachers who are either drunk or having sex on school grounds, and a principal who extorts money from parents. It's up to Tom, the down-on-his-luck vice-principal, to rally the lazy teachers, expose the principal's corruption, and turn the school around before an end of the day board decision.

                                Cass (2008)
                                Mark9.8 (imdb: 6.5)
                                Genredrama, crime, biography
                                CountryUnited Kingdom
                                CharactersFootball hooligans, Friends, Losers
                                PlotSoccer, Uprising, Adoption, On real events
                                PlaceEngland, London
                                StyleHeavy, Fascinating

                                  The incredible true story of how an orphaned Jamaican baby, adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London, became one of the most feared and respected men in Britain.

                                  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
                                  Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
                                  Genrefantasy, adventure, family, detective
                                  CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
                                  CharactersWizards, Teens, Friends, Teachers, Pupils, Witch, Giants
                                  PlotAdventure, Love, Magic, Supernatural, Uprising, Superpowers
                                  PlaceSchool, England
                                  StyleAction, Exciting, Disturbing

                                    Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – dubbed 'Dumbledore's Army' – to defend themselves against the dark arts.

                                    In My Father's Den (2004)
                                    Mark6 (imdb: 7.5)
                                    Genrethriller, drama, detective
                                    CountryNew Zealand, United Kingdom
                                    CharactersWriters, Teachers, Photographers
                                    PlotMissing people, Dreams
                                    PlaceSmall cities
                                    StyleAction, Smart, Gloomy

                                      Paul (Macfadyen), a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown due to the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Barclay) he opens up a world she has only dreamed of. She actively pursues a friendship with him, fascinated by his cynicism and experience of the world beyond her small-town existence. But many, including the members of both their families (Otto, Moy), frown upon the friendship and when Celia goes missing, Paul becomes the increasingly loathed and persecuted prime suspect in her disappearance. As the violent and urgent truth gradually emerges, Paul is forced to confront the family tragedy and betrayal that he ran from as a youth, and to face the grievous consequences of silence and secrecy that has surrounded his entire adult life.

                                      Vera Drake (2004)
                                      Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.6)
                                      Genredrama, crime
                                      CountryUnited Kingdom, France
                                      CharactersHousewives, Nurses
                                      StyleSoulful, Depressive, Fascinating, Makes me think, Gloomy

                                        Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

                                        Doc Martin (2004)
                                        Mark10 (imdb: 8.3)
                                        Genrecomedy, drama
                                        CountryUnited Kingdom
                                        CharactersLosers, Teachers, Surgeons, Widows
                                        PlaceEngland, Village, London
                                        StyleSoulful, Smart

                                          Doc Martin is a British television comedy drama series starring Martin Clunes in the title role. It was created by Dominic Minghella after the character of Dr. Martin Bamford in the 2000 comedy film Saving Grace. The show is set in the fictional seaside village of Portwenn and filmed on location in the village of Port Isaac, Cornwall, England, with most interior scenes shot in a converted local barn. Five series aired between 2004 and 2011, together with a feature-length special that aired on Christmas Day 2006. Series 6 began airing on ITV on 2 September 2013.