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Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeachers, Students, Writers
PlotLoneliness
PlaceUSA
StylePhilosophical, Smart, Fancy, Black humor

In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTeachers, Students, Terminally ill, Teachers
PlotLife, Adventure, Meaning of life, Friendship, Death
PlaceCollege
StyleTo cry, Vital signs, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

A world-weary college professor is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersTeachers, Students, Friends, Losers
PlotFriendship, Computers
PlaceParty, USA
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching

An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountryThailand
Duration01:02
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Geniuses, Family, Friends
PlotLove, On real events, Adventure, Relationship, Money
PlaceSchool, Australia
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious

Welcome to an exam-cheating business run by Lynn, a straight-A student who gets the idea for her business after helping Grace and Pat. Grace is a prominent school activist who can’t get the grades she needs. Pat is a filthy-rich boy who believes money can buy anything. Lynn’s business skyrockets and the money starts to flood in as scores of students offer her cold hard cash in exchange for exam answers.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Teachers, Presidential
PlotPolitical, Jealousy, Divorce, Elections
PlaceParty, New York
StyleSmart

Jim McAllister, a well-liked high school government teacher, can't help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick uses less than ethical tactics to get what she wants. When Tracy runs for school president, Jim feels that she will be a poor influence on the student body and convinces Paul, a dim-witted but popular student athlete, to run against Tracy. When she becomes aware of Jim's secret involvement in the race, a bitter feud is sparked.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Pupils
PlaceSchool, England
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Musical film about the trials and tribulations of an idealistic drama teacher as she tries to put on the end of year show.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Pupils, Losers
PlotLove, Friendship, First love, Love triangle, Depression
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTouching

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Gay, Teachers, Blonde girls, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleCute, Fancy, Touching

When Danielle is banished to special education because of her misbehavior, she joins Clarke on a road trip to discover themselves.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeachers, Monkeys, Students, Friends, Partners
PlotLove, Dancing, Friendship
PlaceCollege, Party, New York
StyleSmart

After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to escape their university's pull. Nobody wants to make any big decisions that would radically alter his life, yet none of them wants to end up like Chet, the professional student who tends bar and is in his tenth year of university studies.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Students, Friends
PlotAmerican Football, Friendship, First love, Rivalry
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Touching

A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers, Mice
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Bulimia
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Cute, Soulful, Smart, Makes me think

Terri, a pajama-clad, disaffected high school student learns how to engage the world with the help of Mr. Fitzgerald, his assistant principal.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Partners
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceTrains
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating

After their mother ends up in jail, two sisters turn to train robbery in order to support their family.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Students, Alcoholics
PlotLoneliness, Weapon, Depression, Meaning of life, Mystery
PlaceCollege, USSR, USA, Laboratory, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Fascinating, Smart

On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Family, Friends, Partners
PlotSoccer, Friendship, Music group
StyleLight

The story follows five disparate high school students - Olivia, Mo, Charlie, Stella, and Wen who meet in detention. They realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school elite.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotDancing, Music
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry

An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotOn real events, Rivalry
PlaceSchool
StyleSoulful, Smart, Fancy, Serious

In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Students
PlotLove
PlaceCollege, Party
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

In this coming-of-age comedy, Tim Dunphy is leading a go-nowhere existence, spending his days smoking pot and hanging out with his best friend, Drugs Delaney. But Tim's lazy days of getting high are jettisoned after a brush with the law convinces his blue-collar dad to send him to a Connecticut prep school. The one saving grace of the new school is Jane, a fellow student Tim falls for immediately.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Thieves, Students, Writers
PlotDancing, Cars, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year
StyleFancy, Touching

THE EXTRA MAN is a sophisticated and moving comedy from filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an exclusive Princeton prep school, Louis heads to New York City to make a fresh start. He quickly finds a 9 to 5 job at an environmental magazine, where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker Mary (Katie Holmes).

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Nuns, Priests
PlotLife, Friendship, Death, Religious, Family life
PlacePrison, School
StyleTo cry, Touching

The tale of a ten-year-old boy in a Catholic school who, following the death of his beloved grandfather, embarks on a quest to discover the meaning of life.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens
PlotDancing, Poker, Money, Friendship
PlaceParty, Chicago, USA
StyleSmart, Explicit scenes

Meet Joel Goodson, an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has been good for too long and it is time to enjoy himself. After an unfortunate incident with the Porsche Joel must raise some cash, in a risky way.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Losers, Orphans
PlotFriendship
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends him on a headfirst plunge into breakneck speech competitions and offers a much-needed boost toward correcting the problem.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, Greece
Duration01:48
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Students, Writers, Models
PlotDancing, Money, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceCollege, Party, Metro, USA
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Smart, Gloomy, Serious

Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to promoting the novel. When Philip's idol Ike Zimmerman offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject: himself.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, China
Duration01:29
CharactersFamily, Alcoholics, Womanizers, Single mothers
PlotLove, Friendship, Death
PlaceRugby
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating

A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersHairdressers
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Rivalry
PlacePrison
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Hours after his release from prison, Jesus Quintana pairs up with fellow misfits Petey and Marie for a freewheeling joyride of petty crime and romance.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Students
PlotRevolution, Fate, Uprising
PlaceSchool
StyleFancy

Leon Bronstein is not your average Montreal West high school student. For one thing, none of his peers can claim to be the reincarnation of early 20th century Soviet iconoclast and Red Army hero, Leon Trotsky. When his father sends Leon to public school as punishment for starting a hunger strike at Papa's clothing factory, Leon quickly lends new meaning to the term 'student union', determined as he is to live out his pre-ordained destiny to the fullest and change the world.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Teachers, Friends, Criminals
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Friendship
PlaceRussia, Party
StyleBy books, Touching

During the summer of 1999, a group of teenagers, through interconnected narratives, live through their last day of high school and prepare for the future. Holly, once the new girl in school, does whatever it takes to remain popular. Dawn, who is secretly a lesbian, battles drugs. Tori is the valedictorian of her class, but, on the eve of graduation, she decides to experiment with drugs for the first time.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersTeachers, Writers
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Smart, Tense

Teacher Linda Sinclair balances her staid home life with an incredible passion for her subject, but her routine is forever altered when a former star pupil and his unsupportive father reenter her life.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Gay, Students, Journalists, Friends
PlotDancing, American Football, Uprising
PlaceParty

Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its über-popular editor, Eddie fronts an underground movement to give a voice to all the misfits, outcasts, and nerds. Soon the power of the press is in Eddie's hands... but will he use it wisely?

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersTeachers, Students, Pupils, Poets
PlotFriendship, First love
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleTo cry, Philosophical, Intellectual

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.





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