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An Education (2009)
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An Education (2009)

In the early 1960's, sixteen year old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in the London suburb of Twickenham. On her father's wishes, everything that Jenny does is in the sole pursuit of being accepted into Oxford, as he wants her to have a better life than he. Jenny is bright, pretty, hard working but also naturally gifted. The only problems her father may perceive in her life is her issue with learning Latin, and her dating a boy named Graham, who is nice but socially awkward. Jenny's life changes after she meets David Goldman, a man over twice her age. David goes out of his way to show Jenny and her family that his interest in her is not improper and that he wants solely to expose her to cultural activities which she enjoys. Jenny quickly gets accustomed to the life to which David and his constant companions, Danny and Helen, have shown her, and Jenny and David's relationship does move into becoming a romantic one. However, Jenny slowly learns more about David, and by association Danny and Helen, and specifically how they make their money. Jenny has to decide if what she learns about them and leading such a life is worth forgoing her plans of higher eduction at Oxford. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
wealth photography education unfaithfulness grief theft extramarital affair travel seduction deception art drinking pregnancy adultery betrayal money infidelity friendship  (See All)
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
school teacher school friend london england paris france singing in a car gas station france england kitchen bicycle nightclub bus cemetery snow school restaurant bar  (See All)
Characters:
teacher student relationship french older man younger woman relationship jew teenage boy jewish thief photographer dancer student teacher teenage girl boy singer children friend mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships teenager  (See All)
Period:
year 1961 1960s 
Story:
latin class art auction art theft supper club greyhound racing oxford university string orchestra youth orchestra marriage engagement tea party engagement ring cooking class music class dance class upper class loss of virginity class differences blowing out candle 17th birthday walking with a book on one's head birthday present birthday cake walking in the rain dropping out of school girls' school heavy rain private school teddy boy school uniform dancing in the street dog track reference to the lion the witch and the wardrobe dog race reference to maurice ravel reference to jacques brel westminster abbey london underage girlfriend sneaking a cigarette reference to shakespeare's king lear reference to virgil reference to jane eyre anglo african chelsea london smooth talker reference to c.s. lewis reference to albert camus west end london egg beater field hockey weekend trip reference to minnie mouse house for sale anti semitic slur pacing cambridge university partner in crime supper playing catch jazz combo greyhound biscuit african anglo scam artist overbearing father cheater badminton armadillo only child pram lacrosse beatnik oxford seine river hula hoop animated opening credits headmistress dictionary hand kissing jazz club englishwoman abroad hobby swindler underage sex cellist studying socialite filling station fur coat underage smoking forgery bourgeoisie adult actress playing teenage girl coward cello 16 year old latin teasing schoolboy 17 year old jazz music naivety eiffel tower paris judaism boredom englishman abroad unfaithful husband handshake age difference con man auction violinist sports car first kiss existentialism snowing bet banana cigarette lighter engagement taking a picture impostor anti semitism innocence culture cheating husband orchestra violin virginity classical music gossip rehearsal woman with glasses listening to music recording tea hugging record player reference to william shakespeare pub class rock 'n' roll schoolgirl gift hairy chest flowers reading umbrella champagne suburb virgin hotel room marriage proposal pain painter map montage old man concert candle classroom neighbor cafe birthday sunglasses tears lie book painting letter secret undressing drink camera slow motion scene mirror title directed by female song crying singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male two word title f rated sex kiss dog  (See All)

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
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Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Katherine Ann Watson has accepted a position teaching art history at the prestigious Wellesley College. Watson is a very modern woman, particularly for the 1950s, and has a passion not only for art but for her students. For the most part, the students all seem to be biding their time, waiting to find the right man to marry. The students are all very bright and Watson feels they are not reaching their potential. Altough a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson's views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
unfaithfulness extramarital affair art drinking adultery betrayal infidelity friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
bicycle snow school restaurant bar 
Characters:
teacher student relationship jew jewish photographer dancer student teacher teenage girl singer friend mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship teenager 
Story:
engagement ring school uniform cellist cello culture class rock 'n' roll hairy chest virgin marriage proposal painter classroom cafe tears lie book painting letter drink camera song crying singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male f rated kiss  (See All)

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Nowhere Boy (2009)
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Nowhere Boy (2009)

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
theft drinking money friendship 
Locations:
bicycle bus cemetery school restaurant 
Characters:
teenage boy thief dancer student teacher teenage girl boy singer friend husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1960s 
Story:
birthday cake school uniform jazz music listening to music woman with glasses recording tea record player pub rock 'n' roll reading montage cafe birthday tears lie book letter secret drink mirror title directed by female song crying singing dancing cigarette smoking two word title f rated kiss sex  (See All)

Birth (2004)
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Birth (2004)

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiance, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life. (Read More)

Themes:
unfaithfulness grief extramarital affair drinking pregnancy adultery betrayal infidelity 
Locations:
cemetery snow restaurant bar 
Characters:
photographer student teacher boy singer mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
marriage engagement birthday cake cellist cello violinist snowing orchestra violin class concert classroom cafe birthday tears lie undressing drink camera song crying singing cigarette smoking sex kiss  (See All)

Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
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Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)

In 1944, upper class boy Julien Quentin and his brother Francois travel to Catholic boarding school in the countryside after vacations. Julien is a leader and good student and when the new student Jean Bonnet arrives in the school, they have friction in their relationship. However, Julien learns to respect Jean and discovers that he is Jewish and the priests are hiding him from the Nazis. They become best friends and Julien keeps the secret. When the priest Jean discovers that the servant Joseph is stealing supplies from the school to sell in the black market, he fires the youth. Sooner the Gestapo arrives at school to investigate the students and the priests that run and work in the boarding school. (Read More)

Themes:
wealth theft travel drinking betrayal friendship 
Locations:
paris france bicycle snow school restaurant 
Characters:
jew jewish thief student teacher boy singer friend husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
upper class private school bourgeoisie coward latin teasing schoolboy violinist snowing anti semitism violin listening to music class reading map candle classroom tears lie book letter secret undressing drink mirror song crying singing cigarette smoking  (See All)

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Happy-go-lucky (2008)
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Happy-go-lucky (2008)

Poppy Cross is happy-go-lucky. At 30, she lives in Camden: cheeky, playful, frank while funny, and talkative to strangers. She's a conscientious and exuberant primary-school teacher, flatmates with Zoe, her long-time friend; she's close to one sister, and not so close to another. In this slice of life story, we watch her take driving lessons from Scott, a dour and tightly-wound instructor, take classes in flamenco dance from a fiery Spaniard, encounter a tramp in the night, and sort out a student's aggressive behavior with a social worker's help. Along the way, we wonder if her open attitude puts her at risk of misunderstanding or worse. What is the root of happiness? (Read More)

Themes:
drinking pregnancy friendship 
Locations:
school teacher london england gas station kitchen bicycle bus school bar 
Characters:
teacher student relationship dancer teacher boy singer children friend husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
dance class school uniform anglo african african anglo pub class flowers suburb classroom lie book undressing drink slow motion scene song singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male kiss  (See All)

Woman In Gold (2015)
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Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:
theft art drinking pregnancy money 
Locations:
bicycle cemetery 
Characters:
jew jewish dancer singer friend mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
art theft hobby cellist cello handshake anti semitism classical music listening to music recording record player painter montage old man concert sunglasses tears lie book painting letter drink mirror song crying singing dancing cigarette smoking  (See All)

Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)
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Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

Three students and a school teacher disappear on an excursion to Hanging Rock, in Victoria, on Valentine's Day, 1900. Widely (and incorrectly) regarded as being based on a true story, the movie follows those that disappeared, and those that stayed behind, but it delights in the asking of questions, not the answering of them. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
drinking friendship 
Locations:
school teacher school 
Characters:
teacher student relationship french teenage boy photographer student teacher teenage girl singer friend husband wife relationship 
Story:
class differences girls' school private school school uniform headmistress taking a picture innocence virginity schoolgirl flowers reading umbrella virgin classroom tears book drink camera slow motion scene mirror song crying singing cigarette smoking bare chested male f rated sex kiss dog  (See All)

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The Dressmaker (2015) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
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The Dressmaker (2015)

Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage who returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and haute couture.

Themes:
unfaithfulness extramarital affair drinking adultery betrayal infidelity friendship 
Locations:
school teacher london england paris france france bus cemetery 
Characters:
photographer dancer boy singer friend mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
cheating husband gossip listening to music recording tea record player reference to william shakespeare umbrella marriage proposal sunglasses lie book letter secret undressing drink camera mirror title directed by female song singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male f rated dog kiss  (See All)

Ida (2013)
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Ida (2013)

Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, is a novice. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna about her Jewish roots. Both women start a journey not only to find their family's tragic story, but to see who they really are and where they belong. They question what they used to believe in. (Read More)

Themes:
drinking 
Locations:
gas station cemetery snow bar 
Characters:
jew jewish dancer boy singer mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Period:
1960s 
Story:
loss of virginity only child latin jazz music handshake snowing anti semitism listening to music recording record player virgin marriage proposal pain old man candle letter secret drink mirror song singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male f rated sex kiss  (See All)

Almost Famous (2000)
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Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
unfaithfulness travel drinking adultery betrayal money infidelity friendship 
Locations:
bus bar 
Characters:
older man younger woman relationship teenage boy teacher teenage girl boy singer friend mother daughter relationship mother son relationship family relationships teenager 
Story:
loss of virginity birthday cake underage sex cheating husband virginity listening to music recording record player rock 'n' roll reading virgin hotel room concert birthday book secret undressing drink camera song crying singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male sex kiss  (See All)

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The Painted Veil (2006)
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The Painted Veil (2006)

This love story has Kitty meeting young, intelligent, shy and somewhat dull Dr. Walter Fane, whose forte is the study of infectious diseases, and the convenient marriage that she finds herself committed to. It is in this web of intrigue that they head for China, only after Walter discovers Kitty's infidelity with one dashing and witty diplomat Charlie Townsend. So much as to hide her from herself and to help thwart a cholera outbreak, this is a marriage more than on the rocks. This is a cold, indifferent and loveless partnership in a vast unknown and deadly environment that will test both these flightless lovebirds and with the hardships and tolerances more than any had ever anticipated. A visual delight amid the pain and suffering of a dying people and failing marriage. Will a cure be found for both, before it's too late? (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
extramarital affair drinking pregnancy adultery money infidelity 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
london england restaurant 
Characters:
french dancer teacher boy singer children father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
heavy rain englishwoman abroad socialite boredom englishman abroad orchestra gossip recording record player flowers reading umbrella marriage proposal pain classroom neighbor cafe tears book letter drink mirror song crying singing dancing cigarette smoking kiss  (See All)

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
seduction drinking friendship 
Locations:
snow restaurant 
Characters:
teacher student relationship teenage boy photographer dancer teacher teenage girl boy singer friend husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships teenager 
Story:
blowing out candle birthday present birthday cake studying 16 year old first kiss taking a picture innocence virginity listening to music hugging reference to william shakespeare class rock 'n' roll reading virgin pain candle classroom cafe birthday tears book letter secret drink camera slow motion scene mirror crying singing dancing kiss  (See All)

Prime (2005)
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Prime (2005)

In colorful, bustling modern-day Manhattan, Rafi Gardet, a beautiful 37-year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, meets David Bloomberg, a handsome 23-year-old painter recently out of college. Rafi's therapist, Dr. Lisa Metzger, who is working to help Rafi overcome her fears of intimacy, finds out that Rafi's new lover is--unfortunately for Lisa--her only son, David. Both David and Rafi must contend with their 14-year age gap, vastly different backgrounds and the demands of David's traditional mother. Despite their intense attraction, the charmed couple soon realizes that vastly different ages and backgrounds create much conflict. A Jewish hip-hop lover and closet painter who still lives with his grandparents, David has little in common with Rafi--a non-practicing Catholic from a wealthy, broken family who travels in the sophisticated, high-end world of fashion. (Read More)

Themes:
wealth photography deception drinking friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
paris france nightclub snow restaurant bar 
Characters:
jew jewish photographer dancer friend father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
birthday present naivety jazz music handshake age difference snowing woman with glasses reading painter candle cafe birthday tears lie book painting undressing drink camera mirror crying dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male kiss sex dog  (See All)

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The Reader (2008)
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The Reader (2008)

THE READER opens in post-war Germany when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from "The Odyssey," "Huck Finn" and "The Lady with the Little Dog." Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life - this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives. THE READER is a story about truth and reconciliation, about how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
money friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
bicycle cemetery snow school restaurant bar 
Characters:
teacher student relationship jew teenage boy student teacher teenage girl friend father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship mother son relationship family relationships teenager 
Period:
1960s 
Story:
loss of virginity walking in the rain studying 16 year old age difference snowing virginity listening to music class flowers reading classroom cafe birthday tears lie book letter secret undressing mirror crying cigarette smoking bare chested male two word title dog kiss  (See All)

A Man Called Ove (2015)
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A Man Called Ove (2015)

59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. (Read More)

Themes:
grief theft travel drinking pregnancy betrayal money friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
singing in a car kitchen bicycle bus cemetery snow restaurant 
Characters:
teacher student relationship french teenage boy photographer dancer teacher teenage girl boy friend father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
snowing listening to music flowers marriage proposal old man candle neighbor cafe lie book letter drink camera slow motion scene mirror crying dancing bare chested male kiss dog  (See All)

Jane Eyre (2011) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
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Jane Eyre (2011)

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meets the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever? (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
deception friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
england snow school 
Characters:
french older man younger woman relationship teacher teenage girl children friend 
Story:
girls' school heavy rain school uniform badminton first kiss snowing hugging reading marriage proposal candle classroom book painting letter secret crying singing dancing two word title f rated kiss dog  (See All)

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Easy A (2010)
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Easy A (2010)

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Themes:
unfaithfulness extramarital affair drinking adultery infidelity friendship 
Locations:
kitchen school restaurant 
Characters:
teacher student relationship older man younger woman relationship teenage boy student teacher teenage girl boy singer friend mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship family relationships teenager 
Story:
loss of virginity studying virginity gossip hugging class virgin classroom cafe birthday sunglasses tears lie letter drink slow motion scene mirror song crying singing bare chested male two word title dog kiss  (See All)

Marie Antoinette (2006)
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Marie Antoinette (2006)

"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France. (Read More)

Themes:
unfaithfulness extramarital affair seduction drinking adultery infidelity 
Locations:
paris france france 
Characters:
dancer singer mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship family relationships 
Story:
loss of virginity birthday cake naivety orchestra gossip flowers reading champagne virgin montage candle birthday tears painting letter undressing drink slow motion scene mirror title directed by female song crying singing dancing f rated dog sex kiss  (See All)

Adore (2013)
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Adore (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Themes:
unfaithfulness extramarital affair drinking pregnancy adultery infidelity friendship 
Locations:
france kitchen bus cemetery bar 
Characters:
teenage boy dancer teenage girl boy singer friend husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
birthday present listening to music tea flowers champagne neighbor birthday sunglasses tears lie book secret drink mirror title directed by female song crying singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male f rated kiss sex  (See All)

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Charlie Bartlett (2007) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
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Charlie Bartlett (2007)

Although cheerful, friendly, intelligent, well-dressed, authentic and wealthy, Charlie Bartlett has problems. With his father gone and his mother loopy and clueless, he's been expelled from every private school for his victimless crimes. Now he's in a public school getting punched out daily by the school thug. He ever longs to be popular - the go-to guy - and the true crux of his troubles is that he invariably finds the means to this end, whatever that might be. At Western Summit High, he makes peace with his tormentor by going into business with him - listening to kids' problems and selling them prescription drugs. Charlie's a hit, but attraction to Susan (daughter of the school's laissez-faire principal), new security cameras on campus, a student's overdose, and Charlie's open world view all converge to get him in serious trouble. Can this self-made physician possibly heal himself and just be a kid? (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
wealth unfaithfulness extramarital affair drinking adultery money infidelity friendship 
Locations:
school restaurant bar 
Characters:
teenage boy dancer student teacher teenage girl singer friend mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
loss of virginity class differences private school school uniform first kiss class virgin montage concert classroom cafe sunglasses tears book undressing drink mirror song crying singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male kiss sex  (See All)

My Left Foot (1989)
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My Left Foot (1989)

Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb, his left foot, to write with. (Read More)

Themes:
drinking pregnancy money 
Locations:
restaurant 
Characters:
teenage boy teenage girl boy singer children mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
birthday cake studying listening to music recording tea record player reference to william shakespeare pub flowers reading champagne marriage proposal painter candle birthday book painting drink mirror song singing cigarette smoking sex  (See All)

Fish Tank (2009)
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Fish Tank (2009)

Mia, an aggressive fifteen-year-old girl, lives on an Essex estate with her tarty mother, Joanne, and precocious little sister Tyler. She has been thrown out of school and is awaiting admission to a referrals unit and spends her days aimlessly. She begins an uneasy friendship with Joanne's slick boyfriend, Connor, who encourages her one interest, dancing. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
unfaithfulness theft extramarital affair drinking adultery money infidelity friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
singing in a car kitchen school 
Characters:
older man younger woman relationship teenage boy thief dancer teenage girl children mother daughter relationship family relationships teenager 
Story:
loss of virginity african anglo listening to music recording hugging suburb virgin sunglasses tears undressing drink slow motion scene mirror title directed by female crying singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male f rated dog kiss sex  (See All)

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Heavenly Creatures (1994)
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Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
wealth unfaithfulness theft extramarital affair adultery infidelity friendship 
Characters:
thief photographer dancer student teacher teenage girl singer friend father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship family relationships teenager 
Story:
loss of virginity girls' school school uniform headmistress virginity recording record player class virgin montage classroom letter secret song crying singing dancing two word title kiss  (See All)

The Wave (2008) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
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The Wave (2008)

High school teacher, Rainer Wegner, may be popular with the students, but he's also unorthodox. He's forced to teach autocracy for the school's project week. He's less than enthusiastic at first, but the response of the students is surprising to say the least. He forces the students to become more invested in the prospect of self rule, and soon the class project has its own power and eerily starts to resemble Germany's past. Can Wegner and his class realize what's happening before the horrors start repeating themselves? (Read More)

Themes:
education betrayal friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
school teacher singing in a car bicycle nightclub school 
Characters:
teacher student relationship teenage boy photographer dancer teacher teenage girl boy friend father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
underage smoking handshake rehearsal listening to music class rock 'n' roll montage candle classroom tears lie camera crying dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male kiss sex  (See All)

Nine (2009)
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Nine (2009)

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother. As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and succumbing to its obsessive demands. (Read More)

Themes:
unfaithfulness extramarital affair seduction art drinking adultery infidelity 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
nightclub bar 
Characters:
teacher student relationship photographer dancer teacher boy singer husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1960s 
Story:
fur coat sports car cigarette lighter cheating husband champagne candle birthday sunglasses tears lie undressing drink camera mirror song crying singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male f rated sex kiss  (See All)

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Boy A (2007)
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Boy A (2007)

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
drinking friendship 
Locations:
nightclub bus cemetery school restaurant bar 
Characters:
photographer dancer student teacher boy friend mother son relationship 
Story:
loss of virginity birthday present school uniform first kiss taking a picture innocence hugging pub class gift classroom cafe birthday tears lie letter secret undressing drink camera mirror crying dancing bare chested male kiss  (See All)

August Rush (2007)
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August Rush (2007)

The story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth. (Read More)

Themes:
drinking pregnancy friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
snow school restaurant 
Characters:
dancer boy singer friend father daughter relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
music class cellist cello violinist orchestra violin classical music class rock 'n' roll flowers concert cafe tears lie drink title directed by female song crying singing dancing kiss  (See All)

Bronson (2008) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
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Bronson (2008)

In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. During that time, Michael Petersen, the boy, faded away and 'Charles Bronson,' his superstar alter ego, took center stage. Inside the mind of Bronson - a scathing indictment of celebrity culture. (Read More)

Themes:
theft art drinking money 
Locations:
school restaurant 
Characters:
thief dancer student teacher boy singer husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
pacing playing catch handshake culture classical music listening to music recording tea record player suburb pain montage cafe sunglasses tears undressing drink slow motion scene song crying singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male kiss dog  (See All)

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New York, I Love You (2008)
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New York, I Love You (2008)

Eleven vignettes, all homages to New York City life, are presented. I. Ben, a pickpocket, is attracted to Molly on first sight, and gets into an interesting "pissing match" with Molly's married lover, NYU professor Garry. II. Mansuhkhbai, an orthodox Jain diamond wholesaler, and Rifka, an orthodox Jewish diamond retailer who is getting married tomorrow, learn that they have more in common than just diamonds. III. David, a musician and music editor for a video being directed by Abarra, is having problems meeting Abarra's demands while he slowly falls for Abarra's assistant, Camille, who he's never met but has only talked to on the telephone solely about work. IV. A young man believes he's made a powerful connection to a stranger, a young woman, in the simple act of lighting her cigarette, and proceeds to convince her of the same and as such that there is a future for them from that point on, and not at some unspecified time down the road. V. A high school senior, who has been dumped by his girlfriend just before senior prom, is given a gift by his local pharmacist, Mr. Riccoli, the senior not understanding the full implication of the gift until the full process of prom night is over. VI. Each on their way to their first official date together after what started out solely as a one night stand, Gus and Lydia each contemplate not keeping the date. VII. Isabelle, a retired opera diva, has returned to a hotel where she's stayed many times and where she has strong memories of encou… (Read More)

Themes:
seduction drinking money 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
paris france bicycle snow school restaurant bar 
Characters:
french older man younger woman relationship jew jewish thief photographer dancer teacher singer father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
dancing in the street 17 year old handshake cigarette lighter virginity listening to music gift flowers reading umbrella champagne virgin painter old man cafe book painting undressing drink camera mirror title directed by female song singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male f rated kiss dog sex  (See All)

The Ice Storm (1997)
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The Ice Storm (1997)

In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her husband's lies. Their son, Paul, home for the holidays, escapes to the city to pursue an alluring rich girl from his prep school. And young, budding nymphomaniac, Wendy Hood roams the neighborhood, innocently exploring liquor cabinets and lingerie drawers of her friends' parents, looking for something new. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century. Things get bad... (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
unfaithfulness extramarital affair drinking adultery infidelity friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
kitchen bicycle snow school 
Characters:
teenage boy student teacher teenage girl boy friend father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
upper class private school existentialism virginity recording record player class reading suburb virgin classroom neighbor tears book drink crying cigarette smoking bare chested male sex kiss  (See All)

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:
extramarital affair travel deception adultery betrayal money infidelity 
Locations:
school teacher paris france france snow restaurant bar 
Characters:
teenage boy thief singer father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship teenager 
Period:
1960s 
Story:
loss of virginity heavy rain scam artist underage sex forgery con man engagement impostor record player umbrella champagne marriage proposal map montage classroom sunglasses lie letter singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male dog  (See All)

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Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
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Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) have the perfect life together living the American dream... until Emily asks for a divorce. Now Cal, Mr Husband, has to navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Make that a lot of help... (Read More)

Themes:
unfaithfulness extramarital affair drinking adultery money infidelity friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
bicycle bar 
Characters:
teenage boy dancer teacher friend father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
playing catch 17 year old listening to music recording record player class flowers umbrella marriage proposal montage classroom sunglasses lie drink camera slow motion scene crying dancing bare chested male kiss  (See All)

The Matador (2005)
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The Matador (2005)

A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever. (Read More)

Themes:
travel drinking money friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
kitchen nightclub cemetery snow restaurant bar 
Characters:
dancer teenage girl boy friend husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
school uniform cellist cello violinist snowing cigarette lighter violin hugging record player schoolgirl hotel room old man candle cafe birthday sunglasses lie drink slow motion scene mirror crying dancing cigarette smoking sex dog kiss  (See All)

The King's Speech (2010)
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The King's Speech (2010)

England's Prince Albert must ascend the throne as 'King George VI' (qv), but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence. (Read More)

Themes:
drinking money friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
london england england snow 
Characters:
photographer singer friend mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
hand kissing coward teasing handshake cigarette lighter classical music rehearsal listening to music recording tea record player reference to william shakespeare reading umbrella marriage proposal montage tears lie book secret drink camera song crying singing dancing cigarette smoking dog kiss  (See All)

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All Good Things (2010)
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All Good Things (2010)

A love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for a story of family, obsession, love and loss.

Themes:
wealth drinking pregnancy money friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
paris france bicycle restaurant 
Characters:
jew jewish photographer dancer student boy singer friend father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
class differences birthday cake recording record player umbrella marriage proposal old man neighbor cafe sunglasses tears secret undressing drink camera mirror song crying singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male kiss dog  (See All)

Billy Elliot (2000) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
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Billy Elliot (2000)

County Durham, during the endless, violent 1984 strike against the Thatcher closure of British coal mines. Widower Jackie Elliot and his firstborn, fellow miner Tony, take a dim view of 11 year-old second son Billy's poor record in boxing class, which worsens when they discover he sneakily transferred to the neighboring, otherwise girls-only-attended ballet class. Only one schoolmate, closet-gay Michael Caffrey, encourages Billy's desire, aroused by the teacher, who judged him talented enough for private lesson, to train and try out for the world-renowned Royal Ballet audition. Only the prospect of a fancy career unimagined in the pauper quarter may twist pa and big brother's opposition to indispensable support. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
unfaithfulness extramarital affair adultery money infidelity friendship 
Locations:
london england bus cemetery school 
Characters:
teacher student relationship dancer teacher friend father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
dance class school uniform dancing in the street snowing listening to music recording hugging record player class montage classroom tears lie book letter crying dancing cigarette smoking kiss sex  (See All)

Notes On A Scandal (2006)
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Notes On A Scandal (2006)

The bitter, cynical and lonely Barbara Covett is a tough and conservative teacher, near to retirement, who is loathed by her colleagues and students. In the loneliness of her apartment, she spends her spare time writing her journal, taking care of her old cat Portia and missing her special friend Jennifer Dodd. When Sheba Hart joins the high-school as the new art teacher, Barbara dedicates her attention to the newcomer, writing sharp and unpleasant comments about her behavior and clothes. When Barbara helps Sheba in a difficult situation with two students, the grateful Sheba invites her to have lunch with her family. Sheba introduces her husband and former professor Richard Hart, who is about twenty years older than she; her rebellious teenager daughter Polly; and her son Ben that has Down's Syndrome. Barbara becomes close to Sheba, but when she accidentally discovers that Sheba is having an affair with the fifteen year-old student Steven Connolly, Barbara sees the chance to manipulate and get closer to Sheba, hiding the secret from the school headmaster. When Portia dies and Sheba does not stay with Barbara in the veterinary office to see Ben in a theater play, Barbara plots a Machiavellian revenge against Sheba, creating a scandal and consequent turmoil in their lives. (Read More)

Themes:
education unfaithfulness extramarital affair seduction art pregnancy adultery betrayal infidelity friendship 
Locations:
london england school bar 
Characters:
teacher student relationship older man younger woman relationship teenage boy photographer dancer student teacher teenage girl friend father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships teenager 
Story:
schoolboy age difference recording class classroom lie secret drink mirror crying dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male kiss sex 

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The Spectacular Now (2013)
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The Spectacular Now (2013)

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
drinking money friendship 
Locations:
school bar 
Characters:
teacher student relationship teenage boy dancer teacher teenage girl friend mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships teenager 
Story:
loss of virginity studying 17 year old handshake first kiss cheating husband hugging class reading montage classroom sunglasses tears lie secret drink slow motion scene crying dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male sex kiss  (See All)

Something's Gotta Give (2003)
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Something's Gotta Give (2003)

Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother Erica. Left in the care of Erica and his doctor, a love triangle starts to take shape.

Themes:
wealth drinking pregnancy friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
paris france snow restaurant 
Characters:
french older man younger woman relationship teacher father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship 
Story:
art auction birthday cake seine river age difference auction tea flowers champagne montage candle cafe birthday tears undressing drink title directed by female crying cigarette smoking kiss sex  (See All)

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The Squid And The Whale (2005)

In 1986, In Brooklyn, New York, the dysfunctional family of pseudo intellectuals composed by the university professor Bernard and the prominent writer Joan split. Bernard is a selfish, cheap and jealous decadent writer that rationalizes every attitude in his family and life and does not accept "philistines" - people that do not read books or watch movies, while the unfaithful Joan is growing as a writer and has no problems with "philistines". Their sons, the teenager Walt and the boy Frank, feel the separation and take side: Walt stays with Bernard, and Frank with Joan, and both are affected with abnormal behaviors. Frank drinks booze and smears with sperm the books in the library and a locker in the dress room of his school. The messed-up and insecure Walt uses Roger Water's song "Hey You" in a festival as if it was of his own, and breaks up with his girlfriend Sophie. Meanwhile Joan has an affair with Frank's tennis teacher Ivan and Bernard with his student Lili. (Read More)

Themes:
unfaithfulness extramarital affair drinking pregnancy adultery money infidelity friendship 
Locations:
school restaurant 
Characters:
teacher student relationship older man younger woman relationship teenage boy student teacher teenage girl boy singer friend husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships teenager 
Story:
listening to music recording record player class reading virgin candle classroom cafe tears lie book letter drink mirror song crying singing bare chested male kiss sex  (See All)

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Proof (2005)
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Proof (2005)

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician (recently deceased) tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students who wants to search through his papers and her estranged sister who shows up to help settle his affairs. (Read More)

Themes:
education grief drinking friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
kitchen bicycle snow 
Characters:
teacher student relationship student teacher friend father daughter relationship family relationships 
Story:
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Jeune & Jolie (2013)
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Jeune & Jolie (2013)

French teenager Isabelle is spending her summer holiday with her middle-class family in the south of France and decides to lose her virginity with German teenager Felix. Then she returns to Paris with her mother Sylvie, her stepfather Patrick and her younger brother Victor. Then Isabelle works as a call girl using the nickname Lea, meeting old men. She feels affection for her client Georges that is married with a daughter. When Georges dies from a heart attack while having sex with Isabelle in a hotel, she flees but the police investigate and identify her. The detectives in charge of the investigation disclose to Sylvie, who is devastated. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
adultery money infidelity 
Locations:
paris france france 
Characters:
french older man younger woman relationship teenage girl boy mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship teenager 
Story:
loss of virginity birthday cake underage sex 17 year old virginity class virgin hotel room classroom birthday lie bare chested male f rated kiss sex 

A Single Man (2009)
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A Single Man (2009)

It's November 30, 1962. Native Brit George Falconer, an English professor at a Los Angeles area college, is finding it difficult to cope with life. Jim, his personal partner of sixteen years, died in a car accident eight months earlier when he was visiting with family. Jim's family were not going to tell George of the death or accident, let alone allow him to attend the funeral. This day, George has decided to get his affairs in order before he will commit suicide that evening. As he routinely and fastidiously prepares for the suicide and post suicide, George reminisces about his life with Jim. But George spends this day with various people, who see a man sadder than usual and who affect his own thoughts about what he is going to do. Those people include Carlos, a Spanish immigrant/aspiring actor/gigolo recently arrived in Los Angeles; Charley, his best friend who he knew from England, she who is a drama queen of a woman who romantically desires her best friend despite his sexual orientation; and Kenny Potter, one of his students, who seems to be curious about his professor beyond English class. (Read More)

Themes:
grief drinking money friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
london england england bus snow bar 
Characters:
teacher student relationship jew jewish dancer student teacher boy friend mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Period:
1960s 
Story:
heavy rain snowing cigarette lighter anti semitism listening to music recording record player class gift reading classroom neighbor tears book undressing drink mirror crying dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male dog kiss  (See All)

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I'm Not There (2007) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
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I'm Not There (2007)

Six incarnations of Bob Dylan: an actor, a folk singer, an electrified troubadour, Rimbaud, Billy the Kid, and Woody Guthrie. Put Dylan's music behind their adventures, soliloquies, interviews, marriage, and infidelity. Recreate 1960s documentaries in black and white. Put each at a crossroads, the artist becoming someone else. Jack, the son of Ramblin' Jack Elliott, finds Jesus; handsome Robbie falls in love then abandons Claire. Woody, a lad escaped from foster care, hobos the U.S. singing; Billy awakes in a valley threatened by a six-lane highway; Rimbaud talks. Jude, booed at Newport when he goes electric, fences with reporters, pundits, and fans. He won't be classified. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
theft drinking infidelity 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
london england england bus restaurant bar 
Characters:
french jewish thief photographer dancer boy singer children father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship 
Period:
1960s 
Story:
beatnik existentialism recording record player rock 'n' roll hairy chest flowers umbrella painter montage concert cafe sunglasses painting drink camera slow motion scene song singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male dog sex  (See All)

Dreamgirls (2006)
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Dreamgirls (2006)

Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James "Thunder" Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due? (Read More)

Themes:
unfaithfulness extramarital affair drinking pregnancy adultery money infidelity friendship 
Locations:
nightclub bus cemetery snow bar 
Characters:
dancer teenage girl singer friend father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship family relationships 
Period:
1960s 
Story:
jazz club naivety jazz music bet rehearsal recording montage concert tears drink camera mirror song crying singing dancing cigarette smoking sex kiss  (See All)

Brooklyn (2015)
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Brooklyn (2015)

In late 1951, Eilis Lacey, a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn. Sponsored by Father Flood, a priest from her native town Enniscorthy, she is assured to find a full-time job there. But the early days are tough, seasickness being soon replaced by loneliness and homesickness, two feelings all the more acutely felt by Eilis for having had to leave behind her widowed mother and her dear sister Rose. She nevertheless little by little manages to find her footing by adapting to her job as a salesgirl, by studying bookkeeping at Brooklyn College as well as with a little help from both Father Flood and Mrs. Kehoe, the owner of the boarding school she now lives in. And not only does graduation follow but love shows its face in Tony, an Italian-American plumber, full of adoration and respect for her. They end up marrying, although keeping the thing secret. It is at that point that tragedy strikes inciting Eilis to return to Enniscorthy to support her mother morally. And there a strange thing happens : she gradually gets lured by the charms of her native place, going far as to let herself be wooed by Jim Farrell, a young local. (Read More)

Themes:
travel drinking money friendship 
Locations:
cemetery snow school restaurant bar 
Characters:
dancer student teacher singer friend mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
marriage engagement engagement ring loss of virginity studying teasing snowing gossip listening to music tea class flowers marriage proposal old man classroom sunglasses tears letter secret undressing drink mirror song crying singing dancing cigarette smoking bare chested male kiss  (See All)

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Waitress (2007)
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Waitress (2007)

Jenna is unhappily married, squirreling away money, and hoping to win a pie-baking contest so, with the prize money, she'll have enough cash to leave her husband Earl. She finds herself pregnant, which throws her plans awry. She bakes phenomenal pies at Joe's diner, listens to old Joe's wisdom, tolerates her sour boss Cal, is friends with Dawn and Becky (her fellow waitresses), and finds a mutual attraction with the new doctor in town. As the pregnancy advances, life with Earl seems less tolerable, a way out less clear, and the affair with the doctor complicated by his marriage. What options does a waitress have? (Read More)

Themes:
unfaithfulness extramarital affair pregnancy adultery betrayal money infidelity friendship 
Locations:
kitchen bus restaurant 
Characters:
dancer singer friend mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
woman with glasses hugging flowers montage old man cafe tears lie letter secret mirror title directed by female song crying singing dancing cigarette smoking f rated sex kiss  (See All)

Miss Potter (2006) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
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Miss Potter (2006)

In 1902, in London, the spinster Beatrix Potter lives with her bourgeois parents. Her snobbish mother, Helen Potter, had introduced several bachelors to Beatrix until she was twenty years old, but she had turned them all down. Beatrix Potter has been drawing animals and making up stories about them since she was a child, but her parents have never recognized her as an artist. One day, Miss Potter offers her stories to a print house, and a rookie publisher, Norman Warne, who is delighted with her tales, publishes her first children's book. This success leads Norman to publish two other books, and Miss Potter meanwhile becomes the best friend of his single sister Millie Warne. Soon Beatrix and Norman fall in love with each other, but Helen does not accept that her daughter would marry a "trader". However, Beatrix's father Rupert Potter proposes that his daughter spend the summer with his wife and him in their country house in Lake District, and if she is still interested in Norman after the summertime, he would bless their marriage. When Miss Potter stops receiving letters from Norman, she is disappointed. Then one day she receives a letter from Millie explaining what had happened to Norman. (Read More)

Themes:
wealth grief money friendship 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
london england england 
Characters:
dancer boy singer children friend father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
marriage engagement engagement ring upper class class differences auction first kiss snowing tea hugging marriage proposal painter tears book painting letter song crying singing dancing two word title kiss  (See All)

The Tree Of Life (2011)
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The Tree Of Life (2011)

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father ('Brad Pitt' (qv)). Jack (played as an adult by 'Sean Penn (I)' (qv)) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. (Read More)

Subgenre:
coming of age 
Themes:
photography education grief theft pregnancy 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
bicycle cemetery school restaurant 
Characters:
thief boy children husband wife relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
playing catch hand kissing naivety handshake existentialism cigarette lighter innocence listening to music recording record player class flowers reading suburb pain candle classroom cafe tears lie book painting slow motion scene mirror crying dancing bare chested male dog kiss  (See All)

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