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An Education (2009)
Drama

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)

Themes:wealth,  education,  unfaithfulness,  grief,  theft,  seduction,  deception,  art,  drinking,  adultery,  betrayal,  money,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:france,  england,  kitchen,  bicycle,  nightclub,  cemetery,  snow,  school,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:french,  jew,  jewish,  thief,  photographer,  dancer,  student,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  children,  friend,  teenager
Period: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,  teacher student relationship,  loss of virginity,  school teacher,  class differences,  blowing out candle,  17th birthday,  walking with a book on one's head,  birthday present,  birthday cake,  school friend,  walking in the rain,  london england,  dropping out of school,  girls' school,  paris france,  heavy rain,  private school,  teddy boy,  school uniform,  singing in a car,  dancing in the street,  dog track,  reference to the lion the witch and the wardrobe,  dog race,  reference to jacques brel,  reference to maurice ravel,  westminster abbey london,  underage girlfriend,  sneaking a cigarette,  reference to shakespeare's king lear,  reference to jane eyre,  reference to virgil,  anglo african,  chelsea london,  smooth talker,  reference to c.s. lewis,  reference to albert camus,  west end london,  field hockey,  egg beater,  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,  armadillo,  badminton,  only child,  pram,  beatnik,  lacrosse,  year 1961,  oxford,  seine river,  animated opening credits,  hula hoop,  headmistress,  dictionary,  jazz club,  hand kissing,  englishwoman abroad,  hobby,  swindler,  underage sex,  cellist,  studying,  socialite,  filling station,  fur coat,  underage smoking,  forgery,  bourgeoisie,  adult actress playing teenage girl,  coward,  cello,  latin,  16 year old,  teasing,  schoolboy,  17 year old,  jazz music,  naivety,  eiffel tower paris,  judaism,  boredom,  englishman abroad,  handshake,  unfaithful husband,  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,  virginity,  violin,  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,  older man younger woman relationship,  suburb,  virgin,  hotel room,  gas station,  marriage proposal,  pain,  photography,  painter,  map,  montage,  old man,  concert,  candle,  teenage boy,  classroom,  neighbor,  cafe,  birthday,  sunglasses,  tears,  lie,  extramarital affair,  travel,  book,  painting,  letter,  secret,  undressing,  bus,  drink,  camera,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  rain,  title directed by female,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  two word title,  f rated,  kiss,  sex,  dog

Nowhere Boy (2009)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

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)

Themes:theft,  drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  cemetery,  school,  restaurant
Characters:thief,  dancer,  student,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  friend
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,  teenage boy,  cafe,  birthday,  tears,  lie,  book,  letter,  secret,  bus,  drink,  mirror,  title directed by female,  song,  crying,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  two word title,  f rated,  sex,  kiss

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Birth (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

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

Woman In Gold (2015)
Biography, Drama, History

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,  money
Locations:bicycle,  cemetery
Characters:jew,  jewish,  dancer,  singer,  friend
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,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Almost Famous (2000) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

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.

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

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Happy-go-lucky (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

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? This is why Happy-go-lucky (2008) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009). (Read More)

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

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Drama

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)

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

Fish Tank (2009)
Drama

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)

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

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Adoration (2013) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
Drama, Romance

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

August Rush (2007)
Drama, Music

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

The Painted Veil (2006)
Drama, Romance

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? This is why The Painted Veil (2006) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009). (Read More)

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

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Bronson (2008)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

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
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,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  dog

Catch Me If You Can (2002) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
Biography, Crime, Drama

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

Ida (2013)
Drama

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

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Marie Antoinette (2006)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

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

Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
Drama, War

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. This is why Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009). (Read More)

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

The Spectacular Now (2013) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

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)

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

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Die Welle (2008)
Drama, Thriller

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

My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (1989)
Biography, Drama

My Left Foot: The Story Of Christy Brown (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,  money
Locations:restaurant
Characters:teacher,  boy,  singer,  children
Story:birthday cake,  studying,  listening to music,  recording,  tea,  record player,  reference to william shakespeare,  pub,  class,  flowers,  reading,  champagne,  marriage proposal,  painter,  candle,  teenage boy,  birthday,  book,  painting,  drink,  mirror,  pregnancy,  song,  teenage girl,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  sex

Jeune & Jolie (2013)
Drama, Romance

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)

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

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

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? This is why Jane Eyre (2011) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009). (Read More)

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

La Migliore Offerta (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance

La Migliore Offerta (2013)

In the world of high-end art auctions and antiques, Virgil Oldman is an elderly and esteemed but eccentric genius art-expert, known and appreciated by the world. Oldman is hired by a solitary young heiress, Claire Ibbetson, to auction off the large collection of art and antiques left to her by her parents. For some reason, Claire always refuses to be seen in person. Robert aids Oldman in restoring and reassembling some odd mechanical parts he finds amongst Claire's belongings, while also giving him advice on how to befriend her and deal with his feelings towards her. Also a friend of Oldman, Billy Whistler helps him to acquire a secret private collection of master paintings. (Read More)

Themes:seduction,  deception,  art,  drinking,  money,  infidelity
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:friend
Story:art auction,  art theft,  birthday cake,  walking in the rain,  hand kissing,  forgery,  englishman abroad,  auction,  tea,  flowers,  champagne,  older man younger woman relationship,  montage,  candle,  cafe,  birthday,  book,  painting,  secret,  drink,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  kiss

The Reader (2008)
Drama, Romance

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)

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

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Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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.

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

Boy A (2007) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
Drama

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)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  cemetery,  school,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  student,  teacher,  boy,  friend
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,  bus,  drink,  camera,  mirror,  crying,  coming of age,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms. This is why High-rise (2015) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009). (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  unfaithfulness,  drinking,  adultery,  money,  infidelity
Characters:french,  dancer,  boy
Story:birthday cake,  london england,  cigarette lighter,  classical music,  listening to music,  recording,  record player,  class,  champagne,  montage,  candle,  lie,  extramarital affair,  painting,  undressing,  drink,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  pregnancy,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  sex,  kiss

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Persepolis (2007)
Animation, Biography, Drama, War

Persepolis (2007)

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  theft,  drinking,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:france,  bicycle,  nightclub,  cemetery,  snow,  school,  restaurant
Characters:thief,  dancer,  student,  teacher,  boy,  children,  friend
Story:school teacher,  paris france,  culture,  virginity,  hugging,  class,  reading,  pain,  old man,  teenage boy,  classroom,  neighbor,  cafe,  tears,  lie,  travel,  book,  drink,  rain,  title directed by female,  crying,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  f rated,  kiss,  dog

The Matador (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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

Ondskan (2003) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
Drama

Ondskan (2003)

Erik is expelled from school for fighting. He ends up at a private boarding school where the senior students control the young ones. Erik finds a friend in Pierre, his room mate. The story revolves around Erik who just wishes to be left alone and graduate. He doesn't listen to what the seniors have to say and they don't like it. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  money,  friendship
Locations:school,  restaurant
Characters:french,  jew,  thief,  student,  teacher,  friend
Story:private school,  school uniform,  coward,  snowing,  anti semitism,  recording,  record player,  reading,  umbrella,  teenage boy,  book,  letter,  rain,  pregnancy,  coming of age,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  sex

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Another Year (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  drinking,  adultery,  money,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  restaurant
Characters:friend
Story:london england,  paris france,  african anglo,  seine river,  tea,  pub,  flowers,  reading,  champagne,  older man younger woman relationship,  suburb,  cafe,  tears,  extramarital affair,  secret,  drink,  mirror,  rain,  pregnancy,  crying,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss

Prime (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

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. This is why Prime (2005) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009). (Read More)

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

Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994)
Drama, Mystery, Romance

Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994)

Valentine is a young model living in Geneva. Because of a dog she ran over, she meets a retired judge who spies his neighbours' phone calls, not for money but to feed his cynicism. The film is the story of relationships between some human beings, Valentine and the judge, but also other people who may not be aware of the relationship they have with Valentine or/and the old judge. Redemption, forgiveness and compassion... (Read More)

Themes:adultery,  betrayal,  money,  friendship
Locations:england,  bicycle,  bar
Characters:photographer,  friend
Story:dance class,  innocence,  listening to music,  older man younger woman relationship,  map,  teenage boy,  neighbor,  cafe,  birthday,  tears,  extramarital affair,  book,  letter,  secret,  camera,  mirror,  rain,  pregnancy,  crying,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex,  dog

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Youth In Revolt (2009) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Youth In Revolt (2009)

At 16, Nick Twisp is wry about his teen funk: he lives in Oakland with his sex-addled mother; his father's child support is her meal ticket. While camping in Ukiah, Nick meets Sheeni: for him, it's love at first sight. Nick has to figure out how to get his father a job in Ukiah, then how to get sent to live with his father, then how to get close to Sheeni, whose religious parents may want her sent away from temptation to a boarding school. There's also Sheeni's all-American boyfriend to contend with. Overwhelmed by the challenges, Nick's about to give up when he conjures an alter ego who whispers revolt into his ear. Nick is not altogether hapless, but can this end well? (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  grief,  deception,  adultery,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:france,  school,  restaurant
Characters:french,  student,  friend,  teenager
Story:loss of virginity,  reference to albert camus,  animated opening credits,  16 year old,  first kiss,  listening to music,  reading,  older man younger woman relationship,  virgin,  teenage boy,  neighbor,  cafe,  sunglasses,  lie,  extramarital affair,  book,  letter,  undressing,  slow motion scene,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  sex,  dog

Lolita (1997)
Drama, Romance

Lolita (1997)

Humbert Humbert, a British professor coming to the US to teach, rents a room in Charlotte Haze's house, but only after he sees her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores (Lolita), to whom he is immediately attracted. Though he hates the mother, he marries her as this is the only way to be close to the girl, who will prove to be too mature for her age. They start a journey together, trying to hide they're not just (step)father and daughter, throughout the country, being followed by someone whom Humbert first suspects to be from the police. The profound jealousy, and maybe some guilt from the forbidden love, seem slowly to drive the man emotionally labile. (Read More)

Themes:seduction,  drinking,  money
Locations:bicycle,  school
Characters:dancer,  teacher,  singer,  teenager
Story:loss of virginity,  underage sex,  jazz music,  age difference,  banana,  virginity,  record player,  older man younger woman relationship,  virgin,  gas station,  teenage boy,  sunglasses,  tears,  lie,  travel,  secret,  drink,  slow motion scene,  rain,  pregnancy,  crying,  teenage girl,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  sex,  dog

Two Lovers (2008)
Drama, Romance

Two Lovers (2008)

Leonard Kraditor is a burned-out case, living with his immigrant parents after his fiancee left him, helping out at their Brooklyn dry cleaners, taking photographs, at loose ends, suicidal. In quick succession, he meets two women: Sandra, the daughter of his parents' business associates, frank, direct, sensual, Jewish like Leonard; and, his neighbor Michelle, mercurial, rootless, fun, blond, unattainable. Michelle is in love with a married man and cries on Leonard's shoulder; Sandra wants to save him. Is Leonard willing to risk losing Sandra's fidelity for the moments Michelle's moods swing toward him? Can this end well? (Read More)

Themes:adultery,  infidelity
Locations:nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:jewish,  photographer
Story:engagement ring,  blowing out candle,  heavy rain,  singing in a car,  cheating husband,  hugging,  marriage proposal,  photography,  candle,  neighbor,  extramarital affair,  camera,  rain,  crying,  singing,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  dog

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Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)
Drama, Mystery

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. This is why Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009). (Read More)

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

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

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)

Themes:seduction,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:school,  snow,  restaurant
Characters:student,  teacher,  photographer,  dancer,  friend,  boy,  singer,  teenager
Story:teacher student relationship,  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,  teenage boy,  classroom,  cafe,  birthday,  tears,  book,  letter,  secret,  drink,  camera,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  crying,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  singing,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  sex

Easy A (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

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

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Brooklyn (2015)
Drama, Romance

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

2 Days In Paris (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

2 Days In Paris (2007)

2 Jours - 2 Days follows two days in the relationship of a New York based couple - a French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack - as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking a vacation in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn't really work out, - they both came down with gastroenteritis. They have higher hopes for Paris. But the combination of Marion's overbearing non-English-speaking parents, flirtatious ex-boyfriends, and Jack's obsession with photographing every famous Parisian tombstone and conviction that French condoms are too small, only adds fuel to the fire. Will they be able to salvage their relationship? Will they ever have sex again? Or will they merely manage to perfect the art of arguing? (Read More)

Themes:theft,  art,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:french,  jew,  jewish,  thief,  photographer,  dancer,  friend
Story:paris france,  dancing in the street,  eiffel tower paris,  woman with glasses,  montage,  cafe,  tears,  lie,  travel,  drink,  camera,  title directed by female,  crying,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  f rated,  sex,  kiss,  dog

Sing Street (2016) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Sing Street (2016)

This is the beginning of the eighties and everybody is moving to the beat of Pop music, as the brand-new concept of the music video appears on television for the first time. However, in Dublin, Conor, a teenager with a sensitive heart, is trying to deal with a tense family relationship, reconnect with his older brother while dealing with the hostile environment in his new public school. And then one day, he sees her. Tall, with long chestnut hair, a buttery complexion and big, dark eyes; an enigmatically beautiful girl standing in front of his school's gate, indolently observing people passing by. But who is she and how could a boy ever get noticed by such a distant girl? That's easy. He would form a band. Surprisingly, with every lyric Conor writes, the gap narrows and with every song he plays, her heart fills with affection. In the end, before a sea of opportunities lying ahead of them, what will the future hold for a brave love like this? This is why Sing Street (2016) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  drinking,  adultery,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:school,  bicycle
Characters:french,  dancer,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  friend,  teenager
Story:latin class,  teacher student relationship,  listening to music,  recording,  record player,  rock 'n' roll,  montage,  concert,  teenage boy,  sunglasses,  lie,  extramarital affair,  drink,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  song,  crying,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  two word title,  sex,  kiss

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Nine (2009)
Drama, Musical, Romance

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

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Drama, War

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (2008)

Young Bruno lives a wealthy lifestyle in prewar Germany along with his mother, elder sister, and SS Commandant father. The family relocates to the countryside where his father is assigned to take command a prison camp. A few days later, Bruno befriends another youth, strangely dressed in striped pajamas, named Shmuel who lives behind an electrified fence. Bruno will soon find out that he is not permitted to befriend his new friend as he is a Jew, and that the neighboring yard is actually a prison camp for Jews awaiting extermination. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:kitchen,  bicycle,  cemetery
Characters:jew,  jewish,  dancer,  boy,  singer,  children,  friend
Story:naivety,  boredom,  handshake,  anti semitism,  reading,  neighbor,  tears,  lie,  book,  secret,  undressing,  rain,  song,  crying,  singing,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  dog

Miss Potter (2006)
Biography, Drama

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

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Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
Drama, Mystery

Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009)

From July, 1913 to the outbreak of World War I, a series of incidents take place in a German village. A horse trips on a wire and throws the rider; a woman falls to her death through rotted planks; the local baron's son is hung upside down in a mill; parents slap and bully their children; a man is cruel to his long-suffering lover; another sexually abuses his daughter. People disappear. A callow teacher, who courts a nanny in the baron's household, narrates the story and tries to investigate the connections among these accidents and crimes. What is foreshadowed? Are the children holy innocents? God may be in His heaven, but all is not right with the world; the center cannot hold. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  drinking
Locations:bicycle,  snow,  school
Characters:dancer,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  children,  teenager
Story:teacher student relationship,  school teacher,  class differences,  hand kissing,  schoolboy,  17 year old,  first kiss,  snowing,  innocence,  gossip,  schoolgirl,  older man younger woman relationship,  virgin,  marriage proposal,  pain,  teenage boy,  classroom,  tears,  drink,  crying,  teenage girl,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  sex,  kiss

Le Violon Rouge (1998)
Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance

Le Violon Rouge (1998)

In present day Montreal, a famous Nicolo Bussotti violin, known as "the red violin," is being auctioned off. During the auction, we flash back to the creation of the violin in 17th century Italy, and follow the violin as it makes its way through an 18th century Austrian monastery, a violinist in 19th century Oxford, China during the Cultural Revolution, and back to Montreal, where a collector tries to establish the identity and the secrets of "the red violin." This is why Le Violon Rouge (1998) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009). (Read More)

Themes:theft,  seduction
Locations:cemetery,  snow
Characters:french,  thief,  teacher
Story:oxford university,  teacher student relationship,  oxford,  auction,  violinist,  orchestra,  violin,  classical music,  concert,  letter,  secret,  rain,  pregnancy,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  sex

Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

The true story of London's most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  theft,  drinking,  money
Locations:nightclub,  cemetery,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:photographer,  dancer,  singer
Period:1960s
Story:birthday present,  london england,  west end london,  hula hoop,  sports car,  snowing,  cigarette lighter,  innocence,  tea,  pub,  flowers,  umbrella,  champagne,  marriage proposal,  pain,  birthday,  lie,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  mirror,  rain,  song,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

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I'm Not There. (2007)
Biography, Drama, Music

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)

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

New York, I Love You (2008) is one of the best movies like An Education (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

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 encounters with a young bellhop. VIII. In brown skinned Dante and white skinned young adolescent Teya spending time together in a park, most outsiders see a manny and his charge, not realizing the true nature of Dante and Teya's relationship. IX. In questioning why one of her elderly Eastern European customers chose her as the wanted subject for his next painting, a young Chinese herbalist may be inspired to create some art of her own. X. Anna, who meets Alex by chance on the street each going about their individual business, asks him a question, she having an ulterior motive while expecting a totally different reaction from him contrary to her motive... maybe. XI. Abe and Mitzie are spending their 63rd wedding anniversary together, not always harmoniously. Interspersed between these eleven vignettes are even shorter ones, often tying together to another or to one of the eleven primary ones in some manner. (Read More)

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

Doubt (2008)
Drama, Mystery

Doubt (2008)

It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the school's strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear-based discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James, a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequences. (Read More)

Locations:school,  bicycle,  snow
Characters:student,  dancer,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  children
Period:1960s
Story:dance class,  teacher student relationship,  school uniform,  teasing,  cigarette lighter,  innocence,  gossip,  woman with glasses,  recording,  tea,  record player,  class,  gift,  umbrella,  classroom,  tears,  lie,  mirror,  rain,  song,  crying,  singing,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  f rated

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