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Degrassi: The Next Generation
Original name: Degrassi
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The life of a group of adolescents going through the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, gloomy, touching
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, school, parents and children, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, suburbs, teenage love, high school life, teenager, suburban life, teenage life, society, youth, family relations, gays and lesbians, interracial relations, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, eccentric family, pregnancy, racism, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Drama, Romance
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films and TV series with plots about youth, teenage life, love and romance, family relations, teenage love, coming of age and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Degrassi: The Next Generation: Degrassi High (1987), Blue Citrus Hearts (2003), Sugar (2004), Set Me Free (1999), The Truth About Jane (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Degrassi High
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Degrassi Junior High is a Canadian CBC Television teen drama series that was produced from 1987-1989 as part of the Degrassi series. The show followed the lives of a group of students attending the titular fictional school. Many episodes tackled ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Blue Citrus Hearts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A first love could quite possibly be the last for Sam, a Memphis teenager coming to terms with the romantic feelings he harbors for his best friend, Julian. Will the love he feels for this boy guide him through his struggles with his abusive father, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Sugar
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
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Time: contemporary
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Set Me Free
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale centered around Hannah, a young girl who is living a troubled family life. Set in 1963, Hannah develops a fascination with Jean-Luc Godard's then-recent film "Vivre sa vie". As she begins to model herself after ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
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Time: 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: canada, quebec, montreal
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The Truth About Jane
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: serious, talky, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
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Dawson's Creek
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Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, touching
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, intense, realistic, bleak ...
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My So-Called Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The life of a 15 year-old high school student, whose angst-ridden journey through adolescence, friendship, parents, and life teaches her what it means to grow up.
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere
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XXY
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Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, is living as a girl, but she and her family begin to wonder whether she's emotionally a boy when another teenager's sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, disturbing ...
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Tan Lines
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Cute teen Midget Hollow wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. When Midget's best friend's gay brother Cass arrives on the scene, the two quickly dive head first into a clandestine sea of sexual awakening.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, romantic, sentimental ...
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Hollyoaks
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, captivating
Audience: teens, teen drama
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Audience: teens
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90210
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 90210 revolves around several students at the fictional West Beverly Hills High School, including new Beverly Hills residents Annie Wilson and Dixon Wilson. Their father, Harry Wilson, has returned from Kansas to his Beverly Hills childhood home ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
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Water Lilies
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set during a sultry summer in a French suburb, Marie is desperate to join the local pool's synchronized swimming team, but is her interest solely for the sake of sport or for a chance to get close to Floriane, the bad girl of the team? Sciamma, ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, psychological
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Time: contemporary
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Gas, Food Lodging
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
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Fit
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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Graduate First
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 86 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
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Rock Haven
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The coastal California community of Rock Haven is the perfect place for cute eighteen-year-old Brady and his loving mother to begin a fresh start. Their mission: to spread the word of the Lord. But while roaming the beach one day, Brady meets ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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Neighbours
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera. It was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985. It was created by TV executive Reg Watson, who proposed the idea of making a show that focused on realistic stories and portrayed adults ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional
Plot: betrayal, bar, couple relations, infidelity, cafe, suburbs, parents and children, suburban life, fall in love, family life, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
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Time: 60s, 80s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: hawaii, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
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Innocent
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 17-year-old Eric follows his parents to immigrate to Canada and is thus forced to confront different emotional and cultural problems. He must not only adjust to the new environment, but also come to terms with his homosexuality. Standing at the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: disco, gays and lesbians, urban, immigrants, self discovery, coming out, teenage life, gender, lifestyle, youth, couples, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, hong kong, manhattan new york city
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System:   31%
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Daydream Nation
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Forced to move to a boring backwater town, a teenager embarks on affairs with a teacher and a stoner classmate.
Style: semi serious, offbeat, dark humor, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, small town, coming of age, sex, rock, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, adolescence, teenager, coming-of-age, teenagers, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, los angeles
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System:   30%
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