Movies like Desert Blue

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Desert Blue (1998)
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Desert Blue (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay on the map. They end up staying longer than expected because of an accident that spilled an unknown cola ingredient all over the highway. They spend the next few days with the various residents of the town which include a teenage girl who loves to blow things up and a boy trying to keep alive his fathers dream of building a beachside resort in the middle of the desert.
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, road movie, bad ending, sweet, romantic, cult film, clever, dramatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, small town, quarantine, friendship, fbi, fire, campfire, soda, ice cream cone, coming of age, teenage life, youth, friends, small town life, toxic, bomb, explosive, death, drinking alcohol, drinking, race, ufo, mountain, police, truck ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: california, usa, texas

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Most similar movies to Desert Blue

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic and visually appealing films with plots about friendship, youth, storytelling, coming of age, drinking, life philosophy and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Desert Blue: Hurricane Streets (1997), Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993), Just Like the Son (2006), Grandview, U.S.A. (1984), The Last Best Sunday (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hurricane Streets (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four close buddies who have a basement clubhouse; they ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, theft, prison, crimes, dysfunctional family, parents and children, street kid, kids in trouble, friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, alaska, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, desert, friendship, self discovery, love, highway, road trip, salesman, deaf man, buddies, romance, partners ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Just Like the Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A petty thief's mentoring of an apparent orphan takes a profound turn when he kidnaps the boy from a foster home and drives him cross-country to his sister's house in Texas.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, family relations, custody, adoption, on the road, reunion, introspection, redemption, hopes, petty criminal, road trip, foster home ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: humorous, captivating, touching, sentimental, offbeat ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, americana, love triangle, friendship, youth, society, family relations, fall in love, human nature, working class, grownups ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The Last Best Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Hispanic teenager hides out from the law in the home of a good-natured, but rebellious, Caucasian teenage girl after killing two rednecks whom beat him up and left him for dead, leading to a collision of cultures between the two youths.
Style: psychological, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: small town, forbidden love, interracial relations, racism, murder, social relations, teenage life, small town life, social differences, when the parents are away, vengeance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Foxes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
Style: gloomy, rough, realistic, serious, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, alcohol abuse, hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, graphic violence, family relations, friends, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, small town life, best friends, youth, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, couple relations, romance, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
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Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friends, friendship, family life, interracial relations, obsession, youth, family relations, social relations, small town, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: depressing, heartbreaking, psychological, emotional, sad ...
Plot: depression, sadness, family drama, loneliness, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, death, loss, nephew, house fire, funeral, hospital ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, college, anti war, weekend, protest, politics, buddies, hopes, youth, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, 60s
Place: new hampshire, usa, washington d.c., boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, hopes, false accusation, redemption, church, bittersweet, self discovery, friends, couples, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, new england, ohio, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, womanizer, lifestyle, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, couples, society ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, coming of age, teenage sexuality, adolescence, high school life, unfulfillment, youth, teenage girl, high school, loneliness, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: lifestyle, society, youth, teenage life, friendship, friends, innocence lost, high school life, coming of age, teenager, sexuality, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: desert, on the road, factory, love and romance, hopes, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, unemployment, small town, small town life, family in crisis, workplace romance ...
Time: 90s
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, coming out, youth, gay interest, campus, college, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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Boys Life 2 (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. In "Trevor", by Peggy Rajski, a teenager faces homophobia and falls in love for the first time. Tom DeCerchio directed "Nunzio's Second ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, anthology ...
Plot: gay, youth, coming out, gay interest, coming of age, high school, best friends, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, single parent, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa, canada, new jersey, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, women's prison, teenage life, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, foster home, parents and children, fall in love, custody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Zero Day (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: school shooting, vengeance, friendship, high school, murder, brutality, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, kids in trouble, youth, suicide, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, high school life, parents and children, down on your luck, teenage life, teachers and students, performer's life, love and romance, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, family relations, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, coming of age, accidental killing, teenager, family in crisis, death in the family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Reach the Rock (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A small town troublemaker (Alessandro Nivola), directionless and alienated, ends up spending a night in a jail cell, where he and the police chief (William Sadler) engage in a battle of wills and wit.
Style: humorous, realistic, suspense, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, human nature, haunted by the past, nothing goes right, juvenile delinquency, grudge, social decay, teenage life, society, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Paper Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, writers, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Carny (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tired of being a small-town waitress, Donna departs with the latest carnival show, living with entertainers Frankie and Patch in a tense, emotional triangle.
Style: realistic, semi serious, disturbing, gloomy, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: carnival, small town, youth, love and romance, parents and children, love triangle, siblings relations, cons and scams, teenage life, small town life, romance, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, california, canada, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hesher (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, dysfunctional character, loner, youth, arson, depression, stranger, bully, grief, rebelliousness, death in the family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Tex (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, juvenile delinquency, shooting, hitchhiker, small town, bittersweet, family, orphan, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, human nature, love affair, pregnancy, infidelity, couple relations, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Off the Map (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, emotional, intense ...
Plot: depression, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, youth, love and romance, family problems, family in crisis, desert, childhood, coming of age, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, boston, san diego california, albuquerque new mexico ...
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40%
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Body Shots (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Los Angeles club scene is a place of booze-fueled decadence and debauchery. In a night full of possibilities, eight 20-somethings take to the clubs seeking good times, companionship and maybe a little sex. But in the harsh light of the morning ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspense, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: nightclub, bar, party, youth, battle of the sexes, love and romance, wooing, looking for love, buddies, nightlife, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, americana, lovers reunited, pregnancy, reunion, unfulfillment, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, friendship, introspection, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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