Movies like George Washington

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George Washington (2000)
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George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a member of the group dies. Narrated by one of the children, the film follows the kids as they struggle to balance their own ambitions and relationships against a tragic lie.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, meditative, cerebral, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, coming of age, redemption, youth, friendship, teenage life, kids in trouble, children, hopes, society, social relations, life is a bitch, friends, adolescence, death, garbage dump, trespassing, sparkler, play fight, teenage superhero, baptism, death of boy, swimming in underwear, fire alarm, hunger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about coming of age, friendship, small town, youth, family relations, hopes and small town life mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like George Washington: Palo Alto (2013), All the Real Girls (2003), The Spitfire Grill (1996), King Jack (2015), Dog Days of Summer (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, coming of age, teenager, soccer, youth, adolescence, small town, drugs/alcohol, depression, sport, teenage sexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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All the Real Girls (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, best friend, womanizer, friendship, romance, virginity, mechanic, regret, coming of age, love affair, virgin, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, southern usa, california
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87%
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, prison, friendship, redemption, church, self discovery, false accusation, couples, social relations, friends, gays and lesbians, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, ohio, new england, kentucky
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80%
 7.0
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King Jack (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger cousin comes to stay with him, the hardened ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: small town, coming of age, teenage boy, friendship, adventure, youth, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, crimes, rivalry, friends, baseball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Dog Days of Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious drifter lures two boys into uncovering the secrets of a sleepy southern town.
Style: offbeat, serious, touching, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: small town, coming of age, small town life, youth, social relations, friendship, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, infidelity, neo noir, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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66%
Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy and his older brother Eric live in the midst of vast remote forests. The death of their friend pushes them close to the edge. Eric doesn’t know how to channel his energy. All at once, nature’s vastness feels stifling.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dealing with death, innocence lost, in the woods, siblings relations, haunted by the past, teenage life, youth, family relations, human nature, river ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, friendship, urban, neglect, working class, runaway, teenage life, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Dynamiter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: small town, coming of age, innocence lost, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, small town life, teenage life, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Farewell to Harry (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A down-and-out writer, Nick Sennet, runs into Harry, a man that, legend has it, died long ago. Together they attempt to revitalize a defunct factory as well as their lives.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: factory, small town, redemption, friendship, single parent, starting over, theater, human nature, americana, small town life, hopes, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: realistic, touching, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, hospital, adoption, loss of son, vengeance, innocence lost, suburbs, twins, parents and children, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: farm, friendship, coming of age, youth, self discovery, teenage life, hopes, tobacco, tape recorder, memory, smoking, brunette ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Joe (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The rough-hewn boss of a lumber crew courts trouble when he steps in to protect the youngest member of his team from an abusive father.
Style: touching, captivating, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, child abuse, friendship, hopes, friends, buddies, down on your luck, alcoholic, teenager, murder, pedophilia, snake ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, human nature, small town, redemption, romance, parents and children, hopes, family relations, single parent, legal action, starting over, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Main Street (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From the once thriving tobacco warehouses, to the current run-down and closed shops of Five Points, a diverse group of residents and their respective life changes when outsider Gus Leroy brings something new and potentially dangerous into their ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: mysterious character, intrigue, small town, introspection, small town life, estrangement, dishonesty, social relations, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: pregnancy, small town, coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, youth, couples, social relations, clergy, social misfits, sexual abuse, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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55%
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Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, taxi, taxi driver, suicidal, aging, interracial relations, multiculturalism, immigrants, social differences, elderly, hopes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Singer is a deaf-mute whose small world brings him in contact with a young girl, Mick, who cherishes a seemingly hopeless dream of becoming a concert pianist. At first hostile, Mick soon becomes friends with Singer, hoping to enlarge his small ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: deafness, racism, coming of age, mute or deaf, friendship, deaf, small town, isolation, small town life, disability, americana, hopes ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Steal Me (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chasing his wayward mother to Montana, fifteen year old Jake finds the picture perfect Tucker family instead who photoshop him into their lives, despite his questionable past. Too bad Jake can not stop himself from stealing, being seduced by the ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, small town, chase, forbidden love, love affair, parents and children, suburbs, siblings relations, midlife crisis, teenage life, kids in trouble, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Ratcatcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Gillespie is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: canal, neighbor, coming of age, drowning, mouse, realism, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto, youth, family relations, parents and children, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
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The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: coming of age, homosexuality, christian, single parent, introspection, small town, self discovery, small town life, teenage life, friends, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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52%
 7.0
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Towelhead (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sexual, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gulf war, small town, racism, sexual abuse, first love, neighbor, pedophilia, menstruation, child abuse, lebanese, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1991
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
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51%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, friendship, stripper, young lovers, romance, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, coming of age, opposites attract, human nature, introspection, parents and children ...
Place: nebraska, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, racism, haunted by the past, small town, domestic violence, civil rights, african american, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Cook County (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, parents and children, small town, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Broken Roads (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Broken Roads is a contrasted portrait of life, dealing with loss, a journey of rediscovery & the hills climbed which forever change us.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, small town, small town life, teenage life, estrangement, youth, death, love, family tragedy, coming of age, loss
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado
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48%
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, single parent, destructive relationship, high school, small town life, teenage life, society, family relations, parents and children, pregnancy, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mentally challenged, small town, friendship, murder, death threat, father figure, autism, gay slur, homosexual, redemption, human nature, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, small town, false accusation, racism, interracial relations, discrimination, coming of age, society, youth, life is a bitch, friends, opposites attract ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Chop Shop (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alejandro, a tough and ambitious Latino street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, young Alejandro struggles ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, urban ghetto, siblings relations, working class, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, youth, family relations, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, revenge, bondage, infidelity, love and romance, parent child relationship, romance, youth, betrayal, couples, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
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46%
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