Movies like George Washington

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George Washington (2000)
 7.4
 7K
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: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, touching, gloomy, serious, meditative, cerebral, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, coming of age, redemption, youth, friendship, friends, life is a bitch, hopes, society, kids in trouble, social relations, children, adolescence, death, teenage life, love, dog, dancing, thief, snake, pregnancy, cat, motorcycle, food, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo

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Most similar movies to George Washington

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and melancholic films with plots about friendship, coming of age, mentor, loneliness, runaway, youth and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like George Washington: Palo Alto (2013), Ratcatcher (1999), All the Real Girls (2003), The Spitfire Grill (1996), 12 and Holding (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 25K
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: teenage life, teenage sexuality, youth, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.5
 8K
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, stylized, realistic, rough ...
Plot: mouse, drowning, canal, neighbor, coming of age, realism, youth, dysfunctional family, misfit, society, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: realistic, talky, serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, womanizer, virginity, mechanic, regret, clown, best friend, coming of age, romance, friendship, buddies, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, southern usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, redemption, friendship, prison, false accusation, church, self discovery, dishonesty, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, new england, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, friendship, hospital, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, suburbs, death in the family, youth, haunted by the past, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.9
 42K
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, rough, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, redemption, friendship, teenager, hopes, murder, alcoholic, small town, 15 year old, life is a bitch, father son relationship, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: realistic, offbeat, touching, serious, surprise ending
Plot: small town, coming of age, youth, social relations, small town life, childhood, male female relationship, brother brother relationship, friendship between boys, church, husband wife relationship, tragedy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, small town, murder, curse, superstition, tavern, all black cast, menstruation, aunt niece relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 7.2
 2K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, single parent, self discovery, dealing with death, parents and children, siblings relations, hopes, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.4
 2K
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, thought provoking, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: small town, stripper, friendship, coming of age, dysfunctional family, social relations, family relations, human nature, young lovers, lifestyle, introspection, society ...
Place: nebraska, europe, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: small town, factory, redemption, friendship, small town life, human spirit, hopes, social relations, family relations, friends, starting over, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 28K
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, touching, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, women's prison, coming of age, murder, crimes, bad mother, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, family problems, fall in love, kids in trouble, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, urban ghetto, friends, urban, lifestyle, redemption, homeless, youth, urban ghetto life, hopes, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: atmospheric, bleak, serious, touching, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, innocence lost, human nature, teenage life, siblings relations, dealing with death, in the woods, haunted by the past, family relations, friendship between boys ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 75K
Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, tense, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, makeover, theft, peer pressure, addiction, friendship, marijuana, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency, teen angst, underage drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, first love, high school life, social misfits, shyness, adolescence, friends, coping, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 11K
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: realistic, gloomy, serious, sexual, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, gulf war, small town, child abuse, racism, lebanese, menstruation, neighbor, pedophilia, first love, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1991, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.9
 313K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, birthday, parenting, divorced parents, boy, high school, abusive husband, childhood, teenager, family, classmates ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.1
 728
Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, music band, musician's life, against the odds, social misfits, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, down on your luck, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 5K
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, touching, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, suicidal, taxi, taxi driver, immigrants, danger, passenger, regret, american dream, changing lives, interracial relations, blacks and whites ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.8
 9K
Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: small town, drowning, suicide, alibi, poacher, humiliation, coming of age, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Map of the World (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: School nurse Alice Goodwin lives with her husband and two daughters on a dairy farm in a small Wisconsin community. After an accident on her property involving a friend's child, the town turns against her and Alice finds herself fighting ...
Style: touching, gloomy, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, testimony, small town, false accusation, drowning, sexual abuse, small town life, crumbling marriage, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 7K
About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: talky, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, friends, unsupportive friend, college graduate, introspection, disagreement, twentysomething life, drugs/alcohol, depression, suicide attempt, wine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, road movie, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, prostitution, gay sex, homosexual, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, sexuality, on the road, alienation, prostitute, fainting, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, europe, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: talky, bleak, clever, psychological, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, hit and run, insurance, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, hopes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
 2K
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: tense, serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: estrangement, mysterious character, introspection, social relations, small town, hopes, intrigue, small town life, dishonesty
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his ...
Style: bleak, emotional, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, redemption, betrayal, lawyer, artist, snow, incest, loss of child, drowning, bus, lawsuit, car accident ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 633
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, sincere, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: farm, youth, self discovery, friendship, coming of age, hopes, teenage life, memory, smoking, brunette, cigarette smoking, tape recorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.
Style: bleak, touching, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: theft, pardon, kids in trouble, childhood, coming of age, responsibility, family relations, social problems, unlikely relationship, parents and children, goodhearted, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 503
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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, couples, teenage life, small town life, small town, clergy, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, social misfits, sexual abuse, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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