Movies like Gummo

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Gummo (1997)
 6.7
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Gummo (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Solomon and Tummler are two teenagers killing time in Xenia, Ohio, a small town that has never recovered from the tornado that ravaged the community in the 1970s.
Style: disturbing, bleak, controversial, rough, sincere, offbeat, serious, realistic, cynical, experimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, youth, tennis, dwarf, white trash, suburbs, tornado, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenage life, crimes, strong sexual content, freak, family relations, misfit, life is a bitch, graphic violence, realism, skating, juvenile delinquency, society, small town life, social misfits, suburban life, drugs/alcohol, social decay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, america

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Most similar movies to Gummo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, weird, humorous and stylized films with plots about society, youth, teenage life, family relations, storytelling, coming of age and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Gummo: Julien Donkey-Boy (1999), Ken Park (2002), Kids (1995), Palindromes (2004), Girls Town (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.
Style: disturbing, talky, psychological, contemplative, experimental ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, skating, family relations, pregnancy, misfit, dogma, family problems, mind game, society, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, alabama
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 5.9
 29K
Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: rough, sexual, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, underage sex, erection, teenage sex, sexual relations, incest, masturbation, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, coming of age, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 73K
Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underage sex, coming of age, puberty, strong sexual content, virginity, first sex, innocence lost, rape, street kid, urban ghetto life, youth, loss of virginity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
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Palindromes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, bleak, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, child abuse, runaway teen, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, family problems, parents and children, society, youth, life is a bitch, abortion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Girls Town (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four women, Patti, Emma, Angela, and Nicki are completing their last year of high school. Unfortunately for the group, one of their own, Nicki, unexpectedly commits suicide. The three remaining women, upon finding out that Nicki had been raped ...
Style: disturbing, touching, sincere, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school, women, teenage love, juvenile delinquency, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, human nature, family relations, feminism, suicide, domestic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 389
A Week Alone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maria is a girl in her early teens whose family lives in an upscale gated suburb. Maria's parents are going out of town for a week, and rather than leave her with relatives or hire a babysitter, Maria is put in charge of looking after her ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage life, social differences, family relations, family problems, mischievous children, crimes, society, youth, social misfits, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Trash Humpers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee.
Style: not serious, realistic, cynical, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: vandalism, prank, obsession, elderly, sexual harassment, aging, dirty old man, anti social, domestic disturbance, chaos, disorder, mutant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Permanent Vacation (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: surreal, semi serious, gloomy, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: misfit, drifter, jazz, family relations, couples, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, introspection, redemption, city life, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ball in the House (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Relative Evil (aka Ball in the House) - When JJ (Jonathan Tucker) returns home from rehab, he is greeted by a conniving family who are plotting to cash in on a life insurance policy before his 18th birthday
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, bleak, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, against the odds, going straight, kids in trouble, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, misfit, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 398
Turning Green (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. Displaced and depressed, he longs for a way to make it back to ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, overnight success, family relations, fall in love, getting home, youth, society, love and romance, hopes, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Six Ways to Sunday (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Norman Reedus stars as Harry Odum, a henpecked, 18-year-old momma's boy in Youngstown, Ohio, who -- with his violent temper -- impresses a local boss of the Jewish Mafia. Soon he's found his calling as a hit man alongside his crack addict ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, disturbing, intense, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, hitman, crimes, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, suburban life, criminal heroes, rise and fall, gangsters, depression, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 942
Star Maps (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can get his foot in the door in Hollywood.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, dysfunctional family, male prostitution, mental illness, coming of age, life is a bitch, youth, transsexual, prostitute, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, latin america, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, homecoming, coming of age, reunion, puppy love, fame, teenage rebellion, idol, celebrity, worship, small town, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Handle with Care (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The interlaced stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, cult film ...
Plot: small town, radio, parents and children, love triangle, small town life, radio show, family relations, couples, social relations, couple relations, artists and showbiz, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 466
Beautiful Ohio (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An entire family comes of age during the early 1970s.
Style: sentimental, clever, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: mathematics, coming of age, family relations, prodigy, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, teenage love, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, budapest hungary, cleveland ohio, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Trust (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After being thrown away from home, pregnant high school dropout Maria meets Matthew, a highly educated and extremely moody electronics repairman. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual admiration and trust.
Style: dark humor, talky, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, age difference, bittersweet, suburbs, self discovery, parents and children, opposites attract, misfit, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 30K
The Idiots (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, France, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their ...
Style: controversial, thought provoking, psychological, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: sex orgy, male nudity, explicit sex, mentally challenged, strong sexual content, orgy, sexual relations, prank, lifestyle, commune, sex scene, group sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, bleak, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, friendship, mistaken identity, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, youth, crimes, disorder, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.2
 2K
Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Comedy, 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, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, strong female presence, teenage life, small town life, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, custody, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
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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, suspense, realistic, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, haunted by the past, human nature, juvenile delinquency, nothing goes right, grudge, teenage life, social decay, society, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
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Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, realistic, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, drinking alcohol, drinking, bar, ice cream truck, alcohol, small town, unemployment, down on your luck, self discovery, human nature, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, internet, computers and web, parents and children, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 771
15: The Movie (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Singapore
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fast, frenetic, and furious best describe the story of five teenage boys all but abandoned by the system, estranged from any parents, and discarded by life in general. They build a world of there own in which gangs, drugs, fighting, body piercing, ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gang, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, drug smuggling, teenage life, hardcase students, misfit, urban ghetto, addiction, urban ghetto life, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: singapore, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Wassup Rockers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous ...
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friends, society, buddies, social differences, rock, punk, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, cultural difference, class differences, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
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Little Athens (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A day in Athens, Arizona, as teens and twenty-somethings navigate life without a compass. Jimmy has gambling debts and sees a chance to steal and sell a dead-man's stash of drugs. The corpse's cousin smells a rat. Jessica, who is ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: friendship, youth, eviction, kids in trouble, crime gone awry, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, vengeance, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 13K
Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, debate, teenage life, misfit, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, love and romance, fall in love, introspection, coming of age, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 13K
Pecker (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, absurd, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: art, photographer, lifestyle, ambition, social differences, misfit, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), stripper, satire, popularity, photograph ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, baltimore, usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 2K
Whiteboyz (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a virtually all-white Iowa town, Flip daydreams of being a hip-hop star, hanging with Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre. He practices in front of a mirror and with his two pals, James and Trevor. He talks Black slang, he dresses Black. He's also ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, slang, clever ...
Plot: hip hop, small town, friendship, follow your dream, teenage life, americana, culture clash, fish out of water, small town life, high school, high school life, farce ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: suspense, humorous, dark humor, cynical, depressing ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, eccentric family, family problems, addiction, life is a bitch, falling in love, fall in love, coming of age, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, chicago illinois, new jersey, manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, social differences, self discovery, parents and children, single parent, sex aid, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%