Movies like Newcastle

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Newcastle (2008)
 6.1
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Newcastle (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 17-year old Jesse lives in the shadow of his older brother Victor's failure to become surfing's Next Big Thing. Even when he's in his natural habitat of magnificent surf breaks, his blue-collar future is brought home by the coal barges that constantly line his horizon. Jesse has the natural skills to surf his way out of this reality and onto the international circuit but can he overcome his equally natural ability to sabotage himself? A momentous weekend away with his mates that includes first love and tragedy leads him to discover what's really important, and also to the performance of a lifetime.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, light, sexual, feel good, sexy
Plot: family relations, friendship, youth, lifestyle, rivalry, surfing, teenage love, twins, teenage life, brother brother relationship, contests and competitions, ocean, accidental death, grandfather grandson relationship, love and romance, buddies, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, coming of age, working class, gay teenager, best friends, friends, ambition, homecoming ...
Time: future
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Newcastle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexy films with plots about youth, friends, friendship, teenage life, family relations, love and romance and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Romance and Sport genres. Some movies like Newcastle: Blue Crush 2 (2011), Tan Lines (2005), Blue Crush (2002), Drift (2013), My Brother's Keeper (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blue Crush 2 (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Haunted by the memory of her deceased mother, Dana leaves Malibu behind and heads to South Africa to fulfill her mother's dream of surfing Jefferys Bay.
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, ocean, surfer, friendship, beach, teenage life, lifestyle, ambition, disorder, hopes, love and romance, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, beverly hills, africa
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100%
 5.3
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Tan Lines (2005)
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.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, coming of age, ocean, coming out, brother, homosexuality, self discovery, teenage life, teenage love, sexual relations, friendship, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
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Blue Crush (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with ...
Style: feel good, serious, intense, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: surfing, female athlete, friendship, sport, romance, teenage life, fall in love, ambition, lifestyle, young lovers, social differences, ocean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 5K
Drift (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: surfing, friendship, sport, family business, family relations, brother brother relationship, biker, rivalry, society, siblings relations, workplace, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
My Brother's Keeper (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Identical twin brothers Lou and Eric plan to compete together in the National Rowing Championships. But when Eric leaves their small town to attend an Ivy League University, the brother's bond is torn apart.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: twins, university, ambition, follow your dream, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, love and romance, contests and competitions, youth, lifestyle, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
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Local Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On Skeet’s twelfth birthday his older brother Randy buys him his first surfboard. Suddenly his summer turns to the endless search for the perfect wave, wild times and beach parties and eventually, finding his own daring adventures when Randy’s ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: surfing, gang, friendship, best friends, romance, lifestyle, youth, family relations, teenage life, love triangle, teenage love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, friends, couples, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Australian Rules (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Friends Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are on the same soccer team in their coastal Australian town. But to local racists, they're a world apart: Gary is white and Dumby is an Aborigine. This becomes an issue when one ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, racism, family relations, small town, teenage life, romance, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, love affair, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Vacationland (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Filmmaker Todd Verow revisits his own youth for his latest work. The film's main character is Joe, who, like the director, grew up in Bangor in Maine. Joe, an 18 year old high school senior who longs to move away from poor white trash roots and ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming out, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, misfit, haunted by the past, self discovery, lgbt teen, crush, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Home of the Giants (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story about basketball and befriending. Gar is a High School journalist who, while covering the team to the state championship, is best friends with the teams' main "Star" Matt Dunbar. Matt's older brother persuades him to ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, sport, teenage life, athlete's life, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, basketball, teenager, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 10K
Water Lilies (2007)
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: psychological, serious, realistic, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, loss of virginity, teenage sexuality, masturbation, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, unfulfilled love, youth, teenager ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 1K
Harry + Max (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two brothers, 23 and 16, who are both teen idols, come to terms with their dysfunctional family past and deep affection for each other.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: gay, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, sexual relations, teenage life, gender, romance, lifestyle, family relations, incest, alcohol abuse, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
You'll Get Over It (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
TV show
Story: When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.
Style: sincere, touching, sexual, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, love and romance, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, gay, lifestyle, coming out, gay slur ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
All You've Got (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two Southern California volleyball teams determined to prove their superiority on the court find out that they're not as different as they previously thought after tragedy strikes close to home in director Neema Barnette's affectionate ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: volleyball, high school, teenage life, rivalry, teenage love, ambition, athlete's life, lifestyle, youth, sport, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.3
 4K
Supercross (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Faced with the suspicious death of their father, two brothers must motivate one another to get back on their bikes and take the Las Vegas Motocross Championships by storm.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, saga
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, against the odds, ambition, athlete's life, sport, rising to stardom, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ego clash, human spirit, relationship vs career, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 2K
North Shore (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On a small stretch of coastline as powerful as a man's will, Rick Kane came to surf the big waves. He found a woman who would show him how to survive, and a challenge unlike any other.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, nostalgic, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, youth, friendship, sport, coming of age, rebelliousness, teenage life, fish out of water, family relations, friends, ambition, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: hawaii, arizona, usa, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.7
 1K
Going Greek (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Loner freshman Jake Taylor is forced to join the wildest fraternity on campus when the frat brothers refuse to accept his geeky cousin/roommate unless Jake agrees to pledge with him. As the semester progresses, Jake struggles to maintain his grades ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, touching, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: college, teenage life, siblings relations, teenage love, college life, power relations, opposites attract, underdog, youth, romance, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense
Plot: female boxer, rivalry, family relations, ambition, athlete's life, friendship, parents and children, youth, family life, hopes, teenage life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Beyond the Break (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Beyond the Break is an American drama series set in Hawaii, that debuted on The N in June 2006.
Style: realistic, touching, sexy, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, friendship, rise to the top, ambition, teenage love, lifestyle, youth, overcoming, rivalry, contests and competitions, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 21K
Shelter (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach ...
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexual, gay romance, best friends, grownups, gay teenager, homosexuality, first gay sexual experience, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Normal Adolescent Behavior (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: High school student Wendy has an odd relationship with her five friends: They're openly sexual with each other, swapping partners every week. But this is all thrown into turmoil when she meets Sean, a new student in school who has a crush on ...
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, high school life, coming of age, humiliation, friendship, sex, love and romance, best friends, strong sexual content, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Stealing Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Billy Wyatt (Harmon), a former high school and minor-league baseball baseball player receives a telephone call from his mother revealing that his former child-sitter, and later in his teens, his first love, Katie Chandler (Foster), has died. Wyatt ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, suicide, bittersweet, aging, love, fall in love, self discovery, friends, prom, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 1960s, 50s, 60s
Place: philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 7K
Jump In! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, sport, rivalry, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 5.0
 910
Cupid's Balls (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Swedish Lucas moves from Stockholm to a small Norwegian town, and immediately falls in love with Susanne, the goal keeper of the local girls' soccer team. He becomes axquanted with the overweight, sex-fixated son of the coach. With him as a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, sport team, fall in love, gain trust, social relations, village, ambition, youth, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 2.1
 5K
Surf School (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rag-tag bunch of seniors, complete outsiders at their surf-crazed Laguna Beach High School, decide to crash the biggest team surf contest. In order to prevail, however, they must do one important thing...learn to surf! We're taking your ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, high school, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, youth, rivalry, buddies, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 914
Switch (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mikkel (17) lives a good life in Oslo were he has heaps of friends. When his mother gets a new job, Mikkel has to move to a small town and start all over. Here, snowboard is the big thing and to be accepted by the new kids, Mikkel has to go into ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, family relations, rivalry, love and romance, youth, contests and competitions, fall in love, sport, village, snowboard, contest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 12K
Boys (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: gay, gay teenager, friendship, teenage love, gay love, gay romance, fall in love, teen angst, teenage life, gay relationship, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 2K
Rock Haven (2007)
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: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, gay love, gay, gay relationship, christianity, beach, gay teenager, family relations, friendship, church, forbidden love, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, teenage love, school, love and romance, youth, family relations, best friends, friends, parents and children, high school life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
All the Right Moves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could ...
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, ambition, college, american football, small town, friendship, youth, locker room, coach, sport, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%