Movies like Reach the Rock

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Reach the Rock (1998)
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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, biting
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, haunted by the past, human nature, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, society, grudge, nothing goes right, social decay, prison, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, uncle nephew relationship, vengeance, kids in trouble, youth, friends, battles, fighting the system, suburbs, small town life ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Reach the Rock

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about friendship, youth, coming of age, friends, teenage life, society and small town mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Reach the Rock: Turning Green (2005), Diggers (2006), Remember the Daze (2007), Going All the Way (1997), SubUrbia (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 390
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, youth, family relations, overnight success, fall in love, society, hopes, juvenile delinquency, love and romance, getting home, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
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95%
 6.3
 2K
Diggers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Diggers is a coming-of-age story directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers in 1976. Their fathers were clam diggers as well as ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, americana, social differences, social relations, love and romance, youth, save the day, family relations, father son relationship, coping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Remember the Daze (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the summer of 1999, a group of teenagers, through interconnected narratives, live through their last day of high school and prepare for the future. Holly, once the new girl in school, does whatever it takes to remain popular. Dawn, who is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, friends, nightlife, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, hardcase students, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Going All the Way (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Korean War--era veterans and ex-classmates "Gunner" Casselman and "Sonny" Burns reunite upon their return home. Gunner, who spent the war years abroad, is trying to convince his mother that his gal Marty is good enough for him, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: friendship, youth, love, love and romance, teenage love, looking for love, coming of age, homecoming, small town life, adolescence vs adulthood, marriage, male female relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.8
 9K
SubUrbia (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.
Style: talky, realistic, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, alcohol abuse, racism, interracial relations, lifestyle, youth, buddies, partners, friends, hanging, society, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 613
The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Plot: high school, culture clash, coming of age, friendship, school, high school life, looking for love, couples, teenage life, siblings relations, eccentric family, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 307
American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, parents and children, teenage life, friendship, society, misfit, hopes, youth, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, drug abuse, coming of age, crimes, youth, social decay, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, teachers and students, introspection, teenage love, friendship, teenage angst, youth, coming-of-age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.8
 548
Fat Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, social misfits, youth, eccentric family, teenage life, obsession, teachers and students, coming of age, family relations, small town, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Caterina in the Big City (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an ambient extremely divided politically.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: youth, obsession, social differences, fish out of water, friendship, teenage life, society, politics, lifestyle, human nature, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Crossing the Bridge (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A film about three high school friends who find their happy-go-lucky existence tarnished forever the instant they get embroiled in a drug-running scheme that goes awry. When things start getting messy, they rue the day they agreed to the venture; ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, sentimental
Plot: friendship, coming of age, lifestyle, society, youth, thirtysomething life, friends, parents and children, human nature, drug dealing, buddies, going straight ...
Time: 70s, 90s, year 1975
Place: detroit, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 1K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, parents and children, family life, prodigy, hopes, society, family problems, eccentric family, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Defying Gravity (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery in which her mother is laid to rest. She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker, an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration of a classic '60 cadillac hearse. Shore ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, misfit, youth, social misfits, on the run, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, mute or deaf, dealing with death, college dropout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 717
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, sincere, touching, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school, women, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, righting the wronged, human nature, life is a bitch, family relations, feminism, suicide, domestic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 253
The Flats (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Flats tells a cautionary tale of friendship and desire played out among a group of 20-somethings transitioning into adulthood. Main character Harper and his buddies make the most of their freedom prior to an impending court-ordered jail ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, youth, love and romance, human nature, unemployment, friendship, friendship between men, coming of age, friends, courtroom drama, siblings relations, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 199
Yellow (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight friends in Los Angeles spend their last evening together as they face graduation from high school and the onset of their adult lives. One of them gets in unexpected trouble when he loses a large sum of his dad's money. The friends rally ...
Style: stylized, humorous, rough, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, race against time, cons and scams, teenage life, culture clash, heist, high school, vigilantism, society, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 1K
Julian Po (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to kill himself.
Style: psychological, offbeat, humorous, touching, talky ...
Plot: small town, social relations, friends, dealing with death, misfit, society, clergy, small town life, friendship, on the road, human nature, suicidal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 928
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, crime gone awry, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, vengeance, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, contemplative, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, family relations, audition, hollywood, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, parents and children, small town life, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, internet, computers and web, parents and children, overprotective parent, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 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, not serious, humorous, slang, cynical ...
Plot: hip hop, small town, friendship, follow your dream, teenage life, americana, culture clash, fish out of water, crimes, misfit, teenage love, farce ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, eccentric family, teenage life, 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 ⇓
39%
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Last Day of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who's reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, vengeful fired employee, social misfits, confined, mentally unstable, crimes, introspection, friends, rivalry, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 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, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, single parent, parents and children, small town life, self discovery, eccentric family, siblings relations, custody, family life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two African-Americans and two Puerto-Ricans (though one pretends to be Italian) go out on the town on a Friday night. They will be forced to get to know each other, and even worst, learn to like each other as friends
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friends, friendship, interracial relations, subway, police, coming of age, buddies, twentysomething life, teenage life, urban ghetto life, racism, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Good Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about a mostly normal young man who makes the most out of fitting in when he obviously doesn't.
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, realistic
Plot: small town, fish out of water, small town life, family problems, hopes, sport team, athlete's life, youth, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, working class, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, suicide, estrangement, family relations, friendship, theatre director, crimes, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, texas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 112K
Ghost World (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, friendship, teenage life, adolescence, graduation, best friends, blues, youth, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 889
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, fall in love, best friends, youth, small town life, self discovery, couple relations, teenage love, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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