Movies like A Reason to Believe

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A Reason to Believe (1995)
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A Reason to Believe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sorority gal Charlotte's innocence is lost after she is raped during a frat party. Confused, terrified and shunned by her peers, she finds solace and the courage to confront her attacker after she is befriended by the leader of a campus women's group.
Style: sincere, sexy, thought provoking, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, disturbing, sexual
Plot: friendship, college, rape, strong sexual content, youth, betrayal, friends, feminism, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, student life, sexual relations, injustice, couples, self discovery, society, loss of virginity, animal life, siblings relations, college life, looking for sex, sexual harassment, wild party, frat party, party ...
Time: 90s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to A Reason to Believe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexual and sexy films with plots about youth, friendship, college, society, friends, life is a bitch and couples mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Reason to Believe: She Cried No (1996), Kids (1995), The Last Year (2002), Harrad Summer (1974), Octavia (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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She Cried No (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A college freshman is date-raped and tries to press charges.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, womanizer, couples, power relations, small town, student life, small town life, sexual relations, college life, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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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, puberty, strong sexual content, virginity, coming of age, innocence lost, first sex, street kid, urban ghetto life, youth, nihilism, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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100%
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The Last Year (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Paul's homosexual affair at Bible College with a new student named Alex sets tongues wagging, mostly with un-Christian reactions. The dean, himself a closet case, threatens to expel Paul, and the football jocks have their eye on Alex. The ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, incest, gays and lesbians, couples, teenage love, love affair, friendship, love and romance, youth, gender, injustice, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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Harrad Summer (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stanley, Harry, Sheila and Beth, four students from the 'free sex' Harrad College, spend the summer together to meet their families.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: college, loss of virginity, young lovers, gender, lifestyle, youth, society, friendship, college life, love triangle, student life, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s
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Octavia (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everybody has a little murder in their heart... somewhere.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, captivity, friendship, friends, family relations, confined, life is a bitch, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: 80s
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38%
A Small Circle of Friends (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the late 1960s, three Harvard students Jessica (Karen Allen), Leo (Brad Davis) and Nick (Jameson Parker) grow close as they undergo personal changes, but their friendship is jeopardized by romantic feelings both men develop for Jessica.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, touching, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, college life, lottery, couples, dull life, friends, youth, lifestyle, chase, love and romance, coming of age, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: asia, vietnam
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36%
Between Something & Nothing (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: BETWEEN SOMETHING & NOTHING is based on filmmaker Todd Verow’s experiences at Rhode Island School of Design. After being accepted into a prestigious New England art school, sexy small-town JOE and townie mastermind JENNIFER quickly join ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: gay, sexual relations, college, dangerous attraction, self discovery, youth, lifestyle, friendship, student life, social misfits, prostitute, art school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island
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32%
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InSearchOf (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sex is why we're all here. Power. Love. Sex. We're all looking for something. Ten characters each of whose lust sends them on a journey of discovery - sometimes decadent - spearhead the narrative threads in this unconventional American ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sexy, sexual
Plot: infidelity, womanizer, couples, dishonesty, life is a bitch, looking for sex, sexual relations, male female relationship, adultery, anal rape, sexual content, forced abortion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: College student Charlie Banks has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspense
Plot: college, coming of age, haunted by the past, college life, moral dilemma, buddies, youth, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, roommate, friendship, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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31%
Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This MTV film dramatizes the horrific hate-crime killing of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard (Cy Carter) in Wyoming. In 1998, Shepard, a gay college student, was savagely beaten by Russell Henderson (Ian Somerhalder) and Aaron McKinney (Brendan ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hate crime, murder, youth, social decay, crimes, life is a bitch, society, gay slur, graphic violence, injustice, college, coming out ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
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30%
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Twenty-One (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Katie is a free spirited independently minded 21-year-old. The film follows her as she reflects on the men in her life. Along the way we meet her drug addict boyfriend Bobby, her lover Jack, close friend Baldy, and her father.
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: graphic violence, friends, couples, parents and children, infidelity, self discovery, sexual relations, strong sexual content, twentysomething life, love affair, nudity (full frontal - brief), hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, london
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30%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, child rape, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, family in crisis, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 90s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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30%
The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A promising track star, 18 year old Jesse Brenner struggles with binge drinking during her freshman year of college.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: college, family relations, lifestyle, youth, life is a bitch, best friends, college life, parents and children, alcohol abuse, underage drinking, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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30%
Sexual Dependency (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A poor girl, a rich stud, a university student and a model -- nothing in common, except the desire to experience true intimacy. Their stories unfold and overlap as each becomes victim to their own sexual dependencies, self-perceptions and illusions. ...
Style: erotic, psychological, serious, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sexual relations, sex education, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, human nature, teenage life, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, gender, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bolivia, south america, latin america
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It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, coming of age, self discovery, best friends, youth, friendship, wooing, teenage girl, sexuality, unsupportive friend, sex scene, first sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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28%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, religions or cults, family relations, mysterious character, youth, parents and children, friendship, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Heart of Dixie (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, interracial relations, college, coming of age, discrimination, siblings relations, college life, bittersweet, society, opposites attract, lifestyle, media ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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27%
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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, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, neorealism ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, against the odds, musician's life, lifestyle, working class, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth, music band ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, australia
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27%
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A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, sexual, touching, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, coming of age, world war two, student life, college, teenage life, boarding school life, love affair, school, college life, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: new england
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27%
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Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, ambition, friendship, college, university, manipulation, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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27%
She Fought Alone (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: All, including school administration and a friend, turn their backs on a girl who accused a classmate of rape.
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: high school, rape, innocence lost, american football, juvenile delinquency, sexual abuse, teenage love, against the odds, rebellion, fighting the system, youth, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
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27%
Confessions of a Lap Dancer (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An erotic melodrama about the public and private lives of sex workers. Josie Hunter (aka Blake Pickett) co-starred in the role of Erica, a single mother who works a stripper, and sometimes as a prostitute to support her daughter. But when the threat ...
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, sexual relations, destructive relationship, parents and children, moral dilemma, injustice, family relations, couples, starting over, life is a bitch, prostitute, single parent ...
Time: 90s
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26%
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Bones (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The heart breaking coming of age story of four teens growing up in 1989 blue collar New York, and the bond that would tie them together for life.
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, friendship, coming of age, manslaughter, drug use, crime and punishment, society, chaos and mayhem, friends, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Young Gods (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Taavi,the enigmatic 18-year-old lead, has just inherited his long-deceased wealthy parents home and estate. It is high school graduation and Taavi's birthday, and after his fiends greet him au natural and are arrested, Taavi invites his friends ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: voyeurism, youth, coming of age, dangerous attraction, teenage life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, sexual relations, sexual abuse, looking for sex, betrayal, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Poison Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of college students are duped by a charming pathological liar.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, cynical, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, youth, friends, power relations, college life, betrayal, student life, college, teachers and students, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, student, mishap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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24%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey, california
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24%
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The Group (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Sidney Lumet's adaptation of the acclaimed Mary McCarthy novel. It's 1933, and eight young women are friends and members of the upper- class group at a private girl's school, about to graduate and start their own lives. The film ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, ambition, female friendship, college, self discovery, graduation, social differences, life is a bitch, best friends, gender, society ...
Time: 1930s
Place: new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Lap Dancing (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angie is having no luck auditioning for movies. She thinks about going back home, but her roommate Claudia convinces her to try working at the "gentleman's club" with her in order to gain more life experience. Angie hopes to be able ...
Style: sexy, realistic, erotic, serious, sexual
Plot: sexual relations, hollywood, self discovery, strong sexual content, fish out of water, unfulfillment, desire for fame, nudity (full frontal - brief), dancing, blindness, stripper, strip club ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
I Travel Alone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jarle Klepp is a 25-year-old student of literature with a passion for Adorno, Proust and grown-up women - and definitely not Tamagochi's, Lady Di and small kids. The news that he is the father of a seven year old girl - and that she will come ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, youth, friends, society, couples, student life, twentysomething life, student
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Is There Life Out There? (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lily Marshall (McEntire) has a loving, supportive husband, two great kids and an unfulfilled dream: to return to college and get the degree she always wanted. "Is there life beyond her family and home?", Lily wonders. The hole in ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, school, terminal illness, college, college life, family life, human nature, couples, family relations, hopes, youth, starting over ...
Time: 90s
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23%