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: sexual, sincere, thought provoking, touching, sexy, serious, emotional, realistic, disturbing
Plot: college, friendship, rape, frat party, strong sexual content, youth, sexual relations, friends, betrayal, sexual abuse, injustice, life is a bitch, feminism, self discovery, student life, loss of virginity, society, couples, animal life, college life, siblings relations, looking for sex, sexual harassment, wild 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, sexy and sexual films with plots about youth, friendship, society, college, friends, life is a bitch and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Reason to Believe: She Cried No (1996), Kids (1995), Harrad Summer (1974), The Last Year (2002), Octavia (1982). 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: womanizer, college, school, deadly, youth, power relations, small town, small town life, parents and children, college life, friendship, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 72K
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, virginity, strong sexual content, first sex, innocence lost, urban ghetto life, street kid, youth, rape, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sincere, sexual, sexy, controversial, realistic ...
Plot: college, couple relations, culture clash, lifestyle, society, youth, love triangle, introspection, friendship, sexual relations, college life, student life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 354
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, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, gays and lesbians, gender, youth, love and romance, couples, love affair, friendship, teenage love, injustice, friends, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Octavia (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everybody has a little murder in their heart... somewhere.
Style: sexual, gloomy, touching, sexy, serious ...
Plot: disability, friends, family relations, life is a bitch, society, misfit, confined, youth, hopes, friendship, captivity, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: sincere, sexual, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, college life, dull life, lottery, couples, friends, graphic violence, college, fall in love, twentysomething life, student life, school ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Between Something & Nothing (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 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: college, self discovery, dangerous attraction, lifestyle, youth, friendship, student life, sexual relations, prostitute, social misfits, gay, art school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: infidelity, womanizer, looking for sex, sexual relations, couples, dishonesty, life is a bitch, male female relationship, adultery, sexual content, alcohol, sex in car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, controversial, serious ...
Plot: murder, youth, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, society, gay slur, hate crime, injustice, coming out, graphic violence, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, college life, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, youth, buddies, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, roommate, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: sexual, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friends, drugs/alcohol, sexual relations, twentysomething life, self discovery, love affair, parents and children, infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, profanity, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: college, family relations, lifestyle, youth, life is a bitch, best friends, college life, parents and children, alcohol abuse, underage drinking, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The '70s (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Four friends, fresh from tragedy at Kent Sate, graduate from college and begin their adult lives during the turbulent 1970s. But Dexter (Guy Torry), Eileen (Vinessa Shaw), Byron (Brad Rowe) and Christie (Amy Smart) find their paths are heading in ...
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, clever, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, fighting the system, disco, family relations, americana, siblings relations, lifestyle, youth, culture clash, graduation, feminism, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 8K
Foxfire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, teacher, youth, rebellion, tattoo, teenage girl, hostage, prison, coming of age, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: psychological, sincere, serious, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sexual relations, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, human nature, teenage life, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, gender, prostitute, sex education ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bolivia, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, child rape, life is a bitch, family in crisis, innocence lost, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, lifestyle, musician's life, against the odds, music band, life is a bitch, society, youth, hopes, working class ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, coming of age, self discovery, best friends, youth, friendship, wooing, teenage girl, sexuality, unsupportive friend, sex scene, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, sincere ...
Plot: teenage life, friendship, parents and children, religions or cults, family relations, youth, mysterious character, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: youth, voyeurism, coming of age, teenage life, dangerous attraction, lifestyle, life is a bitch, sexual relations, sexual abuse, looking for sex, betrayal, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: sexual, disturbing, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, coming of age, betrayal, boarding school life, school, student life, teenage life, friends, college, college life, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: serious, realistic, contemplative, thought provoking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, college, racism, coming of age, hopes, media, journalism, lifestyle, campus, injustice, bittersweet, discrimination ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 194
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: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, college, ambition, unfulfillment, manipulation, university, friendship, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, serious, realistic, sexy, touching ...
Plot: social misfits, single parent, life is a bitch, prostitute, dancer's life, family relations, society, misfit, moral dilemma, starting over, sexual relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 355
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, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age, friendship, drug use, manslaughter, crime and punishment, society, chaos and mayhem, friends, bong ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 5K
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, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 1K
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, social realism, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, ambition, female friendship, college, self discovery, graduation, best friends, romance, gender, society, reunion ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
My Heart Beats (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A poor and lonely English professor, Juri(37), decides to become a porn actor using a mask to hide behind, after she watches an unusual porn, featuring an old and fat woman. And she visits Myungsook, a porn producer, despite their separation of 10 ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), loss of virginity, introspection, couples, life is a bitch, filmmaking, sexual content, sexual relations, virgin, university, thirtysomething life, porn actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ 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, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, life turned upside down, youth, friends, couples, society, 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: 93 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: sincere, sentimental, touching, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, human nature, college, college life, terminal illness, hopes, youth, love and romance, school, starting over, family life, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%