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Ripe (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When their abusive parents are killed in a car crash, twin sisters Rosie and Violet vow to run away to Kentucky in search of a better life. While on the road, the girls meet up with Pete, a drifter working as a grounds keeper on a derelict army base, who takes them in. While Violet falls for him, Rosie becomes increasingly angry and hostile, and the sisters' childhood bond is eventually destroyed forever.
Style: disturbing, serious, sexual, psychological, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, orphan, voyeurism, soldier, family life, elderly lovers, innocence lost, self discovery, siblings relations, teenage life, when the parents are away, youth, family relations, twins, on the run, dangerous attraction, military life, life is a bitch, love and romance, military, couples, fraternal twins, bored housewife, statutory rape ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about coming of age, family relations, youth, love and romance, couples, teenage life and kiss mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Ripe: Crutch (2004), Only the Brave (1994), Gas, Food Lodging (1992), Personal Velocity (2002), Somersault (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.5
 609
Crutch (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, CRUTCH is a coming-of-age tale about a young man's struggle with family problems and substance abuse. Behind a facade of suburban middle class perfection, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: coming of age, drug abuse, coming out, dysfunctional family, suburbs, dangerous attraction, addiction, alcohol abuse, family in crisis, suburban life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Only the Brave (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Alex is in love with her best friend, Vicki, her mother has dissapeared and she sets fire to things in her spare time. Vicki comes from an abusive home and wants Alex to run away with her. Alex is a bit of a nerd and a teachers pet, so takes ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, friendship, gays and lesbians, social misfits, drug abuse, gender, life is a bitch, youth, mentally unstable, self discovery, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, waitress, single mother, desert, parents and children, teenage life, parent child relationship, teenage daughter, sibling relationship, unwanted pregnancy, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, hitchhiker, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, starting over, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, norway, new york state, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 6.8
 7K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples, friendship, couple relations, teenager, fall in love, gas station, resort ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.4
 1K
Bilitis (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, coming of age, kiss, virgin, voyeurism, strong sexual content, self discovery, sexual relations, love and romance, romance, youth, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, french riviera, saint tropez, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Eban and Charley (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 29-year-old Eban has retreated home to his parent's house in Seaside Oregon after the dissolution of his teaching job in Seattle. There he courts 15-year-old Charlie and eventually the two start a sexual relationship. As the age of consent in ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: beach, gay relationship, friendship, elderly lovers, romance, gays and lesbians, rape, parent child relationship, forbidden love, sexual relations, adoption, coming out ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, seattle, usa, florida, denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, coming of age, journal, human nature, romance, urban, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 7.4
 4K
To Our Loves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family's dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She's 16, and men ...
Style: serious, gloomy, sexual, realistic, psychological
Plot: looking for sex, coming of age, infidelity, self discovery, love, teenage life, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 1K
Rain (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Janey is on vacation with her brother, Jim, mother, Kate, and father Ed, at their beach house on the Mahurangi Peninsual in New Zealand. Ed and Kate, who are on the verge of divorce, sit around in the back yard all day drinking whiskey and Janey and ...
Style: bleak, sexual, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, romance, innocence lost, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new zealand, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: psychiatrist, island, twin sister, extramarital affair, american football, dysfunctional family, self discovery, haunted by the past, romance, poet, domestic violence, football ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 2K
Dandelion (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason meets Danny, a sensitive and troubled girl, and their tender ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: teenage love, small town, dysfunctional family, coming of age, friendship, young heroes, young lovers, romance, factory, innocence lost, family in crisis, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: sexual, serious, bleak, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: high school, high school life, basketball, humiliation, sex, lust, teenager, friendship, teenage love, coming of age, drugs/alcohol, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 1K
Carried Away (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on Jim Harrison's book, "Farmer". 47-year-old Joseph Svenden lives on the family farm with his dying mother and teaches at a two room schoolhouse with Rosealee, his lover and his best friend's widow. Joseph, who lacks a ...
Style: sexual, serious, gloomy, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, farm, school, human nature, romance, self discovery, secret, attraction, passion, widow, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: talky, realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, coming of age, obsession, dysfunctional marriage, romance, small town, gas station, rich and poor, siblings relations, sibling relationship, new love, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Journey of Jared Price (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "The Journey of Jared Price" is a gay-themed coming-of-age 2000 film written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black. Black won the Oscar award for Best Original Screenplay for "Milk". The Journey of ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming of age, fall in love, hollywood, small town, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, teenage life, gender, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, touching ...
Plot: sexual abuse, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, parents and children, coming of age, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, youth, couples, family problems, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Toilers and the Wayfarers (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Phillip and Dieter nearly suffocate hiding their sexual identity in the face of puritanical small town values. Joined by a mysterious German relative, the three misfits escape to the big city searching for a place to belong.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, rough ...
Plot: coming out, youth, runaway, coming of age, family life, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, small town, self discovery, urban, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Blue is a teenage girl who lives with her Jazz playing father Ham. Ham gets very sick and dies, and now Blue must support herself somehow. Elle, the headmistress at a brothel, talks her into living and working at her establishment. She decides to ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, rough
Plot: prostitute, brothel, addiction, on the road, coming of age, family life, destructive relationship, love affair, drug abuse, life is a bitch, fall in love, destiny ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Last Good Time (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reclusive aging widower struggling with tax problems has a complete change in his views of life as he has a chance encounter with a young woman who moves in with him briefly.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, elderly lovers, golden years, supportive spouse, romance, aging, self discovery, love affair, elderly, love and romance, couples, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suicidal, suburban life, teenage life, virginity, suicide attempt, first sex, youth, high school, coming of age, innocence lost, suicide, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: michigan, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 2K
Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, coming out, suburbs, romance, family life, gays and lesbians, prostitute, innocence lost, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 4K
Heavy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: seduction, waitress, jealousy, pizza, obesity, small town, parents and children, unfulfilled love, sexual fantasy, rejection, fast food restaurant, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.
Style: sexual, gloomy, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: drug abuse, innocence lost, self discovery, looking for love, urban, parents and children, sexual relations, nightlife, city life, couples, gays and lesbians, looking for sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Moonlight Whispers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Satsuki (Tsugumi) and Takuya (Kenji Mizuhashi) are high school students who meet at kendo practice, where they bash one another with wooden swords. They begin an awkward romance, but Takuya soon reveals a masochistic side to his desires. He has been ...
Style: serious, psychological, dark humor, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, bondage, s&m, fetishism, sadism, masochism, young love, high school student, sexual abuse, romance, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 250
The Doe Boy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Cherokee boy is a haemophiliac in a culture obsessed with blood identity.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquency, innocence lost, parents and children, kids in trouble, americana, society, youth, family relations, transsexual, human nature, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 782
Square Dance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, estranged family member, teenager, promiscuity, single parent, social misfits, young lovers, countryside, small town, starting over, innocence lost, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 9K
Fat Girl (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Elena is 15, beautiful and flirtatious. Her less confident sister, Anais, is 12, and constantly eats. On holiday, Elena meets a young Italian student who is determined to seduce her. Anais is forced to watch in silence, conspiring with the lovers, ...
Style: sexual, bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, rape, rapist, virginity, sexual abuse, rape victim, resort, dysfunctional family, suburbs, holiday, summer vacation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Member of the Wedding (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the last days leading up to her older brother's marriage, a young girl is forced to face realities and grow up quickly. A tender adaptation of Carson McCullers' classic play.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: coming of age, wedding, runaway, innocence lost, small town, family life, romance, youth, family relations, nanny, human nature, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, dealing with death, siblings relations, death in the family, coming of age, unfulfillment, family relations, starting over, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, last wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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