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Ripe (1996)
 3.9
 925
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: serious, disturbing, psychological, sexual, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, orphan, voyeurism, soldier, sexual abuse, 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, dancing, rape, thief ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa

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Most similar movies to Ripe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and touching films with plots about youth, kiss, sex, coming of age, love and romance, family relations and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ripe: Crutch (2004), Only the Brave (1994), Personal Velocity (2002), Carried Away (1996), Gas, Food Lodging (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 611
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: emotional, serious, 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: serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic, 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 ⇓
85%
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, harvard university, norway, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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, sexy, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: teacher, human nature, self discovery, infidelity, couples, farm, romance, attraction, secret, widow, passion, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, single mother, waitress, desert, parents and children, teenage life, parent child relationship, unwanted pregnancy, teenage daughter, sibling relationship, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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%
 7.4
 5K
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sexual, psychological
Plot: looking for sex, coming of age, infidelity, self discovery, love, teenage life, loveless marriage, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.0
 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: small town, dysfunctional family, teenage love, 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 ⇓
68%
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 7.0
 2K
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: sexual, bleak, 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 ⇓
66%
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, small town, coming of age, obsession, dysfunctional marriage, romance, gas station, rich and poor, siblings relations, sibling relationship, new love, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, american football, twin sister, extramarital affair, 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
 46K
Lolita (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: lolita, pedophile, forbidden love, obsession, older man young girl relationship, virginity, destructive relationship, lust, pedophilia, teenager, incest, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new england, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, sexual, realistic, bleak, humorous ...
Plot: high school, basketball, friendship, humiliation, lust, sex, teenager, teenage love, coming of age, high school life, innocence lost, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, rough, realistic
Plot: prostitute, brothel, addiction, coming of age, on the road, family life, destructive relationship, love affair, drug abuse, life is a bitch, fall in love, destiny ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1958
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 877
Red Dirt (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Red Dirt offers the story of a young man's search to belong in this sublime expression of love and reconciliation. At only twenty, Griffith is struggling with the responsibilities of caring for his unwell aunt, grieving the loss of their ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological
Plot: mental illness, opera, aunt nephew relationship, incest, cousin cousin relationship, drifter, agoraphobia, friendship, mentally unstable, coming of age, secrets, leaving home ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, montana, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, youth, high school, coming of age, suicide attempt, innocence lost, suicide, first sex, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: michigan, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 2K
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, sexy, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, kiss, virgin, self discovery, strong sexual content, coming of age, sexual relations, voyeurism, love and romance, romance, youth, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, french riviera, riviera, saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Niagara, Niagara (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Niagra, Niagra" begins quietly in a drugstore in Poughkeepsie, where Marcie, the film's disarming heroine, likes to shoplift. She literally crashes into Seth, a quiet outsider, also on a shoplifting spree. Marcie invites Seth to ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: on the road, police, pharmacist, doll, pharmacy, social misfits, couple relations, mental illness, disability, crimes, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, teenager, love and romance, youth, couples, friendship, gas station, romance, runaway teen, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 183
After the Rain (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, soldier, friendship, romance, love and romance, society, couples, friends, war paint, washing hands, soccer ball, storekeeper ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: beach, older man younger man relationship, gay relationship, friendship, elderly lovers, gays and lesbians, romance, parent child relationship, rape, seaside town, forbidden love, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, seattle, usa, florida, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 1K
Whirlygirl (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a run in with a hot exotic dancer one wintry night straight-laced prep school student James will find himself on the ride of his life. Risking his future he follows this mysterious woman to New York City - ditching school dodging cops and ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: party, high school, teenage love, dedicated educator, college, hardcase students, robbery, new love, follow your dream, teachers and students, school, boarding school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: cynical, serious, disturbing, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, guilt, high school, dysfunctional family, incest, trial, rape, americana, obsession, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, falsely accused ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 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 ⇓
52%
 7.0
 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: waitress, seduction, obesity, pizza, small town, parents and children, jealousy, unfulfilled love, rejection, fast food restaurant, sexual fantasy, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: sincere, serious, 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 ⇓
50%
 6.1
 817
Crooked Hearts (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The father of a family has a an affair. This affects every member of the family.
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, secret, infidelity, college, family life, family in crisis, parent child relationship, family problems, family relations, human nature, human spirit, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Hanging Garden (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: William, a once obese and troubled teen, goes back to his family's home after being gone, without word, for ten years and finds it (and his family) haunted with his past. He had moved to the city and become a fit, well-adjusted gay man, but ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, gay, coming of age, suicide, lgbt, gays and lesbians, youth, homecoming, hanging, drugs/alcohol, family life, unhappiness ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 12K
XXY (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, is living as a girl, but she and her family begin to wonder whether she's emotionally a boy when another teenager's sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual abuse, youth, teenage love, sexual exploration, gender, teenage life, life is a bitch, family in crisis, small town life, innocence lost, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay, argentina, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 997
36 fillette (1988)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lili, a pouty and voluptuous 14-year-old, is caravan camping with her family in Biarritz. She's self-aware and holds her own in a café conversation with a concert pianist she meets, but she has a wild streak and she's testing her powers ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, thought provoking
Plot: lolita, coming of age, virgin, sex, beach, fall in love, first time, ladykiller, puberty, nightclub, parent child relationship, age difference ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, southern france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%