Movies like Smooth Talk

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Smooth Talk (1985)
 6.4
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Smooth Talk (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the short story, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been", by Joyce Carol Oates, this film chronicles a 15-year-old girl, Connie's, sexual awakening in the Northern California suburbs. Her experimenting begin to get out of hand when the mysterious Arnold Friend takes an interest in her.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, contemplative, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: coming of age, family relations, suburbs, small town, innocence lost, summer, sexual awakening, teenage life, teenage love, youth, sexual abuse, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, human nature, couples, small town life, death in the family, suburban life, single parent, gays and lesbians, homecoming, estrangement, social decay ...
Time: 80s

Most similar movies to Smooth Talk

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, youth, love and romance, coming of age, society, teenage life and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Smooth Talk: Square Dance (1987), Crutch (2004), A Common Thread (2004), That Night (1992), The Doe Boy (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, countryside, young love, estranged family member, teenager, social misfits, love and romance, hopes, bittersweet, small town life, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.2
 648
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: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: coming out, dysfunctional family, family relations, coming of age, drug abuse, rehabilitation, suburbs, social decay, teenage life, dangerous attraction, kids in trouble, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
A Common Thread (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: French drama, the debut film from writer-director Eléonore Faucher. Teenager Claire (Lola Naymark) discovers she is pregnant and decides to keep it a secret. Abandoning her dead-end supermarket job, she is taken on as an apprentice by couturiere ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, coming of age, pregnancy, small town, life is a bitch, friendship, embroidery, family problems, teenage life, youth, single parent, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.7
 3K
That Night (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about an eleven-year-old girl who idolizes her troubled sixteen-year-old neighbor.
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: bowling, coming of age, self discovery, high school, pregnancy, father, teenage girl, teen angst, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, suburban life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 7.0
 260
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: psychological, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, youth, society, dysfunctional family, human nature, homecoming, parents and children, americana, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, stepfather, single mother, teenage life, teenage love, family relations, love and romance, youth, parents and children, terminal illness, human nature, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 13K
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: psychological, serious, sincere, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual exploration, sexual abuse, gender bending, gender, teenage life, teenage love, underage sex, youth, life is a bitch, teenage boy, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, argentina, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, waitress, desert, single mother, bittersweet, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, romance, betrayal, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Blue Citrus Hearts (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A first love could quite possibly be the last for Sam, a Memphis teenager coming to terms with the romantic feelings he harbors for his best friend, Julian. Will the love he feels for this boy guide him through his struggles with his abusive father, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, high school, coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, lifestyle, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, life is a bitch, romance, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 1K
The Goob (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: We’re in the middle of a heat-wave in Fenland England. Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping Mum run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding beet fields. When Mum shacks up with swarthy stock-car supremo and ladies’ ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, youth, parents and children, small town, teenage boy, 16 year old, friendship, summer, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: wedding, innocence lost, coming of age, escape, runaway, social relations, couples, society, teenage life, family relations, human nature, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 523
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 646
The Bay Boy (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Roman Catholic teenage boy in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia during the 1930s faces various growing-up problems: Should be become a priest? What should he do about the murder he witnessed, committed by a local cop and upstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, murder, innocence lost, first sexual experience, forbidden love, homecoming, parents and children, teenage love, suburban life, single parent, crimes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Catholic-Irish farm girl Kate, along with her gregarious best friend Baba, moves to Dublin to pursue a more exciting life.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, coming of age, youth, family relations, singleness, suburban life, small town, love affair, love triangle, suburbs, couple relations, countryside ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Little Vera (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A story about a young woman, Vera, who is somebody, living the life of a troubled teenager in the time right before the end of the Soviet Union. She lives in a very small Russian apartment with her mother and father, however being this close to each ...
Style: serious, cynical, suspense, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, youth, innocence lost, family life, parents and children, society, love and romance, eccentric family, fall in love, pregnancy, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
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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: sexual, realistic, serious, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: lolita, coming of age, family relations, beach, virgin, couples, suburbs, fall in love, teenage life, down on your luck, innocence lost, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, southern france, south of france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: family relations, coma, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, society, single parent, crumbling marriage, suburbs, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Some Things That Stay (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story of a teenage girl from a liberal upbringing who moves to a conservative baptist community in rural 1950s America.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, love affair, society, family problems, life turned upside down, love and romance, romance, teenage life, family life, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.4
 2K
Fear Me Not (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael needs a change in his life, so when he hears about clinical trials for a new anti-depressant, he signs up to be a guinea pig - without telling his family. Because of dangerous side effects, the trial is subsequently abandoned but Michael ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, mental illness, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, death in the family, estrangement, love and romance, midlife crisis, couples, dysfunctional family, losing-it hero, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 431
Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, single parent, friendship, human nature, love and romance, disgraced, youth, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 904
Set Me Free (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Switzerland, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale centered around Hannah, a young girl who is living a troubled family life. Set in 1963, Hannah develops a fascination with Jean-Luc Godard's then-recent film "Vivre sa vie". As she begins to model herself after ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, child molestation, family relations, dysfunctional family, coming of age, prostitution, teacher, puberty, suburban life, suburbs, couple relations, isolation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: canada, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 263
Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, couples, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 531
Liar's Moon (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Matt Dillion In East Texas, the summer after high school, Jack falls in love with Ginny, the daughter of the town's banker (Jack's mom's high school sweetheart). Ginny's been at boarding school; she's headed for Vassar. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, teenage love, youth, young lovers, romance, coming of age, society, single parent, love and romance, family relations, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Dream Prince (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 14-year old Em likes to hang around in her old play house. One day a boy, Jakob, sets fire to it, and Em catches a brief glimpse of him before he disappears. They meet again a few days later. For the first time in her life, Em falls in love. Plot by ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: innocence lost, youth, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, love and romance, society, family relations, moral dilemma, parents and children, teenage life, fall in love, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 507
Lena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lena is a lonely, plump adolescent girl. Much to her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with Daan and his strange father Tom and is willing to do a lot for his love. More than a lot.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: leaving home, coming of age, teenage love, parents and children, teenage life, physical appearance, family relations, family problems, youth, teenager, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
No Greater Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jeff and Heather Baker were life long sweethearts and happily married... for a time. But at her greatest moment of weakness, Heather abandons Jeff, forcing Jeff to raise their young son alone. Ten years later, through a God ordained encounter, Jeff ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: church, reunion, romance, estrangement, couples, missing person, pregnancy, society, single parent, babies and infants, family relations, forgiveness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 1K
Glue (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage summer in a small town in the desert, a dysfunctional family, a rock band, a can full of glue, two boys, one girl, loads of tongue kisses, dry heat, wind in Patagonia, existential angst... A teenage story in the middle of nowhere.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic, semi serious
Plot: gay teenager, desert, coming of age, family relations, glue, experimenting, lifestyle, best friends, youth, parents and children, coming out, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 10K
Water Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set during a sultry summer in a French suburb, Marie is desperate to join the local pool's synchronized swimming team, but is her interest solely for the sake of sport or for a chance to get close to Floriane, the bad girl of the team? Sciamma, ...
Style: psychological, sexy, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, loss of virginity, teenage sexuality, masturbation, coming of age, lesbian love, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, unfulfilled love, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bridge to Silence (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman with a hearing problem tries to get het life back together after a car accident that killed her husband.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: family relations, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, introspection, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, custody, family in crisis, family life, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%