Movies like Smooth Talk

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Smooth Talk (1985)
 6.5
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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, surprise ending, suspense, contemplative
Plot: coming of age, family relations, suburbs, small town, innocence lost, summer, loss of innocence, sexual awakening, teenage love, youth, sexual abuse, love and romance, couples, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, teenage life, society, family problems, single parent, suburban life, homecoming, estrangement, human nature, social decay, small town life ...
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, coming of age, couples, love and romance, parents and children and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Smooth Talk: Crutch (2004), Square Dance (1987), A Common Thread (2004), That Night (1992), The Doe Boy (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 690
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, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: coming out, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, rehabilitation, suburbs, lifestyle, social decay, dangerous attraction, teenage life, kids in trouble, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 986
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, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, countryside, young love, estranged family member, social misfits, young lovers, love and romance, starting over, hopes, single parent, misfit, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, pregnancy, coming of age, small town, friendship, life is a bitch, teenage life, single parent, youth, family problems, human nature, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.6
 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: date night, girls' night
Plot: bowling, coming of age, pregnancy, high school, self discovery, teenage girl, father, teen angst, family problems, couples, family relations, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 6.8
 279
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, psychological, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, lifestyle, youth, dysfunctional family, homecoming, parents and children, americana, human nature, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.0
 14K
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, touching, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual exploration, teenage life, gender bending, sexual abuse, teenage love, gender, teenage boy, life is a bitch, small town, rain, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, argentina, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Blue Citrus Hearts (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 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: sincere, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, coming of age, high school, teenage love, teenage life, romance, youth, life is a bitch, society, best friends, buddies, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, youth, love and romance, romance, family problems, couples, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 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, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, youth, small town, parents and children, teenage boy, 16 year old, friendship, summer, hopes, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 2K
Little Vera (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 110 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, suspense, disturbing, rough, cynical ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, youth, innocence lost, family life, parents and children, society, love and romance, eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, waitress, mother daughter relationship, desert, single mother, bittersweet, map, couples, social relations, family relations, satellite ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, youth, coming of age, friendship, friends, farm, couples, environmentalism, single parent, romance, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: wedding, innocence lost, coming of age, runaway, escape, family life, small town life, couples, power relations, romance, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.5
 568
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 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, society, youth, parents and children, teenage life, sexual abuse, small town, teenage girl, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 460
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: serious, touching, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, disgraced, single parent, family problems, youth, friendship, dysfunctional family, human nature, love and romance, family life, isolation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, family problems, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, doctors and patients, estrangement, couples, life is a bitch, love and romance, losing-it hero, death in the family, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, realistic, serious, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, family relations, love affair, teenage love, family problems, life turned upside down, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, society, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, crumbling marriage, single parent, society, suburbs, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 1K
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: sexy, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: lolita, family relations, coming of age, beach, virgin, couples, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, aging, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, south of france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 2K
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: realistic, touching, melancholic, psychological, semi serious
Plot: gay teenager, desert, family relations, coming of age, experimenting, best friends, youth, lifestyle, buddies, coming out, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 620
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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, teenage love, bittersweet, couples, family relations, coming of age, young lovers, society, single parent, love and romance, youth, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 977
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, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: child molestation, prostitute, family relations, coming of age, dysfunctional family, teacher, prostitution, puberty, kids in trouble, couples, dull life, nanny ...
Time: 60s, year 1963
Place: canada, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: church, romance, missing person, estrangement, couples, society, babies and infants, single parent, pregnancy, family relations, forgiveness, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 561
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, serious ...
Plot: leaving home, coming of age, teenage love, parents and children, family problems, family relations, physical appearance, teenage life, youth, teenager, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, immigrants, society, youth, family relations, parents and children, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, sexual content, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 284
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: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, couples, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 45K
Labor Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, unlikely relationship, family relations, fall in love, love and romance, escapades, parents and children, single mother, dangerous attraction, holiday, crimes, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
First Love, Last Rites (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Joey and Sissel are two misfits spending most of their time together talking or having sex. Gradually and slowly their relationships are becoming boring for them.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, estrangement, misfit, family problems, couples, love and romance, romance, youth, siblings relations, family in crisis, parents and children, suburban life ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, canada, vietnam, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Night Has Settled (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1983, Oliver Nicholas, at thirteen, is well-poised to enter the precocious teenage world of first-sex, vodka and possible-love in New York City when he is traumatized by the stroke of his housekeeper (and only true maternal figure), a ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, nanny, dysfunctional family, society, survival, betrayal, youth, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 12K
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, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage sexuality, lgbt, lesbian, teenage girl, loss of virginity, masturbation, coming of age, lesbianism, friendship, teenage love, lesbian love, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%