Movies like Thirteen

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Thirteen (2003)
 6.8
 74K
Thirteen
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before Tracy's new world and attitude finally takes a toll on her, her family, and old friends.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, bleak, tense, sincere, sexy, intense, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, addiction, dysfunctional family, adolescence, marijuana, drug abuse, drinking, drug addiction, makeover, domestic violence, drugs/alcohol, teenagers, drugs, teenager, mother daughter relationship, sex, single parent, nudity (topless - notable), pornography, runaway, rebellion, childhood, weed, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, venice beach california
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Fish Tank
Drama
UK, Netherlands
123 min.
 7.3
Boyhood
Drama
USA
165 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to Thirteen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and talky films with plots about youth, catastrophe, pornography, coming of age, mentor, adolescence and storytelling mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Thirteen: White Oleander (2002), Blue Car (2002), Fish Tank (2009), Kids (1995), Whatever (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.2
 28K
White Oleander
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, prison, murder, mother daughter relationship, artist, runaway, dysfunctional family, loneliness, parents and children, school, friendship, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, nova scotia
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Blue Car
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, school, hospital, writer's life, relationships, nudity (topless - notable), poetry, teacher, loneliness, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   60%
    User:   100%
 
 7.3
 53K
Fish Tank
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, teenager, adolescence, friendship, school, drinking, dancing, working class, hip hop, realism, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   75%
 
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 7.0
 66K
Kids
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: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: virginity, aids, innocence lost, coming of age, drugs, sex, weed, drug abuse, teenager, violence, marijuana, male nudity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   100%
 
 6.4
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Whatever
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, school, drugs, high school, coming-of-age, adolescence, drinking, parents and children, pornography, runaway ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, california
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System:   55%
    User:   55%
 
 6.2
 24K
Palo Alto
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, small town, drugs, teenagers, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, adolescence, coming-of-age, drinking, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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System:   53%
    User:   46%
 
 6.2
 8K
Foxfire
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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, teacher, school, lesbian, vengeance, kidnapping, teenager, college, drugs, male nudity ...
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Place: california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
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 7.0
 11K
Towelhead
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
Style: gloomy, serious, sexual, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, racism, sexuality, child abuse, gulf war, virginity, small town, sex, strong sexual content, adolescence, coming-of-age ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1991
Place: texas, usa, california, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
 7.4
 9K
Manic
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, coming of age, addiction, mental institution, teenager, adolescence, violent, mentor, sexual abuse, bullying, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
 6.6
 11K
Sherrybaby
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, father daughter relationship, heroin, drug addiction, prison, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, drinking, drugs, hopes, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
 7.2
 79K
Half Nelson
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: realistic, talky, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, addiction, drug abuse, loneliness, drugs, drug addiction, father daughter relationship, drinking, basketball, dedicated educator, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   49%
 
 5.9
 27K
Ken Park
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: disturbing, sexual, serious, erotic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sex, teenager, dysfunctional family, incest, male nudity, coming of age, child abuse, violence, suicide, realism, pornography, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   100%
 
 7.3
 23K
Speak
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, teachers and students, coming of age, small town, mute or deaf, rehabilitation, mute, rape, parents and children, sexual abuse, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   100%
 
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 704
Our Song
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: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, teenager, music band, adolescence, coming-of-age, relationships, pregnancy, teenagers, neo realism, runaway ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   40%
 
 6.4
 15K
Laurel Canyon
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: realistic, sexual, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, music business, drinking, hospital, psychiatry, drugs/alcohol, rock, human nature, mental illness, relationships, rock and roll ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
 6.5
 14K
Margaret
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, high school, teacher, mother daughter relationship, virginity, drugs/alcohol, relationships, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, character study, drinking, abortion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
Bastard Out of Carolina
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, disturbing, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, coming of age, child abuse, rape, violence, hospital, innocence lost, poverty, brutality, parents and children, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
 7.3
 4K
Zero Day
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, violence, friendship, vengeance, suicide, brutality, school, revenge, best friends, bullying, teenagers, pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
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12 and Holding
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, vengeance, adoption, adolescence, loneliness, childhood, death, prison, revenge, hospital, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
 7.5
 5K
Frozen Land
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a schoolteacher is sacked, he projects his bad mood at his troubled teenage son. The son, in turn, buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This starts a chain reaction of misery as every victim projects his problems on to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: depression, destiny, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, finnish, drugs, sex, male nudity, strong sexual content, parents and children, pornography, drug addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
 6.5
 9K
Fat Girl
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, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, rape, virginity, dysfunctional family, vengeance, sexual abuse, male nudity, adolescence, sexuality, sex, manipulation, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
Rambling Rose
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, love, dysfunctional family, sexuality, master and servant, self discovery, romance, teenager, hospital, secrets, small town, family ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
Echo Park, L.A.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sentimental, compassionate ...
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, culture clash, gay, religion, teenager, virginity, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, family bonds, stereotypes, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
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 7.7
 16K
Mildred Pierce
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: talky, stylized, emotional, gloomy, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, adaptation, divorce, single parent, parents and children, tragedy, period piece, obsession, society, betrayal, storytelling, pornography ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
 7.9
 307K
Boyhood
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, reflective, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, childhood, teenager, family, drinking, life, coming-of-age, adolescence, parenthood, storytelling, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2006 ...
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
You & Me Forever
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When Laura and Christine meet Maria, their friendship takes an intense turn to vulnerability, love and sex.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sad
Plot: best friends, betrayal, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, coming of age, teenage life, life turned upside down, dishonesty, youth, friends, mysterious character, friendship between girls ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   83%
 
 7.5
 50K
The Ice Storm
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, innocence lost, infidelity, adolescence, parenthood, guilt, adultery, sexuality, drinking, existentialism, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   39%
 
The Powers That Be
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a ...
Style: sexual, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, teenager, gangsters, culture clash, drugs, coming of age, high school, gang, realism, drugs/alcohol, nudity (topless - notable), violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 

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 6.9
 20K
School Ties
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, thought provoking, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, boarding school, friendship, football, anti semitism, cheating, working class, school, jewish, prejudice, jews ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, israel, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
Me Without You
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, unlikely friendships, human nature, relationships, adolescence, women, coming-of-age, runaway, childhood, parents and children, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
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