Movies like Thirteen

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Thirteen (2003)
 6.8
 75K
Thirteen (2003)
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, tense, sincere, bleak, gloomy, serious, sexy, intense, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, domestic violence, makeover, peer pressure, theft, addiction, coming of age, friendship, marijuana, juvenile delinquency, street life, teen angst, drug overdose, underage drinking, teacher student relationship, mother daughter relationship, friends, life is a bitch, family problems, abuse, kids in trouble, teenage life, student, youth, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, california

Most similar movies to Thirteen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and emotional films with plots about coming of age, youth, dysfunctional family, friendship, teenage girl, teenage life and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Thirteen: White Oleander (2002), Fish Tank (2009), Ken Park (2002), Georgia Rule (2007), Foxfire (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 28K
White Oleander (2002)
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, realistic, disturbing, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, women's prison, coming of age, murder, artist, prison, poison, bad mother, crimes, love and romance, family problems, custody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 54K
Fish Tank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: family problems, age difference, youth, innocence lost, fall in love, adolescence, party, coming of age, boyfriend, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 27K
Ken Park (2002)
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: sexual, disturbing, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, incest, erection, masturbation, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, teenage life, innocence lost, coming of age, youth, family relations, tennis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 23K
Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, confession, mother daughter relationship, redemption, teenager, generation gap, life is a bitch, uncontrollable, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 8K
Foxfire (1996)
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, realistic, sincere, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, coming out, teacher, rebellion, youth, tattoo, hostage, teenage girl, prison, lesbian ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, first love, high school life, social misfits, love and romance, shyness, adolescence, friends, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 11K
Towelhead (2007)
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: realistic, gloomy, serious, sexual, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, gulf war, small town, child abuse, racism, lebanese, menstruation, neighbor, pedophilia, first love, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, year 1990, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 67K
Kids (1995)
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: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol, youth, virginity, social decay, innocence lost, urban ghetto life, first sex, teenage life, puberty, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
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: touching, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: poetry, love and romance, family in crisis, family relations, teachers and students, parents and children, writer's life, innocence lost, power relations, youth, teenage life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 23K
Speak (2004)
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: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, youth, teenage life, unsupportive friend, high school, life is a bitch, misfit, high school life, school, rape, sexual abuse, mute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
You & Me Forever (2012)
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, realistic, gloomy, sad
Plot: best friends, friendship, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, mysterious character, life turned upside down, teenage life, dishonesty, friends, youth, betrayal, female female kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.2
 80K
Half Nelson (2006)
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, rough ...
Plot: teacher, student, liberal, basketball, teachers and students, african american, friendship, drug abuse, loneliness, cocaine, coach, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Purgatory House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An inside glimpse of how it feels to be a teen in today's disconnected world. PURGATORY HOUSE chronicles the after-life journey of Silver Strand: a lonely teen who abandons her life of turmoil and drug addiction, only to find herself caught ...
Style: realistic, gothic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, misfit, addiction, coming of age, teenage life, family problems, gender bending, afterlife, youth, kids in trouble, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: bleak, talky, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, jealousy, robbery, stabbing, theft, addiction, loss of sibling, artists and showbiz, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, phoenix arizona, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: realistic, gloomy, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, coming out, dysfunctional family, coming of age, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, teenage life, family problems, suburbs, social decay, sexual abuse, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, innocence lost, corporal punishment, coming of age, family in crisis, couple relations, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 2K
Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, drug abuse, prostitute, addiction, coming of age, pregnancy, birthday, drug addiction, baby, heroin, waitress ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 25K
Palo Alto (2013)
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: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage sexuality, youth, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 51K
The Ice Storm (1997)
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, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, neighbor, thanksgiving, mate swapping, innocence lost, coming of age, swinger, guilt, infidelity, promiscuity, marijuana, storm ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 11K
Sherrybaby (2006)
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, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, cocaine, parole officer, support group, ex convict, addiction, incest, drugs/alcohol, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, friendship, parents and children, high school life, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, teachers and students, school, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.4
 9K
Manic (2001)
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 institution, mental illness, wannabe, therapy, dysfunctional family, painting, coming of age, addiction, family problems, misfit, self esteem, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
12 and Holding (2005)
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, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, friendship, loss of son, hospital, vengeance, family in crisis, haunted by the past, death in the family, suburbs, family problems, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 313K
Boyhood (2014)
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, captivating, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, birthday, high school, divorced parents, parenting, boy, abusive husband, childhood, teenager, family, divorced divorcee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2011, 2010s ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, human nature, hopes, family relations, siblings relations, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Selfish Giant (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, bleak ...
Plot: horse, friendship, theft, domestic violence, collector, youth, realism, dealer, teenage life, buddies, juvenile delinquency, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: gothic, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, cancer, divorce, marijuana, reconciliation, architect, dying, midlife crisis, house, haunted by the past, sexual identity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 3K
American Gun (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: high school, americana, teenage life, death in the family, family problems, suburbs, suburban life, dealing with death, parents and children, family relations, youth, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, oregon, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Yelling to the Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: counselor, dysfunctional family, depression, alcoholic, car, family relations, parents and children, crimes, hopes, siblings relations, coming of age, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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, disturbing, tense, psychological ...
Plot: rapist, virginity, coming of age, sexual abuse, rape, innocence lost, vengeance, dysfunctional family, couples, resort, kids in trouble, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, paris france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%