Movies like Thumbsucker

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Thumbsucker (2005)
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Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: humorous, witty, sentimental, emotional, realistic, clever, offbeat, contemplative, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, psychologist, addiction, rehabilitation, teenage life, youth, self discovery, lifestyle, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life, human nature, eccentric family, grownups, teenage crush, becoming an adult, unsupportive parent, suburbs, depression, family relations, hopes, debate, hypnosis, dentist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Thumbsucker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and weird films with plots about dysfunctional family, family relations, depression, drinking, drinking alcohol, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Thumbsucker: The Chumscrubber (2005), Igby Goes Down (2002), The Squid and the Whale (2005), Imaginary Heroes (2004), Orange County (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't bother telling any of the adults because he knows they won't care. ...
Style: surreal, bleak, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, suicide, kidnapping, mistaken identity, friendship, drug dealing, dark humor, drug abuse, coming of age, youth, crimes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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100%
 6.9
 33K
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.
Style: suspense, humorous, cynical, depressing, witty ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, teenage life, eccentric family, family problems, addiction, life is a bitch, falling in love, fall in love, coming of age, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, chicago illinois, new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, family secret, family problems, society, gay, teenage life, loss of son, lifestyle, suburbs, coming of age, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.2
 49K
Orange County (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, high school, dysfunctional family, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle, parents and children, high school life, teachers and students, eccentric family, siblings relations, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, yale university, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, satirical, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, farce, dark humor, self discovery, family life, nothing goes right, family problems, disorder, siblings relations, down on your luck, eccentric family, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 13K
Rocket Science (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, debate, teenage life, nothing goes right, misfit, contests and competitions, love and romance, fall in love, introspection, coming of age, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, internet, computers and web, parents and children, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, eccentric family, social differences, self discovery, parents and children, sex aid, single parent, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Denmark, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: politics, friendship, coming of age, infidelity, teenage love, self discovery, single parent, misfit, best friends, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1977
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, milwaukee wisconsin, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 577
Fat Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, social misfits, youth, eccentric family, teenage life, obsession, teachers and students, family relations, coming of age, small town, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, hollywood, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, parents and children, filmmaking, self discovery, actor's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Birds of America (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A regular guy struggles with a repressive home and professional life, as well as making amends for the trouble his free-spirited brother and sister cause about town.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, couples, youth, family gatherings, vengeance, parents and children, lifestyle, family life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 644
The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, witty
Plot: high school, culture clash, coming of age, friendship, school, high school life, looking for love, couples, siblings relations, nightlife, social differences, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 11K
Please Give (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, melancholic, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: midlife crisis, homeless, infidelity, parents and children, human nature, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), cancer, suicide, meaning of life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 23K
Junebug (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, in-laws, painting, jealousy, culture clash, eccentric family, love and romance, meet the parents, family problems, newlyweds, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Awkward teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie needs some friends fast, and decides that the best way to find them is to appoint himself the resident psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most ...
Style: humorous, cynical, sentimental, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: bully, psychiatrist, adolescence, girlfriend, depression, high school, teenage life, popularity, drugs, private school, youth, acceptance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 37K
The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, professor, depression, family relations, family, mental illness, neighbor, dying, nursing, parents and children, siblings relations, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, poland, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, introspection, friendship, youth, teachers and students, teenage angst, popular girl, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: suspense, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family relations, couples, love and romance, starting over, suburban life, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Humboldt County (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Peter is a medical student about to graduate and begin his residency. When his professor fails him, he winds up in bed with an actress and singer named Bogart rolling through Los Angeles. He accompanies her to the redwoods of northern California, ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: weed, family relations, fish out of water, medical student, self discovery, human nature, eccentric family, disorder, wilderness, hippie, medical school, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, northern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, transsexual, prom, family relations, pimp, school dance, gender bending, father son relationship, teenage protagonist, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: england, chicago illinois, usa, europe, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 9K
SubUrbia (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.
Style: talky, realistic, cynical, witty, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial relations, alcohol abuse, hanging, society, lifestyle, buddies, partners, youth, friends, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, family relations, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family problems, love and romance, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, addiction, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 17K
Storytelling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.
Style: bleak, cynical, rough, witty, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, maid, celebrity, high school, exploitation, dark humor, filmmaking, family problems, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, suburbs, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, israel, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenager, teenagers, teenage life, youth, coming-of-age, first love, family relations, first sex, couples, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Go-Getter (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, ironic, realistic ...
Plot: road trip, car thief, teenage life, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, coming of age, lifestyle, obsessive quest, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: oregon, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A quirky teen with a penchant for war reenactments, Kelly Ernswiler obsesses over military tactics with his buddy Bart. The school bully is one of Kelly's regular headaches, and he also has to deal with a frustrating situation at home, where ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, human nature, addiction, friends, contests and competitions, teenager, teenage life, fall in love, parents and children, high school life, family relations ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Skipped Parts (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman and her son must leave a small South Carolina town because of her wild behavior.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sex, coming of age, high school, single parent, youth, teenage life, parents and children, human nature, love and romance, small town, friendship, sexual awakening ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1963, 60s, 50s ...
Place: wyoming, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Israel
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 16 years old Shlomi lives with his restless mother, his soldier brother and their ill grandfather. Although not doing well in school, Shlomi is a gifted cook and takes care of most household chores. One day, the school's principal finds out ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, sincere ...
Plot: high school, prodigy, dysfunctional family, teenage life, self discovery, parents and children, teenage love, human nature, fall in love, family life, youth, mathematics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%