Movies like Crutch

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Crutch (2004)
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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, David's home life is falling apart. As he tries to cope with the impossible situation, the troubled and impressionable teenager falls under the spell of Kenny, a georgous, thirty-something, has-been actor turned theatre coach. When Kenny's "support" escalates into seduction, David slowly decends into an abyss of drinking and drug addition from which he must escape if he is to survive. CRUTCH is a dramatic tale of the confusion of youth and the difficulties in finding oneself.
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic, bleak, psychological
Plot: coming of age, drug abuse, coming out, dysfunctional family, suburbs, dangerous attraction, addiction, alcohol abuse, family in crisis, suburban life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, rehabilitation, innocence lost, parents and children, sexual abuse, sexual relations, social decay, teenage life, gender, lifestyle, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

Most similar movies to Crutch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, family relations, kiss, coming of age, teenage life, mother son relationship and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Crutch: Sugar (2004), Blue Citrus Hearts (2003), Or (My Treasure) (2004), Thirteen (2003), Terror in the Family (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 2K
Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, coming out, romance, suburbs, family life, gays and lesbians, prostitute, innocence lost, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, coming out, best friends, buddies, romance, gays and lesbians, suburbs, innocence lost, sexual abuse, teachers and students, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Or (My Treasure) (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel Aviv. Ruthie calls Or "my treasure," but ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, coming of age, escort service, prostitution, realism, parent child relationship, teacher, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 74K
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, peer pressure, makeover, domestic violence, addiction, coming of age, friendship, theft, drug overdose, street life, underage drinking, teen angst ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Terror in the Family (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Deena Marten wants the same freedom every teenager craves. But when she can't have her way, her rebellious temperament erupts in violence. Her parents, Stephanie and Todd, fear her new boyfriend, Garret, 17, is the cause. ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, family life, family in crisis, youth, family problems, family relations, betrayal, contests and competitions, rebelliousness, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, dealing with death, siblings relations, death in the family, coming of age, unfulfillment, family relations, starting over, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, last wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 391
Four (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Adapted from a stage play by Christopher Shinn, the debut feature from Joshua Sanchez is a provocative rumination on race and sexuality set on a sweltering 4th of July evening.
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: under the surface, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, sexual relations, teenage life, gender, society, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.0
 520
Vacationland (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Filmmaker Todd Verow revisits his own youth for his latest work. The film's main character is Joe, who, like the director, grew up in Bangor in Maine. Joe, an 18 year old high school senior who longs to move away from poor white trash roots and ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, coming out, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, self discovery, gender, misfit, youth, best friends, haunted by the past, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
 2K
Dandelion (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason meets Danny, a sensitive and troubled girl, and their tender ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, teenage love, coming of age, friendship, young heroes, young lovers, romance, factory, innocence lost, family in crisis, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
 4K
To Our Loves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family's dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She's 16, and men ...
Style: serious, gloomy, sexual, realistic, psychological
Plot: looking for sex, coming of age, infidelity, self discovery, love, teenage life, loveless marriage, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
 132
Domain (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nadia (Béatrice Dalle) is in her 30s and begins a serious relationship with a teen named Pierre (Isaïe Sultan).
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, gays and lesbians, social misfits, innocence lost, self discovery, addiction, alcohol abuse, gender, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.9
 919
Ripe (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When their abusive parents are killed in a car crash, twin sisters Rosie and Violet vow to run away to Kentucky in search of a better life. While on the road, the girls meet up with Pete, a drifter working as a grounds keeper on a derelict army ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, voyeurism, soldier, sexual abuse, family life, elderly lovers, innocence lost, self discovery, siblings relations, teenage life, when the parents are away ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 250
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, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquency, innocence lost, parents and children, kids in trouble, americana, society, youth, family relations, transsexual, human nature, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 1K
Wildflower (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One day Sammy and his younger sister Ellie happen upon a cabin where Alice, a young, partially deaf girl with epilepsy is being kept by her abusive stepfather. The three soon become friends and hope to get Alice an education and help her escape from ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, rescue, youth, child abuse, epilepsy, great depression, deafness, disability, coming of age, suburbs, family life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 5K
Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: sexual, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, gay, depression, beach, gays and lesbians, coming of age, romance, fall in love, male friendship, gay relationship, summer vacation, relationship problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
 347
Nine Lives (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Lust and dysfuntion come full circle in this collection of nine steamy scenes exploring gay life, sex, addition, drugs and HIV/AIDS as revealed by a latino pool boy, a television writer, a meth dealer and others. As one affair leads into another, ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, emotional
Plot: infidelity, coming out, racism, support group, urban, city life, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, twentysomething life, thirtysomething life, gender, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 3K
Loverboy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A neglected daughter becomes a possessive mother in an emotional journey into the heart and mind of a woman who loved too much.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: obsession, dysfunctional family, mental illness, pregnancy, parents and children, sexual relations, couples, family problems, family relations, babies and infants, single parent, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Mudge Boy (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Duncan Mudge, mid-teens, lives apart from his rural world populated by his distant father and rough local kids. His main companionship is a chicken left after his mother's death until the neighbor's son befriends him.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: coming of age, misfit, chicken, gay sex, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, small town, dealing with death, bullying, parents and children, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 5.5
 960
Harry + Max (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two brothers, 23 and 16, who are both teen idols, come to terms with their dysfunctional family past and deep affection for each other.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, romance, musician's life, transsexual, siblings relations, teenage life, artists and showbiz, gender, couples, sexual relations, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 4K
Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, bisexuality, drug abuse, friendship, coming out, racism, unemployment, coming of age, family life, gays and lesbians, human nature, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
She's Too Young (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A mother/daughter relationship is thrown off balance when the mother (Marcia Gay Harden) discovers that her "good girl" daughter (Alexis Dziena) is part of a group who are engaging in sexual activities with multiple partners. Such activity ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, sexual, captivating ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming out, high school, sexually transmitted disease, coming of age, suburbs, sexual abuse, sexual relations, high school life, suburban life, teenage life, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, african american, siblings relations, addiction, family gatherings, sister, family problems, family relations, family life, rehabilitation, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: talky, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, school, high school, coming of age, lesbian, friendship, single parent, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, high school life, fall in love, best friends ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1989
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 12K
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual abuse, gender bending, youth, coming of age, small town, teenage love, gender, gays and lesbians, homosexual, sexual exploration, sexual identity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay, argentina, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 313
Innocent (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 17-year-old Eric follows his parents to immigrate to Canada and is thus forced to confront different emotional and cultural problems. He must not only adjust to the new environment, but also come to terms with his homosexuality. Standing at the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: disco, gays and lesbians, urban, immigrants, self discovery, coming out, teenage life, gender, lifestyle, youth, couples, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, hong kong, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Eban and Charley (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 29-year-old Eban has retreated home to his parent's house in Seaside Oregon after the dissolution of his teaching job in Seattle. There he courts 15-year-old Charlie and eventually the two start a sexual relationship. As the age of consent in ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: beach, gay relationship, friendship, elderly lovers, romance, gays and lesbians, rape, parent child relationship, forbidden love, sexual relations, adoption, coming out ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, seattle, usa, florida, denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, hitchhiker, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, starting over, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, norway, harvard university, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 8K
The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, moral dilemma, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, unfulfillment, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Graffiti Artist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Adrift in the lush, nocturnal urban landscape of THE GRAFFITI ARTIST, Nick (Ruben Bansie-Snellman) is a post-modern urban hero asserting his anarchistic agenda on the endless maze of virgin exterior walls that comprise downtown Seattle and Portland. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere
Plot: youth, street kid, coming of age, city life, urban, gays and lesbians, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, rebelliousness, friendship, sexual relations, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, portland oregon, oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Raising Victor Vargas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film follows Victor, a Lower East Side teenager, as he deals with his eccentric family, including his strict grandmother, his bratty sister, and a younger brother who completely idolizes him. Along the way he tries to win the affections of Judy, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, harsh ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, siblings relations, teenage life, urban ghetto, fall in love, family life, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, dominican republic, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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