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: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: coming out, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, family relations, coming of age, suburbs, rehabilitation, teenage life, dangerous attraction, lifestyle, social decay, kids in trouble, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch, addiction, family problems, society, sexual relations, sexual abuse, alcohol abuse, family in crisis, friendship, seduction, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to Crutch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, family relations, teenage life, dysfunctional family, coming of age, society and mother son relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Crutch: Or (My Treasure) (2004), Eban and Charley (2000), Sugar (2004), Blue Citrus Hearts (2003), The Doe Boy (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, thought provoking, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: escort service, prostitute, family relations, prostitution, coming of age, parents and children, life is a bitch, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, youth, society, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
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100%
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: touching, sincere, psychological, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, beach, friendship, family relations, older man younger man relationship, forbidden love, teenage life, youth, coming out, homecoming, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 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: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, coming out, friendship, self discovery, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, drug abuse, romance, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, high school, coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, lifestyle, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, life is a bitch, romance, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 258
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: psychological, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, society, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, human nature, homecoming, parents and children, americana, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 114
Runaways (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steve Moore is sixteen and lives with his younger sister, mother Cheryl and her boyfriend John, in a modest house in Bakersfield, California. An abusive and often intoxicated man, John rules the household, and though his attacks on Steve result in ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, humorous
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, on the run, downfall, society, estrangement, family relations, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 586
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: realistic, serious, disturbing, touching, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming out, gay relationship, lifestyle, teenage life, haunted by the past, self discovery, youth, misfit, lgbt teen, crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 712
Explicit Ills (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film follows four inter-connecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia
Style: serious, emotional, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, social decay, dysfunctional family, society, hopes, lifestyle, youth, drug dealing, injustice, human spirit, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, betrayal, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, youth, kids in trouble, family problems, contests and competitions, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 3K
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: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, going straight, friendship, drug abuse, prostitute, family relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Around the Fire (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Simon is an intelligent and privileged young man whose family expects him to become a Princeton graduate. Crying out for attention from his reserved and cool hearted family, Simon commits numerous petty crimes and is soon sent away to boarding ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, boarding school, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, love and romance, social differences, parents and children, friends, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: meditative, psychological, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, teacher, dysfunctional family, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, parents and children, prison life, family problems, loss of sibling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: phoenix arizona, italy, paris france, california, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: street kid, youth, teenage life, social differences, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, rebelliousness, friendship, drug abuse, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, oregon, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 1K
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: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, gay, siblings relations, sexual relations, teenage life, gender, romance, lifestyle, family relations, incest, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Architect (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An architect engages in conflict with an activist who lives in a dangerous complex the architect designed.
Style: emotional, serious, melancholic, absurd, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, social differences, family problems, lifestyle, society, parents and children, youth, life is a bitch, human nature, family relations, campaign, college ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 461
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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: interracial relations, society, couples, couple relations, teenage life, parents and children, sexual content, love and romance, gender, sexual relations, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 50
Hard Sun (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the death of her parents, a young woman assumes primary guardianship of her special needs brother. But as she attempts to balance her new life with her brother and her own blossoming romance, it becomes painfully clear that life will only make ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, youth, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, mentally challenged, siblings relations, loss of parent, guardian, death of parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 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: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, rescue, disability, family relations, countryside, great depression, child abuse, epilepsy, siblings relations, sexual abuse, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, life is a bitch, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, friends, society, social decay, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 1K
Mirage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, bleak
Plot: poet, hopes, family relations, kids in trouble, friendship, teenage life, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, parents and children, youth, soldier, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, macedonia, former yugoslavia, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Poker House (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Agnes and her two sisters struggle through a day in a home overrun by gamblers, thieves, and johns.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, rough, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, family in crisis, family relations, prostitute, small town, teenage life, down on your luck, lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, nanny, dysfunctional family, betrayal, society, youth, family problems, family relations, family life, survival, parents and children, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 13K
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, sincere, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual exploration, gender bending, sexual abuse, gender, teenage life, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, teenage boy, social relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay, argentina, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 9K
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: touching, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, childhood sweetheart, family relations, crumbling marriage, teenage mother, youth, loss of son, family problems, death in the family, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Grande école (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he'd rather live with two roommates on campus than move in with her. As soon as he meets one of his roommates, Louis-Anault, Paul's behavior changes - ...
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, love triangle, teenage life, lifestyle, college life, social differences, youth, friendship, sexual relations, couple relations, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, last wish, estrangement, parents and children, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, coming of age, starting over, siblings relations, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, family in crisis, teenage life, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 150
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: atmospheric, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, self discovery, teenage love, addiction, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, coming of age, incest overtones ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, teenage life, love affair, depression, beach, youth, coming out, dysfunctional family, romance, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, brittany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 2K
White Frog (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a neglected teen with mild Asperger’s syndrome whose life is changed forever when tragedy hits his family
Style: feel good, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asperger's syndrome, gay teenager, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, self discovery, teenage life, family problems, dealing with death, misfit, coming of age, family relations, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%