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, coming of age, teenage life, dangerous attraction, lifestyle, social decay, kids in trouble, youth, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, addiction, family problems, society, sexual relations, sexual abuse, alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, family in crisis, suburbs, 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, sincere and touching films with plots about youth, teenage life, family relations, society, coming of age, life is a bitch and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Crutch: Sugar (2004), Thirteen (2003), Or (My Treasure) (2004), Runaways (2003), Blue Citrus Hearts (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 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: sincere, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming out, coming of age, lifestyle, teenage life, fall in love, friendship, self discovery, romance, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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95%
 6.8
 78K
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, tense, sincere, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, addiction, juvenile delinquency, peer pressure, theft, makeover, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, life is a bitch, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ 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: thought provoking, serious, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, escort service, coming of age, parents and children, lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family relations, society, youth, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 4.9
 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: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, humorous
Plot: teenage life, on the run, downfall, juvenile delinquency, dysfunctional family, society, estrangement, addiction, pregnancy, destructive relationship, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: atmospheric, sincere, contemplative, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, coming of age, high school, life is a bitch, romance, suburbs, gays and lesbians, love and romance, teenage life, friends, power relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, touching, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual exploration, sexual abuse, gender, gender bending, teenage life, youth, teenage love, life is a bitch, teenage boy, family in crisis, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, argentina, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.4
 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: psychological, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, dysfunctional family, mental illness, pregnancy, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, family relations, teenage life, babies and infants, motherhood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, teenage life, betrayal, rebellion, rebelliousness, society, youth, family relations, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.2
 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, disability, great depression, child abuse, deafness, epilepsy, sexual abuse, tragic hero, bittersweet ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.5
 986
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: touching, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, sexual relations, teenage life, gender, lifestyle, family relations, romance, incest, gay, youth, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, rebellion, lifestyle, social differences, juvenile delinquency, friendship, drug abuse, life is a bitch, social misfits, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington state, portland oregon, oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: serious, emotional, melancholic, absurd, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, social differences, lifestyle, parents and children, society, human nature, life is a bitch, youth, college, campaign, architect ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, friendship, drug abuse, prostitute, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, youth, teenage life, hopes, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, rough, emotional, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, family in crisis, family relations, prostitute, small town, lifestyle, teenage life, life is a bitch, down on your luck, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: psychological, bleak, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, theft, investigation, parents and children, family relations, prison life, crimes, loss of family member, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: phoenix arizona, paris france, italy, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 1K
Mirage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country:
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, bleak
Plot: poet, teenage life, life is a bitch, friendship, kids in trouble, soldier, dysfunctional family, betrayal, up and down relationship, parents and children, family relations, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: macedonia, france, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, love and romance, parents and children, social differences, society, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 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: touching, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, teenage mother, crumbling marriage, teenage life, youth, death in the family, family problems, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, childhood sweetheart, loss of son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 7.0
 257
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, transsexual, lifestyle, americana, society, youth, human nature, innocence lost, juvenile delinquency, homecoming, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, touching, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, friendship, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, social decay, family problems, school, family relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: disturbing, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: gay teenager, misfit, coming of age, gays and lesbians, gay sex, social misfits, teenage life, first gay sexual experience, life is a bitch, parents and children, dangerous attraction, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, teenage life, family in crisis, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sexually transmitted disease, high school life, parents and children, teenage life, society, lifestyle, suburban life, kids in trouble, teenage sexuality, teenage girl, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Grande école (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 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: sincere, serious, psychological, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: teenage life, lifestyle, love triangle, college life, friendship, youth, love and romance, couple relations, sexual relations, couples, social differences, coming out ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.2
 358
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: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, coming out, hiv, support group, gay, lifestyle, breakup, interracial relations, social relations, drug abuse, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, pedophile, parents and children, family problems, corporal punishment, family relations, life is a bitch, family in crisis, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, coming of age, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: serious, feel good, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asperger's syndrome, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, gay teenager, misfit, self discovery, family problems, teenage life, dealing with death, coming of age, teenage boy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.7
 318
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: sincere, captivating, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, lifestyle, forbidden love, culture clash, teenage life, society, coming out, youth, looking for love, human nature, dysfunctional family, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, manhattan new york city, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Sexual Dependency (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A poor girl, a rich stud, a university student and a model -- nothing in common, except the desire to experience true intimacy. Their stories unfold and overlap as each becomes victim to their own sexual dependencies, self-perceptions and illusions. ...
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sexual relations, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, human nature, youth, teenage life, life is a bitch, love and romance, gender, sex education, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bolivia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, school, lesbian couple, coming out, friendship, high school life, fall in love, parents and children, high school, best friends, youth, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1989
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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