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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, queer cinema, contemplative
Plot: coming of age, gay, dysfunctional family, coming out, family relations, rehabilitation, suburbs, teenage life, lifestyle, dangerous attraction, social decay, kids in trouble, youth, addiction, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, family problems, sexual abuse, alcohol abuse, sexual relations, family in crisis, lgbt, friendship, seduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, family relations, coming of age, teenage life, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Crutch: Or (My Treasure) (2004), The Mudge Boy (2003), Eban and Charley (2000), Harry + Max (2004), Sugar (2004). 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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prostitution, escort, down on your luck, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel, tel aviv
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100%
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, art house ...
Plot: gay teenager, first gay sexual experience, lgbt teen, coming of age, youth, bullying, gay, gays and lesbians, misfit, lgbt, social misfits, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont
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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, psychological, sincere, sexy, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: gay, older man younger man relationship, coming out, friendship, family relations, teenage life, forbidden love, parent child relationship, parents and children, dysfunctional family, homecoming, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, seattle, washington d.c., usa, amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: gay, incest, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, teenage life, sexual relations, gender, gay relationship, family relations, lifestyle, romance, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sentimental, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, coming out, lgbt, lifestyle, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, fall in love, romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Blue Citrus Hearts (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 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: sincere, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, teenage love, coming of age, high school, teenage life, romance, youth, life is a bitch, society, best friends, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 280
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, psychological, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, dysfunctional family, homecoming, parents and children, americana, human nature, society, lifestyle, youth, native american ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.5
 124
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, psychological, sincere, humorous
Plot: juvenile delinquency, on the run, downfall, dysfunctional family, teenage life, society, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, estrangement, family relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 641
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: serious, realistic, sexy, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: gay, lgbt teen, gay teenager, gay relationship, family relations, friendship, coming out, lifestyle, teenage life, lgbt, youth, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: women, lifetime, family relations, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, family problems, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, youth, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 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, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, youth, drug addiction, drug abuse, prostitute, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, teenage life, parents and children, going straight, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 812
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, uplifting, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, social decay, dysfunctional family, hopes, youth, drug dealing, lifestyle, society, drug abuse, teenage life, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic ...
Plot: architect, dysfunctional family, social differences, family problems, lifestyle, society, parents and children, life is a bitch, human nature, youth, lgbt, gay ...
Time: contemporary, year 2005
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: prison, murder, teacher, coming of age, dysfunctional family, crimes, prison life, family relations, theft, unlikely friendships, suburbs, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, california, italy, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: romantic, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: deaf, rescue, youth, dysfunctional family, friendship, child abuse, great depression, happy ending, countryside, coming of age, family relations, disability ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 537
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: gay, interracial relations, society, couples, couple relations, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, gender, family relations, parents and children, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, boarding school, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, love and romance, society, friends, parents and children, social differences, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 69
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: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, family in crisis, brother sister relationship, mentally challenged, guardian, child care, sibling relationship, siblings relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
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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, art house ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, poet, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, teenage life, friendship, kids in trouble, soldier, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: macedonia, paris france, france, europe, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: emotional, realistic, serious, sexy, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, nanny, stroke, dysfunctional family, society, survival, betrayal, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: realistic, captivating, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage mother, childhood sweetheart, pregnancy, loss of son, family relations, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, death in the family, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: life is a bitch, teenage life, youth, friendship, dysfunctional family, high school life, friends, family problems, society, family relations, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, poverty, rape, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, pimp, family relations, prostitute, family in crisis, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric, erotic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, street kid, youth, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, lifestyle, teenage life, social differences, social misfits, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, youth, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 14K
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, psychological, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: transsexual, sexual exploration, teenage life, sexual abuse, gender, gender bending, teenage love, gay, transsexuality, lgbt, teenage boy, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, argentina, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: sexy, psychological, serious, sincere, erotic ...
Plot: coming out, gay, gay love, male nudity, homosexuality, lgbt, love triangle, teenage life, lifestyle, seduction, college life, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: husband wife relationship, family relations, dysfunctional family, native american, estrangement, family problems, last wish, parents and children, coming of age, unfulfillment, starting over, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 179
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: serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, teenage love, self discovery, life is a bitch, youth, love and romance, addiction, adolescence vs adulthood, gay, friendship, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, disturbing, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, coming of age, rape, dysfunctional family, family relations, child rape, parents and children, life is a bitch, child abuse, domestic violence, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%