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, bleak, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, coming out, dysfunctional family, coming of age, teenage life, youth, sexual relations, family relations, sexual abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, addiction, family problems, society, rehabilitation, dangerous attraction, gender, lifestyle, suburban life, innocence lost, family in crisis, social decay, kids in trouble, suburbs ...
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, coming of age, kiss, dysfunctional family, teenage life and mother son relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Crutch: Sugar (2004), Thirteen (2003), Blue Citrus Hearts (2003), Or (My Treasure) (2004), Terror in the Family (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming out, coming of age, family life, couples, suburbs, teenage life, prostitute, drug abuse, innocence lost, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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95%
 6.8
 76K
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, tense, serious, sincere, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, theft, coming of age, addiction, peer pressure, juvenile delinquency, teen angst, makeover, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, coming out, high school, love and romance, teachers and students, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, friends, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, realistic, bleak, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, coming of age, escort service, prostitution, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, single parent, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, family in crisis, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, parents and children, family relations, kids in trouble, betrayal, rebellion, youth, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.0
 551
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, sexual, serious
Plot: coming out, friendship, coming of age, lifestyle, gender, misfit, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, teenage life, friends, high school hunk, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, disturbing, touching, psychological ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual exploration, sexual abuse, youth, teenage love, gender, teenage life, life is a bitch, social relations, family in crisis, small town life, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, argentina, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, emotional, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, coming out, depression, beach, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, romance, coming of age, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, small town, friendship, friends, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, family in crisis, love and romance, romance, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 401
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, emotional, serious, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: society, interracial relations, parents and children, love and romance, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, couple relations, couples, teenage life, youth, family relations, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, touching, gloomy, serious, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, dealing with death, parents and children, unfulfillment, siblings relations, last wish, family problems, death in the family, family relations, starting over, estrangement, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, theft, family relations, investigation, prison life, parents and children, crimes, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, california, paris france, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, rescue, youth, disability, great depression, deafness, child abuse, epilepsy, family problems, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 256
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: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, kids in trouble, innocence lost, teenage life, society, transsexual, lifestyle, human nature, americana, homecoming, juvenile delinquency, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 5K
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: realistic, serious, sexual, psychological, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, coming of age, looking for sex, society, human nature, introspection, youth, self discovery, family relations, teenage life, family problems, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.2
 354
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: sexual, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: coming out, infidelity, support group, racism, gay, sex, gay relationship, hiv, drug abuse, youth, breakup, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, touching, offbeat, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: obsession, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, mental illness, couple relations, life is a bitch, family relations, single parent, youth, parents and children, sexual relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, drug abuse, coming out, friendship, racism, unemployment, bisexuality, couples, friends, family relations, gender, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: melbourne, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: psychological, gloomy, sexual, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: beach, friendship, older man younger man relationship, gay relationship, forbidden love, sexual abuse, friends, family relations, teenage life, couples, youth, coming out ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, seattle, usa, florida, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.5
 938
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: psychological, gloomy, sexual, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, soldier, voyeurism, sexual abuse, self discovery, youth, twins, military life, teenage life, innocence lost, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 142
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: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, coming out, youth, teenage love, addiction, family relations, misfit, alcohol abuse, innocence lost, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 977
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, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, couples, siblings relations, celebrity culture, friends, family relations, lifestyle, gender, transsexual, alcohol abuse, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 316
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: captivating, sexual, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: disco, family relations, youth, self discovery, coming out, culture clash, society, lifestyle, misfit, gender, urban, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, hong kong, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, life is a bitch, teenage life, youth, love and romance, parents and children, society, social differences, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sexual, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming out, high school, sexually transmitted disease, gender, society, lifestyle, high school life, coming of age, family relations, kids in trouble, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: touching, disturbing, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: misfit, coming of age, gay sex, chicken, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, life is a bitch, dealing with death, hopes, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, urban ghetto, family relations, family life, wooing, teenage life, couples, youth, love and romance, sexual relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, lower east side manhattan new york city, dominican republic, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.
Style: emotional, disturbing, atmospheric, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suicidal, teenage life, suburban life, high school, youth, coming of age, overbearing parent, first love, generation gap, virginity, suicide attempt, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: michigan, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, rough, emotional, serious, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, prostitute, family in crisis, family relations, life is a bitch, down on your luck, lifestyle, teenage life, small town, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: hitchhiker, pregnancy, family relations, human nature, society, starting over, couples, parents and children, couple relations, love affair, destructive relationship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, haiti, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%