Movies like Crutch

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Crutch
Genre: Biography, 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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, psychological
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, dangerous attraction, addiction, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, family in crisis, suburban life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, coming out, dysfunctional family, 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
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Prayers for Bobby
Biography, Drama, Romance
USA
90 min.
 8.1
Little Children
Drama, Romance
USA
136 min.
 7.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, crying and drinking mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Crutch: The United States of Leland (2003), Blue Citrus Hearts (2003), Sugar (2004), Winter Passing (2005), Prozac Nation (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 108 min.
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
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Sugar
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
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    User:   79%
 
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   70%
 
The Mudge Boy
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Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
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Style: psychological, realistic, sexual, disturbing, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   64%
 
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XXY
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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, touching, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, transsexual, gays and lesbians, village, small town, innocence lost, sexual abuse, parents and children, suburbs, sexual relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   62%
 
Prayers for Bobby
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Permanent Midnight
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    User:   54%
 
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Joe the King
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, rough ...
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Fathers and Sons
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: emotional, serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   45%
 
She's Too Young
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: serious, disturbing, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
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    User:   49%
 
12 and Holding
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, gloomy, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: parents and children, high school, americana, suburbs, urban, society, family problems, family relations, single parent, dealing with death, human nature, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Manic
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, coming of age, addiction, mental institution, teenager, adolescence, violent, mentor, sexual abuse, bullying, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
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    User:   47%
 
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Storytelling
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.
Style: dark humor, clever, bleak, cynical, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sex, depression, teenage life, strong sexual content, storytelling, rape, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), loneliness, censorship, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, colombia, israel
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System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
The Virgin Suicides
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, disturbing, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, suicide, virginity, obsession, depression, storytelling, death, youth, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: michigan, yale university
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    User:   44%
 
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Blue Car
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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System:   43%
    User:   48%
 

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System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 104 min.
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