Movies like Crutch

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Crutch
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: 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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, family relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, kiss, coming of age and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Crutch: Sugar (2004), Blue Citrus Hearts (2003), Or (My Treasure) (2004), XXY (2007), Four (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sugar
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
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Or (My Treasure)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
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Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series created by Kevin Williamson which debuted on January 20, 1998, on The WB and was produced by Sony Pictures Television. Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, at EUE/Screen Gems studios ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, touching
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Engel & Joe
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The Doe Boy
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Country: USA
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    User:   46%
 
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    User:   40%
 
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: sexual, serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, sexual, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, homosexuality, drug abuse, drugs, brutality, sexuality, drinking, male nudity, lesbian, coming of age, cross dressing, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne
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System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
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Come Undone
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, serious, sentimental, reflective ...
Plot: gay, depression, coming of age, romance, male nudity, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, hospital, innocence lost, loneliness, relationships, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, frankfurt germany
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    User:   36%
 
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Innocent
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
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    User:   33%
 
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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