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To Save a Life (2009)
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To Save a Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what he could've done to save his friend's life. A youth minister tells him that Jake needs God. So Jake becomes a Christian. However, things begin to spin out of control. His dad is cheating on his mom, his girlfriend is pregnant, and his former friends ridicule and mock him. During all this, Jake is going to realize just what it means to be a Christian and how, to save a life.
Style: christian film, sincere, serious, captivating, contemplative, realistic, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, religious, self discovery, social differences, bittersweet, teenage life, youth, misfit, high school life, innocence lost, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school, coming of age, teenager, father son relationship, friends, society, social misfits, dealing with death, social relations, basketball, party, death, marijuana, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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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, teenage life, coming of age, friendship, society, friends and high school life mostly in Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like To Save a Life: Sex and the USA (2008), New Hope (2012), Toe to Toe (2009), Palo Alto (2013), Mamitas (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, society, youth, friends, coming of age, innocence lost, high school life, teenager, sexuality, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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New Hope (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: High school senior Michael (the son of a preacher and a Christian) is the new guy in a small town still reeling from a high school basketball star's unforeseen suicide of a year ago.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting, christian film
Plot: high school, teenage life, high school life, friends, foe turned friend, youth, dealing with death, bittersweet, death in the family, social relations, basketball, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, self discovery, youth, racism, social differences, lacrosse, interracial relations, family relations, high school life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, coming of age, adolescence, high school life, unfulfillment, youth, teenage girl, high school, teenage sexuality, loneliness, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Mamitas (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager in Echo Park deals with the loss of his mother and his attraction to a girl not considered "cool" by his friends.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological, light ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, high school, youth, opposites attract, couples, teenage life, social relations, friendship, society, self discovery, manhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, tobacco, cigarette smoking, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, youth, parents and children, haunted by the past, single parent, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, coming of age, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
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Odd Girl Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, school, buddies, lifestyle, family relations, friendship, youth, misfit, love and romance, rivalry, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, friendship, immigrants, youth, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, love, couples, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, life is a bitch, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, friends, society, social decay, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, christian film, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, single parent, family relations, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, best friends, parents and children, youth, society, direction and purpose, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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I'm Gonna Explode (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tale of a young couple who throw caution to the wind and set out in search of their true fate. Román is the son of a contemptible, right-leaning congressman. Recently enrolled in a new high school, the rebellious teen clumsily attempts to hang ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, teenage love, friendship, romance, love and romance, youth, society, on the road, social differences, rebellion, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
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The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human spirit, teenage love, love and romance, high school, misfit, social misfits, win over, youth, society, hopes, teenage life, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
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Place: detroit, usa
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Speak (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, aging, family relations, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, friends, bittersweet, elderly, single parent, pneumonia, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, environmentalism, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, gain trust, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The We and the I (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The We and the I is the heartfelt and comical story of the final bus ride home for a group of young high school students and graduates.
Style: talky, touching, sincere, serious, contemplative
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school life, introspection, interracial relations, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, society, social relations, bus, group of friends, teenager, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, friends, youth, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, friendship, horse trainer, adventure, ambition, teenage life, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, follow your dream, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, coming of age, self discovery, best friends, youth, friendship, wooing, teenage girl, sexuality, unsupportive friend, sex scene, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Last Year (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Paul's homosexual affair at Bible College with a new student named Alex sets tongues wagging, mostly with un-Christian reactions. The dean, himself a closet case, threatens to expel Paul, and the football jocks have their eye on Alex. The ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, youth, couples, love affair, friendship, teenage love, injustice, friends, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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Off the Black (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nick Nolte) gets a younger friend (Trevor Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friendship, family relations, sport team, youth, high school life, reunion, high school, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, friends ...
Time: contemporary
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Degrassi Takes Manhattan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Film spin-off of Nickelodeon's popular teen program Degrassi.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, youth, rivalry, friends, couples, vengeance, couple relations, infidelity, party, twins, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada, usa
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The Toy Soldiers (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five parallel coming-of-age stories dramatize the stages of grief. A youthful mother in a custody battle over her children, finds ...
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, haunted by the past, teenage life, youth, social misfits, addiction, custody, family problems, misfit, life is a bitch, society, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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Beautiful Wave (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Santa Cruz for the summer, a young woman discovers the sport of surfing -- and a family secret as well.
Style: sentimental, contemplative, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: surfing, coming of age, self discovery, adventure, youth, teenage life, escapades, society, friendship, drugs/alcohol, on the road
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: friendship, self discovery, family relations, youth, parents and children, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, coming of age, painter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
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