Movies like Palo Alto

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Palo Alto (2013)
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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 any boy to cross her path; and the increasingly dangerous exploits of Teddy and his best friend Fred, whose behavior may or may not be sociopathic.
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic, contemplative, gloomy, talky, weird, sexy ...
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, social relations, high school student, crush, teenagers, first sex, teenager, small town, soccer, under the surface, kids in trouble, character study, depression, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new jersey

Most similar movies to Palo Alto

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and touching films with plots about coming of age, teenage life, youth, teenager, high school, teenage girl and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Palo Alto: It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), Daydream Nation (2010), Skins (2007), Ghost World (2001), Ken Park (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, high school life, first love, teenagers, adolescence, suicide, high school, teenager, friends ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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88%
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, psychiatric ward, teenage love, adolescence, teenage life, coming of age, friends, friendship, psychiatrist, love and romance, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Daydream Nation (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Forced to move to a boring backwater town, a teenager embarks on affairs with a teacher and a stoner classmate.
Style: witty, atmospheric, semi serious, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenage life, sexual relations, love triangle, lifestyle, teachers and students, teacher student sex, love and romance, drug abuse, small town, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
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Skins (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Irreverent comedy drama which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol.
Style: captivating, cynical, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, friends, party, looking for sex, youth, homosexual, siblings relations, underage drinking, high school life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 7.3
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Ghost World (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' ...
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, sincere, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, friendship, graduation, teenage life, adolescence, best friends, blues, youth, unlikely friendships, coming-of-age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.9
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Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: rough, sexual, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, underage sex, erection, teenage sex, sexual relations, incest, masturbation, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, coming of age, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, internet, computers and web, parents and children, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage love, teenagers, teenage life, youth, coming-of-age, family relations, first sex, couples, drinking problem, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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
Plot: innocence lost, teenage life, unsupportive friend, life is a bitch, rape victim, school, high school, youth, rehabilitation, family problems, sexual abuse, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Tanner Hall (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming of age stories of four teen-age girls.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, friends, social relations, power relations, innocence lost, teachers and students, friendship, teenage girl, envy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
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Euphoria (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A group of high school students navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, psychedelic, depressing ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: drug addict, drugs, teenage life, youth, sex, high school, first love, sexuality, alcohol, transsexual, teenager, friends ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.9
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Towelhead (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
Style: melancholic, disturbing, compassionate, enigmatic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: pedophilia, older man younger woman relationship, small town, racism, coming of age, sex with a minor, sexual abuse, neighbor, gulf war, child abuse, sexuality, generation gap ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991, year 1990
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 73K
Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underage sex, coming of age, puberty, strong sexual content, virginity, first sex, innocence lost, rape, street kid, urban ghetto life, youth, loss of virginity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage life, women's prison, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, parents and children, fall in love, custody, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.
Style: emotional, witty, realistic, touching, depressing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, teen angst, adolescence, teenagers, high school, teen romance, best friend, coming of age, friendship, teenage girl, loneliness, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Teenage Dirtbag (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A popular high school girl is harassed by a delinquent boy until they are placed in creative writing class together. Through written words, they create a bond, but tragically a bond that cannot withstand her social pressures or his brutal home life.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, delusion, domestic violence, high school, cheerleader, hate, criminal, dysfunctional family, teenage life, social differences, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.8
 80K
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, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, coming of age, peer pressure, underage drinking, juvenile delinquency, addiction, family problems, friends, friendship, life is a bitch, theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Art of Getting By (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, friendship, youth, teenage life, friends, love and romance, teenager, high school, slacker, philosophy, painting, rebellious youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Manic (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, therapy, dysfunctional family, youth, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, addiction, doctors and patients, manic, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: christian film, captivating, contemplative, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, religious, social differences, self discovery, bittersweet, youth, misfit, teenage life, innocence lost, high school life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Before I Fall (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.
Style: bad ending, meditative, suspense, touching, mumblecore ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night
Plot: time loop, teenager, female protagonist, teenagers, strong female character, bullying, redemption, friendship, saving a life, suicide, female friendship, car rollover ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
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2:37 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a ...
Style: psychological, bleak, sincere, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: incest rape, high school, brother sister incest, teenage love, teenage life, social relations, youth, rape, society, social misfits, unwanted pregnancy, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, touching, meditative, lyrical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, redemption, youth, small town, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, hopes, society, social relations, adolescence, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
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Blame (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A drama teacher's taboo relationship with an unstable student strikes a nerve in her jealous classmate, sparking a vengeful chain of events within their suburban high school that draws parallels to 'The Crucible'.
Style: realistic, talky, emotional, atmospheric, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher student relationship, older man younger woman relationship, high school, peer pressure, life is a bitch, teenage life, bullying, society, protection, mental disorder, depression, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
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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 ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
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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.
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Girl Like Her (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sophomore year has been a nightmare for Jessica Burns. Relentlessly harassed by her former friend Avery Keller, Jessica doesn't know what she did to deserve the abuse from one of South Brookdale High's most popular and beautiful students. ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage girl, high school life, teenage life, kids in trouble, hidden camera, apology, humiliation, filmmaker, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, parents and children, youth, power relations, innocence lost, family in crisis, teenage life, teachers and students, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Foxes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
Style: gloomy, rough, realistic, serious, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, alcohol abuse, hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, friends, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%