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The Nature of Nicholas (2002)
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The Nature of Nicholas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Nature of Nicholas is a surreal story of twelve-year-old Nicholas as he struggles with an attraction to his best friend.
Style: touching, serious, surreal, captivating, offbeat, realistic
Plot: sexual orientation, coming out, friendship, school, teenage life, teenage love, youth, obsession, family relations, fall in love, friendship between boys, self acceptance, zombie, ghost, single parent, coming of age, absent father, mutant, best friends, sexual relations, friends, love and romance, high school life, gender, high school ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sexy films with plots about youth, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, friends and gender mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Nature of Nicholas: This Special Friendship (1964), The Truth About Jane (2000), You Are Not Alone (1978), Rock Haven (2007), Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
This Special Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit-run school.
Style: sexual, touching, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, gay teenager, sexual abuse, school, coming out, friendship, youth, pedophilia, catholic school, gays and lesbians, teenage life, clergy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, school, lesbian couple, coming out, fall in love, friendship, high school life, parents and children, high school, teenage love, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1989
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, friends, couples, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
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51%
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Rock Haven (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The coastal California community of Rock Haven is the perfect place for cute eighteen-year-old Brady and his loving mother to begin a fresh start. Their mission: to spread the word of the Lord. But while roaming the beach one day, Brady meets ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay love, coming out, gay relationship, gay, beach, first gay sexual experience, family relations, friendship, christianity, church, gay teenager, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his new found sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Style: surreal, serious, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, friendship, teenage love, gays and lesbians, gender, youth, teenage life, pretense, make believe, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming out, teenage life, lifestyle, misfit, youth, haunted by the past, self discovery, lgbt teen, crush, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Eternal Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen’s sensitive tale of friendship and yearning.
Style: sentimental, sexy, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, school, unrequited love, high school, coming of age, loneliness, high school friend, looking for love, love and romance, romance, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming out, gay, coming of age, lifestyle, friendship, self discovery, fall in love, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Tan Lines (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Cute teen Midget Hollow wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. When Midget's best friend's gay brother Cass arrives on the scene, the two quickly dive head first into a clandestine sea of sexual awakening.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, coming of age, coming out, brother, homosexuality, self discovery, teenage life, teenage love, sexual relations, friendship, youth, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, school, love and romance, teenage love, parents and children, best friends, youth, family relations, high school life, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Way He Looks (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 599
Painkillers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Casper (Gijs Blom) has never met his father and lives alone with his mother Marit (Birgit Schuurman). He likes to spend his free time playing the piano, so he is thrilled when he is chosen to become a pianist in a youth orchestra – and especially ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, single parent, youth, teenage life, search for father, absent father, friendship, love and romance, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe, prague, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Boys (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: gay, gay teenager, teenage love, friendship, gay love, gay romance, gay relationship, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, gay son, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Fit (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Takes a look at gay and straight love among the new millennials. Everything from secret crushes to homophobic attitudes are revealed by the rambunctious students taking Drama and Dance from Loris. None of the teens are what they seem at first ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
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Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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14+ (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alex glides his mouse tenderly over online images of Vika. He has been smitten ever since he saw her with her friends and cannot get her out of his head. Now he has found Vika’s profile online and has learned a lot about her. Vika has no idea ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Monster Pies (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mike has felt alienated and alone for as long as he can remember, until a new boy arrives at his school - awakening feelings and a world of possibilities he'd never before dared to dream of.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating
Plot: gay, high school, gays and lesbians, teacher, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, gender, gay teenager, social misfits, lgbt, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
An Angel Named Billy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mark Anderson, a recent stroke victim who is frail and weak. Also, his best friend Thomas, a classic over the hill drag queen desperate for love and happiness. Mark and Thomas have a master plan, to find Mark's son, James Anderson the love of ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Grande école (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he'd rather live with two roommates on campus than move in with her. As soon as he meets one of his roommates, Louis-Anault, Paul's behavior changes - ...
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: coming out, teenage life, love triangle, lifestyle, college life, sexual relations, youth, social differences, love and romance, couples, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Whole New Thing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Socially isolated by his parents (Rebecca Jenkins, Robert Joy), an androgynous teen (Aaron Webber) enrolls in high school and develops a crush on his male teacher (Daniel MacIvor).
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, teachers and students, coming out, school, coming of age, love and romance, gender, friendship, college, fall in love, youth, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Thrill of the Hills (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In order to to see his idol, Jimi Hendrix, a twelve year old boy attempts a journey from his Quebec village to Woodstock.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: death of father, family problems, youth, family relations, death in the family, best friends, child protagonist, teenage boy, coming of age, dream, romance, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: woodstock, canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, first love, adolescence, friendship, teenagers, high school life, suicide, hopes, social misfits, teenager ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Blue Gate Crossing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An is-she-or-isn't-she gay comedy focused on a Taiwanese teen, the boy she might like, and the girl she may love.
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: love triangle, high school, friendship, teenage life, partners, lgbt, high school life, gender, couples, best friends, romance, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Beautiful Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighbourhood of Thamesmead, in south-east London, become aware of their homosexuality. While both were vaguely aware they might be gay, neither had ever acted on their impulses. Once they decide ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, homosexuality, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, lgbt teen, teenage love, lgbt, sexuality, friendship, homosexual, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Beautiful Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ninni is sixteen and she lives in a beautiful mansion in the swedish countryside with her family.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, romance, fall in love, parents and children, countryside, teenage life, bittersweet, estate, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 80K
Flipped (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, exciting, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: first love, teenage love, fall in love, love and romance, teen romance, school, teenage life, teenage boy, adolescence, neighbor, crush, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 21st century ...
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 12K
Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, coming of age, gays and lesbians, teenage life, gay slur, friendship, fall in love, gay teenager, gender, romance, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Normal Adolescent Behavior (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: High school student Wendy has an odd relationship with her five friends: They're openly sexual with each other, swapping partners every week. But this is all thrown into turmoil when she meets Sean, a new student in school who has a crush on ...
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, high school life, coming of age, humiliation, friendship, sex, best friends, love and romance, siblings relations, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 538
Sebastian (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this thoughtful Scandinavian drama, a teenage boy wrestles with his sexuality and learns that most of his deepest fears were unfounded. Sebastian is almost 17 when he figures out that he is a homosexual. Though he lives with wonderful, stable ...
Style: touching, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: coming out, coming of age, gays and lesbians, couples, family relations, friends, friendship, sexual relations, teenage life, best friends, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Johan (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Johan Dros is born as eleventh consecutive son of soccer-obsessed pa Rinus, who raises his boys mainly as the small island Texel's team. Johan's rare reprieves from training for a sport he doesn't care for cease when ma dies. After ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, romance, family life, fall in love, sport team, obsession, ambition, gender, youth, father son relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Nico and Dani (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, gay teenager, friendship, coming out, innocence lost, best friend, summer vacation, self discovery, teenage love, loss of virginity, teenage life, looking for sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain, catalonia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%