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Teenage Dirtbag (2009)
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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: sincere, serious, uplifting, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, death, domestic violence, stalking, delusion, neighbor, notebook, therapy, gossip, hate, delinquent, poetry, cheerleader, juvenile delinquency, social differences, high school life, teenage life, youth, hardcase students, coming of age, teachers and students, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about high school, youth, teenage life, high school life, society, coming of age and friendship mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Teenage Dirtbag: Palo Alto (2013), Speak (2004), Keith (2008), Foxfire (1996), To Save a Life (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage sexuality, small town, drugs/alcohol, older man younger woman relationship, unfulfillment, coming of age, adolescence, social relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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48%
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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: touching, sincere, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, innocence lost, unsupportive friend, teenage life, high school, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, high school life, school, misfit, rape, mute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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75%
 7.5
 33K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, opposites attract, adolescence, high school, first love, youth, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, romance, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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90%
 6.2
 8K
Foxfire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, friendship, feminism, teacher, coming out, prison, teenage girl, tattoo, hostage, coming of age, lesbian, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
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100%
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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 ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, christian, coming of age, friendship, dealing with death, innocence lost, high school life, teenage life, youth, social relations, social misfits, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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37%
 5.2
 438
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, high school, interracial relations, social differences, high school life, teenage life, society, youth, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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34%
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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: serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, buddies, social misfits, friendship, teachers and students, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, misfit, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Life of a King (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chess, drugs/alcohol, hardcase students, redemption, sport, teachers and students, high school, hopes, rebellion, rivalry, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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To Sir, with Love II (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mark Thackeray (Poitier) is a West Indian, who in the 1967 film had taken teaching in a London East End school. He spent twenty years teaching and ten in administrative roles. He has taught the children of his former pupils, but is now retiring.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: high school, teacher, juvenile delinquency, dedicated educator, hardcase students, education, urban, idealism, teachers and students, high school life, urban ghetto, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, high school, coming of age, follow your dream, human spirit, teenage love, teenage life, hopes, misfit, society, youth, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspense, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school life, friendship, parents and children, dysfunctional family, youth, life is a bitch, teachers and students, family problems, school, realism, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: dedicated educator, high school, hardcase students, urban, idealism, teachers and students, school, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, hopes, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
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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, dealing with death, high school life, small town life, youth, social relations, death in the family, teenage life, coming of age, friends, foe turned friend, astrology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Stand and Deliver (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, mathematics, mexican american, education, summer school, cheating, idealism, dedicated educator, hardcase students, high school teacher, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 255
Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, single parent, destructive relationship, high school, small town life, teenage life, society, family relations, parents and children, pregnancy, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 74K
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, serious, gloomy, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, peer pressure, makeover, domestic violence, addiction, coming of age, friendship, theft, drug overdose, street life, underage drinking, teen angst ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 16K
Lean on Me (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When principal Joe Clark takes over decaying Eastside High School, he's faced with students wearing gang colors and graffiti-covered walls. Determined to do anything he must to turn the school around, he expels suspected drug dealers, padlocks ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere, based on true events ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, gang, school principal, drug dealing, reform, dedicated educator, hardcase students, urban, human spirit, idealism, teachers and students, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 428
No and Me (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At thirteen-years-old, with an unusually high IQ and a knack for observing things about other people, Lou Bertignac is not only the youngest in her class at school; she is also the most unusual. Painfully shy, she has few friends, save for Lucas, ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cafe, depression, high school, best friends, coming of age, human spirit, social differences, high school life, teenage life, youth, friends, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: bleak, psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, suicide, teenager, rape, student, school, high school life, teenage life, youth, social relations, teenage love, coming out ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, pregnancy, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, teenager, adoption, boyfriend, single, parent, teenage life, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, teenage life, youth, high school, power relations, social relations, parents and children, teachers and students, high school life, dishonesty, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Cheaters (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, offbeat, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, social differences, school, teachers and students, high school life, teenage life, working class, ambition, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.4
 289
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, serious, realistic, sexual, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, coming of age, school, gays and lesbians, innocence lost, college, high school, self discovery, teachers and students, teenage love, college life, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: sexual, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, teenage life, youth, friendship, high school life, lifestyle, society, friends, high school, underage sex, hypocrisy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 2K
What Goes Up (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the mid-80's when a reporter is sent to cover the Challenger Space Shuttle launch only to become mixed up in the lives of some local students.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: high school, sex, hardcase students, social misfits, teenager, journalism, small town, manipulations, uncover truth, braless teen, obsession, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 1K
Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, urban, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, high school, friends, society, youth, best friends, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Perfect Sport (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee Bishop is forced to grow up quickly when his mother leaves for Iraq and his younger sister joins him on the varsity wrestling squad.
Style: semi serious, uplifting, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, siblings relations, high school life, sport, teenage life, family life, youth, family relations, curses spells and rituals, ambition, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 13K
The Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, society, teenage life, life is a bitch, rivalry, social decay, misfit, friendship, high school life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.3
 5K
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: serious, touching, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dance, dancer's life, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, black people, high school, follow your dream, music, urban, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage girl, hidden camera, teen suicide, high school life, kids in trouble, suicidal, youth, social relations, teenage life, found footage, school bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%