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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, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, domestic violence, stalking, delusion, cheerleader, death, neighbor, notebook, therapy, gossip, hate, delinquent, poetry, teenage life, youth, friends, teachers and students, life is a bitch, high school hunk, high school life, juvenile delinquency, social differences, society, lifestyle, gain trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Teenage Dirtbag

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, teenage life, high school, high school life, coming of age, society and friendship mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Teenage Dirtbag: Palo Alto (2013), Keith (2008), Foxfire (1996), Speak (2004), 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, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage sexuality, youth, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, loneliness, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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48%
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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, opposites attract, teenage life, high school, first love, adolescence, youth, love affair, fall in love, teenagers, love and romance, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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90%
 6.2
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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, sincere, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, coming out, teacher, youth, rebellion, tattoo, teenage girl, hostage, prison, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
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100%
 7.3
 23K
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, touching, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, youth, teenage life, unsupportive friend, high school, life is a bitch, misfit, high school life, school, rape, sexual abuse, mute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, coming of age, dealing with death, youth, self discovery, friends, social relations, social misfits, innocence lost, religious, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: sincere, serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: high school, teacher, juvenile delinquency, interracial relations, gain trust, teenage life, idealism, undisciplined, power relations, reach out, urban ghetto, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 442
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, sincere, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, power relations, social relations, self discovery, youth, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, interracial relations, rich and poor, friends, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 3K
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
Audience: teens
Plot: school, high school, teenage love, social misfits, teachers and students, society, lifestyle, misfit, high school life, love and romance, friendship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
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, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, first love, high school life, social misfits, adolescence, shyness, friends, coping, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, touching, gloomy, rough, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chess, reach out, power relations, self destructing, youth, underdog, ambition, high school, high school life, society, insubordination, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: human spirit, ambition, underdog, school, chess, power relations, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, idealism, elementary school, youth, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: talky, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, high school, misfit, coming of age, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, family in crisis, life is a bitch, love and romance, social misfits, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 444
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, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, cafe, depression, social differences, society, teenage life, human spirit, youth, best friends, high school life, friends, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 75K
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, bleak, serious, sincere, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, makeover, theft, peer pressure, addiction, teen angst, friendship, marijuana, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency, underage drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
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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, uplifting, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, reform, drug dealing, gang, school principal, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, changing lives, dedicated educator, teenage life, dedication, human spirit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: semi serious, humorous, sexual, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, coming of age, innocence lost, teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, society, high school life, friends, high school, sexuality, concealed nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, human spirit, follow your dream, love and romance, social misfits, hopes, coming of age, youth, win over, social relations, teenage love, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 4K
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: offbeat, sincere, clever, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, lifestyle, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, teachers and students, hopes, working class, social differences, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, small town life, teenage life, death in the family, coming of age, foe turned friend, dealing with death, youth, friends, social relations, high school life, crying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 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: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, small town life, high school, pregnancy, family relations, couples, lifestyle, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: bleak, sincere, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, society, lifestyle, misfit, urban, high school life, friends, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 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: touching, sexual, realistic, serious
Plot: high school, sex, social relations, youth, journalism, teenage life, introspection, misfit, high school life, lifestyle, obsession, small town ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 7K
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, realistic, sincere, serious
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, incest, eating disorder, homosexual, teenager, suicide, rape, student, school, youth, coming out, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.4
 308
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: sexual, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, incest, gays and lesbians, gender, society, high school life, human nature, teachers and students, love and romance, high school, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ 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: exciting, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dance, artists and showbiz, hopes, disorder, teenage life, high school, ambition, music, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: thought provoking, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, family relations, power relations, social relations, high school life, high school, pregnancy, teachers and students, parents and children, teenage life, dishonesty
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, realistic, uplifting, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, sport, high school life, youth, family life, teenage life, family relations, power relations, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 251
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, immigrants, opposites attract, single parent, friendship, love and romance, family life, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, society, life is a bitch, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, misfit, youth, friendship, human nature, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: high school, reunion, youth, high school life, aging, coming of age, teenage life, friendship, friends, family relations, sport team, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%