Movies like Teenage Dirtbag

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Teenage Dirtbag
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, juvenile delinquency, social differences, high school life, teenage life, youth, poetry, stalking, therapy, domestic violence, delinquent, hate, gossip, notebook, neighbor, death, delusion, hardcase students, coming of age, teachers and students, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, friends, cheerleader ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Short Term 12
Drama
USA
96 min.
 8.0
Speak
Drama
USA
89 min.
 7.3
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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, society, high school, teenage life, coming of age, high school life and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Teenage Dirtbag: Palo Alto (2013), Keith (2008), Speak (2004), Stand and Deliver (1988), To Save a Life (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Palo Alto
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, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, small town, drugs, teenagers, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, adolescence, coming-of-age, drinking, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Keith
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: bad ending, dramatic, realistic, sentimental, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenager, terminal illness, teenagers, high school, romance, teen romance, cancer, opposites attract, adolescence, love, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   62%
    User:   89%
 
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Speak
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: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, teachers and students, coming of age, small town, mute or deaf, rehabilitation, mute, rape, parents and children, sexual abuse, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   67%
 
Stand and Deliver
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, sentimental, touching, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, mathematics, idealism, school, underdog, dedicated educator, fighting the system, mentor, hardcase students, childhood, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
To Save a Life
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, gloomy, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dealing with death, high school, innocence lost, high school life, coming of age, teenage life, christian, youth, friendship, social relations, social misfits, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   49%
    User:   50%
 
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Toe to Toe
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, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, high school, friendship, interracial relations, social differences, high school life, teenage life, society, youth, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
Dangerous Minds
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, school, friendship, death, dedicated educator, poetry, redemption, hardcase students, poverty, mentor, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
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Take the Lead
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom ...
Style: serious, feel good, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, high school, dance, music, dancing, teacher, competition, prejudice, dancer's life, teenager, dedicated educator, school ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   54%
 
 6.8
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Odd Girl Out
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, buddies, school, social misfits, friendship, teachers and students, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, misfit, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
To Sir, with Love II
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, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dedicated educator, high school, hardcase students, urban, idealism, teachers and students, urban ghetto, high school life, society, teacher, youth, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
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Foxfire
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: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, teacher, school, lesbian, vengeance, kidnapping, teenager, college, drugs, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   100%
 
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The Last Year
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, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, gays and lesbians, school, innocence lost, college, self discovery, high school, teachers and students, incest, teenage love, college life, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
 7.4
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Lean on Me
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, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, violence, dedicated educator, mentor, school, hardcase students, bullying, coming of age, urban, rags to riches, underdog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
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Thirteen
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: coming of age, friendship, addiction, dysfunctional family, adolescence, marijuana, drug abuse, drinking, drug addiction, makeover, domestic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, venice beach california
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System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
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Short Term 12
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: depression, adolescence, mentor, teenager, storytelling, incest, child abuse, friendship, hospital, workplace romance, childhood, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
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How She Move
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, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, follow your dream, music, high school, teenage life, urban, urban ghetto life, ambition, dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
Purgatory House
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An inside glimpse of how it feels to be a teen in today's disconnected world. PURGATORY HOUSE chronicles the after-life journey of Silver Strand: a lonely teen who abandons her life of turmoil and drug addiction, only to find herself caught ...
Style: serious, realistic, gothic
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, teenage life, kids in trouble, coming of age, hopes, society, youth, family relations, drug abuse, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   33%
 
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Anne B. Real
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: ANNE B. REAL is the coming of age story of a young female rapper, who finds her inspiration by reading the Diary of Anne Frank.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: hip hop, juvenile delinquency, urban, single parent, introspection, urban ghetto, siblings relations, urban ghetto life, coming of age, family life, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
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New Hope
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: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, christian film
Plot: dealing with death, high school, high school life, small town life, youth, social relations, death in the family, teenage life, coming of age, friends, foe turned friend, baptism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   33%
 
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No and Me
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: best friends, coming of age, high school, human spirit, social differences, high school life, teenage life, depression, cafe, youth, friends, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
 6.2
 690
Girls Town
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four women, Patti, Emma, Angela, and Nicki are completing their last year of high school. Unfortunately for the group, one of their own, Nicki, unexpectedly commits suicide. The three remaining women, upon finding out that Nicki had been raped ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, school, coming of age, vengeance, suicide, rape, best friends, college, women, juvenile delinquency, adolescence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
Blue Citrus Hearts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A first love could quite possibly be the last for Sam, a Memphis teenager coming to terms with the romantic feelings he harbors for his best friend, Julian. Will the love he feels for this boy guide him through his struggles with his abusive father, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, romance, buddies, high school, gays and lesbians, coming of age, suburbs, innocence lost, sexual abuse, coming out, teachers and students, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   36%
 
Fifteen and Pregnant
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, teenage life, youth, high school, family relations, single parent, parents and children, hopes, family problems, parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
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America Brown
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: athlete's life, coming of age, sport, sport team, high school, ambition, hopes, small town, youth, clergy, prodigy, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
 6.8
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Cheaters
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, offbeat, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, high school, contests and competitions, social differences, teachers and students, school, high school life, teenage life, working class, ambition, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
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Detachment
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: teacher, high school, depression, suicide, school, dedicated educator, loneliness, teachers and students, storytelling, life & death, mentor, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   33%
 
States of Grace
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drive-by shooting in Venice, California, changes the lives of five people forever. States of Grace tells the story of a homeless street preacher, Louis, a gang banger, Carl, an aspiring actress, Holly, and two young missionaries, Lozano and ...
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, going straight, redemption, human spirit, church, athlete and trainer, hospital, mormon, parents and children, urban ghetto, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, europe, usa, utah, venice ...
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System:   30%
    User:   24%
 
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Manic
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: realistic, disturbing, psychological, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, coming of age, addiction, mental institution, teenager, adolescence, violent, mentor, sexual abuse, bullying, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
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System:   30%
    User:   27%
 

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Half Nelson
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: realistic, talky, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, addiction, drug abuse, loneliness, drugs, drug addiction, father daughter relationship, drinking, basketball, dedicated educator, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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System:   30%
    User:   27%
 
To Sir, with Love
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: high school, school, teacher, idealism, race, teenager, british, dedicated educator, dance, coming of age, mentor, runaway ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: london, england, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
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