Movies like Teenage Dirtbag

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Teenage Dirtbag (2009)
 7.0
 3K
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, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, delusion, stalking, teenage life, social differences, lifestyle, life is a bitch, society, hardcase students, domestic violence, child abuse, dysfunctional family, cheerleader, classmate classmate relationship, death, notebook, neighbor, therapy, gossip, hate, delinquent, poetry, youth, friends, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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, society, coming of age, high school life and teenager mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Teenage Dirtbag: Keith (2008), Palo Alto (2013), Foxfire (1996), Speak (2004), Life of a King (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 34K
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, teenagers, first love, high school, youth, love affair, adolescence, romance, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
 6.2
 26K
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: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage sexuality, older man younger woman relationship, youth, high school student, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, realistic, serious, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, coming out, teacher, youth, rebellion, hostage, teenage girl, tattoo, prison, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 24K
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: teenage life, youth, innocence lost, life is a bitch, high school, unsupportive friend, school, sexual abuse, rape, misfit, lifestyle, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, uplifting, rough, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, chess, rebellion, changing lives, teenage life, ambition, redemption, teachers and students, hardcase students, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: touching, uplifting, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, teacher, bad attitude, gain trust, reach out, urban ghetto, power relations, undisciplined, youth, idealism, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: captivating, sincere, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, coming of age, social differences, society, high school life, misfit, youth, self discovery, social misfits, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, touching
Plot: dedicated educator, urban ghetto life, hopes, teachers and students, juvenile delinquency, idealism, misfit, urban, society, lifestyle, high school life, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
 446
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: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, coming of age, self discovery, youth, friendship, high school life, social differences, society, high school, racism, teenage life, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Around the Fire (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Simon is an intelligent and privileged young man whose family expects him to become a Princeton graduate. Crying out for attention from his reserved and cool hearted family, Simon commits numerous petty crimes and is soon sent away to boarding ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, boarding school, life is a bitch, teenage life, youth, friends, love and romance, social differences, society, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.5
 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: realistic, touching, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dance, youth, follow your dream, contests and competitions, teenage life, friendship, coming of age, lifestyle, high school life, life is a bitch, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 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, serious, clever, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, power relations, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, teachers and students, contests and competitions, hopes, dedicated educator, working class, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, adolescence, teenage life, friendship, first love, high school life, youth, teenagers, friends, shyness, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ 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: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, high school, lifestyle, family in crisis, social misfits, love and romance, life is a bitch, parents and children, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 451
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, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, cafe, depression, high school life, gain trust, young at heart, friends, best friends, youth, social differences, society, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 17K
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, sincere, emotional, uplifting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, reform, gang, drug dealing, school principal, changing lives, power relations, win over, undisciplined, dedication, self fulfillment, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 76K
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, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, addiction, peer pressure, juvenile delinquency, theft, makeover, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, kids in trouble, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 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, rivalry, friendship, social misfits, teenage life, teachers and students, love and romance, youth, buddies, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human spirit, love and romance, hopes, follow your dream, social misfits, win over, social relations, high school, teenage life, youth, society, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 2K
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, emotional, talky, atmospheric, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher student relationship, older man younger woman relationship, bullying, teenage life, life is a bitch, peer pressure, loneliness, teacher, mental disorder, teenage girl, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, emotional
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, coming of age, small town, teenage life, love and romance, destructive relationship, lifestyle, society, parents and children, pregnancy, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 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: sincere, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: coming of age, lifestyle, best friends, youth, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, kids in trouble, friends, friendship, misfit, high school life, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, lifestyle, friendship, homeless, teenage life, redemption, urban ghetto life, hopes, forceful separation, youth, coming of age, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: realistic, sexual, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, friends, lifestyle, society, high school life, innocence lost, coming of age, youth, abstinence, concealed nudity, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: pregnancy, hip hop, urban ghetto, family relations, youth, dedicated educator, teenage life, down on your luck, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, hopes, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, medical school, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 453
Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: coming of age, society, youth, family problems, innocence lost, family relations, gain trust, environmental health, power relations, dysfunctional family, environmentalism, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 356
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, realistic, serious, uplifting, christian film
Plot: high school, small town life, coming of age, social relations, high school life, death in the family, teenage life, dealing with death, youth, foe turned friend, friends, baptism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 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: sexual, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: high school, sex, youth, social relations, journalism, uncover truth, manipulations, fall in love, teenage life, dangerous attraction, small town, obsession ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 14K
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, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, teenage life, life is a bitch, social decay, juvenile delinquency, youth, friendship, society, high school life, humiliation, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Dangerous Minds (1995)
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, gloomy, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, teenage life, karate, amusement park, naval officer, hopes, teachers and students, hardcase students, dedicated educator, urban ghetto life, breaking point ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%