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, poetry, neighbor, notebook, therapy, gossip, hate, delinquent, youth, friends, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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, high school, teenage life, society, high school life, coming of age and friendship mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Teenage Dirtbag: Keith (2008), Palo Alto (2013), Foxfire (1996), Speak (2004), Cheaters (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 35K
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, teenagers, teenage life, first love, high school, teen romance, terminal illness, youth, love affair, adolescence, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, teenage sexuality, high school life, unfulfillment, adolescence, youth, teenage girl, high school student, high school, loneliness, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, teacher, rebellion, youth, prison, tattoo, teenage girl, hostage, coming of age, school ...
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: innocence lost, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, unsupportive friend, high school, school, rehabilitation, sexual abuse, rape, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 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: realistic, serious, sincere, clever, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, social differences, contests and competitions, teachers and students, youth, dedicated educator, teenage life, society, rivalry, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, chess, teenage life, changing lives, ambition, rebellion, society, redemption, rivalry, gain trust, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, exciting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, school, family relations, lifestyle, buddies, friendship, friends, teachers and students, youth, rivalry, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: chess, school, youth, misfit, hardcase students, life is a bitch, hopes, human spirit, against the odds, teachers and students, ambition, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, contemplative, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, social differences, self discovery, bittersweet, teenage life, innocence lost, high school life, misfit, youth, religious, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, teacher, gain trust, interracial relations, undisciplined, reach out, bad attitude, power relations, urban ghetto, urban, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, touching, emotional, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, teenage life, family in crisis, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: uplifting, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human spirit, teenage love, high school, society, misfit, hopes, social misfits, teenage life, love and romance, youth, follow your dream, win over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 329
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, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, gays and lesbians, love and romance, love affair, couples, gender, friendship, youth, teenage love, high school, college, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ 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: touching, realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, hip hop, youth, follow your dream, contests and competitions, teenage life, friendship, hopes, dancer's life, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life ...
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, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, love and romance, parents and children, social differences, society, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 447
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: serious, touching, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, society, high school life, racism, high school, coming of age, bittersweet, social differences, self discovery, youth, teenage life, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, friendship, drug abuse, misfit, society, girl gang, coming of age, revenge, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, rough, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, reform, gang, school principal, drug dealing, unsupportive coworkers, reach out, teachers and students, win over, urban ghetto life, changing lives, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 743
Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, musician's life, against the odds, lifestyle, music band, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, society, working class ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: parents and children, friendship, teenage life, reunion, youth, high school, high school life, sport team, family relations, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 78K
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, tense, sincere, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, addiction, juvenile delinquency, peer pressure, theft, makeover, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, life is a bitch, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 462
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: realistic, touching, feel good, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, depression, cafe, teenage life, teenage love, friends, young at heart, gain trust, parents and children, human spirit, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 139
Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: lifestyle, human spirit, rise to the top, family problems, teenage life, immigrants, parents and children, single parent, youth, family life, hopes, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 151
1 Out of 7 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Runaway teen Lexi find herself alone and pregnant on the streets. Seemingly beyond hope, she must turn to Devon, a woman with her own demons, to help her find a way back from her past mistakes.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: kids
Plot: teenage life, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, homeless, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, youth, love, urban ghetto life, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, friendship, lifestyle, homeless, teenage life, urban ghetto life, redemption, hopes, forceful separation, youth, coming of age, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, friendship, friends, coming of age, teenage life, lifestyle, high school life, society, innocence lost, rape, drugs, concealed nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ 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, life is a bitch, teenage life, social decay, juvenile delinquency, friendship, youth, high school life, society, humiliation, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 3K
Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, crimes, rivalry, gang, high school life, society, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, friendship, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Kirishima Thing (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club, and how his disappearance affects every person in school.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: high school, disappearance, society, friendship, youth, volleyball, high school student, rivalry, social differences, social relations, friends, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, talky, emotional, atmospheric, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher student relationship, high school, peer pressure, older man younger woman relationship, bullying, life is a bitch, teenage life, teacher, loneliness, society, protection, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%