Movies like Teenage Dirtbag

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 7.1
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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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Keith
Drama, Romance
USA
93 min.
 7.5
The Class
Drama
Estonia
99 min.
 8.0
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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, high school, teenage life, society, coming of age, high school life and friendship mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Teenage Dirtbag: Palo Alto (2013), Speak (2004), Keith (2008), Toe to Toe (2009), To Save a Life (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.2
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, 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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    User:   88%
 
 7.3
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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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, 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
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System:   64%
    User:   75%
 
 7.5
 33K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   89%
 
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 5.2
 438
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, 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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System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: dedicated educator, high school, hardcase students, urban, idealism, teachers and students, high school life, urban ghetto, society, teacher, youth, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
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:   40%
    User:   45%
 
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 5K
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: touching, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancer's life, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, high school, follow your dream, music, teenage life, urban, urban ghetto life, ambition, dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
 6.8
 3K
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:   37%
    User:   37%
 
 6.6
 428
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, cafe, depression, youth, friends, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
 4.4
 289
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, realistic, sexual, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, school, gays and lesbians, innocence lost, college, high school, self discovery, teachers and students, incest, teenage love, college life, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
 6.2
 8K
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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, 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:   32%
    User:   100%
 
 2.1
 4K
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, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hip hop, juvenile delinquency, single parent, urban, 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:   31%
    User:   32%
 
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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, realistic, offbeat, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, high school, 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
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System:   30%
    User:   30%
 
 6.2
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Due East
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: high school, destructive relationship, small town, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, single parent, society, family relations, parents and children, pregnancy, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
 6.1
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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, realistic, uplifting, 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:   30%
    User:   34%
 
 7.4
 16K
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
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System:   30%
    User:   27%
 
 6.2
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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, realistic, sincere, 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
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System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
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 6.8
 74K
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:   29%
    User:   24%
 
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The Class
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, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, vengeance, social decay, high school life, teenage life, life is a bitch, bully, misfit, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: estonia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   33%
 
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, 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, boyfriend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   30%
 
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: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting, disturbing ...
Plot: hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, going straight, redemption, human spirit, church, athlete and trainer, hospital, mormon, parents and children, culture clash, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, europe, usa, utah, venice ...
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System:   28%
    User:   29%
 
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, gothic, realistic
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
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System:   28%
    User:   28%
 
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Mom at Sixteen
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pregnant sixteen year old Jacey's well-meaning mother forces her to keep the birth a secret and decides to raise the baby as her own.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, high school life, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, adoption, coming of age, youth, family relations, social relations, babies and infants, adolescence vs adulthood, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, juvenile delinquency, social differences, urban ghetto, down on your luck, pregnancy, teenage life, urban ghetto life, hopes, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, medical school
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System:   27%
    User:   25%
 
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2:37
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: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, psychological
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, pregnancy, social misfits, high school life, suicide, teenage life, coming of age, rape, student, school, teenager, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   22%
 
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:   27%
    User:   30%
 
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Wasted
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Nick Stahl) watches without judgment as his two best friends (Summer Phoenix, Aaron Paul) abuse heroin.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: high school, small town, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, downfall, drug dealing, going straight, rehabilitation, addiction, party, friendship, heroin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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System:   26%
    User:   24%
 

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Heartbreak High
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Heartbreak High is a popular Australian television series that ran for five years from 1994 to 1999. The series dealt with the students of Hartley High, a tough high school in a multi-racial area of Sydney, and proved to be a more gritty and ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, buddies, drugs/alcohol, hardcase students, high school life, suburbs, teenage life, coming of age, ambition, teenager, youth, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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System:   25%
    User:   23%
 
Sex and the USA
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 ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   24%
 
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