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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: 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: contemporary, 21st century

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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, high school life, society, 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), To Save a Life (2009). 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, teenage life, opposites attract, first love, high school, teenagers, youth, adolescence, love affair, fall in love, teen romance, 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, youth, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, older man younger woman relationship, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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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, tattoo, prison, hostage, teenage girl, 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, touching, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, youth, teenage life, sexual abuse, unsupportive friend, high school, life is a bitch, misfit, high school life, school, rape, mute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: sincere, serious, captivating, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, misfit, society, high school life, self discovery, youth, social differences, social misfits, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: high school, teacher, juvenile delinquency, idealism, bad attitude, gain trust, reach out, urban ghetto, power relations, undisciplined, youth, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, racism, friends, social relations, family relations, power relations, interracial relations, rich and poor, parents and children, friendship, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, teenage love, society, high school life, lifestyle, teenage life, buddies, coming of age, misfit, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, teenage life, friendship, high school life, first love, social misfits, teenagers, classmates, adolescence, shyness, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, rough, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chess, hopes, teachers and students, high school, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, hardcase students, uneducated, sport, dedicated educator, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, hardcase students, dedicated educator, teachers and students, high school, school, underdog, elementary school, youth, idealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ 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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, high school, coming of age, single parent, youth, lifestyle, misfit, society, family problems, couples, teenage life, family in crisis ...
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: realistic, feel good, touching, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, depression, cafe, gain trust, friends, young at heart, high school life, society, social differences, life is a bitch, parents and children, human spirit ...
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, emotional, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, reform, school principal, gang, drug dealing, self fulfillment, human spirit, hopes, hardcase students, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, lifestyle, high school life, society, coming of age, innocence lost, teenage life, friends, friendship, high school, sexuality, hypocrisy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: touching, uplifting, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, follow your dream, high school life, human nature, eating disorder, society, misfit, high school, love and romance, hopes, social relations, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, serious, sincere, clever, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, ambition, power relations, hopes, contests and competitions, teachers and students, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, youth, teenage life, school, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ 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, theft, coming of age, addiction, peer pressure, juvenile delinquency, teen angst, makeover, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 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: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, christian film
Plot: high school, foe turned friend, friends, social relations, coming of age, dealing with death, high school life, death in the family, small town life, teenage life, youth, crying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, single parent, couples, youth, pregnancy, high school, parents and children, small town life, teenage life, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: disturbing, rough, sincere, bleak, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friends, drugs/alcohol, misfit, lifestyle, urban, high school life, society, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, best friends, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: realistic, touching, sexual, serious
Plot: high school, sex, journalism, media, social misfits, high school life, introspection, misfit, lifestyle, social relations, obsession, small town ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 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, eating disorder, incest, homosexual, student, school, rape, teenager, suicide, teenage love, teenage life, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.4
 318
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: realistic, touching, sexual, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, gay, love and romance, love affair, teenage life, couples, innocence lost, gays and lesbians, teachers and students, gender, high school life, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, love and romance, parents and children, society, social differences, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: hip hop, dance, urban ghetto life, dancer's life, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, high school, ambition, hopes, music, artists and showbiz, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, power relations, social relations, family relations, high school life, dishonesty, teenage life, pregnancy, high school, teachers and students, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: realistic, uplifting, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, ambition, siblings relations, sport, curses spells and rituals, high school life, teenage life, family life, family relations, power relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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, tense, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, society, teenage life, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, friendship, youth, human nature, social decay, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, family relations, friends, opposites attract, immigrants, human nature, coming of age, love and romance, family life, friendship, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%