Movies like Vacationland

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Vacationland (2006)
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Vacationland (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Filmmaker Todd Verow revisits his own youth for his latest work. The film's main character is Joe, who, like the director, grew up in Bangor in Maine. Joe, an 18 year old high school senior who longs to move away from poor white trash roots and this town, and dreams of attending art school, lives with his single mother and older sister Theresa on a notorious council estate called "Capehart Projects". Molested at the age of ten, Joe nevertheless decides to keep the incident to himself. He befriends an elderly disabled artist named Victor who hires him as houseboy/model. Joe moves in with Victor in his loft above the local opera house, hoping to escape Bangor with his help. He also works part time at a local market along with his sister, who wants to get out of town as much as he does. For most of high school, Joe has also had a crush on his best friend, Andrew, who plays on the high school football team.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, touching, disturbing, sexual
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming out, gay relationship, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, misfit, self discovery, haunted by the past, lgbt teen, gay teenager, single mother, dysfunctional family, crush, coming of age, shoplifting, gay crush, mother son relationship, strong sexual content, friends, best friends, gays and lesbians, nudity (full frontal - brief), gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine

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Most similar movies to Vacationland

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sexy films with plots about gay, gender, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, gay kiss and friends mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Vacationland: Rock Haven (2007), Boys (2014), Harry + Max (2004), The Mudge Boy (2003), Tan Lines (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rock Haven (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The coastal California community of Rock Haven is the perfect place for cute eighteen-year-old Brady and his loving mother to begin a fresh start. Their mission: to spread the word of the Lord. But while roaming the beach one day, Brady meets ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay love, gay, coming out, first gay sexual experience, gay teenager, beach, gay relationship, family relations, friendship, church, christianity, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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Boys (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, teenage love, gay love, friendship, gay romance, gay relationship, gay athlete, gays and lesbians, friends, fall in love, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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100%
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Harry + Max (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two brothers, 23 and 16, who are both teen idols, come to terms with their dysfunctional family past and deep affection for each other.
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: gay, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, incest, teenage life, sexual relations, gender, family relations, lifestyle, romance, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mudge Boy (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Duncan Mudge, mid-teens, lives apart from his rural world populated by his distant father and rough local kids. His main companionship is a chicken left after his mother's death until the neighbor's son befriends him.
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, first gay sexual experience, misfit, coming of age, gays and lesbians, social misfits, teenage life, death of mother, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, parents and children, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont
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100%
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Tan Lines (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Cute teen Midget Hollow wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. When Midget's best friend's gay brother Cass arrives on the scene, the two quickly dive head first into a clandestine sea of sexual awakening.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay relationship, coming of age, ocean, coming out, surfing, brother, homosexuality, teenage love, self discovery, teenage life, buddies, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales
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100%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, lgbt child, first love, family relations, love and romance, lgbt teen, lifestyle, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, coming out, lifestyle, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, fall in love, romance, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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100%
The Toilers and the Wayfarers (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Phillip and Dieter nearly suffocate hiding their sexual identity in the face of puritanical small town values. Joined by a mysterious German relative, the three misfits escape to the big city searching for a place to belong.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sincere, touching ...
Plot: coming out, immigrants, runaway, gay teenager, family life, small town life, teenage life, self discovery, city life, small town, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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100%
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The Journey of Jared Price (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "The Journey of Jared Price" is a gay-themed coming-of-age 2000 film written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black. Black won the Oscar award for Best Original Screenplay for "Milk". The Journey of ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, blind woman, self discovery, fall in love, youth, couples, couple relations, teenage life, friendship, prostitute, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, single parent, self discovery, best friends, teenage life, introspection, direction and purpose, society, youth, parents and children, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
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Watercolors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Carter, a troubled teen stays with a friend of his dads and starts flirting with her son Danny. After the weekend school returns, however Carter a school jock tells Danny he does not want to be seen with him at school. Their relationship grows ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay sex, coming out, teenage love, love and romance, gay student, lifestyle, sexuality, drug use, opposites attract, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle U.S. in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.
Style: realistic, sexy, sexual, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gay teenager, homosexuality, coming of age, lgbt teen, gay, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, lgbt, high school, gay sex, coming out, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Between Something & Nothing (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: BETWEEN SOMETHING & NOTHING is based on filmmaker Todd Verow’s experiences at Rhode Island School of Design. After being accepted into a prestigious New England art school, sexy small-town JOE and townie mastermind JENNIFER quickly join ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: gay, sexual relations, college, dangerous attraction, self discovery, youth, lifestyle, friendship, student life, social misfits, prostitute, art school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
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Redwoods (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Both original and incredibly romantic, Redwoods tells the story of an already-partnered man whose love is tested when a mysterious drifter passes through his small Northern California town.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, romance, couples, breakup, gays and lesbians, gay couple, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
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White Frog (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a neglected teen with mild Asperger’s syndrome whose life is changed forever when tragedy hits his family
Style: serious, touching, feel good, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asperger's syndrome, gay teenager, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, teenage life, self discovery, misfit, dealing with death, family problems, coming of age, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
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Like a Brother (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Sebastien is a small town boy who moves to Paris and begins to explore the gay night life there. When a friend from back home calls to announce he's coming to Paris, Sebastien confronts some unrequited feelings
Style: homoerotic, serious, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, erection, gay sex, friendship, friendship between men, gay relationship, love and romance, youth, erotica, lifestyle, gay straight relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 837
Back Soon (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Back Soon is a story of love, loss, identity and hope. It follows the relationship between aspiring actor Logan Foster and reformed drug dealer Gil Ramirez, two men who find themselves inexplicably drawn together despite their disparate backgrounds, ...
Style: sexy, realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, romance, death of wife, couples, prodigy, drug dealing, friendship, homosexuality, widower, racism, infidelity, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
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Jitters (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iceland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unexpected first kiss causes Gabriel to feel the electrifying "jitters" of love and lust with the free-spirited Marcus; a perfect way to end a Summer studying abroad. Realizing he is gay, Gabriel returns home and is immediately ...
Style: psychological, captivating, realistic, emotional
Plot: gay teenager, gay, friendship between boys, first love, teenage life, couples, bisexuality, friendship, crush, house party, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 3K
Monster Pies (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mike has felt alienated and alone for as long as he can remember, until a new boy arrives at his school - awakening feelings and a world of possibilities he'd never before dared to dream of.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating
Plot: gay, high school, gay relationship, lgbt, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, teacher, teenage love, self discovery, fall in love, high school student, gender ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Blue Citrus Hearts (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 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: sincere, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, coming of age, high school, teenage love, teenage life, romance, youth, life is a bitch, society, best friends, buddies, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Shelter (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach ...
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexual, first gay sexual experience, gay sex, homosexuality, gay romance, best friends, grownups, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
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Dorian Blues (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dorian realizes he is gay in his final year of high school. He meets another gay youth locally, but remains confused. He starts therapy, then resorts to confession in the Church, and finally comes out to his brother. Dorian then decides to come out ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, coming of age, gay teenager, gay, self discovery, teenage life, youth, parents and children, introspection, friendship, father son relationship, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 1K
Leo's Room (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Uruguay, Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Leo, a young man coming to terms with his own sexuality, runs into Caro, a primary school friend he fancied when they were kids, who's now trying to ward off her own personal demons. This casual re-encounter will affect their personal conflicts ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay love, friendship, family relations, self discovery, gays and lesbians, therapy, coming out, couples, lifestyle, friends, gender, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.6
 178
Domain (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nadia (Béatrice Dalle) is in her 30s and begins a serious relationship with a teen named Pierre (Isaïe Sultan).
Style: serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, teenage love, self discovery, life is a bitch, youth, love and romance, addiction, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, coming of age, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 11K
G.B.F. (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The bitter fight for supremacy between the three most popular girls at North Gateway High takes an unexpected turn when their classmate, Tanner, is outed and becomes the school’s first openly gay student. The trio races to bag the big trend in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, gay, gay lead character, lgbt teen, friends, high school, friendship, lgbt, gays and lesbians, teenage life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Way He Looks (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, homosexuality, blindness, teenage love, gay couple, lgbt, first gay sexual experience, coming out, gays and lesbians, gay love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 4K
Dream Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Nathan, a young teenager who tries to flourish in a romantic relationship with neighbour Roy. The two young men will have to face the brutal reality of the rural south of the United States in the late 1970s.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, homosexual rape, gay rape, gay relationship, lgbt teen, teenage love, child abuse, small town, dysfunctional family, gay sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 690
Crutch (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, CRUTCH is a coming-of-age tale about a young man's struggle with family problems and substance abuse. Behind a facade of suburban middle class perfection, ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: coming out, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, rehabilitation, suburbs, lifestyle, social decay, dangerous attraction, teenage life, kids in trouble, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 319
Sonja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sonja is struggling to deal with her parent separation, and find her feelings for her best friend might not just be a phase.
Style: realistic, sexy, touching, sincere, sexual
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, youth, coming out, unfulfilled love, couples, friends, best friends, lifestyle, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 172
Boys Life 6 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Anthonlogy of four gay-themed stories centered around the idea of first-time crushes.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, teenage love, friendship, family relations, youth, love and romance, coming of age, gender, lgbt, gay, seduction, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iowa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%