Movies like I'm Gonna Explode

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I'm Gonna Explode (2008)
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I'm Gonna Explode (2008)
Original name: Voy a explotar
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tale of a young couple who throw caution to the wind and set out in search of their true fate. Román is the son of a contemptible, right-leaning congressman. Recently enrolled in a new high school, the rebellious teen clumsily attempts to hang himself on-stage at the big talent show. Maru is the sole member of the audience to applaud, earning both students a day of detention. After bonding during the course of their punishment, Román and Maru grab daddy's gun, steal a Volkswagen, and hit the road bound for nowhere.
Style: sentimental, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, road movie
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, rebelliousness, youth, romance, on the road, love and romance, rebellion, social differences, society, bittersweet, coming of age, road trip, friends, misfit, first sex, nihilism, social misfits, lovers on the run, masturbation, talent show, stealing a car, chases and races
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, society, bittersweet and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like I'm Gonna Explode: Buddha Mountain (2010), A Beautiful Secret (2002), Go (2001), Face (2002), Toe to Toe (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
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Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, rebellion, youth, romance, best friends, love and romance, coming of age, chinese, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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95%
A Beautiful Secret (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The beloved screen legend Katy Jurado, the lights one last time in the history of a special friendship that develops between a lonely old woman and Jorge, a rebellious teenager in Mexico City in 1984. Through the use flashbacks, Jorge, now an adult, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, rebellion, hopes, youth, teenage life, rebelliousness, teaching the ways of the world, elderly, bittersweet, friends, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: racism, teenage love, youth, society, parents and children, fish out of water, boxing, high school life, coming of age, social differences, teenage life, traumatic childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.3
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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, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lacrosse, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, social differences, racism, youth, woman, bittersweet, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, depressing ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, immigrants, friendship, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, youth, love, couples, korean american, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Bag of Flour (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Morocco
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this beautifully-shot epic traces the life of Sarah, from her early years in a Catholic orphanage in 1970s Belgium, through her rebellious, poverty-stricken teens in a village in the Atlas mountains of Morocco.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, teenage life, rebelliousness, love and romance, youth, society, discrimination, teenage love, political unrest, feminism, orphan, little girl ...
Time: 20th century, year 1984, year 1975
Place: morocco, middle east, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ...
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Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: religious, christian, high school, friendship, bittersweet, self discovery, social differences, social relations, high school life, innocence lost, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, experimental ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, farm, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, love and romance, society, incest, teenager, childhood, woman with a gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: sincere, uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 973
Local Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, disturbing
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mom, Dad and Her (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sydney is a troubled teen heading for trouble. After being caught shoplifting and a case of alcohol poisoning, Sydney's desperate single mother sends her off to the country to live with her father, Ben, and his new pregnant wife, Emma. Sydney ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: kleptomania, self discovery, teenage life, friendship, parents and children, family relations, youth, family, bittersweet, countryside, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, underage drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Ricochet River (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, talky
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
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Circumstance (2011)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 107 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Drama/Mex (2006)
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Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 60
Valley (2014)
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Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
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45%
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Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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42%
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Country: Brazil, France
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39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Empty Hours (2013)
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Duration: 101 min.
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36%
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Northless (2009)
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Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%