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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: sincere, sentimental, atmospheric, serious, realistic, road movie
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, on the road, friendship, friends, misfit, first sex, love and romance, rebellion, social differences, society, chases and races, social misfits, rebelliousness, nihilism, lovers on the run, romance, talent show, masturbation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america

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Most similar movies to I'm Gonna Explode

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, society, friendship, teenage life, friends, love and romance and coming of age mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like I'm Gonna Explode: Drama/Mex (2006), In Between Days (2006), A Beautiful Secret (2002), The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010), To Save a Life (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Drama/Mex (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two interlaced stories unfold over the course of the same long, hot day in the once lush and now decadent resort town of Acapulco. The first involves the beautiful and cool Fernanda, who is forced to deal with the sudden emergence of her ex-lover, ...
Style: realistic, serious, offbeat, sexual
Plot: prostitute, love triangle, youth, society, love and romance, cons and scams, teenage life, couples, dishonesty, resort, female nudity, dysfunctional relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
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95%
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: sentimental, gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, immigrants, friends, coming of age, friendship, misfit, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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92%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: friendship, teaching the ways of the world, friends, rebelliousness, human nature, power relations, elderly, coming of age, youth, teenage life, rebellion, golden years ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, hopes, follow your dream, love and romance, win over, social misfits, youth, coming of age, human spirit, social relations, teenage love, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: serious, sincere, gloomy, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, christian, social misfits, dealing with death, teenage life, self discovery, youth, social relations, friends, religious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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62%
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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: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, immigrants, friends, opposites attract, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life, love and romance, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: touching, sentimental, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: workplace, urban, society, misfit, human nature, friends, workplace romance, americana, self discovery, youth, restaurant, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.2
 604
Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: forbidden love, ship, social misfits, down on your luck, rich and poor, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, power relations, injustice, rebellion, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, persia
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52%
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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: sincere, serious, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, power relations, social relations, youth, self discovery, teenage life, rich and poor, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friendship, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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51%
 6.9
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Northless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Andres reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United Sates. There between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana is a troubled city. As he waits there, Andres is not only confronted with his feelings and what he left behind, but also with ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: social decay, human spirit, friendship, friends, hopes, follow your dream, workplace situations, boss and employee, immigrants, workplace, store, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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48%
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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: rough, disturbing, bleak, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, social misfits, society, high school life, urban, lifestyle, misfit, juvenile delinquency, best friends, kids in trouble, drugs/alcohol, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 338
Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious
Plot: hopes, teenage life, self discovery, youth, gender, urban, adolescence vs adulthood, gays and lesbians, social misfits, against the rules, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: college, friendship, teenage life, youth, religions or cults, friends, family relations, parents and children, mysterious character, stranger, discussion, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
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Circumstance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession
Style: emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, teenage life, coming of age, love triangle, rebelliousness, youth, hip hop, teenage love, rebellion, obsession, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, dubai, tehran iran
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42%
 7.1
 47
Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of three sensitive teens who are forced to deal with violence at home, violence at school. It is a story of friendship, of love and hate, where the adolescents world is revealed as cruel and beautiful, a world where the desire to ...
Style: serious, touching, gloomy, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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41%
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Local Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On Skeet’s twelfth birthday his older brother Randy buys him his first surfboard. Suddenly his summer turns to the endless search for the perfect wave, wild times and beach parties and eventually, finding his own daring adventures when Randy’s ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental
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Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico
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40%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, parents and children, social misfits, family relations, youth, coming of age, friends, gender, misfit, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
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39%
 6.8
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Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: friendship, youth, designer, social differences, lifestyle, store, society, downfall, couples, singleness, friends, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.2
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Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: misfit, society, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, immigrants, emigrant, synthesizer, father daughter relationship, school, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 2K
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Loving Hurts You (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Renata is a young high-class girl and Ulises is a poor guy. They both fall in love, but they must fight against everyone, specially Renata's rich parents, who want to stop their love by sending her to Canada. The story remarks the difference ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: teenage love, romance, unfulfilled love, against the odds, young lovers, social differences, society, youth, fall in love, family problems, forbidden love, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, touching, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: high school, volleyball, social relations, social misfits, student life, youth, teenage life, high school life, social differences, society, misfit, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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37%
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Ashley (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, touching, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, suburbs, teenage life, family problems, unfulfillment, society, introspection, youth, danger, estrangement, solitude, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: sentimental, gloomy, offbeat, touching, captivating ...
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, unlikely couple, love affair, couples, fall in love, terminal illness, unfulfillment, love and romance, culture clash, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, asia, europe, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 263
A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, family relations, athlete's life, parents and children, hopes, family, youth, farm, starting over, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Make It Happen (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Embarking on a journey to fulfill her dreams as a dancer, a young girl discovers a new style of dance that will prove to be the source of both conflict and self-discovery.
Style: captivating, entertaining, uplifting, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: follow your dream, rivalry, friendship, youth, dance school, ambition, love and romance, dancer's life, contests and competitions, dancing, social differences, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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36%
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170 Hz (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nick and Evy are in love. Knowing that Nick is deaf, Evy’s parents do not consent to their relationship. They run away and move into an abandoned submarine, hidden from judgmental eyes. Their runaway love brings them new opportunities and new ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, youth, rebellion, forbidden love, love and romance, coming of age, young lovers, misfit, rebelliousness, love affair, female nudity, male nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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35%
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, first love, high school life, social misfits, love and romance, shyness, adolescence, friends, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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35%
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Mall Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Shopping malls - today's place of creating desires. Best jewelry, clothes, shoes. Unaffordable by young girls, but they "work" to get themselves sponsors for new items.
Style: sexual, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: shopping mall, teenager, teenage prostitute, materialism, poverty, love and romance, society, misfit, lifestyle, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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35%
Owl and the Sparrow (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In modern-day Saigon, three lonely strangers form a unique family as a ten-year old orphan plays matchmaker to a zookeeper and a beautiful flight attendant.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: orphan, misfit, matchmaking, urban, friendship, power relations, human nature, society, survival, on the run, couples, street kid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, vietnam, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%