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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, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental, road movie
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, on the road, love and romance, romance, misfit, rebellion, youth, social misfits, lovers on the run, rebelliousness, friendship, social differences, chases and races, society, friends, nihilism, first sex, talent show, masturbation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, teenage life, friends, society, friendship, coming of age and love and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like I'm Gonna Explode: Drama/Mex (2006), The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010), A Beautiful Secret (2002), Northless (2009), 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: sexual, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: dishonesty, love and romance, prostitute, resort, love triangle, cons and scams, teenage life, society, youth, couples, thief, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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95%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, high school, coming of age, follow your dream, human spirit, teenage love, teenage life, hopes, misfit, society, youth, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: friendship, coming of age, youth, friends, golden years, human nature, rebelliousness, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life, elderly, hopes, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, store, society, workplace, friends, immigrants, follow your dream, human spirit, boss and employee, social decay, workplace situations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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54%
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, christian, coming of age, friendship, dealing with death, innocence lost, high school life, teenage life, youth, social relations, social misfits, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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52%
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, romance, social misfits, urban, self discovery, city life, restaurant, workplace situations, misfit, society, workplace, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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48%
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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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 586
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, social misfits, human nature, human spirit, social differences, down on your luck, hopes, society, power relations, life is a bitch, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: teenage life, college, religions or cults, youth, mysterious character, friendship, parents and children, family relations, friends, religion, airport, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, society, immigrants, parents and children, life is a bitch, misfit, family relations, music band, poverty, worker, emigration, emigrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7K
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: serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: hip hop, rebelliousness, friendship, sexual identity, lesbian relationship, homosexuality, teenage love, teenage life, coming of age, rebellion, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, dubai, tehran iran
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42%
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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, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, racism, teenage love, social differences, fish out of water, misfit, society, youth, parents and children, high school life, sport team, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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39%
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, introspection, urban, self discovery, forbidden love, parents and children, haunted by the past, teenage life, religions or cults, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Swimming Pool (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 65 min.
Story: During summer in La Habana, four adolescents with physical problems, while in vacation from school, spend a day in a swimming pool with their apathetic instructor.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: swimming, youth, mentally challenged, teachers and students, realism, teenage life, disability, misfit, power relations, swimming pool, teenager, swimmer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: losing-it hero, introspection, suburbs, teenage life, coming of age, misfit, youth, social misfits, domestic disturbance, teenage love, suburban life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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38%
The Golden Dream (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Guatemala
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of Central-American teen-agers depart from the slums of Guatemala City escaping poverty and violence, towards the promised land of California.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, rough ...
Plot: train, train ride, immigrants, on the road, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: teenage love, young lovers, romance, forbidden love, social differences, against the odds, love and romance, youth, family problems, fall in love, parents and children, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
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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, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: starting over, family, farm, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, animal life, hopes, youth, family relations, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, youth, friends, buddies, friendship, teenage love, coming of age, love and romance, adolescence, violence, teenager, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, sentimental, realistic
Plot: surfing, gang, best friends, romance, single parent, young lovers, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Love Is the Drug (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonah Brand (John Patrick Amedori) isn't necessarily the type of guy who would interest ultra-hot Sara Weller (Lizzy Caplan). But when she and her friends find out he works at a pharmacy, they charm him into their circle and gain his trust with ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, drug abuse, high school life, high school, teenage life, suburbs, kids in trouble, love and romance, youth, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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36%
 6.0
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Atomic Age (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Two young boys, Victor and Rainer, take the commuter train to spend the evening in Paris. In a nightclub on the banks of the Seine they go from one disappointment to another, from failed chat ups to street brawls. But as they get carried away by the ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, coming out, buddies, on the road, teenage life, urban, youth, friends, city life, gender, lifestyle, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 2K
Rabat (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three friends drive from Holland to Morocco to deliver a taxi to a family friend, but the trip turns out more complicated than expected.
Style: road movie, serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, taxi, best friends, on the road, friends, introspection, fall in love, love and romance, off the road, meaningful kiss, taxi driver, french girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, africa, morocco, barcelona spain, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.4
 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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, urban, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, high school, friends, society, youth, best friends, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 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, buddies, social misfits, friendship, teachers and students, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, misfit, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
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Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: mysterious character, friendship, romance, love and romance, friends, crumbling marriage, human nature, couples, family problems, boxer shorts, embarrassment, father figure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, interracial relations, culture clash, terminal illness, fall in love, urban, love and romance, society, youth, couples, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, europe, cambodia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Plot: high school, social differences, high school life, high school student, student life, teenage life, society, youth, social relations, social misfits, friendship, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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33%
 6.3
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: farm, friendship, coming of age, youth, self discovery, teenage life, hopes, brunette, cigarette smoking, memory, smoking, tape recorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
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Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, road not taken, small town, small town life, coming of age, wooing, americana, culture clash, death in the family, teenage life, dull life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%