Movies like I'm Gonna Explode

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I'm Gonna Explode
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, on the road, teenage life, 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

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, coming of age, society, friends, friendship and love and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like I'm Gonna Explode: Drama/Mex (2006), To Save a Life (2009), Circumstance (2011), Iron Island (2005), A Beautiful Secret (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Drama/Mex
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: serious, sexual, realistic, offbeat
Plot: dishonesty, love and romance, prostitute, resort, love triangle, cons and scams, teenage life, society, youth, couples, older man younger woman relationship, soccer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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To Save a Life
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Circumstance
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, teenage love, teenage life, coming of age, rebellion, youth, friends, obsession, love triangle, siblings relations ...
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Iron Island
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
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Place: iran, middle east, persia
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A Beautiful Secret
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
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Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Summerland
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
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Go
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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Odd Girl Out
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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   70%
 
Owl and the Sparrow
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
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    User:   63%
 
The Golden Dream
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Guatemala
Duration: 108 min.
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Plot: immigrants, on the road, train, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth, train ride, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   68%
 
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Faith
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Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
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    User:   66%
 
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Local Boys
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
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    User:   62%
 
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Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: USA
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Wild Tigers I Have Known
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Ashley
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Ave
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Country: Bulgaria
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Northless
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Country: Mexico, Spain
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Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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    User:   36%
 
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The Last Year
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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Ricochet River
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: sentimental, serious, talky, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
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Fifteen and Pregnant
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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The Kirishima Thing
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: social differences, high school, high school life, student life, teenage life, society, youth, social relations, social misfits, friendship, misfit, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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    User:   38%
 
The Derby Stallion
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, high school, adventure, follow your dream, human spirit, family, self discovery, friendship, ambition, hopes, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
The Art of Getting By
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, high school, romance, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, artist, coming of age, youth, social relations, sketching, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
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Birdwatchers
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, the present. When a young Guarani-Kaiowá woman commits suicide, Nádio leads his community to form a protest camp on the borders of a local farm that sits on their ancestral burial ground.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere
Plot: interracial relations, rich and poor, social differences, jungle, culture clash, farm, racism, righting the wronged, dishonesty, society, power relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   26%
 
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My Brother Tom
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a ...
Style: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, rough ...
Plot: social misfits, friendship, in the woods, sexual abuse, countryside, life is a bitch, misfit, friends, youth, rebellion, coming of age, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   31%
 
Loving Hurts You
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: young lovers, romance, forbidden love, social differences, against the odds, love and romance, youth, teenage love, family problems, fall in love, parents and children, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
Blue Citrus Hearts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, buddies, romance, high school, gays and lesbians, coming of age, suburbs, innocence lost, sexual abuse, coming out, teachers and students, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee
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System:   31%
    User:   31%
 
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