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Graduate First (1978)
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Graduate First (1978)
Original name: Passe ton bac d'abord
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of friends, coming to the end of their school years, fill their days with sex, drugs and rock'n'roll.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, bleak, serious, realistic, contemplative, cinema verite
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, high school, student, teenage life, youth, friends, teachers and students, love and romance, on the run, high school life, society, human nature, couples, social decay, sexual content, power relations, employment, love, sex, teenager, horse, teenage love, teacher, womanizer, beach ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, flanders

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, love and romance, family relations, coming of age, couples, teenage life and high school mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Graduate First: The Truth About Jane (2000), Normal Adolescent Behavior (2007), Blue Citrus Hearts (2003), The Mouth Agape (1974), To Our Loves (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, school, lesbian couple, coming out, fall in love, friendship, high school life, parents and children, high school, teenage love, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1989
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Normal Adolescent Behavior (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: High school student Wendy has an odd relationship with her five friends: They're openly sexual with each other, swapping partners every week. But this is all thrown into turmoil when she meets Sean, a new student in school who has a crush on ...
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, high school life, coming of age, humiliation, friendship, sex, best friends, love and romance, siblings relations, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Blue Citrus Hearts (2003)
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: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, high school, coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, buddies, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, lifestyle, society, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, death in the family, human nature, couple relations, golden years, elderly, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 7.3
 5K
To Our Loves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family's dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She's 16, and men ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, psychological, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, infidelity, family relations, looking for sex, juvenile delinquency, downfall, society, love and romance, youth, family problems, couples, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.2
 453
Fit (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Takes a look at gay and straight love among the new millennials. Everything from secret crushes to homophobic attitudes are revealed by the rambunctious students taking Drama and Dance from Loris. None of the teens are what they seem at first ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, high school, teachers and students, teenage love, coming of age, gender, youth, power relations, coming out, brother brother relationship, teenage girl, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
A Common Thread (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: French drama, the debut film from writer-director Eléonore Faucher. Teenager Claire (Lola Naymark) discovers she is pregnant and decides to keep it a secret. Abandoning her dead-end supermarket job, she is taken on as an apprentice by couturiere ...
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, small town, teenage pregnancy, friendship, life is a bitch, single parent, youth, family problems, teenage life, human nature, employer employee relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 2K
Cold Water (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An outer suburb of Paris, 1972. Gilles and Christine, both sixteen, are classmates and lovers who have become frustrated with the aloofness of their families and the general monotony of their lives. When the pair are caught shoplifting, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: youth, family relations, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, teenage life, romance, unfulfillment, kids in trouble, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 202
Intentions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renee leads a fulfilling life as a professor of theater, mother of two girls, and wife to a kind and successful husband. Her life of contentment is changed forever when she discovers an undeniable attraction between herself and a female graduate ...
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, infidelity, college, love and romance, forbidden love, human nature, fall in love, introspection, teachers and students, life turned upside down, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
White Wedding (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The plot centres around moody 17 year old Mathilde (Paradis) who has no parents. Her philosophy teacher François (Cremer), happens to stumble across her path and is eager to help her learn more. He starts to come over to her house everyday going ...
Style: sexual, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, girl man relationship, teachers and students, obsession, youth, teacher student relationship, high school, destructive relationship, bad attitude, power relations, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Falling Like This (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Falling Like This showcases compelling performances by two young actors, Brian Vaughan and Megan Wilson. Writer/Director Dani Minnick has crafted a compassionate examination of the ragged edge of suburban life as characterized by Boyd, a charming, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love and romance, young lovers, juvenile delinquency, youth, romance, on the run, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 292
Blue (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An introverted schoolgirl falls in love and starts a relationship with one of her classmates. Set in a small seaside town in Japan, the love of her life eventually leaves her for her boyfriend in Tokyo. Kayako Kirishima of the third year at a high ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, romance, youth, love and romance, couples, fall in love, small town, friends, adolescence, heartache, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Love is the Word (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, first love, teenager, love and romance, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, village, leukemia, teenage love, teenage sexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The life of a group of adolescents going through the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, school, teacher, family relations, teenager, life is a bitch, teachers and students, teenage love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 10K
Water Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set during a sultry summer in a French suburb, Marie is desperate to join the local pool's synchronized swimming team, but is her interest solely for the sake of sport or for a chance to get close to Floriane, the bad girl of the team? Sciamma, ...
Style: psychological, sexy, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lgbt, loss of virginity, lesbian, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, unfulfilled love, sexual relations, youth, teenager, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
 263
Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 669
Bad Company (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Delphine is a sweet innocent young girl, her new best friend pulls her into a world where she falls in love with a local pretty boy. Working her hardest to make him love her drags her into prostitution.
Style: psychological, emotional, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: reggae, family relations, friendship, prostitute, dealing with death, couples, lovers reunited, high school life, small town life, innocence lost, high school, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Getting Married in Buffalo Jump (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Years have passed since Sophie (Wendy Crewson) left the ranch her family calls home to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. The death of her father means that Sophie, now 30, must return to the home she left behind so long ago. Once there, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), rodeo, couples, farm, romance, hopes, love and romance, family relations, small town life, infidelity, fall in love, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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My First Time (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Zachary is 20 years old. Dark and independent, he collects amorous conquests and school failure. Sarah is 18 years old. First class, fragile, she fills her emotional gaps with perfect control of his life. Nothing should close and yet, the year of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, high school hunk, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, first love, couples, love and romance, virgin, virginity, teenage life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Only Thrill (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small-town store owner with a comatose wife shares a long-term relationship with his seamstress.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, hospital, small town, widow, seamstress, love and romance, fall in love, store, small town life, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Good Humor Man (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A mischievous high school sophomore faces a conflict of conscience vs. character when his best friend becomes linked to the death of a youth from another clique in suburban Middle America circa '76.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, friendship, buddies, love and romance, teenage life, high school life, suburbs, coming of age, first love, slacker, teenage crush ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Daydream Nation (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Forced to move to a boring backwater town, a teenager embarks on affairs with a teacher and a stoner classmate.
Style: witty, atmospheric, melancholic, sweet, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, teenage love, teenage life, love triangle, lifestyle, sexual relations, teachers and students, love and romance, drug abuse, small town, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, friends, couples, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Week's Holiday (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Laurence, a young schoolteacher from Lyons, takes a week's leave. During the break, she reflects on her career and her personal life.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family gatherings, contests and competitions, youth, love and romance, couples, family relations, dysfunctional couple, self confidence, commitment, fear of commitment, sex talk, high school student ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 1K
36 fillette (1988)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lili, a pouty and voluptuous 14-year-old, is caravan camping with her family in Biarritz. She's self-aware and holds her own in a café conversation with a concert pianist she meets, but she has a wild streak and she's testing her powers ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: lolita, family relations, coming of age, virgin, beach, love and romance, twentysomething life, suburbs, teenage love, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, southern france, south of france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 2K
That Night (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about an eleven-year-old girl who idolizes her troubled sixteen-year-old neighbor.
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: bowling, self discovery, high school, pregnancy, coming of age, girl, teenage girl, father, teen angst, romance, youth, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Or (My Treasure) (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel Aviv. Ruthie calls Or "my treasure," but ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: escort service, prostitute, family relations, prostitution, coming of age, parents and children, lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, society, single parent, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 1K
Summer Rain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale charting the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, buddies, obsession, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, coming of age, romance, youth, society, friends, fascism ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 8K
The Party (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Le Boum is the story of a 13-year-old French girl dealing with moving to a new city and school in Paris, while at the same time her parents are getting a divorce.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, puberty, parents and children, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, family problems, family life, crumbling marriage, infidelity, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: france, paris france, normandy, tokyo, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 890
Set Me Free (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Switzerland, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale centered around Hannah, a young girl who is living a troubled family life. Set in 1963, Hannah develops a fascination with Jean-Luc Godard's then-recent film "Vivre sa vie". As she begins to model herself after ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: child molestation, prostitute, coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, prostitution, teacher, puberty, dull life, couples, society, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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