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Augusta, Gone (2006)
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Augusta, Gone (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Martha is a businesswoman and divorced mother of two children - Augusta and Jack. However, when docile Augusta becomes a teenager, feelings of anger and self-hate cause her personality to undergo a scary transformation, and Martha realizes that this is not just typical teen angst. Augusta begins doing drugs, drinking, and ends up on the streets. Her concerned mother and father reach out to an educational consultant, who advises them to send Augusta to a strict wilderness camp for troubled teens. However, even the institution's experienced and tough administrators find Augusta a difficulty to keep under control. Martha comes to realize that there is no answer to her daughter's behavior.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, school, single parent, rehabilitation, wilderness, rise and fall, adoption, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, teenage life, kids in trouble, youth, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, adventurer, intrigue, rising to stardom, parents and children, royal family, ambition, hopes, unfulfillment, reach out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine

Most similar movies to Augusta, Gone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, family problems and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Augusta, Gone: The Secret Life of Zoey (2002), Purgatory House (2004), Gracie's Choice (2004), Around the Fire (1998), Pope Dreams (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Marcia always thought her overachieving daughter Zoey was the dream child. But then she discovers that her perfect teen has a not-so-perfect drug addiction. Marcia and her ex-husband go through plenty of denial as their daughter spirals out of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, drug dealing, going straight, rehabilitation, introspection, unfulfilled love, addiction, alcohol abuse, thirtysomething life, crimes, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Purgatory House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An inside glimpse of how it feels to be a teen in today's disconnected world. PURGATORY HOUSE chronicles the after-life journey of Silver Strand: a lonely teen who abandons her life of turmoil and drug addiction, only to find herself caught ...
Style: serious, gothic, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, coming of age, drug abuse, misfit, teenage life, kids in trouble, hopes, society, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: custody, teenage girl, coming of age, custody battle, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, hopes, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Around the Fire (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Simon is an intelligent and privileged young man whose family expects him to become a Princeton graduate. Crying out for attention from his reserved and cool hearted family, Simon commits numerous petty crimes and is soon sent away to boarding ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, boarding school, drug abuse, innocence lost, school, on the road, parents and children, music, boarding school life, dysfunctional family, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, young lovers, follow your dream, coming of age, hopes, youth, clergy, dealing with death, obsessive quest, rising to stardom, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Harmful Insect (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 13-year-old Sachiko is about to encounter the most difficult moments in her young life. Her father abandons her and her mother attempts to commit suicide by slashing her wrist. Her teacher, whom she relies on heavily, leaves for northern Japan to ...
Style: serious, emotional, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, school, youth, family relations, dangerous animal, gangsters, love affair, parents and children, sexual relations, kids in trouble, coming of age, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: sentimental, talky, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, store, suburbs, unlikely couple, romance, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, introspection, parents and children, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Out of the Blue (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dennis Hopper is a hard-drinking truck driver who loses control of his truck under the influence and slams it into a busload of screaming children. After serving his five year jail sentence, Hopper finds his daughter, Cebe (Linda Manz), the love of ...
Style: gloomy, serious, tense, realistic, disturbing
Plot: drug abuse, coming of age, runaway, poverty, suicide, truck driver, heroin, hitchhiking, prison, punk, young heroes, alcoholic father ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, peer pressure, makeover, domestic violence, addiction, coming of age, friendship, theft, drug overdose, teacher student relationship, underage drinking, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, parents and children, sexual relations, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, youth, couples, family problems, family relations, family life, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the book by Caroline B. Cooney, a girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Could her parents really have kidnapped her?
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, prom, young heroes, mystery, uncover truth, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, life turned upside down, coming of age, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 775
Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: bus, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, small town, winter, driver, family in crisis, working class, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 449
Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, teachers and students, dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, family problems, family relations, power relations, alcohol abuse, when the parents are away, environmentalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 624
Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic, sincere
Plot: rehabilitation, parents and children, iranian, addiction, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, redemption, dysfunctional family, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.7
 271
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Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
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Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, partying ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Style: emotional, serious, humorous, realistic, sexual
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 751
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 25K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 904
Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 503
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, small town, parents and children, teenage life, youth, couples, social relations, clergy, social misfits, sexual abuse, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
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 4K
Foxes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
Style: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, hollywood, self discovery, alcohol, sex, prostitution, desert, drug abuse, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Dodson's Journey (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: serious, feel good, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, human nature, parents and children, breakup, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, child's point of view ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 624
Payday (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to ...
Style: biting, serious, clever, talky, realistic ...
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Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.1
 4K
Anne B. Real (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: ANNE B. REAL is the coming of age story of a young female rapper, who finds her inspiration by reading the Diary of Anne Frank.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hip hop, ghetto, juvenile delinquency, urban, single parent, introspection, siblings relations, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, coming of age, family life, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
She's Too Young (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A mother/daughter relationship is thrown off balance when the mother (Marcia Gay Harden) discovers that her "good girl" daughter (Alexis Dziena) is part of a group who are engaging in sexual activities with multiple partners. Such activity ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sexual, captivating ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming out, high school, sexually transmitted disease, coming of age, suburbs, sexual abuse, sexual relations, high school life, suburban life, teenage life, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 144
Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: parents and children, adoption, courtroom drama, custody, legal, rivalry, family problems, family relations, single parent, teenage life, righting the wronged, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 492
The Long Shot (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Annie Garret is a young woman who moves with her irresponsible husband Ross and their seven-year-old daughter Taylor from Colorado to a ranch in northern California where Ross abandons them after he fails to land a job. With no money and no friends, ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, family, follow your dream, rehabilitation, hopes, farm, family relations, contests and competitions, starting over, friendship, parents and children, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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