Movies like To Be Fat Like Me

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To Be Fat Like Me (2007)
 5.8
 3K
To Be Fat Like Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Pretty, popular, and slim high-schooler Aly Schimdt had plans of earning a sports scholarship to college but a knee injury ruins her chances. She decides to enter a documentary contest in the hopes of winning money for college. She believes that overweight people, like her mom and brother, seem to make excuses about how the world perceives them. So Aly decides to attend a rival high school as a heavily overweight person for the documentary, but not change her personality. Aly intends and hopes to prove that personality will outshine physical appearance. But when she's met with ridicule, harassment, and name-calling she begins to see things differently.
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: teenage girl, overweight, summer school, youth, contests and competitions, working undercover, doctors and patients, teenage life, school, college, friendship, parents and children, follow your dream, high school life, high school, female friendship, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, athlete's life, obsession, pursuit, scout, buddies, underdog, eating disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to To Be Fat Like Me

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about youth, teenage life, high school life, high school, friendship, family relations and coming of age mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like To Be Fat Like Me: Odd Girl Out (2005), Spare Parts (2015), Sex and the USA (2008), Nowhere Safe (2014), She's Too Young (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A high school kid (Sumpter) develops an addiction to Internet porn so intense that it begins to destroy his life and tear his family apart.
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Plot: friendship, addiction, teenage love, obsession, lifestyle, teenage sexuality, high school, married couple, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, student, internet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.6
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, school, lifestyle, buddies, family relations, friendship, misfit, rivalry, youth, love and romance, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Spare Parts (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: With the help of their high school's newest teacher, four Hispanic students form a robotics club. Although they have no experience, the youths set their sights on a national robotics contest. With $800 and parts scavenged from old cars, they ...
Style: uplifting, serious, feel good, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: follow your dream, contests and competitions, inventions and discoveries, teachers and students, dedicated educator, youth, against the odds, ambition, high school, trophy, latin, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: society, youth, lifestyle, friends, friendship, teenage life, innocence lost, high school life, coming of age, teenager, high school, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Nowhere Safe (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nowhere to run...Nowhere to hide. After two teen girls cruelly impersonate her online in a reverse cyber bullying plot, Ashley s reputation is ruined. She and her mother, Julie (a high school teacher), are ostracized, forcing them to flee an ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: on the run, starting over, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, youth, school, history teacher, false accusation, pool party, teen romance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: serious, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sexually transmitted disease, teenage girl, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, suburban life, society, lifestyle, kids in trouble, teenage sexuality, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Derby Stallion (2005)
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: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, friendship, horse trainer, teenage life, against the odds, human spirit, adventure, ambition, rivalry, family, underdog, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.2
 444
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: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, youth, racism, social differences, lacrosse, family relations, interracial relations, power relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
A Girl Like Her (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sophomore year has been a nightmare for Jessica Burns. Relentlessly harassed by her former friend Avery Keller, Jessica doesn't know what she did to deserve the abuse from one of South Brookdale High's most popular and beautiful students. ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, hidden camera, teenage girl, high school life, teenage life, kids in trouble, apology, humiliation, filmmaker, mother daughter relationship, teenage boy, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.8
 166
Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, life is a bitch, friends, best friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, society, social decay, family problems, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.0
 204
@urFRENZ (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When depressed and withdrawn Catharine meets a secretive boy online, she begins to come out of her shell. But is he a suitor or a stalker, a friend or foe? The mystery of his existence fuels obsession, denial and deceit, sending her to the point of ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, teenage life, parents and children, youth, best friends, family relations, cyberspace, computers and web, high school life, false identity, secret, socially awkward ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Perfect Sport (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee Bishop is forced to grow up quickly when his mother leaves for Iraq and his younger sister joins him on the varsity wrestling squad.
Style: realistic, semi serious, uplifting, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, ambition, teenage life, family life, family relations, youth, sport, obsession, betrayal, wrestler, wrestling, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.4
 1K
Homevideo (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Shy, sensitive high school outsider Jakob Moormann is miserably lacking immaterial support at home, where his strict father, uniformed cop Claas, and selfish mother are too busy breaking up to be there for him. Jakob focuses on class dream-girl ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, rough, semi serious ...
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Place: germany
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a true story. In Léon Blum high school in Créteil (France), a history teacher decides to have her weakest 10th grade class take a national history competition. This will change them.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, realistic, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.5
 631
Contest (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, high school, parents and children, family relations, pregnancy, dishonesty, teachers and students, power relations, social relations, high school life, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: sincere, serious, contemplative, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, social differences, self discovery, bittersweet, teenage life, innocence lost, high school life, religious, misfit, youth, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Run Sister Run! (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Emilia is a teenager and a good girl, who never forgets her homework or her little sister, Elsa. Siiri is just one year older than Emilia but not at all like her. When Emilia and Siiri become friends, Emilia's life changes. Siiri encourages her ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, rebelliousness, self discovery, life turned upside down, juvenile delinquency, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, coming of age, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Off the Black (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nick Nolte) gets a younger friend (Trevor Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friendship, youth, sport team, family relations, high school life, reunion, high school, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.5
 5K
How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, dancing, hip hop, youth, contests and competitions, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, hopes, dancer's life, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 119
Cross Bronx (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This Bronx-based coming-of-age drama follows four high school friends as they navigate the treacherous waters of independence, love and careers on their individual paths toward achieving their dreams.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, semi serious
Plot: high school, city life, coming of age, follow your dream, hopes, crimes, youth, gangsters, friendship, moving, rivalry, major league ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bronx new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.4
 348
The Last Year (2002)
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 ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, gays and lesbians, gender, youth, love and romance, love affair, friendship, teenage love, couples, college life, coming out, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.3
 310
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: sentimental, sincere, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: contests and competitions, friendship, starting over, parents and children, athlete's life, rivalry, family, family relations, youth, farm, ambition, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: bookies, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, culture clash, college life, youth, follow your dream, buddies, couples, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 7K
Breathe (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Charlie, a 17-year-old girl tortured by doubt, is thrilled when she becomes friends with Sarah, but when Sarah tires of Charlie and looks for a new friend, their relationship takes an ominous turn.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: asthma, teenage love, friendship, high school life, love affair, youth, young lovers, romance, teenage life, social relations, obsession, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, computers and web, teenage love, internet, parents and children, overprotective parent, teenager, infidelity, coming of age, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sharing the Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: eating disorder, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, teenage daughter, family relations, family life, mental illness, physical appearance, obsession, parents and children, starvation, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, mysterious character, youth, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, friendship, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Knife That Killed Me (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A journey through the memories of teenager Paul Varderman as he reflects on the events leading to the fatal moment his life is cut short. Paul moves to a new school and becomes involved with 'The Freaks', a group on the periphery of school ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, high school, downfall, youth, high school life, crimes, kids in trouble, unfulfillment, social relations, barefoot male
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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