Movies like Ricochet River

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Ricochet River (2001)
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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 conservative place where change comes slowly. Jesse Howl (Douglas Spain), a teenager of Native American ancestry, has just moved to Calamus Grove, and soon finds he doesn't fit in this close-knit community. Wade and Lorna go out of their way to befriend Jesse, and soon find that they're also regarded as outcasts among their peers. Eager to get away from the narrow minds which are stifling them, the three friends grab a car and take off for a summer road trip that turns out to be full of lessons in life and love. Ricochet River was based on the novel by Robin Cody.
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, on the road, social misfits, self discovery, high school, interracial relations, small town, society, youth, native american, friends, best friends, culture clash, high school life, small town life, teenage life, love and romance, misfit, social relations, lifestyle, prejudice, teenage boy, murder, friendship
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: oregon, usa

Most similar movies to Ricochet River

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about youth, coming of age, friendship, family relations, friends, teenage life and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Ricochet River: Swimming (2000), Fifteen and Pregnant (1998), Our Song (2000), Toe to Toe (2009), Boys Life 2 (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Swimming
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, fall in love, romance, best friends, gays and lesbians, small town, human nature, friendship, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa
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    User:   100%
 
Fifteen and Pregnant
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
Plot: pregnancy, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, teenage life, youth, high school, family relations, single parent, parents and children, hopes, family problems, single ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   70%
 
 7.0
 704
Our Song
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, bleak, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, teenager, music band, adolescence, coming-of-age, relationships, pregnancy, teenagers, neo realism, runaway ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   71%
 
 5.2
 438
Toe to Toe
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: serious, emotional, 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 ⇓
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    User:   50%
 
 6.7
 421
Boys Life 2
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. In "Trevor", by Peggy Rajski, a teenager faces homophobia and falls in love for the first time. Tom DeCerchio directed "Nunzio's Second ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, coming of age, best friends, gays and lesbians, high school, homosexuality, vampire human love, single parent, social misfits, crime gone awry, life philosophy, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, canada
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    User:   46%
 
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shot in and around the central Otago communities of Omakau, Ophir and Alexandra, A coming-of-age film that centers on overweight 12-year old Billy who is not interested in being a farmer and doesn't care for Rugby. His escape is the fantasy ...
Style: semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, countryside, gays and lesbians, school, single parent, coming of age, small town, social misfits, friendship, parents and children, teenage love, coming out ...
Time: 70s, year 1975
Place: new zealand
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    User:   46%
 
Electric Shadows
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in custody. Her tiny apartment, he discovers, is a shrine to ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, single parent, hospital, self discovery, friendship, village, parents and children, small town, haunted by the past, youth, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   58%
 
 6.3
 846
The Wise Kids
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: coming of age, introspection, small town, self discovery, small town life, teenage life, friends, homosexuality, christian, society, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
 6.2
 255
Due East
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, destructive relationship, small town, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, single parent, society, family relations, parents and children, pregnancy, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
To Save a Life
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: dealing with death, high school, innocence lost, high school life, coming of age, teenage life, christian, youth, friendship, social relations, social misfits, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   56%
 
 7.0
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Gypsy 83
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two young misfits head for New York City to celebrate their idol and muse, Stevie Nicks, at The Night of 1,000 Stevies. Along the road, in order for them to escape their painful pasts, they must discover their strengths and learn self-acceptance.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, gays and lesbians, small town, music band, musician's life, social misfits, young lovers, self discovery, friendship, midlife crisis, nightlife ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   56%
 
 6.2
 8K
Foxfire
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, teacher, school, lesbian, vengeance, kidnapping, teenager, college, drugs, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   40%
 
The Last Best Sunday
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Hispanic teenager hides out from the law in the home of a good-natured, but rebellious, Caucasian teenage girl after killing two rednecks whom beat him up and left him for dead, leading to a collision of cultures between the two youths.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, on the run, forbidden love, small town, racism, teenage life, coming of age, society, couples, murder, social relations, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   55%
 
 4.4
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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 ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, school, gays and lesbians, innocence lost, college, high school, self discovery, teachers and students, incest, teenage love, college life, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   38%
 
 6.3
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Lebanon, Pa.
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, road not taken, small town life, small town, coming of age, wooing, americana, culture clash, death in the family, teenage life, dull life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
A Cooler Climate
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: touching, serious, talky, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, follow your dream, human nature, suburbs, boss and employee, couple relations, friendship, culture clash, dysfunctional family, suburban life, working class, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   45%
 
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, juvenile delinquency, social differences, urban ghetto, down on your luck, pregnancy, teenage life, urban ghetto life, hopes, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
Sudie and Simpson
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, small town, discrimination, coming of age, society, youth, life is a bitch, false accusation, friends, racism, opposites attract ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
 6.2
 4K
Little Birds
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: friends, best friends, drugs/alcohol, friendship, adventure, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, teenage life, urban, coming of age, youth, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
 6.4
 279
Just a Dream
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, desert, small town life, coming of age, small town, family life, youth, friends, obsession, filmmaking, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
My Louisiana Sky
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, small town life, coming of age, small town, youth, family relations, social relations, parents and children, disability, family life, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
 5.8
 1K
Strays
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: buddies, juvenile delinquency, urban, social misfits, introspection, urban ghetto, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, urban ghetto life, coming of age, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
 7.7
 402
Caitlin's Way
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Story: Caitlin's Way is a live action teen drama series that aired on Nickelodeon from 2000–2002. The show was co-created by Thomas W. Lynch. Aired on The N from January 2003 to September 27, 2009. It also aired on TeenNick from September 28, 2009 ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: orphan, social misfits, young heroes, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, fish out of water, haunted by the past, horse, teenage life, misfit, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: montana, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   44%
 
 6.4
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Whatever
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, school, drugs, high school, coming-of-age, adolescence, drinking, parents and children, pornography, runaway ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
 6.6
 31K
Dawson's Creek
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series created by Kevin Williamson which debuted on January 20, 1998, on The WB and was produced by Sony Pictures Television. Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, at EUE/Screen Gems studios ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: verbal byplay, best friends, friendship, romance, love triangle, small town, suburbs, teenage love, high school life, small town life, coming of age, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
Foreign Letters
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: best friends, coming of age, high school, friendship, high school life, society, youth, friends, immigrants, introspection, culture clash, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, israel, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
The Dream Catcher
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. In Ohio, he meets another homeless teen, who escorts him to ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: on the road, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, self discovery, friendship, down on your luck, teenage life, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, oklahoma, salt lake city utah, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
 7.3
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Speak
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, teachers and students, coming of age, small town, mute or deaf, rehabilitation, mute, rape, parents and children, sexual abuse, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
 6.0
 2K
Texasville
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, best friends, single parent, crumbling marriage, depression, human nature, family, greed, prejudice, relationships, infidelity, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
 6.6
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The Tic Code
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: jazz, music, disability, family life, musician's life, cancer, prodigy, bollywood, character study, single parent, creativity, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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