Movies like Ricochet River

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Ricochet River (2001)
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Ricochet River (2001)
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, native american, teenage life, best friends, youth, on the road, friends, misfit, interracial relations, love and romance, self discovery, high school life, society, small town life, lifestyle, social misfits, small town, culture clash, social relations, friendship, teenage boy, murder, prejudice
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: oregon, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about youth, coming of age, teenage life, society, friendship, family relations and friends mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sport genres. Some movies like Ricochet River: Swimming (2000), Due East (2002), Foreign Letters (2012), Toe to Toe (2009), The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Swimming (2000)
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: realistic, humorous, sincere, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Foreign Letters (2012)
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, touching, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, israel
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68%
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, power relations, social relations, youth, self discovery, teenage life, rich and poor, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friendship, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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68%
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The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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68%
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: serious, sincere, gloomy, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, christian, social misfits, dealing with death, teenage life, self discovery, youth, social relations, friends, religious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, high school, social misfits, family in crisis, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, kids in trouble, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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61%
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Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, australia
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61%
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Boys Life 2 (1997)
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 ...
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58%
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
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56%
The Slaughter Rule (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
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Duration: 112 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, family relations, siblings relations, love and romance, athlete's life, sport, estrangement, social relations, sport team, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary
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54%
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Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, social misfits, society, high school life, urban, lifestyle, misfit, juvenile delinquency, best friends, kids in trouble, drugs/alcohol, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
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52%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 99 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 112 min.
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45%
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: offbeat, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
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The Bay Boy (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
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In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
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Plot: teenage life, youth, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, immigrants, friends, coming of age, friendship, misfit, society
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 125 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, serious ...
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40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
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Amy & Isabelle (2001)
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Style: realistic, touching, sexual, serious
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39%
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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39%
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The Debut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Time: 90s
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