Movies like Edge of Seventeen

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Edge of Seventeen (1998)
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Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle U.S. in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexual, touching, sentimental, sincere, humorous, sweet, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, gays and lesbians, high school, friendship, summer, amusement park, homosexuality, coming out, small town, strong sexual content, fall in love, lgbt, best friends, self discovery, couple relations, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, gender, friends, adolescence, youth, young lovers, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york

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Most similar movies to Edge of Seventeen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and humorous films with plots about friendship, youth, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friends and gender mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Edge of Seventeen: Get Real (1998), Beautiful Thing (1996), Shelter (2007), You'll Get Over It (2002), Dorian Blues (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, gay, coming of age, gays and lesbians, friendship, high school, romance, fall in love, teenage life, gender, friends, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, britain
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100%
Beautiful Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighbourhood of Thamesmead, in south-east London, become aware of their homosexuality. While both were vaguely aware they might be gay, neither had ever acted on their impulses. Once they decide ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, coming of age, gay, friendship, single mother, single parent, child abuse, sexual attraction, homosexual, hippie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 19K
Shelter (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, romantic ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, gay relationship, coming of age, surfing, young lovers, homosexual, dysfunctional family, family life, best friends, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
You'll Get Over It (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.
Style: sexual, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, high school, gays and lesbians, teenage love, coming of age, friendship, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, gender, friends, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 2K
Dorian Blues (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dorian realizes he is gay in his final year of high school. He meets another gay youth locally, but remains confused. He starts therapy, then resorts to confession in the Church, and finally comes out to his brother. Dorian then decides to come out ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: coming of age, coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, college, sibling relationship, suburbs, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Nico and Dani (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings.
Style: sexual, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, gays and lesbians, innocence lost, friendship, best friend, summer vacation, masturbation, small town, romance, best friends, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Almost Normal (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gay man approaching a mid-life crisis is tired of being different because he is gay. He wants to be normal. Suddenly he is yanked back in time to when he was in high school. But this time, the world is gay and to be straight is considered deviant ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, gays and lesbians, school, gay, homosexuality, coming out, midlife crisis, time travel, anniversary, buddies, lgbt, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Another Gay Movie (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the dirtiest, funniest, most scandalous gay-teen-sex-comedy-parody ever, four young gay friends make a pact to lose their virginity by the end of the summer. The boys soon face giant sex toys, naked celebrities, masochistic teachers and an ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sexual, realistic, witty
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: coming out, coming of age, gays and lesbians, college, high school, parody, loss of virginity, lesbian, gay, buddies, gay relationship, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all the typical struggles of a new romance.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming out, teenage love, young lovers, high school, lesbian, teenage life, lesbian relationship, romance, gays and lesbians, lesbian interest, lgbt, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 10K
G.B.F. (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The bitter fight for supremacy between the three most popular girls at North Gateway High takes an unexpected turn when their classmate, Tanner, is outed and becomes the school’s first openly gay student. The trio races to bag the big trend in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic, flamboyance ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, gay, high school, gays and lesbians, friends, friendship, mormon, best friend, lgbt teen, lgbt, high school life, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 12K
Summer Storm (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. They look forward to the upcoming summer camp and the crew competition. Then the ...
Style: realistic, touching, sexual, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, summer camp, friendship, gays and lesbians, coming of age, gay, youth, tent, lake, love triangle, masturbation, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 1K
Gypsy 83 (2001)
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, road movie ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, small town, gays and lesbians, gay, cemetery, music band, musician's life, social misfits, young lovers, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.6
 46K
Show Me Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she has never done *it*. Another girl ...
Style: sexual, touching, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, coming out, teenage love, small town, gays and lesbians, fall in love, love and romance, first love, coming of age, couple relations, couples, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Date and Switch (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two guys who make a pact to lose their virginity before prom find their friendship tested when one of them comes out of the closet.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: gays and lesbians, best friends, high school, coming out, friendship, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, strong sexual content, teenage life, gender, friends, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, coming of age, friendship, teenager, best friends, cancer, teenage life, youth, high school life, family relations, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Way He Looks (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, gay, gays and lesbians, friendship, coming out, blindness, teenage life, overbearing mother, homosexuality, blind character, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Megan is an all-American girl. A cheerleader. She has a boyfriend. But Megan doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. Her conservative parents worry that she must be a lesbian and ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming out, lesbian, friendship, gays and lesbians, cheerleader, cheerleading, friends, closeted homosexual, gay teenager, love and romance, camp, homosexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 4K
Big Eden (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Big Eden is a tiny fictional town in northwestern Montana, as Preston Sturges or Frank Capra might have envisioned it. Timber and Cowboy country. This is the story of Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, who returns to the town of his childhood ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: coming out, gay, small town, friendship, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, native american, store, romance, lesbian, lgbt, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, serious, sexual, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: aids, gay, gays and lesbians, bisexual, tantrum, friendship, self discovery, love triangle, pregnancy, rock, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: ohio, new york, usa, cleveland ohio, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, teenager, youth, first sex, couples, family relations, drinking problem, classmates, boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 530
Fat Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, small town, friendship, coming out, best friends, gays and lesbians, social misfits, young lovers, suburbs, looking for sex, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: high school, best friends, coming of age, school, friendship, buddies, college, romance, young lovers, self discovery, suburbs, looking for sex ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Childhood's End (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A story of two teens discovering their budding sexuality. Greg is having his first sexual experience and first relationship with his friend's mother, a woman twice his age....while Denise is angry with Greg, and sleeps with another girl. Both ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: coming of age, feminism, first kiss, older woman younger man relationship, gays and lesbians, love affair, parent child relationship, lgbt, gender, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's November 1989 and the world is changing, so is Jarle who attends Kongsgård HS in Stavanger. He plays the guitar/lead singer in a local radical punkband, got a great girlfriend and has the coolest best friend. But its all about to change ...
Style: serious, sincere, sexual, realistic, emotional
Plot: coming of age, coming out, gays and lesbians, music band, concert, first love, rock, self discovery, lgbt, punk, high school, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 13K
Lucas (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, kids
Plot: high school, coming of age, underdog, cheerleading, friendship, high school life, romance, teenage life, sport team, hopes, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 16K
Latter Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a young Elder (or a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family proud and is quite passionate about his religion and film. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, neighbor, promiscuity, mormon, self discovery, romance, bet, coming of age, strong sexual content, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last American Virgin (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.
Style: sexual, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, sex, contests and competitions, prostitute, sadness, virgin, coming of age, teenager, romance, buddies, young lovers, innocence lost ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 3K
Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Andrea Marr is a bright, straight-A, mature, 18-year-old high school senior on the verge of womanhood who decides to abandon her sheltered, boring lifestyle and her bookish friend Darcy for a look into the local rock and roll scene as a groupie to ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, young lovers, romance, best friends, musician's life, teenage love, teenage life, suburbs, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, groupie ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, sexual
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, youth, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, young lovers, parents and children, friends, boarding school life, couples, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, best friends, school, wooing, high school life, couples, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%