Movies like Edge of Seventeen

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Edge of Seventeen (1998)
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Edge of Seventeen
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, sexual, touching, semi serious, sentimental, sincere, humorous, sweet, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, homosexuality, high school, small town, friendship, adolescence, lesbian, teenager, strong sexual content, male nudity, drinking, coming-of-age, stereotypes, fall in love, sex, college, best friends, gays and lesbians, mentor, sexuality, self discovery, relationships, life philosophy, honest ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, new jersey, midwest, new york
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Shelter
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Beautiful Thing
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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90 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, pornography, runaway, stereotypes and love and romance mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Edge of Seventeen: Get Real (1998), Nico and Dani (2000), But I'm a Cheerleader (1999), Threesome (1994), Beautiful Thing (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Get Real
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, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, romance, high school, friendship, homosexuality, adolescence, bullying, school, sexuality, male nudity, coming out ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, britain
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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, high school, school, friendship, best friends, teenager, poetry, sex, buddies, college, coming-of-age, young lovers ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: hawaii, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois
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Nico and Dani
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, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, friendship, virginity, small town, self discovery, adolescence, sex, drinking, sexuality, unlikely friendships, homosexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, california, tokyo ...
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The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, high school, lesbian, coming of age, gay, friendship, school, gays and lesbians, interracial romance, sexuality, relationships, adolescence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
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But I'm a Cheerleader
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: clever, touching, semi serious, feel good, satirical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, camp, friendship, homosexuality, gay, romance, cheerleading, coming out, cheerleader, high school, gays and lesbians, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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Threesome
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eddy and Stuart share two-thirds of a dormitory suite. Due to bureaucratic error, a woman named Alex is added to their room. At first, relations among the three are tense. Soon, however, Alex falls for Eddy, and Stuart lusts after Alex.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexual, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, friendship, romance, sex, sexuality, gay, coming of age, odd couple, male nudity, fall in love, relationships, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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Beautiful Thing
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, semi serious, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, homosexuality, friendship, self discovery, sexuality, coming out, working class, male nudity, dysfunctional family, love story, relationships ...
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Place: england, london, europe
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Go Fish
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in common. Can Max learn to look past the packaging?
Style: clever, witty, sexual, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: usa
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Mystic Pizza
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sweet, touching ...
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Shag - More Dancing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, romance, dancing, dance, best friends, unlikely friendships, runaway, coming-of-age, young lovers, teenager, childhood ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
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Summer Storm
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, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, gay, romance, german, homosexuality, self discovery, coming out, drinking, prejudice, summer camp, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
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The First Time
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t quite understand her or seem to care. Although they go to different schools, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
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Place: usa, new jersey, california
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Show Me Love
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: realistic, touching, sexual, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
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The Party
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Le Boum is the story of a 13-year-old French girl dealing with moving to a new city and school in Paris, while at the same time her parents are getting a divorce.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenager, youth, teenage love, friendship, french, parents and children, adolescence, school, dreams, high school, teenagers ...
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Lucas
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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, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen comedy
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Say Anything...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd Dobler and high school valedictorian Diane Court is threatened when Diane's overly possessive, disapproving father interferes with their relationship. With a prized scholarship to study abroad ...
Style: realistic, witty, touching, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: romance, high school, coming of age, teenager, love, friendship, unlikely couple, relationships, love story, opposites attract, teenagers, dialogue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, seattle, usa, california, seattle washington
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Latter Days
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, touching, emotional, serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, gay, culture clash, aids, coming out, religion, homosexuality, strong sexual content, coming of age, christian, love story, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, new jersey, salt lake city utah
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Dirty Girl
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, high school, teenager, friends, school, on the road, gay, best friends, culture clash, relationships, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: usa, california, oklahoma
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Shelter
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: realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious, romantic ...
Plot: gay, coming of age, romance, surfing, artist, dysfunctional family, homosexuality, coming out, lesbian, college, art, love story ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, canada, new jersey, southern california
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The Wood
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, funny ...
Audience: date night, teens
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Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
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Better Than Chocolate
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Not long after moving into her own place, Maggie finds herself with two unsolicited roommates: her recently divorced mother, Lila, and her young brother. The timing is especially bad, considering Maggie has fallen hard for an attractive woman, Kim, ...
Style: sexual, sexy, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, romance, censorship, sex, coming out, divorce, fall in love, gay, sexuality, love story, relationships, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver
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How to Deal
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, high school, coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, divorce, drugs/alcohol, friendship, teenagers, relationships, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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Tadpole
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, drinking, adolescence, coming-of-age, family life, women, unlikely friendships, storytelling, romance, love and romance, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Big Eden
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: touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: small town, gay, friendship, romance, homosexuality, love story, self discovery, relationships, stereotypes, lesbian, store, race issues ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa, new york
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The Inkwell
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Inkwell is about a 16-year-old boy coming of age on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 1976.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenager, best friends, coming-of-age, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, adolescence, romance, siblings relations, stereotypes, singleness ...
Time: 70s
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Say When
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, single father, drugs/alcohol, school, teenagers, adolescence, high school, adolescence vs adulthood, coming-of-age, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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System:   45%
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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, school, high school, adolescence, teenager, obsession, friendship, best friends, teenagers, coming-of-age, teenage love, book ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, new zealand
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Class
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Naive Midwestern prep student Jonathan bonds with his more worldly roommate, Skip, who takes the small-town boy under his wing. At Skip's urging, the inexperienced Jonathan is emboldened to seek out older women in the cocktail lounges of nearby ...
Style: sexy, sexual, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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