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, sexual, touching, humorous, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, sweet, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, high school, friendship, lgbt teen, coming out, summer, amusement park, gays and lesbians, lgbt, homosexuality, small town, teenage life, teenage love, best friends, strong sexual content, youth, friends, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, fall in love, high school life ...
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, humorous and semi serious films with plots about friendship, youth, coming of age, love and romance, gays and lesbians, gender and high school mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Edge of Seventeen: Beautiful Thing (1996), You'll Get Over It (2002), Shelter (2007), Get Real (1998), Dream Boy (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, semi serious, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, homosexuality, sexuality, friendship, teenage love, lgbt, gays and lesbians, teenager, coming of age, self discovery, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
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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: touching, sincere, semi serious, sexual, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, high school, love and romance, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, high school life, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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100%
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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, sincere, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, young lovers, grownups, teenage life, best friends, dysfunctional family, surfing, homosexual, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 12K
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, coming of age, teenage life, friendship, gender, romance, youth, fall in love, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 4K
Dream Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Nathan, a young teenager who tries to flourish in a romantic relationship with neighbour Roy. The two young men will have to face the brutal reality of the rural south of the United States in the late 1970s.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, small town, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, gender, self discovery, youth, teenage love, couples, small town life, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, gay, masturbation, best friend, summer vacation, gays and lesbians, innocence lost, virginity, coming out, self discovery, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, humorous, light, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, summer camp, friendship, gays and lesbians, youth, gay, love triangle, romance, teenage love, gay teenager, fall in love, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming out, lesbian, teenage love, lesbian relationship, high school, young lovers, teenage life, romance, love affair, youth, best friends, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: coming out, coming of age, college, gay, gays and lesbians, teenage life, suburbs, couples, youth, self discovery, friendship, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: touching, sentimental, romantic, disturbing, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, coming out, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, self discovery, romance, culture clash, lgbt, fall in love, opposites attract, couples, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, funny, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, high school, friends, friendship, lgbt teen, best friend, teenage life, youth, lgbt, life turned upside down, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: coming of age, school, high school, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, suburban life, parents and children, buddies, partners, couples, teenage life, suburbs ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: usa, hawaii, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, coming out, teenage love, small town, love and romance, fall in love, gays and lesbians, first love, couple relations, self discovery, lesbian relationship, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, midlife crisis, coming out, school, time travel, anniversary, homosexuality, gay, gays and lesbians, coming of age, sport team, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, youth, love and romance, classmates, drinking problem, couples, teenager, teenage sex, high school, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: clever, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming out, lesbian, cheerleading, cheerleader, friendship, gays and lesbians, gay, closeted homosexual, graduation, friends, love and romance, camp ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, high school life, school, couples, best friends, teenage life, coming of age, parents and children, wooing, love and romance, high school, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic, sexual, not serious, witty
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: coming out, coming of age, parody, college, high school, gay, loss of virginity, gays and lesbians, misfit, high school life, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, sentimental, serious, sweet, romantic ...
Plot: gay, teenage love, homosexuality, coming out, gay teenager, lgbt, friendship, blind character, blindness, coming of age, gays and lesbians, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, sexual, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, love triangle, pregnancy, self discovery, bisexual, tantrum, gays and lesbians, lgbt, friends, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa, new york, woodstock, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
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The Wood (1999)
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, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school, homecoming, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, best friends, lifestyle, love and romance, twentysomething life, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, sex, prostitute, sadness, virgin, young lovers, contests and competitions, teenager, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, looking for sex ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Shag - More Dancing (1989)
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, beach, romance, looking for love, teenage life, couple relations, unfulfillment, fall in love, looking for sex, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.2
 534
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: humorous, semi serious, witty, clever, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, high school, friendship, small town, coming of age, eccentric family, couples, small town life, teenage love, love and romance, suburban life, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, school, lesbian, friendship, high school life, parents and children, fall in love, high school, lesbian couple, teenage love, best friends, youth ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, year 1993
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming out, small town, gay, friendship, store, gay relationship, native american, gays and lesbians, romance, looking for love, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa, new york, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 10K
Dirty Girl (2010)
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, realistic, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, high school, coming of age, on the road, teenager, family problems, teenage life, female protagonist, reputation, virgin, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: coming of age, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, love and romance, desire for fame, fall in love, social misfits, celebrity culture, small town, betrayal, musician's life, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 5K
Tadpole (2000)
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: sexy, witty, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, fall in love, older woman younger man relationship, love and romance, family life, couples, family relations, youth, adolescence, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, seduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: best friends, friendship, high school, gays and lesbians, coming out, high school life, coming of age, teenage life, strong sexual content, friends, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%