Movies like Afterschool

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Afterschool (2008)
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Afterschool (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A prep-school student (Ezra Miller) accidentally films the drug-related deaths of two classmates, then is asked to put together a memorial video.
Style: serious, disturbing, bleak, suspense, gloomy, realistic
Plot: overdose, kids in trouble, boarding school, camera, video camera, teenage life, misfit, social misfits, drug abuse, youth, life is a bitch, social relations, voyeurism, violence, preparatory school, porn, teachers and students, computers and web, denial, boarding school life, sex, teenager, fight, student, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006
Place: connecticut, new york, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Afterschool

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about youth, teenage life, friendship, high school, society, life is a bitch and coming of age mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Afterschool: We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Love Is the Drug (2006), Beware the Gonzo (2010), White Rabbit (2013), Purgatory House (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, non-linear, gloomy ...
Plot: psychopath, mother son relationship, antisocial behavior, school shooting, evil child, depression, sociopath, parents and children, family problems, family relations, estrangement, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
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95%
Love Is the Drug (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonah Brand (John Patrick Amedori) isn't necessarily the type of guy who would interest ultra-hot Sara Weller (Lizzy Caplan). But when she and her friends find out he works at a pharmacy, they charm him into their circle and gain his trust with ...
Style: serious, emotional, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, teenage love, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, drug dealing, fall in love, social relations, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Beware the Gonzo (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is starting a revolution. When the wild-eyed rebel journalist is ousted from his prep school's newspaper by its ├╝ber-popular editor, Eddie fronts an underground movement to give a voice to all the misfits, ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, journalist, high school, rebelliousness, teachers and students, friends, social relations, lifestyle, teenage life, teenage sexuality, bullying, threesome ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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White Rabbit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied student sees visions of a rabbit he was forced to kill as a child, and those visions propel him into a state where his imagination causes him to carry out violent acts.
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, dark, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, high school, kids in trouble, rabbit, rebelliousness, friendship, life is a bitch, society, violence, bullying, vengeance, imagination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Purgatory House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An inside glimpse of how it feels to be a teen in today's disconnected world. PURGATORY HOUSE chronicles the after-life journey of Silver Strand: a lonely teen who abandons her life of turmoil and drug addiction, only to find herself caught ...
Style: serious, gothic, non-linear, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, misfit, drug abuse, addiction, teenage life, social misfits, life is a bitch, family problems, custody, youth, society, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
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Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, coming of age, peer pressure, underage drinking, juvenile delinquency, addiction, family problems, friends, friendship, life is a bitch, theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
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64%
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The Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: vengeance, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, social decay, society, humiliation, teenage life, youth, friendship, rivalry, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: realistic, rough, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: lifestyle, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, friendship, drug abuse, society, misfit, girl gang, coming of age, revenge, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, high school life, first love, teenagers, adolescence, suicide, high school, teenager, friends ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Bringing Rain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: BRINGING RAIN is the story of boarding school students that have suffered a scarring accident. Stuck together for the last month of school, they are faced with either dealing with the reality of the damage done, or drifting off into isolated ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, boarding school, romance, youth, isolation, teenage life, school, life is a bitch, transsexual, gender, coming of age, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
New Best Friend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alicia is a poor girl starting college. Hadley, Julianne and Sydney are three well-off girls in a row house. Classes begin and Alicia is paired with Hadley to work on a sociology class project. At first rejected, Alicia is finally accepted into ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, intense, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: investigation, college, teenage life, betrayal, murder, wealth, manipulations, mind game, mystery, manipulation, youth, overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underage sex, coming of age, puberty, strong sexual content, virginity, first sex, innocence lost, rape, street kid, urban ghetto life, youth, loss of virginity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Acts of Worship (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alix is taken in by a photographer, Digna, who despite her friends' protests, tries to help Alix piece her life back together and overcome her addictions.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, downfall, going straight, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, destructive relationship, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Innocence (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, mystery, society, school, childhood, friendship between girls, coming of age, teenage life, ballet, girls' boarding school, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
State's Evidence (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When 16 year old Scott Byers decided to bring a camcorder to school, none of his schoolmates ever imagined what was to come. Only Scott's five closest friends and followers have the insight on his master plan. He is on a quest for the ultimate ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, destructive relationship, voyeurism, teenage life, youth, buddies, deadly, sociopath, looking at the camera, suicide, loss of control ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: teachers and students, depression, teacher, suicide, unhappy, social decay, social problems, classroom, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, human relationship, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
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Humanity (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, small town, sexual abuse, performer's life, life is a bitch, deadly, police investigation, society, crimes, love and romance, law enforcement, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 9K
Manic (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, therapy, dysfunctional family, youth, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, addiction, doctors and patients, manic, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, small town, family problems, realism, social relations, down on your luck, girl, bail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
She's Too Young (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A mother/daughter relationship is thrown off balance when the mother (Marcia Gay Harden) discovers that her "good girl" daughter (Alexis Dziena) is part of a group who are engaging in sexual activities with multiple partners. Such activity ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sexually transmitted disease, teenage girl, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, suburban life, kids in trouble, lifestyle, society, teenage sexuality, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Hello Herman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: high school life, teenage life, social relations, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, youth, school shooting, loneliness, social misfits, interview, murder, high school ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Sisterhood of Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, mystery, investigation, social relations, crimes, life is a bitch, teenage life, danger, society, dishonesty, strong female presence, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Odd Girl Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, school, buddies, lifestyle, family relations, friendship, youth, misfit, love and romance, rivalry, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 122K
Doubt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and ...
Style: serious, sincere, suspense, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: pedophile, clergy, nun, guilt, school, teacher, life is a bitch, priest, suspicion, african american, gossip, sexual abuse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
First, Last and Deposit (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Tessa (Jessica White) faces more than the usual tribulations of adolescence. When bad times hit, she and her mother find themselves living on the streets. The injustice of poverty is emphasized by the fact that Tessa's school ...
Style: rough, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, parents and children, teenage life, working class, kids in trouble, youth, society, family relations, eviction, school, survival, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
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Pluto (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: is a story about elite high school seniors, the top 1%, who are prepared to go to extremes to get into prestigious universities. A student who has ranked number one at an esteemed school dies in a remote mountain. Finding out why and the ultimate ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: high school, ambition, teenage life, destructive relationship, social differences, social relations, youth, rivalry, crimes, deadly, murder, emotionless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: boarding school, self discovery, friends, power relations, misfit, lifestyle, hardcase students, dedicated educator, teenage life, teachers and students, coming of age, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 29K
Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: rough, sexual, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, underage sex, erection, teenage sex, sexual relations, incest, masturbation, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, coming of age, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, touching, meditative, lyrical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, redemption, youth, small town, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, hopes, society, social relations, adolescence, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 27K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, coming of age, adolescence, high school life, unfulfillment, youth, teenage girl, high school, teenage sexuality, loneliness, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%