Movies like Being Black Enough

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Being Black Enough (2017)
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Being Black Enough (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young Black man, raised in a White neighborhood, ridiculed for not being "Black enough" decides to go to the hood to hang out with his gangster cousin and discover what it really means to be "Black." He eventually faces the harsh reality of gang violence, drugs and police confrontation.
Plot: african american, dialogue driven, coming of age, musical number, plot twist

Most similar movies to Being Black Enough

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, touching and semi serious films with plots about coming of age, youth, friendship, teenage life, teenager, friends and teenage boy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Being Black Enough: Family (2008), By Dawn's Early Light (2000), The Bug Killer (1971), So Long Suburbia (2016), Legion of Doom (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Family (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After suffering with the dire consequences of being in the closet, a group of lesbian friends forge a pact to deal with the dire consequences of coming out.
Plot: coming of age, gay relationship, coming out, gay romance, lesbian, african american
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95%
By Dawn's Early Light (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Mike Lewis leaves L.A. to stay with his grandfather in Colorado for the summer, he hates the old man's cowboy ways. When Mike demands to go home, the old man agrees and saddles up a couple of horses for a six week trip toward California, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, school, youth, hopes, teenage life, family relations, friends, summer, teenage boy, teenager, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 159
The Bug Killer (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A teenager fails to find (and keep) jobs which makes his father doubt the reason might be the boy's lack of sexual experience. As all his efforts prove to be unsuccessful, the father gives up, but not the boy's aunt.
Plot: coming of age, bakery, loss of virginity, male full rear nudity, incest, large breasts, male nudity, bare breasts, cockroach, older woman younger man sex
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45%
So Long Suburbia (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 64 min.
Story: So Long Suburbia is a campy queer coming of age teen film. Can be watched here: https://vimeo.com/195164161 (Offical)
Audience: teen drama
Plot: lgbt, coming of age, teenager, camp, lesbian, youth, bisexual, gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Legion of Doom (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A loose mix of friends freeload through film school and beyond.
Plot: college, coming of age, acid trip, drug trip, break-up, break up
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 132
Moon Dogs (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A wonderfully sustained feature debut from Philip John (who directed episodes of Downton Abbey and Outlander), this anarchic coming-of-age story makes the very best of some stunning Scottish locations. It follows the misadventures of two teenage ...
Plot: coming of age, road trip
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Girls' Room (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two college roommates -- prim and proper Grace (Cat Taber) and wild and woolly Casey (Soleil Moon Frye) -- find themselves in a tense rivalry when Casey's conduct almost destroys Grace's engagement to preppie heartthrob Charlie (Wil ...
Plot: dormitory, engagement, coming of age, college student, party, college, fraternity, goth girl, southerner
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Seven years ago, Sissy Carlyle's parents were killed in an icy car crash. While her charming irresponsible brother continued his questionable pursuits, Sissy stepped in to take care of their parents' antique shop, their home and the family ...
Plot: women, artist, shopkeeper, confederate soldier, journal, coming of age, forest, femme fatale, cosmonaut
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Finn & the Sea of Noise (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As Finn slips back into a groove of mindless parties, sunburn, and hangovers, he let's his life take a mind-numbing vacation. But when he's confronted with death first hand, he takes a new outlook on life, remembering his endless dreams ...
Style: mumblecore
Plot: coming of age, american midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 253
The Flats (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Flats tells a cautionary tale of friendship and desire played out among a group of 20-somethings transitioning into adulthood. Main character Harper and his buddies make the most of their freedom prior to an impending court-ordered jail ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: coming of age, siblings relations, love triangle, courtroom drama, human nature, unemployment, love and romance, friends, youth, drunkenness, horse, friendship between men ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: semi serious, touching, talky, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, thirtysomething life, family relations, on the road, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, wilderness, friends, lifestyle, youth, buddies, naked in public ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, dysfunctional family, americana, maid, teenage life, siblings relations, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, nothing goes right, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
I Love You Too (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Have you ever been tempted to fall in love with your best friend? Well meet Whitney. When she is down on her luck with guys she turns to the one person who understands her, Dawson. His advice wasn't doing nothing but taking her heart. For ...
Style: student film, post modern
Plot: marriage, friendship, jewish, african, third world, coming of age, nature, christian, spirituality, hip hop, love, african american ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 152
Mixing Nia (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ad agency copywriter, ordered to push a new brand of beer to black ghetto kids, resigns from her job and goes searching for her racial identity.
Plot: lust, african american, exploring sexuality, advertising, biracial, morality, deception, vegetarian, interracial sex, affair, infidelity, jealousy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.9
 334
The First Time (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With the coming of summer, three high school buddies--Kenny Leeds, Mike Decker, and Tommy Kingsley--anticipate their initiation into the pleasures of manhood. But Kenny is separated from his friends and sent to stay with his grandparents in Buffalo ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, virgin, youth, best friends, prostitute, teenage life, love and romance, gender, friends, sexual awakening, black pantyhose, loss of virginity ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 920
Mythopathy (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It is a movie following the coming-of-age for a boy; the story begins in the mid-60s, continues all through the 70s, and finishes in 1981. He is a creative young man facing the troubles of the first pangs of love and we observe the way he tries to ...
Plot: politics, coup, photographer, coming of age, peeping
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
 8K
Red Oaks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A coming-of-age comedy set in the "go-go" 80s that is equal parts hijinks and heartfelt about a college student enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end--and the future begins. David Myers, an assistant tennis pro at the Red ...
Plot: coming of age
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Little Darlings (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, friendship, self discovery, teenage girl, virgin, high school, best friends, teenage love, couples, innocence lost, street kid ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
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 7.4
 35K
Mid90s (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: thought provoking, light, humorous, cynical
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set early during World War II, the film has a lot to say about love, honor, relationships, commitment and power. Keeping their promise to their dying black housekeeper, a white family takes in her teenage mentally-slow son. The movie details the ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.8
 162
Class Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: teenager, coming of age, teenage sex, friendship, sex, betrayal
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two African-Americans and two Puerto-Ricans (though one pretends to be Italian) go out on the town on a Friday night. They will be forced to get to know each other, and even worst, learn to like each other as friends
Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, teenage life, teen romance, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, youth, small town, infidelity, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 308
Acne (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, Mexico, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: At the age of 13, Rafael Bregman has already lost his virginity, but has never kissed a girl. With his pimple-riddled face, his dysfunctional family, and a lowered self-esteem, getting this much anticipated first kiss proves trickier than expected. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexual, touching, humorous
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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25%
Calvin Marshall (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college, coming of age, sport, athlete and trainer, follow your dream, romance, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, underdog, love and romance, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
 361
Funny Story (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A tragic comedy about a well-intentioned father who inadvertently wreaks havoc on the life of his estranged daughter.
Plot: wedding, lgbt, lesbian, lesbian couple, love triangle, father daughter relationship, lesbian kiss, lesbian love, plot twist, bisexual woman, culture shock, moral dilemma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Measure of a Man (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bullied teen experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself.
Plot: summer vacation, bullying, teenager, summer job, teenage boy, coming of age, elderly man, first love, curly hair, teddy bear, extramarital affair, gardening ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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