Movies like Being Black Enough

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Being Black Enough (2017)
 6.7
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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.
Style: twists and turns
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 humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about coming of age, youth, teenage life, friendship, friends, teenager and culture clash mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Being Black Enough: Family (2008), Moon Dogs (2016), The Girls' Room (2000), The Bug Killer (1971), The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle (2017). 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, female director, gay, lesbian, african american, coming out, gay romance, gay relationship
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95%
 6.6
 165
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
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44%
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: coming of age, engagement, southerner, college student, party, college, dormitory, fraternity, goth girl
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44%
 6.9
 176
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: loss of virginity, coming of age, bakery, large breasts, first sex, male full rear nudity, male nudity, incest, bare breasts, cockroach, older woman younger man sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, femme fatale, con artists, artist, forest, confederate soldier, journal, cosmonaut, shopkeeper, storekeeper, coming of age
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 252
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: coming of age, friends, love and romance, siblings relations, love triangle, unemployment, youth, courtroom drama, human nature, friendship between men, drunkenness, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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)
Style: queer cinema
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: lgbt, coming of age, bisexual, transsexual, camp, teenager, lesbian, youth, gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, grandparent grandchild relationship, teenage life, hopes, family relations, youth, male bonding, teen rebel, male friendship, horse riding, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, acid trip, film school, coming of age, breakup, drug trip, break-up, break up
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, loss of virginity, high school, friendship, first sex, abortion, high school life, unwanted pregnancy, youth, teenage love, teacher, surfing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, touching, semi serious, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, dysfunctional family, americana, family relations, maid, couple relations, nothing goes right, love and romance, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, loss of virginity, friendship, self discovery, virgin, teenage girl, high school, love and romance, contests and competitions, looking for sex, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 43K
Mid90s (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Stevie is a sweet 13-year-old about to explode. His mom is loving and attentive, but a little too forthcoming about her romantic life. His big brother is a taciturn and violent bully. So Stevie searches his working-class Los Angeles suburb for ...
Style: thought provoking, light, humorous, cynical
Plot: skateboarding, underage sex, dysfunctional family, skateboard, coming of age, friends, teenager, gay slur, teenage sex, foul language, misogyny, skateboarder ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1996
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 354
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, offbeat, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, virgin, gender, youth, best friends, prostitute, friends, love and romance, teenage life, grownups, sexual awakening, sightseeing ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ...
Plot: racism, racial segregation, political unrest, conscience, mental retardation, controversy, segregation, confrontation, interracial relations, african american, lawyer
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 85
Toss It (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Four funny flawed fierce females discover what they don't know: about themselves, their families and Western Civilization.
Style: twists and turns
Plot: dialogue driven, chemistry, parents, buddha, plot twist, flirt, female director, cheating, best friend, coin toss, con artists, wedding ...
Place: los angeles, new york, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991)
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: feel good, humorous, talky, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friends, interracial relations, friendship, subway, police, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, city life, coming of age, urban ghetto life, twentysomething life, singleness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, crumbling marriage, teen romance, small town, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, eccentric family, teenage life, social differences, single parent, self discovery, parents and children, sex aid, youth, nomad, incest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, introspection, teachers and students, teenage love, friendship, teenage angst, youth, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 155
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: female director, biracial, interracial sex, passion, vegetarian, affair, exploring sexuality, interracial relations, jealousy, sexual exploration, lust, deception ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 107
Pink Lightning (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: California 1962, Five girls: beautiful Sharon, ugly-duckling Andy, nice Poo and hot-to-trot Jill support their best friend Tookie when she prepares to marry her boyfriend Pat. But the two of them realize that they are not prepared to get married, ...
Plot: best friend, female friendship, coming of age, friendship between women, engagement, convertible, road trip, teenage girl, small town, female protagonist, fiance fiancee relationship, marriage ...
Time: year 1962, 60s, 1950s, 1960s, 50s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 97K
Friday (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Plot: marijuana, hip hop, african american, ghetto, friends, rapper, weed, rap, nothing goes right, disorder, drugs, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Desire Street (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, China, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A family (mother, daughter and son) tries to survive their loneliness and obsessions by going through different sexual experiences and relationships with a new neighbour, a prostitute.
Plot: coming of age, love, betrayal, noir, lgbt, award, family, curiosity, religion, cross, money, passion ...
Place: usa, china, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Foreign Letters (2012)
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, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, introspection, friendship, fish out of water, hopes, teenage life, youth, culture clash, society, family life, immigrants, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 9K
Matinee (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, nostalgic, affectionate ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: cold war, coming of age, movie theatre, giant, bomb shelter, filmmaking, hysteria, nuclear, americana, youth, teenage life, military ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: florida, cuba, usa, latin america, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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.
Style: captivating, humorous, light, sincere
Plot: teenager, bullying, summer vacation, first love, summer job, coming of age, summer camp, self discovery, family relations, society, grownups, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 12K
The Mighty (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, misfit, social misfits, disability, society, heroes, freak, youth, orphan, best friends, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 9K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, urban, family problems, couple relations, teenage life, single parent, school, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 846
Palo Alto, CA (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On their last night of Thanksgiving break, four old friends, now all college freshmen, realize their small town has more meaning than they ever imagined.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: thanksgiving, coming of age, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, reunion, homecoming, small town, college, college freshman, college student, college life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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