Movies like The Kids Aren't Alright

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The Kids Aren't Alright
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Story: Ross is trying to come to terms with the suicide of one of his classmates, as he finds his life falling down around him. Suddenly he finds himself involved in a new friendship with the new girl in school, Róisín. She helps to lead him in the right direction as he tries to turn his life around and come to terms with his emotions. She's everything he ever wanted in a girl, except for the fact that she's gay.
Plot: youth, suicide, teenager, school, lesbian, homosexuality
Place: ireland

Most similar movies to The Kids Aren't Alright

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about school, youth, teenager, suicide, coming of age, teenage life and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Horror genres. Some movies like The Kids Aren't Alright: Mall Girls (2009), So Evil, So Young (1961), Pitong Dalagita (2006), 2:37 (2006), Scrubbers (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mall Girls
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Shopping malls - today's place of creating desires. Best jewelry, clothes, shoes. Unaffordable by young girls, but they "work" to get themselves sponsors for new items.
Style: sexual, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage love, shopping mall, school, adolescence vs adulthood, kids in trouble, youth, friendship, teenage life, poverty, teenager, teenage prostitute, materialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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So Evil, So Young
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A teenage girl is wrongfully accused of theft and is sent away to a harsh reform school.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, school, false accusation, crimes, fugitives, gays and lesbians, heist, women's prison, prison life, tough heroes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland
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Pitong Dalagita
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: When six girls and a guy all teenagers are found with their wrists slit on a high school playground, it's left to their guidance counselor to try to make sense of the mystery behind the apparent suicide pact. Told in nonlinear fashion, the ...
Style: suspense
Plot: suicide, gay, coming of age, self discovery, teen romance, muse, life, friendship, love, school, lesbian, teenager
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2:37
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, psychological
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, pregnancy, social misfits, high school life, suicide, teenage life, coming of age, rape, student, school, teenager, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
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Scrubbers
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two girls escape from an open borstal for two very different reasons; Annetta to attempt to visit her baby daughter, who is being raised in a convent; and Carol, who hopes to be recaptured and sent to a closed borstal where she knows her girlfriend ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, school, prison life, kids in trouble, confined, youth, survival, babies and infants, gays and lesbians, reunion, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
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Out of the Blue
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dennis Hopper is a hard-drinking truck driver who loses control of his truck under the influence and slams it into a busload of screaming children. After serving his five year jail sentence, Hopper finds his daughter, Cebe (Linda Manz), the love of ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, tense, disturbing
Plot: coming of age, drug abuse, young heroes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, kids in trouble, punk, runaway, poverty, suicide, truck driver ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
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System:   80%
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Young Girls in Black
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Noémie and Priscilla, two teenage girls from working class backgrounds, cultivate the same violence, the same contempt of the world. They are a source of serious concern for family and friends, who sense them capable of going to extremes. Noémie ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, tense, emotional
Plot: coming of age, rebelliousness, teenage life, urban, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, human nature, dysfunctional family, rebellion, family problems, flutist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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Circumstance
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: hip hop, rebelliousness, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, coming of age, rebellion, youth, friends, obsession, love triangle, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, dubai, tehran iran
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Augusta, Gone
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Martha is a businesswoman and divorced mother of two children - Augusta and Jack. However, when docile Augusta becomes a teenager, feelings of anger and self-hate cause her personality to undergo a scary transformation, and Martha realizes that this ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: single parent, school, rehabilitation, wilderness, rise and fall, adoption, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, relationship vs career, teenage life, kids in trouble, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine
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    User:   60%
 
 5.3
 132
Maryjane
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teacher trying to break up a local drug ring is framed and arrested for possession of marijuana.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: high school, drugs/alcohol, dedicated educator, school, teachers and students, drug abuse, urban ghetto, frame up, high school life, rebellion, drug dealing, society ...
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Our Song
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, bleak, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, teenager, music band, adolescence, coming-of-age, relationships, pregnancy, teenagers, neo realism, runaway ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, california
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    User:   59%
 
 5.6
 13K
The Lifeguard
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, melancholic, depressing ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, new jersey, california
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System:   63%
    User:   65%
 
 6.6
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1:54
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tim is a bit of a loner. At school he gravitates towards another shy boy and they become friends. But the verbal and physical bullying by a gang of kids, as well as an aggressive use of social media, unsettle Tim’s new mate and he backs away from ...
Plot: high school, bullying, running, teenager, sport, athlete, runner, drunk, school locker, sex tape, gay sex, text messaging ...
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Jolene
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teenage orphan spends ten years traveling to experience life.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sexy, psychological
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
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 7.3
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Zero Day
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic ...
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Watercolors
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Duration: 106 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.2
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White Oleander
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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 5.2
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The Possessed
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Whilst growing up in rural Thailand, a young orphan girl is taught the ways of magic by her grandmother. But when grandmother falls sick, Dau is lured to Bangkok to find work so that she can buy medicine. She finds herself working in a go-go bar, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
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Place: asia, thailand
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 5.9
 3K
Tanner Hall
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming of age stories of four teen-age girls.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, innocence lost, coming of age, boarding school life, school, teenage life, youth, social relations, teachers and students, power relations, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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    User:   47%
 
 7.7
 67K
Detachment
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: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: teacher, high school, depression, suicide, school, dedicated educator, loneliness, teachers and students, storytelling, life & death, mentor, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
The Home of Dark Butterflies
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Haunted by his traumatic past and cautious about the prospects of an uncertain future, a fourteen year old boy named Juhani winds up in an isolated boys' home known as The Island. Juhani (Niilo Syvaoja) has been shuttled between foster homes ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: island, youth, innocence lost, haunted by the past, isolation, couple relations, teenager, friendship, tough heroes, family problems, family relations, foster home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Everybody Dies But Me
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, realism, friendship, school, parents and children, high school life, teenage girl, boy girl relationship, social decay, underage drinking, girl fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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    User:   46%
 
Degrassi: The Next Generation
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The life of a group of adolescents going through the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, school, parents and children, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love, suburbs, high school life, teenager, suburban life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   40%
 
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Fit
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Takes a look at gay and straight love among the new millennials. Everything from secret crushes to homophobic attitudes are revealed by the rambunctious students taking Drama and Dance from Loris. None of the teens are what they seem at first ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming of age, coming out, high school, teenage life, gender, youth, dedicated educator, teachers and students, teenage love, power relations, support group ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
Kissing Candice
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Candice longs to escape the boredom of her seaside town, but when a boy she dreams about turns up in real life, she becomes involved with a dangerous local gang.
Plot: gang, dream, isolation, friendship, teenage girl, fishing, missing child, high school, youth, animals, car chase, school ...
Place: ireland
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System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
 5.2
 158
The Beat
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: gang, college life, teenage life, college, urban, crimes, bank, society, youth, school, dedicated educator, poetry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
Nenette and Boni
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger ...
Style: psychological, serious, art house, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, coming of age, school, single parent, male nudity, dealing with death, relationships, runaway, hospital, human nature, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, london, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
Cruel Intentions 2
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This takes place several years before Cruel Intentions, back to when Kathryn first meets Sebastian, their sexual attraction to each other and their enjoyment in destroying the lives of their peers.
Style: sexual, sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, high school, sex, manipulations, rise to the top, lame, pornography, sexual relations, school, high school life, dialogue, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
The Secret Life of Bees
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, racism, runaway, dysfunctional family, guilt, single father, family bonds, women, teaching the ways of the world, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
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