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: homosexuality, youth, suicide, teenager, school
Place: ireland
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Out of the Blue
Drama
Canada
94 min.
 7.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, teenager, school, suicide, teenage life, coming of age and high school mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Kids Aren't Alright: Kissing Candice (2017), 1:54 (2016), Watercolors (2008), Pingpong (2006), Young Girls in Black (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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.
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1:54
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Duration: 106 min.
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    User:   86%
 
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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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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
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Around the Fire
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Simon is an intelligent and privileged young man whose family expects him to become a Princeton graduate. Crying out for attention from his reserved and cool hearted family, Simon commits numerous petty crimes and is soon sent away to boarding ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: addiction, school, innocence lost, on the road, boarding school, parents and children, boarding school life, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, teenage life, life is a bitch, rehabilitation ...
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    User:   50%
 
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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
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    User:   63%
 
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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
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    User:   61%
 
Grown Up Movie Star
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Ruby, 13, determined to grow up fast after her mother runs away to become a movie star, leaving Ruby with her hopelessly rural father.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: coming of age, small town, rebelliousness, parents and children, teenage life, ambition, gender, single father, youth, family relations, gays and lesbians, blind ambition ...
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    User:   65%
 
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Augusta, Gone
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Right On, Man!
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Story: In the punk rock era of the late 1970s three restless teenagers, two boys and a girl, spend their time in and out of a special class for problem kids. Jussi seldom sees his parents at home, so he is free to indulge in petty crimes, pranks, and ...
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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.
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So Evil, So Young
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Duration: 77 min.
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This Special Friendship
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Bad Company
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Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
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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: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, talky ...
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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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: serious, emotional, 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
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Is Anybody There?
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland
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System:   39%
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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
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The Joneses
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.
Style: clever, biting, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, cheating, greed, drugs/alcohol, cons and scams, death, suburban life, suburbs, reality tv, family, happy ending, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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    User:   32%
 
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Lonely Child
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: William is constantly shooting video journals of his life to have as souvenirs for himself. Feeling the end of his relationship with Médéric, his young lover, William spends two days camping with him, taking advantage of the situation by filming ...
Plot: youth, video, first gay sexual experience, brother sister relationship, homosexual, first love, cousin cousin relationship, best friend, closeted homosexual, gay teenager, coming out, absent father ...
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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, muse, life, teen romance, self discovery, love, school, friendship, lesbian, teenager
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Regret!
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jochem is the target of bullying. David does not participate, but he dares intervene. The class teacher also does not engage., Jochem seems to attract the harassment, which gets worse every day. One morning David feels guilty. Why did he never ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, youth, social relations, high school, friends, high school life, teenage life, bullying, bully, regret, teenage boy, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
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System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
 6.0
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The Hanged Man
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two lovers break the law and struggle to stay together when carnal obsession causes tempers to flare.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: young lovers, love and romance, youth, parents and children, haunted by the past, rape, blackmail, teenage life, life is a bitch, family relations, kidnapping, teenage sex ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s
Place: spain
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System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
 6.5
 2K
Assassin(s)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, disturbing, witty ...
Plot: aging, adolescence vs adulthood, crime, media satire, hitman, criminal heroes, crimes, media, youth, golden years, teaching the ways of the world, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   34%
    User:   30%
 

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