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1:54 (2016)
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1:54 (2016)
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 him – an act of cowardice which will have serious repercussions. As a result of Tim’s unwillingness to snitch, the bullies appear to get away with their actions, none more so than the gang’s leader Jeff. He’s one of the school’s star athletes, who seems guaranteed a place in the national championships with an 800m time of 1.54 minutes. When Tim decides to start training in order to go up against Jeff, even having a girlfriend as cover, his enemies seem willing to go to any lengths to stop him.
Plot: runner, high school sports, gay, gay teenager, running, high school, teenager, bullying, chemistry, sport, race, school, coming out, student, party, teacher, youth, friendship, violence, death, sex scene, suicide, secret, birthday, coach ...

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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 teenage boy, teenager, high school, friendship, youth, coming of age and friend mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres. Some movies like 1:54: Handsome Devil (2016), Life at These Speeds (2017), My Brother's Keeper (2004), You'll Get Over It (2002), We (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Handsome Devil (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A music-mad 16-year-old outcast at a rugby-mad boarding school forms an unlikely friendship with his dashing new roommate.
Style: captivating, disturbing, touching, thought provoking
Plot: gay teenager, gay, homosexuality, gay crush, friendship, outcast, team, loner, friendship between men, school, misfit, gay lead character ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Life at These Speeds (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a teenager's friends die in an accident, he finds running allows him to remember them perfectly. Running, however, also brings him notoriety. He is caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present.
Plot: race, runner, high school, swimming pool, running, competition, coach, training, bridge, student athlete, flashback, picnic
⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Brother's Keeper (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Identical twin brothers Lou and Eric plan to compete together in the National Rowing Championships. But when Eric leaves their small town to attend an Ivy League University, the brother's bond is torn apart.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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You'll Get Over It (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, sexual, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, high school, love and romance, friendship, teenage love, gay, youth, teenage life, high school life, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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We (2018)
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Style: ambiguous ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Sport
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: exciting, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: high school, school, youth, rivalry, family relations, contests and competitions, teenage life, siblings relations, athlete's life, hopes, sport, lifestyle ...
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Open Future (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A 16 year old boy growing up in the 60's, experimenting with life, sex, drugs and alcohol.
Plot: student, friend, nurse, singer, camera, hallucination, teacher, friendship, doctor, friendship between men, flashback, taking a photograph ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Prep School (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon learning of his girlfriend's infidelity, Greg, the star player of his elite private school’s rugby team, suffers an emotional breakdown, leaving his friends and teammates to pick up the pieces and deal with the crisis in their own ways, ...
Style: surprise ending, ambiguous ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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2:37 (2006)
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: bleak, psychological, serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
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Time: contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
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Consequences (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia, Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After being sent to a youth detention centre, 18-year-old Andrej has to fight for his place within the group of inmates while getting closer to Željko, their informal leader, and struggling to keep his repressed secret in the dark.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: rough, serious, captivating, thought provoking, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 6K
Saint Ralph (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
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Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
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Style: touching, humorous, light, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 44K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 28
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 74
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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