Movies like Adolescence

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Adolescence (2018)
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Adolescence (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teenager from an abusive household falls in love with a free-spirited runaway that leads him into the fast-lane lifestyle of drugs and addiction which threatens to destroy him.
Plot: female writer, coming of age, heroine, female director, drugs, drug trip

Most similar movies to Adolescence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about coming of age, love and romance, friendship, drugs, youth, gay and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Adolescence: California (2015), A Rising Tide (2015), Porcupine Lake (2017), To Heaven (2012), Eden's Curve (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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California (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The year is 1984. Estela is going through the turbulent phase of adolescence. Sex, lovers, friendships; everything seems very complicated. Her uncle Carlos is her hero, and visiting him in California is her biggest dream. But everything collapses ...
Plot: coming of age, school, kiss, blood, female nudity, tampon, cassette tape
Place: brazil
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100%
 5.7
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A Rising Tide (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An inspirational story of redemption, Hell of a View tells the tale of a young chef, Sam Rama. After the destruction of his family's well-established Atlantic City restaurant during Hurricane Sandy, Sam must grow up quickly, taking the biggest ...
Plot: hurricane, restaurant, coming of age, redemption, chef
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100%
 5.4
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Porcupine Lake (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During a hot and hazy summertime in northern Ontario, 13-year-old Bea wants a best friend more than anything else, but when she meets boisterous Kate, she gets more than she imagined. A story of bravery, small-town summer love, and the secret world ...
Plot: summer, coming of age, teenage girl, friendship, girl, childhood
Place: ontario canada, canada
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100%
 5.4
 91
To Heaven (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shy teenager Andrés lives in the Argentine city of La Plata and cycles between school, work and home listening to punk rock. One night he finds out that his idol, the lead singer of his favorite band, has committed suicide. His religious mother is ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, suicide, grandmother grandson relationship, punk music, punk band, gay, church, gay kiss, gay son, mother son relationship
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100%
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 5.3
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Eden's Curve (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A coming of age romantic drama set in 1972 based on real life events.
Style: serious, thought provoking, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, university, coming of age, gay, lgbt, teachers and students, romance, love and romance, student life, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1972
Place: virginia
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100%
Falling Like This (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Falling Like This showcases compelling performances by two young actors, Brian Vaughan and Megan Wilson. Writer/Director Dani Minnick has crafted a compassionate examination of the ragged edge of suburban life as characterized by Boyd, a charming, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: teenage love, juvenile delinquent, fall in love, teenage life, contests and competitions, high school, opposites attract, best friends, youth, unlikely couple, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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100%
 5.2
 1K
Kids in Love (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drifting through his gap year with its internships and travel plans, Jack has always suspected there was more to life than this. A chance encounter with the beautiful and ethereal Evelyn swerves his life radically off course.
Style: melancholic, sincere, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, group of friends, love, bohemian life, friendship, lifestyle, alcohol, party, society, teenage love, photographer, teenage boy ...
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100%
In The French Style (1963)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young American art student must decide whether to stay in Paris with her boyfriend or go back to the U.S. when her wealthy father arrives to bring her back.
Plot: romance, independence, coming of age, painting, father daughter relationship, art student, art
Place: france, paris france
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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 ⇓
51%
 6.1
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Square Dance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, promiscuity, estranged family member, teenager, parents and children, love and romance, siblings relations, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, social misfits, hopes, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
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50%
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True Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Seven short stories about growing up gay in America and searching for true love.
Plot: blackmail, teenage boy, infidelity, gay kiss, gay, coming of age, one night stand, coming out, gay teenager, closeted homosexual, father son relationship, kiss
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50%
Wishing for a Dream (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Actress Mika Andrews and her filmmaker boyfriend, Louis Digman struggle through the stresses, hopes, desires and disappointments of the entertainment industry to succeed in 'Hollywood.'
Plot: female nudity, filmmaking, audition, dream, actor, shower, drugs, bare breasts, studio, insomnia, hamster, smoking ...
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50%
The Journey of Jared Price (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "The Journey of Jared Price" is a gay-themed coming-of-age 2000 film written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black. Black won the Oscar award for Best Original Screenplay for "Milk". The Journey of ...
Style: touching, sexual, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, gays and lesbians, friends, family relations, couple relations, golden years, teenage life, love and romance, fall in love, small town life, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, southern california
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49%
The Man in the Moon (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, pregnancy, love triangle, first love, sister sister relationship, skinny dipping, corporal punishment, romance, small town life, love and romance, siblings relations ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.1
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Fantasies (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Set on a lush Greek island, the story concerns a sister (Bo Derek) and brother (Peter Hooten), who return home after years abroad. Falling under the island's erotic spell, the girl and boy discover that their love goes beyond filial. The ...
Plot: greek island, underage girl, boat, watching a movie, stepbrother stepsister relationship, coming of age, jerk, mayor, female full frontal nudity, breasts, grandfather, teenage girl ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
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The Painting (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Heath Freeman (Tru Calling, ER) heads an all-star cast including Clifton Davis (Any Given Sunday) Ben Vereen (Roots), Stacey Dash (Renaissance Man) and Debbie Allen (Fame) in the period drama Soldier of Change, which resurrects the turmoil and ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, love and romance, interracial relations, state affairs, human spirit, war, romance, hopes, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Member of the Wedding (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the last days leading up to her older brother's marriage, a young girl is forced to face realities and grow up quickly. A tender adaptation of Carson McCullers' classic play.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, wedding, runaway, love and romance, romance, human nature, society, youth, small town life, teenage life, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Touch of Fever (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of two young hustlers, Tatsuro and Shin, and her two female friends. Everything seems to work, until the day Shin declares he's in love with Tatsuro.
Plot: coming of age, lgbt, male prostitute, homosexual, university student, gigolo, prostitution, male prostitution, runaway, teenager
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48%
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Valentino Returns (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film successfully reaches its target of depicting components of small town life in the city of Stockton and its environs, where most of the filming took place. Set in the mid-1950s, the work stars Frederic Forrest and Veronica Cartwright as a ...
Plot: preacher, biker, slice of life, cruising, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, divorce, sex in car, small town, new car, sermon, young love ...
Time: 1950s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Love is the Word (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, leukemia, teenager, first love, love and romance, family relations, youth, village, teenage love, hopes, parents and children, teenage sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.0
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Torchlight (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A happy marriage turns sour when the husband becomes addicted to cocaine.
Plot: cocaine, drug addiction, troubled marriage, drugs, love at first sight, artist, marriage, husband wife relationship, painter, drug dealer, construction site, drug addict
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48%
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High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexual, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, couples, photographer, magazine, drug abuse, addiction, romance, love, human nature, drugs/alcohol, gender, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
And While We Were Here (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, a troubled writer experiences a sexual awakening when she meets a carefee American in Italy.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, love affair, writer's life, cheating wife, cuckolded husband, extramarital affair, older woman younger man relationship, relationship problems, wife leaves husband, female writer, love and romance, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
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48%
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The Cider House Rules (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: incest, abortion, coming of age, new job, orphan, nurse, first love, love and romance, romance, orphanage, farm, storytelling ...
Time: 1920s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england, england
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47%
Beneath a Neon Tide (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Andy is a young man on a downward spiral. A sequence of incidents followed by the death of his beloved grandmother trigger Andy's parents to react and send him away from the city. Andy moves in with his uncle David and begins working at the ...
Plot: nightclub, pub, funeral, coastal town, alcohol, coming of age, cinema
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47%
The Awakening of Spring (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the 1891 play "Spring Awakening," this filmed stage drama examines the tensions and confusion of young people as their growing sexual awareness conflicts with the repressive social environment around them.
Plot: becoming an adult, theatre play, suicide, masturbation, youth, coming out, friendship, kiss, church, gay, abortion, child abuse ...
Place: germany
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47%
The Graffiti Artist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Adrift in the lush, nocturnal urban landscape of THE GRAFFITI ARTIST, Nick (Ruben Bansie-Snellman) is a post-modern urban hero asserting his anarchistic agenda on the endless maze of virgin exterior walls that comprise downtown Seattle and Portland. ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: youth, street kid, down on your luck, juvenile delinquency, friends, sexual relations, teenage life, city life, drug abuse, coming of age, social differences, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, portland oregon, oregon, washington state ...
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47%
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You and I (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two teenage girls, Janie who is American and Lana who is Russian, fall in love after meeting at a t.A.T.u concert and are swept into a dangerous world of obsession, drug abuse and murder.
Style: sexy, realistic, sexual, serious
Plot: friendship, photographer, underwear, manager, jail, abuse, concert, nightclub, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Deleted Scenes (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When 30 something Sean meets Eastern European immigrant Wolf, sparks fly. They return to Sean’s apartment and begin a high energy and hugely sexual affair. What starts as a mere chance meeting slowly evolves into something more. Wolf is easy ...
Plot: gay, sex, rain, prostitute, gay sex, prostitution, hustler, gay kiss, nightclub, drugs, umbrella, kiss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
LAID: Life as It's Dealt (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young male escort falls for the "girl next door", only to find himself caught between two colliding worlds.
Plot: gay, friend, college, money, secret, condom, korean, bisexual, girl next door, cap, triangle, improv ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%