Movies like Only the Brave 1994

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Only the Brave (1994)
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Only the Brave (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Alex is in love with her best friend, Vicki, her mother has dissapeared and she sets fire to things in her spare time. Vicki comes from an abusive home and wants Alex to run away with her. Alex is a bit of a nerd and a teachers pet, so takes advantage of this by trying to seduce her drippy school teacher. Alex watches as Vicki, unable to escape her terrible homelife and an psychological wreck, sets alight to herself and burns to death.
Style: psychological, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: coming of age, friendship, sexual abuse, drug abuse, youth, misfit, teachers and students, life is a bitch, love and romance, self discovery, mentally unstable, society, gender, social misfits, gays and lesbians, lgbt, female director, sex, teenager, dancing, lesbian, rape, fight, biker, student ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia, melbourne

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Most similar movies to Only the Brave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about coming of age, youth, friendship, family relations, kiss, love and romance and sex mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Only the Brave: Head On (1998), Somersault (2004), Monster Pies (2013), Foxfire (1996), Flirting (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, queer cinema ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, racism, friendship, coming out, unemployment, family relations, gay interest, bisexuality, gay, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne, tokyo
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Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, teenager, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
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55%
 6.7
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Monster Pies (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mike has felt alienated and alone for as long as he can remember, until a new boy arrives at his school - awakening feelings and a world of possibilities he'd never before dared to dream of.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating
Plot: gay, high school, gays and lesbians, teacher, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, gender, gay teenager, social misfits, lgbt, gay relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: australia
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52%
 6.2
 9K
Foxfire (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, teacher, youth, rebellion, hostage, prison, tattoo, teenage girl, coming of age, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
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50%
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 6K
Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, boarding school life, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: australia, africa, uganda, kenya, paris france
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47%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, adolescence, first love, high school, friendship, high school life, suicide, teenagers, teenager, hopes ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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42%
 7.3
 5K
To Our Loves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family's dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She's 16, and men ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, sexual, sexy, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, infidelity, looking for sex, society, downfall, love and romance, youth, juvenile delinquency, family problems, couples, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
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41%
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 648
Crutch (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, CRUTCH is a coming-of-age tale about a young man's struggle with family problems and substance abuse. Behind a facade of suburban middle class perfection, ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: coming out, dysfunctional family, family relations, coming of age, drug abuse, rehabilitation, suburbs, social decay, teenage life, dangerous attraction, kids in trouble, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Ripe (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When their abusive parents are killed in a car crash, twin sisters Rosie and Violet vow to run away to Kentucky in search of a better life. While on the road, the girls meet up with Pete, a drifter working as a grounds keeper on a derelict army ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, gloomy, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: voyeurism, soldier, orphan, coming of age, twins, child abuse, sister sister relationship, runaway, drifter, military base, lolita, car accident ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, couples, friends, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, sincere, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, friendship, racism, love triangle, youth, betrayal, coming of age, couples, friends, singleness, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, new york, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Domain (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nadia (Béatrice Dalle) is in her 30s and begins a serious relationship with a teen named Pierre (Isaïe Sultan).
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, self discovery, teenage love, addiction, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, coming of age, incest overtones ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
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Water Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set during a sultry summer in a French suburb, Marie is desperate to join the local pool's synchronized swimming team, but is her interest solely for the sake of sport or for a chance to get close to Floriane, the bad girl of the team? Sciamma, ...
Style: psychological, sexy, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, loss of virginity, teenage sexuality, masturbation, coming of age, lesbian love, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, unfulfilled love, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, coming out, fall in love, school, lesbian couple, high school life, lesbian sex, teenage love, youth, friendship, parents and children, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1989
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35%
Love in Thoughts (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A posthumous look at the last days of Guenther's life as he, his best friend, and his sister let loose on a four-day binge of alcohol, drugs, and sex.
Style: serious, disturbing, stylized, rough, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, gays and lesbians, poet, youth, betrayal, lifestyle, romance, bohemian life, weekend, celebration, unrequited love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, pre world war two, post world war one
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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35%
The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of age feature, set in a New South Wales country town in the 1960s, about a 15 year-old boy. It follows his loves and how he copes with life's problems such as death and departure.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, coming of age, friendship, discrimination, first love, family relations, pregnancy, locket, teenage life, bittersweet, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: australia, new south wales
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34%
My Summer of Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.
Style: psychological, sincere, melancholic, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lgbt, siblings relations, teenage life, fall in love, countryside, gays and lesbians, friendship, summer, tomboy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england, california
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34%
Permanent Record (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, suicide, grief, high school life, teenage life, social misfits, lifestyle, misfit, youth, society, romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Everlasting Secret Family (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A beautiful, if ambitious and amoral, youth is tapped to become the lover of a powerful senator. The young man quickly realizes that he can hold this place, with all its perks, only as long as he is young. He has no other function than being young. ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: politics, manipulation, state affairs, society, voyeurism, sexual relations, political corruption, teenage life, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, manipulations ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sam and Silvy are best friends. One night, as they are watching a falling star while floating on their backs in a lake, Sylvy disappears from his side. Despite his best efforts, he cannot find her under water. Many years later, Sam, now a ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, haunted by the past, youth, romance, hopes, small town, rescue, hypnosis, psychiatrist, death of father, accidental death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The World Unseen (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, love and romance, forbidden love, gender, self discovery, injustice, society, life is a bitch, rebellion, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1952
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Crossing (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A single day. To challenge the past. To accept the present. To decide the future. Sam arrives in his home town after 18 months away, hopeful that Meg, the girlfriend he abandoned, will go back with him to the city. His return brings the outside ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: friends, small town, love triangle, friendship, coming of age, dancing, car accident, train, vengeance, love and romance, betrayal, romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Or (My Treasure) (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel Aviv. Ruthie calls Or "my treasure," but ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: escort service, prostitute, escort, family relations, prostitution, coming of age, parents and children, lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, society, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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XXY (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, is living as a girl, but she and her family begin to wonder whether she's emotionally a boy when another teenager's sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her ...
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual exploration, sexual abuse, gender bending, gender, teenage life, teenage love, underage sex, youth, life is a bitch, teenage boy, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, argentina, south america
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29%
 6.6
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Disco Pigs (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Pig and Runt born on the same day, in the same hospital, moments apart. Twins, all but by bloodline. Inseparable from birth, they are almost telepathic. They are one, needing no one else, inhabiting a delicate, insular and dangerous world where they ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: friendship, friends, love and romance, youth, couples, obsession, couple relations, teenage life, love, teenager, male female relationship, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 456
Fit (2010)
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, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: teenage love, teachers and students, high school, teenage life, coming of age, gender, youth, power relations, coming out, brother brother relationship, teenage girl, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When young Turkish talent Kutlug Ataman wanted to make a film about transvestites, the first location he had in mind was Istanbul. As he developed the script, his thought was to place these marginal characters, who are subject to societal prejudices ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: transvestism, gay, friendship, self discovery, society, social misfits, romance, lifestyle, introspection, coming out, social differences, discrimination ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany, baghdad iraq, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Mudge Boy (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Duncan Mudge, mid-teens, lives apart from his rural world populated by his distant father and rough local kids. His main companionship is a chicken left after his mother's death until the neighbor's son befriends him.
Style: disturbing, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, misfit, coming of age, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, social misfits, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Beneath Clouds (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: racism, prison, on the road, coming of age, love and romance, life is a bitch, young heroes, opposites attract, family relations, couples, mother daughter relationship, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sexual Dependency (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A poor girl, a rich stud, a university student and a model -- nothing in common, except the desire to experience true intimacy. Their stories unfold and overlap as each becomes victim to their own sexual dependencies, self-perceptions and illusions. ...
Style: psychological, sincere, erotic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, sex education, youth, human nature, teenage life, love and romance, life is a bitch, gender, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bolivia, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%