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: sad, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: lgbt, coming of age, erotica, incest, friendship, sexual abuse, youth, misfit, teachers and students, love and romance, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, self discovery, society, social misfits, gender, drug abuse, mentally unstable, sex, teenager, lesbian, dancing, rape, fight, biker ...
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 sexy films with plots about friendship, love and romance, youth, kiss, sex, coming of age and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Only the Brave: Head On (1998), Love in Thoughts (2004), Somersault (2004), Full Speed (1996), The Everlasting Secret Family (1988). 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: sexy, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, rough, sad ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay interest, drug abuse, violence, bdsm, lgbtq, brutality, sexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, tokyo
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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, stylized, disturbing, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, gay, betrayal, youth, lgbt, lifestyle, romance, celebration, bohemian life, weekend, love triangle ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one, pre world war two
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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47%
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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, sexy, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, teenager, mother daughter relationship, romance, teenage life, love and romance, dysfunctional family, sexuality, honest, visceral, solitude ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
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41%
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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: erotic, sexy, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt, coming out, lgbtq, gay interest, betrayal, youth, love triangle, racism, friendship, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, lyon, europe, paris france, algeria ...
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41%
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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: sexy, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, politics, manipulation, closeted homosexual, couples, battles, campaign, teenage life, voyeurism, political corruption, sexual abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, antarctica
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40%
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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: serious, atmospheric, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, self discovery, teenage love, life is a bitch, youth, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, addiction, gay, friendship, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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40%
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: sexy, psychological, erotic, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, lesbian love, summer, coming of age, teenage life, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, countryside, tomboy, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, california, yorkshire, northern england
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38%
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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, touching, romantic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, teenager, school, romance, male nudity, high school, teenage life, love, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: australia, africa, kenya, paris france, uganda
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38%
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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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, friends, love and romance, youth, couples, teenage life, couple relations, teenager, love, male female relationship, jealousy, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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37%
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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, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, dysfunctional family, coming out, family relations, rehabilitation, suburbs, kids in trouble, lifestyle, teenage life, dangerous attraction, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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37%
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Intentions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renee leads a fulfilling life as a professor of theater, mother of two girls, and wife to a kind and successful husband. Her life of contentment is changed forever when she discovers an undeniable attraction between herself and a female graduate ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, psychological
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual content, lesbian, lesbian bar, family relations, infidelity, college, love and romance, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, life turned upside down, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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36%
First Girl I Loved (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her L.A. public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend, Clifton—who has always harbored a secret crush on her—he does his best to get in the way.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sentimental, psychological, queer cinema
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, teenage sexuality, lesbian teen, high school, best friend, teenager, lgbt, lgbtq, first love, lesbian love, coming of age, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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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, teens
Plot: lesbian, coming out, school, lesbian sex, fall in love, high school life, youth, gay teacher, friendship, high school, lesbian couple, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, year 1993
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35%
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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: sexy, erotic, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, sex with a minor, sex toy, twins, sister sister relationship, drifter, runaway, military base, orphan, voyeurism, age difference, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa
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35%
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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: realistic, sincere, touching, visually appealing, dark ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, lesbian, teenage girl, teacher, tattoo, feminism, youth, rebellion, teenage life, high school, women, lesbianism ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, portland oregon
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Monster Pies (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, 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 ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay teenager, lgbt, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, teacher, lgbtq, fall in love, teenage love, self discovery, gender ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia
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31%
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, serious, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, mysterious character, hopes, romance, youth, small town, rescue, accidental death, death of father, psychiatrist, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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31%
North Sea Texas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere on the Flanders coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel. Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her friend Etienne, ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, romantic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: gay, lgbt, coming of age, lgbt teen, gay teenager, first gay sexual experience, gay love, gay lead character, love and romance, gays and lesbians, youth, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: belgium, europe, france, flanders
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31%
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Red Dirt (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Red Dirt offers the story of a young man's search to belong in this sublime expression of love and reconciliation. At only twenty, Griffith is struggling with the responsibilities of caring for his unwell aunt, grieving the loss of their ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, art house ...
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, mental illness, friendship, cousin cousin relationship, drifter, family relations, leaving home, social relations, mentally unstable, love and romance, misfit, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, montana, louisiana, southern usa
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14+ (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alex glides his mouse tenderly over online images of Vika. He has been smitten ever since he saw her with her friends and cannot get her out of his head. Now he has found Vika’s profile online and has learned a lot about her. Vika has no idea ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, teenage life, first love, teenage love, fall in love, love and romance, society, school, shyness, friendship, fire, teenage sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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29%
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Little Vera (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A story about a young woman, Vera, who is somebody, living the life of a troubled teenager in the time right before the end of the Soviet Union. She lives in a very small Russian apartment with her mother and father, however being this close to each ...
Style: serious, disturbing, cynical, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: youth, innocence lost, parents and children, family life, father daughter relationship, eccentric family, society, love and romance, coming of age, temper, alcohol abuse, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr, moscow russia, russia
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29%
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Beloved/Friend (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on a work of Josep Maria Benet i Jornet entitled "Testament", the film tells the story of an aging professor of medieval literature with the dilemma of deciding who will inherit his essay on "The Book of friend and loved" ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, contemplative
Plot: gay, lgbt, male prostitute, lgbtq, pregnancy, midlife crisis, friendship, terminal illness, couples, friends, sexual relations, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, barcelona
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28%
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, realistic, serious, erotic, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, love and romance, gender, forbidden love, self discovery, injustice, society, life is a bitch, rebellion, lgbtq ...
Time: 20th century, year 1952
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: sexy, sad, bleak, talky, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, small town, first love, friendship, love triangle, relationships, childhood, forbidden love, bittersweet, discrimination, teenage life, love ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: australia, new south wales
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28%
Moonlight Whispers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Satsuki (Tsugumi) and Takuya (Kenji Mizuhashi) are high school students who meet at kendo practice, where they bash one another with wooden swords. They begin an awkward romance, but Takuya soon reveals a masochistic side to his desires. He has been ...
Style: disturbing, erotic, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, masochism, sexual perversion, sex, teenager, fetish, superhero, foot fetish, love triangle, obsession, voyeur, erotica ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
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28%
You & Me Forever (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When Laura and Christine meet Maria, their friendship takes an intense turn to vulnerability, love and sex.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage girl, friendship, best friends, life turned upside down, lesbian, loss of innocence, jealousy, mother daughter relationship, youth, betrayal, dishonesty, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia
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27%
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, erotic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, first love, youth, gays and lesbians, friendship, teenage life, lgbt teen, boarding school, gay, student, friends, male nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe
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27%
Eban and Charley (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 29-year-old Eban has retreated home to his parent's house in Seaside Oregon after the dissolution of his teaching job in Seattle. There he courts 15-year-old Charlie and eventually the two start a sexual relationship. As the age of consent in ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sexy, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, coming out, friendship, family relations, teenage life, forbidden love, parent child relationship, older man younger man relationship, dysfunctional family, parents and children, homecoming, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, seattle, washington d.c., usa, amsterdam ...
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27%
I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Antoine, a handsome boy in his 20s, falls for a straight best friend who does not reciprocate, and being a junkie exits the film quite early. Enter a girl, who seems to make him happy again, after he has tried living as a rent boy with men, having ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Plot: gay, unrequited love, transsexual, prostitute, love triangle, self discovery, nightlife, lifestyle, bisexual man, obsession, fall in love, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999
Place: paris france, france
⇓ 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, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: gay, transvestism, friendship, self discovery, lgbt, introspection, discrimination, coming out, social differences, society, romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: berlin germany, europe, germany, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%