Movies like Stranger in Town

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Stranger in Town (1998)
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Stranger in Town
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A 13-year-old boy, whose single mother moved her family from the big city to a small town, begins to suspect that a stranger who befriends his family is not who he initially appears to be. Harry Hamlin, Graham Green, Rebecca Jenkins and Trevor Blumas star.
Plot: carpenter, frame up, teenager, drugs, small town, murder, boy, mother son relationship
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Zamudio: Lost in the Night
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Holding On
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UK
55 min.
 8.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and bleak films with plots about teenager, boy, murder, small town, youth, teenage boy and friendship mostly in Drama, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like Stranger in Town: Zero Day (2003), Before the World Ends (2009), The Todd Killings (1971), Don't Grow Up (2015), Goodbye Trainmen (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Zero Day
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 104 min.
Story: The countryside of Rio Grande do Sul, and high-school student, Daniel, spends a normal adolescence life with his family, studying, riding his bicycle, playing games on the Internet and expecting one day to move to the big city of Porto Alegre. ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
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Don't Grow Up
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The story about a group of youths who can't face the thought of growing up because anyone who does becomes a rampaging zombie.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Veturimiehet heiluttaa on 4. syyskuuta 1992 ensi-iltansa saanut suomalainen elokuva. Elokuva on kuvattu suurimmaksi osaksi Porissa. Veturimiehet heiluttaa sai ensi-iltansa Ruotsissa 26. maaliskuuta 1993.
Plot: railway, train, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, seduction, small town, drinking, drink, drunkenness, rain, neighbor, death ...
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Zamudio: Lost in the Night
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Inspired by the case of Daniel Zamudio, a young man who was brutally beaten in the Parque San Borja of Santiago just for being homosexual. In this story, everyone has something to say but too much to hide.
Plot: intolerance, neo nazi, gay sex, murder, teenager, teenage boy, boy, youth, bully, gay teenager, bullying, gay kiss ...
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1st Love
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage love, island, teenage life, coming of age, youth, innocence lost, parents and children, family relations, boy, masturbation, male nudity, female objectification ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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My Own Private Idaho
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, road movie, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, prostitution, gay, shakespeare, sexuality, pornography, coming of age, homosexuality, on the road, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, france, seattle washington ...
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Punk Love
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the rainy environs of Oregon and Washington, Punk Love is the story of two forlorn lovers, searching for that elusive Hollywood Ending to the story of their dreams. Sarah is a lost 15-year-old, trapped in an unloving home, in a dreary small ...
Plot: teenager, illegal drugs, snow, child abuse, murder, sex, drugs, musician, heroin, statutory rape, drug abuse, stepfather
Place: portland oregon
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    User:   72%
 
West Side Avenue
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 315 min.
Story: A Filipino teenager is shot to death on the sidewalk of New Jersey, USA. An investigation starts into his death. His family members and friends are interviewed. Along the way, we find out not only more about him but about the community of Filipinos ...
Plot: computer, dream, fishing, film projector, parade, drug, investigation, girlfriend, street, grandfather grandson relationship, winter, shovel ...
Place: new jersey
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    User:   67%
 
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The Notebook
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a village on the Hungarian border, two young brothers grow up during war time with their cruel grandmother and must learn every trick of evil to survive in the absurd world of adults.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: twins, countryside, innocence lost, war, siblings relations, teenage life, wartime life, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, starvation, conquering ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: hungary
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Mud
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and make a pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, adolescence, childhood, obsession, boat, teenager, coming-of-age, storytelling, runaway, unlikely friendships, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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George Washington
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: bleak, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, meditative ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, coming of age, redemption, adolescence, teenage life, death, kids in trouble, loneliness, dialogue, childhood, existentialism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
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System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
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Girlhood
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: coming of age, against the rules, feminism, friendship, teenage life, friends, youth, girl, singing, peer pressure, society, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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The Flavor of Corn
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lorenzo, a handsome first-year professor in an isolated Italian village, falls under the spell of his most beguiling pupil, a dark-haired, starry-eyed 12-year-old named Duilio. As Lorenzo's relationship with his heartless girlfriend ...
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The Fire That Burns
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
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Time: 1930s, pre world war two
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The Beniker Gang
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When his younger friends go up for adoption, threatening their extended family, an orphaned teen helps them discourage potential parents.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, uplifting
Audience: family outing
Plot: family life, on the run, adventure, youth, family relations, family, orphan, gang, adoption, journalism, siblings relations, captivity ...
Time: 80s
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U Want Me 2 Kill Him?
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the Vanity Fair article of the same title, a story about a young boy drawn into a web of lies through an online chatroom.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, computers and web, crimes, friendship, youth, murder, social relations, friends, cyberspace, teen violence, questioned by police ...
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The Bay Boy
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Roman Catholic teenage boy in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia during the 1930s faces various growing-up problems: Should be become a priest? What should he do about the murder he witnessed, committed by a local cop and upstanding ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquency, small town, single parent, innocence lost, suburbs, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage love, small town life, suburban life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, nova scotia
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12 and Holding
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, vengeance, adoption, adolescence, loneliness, childhood, death, prison, revenge, hospital, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
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Christ Stopped at Eboli
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, village, idealism, rebelliousness, small town, self discovery, anti war, culture clash, political unrest, politics, small town life, injustice ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
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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.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: high school, drugs/alcohol, dedicated educator, school, teachers and students, drug abuse, urban ghetto, frame up, high school life, rebellion, drug dealing, society ...
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Not Fade Away
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: blues, drugs/alcohol, buddies, rock, coming of age, music, small town, desire for fame, suburbs, follow your dream, small town life, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Fighting Mad
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An evil corporation tries to pressure a bunch of Arkansas farmers and ranchers to sell their land so they can strip-mine it for coal. The fiercely proud and stubborn Hunter family refuse to give in. This leads to a bitter conflict that results in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: arkansas, usa
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Bad Seeds
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Three siblings immerse themselves in a world of love, LSD and hustling. But they find out that everything isn't as good as they thought once they get caught up in murder, blackmail and the deadly side effects of experimental drugs.
Plot: blackmail, cruelty, evil, teenager, murder, criminal, drugs, love, sibling, kill, siblings, lsd ...
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Luminous Motion
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mom and her 10 year son motor around the country as she makes ends meet by turning tricks until her car breaks down. She then temporarily takes up with a hardware store owner until she gets her own place. Then the kid's father shows up to try ...
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, psychological
Plot: on the road, single parent, parents and children, island, dysfunctional family, store, family relations, friendship, alcohol abuse, family problems, one night stand, screwdriver ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, beirut lebanon
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Ricky 6
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the true story of drugs, satanism, and murder in the upper class town of Northport, Long Island in 1984.
Plot: teen angst, drug dealer, occult, forest, pentagram, stupidity, ritual, evil, death of friend, cult, heavy metal, marijuana ...
Place: new york
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System:   40%
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Seventeen Years
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Is a simple family drama that evolves into a moving study of immutable family ties and is also a scathing indictment of the political and penal system in China.
Style: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: prison, on the road, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, child as adult, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, teenage life, coming of age, family life, murder ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, year 1981
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System:   38%
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Beefcake
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: sexual, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, witty ...
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Time: 20th century, 1950s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: california, venice beach california
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Weaverfish
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After spending the night partying at a condemned river creek, the atmosphere is soon lost for quiet teenager Reece and his friends. Headaches and heartaches give way to a terrifying race back to civilisation as a grossly disfiguring virus takes hold ...
Style: surprise ending
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Place: england
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