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Jim, the World's Greatest (1975)
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Jim, the World's Greatest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One of his earlier pieces, Don Coscarelli (of Phantasm Phame) has a knack for seeing the world through the eyes and heart of a young boy. He offers a Peter Pan-esque adventure to men from the boomers to present day, with each generation being introduced to a more innocent time.
Plot: troubled teen, teen angst, teenager, brother, alcoholic father, abuse

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out christian film, touching, realistic and serious films with plots about teenager, troubled teen, family relations, teen angst, friendship, christian and youth mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like Jim, the World's Greatest: The First Stone (1993), Rock: It's Your Decision (1982), Face in the Mirror (1982), Safe Harbor (2009), In The Name of God (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The First Stone (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A story of the redemptive powers of Christ's love - a janitor becomes the leader of a high school youth group with an unconventional approach. He gradually gets through to the kids relying on his faith.
Style: christian film
Plot: hiding place, christian, church, troubled teen, christianity, janitor, teenager
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95%
Rock: It's Your Decision (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The parents of a young man force him to go without rock music for thirty days, and as a result, he discovers how rock music is a tool of Satan to control people.
Style: christian film
Plot: teenager, rock music, teen angst, pastor, christian, sermon, worried mother, mother son relationship, religion
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93%
Face in the Mirror (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: The dramatic story of a group of young people’s response to a desperate teen’s cry for help.
Style: christian film
Plot: teenager, suicide, outcast, christianity, pastor, flashback, gun, ambulance, christian, hospital, suicide attempt, depression ...
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86%
Juvenile Delinquents -- New World Order (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Broken teens trying to claim something their parents failed to provide - A Future and Purpose.
Style: dark
Plot: teenager, vengeance, blood, gang, vigilante, justice, revenge, abuse
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77%
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Safe Harbor (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Doug and Robbie are about to set sail on a long trip when they unexpectedly find themselves foster parenting a group of troubled teenage boys. The experience changes their lives for the better, and they decide to stay in town and run the foster home ...
Plot: sailing, corrupt official, storm at sea, troubled teen, yacht, judge, juvenile delinquent, arsonist, childless couple, teenager, alcoholic mother, coast guard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
In The Name of God (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a time of forgiving and giving thanks, a reverend and his family take in a troubled boy named Mason after having lost a son of their own. It's a bumpy ride for Mason, butting heads with his new step-brother and the church counselor he's ...
Style: christian film
Audience: teens
Plot: church, troubled teen, sermon, christianity, respect, vandalism, support group, graffiti, foster child, teenager, pastor, morality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Breaking the Silence (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Defending a teen charged with patricide drudges up dark memories for a lawyer.
Plot: patricide, childhood memory, haunted by the past, flashback, abuse, sexual abuse, murder, son murders father, lawyer, courtroom, injury, male female relationship ...
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59%
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Secrets (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Etta Berter is a doctor's wife in 1905 who has been unable to have children. The couple has one adopted daughter but she has always wanted more children. Julie Harris's character is the family's cook and close companion to their ...
Plot: family secret, church, secret, troubled teen, family secrets, choir, teenage girl
Place: iowa
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55%
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Teenage Mother (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A new health teacher in a high school is nearly raped by drug-dealing students and is blamed when a student turns up pregnant.
Plot: teenage pregnancy, childbirth, cannabis, teacher, faked pregnancy, teen angst, exploitation, con men, marriage, teenager, sex education, pregnancy
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54%
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Chubasco (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wild beach boy takes a job on a tuna fishing boat.
Plot: fisherman, love, teenager, elopement, port, teenage girl, beach, rebel, beach party, forbidden love, domineering father, young love ...
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54%
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Cutback (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: High School senior Luke Harris (Justin Schwan) dreams of just one thing... pro surfing. With his best friend Casey (Angel Cruz) at his side, they have two goals: surf and party! But Luke's Mom (Raquel Gardner) and especially Dad (Greg Carlson) ...
Style: christian film
Plot: faith, teenager, surfing, youth, christian
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Family Sins (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gordon has a loving wife and two sons, Bryan and Keith, but he favors his spoiled younger son Keith over Bryan, who is defiant and not good at sports. As Gordon begins to yell and hit Bryan, Bryan's behavior slips towards the psychotic side and ...
Plot: dead child, drowning, carbon monoxide poisoning, rabbit, therapy, father son relationship, brother, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, underwear, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Burglar (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With a brother dedicated to punk rock stardom at any cost and a drunken father who chases skirt between robotic dancing lessons from the TV, young Senka stands as much chance of nurture as the hero of Truffaut's 400 Blows. The amazing thing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police, rebellious youth, alcoholic father, brother brother relationship, synthesizer, motorcycle, theft, rebellious teenager, teenage angst, father son relationship, dead mother, punk rock ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Year of the Cannibals (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the streets of a damp metropolis lie the corpses of hundreds and hundreds of boys and girls. No one can give them a resting place because of a law enacted by a repressive State. But the young Antigone, with the help of a foreigner, Tiresias, ...
Plot: brother, teenager, fascism, death, symbolism, cave, shot to death, oppression, body, corpse, female nudity, mental institution ...
Place: milan italy
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47%
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Short Term 12 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, touching, realistic, compassionate ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: social worker, child abuse, troubled teen, incest, foster child, adolescence, depression, suicide attempt, haunted by the past, teenage life, human relationship, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Good Son (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bonjour tristesse: Teenager Luc lives with his mother Liliane and his little brother Paul in Paris, has to cope with the fact that his mother is a prostitute and practically raise his brother alone. Luc is disillusioned. One day, little Paul wants ...
Plot: youth, teenager, boy, son, friend, coming of age, brother, friendship, gay interest
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41%
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The Pact (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pair of young lovers, one depressed, decide to end their lives together in a suicide pact.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching, cult film
Plot: friendship, price of justice, murder, reunion, family problems, best friends, death in the family, voyeurism, troubled teen, loss of daughter, suspicion of murder, fashion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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37%
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Tag (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy is the self-designated leader of a group of teenagers living in a shelter. Jacob and Rae, Billy's oldest childhood friends, live there as well as part of "the family". Billy has an AIDs-like virus, which he has passed on to his ...
Plot: homeless, teenager, drug addict, hiv, warehouse, blood, murder, runaway, gay teenager, couples, throat slitting, abusive parent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, farmer, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, youth, parents and children, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, elderly, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
For Ladies Only (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man from Iowa comes to New York hoping to make it as an actor. However, he doesn't get a break and is almost out of money. So another actor who moonlights as a stripper encourages him to try it out. Eventually, he becomes the headliner ...
Plot: male stripper, naked man, gay, unrequited love, man undressing, weightlifting, undressing, shower room, theater, older woman younger man relationship, short shorts, gym ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Hasty Heart (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Burma on the penultimate day of World War II, Cameron Highlander Lachlan 'Lachie' MacLachlan is seriously wounded and transported to a local military hospital. He seems to have recovered from his wounds but appearances can be deceiving. ...
Plot: nurse, soldier, scot, patient, kilt, military hospital, terminal illness, world war two, birthday party, bagpipes
Place: burma
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Running Wild (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama directed by Timothy Bond.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, animal life, family life, danger, obsessive quest, heroes, family, escapades, adventure, elephant, teenage girl, poacher
Time: 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 2K
Fair Haven (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man returns to his family farm, after a long stay in ex-gay conversion therapy, and is torn between the expectations of his emotionally distant father, and the memories of a past, loving relationship he has tried to bury.
Style: christian film, sincere, touching, disturbing
Plot: father son relationship, countryside, love, gay teenager, sex scene, first love, pianist, small town, sexual tension, gay couple, self discovery, unrequited love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Girl from Hunan (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The heartbreaking tale of a young girl sold into an arranged marriage with a 2 year old boy who she must raise as his nanny until he is old enough to marry her. She is expected to honour tradition and to toe the line so far as social proprieties are ...
Plot: tradition, countryside, child's point of view, farmer, teenager, extramarital affair, arranged marriage, coming of age, teen angst, medieval
Time: 90s, 1900s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Call to Remember (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paula Tobias, a Holocaust survivor who has suffered the ultimate personal tragedy of losing her spouse and children during the Nazi occupation of World War II. Now re-married and living in America during the late 1960's with husband David, they ...
Plot: holocaust, holocaust survivor, teen angst, overprotective parent, dysfunctional family, family relations, remarry, injury, parent child relationship, hidden money, survivor, jewish ...
Time: year 1967, 60s, 1960s
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34%
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Party Talk (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Four creative and sexually confused high school seniors are forced to deal with their sense of isolation while attending a booze-soaked party in New York City.
Plot: party, teenager, dream, american dream, high school friends, magic realism, house party, coming of age, nightlife, rebellious teenager, drinking contest, youth ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Boy Who Drank Too Much (1980)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Scott Baio plays a high school hockey player. He is well liked and well respected among his coach and teammates. What they don't know is that he is an alcoholic. His background comes from his father, who is also an alcoholic. Baio must work to ...
Plot: troubled teen, alcohol abuse, family relations, temper, teenager, father son relationship, bartender, confrontation, loner, drunkenness, ice hockey, widower
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.
Style: emotional, sweet, witty, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, teen angst, adolescence, teenagers, high school, teen romance, best friend, coming of age, friendship, teenage girl, loneliness, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Tex (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, shooting, hitchhiker, small town, bittersweet, family, youth, society, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Duffer (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: 'Duffer' (1971) is a rarely seen cult British movie that has languished in the vaults of the British Film Institute for the best part of forty years until they decided to release it on DVD/BluRay for the first time last month. It's a ...
Plot: abuse, obsession, kidnapping, gay, gay interest, pubic hair, male nudity, child murder
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%