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Surviving: A Family in Crisis
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Rick is a 17 year old golden boy whose father wants him to became a doctor like himself. Lonnie is a problematic 16 year old girl, who has just come out from a sanatorium after an attempted suicide. The families of both teens are very close friends. Right away, Lonnie and Rick fall strongly in love for each other. Meanwhile Rick becomes aware that his father betrays his mother, so he begins to show his uneasiness at home and do odd things. Thinking Lonnie's the reason of his son's behaviour, Rick's father forbids him to see her anymore. After an unsuccessful getaway the two adolescents realize their love is impossible, therefore they decide to commit suicide. From then onwards both o their families are destroyed, and their friendship as well. It'll be hard to reconstruct the family and retrieve the friendship.
Audience: teen drama
Plot: impossible love, suicide, teenager, friendship, family drama, caught cheating, angry man, grieving mother, doomed love, crying boy, exam, angry, suicide pact, young love, mental breakdown, latex gloves, red hair, teenage protagonist, high school student, tragedy, piano, crying woman, affair, shock, teenage girl ...
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and melancholic films with plots about friendship, teenager, teenage girl, teenage boy, crying, photograph and suicide mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Surviving: A Family in Crisis: Places (2014), White Oleander (2002), Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), Pack of Lies (1987), About Ray (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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    User:   64%
 
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    User:   65%
 
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    User:   72%
 
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Detachment
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The Home of Dark Butterflies
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Mall Girls
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Levelland
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Country: USA
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    User:   49%
 
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Country: USA, China
Duration: 139 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
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Style: psychological, melancholic, dramatic, emotional, heartbreaking ...
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Time: 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts
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System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
Teenage Dirtbag
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A popular high school girl is harassed by a delinquent boy until they are placed in creative writing class together. Through written words, they create a bond, but tragically a bond that cannot withstand her social pressures or his brutal home life.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, social differences, high school life, teenage life, youth, delusion, death, neighbor, notebook, gossip, poetry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   40%
 
Sexual Dependency
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. ...
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    User:   47%
 

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