Movies like Chasing Holden

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Chasing Holden (2003)
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Chasing Holden (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Neil Lawrence (DJ Qualls) is sent to a boarding school by his father. During his first couple days he meets T.J. (Rachel Blanchard) who he falls in love with. After being assigned a paper on Holden Caufield - the main character in J.D. Salinger s Catcher And The Rye - Neil decides to go on a journey to meet Salinger, who he feels has played a huge role in his life. Both Neil & T.J. take off on a journey to New York City. A journey that leads to more then they both ever could have imagined - and changes both their lives forever.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: boarding school, obsession, teenage life, teenage love, youth, romance, fall in love, school, hospital, father son relationship, misfit, love and romance, high school life, social misfits, coming of age, boarding school life, christmas, teenager, dog, dancing, boxing, police, schoolboy, winter, truck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, touching and humorous films with plots about youth, teenage life, love and romance, coming of age, teenage love, high school and family relations mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Chasing Holden: Buster and Billie (1974), Kadal (2013), Party Girl (2001), Young Americans (2000), Archie's Final Project (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Buster and Billie (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dimwitted but sweet high school girl of easy virtue and the most popular boy in the school share an improbable romance.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, rape, small town, teenage life, school, parents and children, fall in love, tragic love, vengeance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
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Kadal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A wrongdoer is caught red-handed and he is not going to forgive the man who exposed him.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, romantic
Plot: frame up, teenage love, love, priest, young love, teenage life, dishonesty, starting over, youth, love and romance, fall in love, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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Party Girl (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A student will do anything to become part of the "in-crowd" at the exclusive school she attends in New York.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, school, dysfunctional family, coming of age, jealousy, teenage life, high school life, teenage love, teachers and students, destructive relationship, family relations, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Young Americans (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Young Americans is an American television drama created by Steven Antin. The show debuted on July 12, 2000 on The WB network as a summer replacement for, and spin-off from, another Columbia TriStar Television production, Dawson's Creek. The ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: cross dressing, teenage life, teenage love, fall in love, buddies, love and romance, coming of age, school, lifestyle, boarding school, cheating, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Archie's Final Project (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teen coming-of-age romantic dramedy about a media-obsessed geek and the most beautiful and twisted girl in school.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, teenage love, media, hopes, obsession, high school, misfit, love and romance, filmmaking, introspection, teenage life, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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61%
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, small town life, best friends, youth, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, couple relations, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Perfect Sport (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee Bishop is forced to grow up quickly when his mother leaves for Iraq and his younger sister joins him on the varsity wrestling squad.
Style: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, ambition, teenage life, family life, family relations, youth, sport, wrestling, wrestler, obsession, betrayal, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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56%
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Boys Love 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Aoi, a young teacher with striking good looks, has just learned that his newest student Sora is the alluring teen prostitute he once hired. Here the nightmare begins. As the walls of the prestigious academy become a percolating hotbed of sexual ...
Style: psychological, realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: gay, teacher student relationship, boarding school, high school, private school, teachers and students, student life, teenage life, school, love and romance, couples, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Fifty Pills (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A combination of unfortunate circumstances force Darren into the situation where he has to sell off the eponymous stash of drugs in a limited time frame.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, disturbing
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: college life, college, teenage life, high school life, dark humor, nothing goes right, drug dealing, disorder, student life, coming of age, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Elle wants to be a singer/songwriter, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her parents. She moves in with her adoptive uncle, who runs a small independent record label whose biggest act, Sensation, is also Elle's biggest pain.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, follow your dream, musician's life, fall in love, family relations, youth, teenage life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, ambition, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 126
Booky's Crush (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Thomsons - parents Thomas and Francie, and children Willa, Arthur, Beatrice (nicknamed Booky) and Jakey - are a loving working class family living in the Depression era in Toronto. Arthur is showing aptitude in drawing, and although his parents ...
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, romance, youth, family, society, family life, working class, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Perfect Teacher (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A spoiled, selfish teenager becomes infatuated with her teacher. She befriends his daughter as a way of worming her way into the family, and sets about manipulating every aspect of his life.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: obsession, female stalker, seduction, teenage love, teenage life, unfulfilled love, youth, love and romance, high school, psychopath, blind ambition, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 439
Mamitas (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager in Echo Park deals with the loss of his mother and his attraction to a girl not considered "cool" by his friends.
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, opposites attract, high school, youth, couples, teenage life, social relations, friendship, self discovery, society, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 2K
Strays (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: gang, redemption, drug dealer, love and romance, society, crimes, drug dealing, misfit, lifestyle, social misfits, bait, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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52%
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 1K
Girl Fight (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, Girl Fight recounts the harrowing story of a 16-year-old, stellar high school student whose life spirals downward when her former friends conspire to upload onto the Internet a shocking video of them beating her up.
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: high school, life turned upside down, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, social relations, disorder, youth, high school life, computers and web, bullying, video ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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School Dance (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: High schooler Jason has found his dream girl—the gorgeous Anastacia. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t know he exists. If he can win a spot on the school’s hottest dance crew, Jason might have a shot. But before he does, he’ll have to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, teenage love, youth, misfit, music, family relations, school dance, teenage life, hip hop, rivalry, love and romance, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 10K
Picture This (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bookish and unpopular Mandy finds her luck finally changing when Drew, the school hottie, invites her to the year's biggest party. But with being grounded and Drew's ex-girlfriend bent on thwarting her, Mandy may be destined to remain a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school hunk, teenage love, high school life, high school, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, family relations, nightlife, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Johan (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Johan Dros is born as eleventh consecutive son of soccer-obsessed pa Rinus, who raises his boys mainly as the small island Texel's team. Johan's rare reprieves from training for a sport he doesn't care for cease when ma dies. After ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, romance, coming of age, family life, fall in love, sport team, obsession, youth, ambition, gender, father son relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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43%
Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, society, youth, friends, coming of age, innocence lost, high school life, teenager, sexuality, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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42%
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Love That Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Love That Boy is the story of Phoebe, a socially inept overachiever, unrecognized in a world run by C students. Phoebe’s life is totally dominated by her “To Do Before Graduation” list. When Phoebe’s best friend Robyn dumps Phoebe two weeks ...
Style: humorous, captivating, atmospheric, light, touching ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, couples, friendship, college, youth, friends, coming of age, age difference, looking for love, teenager, obsession ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his new found sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Style: surreal, serious, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, friendship, teenage love, gays and lesbians, gender, youth, teenage life, tiger, make believe, human nature, coming out ...
Time: contemporary
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41%
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 126
Unfriend (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On Christmas Day, 15 year old David finds out that his boyfriend, Jonathan has taken another lover. The discovery leads him on the brink of depression making him think of ways to have him back at all cost. He has invited Jonathan to see him on this ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, vengeance, social misfits, dishonesty, youth, suicide, obsession, gay, gender, gays and lesbians, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Odd Girl Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, school, family relations, lifestyle, buddies, friendship, teenage life, teachers and students, friends, high school life, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Color of Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After cancer claims Matt Kell's life on Christmas Day 2005, his widow, Gina and two young boys are left to cope with the pain of his loss while their close church community gathers around them for support.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional
Plot: love and romance, friends, friendship, fall in love, terminal illness, father son relationship, chores, brother brother relationship, love story, loss of husband, romance, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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38%
Home of the Giants (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story about basketball and befriending. Gar is a High School journalist who, while covering the team to the state championship, is best friends with the teams' main "Star" Matt Dunbar. Matt's older brother persuades him to ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, sport, teenage life, athlete's life, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, teenager, basketball, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Love Is the Drug (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonah Brand (John Patrick Amedori) isn't necessarily the type of guy who would interest ultra-hot Sara Weller (Lizzy Caplan). But when she and her friends find out he works at a pharmacy, they charm him into their circle and gain his trust with ...
Style: serious, emotional, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, teenage love, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, drug dealing, fall in love, social relations, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Scratch (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A story of young love and early life choices.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: youth, moral dilemma, starting over, love affair, teenage life, fall in love, society, love and romance, romance, couples, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prodigy, youth, love and romance, misfit, lifestyle, social misfits, coming of age, injustice, boarding school, friends, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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36%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%