Movies like Being Charlie

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Being Charlie (2015)
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Being Charlie (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Charlie is a troublesome 18-year-old who breaks out of a youth drug treatment clinic, but when he returns home to Los Angeles, he's given an intervention by his parents and forced to go to an adult rehab. There, he meets a beautiful but troubled girl, Eva, and is forced to battle with drugs, elusive love and divided parents.
Style: exciting, touching, melancholic, sentimental, sincere, thought provoking
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenager, drug addiction, drug addict, drug use, drugs, drug rehab, rehabilitation, love, escape, heroin, father son relationship, hitchhiking, intervention, friendship, marijuana, politics, friend, addiction, family relations, society, coming of age, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, lgbt teen ...
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Being Charlie

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and serious films with plots about friendship, love and romance, love, family relations, couples, romance and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Being Charlie: Beautiful Boy (2018), Everything, Everything (2017), Feast of Love (2007), The Waterdance (1992), Over the Dark Water (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Beautiful Boy (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son Nic, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.
Style: disturbing, captivating, rough, sentimental, sad ...
Plot: drug addiction, teenage boy, drug addict, methamphetamine, stepmother stepson relationship, addiction, father son relationship, drugs, drug rehab, missing son, divorce, sex scene ...
Place: san francisco, los angeles, new york
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Everything, Everything (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager who's lived a sheltered life because she's allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.
Style: romantic, sincere, captivating, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, love, interracial love, teen romance, teenage girl, illness, teenage boy, neighbor, teenager, disease, teenage protagonist, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Place: hawaii, los angeles, new york
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50%
 6.6
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Feast of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Style: sentimental, romantic, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love, infidelity, lesbian, friendship, romance, coffee shop, adultery, strong female character, drug use, wedding, marriage proposal, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: realistic, touching, thought provoking, emotional, talky ...
Plot: disability, friendship, paraplegic, rehabilitation, life philosophy, love and romance, paralysis, society, hopes, human nature, human spirit, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Over the Dark Water (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Leningrad; 60th years; white nights. Walking on Neva Embankment, the charming provincial has met three friends: poet, artist and film director. And each of young people has suggested to marry him.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, melancholic, psychological
Plot: friendship, love, husband wife relationship, family relations, jealousy, couples, family problems, life philosophy, love triangle, rivalry, divorce, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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6 Balloons (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, a woman drives across LA with her heroin addict brother in search of a detox center, with his two year old daughter in tow.
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, captivating, sentimental, rough
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, drug abuse, heroin addict, addiction, surprise party, brother sister relationship, drug use, heroin addiction, woman, family relations, junkie ...
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27%
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White Palace (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love, forbidden love, age difference, erotica, infidelity, romance, bittersweet, male nudity, sexuality, sex scene, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 70s
Place: new jersey, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Good Humor Man (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A mischievous high school sophomore faces a conflict of conscience vs. character when his best friend becomes linked to the death of a youth from another clique in suburban Middle America circa '76.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, outdoor sex, first love, slacker, teenage love, friendship, wedding, female nudity, buddies, love and romance, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Endless Possibility of Sky (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sex and drugs-getting hooked and getting off –can be addicting. For Drew (Brad Hallowell), eking out a mundane life in Waterville, Maine, it is resisting the illicit pleasure in New York; for Mistress Datina (Philly), it means operating a sex and ...
Style: psychological, tense, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, suspense ...
Plot: gay, drug addiction, drug addict, paranoia, drug abuse, porn star, drug dealer, drugs, hiv, homelessness, sexuality, gay lead character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, dark, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, lesbian, teenage girl, feminism, teacher, tattoo, high school, lesbianism, youth, rebellion, teenage life, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 2K
Dandelion (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason meets Danny, a sensitive and troubled girl, and their tender ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, parents and children, young lovers, romance, desperation, depression, compassion, jail, self discovery, troubled teen, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, light, intense, touching ...
Plot: male female relationship, infidelity, love triangle, one night stand, friendship, lovers reunited, adultery, adaptation, justice, love affair, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage love, first love, teenage life, youth, high school, couples, romance, family relations, love and romance, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey, california, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, romance, transformation, love story, education, unemployment, love and romance, teachers and students, couple relations, couples, family problems, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: humorous, emotional, touching, sentimental, visually appealing ...
Plot: gay, aids, lgbt, suicide, terminal illness, death, friendship, destiny, male nudity, gay relationship, gay lead character, homosexual ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, immigrants, family relations, society, youth, parents and children, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, opposites attract, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Grasshopper (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A British Columbia teenager dreams of show business but winds up as a call girl in Las Vegas.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, showgirl, interracial relations, dream, small town, couple relations, looking for sex, looking for love, infidelity, love triangle, ambition, youth ...
Time: 60s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 937
Engel & Joe (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story of a 17 year old punk-rocker and a 15 year old runaway girl.
Style: psychological, touching, sentimental, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: kids in trouble, drug addict, punk, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, life is a bitch, street kid, grownups, family relations, breakup, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Beautiful Something (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four diverse gay men navigate art, sex and love in one sublime night.
Style: sexy, unusual plot structure, touching, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, homosexual, gay sex, lgbt, love, gay interest, male nudity, gay subtext, couples, love and romance, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Million Little Pieces (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young drug-addled writer approaching the bottom of his descent submits to two months of agonizing detox at a treatment center in Minnesota.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental
Plot: drug addiction, rehabilitation, addiction, drugs, alcohol abuse, fall in love, self destructing, clinic, introspection, romance, downfall, society ...
Time: year 1993
Place: usa, minneapolis minnesota
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25%
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In My Pocket (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A harrowing journey down the dark spiral of drug addiction. As Stephen Jameson's carefully constructed life slowly falls apart, his belief system is shattered when he discovers that he's no longer the functioning addict that he once was.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: addiction, romance, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addict, pills, couples, introspection, society, drug addiction, drug use, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Cheetah in August (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Cheetah in August is a riveting story about a former high school track athlete who's distorted views on love, negatively affects the people closest to him. The journey of the main character, August, from his high school years into adult life is ...
Style: melancholic, sentimental, touching, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: gay, friend, gay couple, group of friends, african american, male nudity, gay relationship, love and romance, love affair, friendship, lovers, closeted gay ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
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Ali and Nino (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Azerbaijan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Muslim prince Ali and Georgian aristocrat Nino have grown up in the Russian province of Azerbaijan. Their tragic love story sees the outbreak of the First World War and the world’s struggle for Baku’s oil. Ultimately they must choose to fight ...
Style: touching, disturbing, thought provoking, sincere, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, family outing
Plot: world war one, muslim, couples, turk, love, society, impossible love, christian, secret love, family relations, love and romance, romance ...
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, azerbaijan, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, stylized, poignant ...
Audience: teens
Plot: self discovery, friendship, coming of age, bittersweet, stripper, nudity (full frontal - brief), shoplifting, adolescence, unlikely friendships, character study, destiny, depression ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tokyo, new jersey, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
How Not to Disappear Completely (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
Story: 'How Not To Disappear Completely' follows a week in the life of a young photographer Tom as he returns to London after spending two years traveling in India. Tom is at a crossroads in his life. A stranger in the cold hard city, he ...
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, psychological
Plot: family relations, secret, father son relationship, commitment, grownups, death of father, love, friend, father daughter relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, fear, friendship ...
Place: london, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Run of the Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
Style: sexy, visually appealing, cerebral, reflective, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, village, cheerleading, romance, teenager, death, enormously long battle scene, countryside, melancholy, strained relationship, obsession, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, tokyo, japan, europe
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25%
 5.2
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Listen to Me (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It was the best time of their lives. A kid from Oklahoma. An immigrant's daughter. A senator's son, a society girl, and a college professor with a dream. They had one thing in common...the will to win. A group of college debaters learn ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: friendship, teenager, college, love, opposites attract, politics, college life, young lovers, society, youth, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 640
Wasted (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Nick Stahl) watches without judgment as his two best friends (Summer Phoenix, Aaron Paul) abuse heroin.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: high school, drug addict, friendship, heroin, life is a bitch, downfall, teenage life, kids in trouble, drug dealing, lifestyle, rehabilitation, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Unanswered Prayers (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his football career, Ben Beck returned to his Virginia small town and joined the family building firm. His family happiness with wife Lorrie and adolescent son Jessie is suddenly tested by the return of Ben's first high-school love, Ava ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, couples, homecoming, love and romance, society, husband wife relationship, infidelity, seduction, father son relationship, lovers reunited, family business, lifetime ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: love, couples, fall in love, true love, love and romance, couple relations, romance, destiny, happy ending, life & death, love triangle, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%