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Recovery Road (2016)
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Recovery Road (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Maddie is a teenage girl dealing with addiction who has a reputation as a party girl who doesn’t think she has a problem, until she’s confronted one day by her school guidance counselor and is forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Maddie makes the difficult decision to live with other recovering addicts at a sober living facility while facing the daily pressures of her teenage life. Based on the popular young adult novel by Blake Nelson.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school life, addiction, youth, best friends, hopes, alcohol, teenage life, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, recovery, love and romance, fall in love, friends, alcohol abuse, under the surface, kiss, drug
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Skins (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
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Place: england
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Red Band Society (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, semi serious
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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East Los High (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: East Los High is not your typical high school. Dance, sex, romance, and mystery are at the heart of this inner city school in East LA where two teenage cousins—Jessie, a 16-year-old virgin and Maya, a troubled runaway with a violent past —fall ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
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Place: los angeles, usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, life is a bitch, unfulfilled love, love and romance, unfulfillment, crimes, drug dealing, drug abuse, youth, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
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Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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My Generation (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Drama
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Place: texas
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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23%
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: exciting, serious, sexy, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa
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22%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Marcia always thought her overachieving daughter Zoey was the dream child. But then she discovers that her perfect teen has a not-so-perfect drug addiction. Marcia and her ex-husband go through plenty of denial as their daughter spirals out of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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22%
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Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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