Movies and TV shows like Recovery Road

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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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films and TV series with plots about youth, teenage life, hopes, coming of age, friends, family relations and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Recovery Road: Skins (2007), Red Band Society (2014), Hollywood Heights (2012), East Los High (2013), Summerland (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Skins (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
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Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, semi serious
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
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Place: california, usa
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Love Is the Drug (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, emotional
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, uplifting
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Place: usa, california, los angeles
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The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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Speak (2004)
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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My Generation (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Duration: 108 min.
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37%
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Genre: Drama
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Style: serious, sincere, tense, realistic, gloomy
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Country: USA
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 6.3
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, stylized
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
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Style: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
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33%
A Girl Like Her (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sophomore year has been a nightmare for Jessica Burns. Relentlessly harassed by her former friend Avery Keller, Jessica doesn't know what she did to deserve the abuse from one of South Brookdale High's most popular and beautiful students. ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspense
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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