Movies like Ashley

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Ashley (2013)
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Ashley (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling suburbia.
Style: gloomy, serious, touching, realistic, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: losing-it hero, introspection, suburbs, teenage life, coming of age, misfit, youth, social misfits, domestic disturbance, teenage love, suburban life, estrangement, danger, hopes, society, unfulfillment, family problems, picked on, gain trust, solitude, lesbian, female nudity, teenage girl, female protagonist, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Ashley

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about youth, teenage life, society, coming of age, family relations, life is a bitch and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Ashley: The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010), A Long Way Home (2003), Future Weather (2012), Putty Hill (2010), Hello Herman (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, high school, coming of age, follow your dream, human spirit, teenage love, teenage life, hopes, misfit, society, youth, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Plot: psychiatrist, teenager, redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, repressed memory, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.2
 446
Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, teachers and students, dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, family problems, family relations, power relations, alcohol abuse, when the parents are away, environmentalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 614
Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, family in crisis, estrangement, youth, family problems, coming of age, death in the family, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 1K
Hello Herman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, ...
Style: psychological, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: high school life, losing-it hero, teenage life, high school, misfit, youth, social relations, haunted by the past, social misfits, psychopath, electric chair, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.2
 438
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, high school, interracial relations, social differences, high school life, teenage life, society, youth, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, drug abuse, high school life, high school, teenage life, suburbs, kids in trouble, love and romance, youth, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.8
 659
Affluenza (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An aspiring young photographer finds himself caught up in a heady world of money, sex, and privilege when he moves to wealthy Long Island in the summer of 2008.
Style: biting, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, youth, summer, teenager, human nature, social decay, suburban life, society, international crisis
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 543
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, suburbs, youth, family relations, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, haunted by the past, suburban life, teenage life, social relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.1
 607
3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: suburban life, suburbs, dull life, estrangement, unfulfillment, human nature, innocence lost, couple relations, society, couples, lifestyle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.5
 146
Broken Roads (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Broken Roads is a contrasted portrait of life, dealing with loss, a journey of rediscovery & the hills climbed which forever change us.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, small town, small town life, teenage life, estrangement, youth, death, love, family tragedy, coming of age, loss
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Gimme Shelter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After running away from her abusive mother, a streetwise teen seeks refuge with her father, but he rejects her when he learns that she's pregnant.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: social misfits, starting over, teenager, teenage pregnancy, abusive mother, sexual abuse, parent child relationship, human spirit, down on your luck, pregnancy, kids in trouble, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 38
3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, family problems, social misfits, unemployment, life turned upside down, misfit, family relations, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, youth, single parent, family relations, kiss, boy, teenage boy, swimming, punch, undressing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 1K
Sebbe (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, mind bending ...
Plot: teenage boy, coming of age, losing-it hero, social misfits, suburbs, introspection, parents and children, teenage life, misfit, youth, family relations, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, obsession, innocence lost, self discovery, looking for sex, teenage life, youth, best friends, friendship, wooing, unsupportive friend, first sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 790
Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: coming of age, gang, redemption, mental illness, juvenile delinquency, suburbs, downfall, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto, suburban life, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
To Save a Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, christian, coming of age, friendship, dealing with death, innocence lost, high school life, teenage life, youth, social relations, social misfits, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, lake or river, parents and children, youth, family relations, human nature, isolation, teenage life, estrangement, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 316
Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: autism, single parent, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, life is a bitch, misfit, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mom at Sixteen (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pregnant sixteen year old Jacey's well-meaning mother forces her to keep the birth a secret and decides to raise the baby as her own.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, adoption, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, youth, family relations, social relations, babies and infants, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 667
Amazing Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Teen friends, Steve, Carrie, Cooper, and Gameboy embark on a weekend camping trip lead by their church youth group leader Stuart (Sean Astin) and his wife Beth (Erin Bethea). Joining them is an outsider Ashley, a self-involved rich kid, whose ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: camp, religions or cults, coming of age, church, true love, teenage life, love and romance, misfit, society, youth, oracle, communication problem ...
Time: contemporary, ancient history, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: introspection, haunted by the past, music, society, immigrants, musician's life, down on your luck, estrangement, life is a bitch, deportation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 480
Cook County (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, parents and children, small town, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Life of a King (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chess, drugs/alcohol, hardcase students, redemption, sport, teachers and students, high school, hopes, rebellion, rivalry, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 24K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage sexuality, small town, drugs/alcohol, older man younger woman relationship, unfulfillment, coming of age, adolescence, social relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, urban, human spirit, self discovery, parents and children, family business, family in crisis, family life, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.1
 4K
Anne B. Real (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: ANNE B. REAL is the coming of age story of a young female rapper, who finds her inspiration by reading the Diary of Anne Frank.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hip hop, ghetto, juvenile delinquency, urban, single parent, introspection, siblings relations, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, coming of age, family life, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 361
The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: small town, dull life, unfulfillment, introspection, fall in love, love affair, working class, hopes, love and romance, society, truck driver, waitress
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 649
King's Faith (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When eighteen-year-old Brendan King attempts to leave his turbulent gang life behind him, his past continues to threaten his new-found faith, family, and future
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: going straight, haunted by the past, suburbs, hopes, youth, family relations, juvenile delinquency, orphan, human spirit, redemption, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%