Movies like Ashley

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Ashley (2013)
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Ashley
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, suburbs, introspection, 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, female nudity, estranged mother, teenager, teenage girl, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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, family relations, society, life is a bitch, coming of age and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Ashley: A Long Way Home (2003), Sebbe (2010), Hello Herman (2012), Everybody Dies But Me (2008), Summerland (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Long Way Home
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: redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, psychiatrist, teenager, family problems, family relations, domestic disturbance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.5
 1K
Sebbe
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: losing-it hero, social misfits, coming of age, suburbs, introspection, parents and children, teenage boy, teenage life, misfit, youth, family relations, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   91%
    User:   83%
 
 5.8
 1K
Hello Herman
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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: losing-it hero, social misfits, high school, teenage life, psychopath, misfit, society, youth, social relations, journalism, violence spree, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   79%
 
Everybody Dies But Me
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, realism, friendship, school, parents and children, high school life, teenage girl, boy girl relationship, social decay, underage drinking, girl fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   97%
 
 7.1
 3K
Summerland
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin. It is centered on a clothing designer in her 30s, Ava Gregory, raising her niece and nephews after their parents die in a tragic accident. They live in ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, friendship, surfing, siblings relations, teenage life, life turned upside down, coming of age, love and romance, teenager, partners, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   86%
 
To Save a Life
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: dealing with death, high school, innocence lost, high school life, coming of age, teenage life, christian, youth, friendship, social relations, social misfits, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   68%
 
 6.0
 614
Putty Hill
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: atmospheric, serious, 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 ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   83%
 
 7.3
 23K
Speak
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, teachers and students, coming of age, small town, mute or deaf, rehabilitation, mute, rape, parents and children, sexual abuse, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   59%
 
 6.1
 790
Lost Angels
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: juvenile delinquency, suburbs, downfall, dysfunctional family, suburban life, urban ghetto, teenage life, urban ghetto life, coming of age, kids in trouble, estrangement, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   79%
 
 5.2
 438
Toe to Toe
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: serious, emotional, 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 ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   82%
 
Aleksandr's Price
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The life of an illegal Russian boy who, after losing his family, is pushed into becoming an escort - ultimately trying to come to terms with who he thinks he is.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, prostitute, social misfits, life turned upside down, gender, russian, escort, misfit, gays and lesbians, immigrants, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   70%
 
Mom at Sixteen
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, high school life, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, adoption, coming of age, youth, family relations, social relations, babies and infants, adolescence vs adulthood, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   56%
 
 6.5
 649
King's Faith
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 ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   77%
 
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay
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, phoenix arizona, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   54%
 
Gimme Shelter
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, human spirit, down on your luck, pregnancy, kids in trouble, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, survival, haunted by the past, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   77%
 
Welcome to Paradise
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When big-city preacher Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) moves to the small town of Paradise with her son Hayden (Bobby Edner), she finds the local community unreceptive to her message of love and forgiveness. Determined to get through to her ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: clergy, young lovers, countryside, introspection, small town, parents and children, urban, family life, church, small town life, village, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   56%
 
 6.7
 667
Amazing Love
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: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: religions or cults, camp, coming of age, church, true love, teenage life, love and romance, misfit, society, youth, summer camp, oracle ...
Time: contemporary, ancient history, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   64%
 
 2.1
 4K
Anne B. Real
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, juvenile delinquency, single parent, urban, introspection, siblings relations, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, coming of age, family life, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   61%
 
 6.2
 446
Future Weather
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: sentimental, serious, 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 ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   61%
 
A Hole in My Heart
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a decript apartment, a young man watches as his father and a friend shoot an amateur porn film. Issues of morality, reality TV and friendship are explored.
Style: bleak, serious, psychological, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: suburbs, losing-it hero, social misfits, human nature, innocence lost, obsession, parents and children, sexual abuse, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, social decay, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   53%
 
 6.3
 316
Fly Away
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: single parent, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, life is a bitch, autism, misfit, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   56%
 
 3.3
 5K
How She Move
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancer's life, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, high school, follow your dream, music, teenage life, urban, urban ghetto life, ambition, dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   58%
 
 5.3
 145
Steam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, talky ...
Plot: singleness, hopes, family relations, golden years, single parent, human spirit, sauna, widow, catholic, lesbian, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   49%
 
 6.7
 480
Cook County
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, small town, parents and children, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   60%
 
 6.4
 15K
Being Flynn
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During his twenties, a young man works at various homeless shelters in Boston, where he often intersects with his brilliant but troubled father.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, based on memoir
Plot: drugs/alcohol, writer's life, homeless, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, estrangement, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, social misfits, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
Fifteen and Pregnant
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, teenage life, youth, high school, family relations, single parent, parents and children, hopes, family problems, single ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
 5.8
 712
Bluebird
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: parents and children, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, small town, family in crisis, working class, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems, social relations, single parent, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
It Felt Like Love
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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, self discovery, looking for sex, teenage life, obsession, youth, best friends, friendship, wooing, unsupportive friend, first sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   40%
 
 6.3
 335
Faith
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, introspection, self discovery, urban, forbidden love, parents and children, haunted by the past, teenage life, religions or cults, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   58%
 
 7.3
 4K
Chop Shop
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alejandro, a tough and ambitious Latino street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, young Alejandro struggles ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, urban ghetto, siblings relations, working class, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, youth, family relations, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   45%
 
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