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: touching, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, misfit, hopes, danger, family problems, society, social misfits, solitude, introspection, suburban life, gain trust, losing-it hero, coming of age, estrangement, unfulfillment, domestic disturbance, suburbs, picked on, lesbian, female nudity, teenage girl, female protagonist, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Ashley

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about youth, coming of age, teenage life, society, family relations, misfit and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy 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: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, hopes, follow your dream, love and romance, win over, social misfits, youth, coming of age, human spirit, social relations, teenage love, high school ...
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, domestic disturbance, family in crisis, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, suburban life, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 449
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, society, alcohol abuse, environmental health, gain trust, life is a bitch, teachers and students, when the parents are away, family relations, power relations, environmentalism, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.0
 631
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: sincere, atmospheric, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: estrangement, family in crisis, hopes, dealing with death, life is a bitch, social relations, introspection, coming of age, dysfunctional family, overdose, drug abuse, family problems ...
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, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: high school life, teenage life, youth, high school, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, misfit, social relations, psychopath, deadly, media, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 808
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: rough, gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: gang, coming of age, redemption, mental illness, family relations, kids in trouble, teenage life, downfall, family problems, nightlife, urban ghetto life, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: sentimental, gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, immigrants, friends, coming of age, friendship, misfit, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: social misfits, society, starting over, misfit, youth, domestic violence, teenage life, hopes, child birth, life is a bitch, down on your luck, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 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, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, society, human nature, youth, international crisis, suburban life, social decay, suburbs, summer, teenager
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: unemployment, disorder, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, social misfits, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, misfit, society
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 324
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: sincere, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: autism, nursing, mentally challenged, coming of age, youth, single parent, society, misfit, moral dilemma, family problems, social misfits, communication problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.9
 555
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: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: social relations, haunted by the past, suburban life, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, coming of age, self discovery, single parent, youth, suburbs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.6
 149
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: gloomy, touching, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Plot: estrangement, youth, small town, curses spells and rituals, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, family tragedy, loss, love, death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, unfulfilled love, kids in trouble, youth, drug dealing, drug abuse, misfit, lifestyle, high school life, high school, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: realistic, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: society, lifestyle, innocence lost, human nature, estrangement, unfulfillment, couple relations, dull life, suburban life, couples, suburbs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, coming of age, redemption, isolation, introspection, hopes, one more chance, lake or river, youth, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, tense, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage boy, misfit, society, introspection, high school life, suburbs, teenage life, social relations, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, self discovery, family relations, youth, single parent, teenage boy, therapist, boy, mother son relationship, coming of age, undressing, swimming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 25K
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: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage sexuality, youth, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 442
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: sincere, serious, emotional, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, power relations, social relations, youth, self discovery, teenage life, rich and poor, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friendship, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 703
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: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: camp, society, misfit, communication problem, love and romance, family, teenage life, church, youth, religions or cults, coming of age, oracle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, ancient history
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 482
Cook County (2008)
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: realistic, gloomy, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, drug abuse, homecoming, redemption, coming of age, hopes, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, sincere, gloomy, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, christian, social misfits, dealing with death, teenage life, self discovery, youth, social relations, friends, religious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: realistic, uplifting, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, follow your dream, family in crisis, hopes, high school life, urban, society, religions or cults, family business, family relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, teenage pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, social relations, family problems, teenage life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, social worker, high school life, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, gloomy, touching, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, obsession, innocence lost, self discovery, youth, looking for sex, unsupportive friend, best friends, friendship, first sex, wooing, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: hip hop, ghetto, siblings relations, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, city life, coming of age, youth, single parent, teenage life, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, misfit, friendship, ambition, family relations, follow your dream, parents and children, family, friends, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, summer, suburbs, teenage life, lifestyle, society, teenage love, looking for love, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
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, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, friendship, parents and children, high school life, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, teachers and students, school, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%