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Boyhood (2014)
Drama

Boyhood (2014)

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, 'Richard Linklater' (qv)'s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by 'Ellar Coltrane' (qv)), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring 'Ethan Hawke' (qv) and 'Patricia Arquette' (qv) as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. (Read More)

Themes:alcoholism,  homophobia,  humiliation,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  religion,  marriage
Locations:texas,  campfire,  lake,  woods,  bicycle,  church,  school
Characters:bible,  alcoholic,  christian,  baby,  photographer,  musician,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  singer
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:social reject,  thanksgiving dinner,  austin texas,  houston texas,  college roommate,  alcoholic husband,  swimming hole,  swimming in underwear,  apple computer,  long blonde hair,  blonde woman,  church service,  school bully,  middle school,  elementary school,  underage drinking,  teacher student relationship,  little boy,  singing in a car,  telephone call,  reference to john kerry,  reference to george harrison,  reference to twilight,  obama election,  going for a walk,  reference to sarah palin,  reference to joe biden,  abusive parents,  stepbrother stepbrother relationship,  golf practice,  reference to john mccain,  reference to ringo starr,  stepsister stepsister relationship,  marital trouble,  shot in sequence,  restaurant manager,  empty nest,  make out,  reference to paul mccartney,  coming of age film,  shooting practice,  graduation party,  rejected,  reject,  separated parents,  iraq veteran,  busboy,  hike,  reference to britney spears,  abusive stepfather,  confederate flag,  reference to bob dylan,  generation y,  reference to 9 11,  year 2003,  year 2002,  year 2009,  year 2007,  camping trip,  year 2013,  reference to john lennon,  abusive relationship,  reference to harry potter,  dishwasher,  year 2005,  dorm room,  year 2004,  year 2006,  child with a gun,  daydreaming,  liquor,  year 2008,  year 2010,  moving out,  year 2011,  leaving home,  reference to george w. bush,  stepbrother stepsister relationship,  preaching,  hide and seek,  long brown hair,  check,  remarriage,  video game,  liberal,  reference to star wars,  year 2012,  awkward situation,  divorced parents,  parenting,  iphone,  college professor,  babysitting,  domestic abuse,  darkroom,  playing a video game,  reference to the beatles,  drunk driving,  shouting,  reference to facebook,  hiking,  woman crying,  reference to barack obama,  sermon,  vodka,  abusive husband,  thanksgiving,  abusive father,  family dinner,  growing up,  bowling,  iraq war,  boxer shorts,  target practice,  haircut,  embarrassment,  preacher,  country music,  crying woman,  guitarist,  high school,  loss of virginity,  grandmother grandson relationship,  pot smoking,  teenage sex,  kissing while having sex,  flirting,  hate,  love interest,  graffiti,  class,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  teenage girl,  liar,  van,  roommate,  photography,  brunette,  baseball,  football,  eating,  single mother,  road trip,  gay slur,  teenage boy,  f word,  swimming,  telephone,  guitar,  reference to jesus christ,  classroom,  marijuana,  birthday,  reference to god,  beer,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  written by director,  camera,  computer,  blonde,  urination,  food,  song,  brother sister relationship,  coming of age,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  one word title,  kiss,  violence,  sex

Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:humiliation,  drunkenness,  drinking
Characters:musician,  teacher,  boy,  singer
Story:telephone call,  coming of age film,  reference to bob dylan,  leaving home,  reference to the beatles,  growing up,  embarrassment,  guitarist,  high school,  loss of virginity,  pot smoking,  teenage girl,  eating,  road trip,  teenage boy,  f word,  swimming,  telephone,  guitar,  marijuana,  birthday,  beer,  drink,  camera,  blonde,  urination,  food,  song,  brother sister relationship,  coming of age,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss,  sex

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The Spectacular Now (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together. (Read More)

Themes:alcoholism,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:school
Characters:alcoholic,  girl,  teacher
Story:underage drinking,  teacher student relationship,  telephone call,  generation y,  high school,  loss of virginity,  teenage sex,  class,  teenage girl,  baseball,  single mother,  teenage boy,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  classroom,  reference to god,  beer,  lie,  drink,  computer,  brother sister relationship,  coming of age,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss,  sex

Die Welle (2008)
Drama, Thriller

Die Welle (2008)

High school teacher, Rainer Wegner, may be popular with the students, but he's also unorthodox. He's forced to teach autocracy for the school's project week. He's less than enthusiastic at first, but the response of the students is surprising to say the least. He forces the students to become more invested in the prospect of self rule, and soon the class project has its own power and eerily starts to resemble Germany's past. Can Wegner and his class realize what's happening before the horrors start repeating themselves? (Read More)

Locations:lake,  bicycle,  school
Characters:photographer,  teacher,  boy
Story:teacher student relationship,  singing in a car,  reference to george w. bush,  iphone,  playing a video game,  high school,  class,  teenage girl,  liar,  eating,  gay slur,  teenage boy,  f word,  classroom,  marijuana,  lie,  camera,  computer,  food,  brother sister relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss,  sex,  violence

Easy A (2010) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Easy A (2010)

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Themes:homophobia,  divorce,  drinking,  religion,  marriage
Locations:school,  church
Characters:girl,  bible,  christian,  teacher,  boy,  singer
Period:2010s
Story:high school,  lie,  teacher student relationship,  telephone call,  generation y,  preaching,  reference to facebook,  woman crying,  embarrassment,  preacher,  loss of virginity,  pot smoking,  graffiti,  class,  teenage girl,  liar,  gay slur,  teenage boy,  guitar,  reference to jesus christ,  classroom,  marijuana,  birthday,  reference to god,  beer,  drink,  song,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  sex,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss

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Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:humiliation,  divorce,  drinking,  marriage
Characters:photographer,  singer
Story:telephone call,  year 2002,  abusive relationship,  domestic abuse,  woman crying,  abusive husband,  crying woman,  pot smoking,  eating,  f word,  swimming,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  reference to god,  drink,  camera,  food,  song,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  kiss,  violence,  sex

Adoration (2013)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage
Characters:baby,  boy,  singer
Story:telephone call,  remarriage,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  teenage girl,  eating,  teenage boy,  swimming,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  birthday,  reference to god,  beer,  lie,  drink,  computer,  blonde,  food,  song,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss,  sex

Snowden (2016)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

Snowden (2016)

SNOWDEN stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:woods,  church
Characters:photographer,  teacher
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:teacher student relationship,  telephone call,  reference to john mccain,  reference to 9 11,  year 2009,  year 2007,  year 2013,  year 2004,  year 2006,  year 2011,  reference to george w. bush,  liberal,  year 2012,  divorced parents,  drunk driving,  hiking,  crying woman,  class,  van,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  birthday,  reference to god,  beer,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  camera,  computer,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  one word title,  sex,  kiss

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Nowhere Boy (2009) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Nowhere Boy (2009)

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bicycle,  school
Characters:baby,  musician,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  singer
Story:little boy,  telephone call,  guitarist,  teenage girl,  eating,  teenage boy,  telephone,  guitar,  birthday,  reference to god,  beer,  lie,  drink,  urination,  food,  song,  coming of age,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex,  kiss

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)
Drama, Romance

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:lake
Characters:photographer,  boy
Story:swimming in underwear,  little boy,  singing in a car,  telephone call,  woman crying,  abusive father,  boxer shorts,  crying woman,  van,  eating,  swimming,  f word,  telephone,  rifle,  drink,  camera,  computer,  urination,  food,  brother sister relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  violence,  kiss,  sex

Elephant (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Elephant (2003)

A day in the lives of a group of average teenage high school students. The film follows every character and shows their daily routines. However two of the students plan to do something that the student body won't forget. This is why Elephant (2003) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014).

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:school
Characters:photographer,  girl,  teacher,  boy
Story:teacher student relationship,  telephone call,  darkroom,  drunk driving,  high school,  pot smoking,  teenage girl,  photography,  teenage boy,  telephone,  classroom,  marijuana,  rifle,  camera,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  father son relationship,  violence

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Youth In Revolt (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Youth In Revolt (2009)

At 16, Nick Twisp is wry about his teen funk: he lives in Oakland with his sex-addled mother; his father's child support is her meal ticket. While camping in Ukiah, Nick meets Sheeni: for him, it's love at first sight. Nick has to figure out how to get his father a job in Ukiah, then how to get sent to live with his father, then how to get close to Sheeni, whose religious parents may want her sent away from temptation to a boarding school. There's also Sheeni's all-American boyfriend to contend with. Overwhelmed by the challenges, Nick's about to give up when he conjures an alter ego who whispers revolt into his ear. Nick is not altogether hapless, but can this end well? (Read More)

Locations:lake,  woods,  school
Characters:bible
Story:thanksgiving dinner,  telephone call,  divorced parents,  hiking,  thanksgiving,  family dinner,  boxer shorts,  high school,  loss of virginity,  grandmother grandson relationship,  pot smoking,  teenage sex,  teenage girl,  eating,  teenage boy,  f word,  marijuana,  lie,  computer,  urination,  food,  brother sister relationship,  coming of age,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  sex

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014)
Comedy, Drama

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015)

Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.

Themes:humiliation,  drinking
Locations:school
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:apple computer,  telephone call,  high school,  pot smoking,  class,  teenage girl,  eating,  single mother,  teenage boy,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  classroom,  marijuana,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  computer,  food,  song,  coming of age,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Hesher (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Hesher (2010)

T.J., a high school freshman, lost his mother two months before in a car accident: his father pops pills and sits on the couch; his grandmother holds things together, chatting and cooking. T.J. wants the car back from the salvage yard where the owner's son is a bully. By happenstance, Hesher, a foul-mouthed squatter, moves in with T.J's family. T.J. also meets Nicole, a grocery clerk near poverty who helps him once. Hesher involves T.J. in crime, the bully is omnipresent, mom's car is slipping away, dad has checked out, T.J. watches Nicole at work, and his grandma invites him to join her morning walk: the odds are long that T.J. can assemble a family to help him thrive. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:bicycle,  school
Characters:teacher,  boy,  singer
Story:singing in a car,  telephone call,  boxer shorts,  guitarist,  high school,  grandmother grandson relationship,  pot smoking,  class,  liar,  van,  eating,  teenage boy,  swimming,  f word,  guitar,  reference to jesus christ,  classroom,  marijuana,  beer,  lie,  drink,  urination,  food,  song,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence

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White Oleander (2002)
Drama

White Oleander (2002)

Astrid Magnussen is a 15 year old girl, living in California. Her mother, Ingrid, is a beautiful, free-spirited poet. Their life, though unusual, is satisfying until one day, a man named Barry Kolker (that her mother refers to at first as "The goat man") comes into their lives, and Ingrid falls madly in love with him, only to have her heart broken, and her life ruined. For revenge, Ingrid murders Barry with the deadly poison of her favourite flower: The White Oleander. She is sent to prison for life, and Astrid has to go through foster home after foster home. Throughout nearly a decade she experiences forbidden love, religion, near-death experiences, drugs, starvation, and how it feels to be loved. But throughout these years, she keeps in touch with her mother via letters to prison. And while Ingrid's gift is to give Astrid the power to survive, Astrid's gift is to teach her Mother about love. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  religion
Locations:school
Characters:bible,  christian,  photographer,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  singer
Story:check,  haircut,  high school,  class,  teenage girl,  single mother,  teenage boy,  swimming,  reference to jesus christ,  classroom,  reference to god,  beer,  drink,  computer,  brother sister relationship,  coming of age,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  sex,  violence,  kiss

Vozvrashchenie (2003)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Vozvrashchenie (2003)

Two teenage Russian boys have their father return home suddenly after being absent for 12 years. The father takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake in the north of Russia that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions. This is why Vozvrashchenie (2003) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014). (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:campfire,  lake,  woods
Characters:photographer,  boy
Story:telephone call,  hike,  abusive father,  hate,  eating,  teenage boy,  swimming,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  drink,  camera,  food,  coming of age,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  one word title

Mysterious Skin (2004) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014)
Drama, Mystery

Mysterious Skin (2004)

Brian Lackey is determined to discover what happened during an amnesia blackout when he was eight years old, and then later woke with a bloody nose. He believes he was abducted by aliens, and N. McCormick, a fellow player on Brian's childhood baseball team, may be the key as to exactly what happened that night. As Brian searches for the truth and tries to track him down, Neil McCormick takes up hustling and moves to New York, in attempts to forget childhood memories that haunt him. Together, the two of them uncover the terrible truth of the scars they share. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bicycle
Characters:photographer,  girl,  boy
Story:underage drinking,  little boy,  telephone call,  leaving home,  playing a video game,  target practice,  pot smoking,  graffiti,  teenage girl,  baseball,  single mother,  gay slur,  teenage boy,  marijuana,  birthday,  beer,  drink,  urination,  food,  brother sister relationship,  coming of age,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  kiss

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Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)
Drama, Horror, Romance

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)

Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  drinking
Locations:lake,  woods,  school
Characters:girl,  alcoholic,  teacher,  boy
Story:school bully,  telephone call,  vodka,  class,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  liar,  eating,  single mother,  swimming,  classroom,  beer,  lie,  drink,  urination,  food,  coming of age,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss

Conviction (2010)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Themes:divorce,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:school,  lake,  church
Characters:baby,  photographer,  girl,  boy
Story:high school,  single mother,  elementary school,  telephone call,  class,  liar,  eating,  classroom,  beer,  lie,  drink,  camera,  computer,  food,  brother sister relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence

The Wackness (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Wackness (2008)

Friendship, love, and coming of age in New York City, summer of 1994. Luke Shapiro has just graduated from high school, sells marijuana, and trades pot for therapy from a psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires. Luke is attracted to a classmate, Stephanie, who's out of his league and Squires' step-daughter. By July, he's hanging out with Stephanie, taking her on his rounds selling pot out of an ice-cream pushcart. Then things take a turn. In the background, Squires and his wife as well as Luke's parents are having their troubles. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:school,  lake,  bicycle
Characters:musician
Story:high school,  underage drinking,  telephone call,  graduation party,  reference to bob dylan,  playing a video game,  guitarist,  loss of virginity,  grandmother grandson relationship,  pot smoking,  graffiti,  teenage girl,  teenage boy,  swimming,  guitar,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  beer,  drink,  urination,  coming of age,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss,  sex

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The Great Debaters (2007) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014)
Biography, Drama, Romance

The Great Debaters (2007)

Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invitation to face Harvard University's national champions. The team of four, which includes a female student and a very young James Farmer, is tested in a crucible heated by Jim Crow, sexism, a lynch mob, an arrest and near riot, a love affair, jealousy, and a national radio audience. This is why The Great Debaters (2007) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014). (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:texas,  lake,  church
Characters:teacher,  singer
Story:teacher student relationship,  telephone call,  check,  sermon,  preacher,  class,  teenage girl,  teenage boy,  reference to jesus christ,  classroom,  rifle,  drink,  song,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  sex,  kiss

Mustang (2015)
Drama

Mustang (2015)

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:school
Characters:girl,  teacher,  singer
Story:teacher student relationship,  telephone call,  coming of age film,  shouting,  teenage girl,  football,  eating,  teenage boy,  telephone,  reference to god,  rifle,  drink,  written by director,  food,  song,  coming of age,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  violence,  kiss

Saved! (2004)
Comedy, Drama

Saved! (2004)

Mary is a senior at American Eagle Christian High School in suburban Baltimore. She considers herself born again, despite the fact that her rebirth was at age three. Her best girlfriends are two classmates that comprise the Christian Jewels band with her. Hilary Faye is the alpha Christian, who outwardly is perfect, especially in her connection to God. And Veronica is ethnic Vietnamese who was adopted and thus saved by a black Christian couple. A third is Tia, who is generally an outsider in her geek status but who aspires to be in this Christian clique. Also within their social circle solely out of necessity is Hilary Faye's older brother Roland, who has been in a wheelchair since age nine after falling out of a tree, and who, out of family obligation Hilary Faye transports everywhere including to/from school. Beyond that transportation, Roland and Hilary Faye generally have disdain for each other. One of Hilary Faye's God driven missions for the year is to save Cassandra, a Jewish girl new to the school, she who was expelled from her last school and is only attending a faith based school as a marginally better option than the alternative. Mary's world starts to fall apart just before the start of the school year when her boyfriend, Dean, admits to her that he thinks he is gay. Mary receives what she believes are messages from God, including one indirectly through Hilary Faye, leading to her thinking she can save Dean by having sex with him, God who will restore her spiritual virginity because of this act. The outcome is that Dean is sent away for conversion therapy and outed anyway, and Mary becomes pregnant, something she doesn't tell Dean or any of those closest to her, including her mother, Lillian. Her pregnancy affects how she treats another new student, Patrick - the son of Pastor Skip, the school's principal - the two who are attracted to each other. Beyond Mary trying to figure out what to do, Mary's Christian faith is tested by events around her because of Dean and/or her pregnancy, as well as by many Christians justifying what may be considered sins in having a higher Godly purpose, which she is unaware includes a relationship between her mother and married Pastor Skip. (Read More)

Themes:alcoholism,  divorce,  drinking,  religion,  marriage
Locations:school,  church
Characters:christian,  girl,  bible,  baby,  musician,  boy,  singer
Story:high school,  preaching,  target practice,  preacher,  loss of virginity,  graffiti,  teenage girl,  van,  teenage boy,  swimming,  reference to jesus christ,  classroom,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  computer,  song,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  sex,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  kiss

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Youth (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Youth (2015)

Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again. (Read More)

Themes:divorce
Locations:woods,  bicycle
Characters:photographer,  musician,  girl,  boy,  singer
Period:2010s
Story:telephone call,  haircut,  guitarist,  eating,  swimming,  f word,  telephone,  birthday,  reference to god,  lie,  written by director,  camera,  urination,  food,  song,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  kiss

Parenthood (1989) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014)
Comedy, Drama

Parenthood (1989)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

Themes:marriage
Locations:school
Story:little boy,  telephone call,  embarrassment,  grandmother grandson relationship,  teenage girl,  liar,  baseball,  single mother,  teenage boy,  birthday,  lie,  camera,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  kiss

Mommy (2014)
Drama

Mommy (2014)

Forty-six year old Diane Despres - "Die" - has been widowed for three years. Considered white trash by many, Die does whatever she needs, including strutting her body in front of male employers who will look, to make an honest living. That bread-winning ability is affected when she makes the decision to remove her only offspring, fifteen year old Steve Despres, from her previously imposed institutionalization, one step below juvenile detention. She institutionalized him shortly following her husband's death due to Steve's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and his violent outbursts. He was just kicked out of the latest in a long line of facilities for setting fire to the cafeteria, in turn injuring another boy. She made this decision to deinstitutionalize him as she didn't like the alternative, sending him into more restrictive juvenile detention from which he would probably never be rehabilitated. However, with this deinstitutionalization, she has to take care of him which means only being able to do home based work. Despite they always yelling expletives at each other and Steve sometimes demonstrating those violent tendencies toward her, Die and Steve truly do love each other, his emotions which are sometimes manifested as an Oedipus complex especially as he seems to need her complete attention most specifically when it is being directed at possible male suitors. Their lives, both individually and as a family, are affected with the entrance of two of their neighbors. The first is Paul, a lawyer, who does have that sexual interest in Die as he tries to help Steve through his legal problems. The second and more important is Kyla, who lives across the street with her husband Patrick and their adolescent daughter, they who are in transit in their life to wherever Patrick's job will take them. Kyla is a high school teacher on sabbatical as she deals with her own emotional issues, which are manifested in stuttering whenever she feels incapable of dealing with her life. Kyla may find that she needs the Despres as much as they need her. This is why Mommy (2014) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014). (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bicycle,  school
Characters:baby,  photographer,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  singer
Period:2010s
Story:telephone call,  year 2010,  shouting,  boxer shorts,  embarrassment,  crying woman,  high school,  liar,  van,  eating,  single mother,  gay slur,  teenage boy,  f word,  telephone,  birthday,  lie,  drink,  camera,  food,  song,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  one word title,  violence,  kiss

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The Ice Storm (1997)
Drama

The Ice Storm (1997)

In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her husband's lies. Their son, Paul, home for the holidays, escapes to the city to pursue an alluring rich girl from his prep school. And young, budding nymphomaniac, Wendy Hood roams the neighborhood, innocently exploring liquor cabinets and lingerie drawers of her friends' parents, looking for something new. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century. Things get bad... (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  religion,  marriage
Locations:school,  bicycle,  church
Characters:girl,  teacher,  boy
Story:thanksgiving,  telephone call,  liquor,  embarrassment,  high school,  teenage sex,  class,  teenage girl,  roommate,  football,  teenage boy,  classroom,  marijuana,  drink,  brother sister relationship,  coming of age,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss,  sex

August Rush (2007)
Drama, Music

August Rush (2007)

The story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:church,  school
Characters:baby,  musician,  girl,  boy,  singer
Story:telephone call,  guitarist,  class,  liar,  eating,  guitar,  beer,  lie,  drink,  food,  song,  singing,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss

Sleeping With Other People (2015) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:humiliation,  drinking,  marriage
Characters:teacher,  boy
Story:little boy,  telephone call,  year 2002,  reference to john lennon,  reference to the beatles,  reference to facebook,  embarrassment,  loss of virginity,  pot smoking,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  sex

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
Drama, Romance

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  drinking
Locations:school,  church
Characters:teacher,  photographer,  girl,  boy,  singer
Story:high school,  middle school,  teacher student relationship,  little boy,  telephone call,  stepbrother stepsister relationship,  teenage sex,  class,  teenage girl,  football,  eating,  gay slur,  teenage boy,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  classroom,  marijuana,  birthday,  reference to god,  drink,  written by director,  camera,  food,  brother sister relationship,  coming of age,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  sex

The Good Girl (2002)
Drama, Romance

The Good Girl (2002)

The plot revolves around a young married woman whose mundane life takes a turn for the worse when she strikes up a passionate and illicit affair with an oddball discount-store stock boy who thinks he's Holden Caulfield. This is why The Good Girl (2002) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014).

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:texas,  church
Characters:bible,  christian,  baby,  girl,  boy
Story:kissing while having sex,  hate,  liar,  swimming,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  beer,  lie,  drink,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss

Fish Tank (2009)
Drama

Fish Tank (2009)

Mia, an aggressive fifteen-year-old girl, lives on an Essex estate with her tarty mother, Joanne, and precocious little sister Tyler. She has been thrown out of school and is awaiting admission to a referrals unit and spends her days aimlessly. She begins an uneasy friendship with Joanne's slick boyfriend, Connor, who encourages her one interest, dancing. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:lake,  school
Characters:girl
Period:2000s
Story:underage drinking,  singing in a car,  telephone call,  leaving home,  vodka,  loss of virginity,  teenage girl,  single mother,  teenage boy,  beer,  drink,  urination,  coming of age,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss,  sex

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Le Passe (2013) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014)
Drama, Mystery

Le Passe (2013)

Coming back to accomplish the divorce procedure, Ahmad an Iranian man, arrives in Paris after four years to meet his ex-wife and her daughters from her previous marriage. He notices his ex is in a relationship with an Arab named Samir who also has a son and a wife in a coma. The relationship of the older daughter and her mother is in deterioration because the daughter thinks her mother is the cause of Samir's wife comatose state. The affairs get more complicated when the older daughter discloses something heinous she has done. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  marriage
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:telephone call,  remarriage,  year 2012,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  teenage girl,  liar,  eating,  single mother,  f word,  telephone,  lie,  urination,  food,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:alcoholism,  drunkenness,  drinking,  religion,  marriage
Locations:bicycle,  church
Characters:bible,  christian,  teacher,  boy
Story:little boy,  telephone call,  shot in sequence,  bowling,  class,  teenage boy,  swimming,  reference to jesus christ,  birthday,  reference to god,  drink,  computer,  food,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss

Happy-go-lucky (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Happy-go-lucky (2008)

Poppy Cross is happy-go-lucky. At 30, she lives in Camden: cheeky, playful, frank while funny, and talkative to strangers. She's a conscientious and exuberant primary-school teacher, flatmates with Zoe, her long-time friend; she's close to one sister, and not so close to another. In this slice of life story, we watch her take driving lessons from Scott, a dour and tightly-wound instructor, take classes in flamenco dance from a fiery Spaniard, encounter a tramp in the night, and sort out a student's aggressive behavior with a social worker's help. Along the way, we wonder if her open attitude puts her at risk of misunderstanding or worse. What is the root of happiness? (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:school,  lake,  bicycle
Characters:teacher,  boy,  singer
Story:elementary school,  teacher student relationship,  little boy,  telephone call,  shouting,  class,  eating,  classroom,  marijuana,  lie,  drink,  food,  song,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss

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Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009)
Drama, Mystery

Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009)

From July, 1913 to the outbreak of World War I, a series of incidents take place in a German village. A horse trips on a wire and throws the rider; a woman falls to her death through rotted planks; the local baron's son is hung upside down in a mill; parents slap and bully their children; a man is cruel to his long-suffering lover; another sexually abuses his daughter. People disappear. A callow teacher, who courts a nanny in the baron's household, narrates the story and tries to investigate the connections among these accidents and crimes. What is foreshadowed? Are the children holy innocents? God may be in His heaven, but all is not right with the world; the center cannot hold. This is why Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014). (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  drinking,  religion
Locations:bicycle,  church,  school
Characters:christian,  baby,  musician,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  singer
Story:church service,  teacher student relationship,  little boy,  thanksgiving,  family dinner,  love interest,  teenage girl,  eating,  single mother,  teenage boy,  classroom,  drink,  food,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  kiss,  sex

Another Year (2010) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

Themes:divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bicycle
Characters:baby
Story:telephone call,  reference to the beatles,  family dinner,  pot smoking,  football,  eating,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  reference to god,  beer,  drink,  computer,  urination,  food,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss

Young Adult (2011)
Comedy, Drama

Young Adult (2011)

Thirty-seven year old Mavis Gary seems incapable of happiness. She has had one failed marriage with no romance in her immediate horizon. She ghosts writes a young adult series of books, which has just been canceled due to low sales. She is in the process of writing the last book, with which she is having a mental block. She lives vicariously through Kendall Strickland, the teenaged female heroine in her books, as like Kendall she believes her high school years were the best years of her life when she was the prom queen. When she receives news that her high school beau, Buddy Slade, and his wife, Beth Slade, have just had their first child, Mavis takes it as a sign that she and Buddy are meant to be together. As such, she devises a false pretense to travel from her Minneapolis home back her her old hometown of Mercury, Minnesota to reclaim Buddy from Beth. As Mavis slyly or not so slyly does whatever she can to hang out with Buddy, even in Beth's company if need be, she also runs into another old high school colleague named Matt Freehauf. She barely remembers Matt until she is reminded that he was the "hate crime" kid i.e. he was beaten almost to death by the school jocks who believed he was gay (which he is not), which has left him among other things needing to walk with a brace. Matt ends up being Mavis' drinking buddy and confidante, Matt, in turn, who tries to be Mavis' voice of reason to get her out of her delusional state about Buddy and get a grip on reclaiming her life as a functioning adult. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:school,  woods
Characters:alcoholic,  baby,  singer
Story:high school,  little boy,  singing in a car,  telephone call,  boxer shorts,  hate,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  single mother,  gay slur,  f word,  guitar,  lie,  drink,  computer,  song,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss

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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Drama, Romance

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Two young men, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, meet when they get a job as sheep herders on Brokeback Mountain. They are at first strangers, then they become friends. Throughout the weeks, they grow closer as they learn more about each other. One night, after some heavy drinking, they find a deeper connection. They then indulge in a blissful romance for the rest of the summer. Unable to deal with their feelings for each other, they part ways at the end of the summer. Four years go by, and they each settle down, Ennis in Wyoming with his wife and two girls, and Jack in Texas with his wife and son. Still longing for each other, they meet back up, and are faced with the fact that they need each other. They undeniably need each other, and unsure of what to do, they start a series of "fishing trips", in order to spend time together. The relationship struggles on for years until tragedy strikes. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking,  marriage
Locations:texas,  campfire,  lake,  woods,  church
Characters:baby,  girl,  boy,  singer
Story:little boy,  telephone call,  remarriage,  thanksgiving,  loss of virginity,  pot smoking,  teenage girl,  liar,  eating,  swimming,  telephone,  marijuana,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  food,  song,  singing,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  kiss

Thirteen (2003)
Drama

Thirteen (2003)

At the edge of adolescence, Tracy is a smart straight-A student--if not a little naive (it seems...she smokes and she cuts to alleviate the emotional pain she suffers from having a broken home and hating her mom's boyfriend, Brady.) When she befriends Evie, the most popular and beautiful girl in school, Evie leads Tracy down a path of sex, drugs and petty crime (like stealing money from purses and from stores). As Tracy transforms herself and her identity, her world becomes a boiling, emotional cauldron fueled by new tensions between her and her mother--as well as, teachers and old friends. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:school
Characters:girl,  teacher
Story:underage drinking,  teacher student relationship,  telephone call,  growing up,  haircut,  class,  teenage girl,  liar,  van,  single mother,  teenage boy,  classroom,  marijuana,  lie,  drink,  brother sister relationship,  coming of age,  sex,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title,  kiss,  violence

Prime (2005) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Prime (2005)

In colorful, bustling modern-day Manhattan, Rafi Gardet, a beautiful 37-year-old photography producer reeling from a recent divorce, meets David Bloomberg, a handsome 23-year-old painter recently out of college. Rafi's therapist, Dr. Lisa Metzger, who is working to help Rafi overcome her fears of intimacy, finds out that Rafi's new lover is--unfortunately for Lisa--her only son, David. Both David and Rafi must contend with their 14-year age gap, vastly different backgrounds and the demands of David's traditional mother. Despite their intense attraction, the charmed couple soon realizes that vastly different ages and backgrounds create much conflict. A Jewish hip-hop lover and closet painter who still lives with his grandparents, David has little in common with Rafi--a non-practicing Catholic from a wealthy, broken family who travels in the sophisticated, high-end world of fashion. This is why Prime (2005) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014). (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  drinking,  religion,  marriage
Locations:church
Characters:baby,  photographer,  musician,  girl
Story:telephone call,  check,  liberal,  playing a video game,  thanksgiving,  embarrassment,  grandmother grandson relationship,  roommate,  photography,  baseball,  eating,  reference to jesus christ,  birthday,  beer,  lie,  drink,  camera,  food,  brother sister relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss,  sex

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We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

Eva Khatchadourian is trying to piece together her life following the "incident". Once a successful travel writer, she is forced to take whatever job comes her way, which of late is as a clerk in a travel agency. She lives a solitary life as people who know about her situation openly shun her, even to the point of violent actions toward her. She, in turn, fosters that solitary life because of the incident, the aftermath of which has turned her into a meek and scared woman. That incident involved her son Kevin Khatchadourian, who is now approaching his eighteenth birthday. Eva and Kevin have always had a troubled relationship, even when he was an infant. Whatever troubles he saw, Franklin, Eva's complacent husband, just attributed it to Kevin being a typical boy. The incident may be seen by both Kevin and Eva as his ultimate act in defiance against his mother. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:school
Characters:baby,  girl,  boy,  singer
Story:little boy,  telephone call,  video game,  playing a video game,  target practice,  high school,  liar,  eating,  teenage boy,  f word,  telephone,  birthday,  lie,  drink,  computer,  urination,  food,  song,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss,  violence

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  drinking
Locations:woods
Characters:teacher
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:telephone call,  iraq veteran,  year 2008,  drunk driving,  reference to barack obama,  kissing while having sex,  eating,  gay slur,  f word,  telephone,  reference to god,  rifle,  lie,  drink,  written by director,  food,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  violence

Mean Creek (2004)
Crime, Drama

Mean Creek (2004)

When Sam Merrick is beaten up by local bully George Tooney, Sam's older brother Rocky and his friends Clyde and Marty plan to pretend it's Sam's birthday to "invite" George on a boat trip in which they would dare him to strip naked, jump in the lake, and run home naked. But when Sam, his girlfriend Millie, Rocky, and Clyde see George as not much of a bad guy, they want to call off the plan, but Marty refuses. Will the plan go ahead as planned? (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:lake,  woods,  bicycle,  school
Characters:teacher
Story:birthday,  school bully,  underage drinking,  teacher student relationship,  drunk driving,  target practice,  liar,  gay slur,  teenage boy,  marijuana,  beer,  lie,  drink,  urination,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  violence,  kiss

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Election (1999) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Election (1999)

Tracy Flick is running unopposed for this year's high school student election. But school civics teacher Jim McAllister has a different plan. Partly to establish a more democratic election, and partly to satisfy some deep personal anger toward Tracy, Jim talks popular varsity football player Paul Metzler to run for president as well. Chaos ensues. (Read More)

Themes:divorce,  religion,  marriage
Locations:bicycle,  school
Characters:teacher,  girl
Story:football,  blonde woman,  teacher student relationship,  high school,  teenage sex,  kissing while having sex,  class,  teenage girl,  teenage boy,  blonde,  urination,  brother sister relationship,  coming of age,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  kiss

Doubt (2008)
Drama, Mystery

Doubt (2008)

It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the school's strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear-based discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James, a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequences. This is why Doubt (2008) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014). (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  religion
Locations:school,  bicycle,  church
Characters:bible,  christian,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  singer
Story:elementary school,  teacher student relationship,  telephone call,  liberal,  sermon,  embarrassment,  class,  liar,  eating,  classroom,  lie,  food,  song,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title

Crazy Heart (2009)
Drama, Music, Romance

Crazy Heart (2009)

Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can't help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. (Read More)

Themes:alcoholism,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:texas
Characters:alcoholic,  singer,  photographer,  musician
Story:houston texas,  little boy,  telephone call,  bowling,  country music,  guitarist,  eating,  guitar,  drink,  camera,  food,  song,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex

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Killer Joe (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Killer Joe (2011)

Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris, a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, the ex-husband of Chris' mother, they decide to hire Joe Cooper (a contract killer) who also happens to be a police detective. The plan is that the money will go to Chris' sister Dottie. However due to the size of the contract fee, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:texas,  church
Characters:alcoholic,  baby
Story:telephone call,  loss of virginity,  pot smoking,  hate,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  teenage girl,  eating,  f word,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  marijuana,  birthday,  reference to god,  beer,  lie,  drink,  blonde,  urination,  food,  brother sister relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex,  violence

Varsity Blues (1999) is one of the best movies like Boyhood (2014)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Varsity Blues (1999)

In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion. The head coach is deified, as long as the team is winning and 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the gridiron every Friday night. In his 35th year as head coach, Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight) is trying to lead his West Canaan Coyotes to their 23rd division title. When star quarterback Lance Harbor (Paul Walker) suffers an injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup under the questionable leadership of John Moxon (James Van Der Beek), a second-string quarterback with a slightly irreverent approach to the game. "Varsity Blues" explores our obsession with sports and how teenage athletes respond to the extraordinary pressures places on them. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  religion
Locations:texas,  school
Characters:christian,  girl,  teacher,  boy
Story:van,  football,  high school,  class,  teenage girl,  teenage boy,  classroom,  beer,  rifle,  drink,  coming of age,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  sex,  kiss

Adams Aebler (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Adams Aebler (2005)

Ivan is a priest in a rural church known for the apples that grow on a large tree in front. He's odd: seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, in denial about personal facts, and convinced he's at war with Satan. The rectory is a half-way house for recently paroled convicts. Adam arrives for 12 weeks, a large, tough neo-Nazi, first baffled by Ivan's thick-headed optimism, then angry. He vows to break Ivan's faith. Meanwhile, in exasperation at Ivan's insistence, Adam sets a personal goal: to bake an apple pie. All goes awry for the tree: crows, worms, lightening. The Book of Job gives Adam perverse insight, and his hooligan mates provide the resolution's spring. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  religion
Locations:bicycle,  church
Characters:bible,  alcoholic,  christian,  singer
Story:little boy,  sermon,  van,  gay slur,  telephone,  birthday,  reference to god,  rifle,  drink,  urination,  song,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence

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