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Toni Erdmann (2016), Lymelife (2008), Running with Scissors (2006), Palo Alto (2013), The Squid and the Whale (2005), Stuck in Love. (2012), The Wackness (2008) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

Toni Erdmann (2016)

Toni Erdmann (2016)

7.4/10 Comedy, Drama

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

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Lymelife (2008)

Lymelife (2008)

6.9/10 Comedy, Drama, Romance

A family unit begins to bow under the pressure of a failing marriage.

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Running with Scissors (2006)

Running with Scissors (2006)

6.2/10 Comedy, Drama

Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.

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Palo Alto (2013)

Palo Alto (2013)

6.2/10 Drama

The life and struggles of a group of adolescents living in Palo Alto.

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The Squid and the Whale (2005)

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

7.3/10 Comedy, Drama

Follows two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

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Stuck in Love. (2012)

Stuck in Love. (2012)

7.2/10 Comedy, Drama, Romance

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

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The Wackness (2008)

The Wackness (2008)

7.0/10 Comedy, Drama, Romance

It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop. Set against this backdrop, a lonely teenager named Luke Shapiro spends his last summer before university selling marijuana throughout New York City, trading it with his unorthodox psychotherapist for treatment, while having a crush on his stepdaughter.

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Chronicle (2012)

Chronicle (2012)

7.0/10 Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction

Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

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Roger Dodger (2002)

Roger Dodger (2002)

6.9/10 Comedy, Drama

After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.

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Youth in Revolt (2009)

Youth in Revolt (2009)

6.4/10 Comedy, Drama, Romance

While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity.

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Breathe In (2013)

Breathe In (2013)

6.4/10 Drama, Romance

When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.

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Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)

Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)

5.2/10 Adventure, Drama, Romance

In this sequel to The Blue Lagoon (1980), two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become suntanned teenagers in love.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

7.7/10 Comedy, Romance, Drama

High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

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Husbands and Wives (1992)

Husbands and Wives (1992)

7.5/10 Comedy, Drama, Romance

When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their own marriage.

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Ghost World (2001)

Ghost World (2001)

7.3/10 Comedy, Drama

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

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An Education (2009)

An Education (2009)

7.3/10 Drama

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

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Revolutionary Road (2008)

Revolutionary Road (2008)

7.3/10 Drama, Romance

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.

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The Virgin Suicides (1999)

The Virgin Suicides (1999)

7.2/10 Drama, Romance

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid 1970s.

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Winter's Bone (2010)

Winter's Bone (2010)

7.2/10 Drama, Mystery

An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

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Steve Jobs (2015)

Steve Jobs (2015)

7.2/10 Biography, Drama

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

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The Road (2009)

The Road (2009)

7.2/10 Drama

In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea.

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