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My Mother's Castle (1990)
 7.6
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My Mother's Castle (1990)
Original name: Le château de ma mère
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: My Mother's Castle (Le chateau de ma mere) is a sequel and companion piece to My Father's Glory (La Gloire de Mon Pere), both based on the childhood recollections of Marcel Pagnol. Like its predecessor, the movie explores the adventures of the young Marcel (Julien Ciamaca) during his summers at the family summer home in Provence.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, talky, emotional, nostalgic, affectionate, reflective, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: school, family relations, countryside, weekend, apprentice, couples, friendship, couple relations, parents and children, understanding, provence, childhood, teacher, adventure, family drama, character study, youth, magic, destiny, photograph, hospital, love, christmas, dog, prison ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe, france, marseille, marseille provence, paris france, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and semi serious films with plots about bittersweet, family relations, mentor, love and romance, loneliness, friendship and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like My Mother's Castle: My Father's Glory (1990), The Adventures of Felix (2000), Valentin (2002), Autumn Tale (1998), The Party (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Father's Glory (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: French adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's memoirs of his childhood in the countryside, early in the century.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: countryside, provence, friendship, teacher, family relations, summer, hill, coming of age, friends, native, loud, young heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 90s, 1890s ...
Place: france, europe, marseille, marseille provence, paris france ...
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95%
The Adventures of Felix (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A charming comedy about going on a rather long walk. Félix is a laid-back guy living in the bleak northern coastal town of Dieppe. He lives happily with his lover Daniel and is a soap opera enthusiast and HIV-positive. After losing his job, Félix ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: gay teenager, unemployment, friendship, parents and children, youth, society, family relations, road trip, estrangement, self discovery, on the road, search for father ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, marseille, normandy, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
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Valentin (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Valentin, a 9-year-old boy living with his grandmother in late-1960s Buenos Aires, believes his family has problems that only he can solve. The youngster dreams of being reunited with his mother, who's separated from Valentin's abusive ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, sweet, lyrical ...
Plot: friendship, astronaut, dysfunctional family, parents and children, misfit, family problems, elementary school, unfulfillment, loneliness, little boy, family relations, secret life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 4K
Autumn Tale (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Magali (Béatrice Romand), forty-something, is a winemaker and a widow: she loves her work but feels lonely. Her friends Rosine (Alexia Portal) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière) both want secretly to find a husband for Magali.
Style: semi serious, touching, melancholic, witty, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, wine, romance, starting over, matchmaking, midlife crisis, human nature, parents and children, wedding, women, french countryside, kick-butt women ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, southern france, south of france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Party (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Le Boum is the story of a 13-year-old French girl dealing with moving to a new city and school in Paris, while at the same time her parents are getting a divorce.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, puberty, parents and children, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, family problems, family life, crumbling marriage, infidelity, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: france, paris france, normandy, tokyo, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Housekeeper (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, harsh, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, human nature, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, self discovery, starting over, couple relations, fall in love, father daughter relationship, family drama ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Whole Wide World (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on her acclaimed autobiographical book, THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, writers, teacher, bittersweet, romance, fall in love, introspection, couple relations, couples, creator, friends, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new mexico, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 9K
My Old Lady (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, family relations, elderly, aging, disorder, parents and children, society, lie, apartment, writers, real estate, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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A Tale of Springtime (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. The first in Eric Rohmer's Four Seasons series, Conte de printemps (A Tale In Springtime) is the story of an introverted young girl (Florence Darel) just reaching adulthood who takes ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: philosopher, friendship, vacation, cousin cousin relationship, family relations, youth, parents and children, romance, hopes, mischievous children, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, tokyo, california, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 25K
Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: poet, letter, tragic love, romance, couple relations, love affair, couples, poetry, male female relationship, friendship, writer's life, fighting illness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, rome italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 4K
Happenstance (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: How, thanks to what's known as the "Butterfly theory" (a random series of unlinked events), can a young woman and a young man meet?
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: destiny, coincidence, chaos, love and romance, couple relations, couples, chance meeting, museum, stranger, old woman, chaos and mayhem, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Kings & Queen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Nora Cotterelle, a woman in her 30s is caring for her ill father, Louis Jenssens. While Nora tries to present a facade that all is well with her life, she is twice divorced and has a son, Elias, whose father is dead. Nora's present relationship ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, terminal illness, parents and children, couple relations, destiny, couples, single parent, musician's life, love and romance, life is a bitch, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Crazy Stranger (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, village, self discovery, couple relations, love and romance, obsessive quest, gypsy, lifestyle, family relations, dialogue, beautiful scenery, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, france, europe, paris france, bucharest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The Charles Dickens story of Nicholas Nickleby, a young boy in search of a better life for his recently torn-apart family. A young compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his coldheartedly grasping ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, exploitation, rescue, boarding school, fall in love, vengeance, siblings relations, youth, danger, family reunited, family relations, exploit ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, victorian england, 1850s ...
Place: london, europe, yorkshire, liverpool, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Look at Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is the story of human beings who know exactly what they'd do if they were somebody else, but can't handle being themselves very well, who are very simply struggling to find out who they are.
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, stylized, lyrical ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, music, family problems, couples, writer's life, arrogance, father daughter relationship, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Little Romance (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young American girl and a young French boy meet in Paris and fall in love, with the assistance of an old man and his stories.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, missing child, teenage girl, bridge, teen angst, romance, bittersweet, cons and scams, couple relations, teenage life, fall in love, fugitives ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, venice, france, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Monsieur Ibrahim is a story about a young Jewish boy in Paris who meets an old Muslim Turkish grocery store owner. The film touches the themes of friendship and love as the old man is a father figure to the boy as he teaches him of the Koran. The ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, muslim, generation gap, koran, family relations, man boy relationship, self discovery, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, switzerland, greece, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 9K
Toast (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir, 'Toast' is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. Nigel's mother was always a poor cook, but her chronic asthma and ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, sincere, touching, humorous ...
Plot: chef, cooking and food, cooking, teenage life, maid, parents and children, self discovery, youth, lifestyle, family problems, homosexual, stepmother stepson relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 59K
In Her Shoes (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: lawyer, party, audition, dysfunctional family, couple relations, self discovery, family values, wedding, family relations, law firm, job seeking, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, florida, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
My Life So Far (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son, and his older sister. Through the household comes a number of suitors ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, coming of age, family relations, estate, inventor, master and servant, love and romance, society, couples, palaces castles and temples, human nature, fall in love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Music from Another Room (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: destiny, fall in love, family relations, romance, parents and children, love and romance, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, family drama, single father, life philosophy, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 28K
Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, rabbit, family relations, first love, snobbism, lifestyle, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, success, unsupportive parent, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
It's Easier for a Camel... (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As a little girl, Federica fantasized about having beautiful long hair that would grow back as soon as she cut it, about never-ending cones of cotton candy and about countless adventures that took her to the far side of the world. Now a charming ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, social differences, couples, love and romance, parents and children, midlife crisis, father daughter relationship, wealth, ex lover, dying, death of father, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sri lanka, india, africa, atlantic ocean, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, teenage pregnancy, couple relations, youth, grownups, becoming an adult, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, parenthood, pregnancy ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Lawless Heart (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a gay restaurant owner
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, dealing with death, gay, friendship, adultery, sex, eccentricity, bittersweet, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, france, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The film begins in a flashback from the titular character, Antoine. We are introduced to his fixation with female hairdressers which began at a young age. The film uses flashbacks throughout and there are frequent parallels drawn with the past. We ...
Style: sexy, sexual, offbeat, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: obsession, fall in love, family relations, hairdresser, suicide, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfillment, youth, couples, destructive relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
On a Clear Day (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After decades of laboring as a Glasgow shipbuilder, Frank Redmond, a no-nonsense 55-year-old working-class man, suddenly finds himself laid off. For the first time in his life, he is without a job or a sense of direction, and he's too proud to ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, swimming, working class, hopes, self discovery, down on your luck, couple relations, marriage, human nature, parents and children, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: english channel, scotland, europe, britain, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 22K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, parents and children, introspection, couple relations, family life, couples, romance, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, alienation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 12K
Hope and Glory (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: British writer/director John Boorman (The Emerald Forest) draws us into an astonishing and exhilarating portrait of his own childhood, set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the onset of WWII. Seven-year-old Billy Rohan (Sebastian Rice ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, talky ...
Plot: wartime, war, world war two, soldier, family relations, mischievous children, danger, youth, teenage life, wartime life, siblings relations, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, london, europe, britain, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 169K
About a Boy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: single parent, mentor, friendship, single father, dysfunctional family, coming of age, couples, age difference, depression, singleness, family problems, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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