Movies like The Chosen 1981

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The Chosen (1981)
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a secular father, raised to question everything around him, including his religion. A moving coming of age story.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative, nostalgic, dramatic, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, earnest, reflective ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, teenage life, youth, friends, family relations, clergy, parents and children, interracial relations, society, jewish, judaism, father son relationship, religion, teenager, baseball, racial slur, orthodox jew, rabbi, jewish culture, eyeglasses, jews, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about friendship, youth, friends, coming of age, family relations, parents and children and society mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Chosen: Stolen Summer (2002), School Ties (1992), Two Bits (1995), Local Color (2006), Just a Dream (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, rabbi, school, parents and children, religions or cults, youth, clergy, catholicism, society, afterlife, judaism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: anti semitism, high school, friendship, coming of age, football, boarding school life, preparatory school, working class, sport, society, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, israel, boston
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Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, friends, family relations, haunted by the past, friendship, teenage life, family life, youth, self discovery, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
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68%
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Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, family relations, parents and children, unsupportive parent, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, coming of age, painter, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
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68%
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Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friends, friendship, obsession, family relations, social relations, youth, family life, interracial relations, coming of age, small town ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
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68%
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, couples, teenage life, teachers and students, parents and children, down on your luck, performer's life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, california
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66%
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The Tic Code (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: jazz, disability, music, family problems, family life, hopes, fall in love, love and romance, parents and children, musician's life, artists and showbiz, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
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65%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, friends, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, love and romance, friendship, human nature, single parent, culture clash, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
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64%
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Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, against the odds, lifestyle, musician's life, youth, working class, music band, society, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, sentimental, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, wilderness, fishing, childhood, americana, generation gap, self discovery, family relations, coming of age, friendship, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Old Enough (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, class differences, friends, youth, teenage life, hopes, rich and poor, social differences, urban, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Education of Little Tree (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life.
Style: touching, uplifting, scenic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: culture clash, starting over, society, racism, grandfather grandson relationship, native american, orphan, coming of age, life, courage, segregation, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: appalachia, tokyo
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63%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, friendship, family relations, wartime life, society, culture clash, youth, working class, best friend, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe
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63%
Off the Black (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nick Nolte) gets a younger friend (Trevor Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, parents and children, high school, sport team, family relations, high school life, youth, reunion, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, aging ...
Time: contemporary
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Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, life is a bitch, hopes, friends, family relations, social relations, human nature, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, bullying, family relations, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, bittersweet, friends, understanding, alcohol abuse, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Little Traitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old ...
Style: sentimental, touching, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, rebellion, military, soldier, friends, state affairs, british military, man boy relationship, child protagonist, child as main character, young heroes, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947, year 1977
Place: israel, middle east, london, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, social differences, racism, youth, lacrosse, parents and children, friends, family relations, social relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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62%
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Standing Up (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, summer camp, self discovery, youth, parents and children, family, family relations, on the road, child's point of view, coming of age, prank, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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61%
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Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nanny, parents and children, eviction, liberal, haunted by the past, family relations, holocaust survivor, religions or cults, mentally challenged, jewish, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, antwerp, belgium, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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White Mama (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy, and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her companionship and protection, and she becomes the mother he never had
Style: realistic, sincere, uplifting, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: elderly, eviction, interracial relations, friendship, neighborhood, survival, poor, youth, friends, urban ghetto, teenage life, golden years ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Foxes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, gloomy, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, alcohol abuse, hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, parents and children, graphic violence, youth, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Cure (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, best friends, aids, loss of son, coming of age, bittersweet, hopes, friends, family relations, cure, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, new orleans, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: touching, feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, friendship, ambition, human spirit, teenage life, against the odds, adventure, family, teenage love, youth, underdog, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Snow in August (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a world filled with hatred, their only hope was magic. Believe and anything can happen.
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, emotional, serious ...
Plot: racism, culture clash, friendship, life is a bitch, anti semitism, youth, human spirit, rabbi, injustice, haunted by the past, vengeance, bittersweet ...
Place: new york, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Bones (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The heart breaking coming of age story of four teens growing up in 1989 blue collar New York, and the bond that would tie them together for life.
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, coming of age, friendship, manslaughter, drug use, crime and punishment, society, chaos and mayhem, friends, drive by shooting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona, The Lords of Flatbush is a low budget film starring Perry King, Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone (who also wrote additional dialog). Set in the late 1950s, the coming-of-age story follows four ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, gang, coming of age, self discovery, human nature, goofy hero, buddies, friends, parents and children, wedding, gangs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, talky, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: small town, world war two, friendship, couples, family relations, parents and children, social relations, single parent, woman in danger, prejudice, telephone operator, gossip ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, teenage life, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, parents and children, dealing with death, family relations, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, self discovery, haunted by the past, human nature, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%