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The Misfortunates (2009)
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The Misfortunates (2009)
Original name: De helaasheid der dingen
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, epic, disturbing, uplifting, odd
Audience: teen drama
Plot: youth, uncle nephew relationship, family relations, family life, siblings relations, male nudity, teenage life, eccentric family, drug addiction, friendship between men, drugs, addiction, alcohol abuse, large family, traumatic childhood, little boy, parents and children, lifestyle, coming of age, writer's life, bittersweet, artists and showbiz, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, coming of age, teenage life, family life and siblings relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Misfortunates: With Friends Like These (2007), The Best Things in the World (2010), Two-Bit Waltz (2014), Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014), The Summer of Flying Fish (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
With Friends Like These (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Black Kelly gets back from New York, she discovers that more has changed than just her hair color while she's been away. Frederic found himself a girlfriend and plans to move. Kurt and Blonde Kelly live together with their one-year-old ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: best friends, youth, friendship, human nature, friends, homecoming, snobbism, social relations, twentysomething life, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), swimming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, brussels, europe
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The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, family relations, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, gender, teenage life, gay interest, father son relationship, lgbt, gay, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Suspension from school, the loss of a friend, a broken heart and lack of inspiration lead to Maude's downfall in this romp through teenage error. Your teenage years are never easy… but for Maude, things couldn't be worse. Within one ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, teenage life, family relations, teenage love, family life, love and romance, family problems, eccentric family, parents and children, best friends, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Papa Was Not a Rolling Stone (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1980s. Stéphanie grows up in La Courneuve, on the outskirts of Paris, in a home where her mother is rarely there and her step-father is brutal. She quickly decides to escape her morose everyday life. Thanks to her grandmother's love, ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, society, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, friendship, dysfunctional family, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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The Summer of Flying Fish (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Manena is the headstrong adolescent daughter of Pancho, a rich Chilean landowner who devotes his vacation to one thing : the invasion of his artificial lagoon by carps. While he employs increasingly radical methods, Manena has her first romantic ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, parents and children, youth, family relations, teenage life, countryside, siblings relations, landowner, fish, animal abuse, coming of age, lake ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
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Pieces of Me (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crazy father old before his time, a tyrannical, sick mother, a sister who disappeared four years ago and me, Erell, who films everything, all the time... A fine family portrait. I live in the same town I've always lived in. You're born ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: youth, parents and children, teenage life, family life, coming of age, unfulfillment, bittersweet, mother daughter relationship, illness, sister sister relationship, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family's life in perspective ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, black cast, black man, gangsters, large family, terminal illness, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, Netherlands, France, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Delia, a young Romanian girl, comes to Bucharest with her parents to collect a prize she has won in a contest organized by a soft-drinks company. The prize is a beautiful new car. All Delia has to do now is appear in front of the camera in a ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: hopes, youth, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, moral dilemma, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, small town, lottery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
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64%
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True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, mumblecore ...
Plot: youth, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, on the road, friends, family relations, buddies, wilderness, skinny dipping, male nudity, naked in public ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
My Year Without Sex (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tender story from Australia highlights the realistic ups and downs of an Australian family in the year following a parent's emergency medical procedure.
Style: uplifting, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, couple relations, couples, lifestyle, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, adolescence vs adulthood, family life, family in crisis, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: australia
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The First Beautiful Thing (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The film tells the story of the Michelucci family, from the nineteen-seventies to the present day: the central character is the stunningly beautiful Anna, the lively, frivolous and sometimes embarrassing mother of Bruno and Valeria. Everything ...
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: mother son relationship, family relations, femme fatale, mother, parents and children, homecoming, family life, small town, terminal illness, power relations, empire, traumatic childhood ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Israel
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 16 years old Shlomi lives with his restless mother, his soldier brother and their ill grandfather. Although not doing well in school, Shlomi is a gifted cook and takes care of most household chores. One day, the school's principal finds out ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: high school, prodigy, teenage life, dysfunctional family, self discovery, youth, family life, parents and children, teenage love, fall in love, human nature, mathematics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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Kick'n Rush (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around Jakob, Bo and Mikkel - three friends who spend their days lusting over unattainable women and engaging in a variety of illegal activities (i.e. they'll rent a movie and then break into a house to watch it). After ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, teens
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Time: contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
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Daddy Longlegs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After months of living a solitary existence, Lenny, 34, picks up his kids from school. Every year he spends a couple of weeks with his sons Sage, 9, and Frey, 7. Lenny hosts his kids within a midtown studio apartment in New York City. During these ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Tru Confessions (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, chick flick, pre-teens
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Chubby (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Empty Nest (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Empty Nest tells the story of a couple who have to struggle to find themselves after their children grow up and move out. It starts out as a fairly simple story of a couple but becomes complicated by a series of events that may or may not be ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
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Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching, humorous
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Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
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Growing Op (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, light, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch, young heroes, dysfunctional family, family problems, kids in trouble, estrangement, parents and children, teenage life, heist ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One early morning, at the beginning of a very hot summer, Mariano, a sixteen-year-old teenager, returns home, jumps into the pool and does some laps with a stopwatch. Then he gets out and mows the lawn, where he accidentally cuts the mower’s power ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, disturbing, humorous, offbeat
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Short Skin (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ever since he was a child, the seventeen-yearold Edoardo has suffered from a malformation of the foreskin that stops him from masturbating and makes him insecure and ill at ease with girls. Shut up in his sexless microcosm, Edoardo reacts with ...
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, anxiety, sexuality, teenage boy, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, masturbation, surgery, misfit, youth, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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Plot: youth, coming of age, dysfunctional family, friendship, family life, parents and children, family problems, prodigy, eccentric family, hopes, society, friends ...
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Latin Lover (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The five daughters of a famous actor, all from different mothers and different nationalities, get together on the 10th anniversary of his death for a celebration of his career.
Style: touching, tragicomedy, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: italy
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55%
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Cookie (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Adeline's Chinese housekeeper suddenly disappears, leaving behind a little boy who doesn't speak a word of French. Helped by her sister, she takes care of the child and proceeds to locate the mother.
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: family outing
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Place: europe, france
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You'll Be a Man (2013)
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Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
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Place: france
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The Strange Little Cat (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: It is a Saturday in autumn, and Karin and Simon are visiting their parents and youngest sister Clara. This family gathering provides the occasion for a dinner together, at which other relatives appear over the course of the day. While the family ...
Style: semi serious, touching, clever, realistic, humorous
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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