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Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
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Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married teacher and CJ confronts her conflicted father, both struggle with formidable decisions about the path their lives will take. Can we vault our differences and meet in the middle? This bittersweet comic drama tenderly explores the cultural divide in America through the lives of one extended family.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, pregnancy, youth, family relations, love and romance, dull life, hopes, road not taken, society, small town life, death in the family, small town, coming of age, culture clash, americana, wooing, funeral
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, youth, society, coming of age, hopes, teenage life and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Lebanon, Pa.: Virgin (2003), Due East (2002), Face (2002), Expecting Amish (2014), Bilal's Stand (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, social relations, youth, clergy, life is a bitch, parents and children, social misfits, love and romance, small town, couples, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary
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Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
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Place: detroit, usa
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All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, stylized
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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60%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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58%
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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: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
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57%
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Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: family relations, small town, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance, friends, social relations, friendship, society, impossible love, misfit, unemployment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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56%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
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55%
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The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
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54%
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Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, sincere ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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52%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
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Place: usa
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50%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
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45%
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43%
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
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42%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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42%
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41%
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39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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38%
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Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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35%