Movies like December Boys

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December Boys (2007)
 6.5
 12K
December Boys (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: For many years, four teenage orphans at an Australian outback convent have watched their younger comrades find new parents, and realize that they may never be adopted. The Reverend Mother sends the four boys away on a seaside vacation, where they meet Teresa and Fearless, a couple who would make perfect parents. The youths compete with one another to be the one Teresa and Fearless decide to adopt.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, harsh, stylized, realistic, feel good, nostalgic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, friendship, orphan, best friends, orphanage, male friendship, rivalry, youth, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, beach, coming of age, friendship between men, summer vacation, teenage crush, sea, teenager, teenage boy, group of friends, male bonding, confession, summer camp, friends, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 2000s, 1930s, 70s ...
Place: australia, south australia, tasmania, england, london, paris france, tokyo

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Most similar movies to December Boys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and serious films with plots about friendship, love and romance, bittersweet, romance, storytelling, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like December Boys: Life in a Year (2020), Now Is Good (2012), The Choice (2016), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Flirting (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Life in a Year (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A 17 year old finds out that his girlfriend is dying, so he sets out to give her an entire life, in the last year she has left.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, clever, romantic
Plot: couple relations, life philosophy, best friends, loneliness, youth, teenage life, nerd, teenager, terminal illness, dying, friends, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 34K
Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: emotional, sad, heartbreaking, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, cancer, teenage love, fighting illness, dying, youth, teenager, last wish, dealing with death, first sex, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 38K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: romantic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fall in love, love, love and romance, couple relations, couples, true love, destiny, romance, moral dilemma, love triangle, medical student, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, year 1989, year 1946
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, first love, friendship, high school, adolescence, high school life, suicide, teenager, teenagers, hopes ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, first love, fall in love, teenage life, youth, teenager, cancer, love and romance, dealing with death, adolescence, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 6K
Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, forbidden love, teenage love, opposites attract ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: australia, kenya, paris france, uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Cider House Rules (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: abortion, incest, orphan, nurse, coming of age, orphanage, coming-of-age, romance, love and romance, first love, farm, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of age feature, set in a New South Wales country town in the 1960s, about a 15 year-old boy. It follows his loves and how he copes with life's problems such as death and departure.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, coming of age, friendship, discrimination, first love, family relations, pregnancy, locket, teenage life, bittersweet, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.7
 8K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 13K
Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, haunted by the past, mother, power of love, mother daughter relationship, beautiful scenery, dying, death of mother, wedding, death, friendship, women ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, coming of age, school, love and romance, youth, family relations, best friends, parents and children, friends, high school life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 3K
The Italian (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, harsh ...
Plot: orphanage, orphan, adoption, youth, family relations, self discovery, hopes, parents and children, russian, friendship, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s, 70s
Place: russia, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 144K
One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: emotional, sentimental, romantic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, best friends in love, opposites attract, male female friendship, love, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ambition, social differences, couples, friends, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: london, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 5K
Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, teenage life, love affair, depression, beach, youth, coming out, dysfunctional family, romance, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, brittany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Raising Victor Vargas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film follows Victor, a Lower East Side teenager, as he deals with his eccentric family, including his strict grandmother, his bratty sister, and a younger brother who completely idolizes him. Along the way he tries to win the affections of Judy, ...
Style: touching, semi serious, harsh, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, family relations, teenage life, wooing, love and romance, youth, couples, urban ghetto, fall in love, sexual relations, family life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, dominican republic, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Stealing Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Billy Wyatt (Harmon), a former high school and minor-league baseball baseball player receives a telephone call from his mother revealing that his former child-sitter, and later in his teens, his first love, Katie Chandler (Foster), has died. Wyatt ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, suicide, bittersweet, aging, love, love and romance, youth, prom, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s
Place: philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, middle age romance, hotel, parents and children, infidelity, couples, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, love story, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.4
 36K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, first love, teenagers, teen romance, terminal illness, teenage life, high school, love, romance, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, lgbt child, friendship, coming of age, youth, first love, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, couples, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Summer of '42 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Silent as a painting, the movie shows us day-dreamer Hermie and his friends Oscy and Benjie spending the summer of '42 on an US island with their parents - rather unaffected by WWII. While Oscy's main worries are the when and how of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, world war two, island, beach house, sex on the beach, sexual frustration, soldier, americana, obsession, beach, summer vacation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 60s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, romance, true love, first love, fall in love, teen romance, terminal illness, youth, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, depressing, intense ...
Plot: aids, lgbt, self discovery, love triangle, gay, romance, hopes, gay relationship, loneliness, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, ohio, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: graduation, coming of age, friendship, small town, jealousy, american dream, self discovery, high school prom, older woman younger man relationship, christmas, youth, high school graduation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952, year 1951 ...
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.
Style: sexy, touching, contemplative, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, coming of age, love affair, hippie, family relations, summer vacation, bittersweet, adultery, couples, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: new york, usa, woodstock, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 235
Moondance (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The close relationship between two fun-loving brothers comes under threat when a beautiful, sensitive girl arrives on the scene. As the younger brother comes of age, the inevitable jealousy, confusion, rivalry and lust place their brotherly love in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sexual, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, coming of age, love triangle, friendship, family relations, couples, friends, loss of virginity, love and romance, youth, romance, young lovers ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, germany, dublin ireland, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Man in the Moon (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, coming-of-age, first love, corporal punishment, love triangle, twins, rain, pregnancy, small town, sibling relationship, skinny dipping, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 43
Vernie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama - Sean, a young thirty-something coffee shop owner, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. He desperately wants to have a baby before he dies, and asks his best friend Kristy to bear his child. - John Riedlinger, Amy Colon, Patrick Coyle
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, pregnancy, terminal illness, tragic hero, family problems, couples, best friends, hopes, romance, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, female friendship, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, youth, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, rivalry, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, california, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, teachers and students, love and romance, love, school, couples, family problems, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%